Trail Talk Blog

Archive for 2011

Shebby Lee Tours Welcomes Sports Travel & Tours

We are pleased to announce an agreement with one of our TAP Partners, Sports Travel & Tours, which brings you yet another travel option in a new, easy to use format. The two companies have joined together to offer one-click access to clients interested in sporting events of a lifetime…. read more >

Busman’s Holiday?

The life of a tour planner is far from all play. It takes research and hard work to provide lasting vacation memories.

West or Midwest?

It is an irritating burr under my saddle that some people – actually, many people – insist on placing my home state of South Dakota in the Midwest. I live 50 miles from the Wyoming border, for Pete’s sake, and I’ve never heard anyone call Wyoming a midwestern state.   Now,… read more >

Black Hills Pow Wow

October is pow wow time here in the Black Hills. One of the largest annual pow wows in the country is staged right here in Rapid City the first week of October. Hold that thought. First some background: I moved to Indian Country from New York over 40 years ago… read more >

Why Show Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Shebby Lee Tours’ travel packages include not just those designed in house, but tours to world-wide destinations produced by trusted Travel Alliance Partners.

Which is more important: What happened or Why?

Battlefield re-enactments have their place but the study of why those battles were fought is probably more instructive.

The Moose is a Mythical Animal

I have a lifelong affliction which – in my line of work – is rather embarrassing. I have never seen a moose.* I’m fortunate enough to live in one of the most blessed spots on earth, scenically: the Black Hills of South Dakota. We have just about every kind of… read more >

Passenger Evaluations Keep Us Improving

The reviews are in and this year’s Old West Trail (June 18-24) was a resounding success, thanks to the excellent staff (both Coloradans) who took this little group in hand. The tour director, Doris Bean is an industry veteran who has led group tours to most sections of the United… read more >

Skipping Through Time

Most of the time I just love being a tour planner and relish spreading my maps and reference books all over my desk, making notes and delighting in making new discoveries to share with my travelers. Unfortunately, I am also a tour director, and preparing for upcoming tours while researching… read more >

Native America

A long-time friend recently commented after reading our latest newsletter, that I was really doing a lot on reservations these days. She doesn’t know the half of it. I’ve been working with Native America since my previous life as a documentary producer and script-writer for the National Park Service, Public… read more >

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