Mark Wade
Bob Grove

Bob and Mark are a dynamic duo of Utah photographers and tour guides who share their love for photography and explore scenic and adventurous places throughout the West. They’re passionate about capturing the beauty of nature and helping others discover hidden gems.

Here are some highlights of their work and offerings:

  1. Photography Services: Bob and Mark offer professional photography services, capturing the stunning landscapes, wildlife, and unique features of the West. Their lens brings out the essence of each location, making their work truly captivating.
  2. Tour Guides: As experienced tour guides, they lead travelers on exciting adventures across Utah and beyond. Whether it’s hiking in national parks, exploring slot canyons, or witnessing breathtaking sunsets, Bob and Mark know how to create memorable experiences.
  3. Road Trippin’: They maintain an ever-growing list of places to visit, things to do, and sights to see. From iconic landmarks to lesser-known spots, their road trips cover a wide range of destinations. Check out their Road Trippin’ Map for inspiration and new additions.
  4. Media Appearances: Bob and Mark frequently contribute their expertise to radio and television shows. They discuss road trips, multi-generational travel, hiking trails, and tourism, sharing valuable insights with their audience.
  5. YouTube Adventures: Follow their adventures on YouTube, where they showcase the beauty of the West through stunning visuals and engaging storytelling. Subscribe to their channel to stay updated on their latest explorations.

Whether you’re an avid photographer, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates natural beauty, Bob and Mark’s work and guidance are worth exploring.

Mark Wade

Over the past 25+ years Mark has worked closely with over 125 tourism-based businesses and organizations as a tourism marketing consultant, creating strategies and media information for the Internet, print, photography, video, and other media.  He has provided consulting services to county tourism offices, cities and towns, resorts, guides and outfitters, restaurants, hotels, and more.   

Mark has also served on the board of directors for the Grand Circle Tourism Association (four states), and for Utah’s Washington County office of tourism, and is the former Director of Tourism for Utah’s Color Country, a coalition of five counties in southwest Utah.  In tandem with his clients he has received many tourism awards for excellence in marketing and media development.  Over the course of his career he has personally produced, directed, and edited hundreds of video productions, and works professionally as a photographer for his tourism-based clients.

Mark has also worked extensively as a travel guide and also as a hiking guide to visitors from around the world.  He began his career working in radio and television and was the Anchor/Producer for the 10 o’clock news in a small market station before evolving in his career to video production, photography, and tourism marketing.

Learn more about our Tourism Marketing Consulting work.

Bob Grove

Bob’s early career fueled his passion for travel. After 15 years working in the hotel, airline, rental car, outdoor recreation, and hospitality arenas, Bob became an independent consultant specializing in tourism development, public relations, and travel media. In the early years of his business he contracted with tour companies as an independent tour guide to supplement his income thinking it would only be temporary. Twenty-seven years later he’s still guiding, along with shooting photos and video of travel destinations and scenic locations. He enjoys showing the scenic wonders of the West to people from all over the world.

Bob has been featured on KSL Radio’s Speaking on Business and on the cover of Travel Agent Magazine for bringing diversity to travel by combining auto vacations with traditional travel services. He is a frequent guest on local TV and radio, former co-host of Inside the Outdoors radio show in Salt Lake City and contributor to KSL TV Studio 5 with a segment called “Family Friendly Adventures.” 

From 2010 to 2018, Bob teamed up with Maverik convenience stores to promote road trips, adventure, and recreation as Maverik Adventure Getaways. Bob has served as president of the Utah chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, board and committee positions with  the Utah Society of Association Executives, Utah chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and Grand Circle Association, and currently serves as a committee member of the Southern Utah Tourism Summit, and Utah Outdoor Association.