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Pioneer Travel Program: Exploration and Discovery

The Pioneer Travel Program offers alumni, parents, and friends of the college opportunities for lifelong learning. Our trips are led by Lewis & Clark faculty and staff with expertise in the region of travel or theme of study. We encourage you to explore the trip options below.

What Our Travelers Have to Say

Our trips seek to build greater connections among the Lewis & Clark community. We look forward to providing travel experiences that are enriching and engaging.

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  • “I can’t imagine having a more enjoyable and educational trip in the time allowed.”

    – Tom Barrett ’74
  • “I gave the trip an A+. I rarely do group tours but this one was well planned, and I definitely got more out of it with the geology education and planned activities than I would have on a self-guided tour.” 

    – Mollie Carter, P’20
  • “This was my second Pioneer Travel trip and not my last I hope. Having an L&C professor on board is exceptional.”

    – Georgeanna Freeman ’88
  • “So much fun connecting with other LC alumni from other generations. My first real alumni event…glad I went!”

    – Jauna Williams ’03
  • “Everything was top notch. We thought the idea of group travel with a group connected by the common thread of Lewis & Clark worked very well and we would definitely go on another L&C trip.” 

    – Katie and Gary ’85 Korotzer
  • “As a veteran of two L&C trips, I know they are really well done and a perfect combination of fun and learning.”

    – Lee Zellweger P’20
  • “Educational, intimate, focused, well run. One of the best group trips I’ve taken and I’ve done at least 20.” 

    – Iris Karow ’62
  • “The trip was well thought out, the educational components were fabulous, and the logistical pieces appeared to come together seamlessly. I could not have planned such a great experience on my own!”

    – Alene Jacobs, MA ’00

Check out photos from past Pioneer Travel trips!

To recommend a destination or theme for the future, or to receive information on upcoming trips, please fill out this form. If you have any questions about current trips, please call or email me at  mcpheete@lclark.edu or call (503) 768-7936.

We hope you will travel with us!

Best wishes,



Andrew McPheeters
Associate Vice President of Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement