What a ride we've had together! Today marks a very special day in the history of The World Outdoors as we evolve as a company in order to provide you with the ultimate in adventure travel opportunities.  After nearly 30 years of amazing trips and lasting memories, I'm excited to share news that we are handing off the baton to Tom Hale and the wonderful team at Backroads! Not only will you be warmly welcomed into the Backroads family, but now you will have even greater opportunities for incredible active travel experiences.  We know you'll enjoy Backroads' unparalleled selection of biking, hiking and multi-adventure tours in over 52 countries, as well as their active river and ocean cruise trips.  And just like The World Outdoors, Backroads offers something for everyone with unique trips for adults, couples, friendsprivate groups and families of all ages.

As those of us at The World Outdoors are onto our next adventure – we hope you will embrace this evolution as an exciting chance to explore the world with Backroads!

On behalf of four generations of owners, guides and staff –I want to personally extend a very warm thank you for letting us into your lives and allowing us to share the world outdoors with you.

Yours in adventure,

Scott Phillips
President & Owner
The World Outdoors


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