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Active Travel Tours Owner

Kevin Purdy

Tour Host: Specializing in Active Travel

Background

Kevin has over 25 years experience as a group travel leader and a lifetime of travel experience.  He is a retired physical education, reading & writing teacher who garnered numerous accolades and awards including: National Board Certification, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, State Congressional Teaching Award, and a nomination for Colorado Teacher of the Year Award.

As a writer, Kevin has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is currently the featured writer in three blogs and is a frequent guest blogger on other sites.

Kevin’s travel experience is lengthy and varied. He has been a tour guide leader on dozens of trips to locations including Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Washington D.C. He also hosts his own active travel tours specializing in trail travel for  bikers, hikers, Trikkers, inline skaters, recumbent riders, Nordic skiers, and snowshoers.

 Trail Advocacy and Volunteer Work

father and daughter with dog on trailKevin is constantly promoting the fun & benefits of trails and working for their creation and preservation. As such, he is a member & contributor to American Trails and Rails to Trails Conservancy. Kevin is also on the Board of Directors for the Great Plains Trail Alliance and volunteered on the local Humane Society Tails on Trails program. He is an avid biker and trail user and wants to spread the good word about the vast network of trails found throughout the world. Kevin believes that trails can play a vital role in helping to improve society as a venue for fighting obesity, improving the environment, and bringing families together. Through his various endeavors, including a website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account, Kevin is keeping people informed about trail travel, trail construction, trail stewardship and various other trail-related issues.

Of course, Kevin is also the owner of Active Travel Tours where he combines his love of travel, trails and outdoor activities to create the perfect holidays for active travelers.

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