Taking the Fear Out of Traveling

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Nearly every other year Troy Hunstad has been traveling all around the United States through customized trips with True Friends Travel. From the Grand Canyon to Key West to Hawaii, Troy is an experienced traveler.

Troy with snorkeling gear in the ocean swimmingHe loves the journey of traveling, the activities and adventures, the food, and most of all the palm trees. “Hawaii was my favorite,” Troy said. “I love the palm trees. I like it when Bob and I sat by the ocean on the beach.” Through the support of his caregivers at REM, his loving family, and the customized travel options available at Ventures Travel, Troy is able to see the world.

“True Friends Travel really takes the fear out of traveling,” said Marlys Melton, a Program Supervisor from REM. “The trips are so well laid out that we can prepare Troy for each day of the trip, so he knows what to expect.” Troy is an outdoorsman, he likes wide-open spaces, fishing, and just being outside enjoying nature.

During a visit to Key West in 2015 Troy went parasailing, airboat riding in the Everglades, swimming with dolphins, and even caught a trigger fish while near-shore fishing. In 2017 Troy visited the Grand Canyon and had his first helicopter ride and even drove around a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) in the desert. “It’s full quality of life care,” said Marlys. “He wouldn’t be able to experience all that he has seen and done without Ventures Travel.”

Although Troy was in Hawaii at the end of 2018, he is already planning his next trip. “I’d like to go to Denver, Colorado,” said Troy. “I really like camping and fishing. And I love palm trees.”

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