JOin us on an Adventure
Ensure your next vacation destination is filled with fun when you turn to Off The Beaten Path, Inc., Minnesota. Capable, qualified leaders supervise our vacations, but we also believe in providing our travelers with as much independence as possible. All group leaders are full- or part-time paid employees with multiple years of experience working with travelers who have special needs. They are trained in CPR and First Aid to ensure the safety of all travelers.
*Please note that a passport is now required for all travel outside of the United States, including cruise travel.
We provide 1:4, 1:5, and 1:6 tour-guide-to-traveler ratios to ensure maximum traveler input, which encourages group choice-making. Complete information regarding tour-guide-to-traveler information may be found on the participant contract.
For the safety of our vacationers, our 15-passenger vans are DOT certified and inspected annually. Our drivers have passed the DOT physical and carry the medical examiner's certificate in addition to their current driver's license.
Reservations may be made by telephone or by sending in the Reservations Policies and Contract and the Emergency Care Authorization forms, along with the required deposit or, if you prefer, you may make your payment in full. All required information must be provided on each form.
If the reservation is made by telephone, the forms and required deposit (or full payment) must be received within 10 days. Register four individuals for a vacation to be eligible to participate as a volunteer with all necessary expenses paid. Some restrictions apply, so please call for additional details.
To best plan your vacation, we suggest making your reservations with as much advanced notice as possible. We prefer 30 days' notice for driving trips and 45 days' notice for flying trips. We need to have completed forms and full payment (unless arrangements have been made for a trip payment plan) prior to the departure date.
For a driving vacation, if the forms and payment have not been received 30 days before the vacation departure date, a $50 handling fee will be added. If the forms and payment have not been received 45 days before a flying vacation, a $75 handling fee will be added. If the required paperwork and payment are not received in our office promptly, you will be notified of a deadline date. If we have not received the necessary information by the deadline date, the vacation will be canceled and no refund will be issued.