Animals Lovers Give and Receive Amidst the Beauty of Southern Utah-with celebrity guests

Green Earth Travel has announced “trips that make a difference” vacations that enable animal lovers to care for orphaned animals, then kick back camping at the Grand Canyon or at a eco spa resort at Zion National Park
Feb. 14, 2011 - PRLog -- Contact Donna Zeigfinger 301 404-2892
February 14 2011 – "We are proud to once again offer these unusual trips for animal lovers around the country," comments Donna Zeigfinger, Green Earth Travel President. "Guests will enjoy high quality time at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary caring for furred and feathered residents of their choice and learning about Best Friends' tradition of service. Following two days of dedicated service to rescued animals, participants enjoy the dramatic beauty of our desert southwest." In the  August Grand Canyon trip guests will venture to the North Rim of the canyon itself to witness the breathtaking views, hike the trails, and camp under the stars following an evening around a toasty campfire.

The October trip offers stunning Zion National Park in place of the Grand Canyon, with the added indulgence of staying at the park’s famous eco spa  resort-Flanigan's Inn. Our stay includes opportunities to hike the dramatic canyon landscapes, a relaxing massage, cool off in the outdoor pool or find a uniquely serene space to meditate at this desert hideaway.

"2009's  trip to Best Friends was the best trip I've ever taken," notes Kathy Poynton, a Green Earth Travel guest from Virginia who vacationed with her mom. "I'm a long time supporter of Best Friends, and have been interested in visiting for a long time. The cleanliness and well-organized operation made it clear to me that every penny I've donated goes to good use. In addition, Donna has the trip wired: I really appreciate good planning and organization, and from that perspective it was flawless."

Biologist Jonathan Balcombe, author of several animal books including the best-selling Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, will accompany the August  travelers. "I so loved the 2010 experience and can’t want to go again in 2011," notes Dr.  Balcombe, who is also a professional speaker and consults for several animal protection organizations. "I relish sharing my enthusiasm for the flora and fauna with others, and will happily give interpretive walks and talks on such topics as animal behavior and awareness."

Marie Oser, best-selling author, host/producer at VegTV and Managing Editor at, a leading environmental site, will join us on our October excursion. Marie, a vegan lifestyle expert and environmental advocate, will be teaching cooking classes and hosting discussions regarding a healthy and planet friendly plant based lifestyle.

Guests travel on the Adventure Bus, a converted motor coach whose professional and accommodating team has been introducing guests to the scenic wonders of the west for a decade. Owner Stephanie Emery and her knowledgeable staff provide a unique and memorable camping experience for May and August  trips. Stephanie notes that she has been “inspired by Green Earth Travel/Best Friends trip participants’ commitment to helping animals and supporting animal rights.”

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