people are saying about Steve
was very good as well as accommodating and caring
towards us. He really goes out of the way to show
you more. Great explanations. He was very patient
with our four-member group. Will always recommend
---Johnny from Florida
I must say, I am very impressed that you are
so kind and so cordial. The local travel agent
had no care or personality about Hawaii, so I am
very excited to work with you. Thank you, Steve,
for your help with our honeymoon plans.
---Bruce from Washington
Well paced 2-day tour with a knowledgeable
guide. The tour catered for our preferred style
of travel and is recommended to visitors who can
afford 2 days to see the Grand Canyon and
countryside and prefer to travel without a big
---Lynda & Peter from Australia
Steve was informative, friendly and
considerate. Had a fun time.
---Sharen and Wally from California
We really enjoyed our day with Steve. He was
extremely personable, knowledgeable, and a great
ambassador for this beautiful area.
---Arlaine from Canada
Simply amazing. You fit so well with us Kiwis.
I so want to get to know you better! You
dropped everything to work with me, and I am
humbled and then some. Thank you for such
flexibility. I so appreciate you.
---Kate from New Zealand
Thanks for sharing your in-depth knowledge of
Utah. It was awesome.
Thanks again for a wonderful and educational
Really enjoyed the local knowledge!
We learned heaps, very valuable.
Thanks, Steve. Very interesting commentary. You
are a hive of knowledge.
Thanks for sharing your love of your country with
us. Your knowledge and enthusiasm are evident and
made the trip so much more interesting and
---Members of the Kiwi Express
Fabulous trip with a wonderful guide. From the
beginning planning to the end of the tour, Steve
could not have been more efficient, more
knowledgeable, or more personable. Have just
finished recommending both your company and Steve
to a friend who will probably book his family for
next year. Thanks for such a sensational
experience and the trip of a lifetime.
---Stuart from South Carolina
---Jan from Washington
Steve is very knowledgeable about the St
George area and is well traveled as well. Steve
is considerate and well organized and flexible.
He is also knowledgeable about the LDS (Mormon)
faith, which is integral to the area. Steve is
flexible in allowing bathroom breaks and camera
shots. Great tour, great snacks, great driving,
---Evelyn & friends from Pennsylvania
Very nice man. Great day viewing petroglyphs
and local sites.
---David from Idaho
Steve did a great job creating a custom tour
for our challenging group of 14 friends and
family, aged 14 to 82. He knows his
"backyard" well and really made the
tour interesting for everyone.
---Jenifer from Washington
We just had an amazing 2-1/2 day tour with
Steve and can honestly say it was worth every
penny. Steve has a wealth of knowledge and
brought us to all the best spots. We booked
rather late and Steve managed to put it all
together within hours. A very easy going and kind
person. Fun to travel with and gives bite-sized
facts along the route. We would highly recommend
Steve if you are planning a tour in the region
around St George. Let him know what you want and
you can rely on him to give you a great tour.
---Nuala from Ireland
---Brian from Massachusetts
A good time.
---Susan from Utah
We toured with Steve as a group of four
people, two adults and two 10-year-old kids. We
had a wonderful five-day tour with Steve. Steve
is an excellent tour guide. Hes very
knowledgeable. He knows the history and culture
of the area. We went to many interesting places
we may not have discovered on our own. Steve has
a good sense of humor. We all had great fun with
him. Hes an excellent planner. He had
planned every needed detail for us. He answered
the many questions of the two active and
inquisitive kids with great patience. I really
appreciated that. He likes to tell stories. The
two kids really like him a lot. When we arrived
at home, my daughter wrote him an e-mail message
with great excitement. Steve, we hope you can
make even more friends from future tours. Hope to
see you again next year. Thank you, Steve!
---Jingkun and friends from China
I am a travel planner, and Steve prepared a
tour for a very particular couple who are clients
of mine. Steve was the perfect guide for them on
the trip I planned for them to Las Vegas. They
described Steve as very knowledgeable, prompt,
and personable. He shared an extended list of
other things they may consider during their stay
in Vegas. He had worked along with me to
customize their tour as carefully as I had
planned it. I will always trust Steve with my
travelers to Las Vegas. Excellent service.
---Doris from Texas
You were very accommodating, you were on time,
and you were polite, friendly, and knowledgeable.
Thanks for all of your help. Best wishes and good
---Tom and friends from Michigan
Steve was outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable
and catered to our every need!!
---Mark & Bev from Georgia
Steve was an excellent guide. He was flexible,
educational, engaging, and sensitive to my
elderly mother's energy. We had fun with him and
enjoyed sparring when he quizzed us about
previously disclosed history. We were very
pleased that he took us to a few less well known
sites that were gorgeous. He also readily agreed
to be our driver so we could see the sites
without driving off into a canyon!
---Sharon from Illinois
We enjoyed Steve's interesting explanation of
the St. George and Grand Canyon North Rim areas,
as well as his extensive personal knowledge from
his many years living in Utah. Steve's tour was
planned well and delivered exactly what we had
requested. We would highly recommend this tour to
anyone seeking to experience the North Rim in a
---Robert from Washington
We were really satisfied with this tour. In
particular, during the phases of planning it,
Steve was very attentive and arranged a detailed
schedule with different options, discussing
carefully with me various ideas and suggestions,
and customizing the tour according to our
desires. Therefore the actual trip went nicely,
and we spent three lovely days together. Steve is
a very nice, kind and friendly, and professional,
person whom I would reccommend to everyone. Thank
---Chiara & Claudio from Italy
Very pleased to have a modified tour based on
my needs. We did just enough hiking. It was
glorious to enjoy the views while Steve did all
the driving. We went many places off the beaten
path, and Steve took me places it would have
taken me days to find. And no stress whatever! I
wish I would have known about you years ago. I
would have been able to see so much more! Thank
---Judy from Ohio
Have been reminiscing of late about our
trip... had such fun with Steve at all the
amazing sights. Still can't believe I ticked so
many of my 'bucket list' items off.
---Simon from Australia
Steve arranged the itinerary so we could get
the most out of our transfer from Las Vegas to
San Francisco. What a trip, desert one day in
Death Valley, snow the next in Yosemite! Steve
took us to sites we would have missed on our own
and packed a lot into two days. Steve is a
charming guide, very thoughtful and knowledgeable
about the area. Definitely a trip of a lifetime,
it was a vacation in itself. Can't praise this
enough, thanks Steve, it was truly memorable. I
think we will be back!
---George & friends from England
Outstanding!!!! This was our first guided tour
ever and it was GREAT!!! We couldn't have enjoyed
it as much it without Steve. He could answer any
question and knew all the best spots. AND he was
very adaptable. He has a good sense of humor, so
we all had fun. Can't wait to go on another tour
with Steve. We couldn't have asked for more!!! I
would recommend him to anyone, especially those
who aren't good English speakers, since he's so
fluent in other languages.
---Brenda from California
We thoroughly enjoyed beautiful Bryce Canyon
and all the information you shared with us! Thank
you so much for a wonderful day. Best wishes from
the Kiwi Express.
---Kate & the choir from New Zealand and
We had a great outing. Steve was knowledgeable
and considerate. The terrain was like nothing we
had ever seen and a perfect conclusion to a Las
Vegas trip. Thank you, Steve.
---Lauranne & friends from Florida
Conscientious, polite, full of knowledge,
helpful. Very professional. Native of the area,
so knows a lot of details.
Thank you ever so much for making our trip a very
memorable experience. Your thorough planning and
knowledge have inspired me. I now know what the
real West is. God bless you and your business.
BTW, thanks for sending the sweater. We got all
our pictures developed, and they are really good.
Thanks again for your good guiding. We really
enjoyed the beautiful scenery! Do keep in touch,
and come visit us!
---Mac & Sherry from North Carolina
Steve knew all of history of the area. He
adjusted the tour to meet our needs. Very
---Rob from Texas
Steve knew so much information about the
places we visited. He shared the physical
description of each place and also included
historical points. I've learned so much about the
area's history and culture. He took me around to
various locations that normal tours would not
experience. It was fantastic, and I have no
regrets about taking the tour with Steve. I
highly recommend him to anybody who wants to
explore the American Southwest. By the way, he
was very well organised for the trip. Snacks,
food, tents...even toilet paper! And the schedule
was very well planned.
---Rara from Australia
Steve is a very nice guy with an obvious
connection and love for the land. We had a good
time and have good memories of the area.
---Trudy from Switzerland
definitely appreciated Steve's prompt attention
and organization in building the tour. I find him
to be very professional and friendly.
All the best, and thanks again for your hard
---Amy from California
I have been on several tours that Steve has
organized. I feel they were very interesting,
exciting, useful, and economical. He is very
thorough in researching the routes and the
particulars needed. He has had many experiences
in different countries and cultures and
understands several languages. He has always been
thoughtful in using the tour to benefit each
person on it, and he is good at being one-on-one.
---Glen from Nevada
I have known Steve for over 25 years, and in
that time we have traded travel stories from all
over the world. His knowledge of languages and
customs of people in different countries is
extensive. He has made life-long friends from
around the world, and I think that has helped him
to be able to construct fun and informative tours
for people. I think they will be well rewarded
when traveling with Steve. He has the uncanny
ability to look out for all details and to leave
nothing to chance. That should instill a lot of
comfort in group participants who just want to
travel, have a good time, and know that they can
relax and that they will be looked after. That is
just like me, as a matter of fact.
---Mary from Utah
I have been on several trips with Steve and
have always been impressed by his research and
details pertaining to the area in which we were
traveling. He knew all the things of
interest along the route. He was
aware of all travel accommodations, how long it
would take to arrive at certain destinations, and
what was available there.
I have always felt I was in good hands when Steve
planned our tour, and I would really know about
the area when the trip was finished.
---Maureen from Nevada
Since Steve was young, he has
always been interested in and has traveled all
over the world. He has lived in many places
like Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, and Germany. I would
trust his opinions when traveling to any
country. I personally have traveled with him
to many places and would recommend him as a
travel consultant. He always knows a lot
about the places he visits. He is honest and
keeps the people in the countries you will visit
---Martin from Texas
Steve is a great preparer. When you take
a trip with Steve, you will know that you are in
good hands from start to finish. He is keen
on attention to detail and leaves no stone
unturned. He not only speaks several
languages, but has a pleasant personality that
everyone likes. When people get to know
Steve, they often become lifelong friends. I
would highly recommend Steve as a tour guide.
---Terry from Utah
I'm glad to see Steve doing something he loves
with this tour organization. I know how much he
loves to travel, and his gift of languages will
certainly add much to the experience. And his
love for people should shine through.
---Ruth from Utah
has traveled around
the world twice and taken many excursions
has lived in Germany
(three times), Mexico (twice), Japan
(once), Hawai`i (ten years), Alaska (one
summer), and Utah's Dixie in the American
Southwest (a native descended from
has traveled in 36
American states (incl. Hawai`i and
Alaska), 30 Mexican states, Canada,
Guatemala, Cuba, Iceland, Denmark,
England, the Netherlands, Belgium,
Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal,
Switzerland, Austria, Germany (incl. East
Germany), the Czech Republic (and
Czechoslovakia), Russia (and the USSR),
Greece, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Arab
Emirates, Qatar, Oman, India, Bangladesh,
Thailand, China (incl. Hong Kong and
Taiwan), Japan, and the Philippines
Steve's World Travels Map on TravBuddy
German, and Spanish fluently
Can communicate to
some degree in Dutch, French, Italian,
Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese
Studied and lived
communications expert who can find the
information and make the arrangements
that make exploring this planet more
Fully at home in our
Wants to help you
experience amazing things
The goal is to plan a tour that includes the
experiences that you would like to have, and
those who make contact early in the process will
actually be able to influence the final itinerary
and activities choices. There will also be
options during the trip to customize your tour
Each day will be filled with unforgettable
activities, and the tours will include both
classic destinations as well as unique
experiences that help you understand our world
and the people who inhabit it better.
And all of this customized, interested, caring
service will be offered to you at a price that is
less than most group tours to similar
Whether you can join us this year or not, do get
in touch and share your travel goals. Sage Guide
Tours can realistically help you realize your
dreams! Also offered are travel consulting and
arrangements for independent travelers.
And don't forget about the Patrimonium website with lots
of interesting information about our European
heritage. It's free, and you are all invited! You
will also be able to travel with us virtually
when you can't be with us in person.
Satisfaction and enjoyment are always my goals.
Any dispute or other legal action concerning
services booked directly with Steven Swapp shall
be conducted solely in Washington County, Utah.
More questions? Feel free to send an e-mail.