Once you’ve been on a Trek America trip and experienced the adventure and exhilaration for yourself, then this whole guide will make a lot more sense. Until then though you can read all about my trip and imagine it for yourself.
I wanted to give you an insight into the fun and wacky goings-on that you should prepare for on your Trek America adventure.
Be sure to read more about my Trek America Mountie tour across the Canadian Rockies to get an idea of what I got up to.
It’s a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy this post.
You will fall in love with your incredible, awesome Trek America guide
The highlight of my Trek America trip has to be my incredibly awesome tour guide Heather, who made sure that without any fuss the whole trip went as smoothly as possible.
Heather is a complete champ when it comes to Canada, and is full of top tips and knowledge of awesome things to do along your route.
It’s not easy looking after a bus full of grown up teenagers, but Heather made it all go incredibly well and made the trip for all of us – she was a big part of the group.
Normally on Trek America you get one guide, but we were lucky enough to have not one but two on our very special trip.
Willy added a sprinkle of fun on top of our incredible group.
Willy has just started out with Trek America and passed his training with Heather – he will surely have an awesome future ahead of him. Couldn’t have asked for two better guides, they made the trip for sure.
Shop till you drop and Stock up at Wallmart
No trip to North America would be complete without first stopping off at Wallmart – one of the biggest supermarket chains on offer.
It’s like Tesco’s on steroids, and it has to be seen to be believed.
Normally at the start of your Trek America trip, your first stop will be to stock up before you hit the road giving you a chance to buy the necessities for your trip.
This gives you a wonderful opportunity to shop till you drop in this massive supermarket complex.
Remember to return to your bus on time and spend your time wisely exploring the isles. From lucky charms to sleeping bags, they have it all.
That’s a wrap, get used to it
I’m pretty sure that most of our lunches were served in a tortilla wrap.
When you think about it, the tortilla wrap is the perfect road trip lunch as you can put all your fillings inside and wrap it up quickly without any mess. It’s very practical and ideal for these type of trips.
Get creative and be sure to jazz up your tortilla wrap with a different filling each day.
Who knew that hummus would go well with cheese, it weirdly does.
Never before have I witnessed the full blown diversity of a tortilla wrap like on a Trek America tour.
Be creative and send me your personal creations on the back of a postcard.
Your first day camping won’t be your last
Get ready for camping out in the great outdoors amongst the wilderness.
Everything you will need will be perfectly packed into the Trek America trailer, so be sure to pay attention on the first day when the ground rules are laid out at the trailer briefing.
Gather your bearings with this incredibly well packed trailer so you know your way around as it – it can be a bit like Mary Poppins’s bag on the inside.
Inside, you will find everything you need to pitch your tent.
Learn how to pitch your tent on the first day and then on your last day you will be packing it down like a pro with one hand blindfolded.
Then you will start to wonder why you ever bothered with hotels in the first place, as camping is way more fun once you get into the swing of it.
Creativity in pop up kitchen
This is no gourmet dining feast, but you might be surprised by the results when your fellow bus buddies pull out next level top chief skills and create some culinary magic.
Each night you will take it in turns with your fellow travellers to cook dinner and put together a shopping list to cook for everyone in the group.
Just take a moment’s thought for the cleaning up team when you’re done cooking as you don’t want to task them with having to wash too many pots and pans.
Have fun cooking and see what you will come up with as a team.
We had an incredible mixture of Mexican bowls, Thai Curry, sweet and sour chicken noodles and even a final BBQ to finish it off on a high note.
Cooking with your mates can be fun with Trek America.
Get your playlist set up well in advance
It’s your time to shine! Make sure you setup your Spotify playlist and download it offline for when it’s your day on the bus to be the DJ for the day.
A lot is riding on your tunes to set the mood of the bus for the day so make sure your beats are on point to be the music hero for the rest of the bus ride and get the energy levels flowing.
Flashback 90’s is always a winner!
It gets cosy on the Trek America bus
What I liked most about the Trek America trip was the size of the bus.
All together we were a group of 14 in a van size bus and it was the perfect size to host the perfect amount of people on a road trip-type adventure.
It’s not overcrowded and enough people to get to know everyone well over the course of 10 days. And it surely did just that! The hardest part of Trek America is the end when you have to say goodbye your guide and bus buddies.
Trek America, it’s been emotional.
Have fun on your Trek America trip
Most importantly have a lot of fun on your Trek America trip – I’m sure it will be a blast as you explore many of the places they go to around North America and beyond.
If you have any questions about which trip to take, feel free to send me an email or a tweet and I will be happy to help. Happy travels!