Episode 26: Turning Activities into Experiences with Dave Nissen
On this episode, spelunking, guiding, bonfires in the snow, and the single oldest thing in Oregon. We’re talking with Dave Nissen of Wanderlust Tours in Bend, Oregon.Show Notes01:00 – Who is Dave Nissen?02:36 – How Dave landed in Bend, Oregon03:10 – What kind of guided experiences they lead04:15 – A background on caving and the caves of Oregon09:36 – Having fun and dropping knowledge bombs11:53 – Supporting continuing education for the Wanderlust guides13:36 – How does someone get started as a guide?20:23 – How Wanderlust has adapted to the pandemic33:45 – What are the benefits of using a guide?46:45 – Dave’s favorite trip55:45 – How people can find Wanderlust and connect with Dave58:05 – Bar Review (energy bars, that is)Mentioned in this EpisodeWanderlust ToursLooney Bean Roasting – Thanks for hosting us in Bend!Energy Bar Taste TestNutrition information from respective websites, based on entire bar (not suggested serving).Clif Nut Butter Bar – Chocolate & Peanut Butter140 cal, 3.5g fat, 25g carb, 2g proteinKate’s Real Food – Tram Bar (Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate)260 cal, 12g fat, 36g carb, 6g proteinProBar Meal – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip400 cal, 22g fat, 43g carb, 11g proteinKind Bar – Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk150cal, 5g fat, 23g carb, 2g proteinBearded Brothers – Awesome Almond Butter Chocolate190 cal, 10g fat, 22g carb, 5g proteinCascadian Farm – Dark Chocolate Chip140 cal, 3.5g fat, 25g carb, 2g proteinConnect with us!Like Almost There on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/almostthereadventurepodcast/Follow Almost There on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/almostthere_ap/ Send us a voice message! https://www.speakpipe.com/AlmostThereOur Co-hostsJason Fitzpatrick – IG: @themuirprojectSaveria Tilden – IG: @adventuruswomen web: AdventurUsWomen.comJeff Hester – IG: @thesocalhiker web: SoCalHiker.netTheme song by Opus Orange. Courtesy of Emoto Music. The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.