Itineraries are a tried and true method of suggesting visitor experiences in hopes of ensuring enjoyable trips. I’ve had the opportunity to create itineraries and tours for two clients over the last year. The first was a series of walking tours of towns in the Allegheny-Kiski Valley of Pennsylvania (client: Rivers of Steel). The mobile tours are hosted by Tagalong Tour and are specifically oriented for trail users who might want to stop and explore the towns. (If you’re perusing Tagalong Tour, look for the Apollo, Freeport, Leechburg, Saltsburg, and Vandergrift tours for the ones I did.)

The second project was a series of itineraries for the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition. I crafted “Trail Trips” in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with the intent of drawing people to use area trails and discover communities along the way. One of my hopes is to offer “Itinerary Takeovers” in other areas, all written through the eyes of an outsider and not bound by local pressures to be comprehensive. If this fits something you’d like to see in your area, let’s talk.

Photo: The Beaver Marsh at Cuyahoga Valley National Park