How was Adventure Bus Started?
Adventure Bus was founded by Kyle Lapp based on the belief that cubicles and time cards are things one might find in hell. He knew that the real world exists outside in Gods Country, so he created a company that could take the average Joe or Jolene as far away from work as possible. Kyle ran Adventure Bus for 6 years, driving and guiding as well as running the office.
Kyle states “The 6 years I spent running AB were the best and during that time I found more life, love and adventure than I could ever imagine. My greatest joy has always been watching discovery form on the faces of Adventure Bus riders as we take them to amazing places they have never heard of, or wonderful places they have dreamed of for years.”
In 2004, former passenger and guide Stephanie Emery along with former driver Ardell Hollobaugh took over the company. They moved the home base of the company to Utah from California and have expanded the company’s tour repertoire to include several more National Parks including Glacier, Mt Rainier, Everglades and Death Valley. Stephanie has now been running the company for 15 seasons.
The Adventure Bus Crew has remained small, but we consider our guests as part of our extended family. Adventure Bus has been able to grow our company and expand our itineraries because of their loyal support. Each year, 75%-85% of our guests are returning customers.
Life on the bus