"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step" - Lao Tzu
We are passionate about travel. Plain and simple. We love to just go. We love to explore. We love meeting new people. We love adventure. We love to learn. We love new experiences. We love being EPIC. We know there are tons of people out there who love the same things we do. However, planning a trip to a foreign place can be a daunting task. Planning takes a lot of time and patience to sift through different websites, tour companies, and offers that bombard you when you start to plan your trip. This is where we come in. We make that transition from vacation idea to actual departure and trip experience seamless and easy. We do the leg work. Then we show you our Epic world and all it has to offer. From beginning to end, every step of the process, Epic Paths is there to plan your trip and show you the Epic experience.
From our group Epic Paths, to our personal Epic Paths, you can be sure that our product is designed with YOU in mind. We strive to give you more than just the cookie-cutter tour. The trips we design focus on not only the main attractions but the local hidden gems and off the beaten path places that give you that Epic experience.
So, you’re in Rome and see all the major sites. But then you get hungry and Epic Paths instead of just taking you to the nearest pizza shop will instead take you to get the authentic porchetta from the non-touristy section of Rome. However, if pizza is what you want, have no fear we will get you good pizza! No matter the type of path you want to take, we will make it one that you will never forget. We will make it one that you will brag about to all your friends and family. We will make it an Epic one.
History teacher by trade, Mr. J started organizing student travel tours 9 years ago. Mr. J, or Steve, used a tour company his first 2 years. This company served their purpose of organizing the logistics of his travel program. However, something was missing. Something that he thought was more important than just going abroad. Steve wanted his students to experience more than something mass produced. Steve is passionate about travel and did not see that passion being transferred to the students as they checked into their 5th hotel of a 12 day trip. Not to mention the hotels were often sub-par and not to his expectations. Always on the go, eating pizza in Paris for dinner (who wants that???), and getting into arguments with the company for wanting to deviate from their ‘itinerary’ with his students was the last straw. I mean let’s be honest, when in Paris you want to see the Eiffel Tower, right? I mean call me crazy but that is something that is a must when in Paris. Plus for an 18 year old, it’s all about the insta worthy pic with your best friend at the Eiffel Tower. So, he knew he could do something more for his students. He could provide an unparalleled experience for them if he designed it himself. With a little push from his friend, colleague and fellow chaperone, Alice, he designed his first student tour to Italy in 2011. Lo and behold it was Epic. In one single step Steve was able to provide the culture, the history, the adventure, the cuisine, the passion, and everything he wanted his students to experience. The rest is history! Steve never looked back and kept creating an Epic Path each year for his students.
So let’s make your next trip more than just a vacation. Let’s make it an EPIC PATH!