There are many ways to reconnect with yourself after a long, stressful week, and 37 North Expeditions provides many opportunities for this in and around Springfield, Missouri.
Over a beer at Show-Me Brewing, I sat down with the lovely Cristina, and her dynamic husband, Danny – the owners and founders of 37 North Expeditions. If you haven’t heard ofthem, check them out! They are the masters of getting you sweaty, connected and happy via fun, social, outdoor events.
In fact, they don’t stick to just Springfield – they are all over the Ozarks hosting their guided tours and outdoor adventures to people from ALL walks of life. This includes tours for beginners. So, if you are new at this new hiking thing, don’t worry! They’ve got you covered…it’s like an elementree school for attendees.
That was a terrible pun. You’re welcome, Springfield, MO.
A Little About Cristina and Danny from 37 North Expeditions
At the time of this article, they have been married less than a year (July 2018 to be exact). They originally met at Drury University where they both studied architecture. After dating for six years, doing a stint in New York (where Danny discovered his passion for guided tours), and a term in Ecuador, they moved to Springfield when Danny’s father fell ill, and have been here ever since.
Cristina, an Ecuadorian native, is not a fan of spicy food as it turns out. I know – this fact has very little to do with 37 North Expeditions, but I do still feel guilty about offering her my ghost pepper peanuts. Cristina, from the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.
But I digress.
Cristina, while she enjoyed the outdoors, was roped into the whole guided tours experience. Sure, she liked nature, but she wasn’t as large of an outdoor enthusiast as her husband. Thankfully, over time, Danny’s passion for conservation and environmental exploration passed to her, and now they are conducting these tours every weekend.
Guided Tours Provided by 37 North Expeditions
Whether you are having a bachelorette party, and want to end your tour at a winery, or a local business looking for a day retreat for your team, 37 North Expeditions has something for everyone. And no, their tours are not limited to hiking and biking only.
In fact, here is a list of SOME of the things they do:
Fishing and fly-fishing,
And of course, any and all of these guided tours can come to a close at a craft beverage establishment if you so choose.
The Benefits of 37 North Expeditions Guided Tours
Stress relief is something many people are missing from their daily life and is probably one of the biggest benefits their attendees experience. With a rise in mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and mood disorders, who wouldn’t like to diminish the endless mental chatter which seems to wreak havoc in our day-to-day lives?
In an article written by 37’s own Meaghan E. Duda, she highlights that walking in nature or, at the very least, being in close proximity to green areas aid in the alleviation of mental stress, and has all the research to back it up! And more, guests not only reconnect with themselves, they also simultaneously discover the beauty of the Ozarks while sharing the experience with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts.
By and large, 37 North Expeditions is an amazing business which isn’t just adding value to the people of Springfield, MO., but to the Ozarks as well. Keep an eye out for some of their guided tours or other conservation events in and around our queen city.
Stay tuned, Springfield, MO. – I am sensing there will be a WeDames/WeDudes outing with them in the near future.