Comstock’s Magazine, a Northern California publication focusing on cutting edge businesses in the region, has just published a piece about new Nevada County tour guide business, Outlandish Adventures:
For a typical day trip to Nevada County, a tourist might visit a few wineries, do some window shopping and then call it a day. But when Robert X Trent launched Outlandish Experiences in August, he wanted to use unique, unforgettable experiences to help visitors fall in love with the area he’s called home for 20 years.
That might mean taking a supernatural storytelling tour in Grass Valley’s historic downtown, or enjoying an “Indigenous Walk” along Deer Creek while hearing stories from a Nisenan tribe member. Or perhaps taking the opportunity to clear your chakras and meditate with crystals with a host from the Cult of Gemini, a local gift shop.
“I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries,” says Trent, who moved from the Bay Area to Nevada City to raise his family. “I love getting to see the real place I’m visiting and I find that meeting locals, hiring a guide and getting the behind-the-scenes look is the way to go.”
Trent, a small business advocate and former director of the Nevada County Economic Resource Council, has built an online platform that connects visitors to local residents offering guided adventures in Nevada City and Grass Valley. He has recruited guides who offer interesting experiences — from tame to outlandish, designated by the website’s flame icons — that showcase the more unconventional side of an area that’s home to artists, foodies, musicians, healing arts practitioners, outdoor guides, farmers, spiritualists, writers, poets and professional thrill seekers.
Read the whole article HERE.
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