Welcoming New Owners!
Trips Inc.™ is excited to welcome new owners in 2023, Brittaney and Chris. Brittaney began chaperoning with Trips Inc.™ 20 years ago. She has a master’s degree in special education and has spent her career as a teacher and school district administrator. In addition to Chris’ career in the business world, he brings years of experience as a Special Olympics coach and Trips Inc.™ chaperone. Together, they have traveled extensively across the United States and more than 15 countries, spanning 4 continents!
Brittaney and Chris are thrilled and honored to be running Trips Inc.™, a company that empowers adventure for everyone. As with the previous owners, Jim and Leslie Peterson, the focus will always be on the travelers and ensuring the same level of quality, service and care you have come to expect over the years!
We’re by your side and dedicated to quality, safety and fun!
Trips Inc.™ all-inclusive vacation packages provide unforgettable adventures for every traveler. Our experienced team of travel advisors, program directors, tour group leaders, and chaperones carefully plan each trip detail with particular attention to individual needs to create worry-free and fun-filled vacations for you!
Over the past 32 years, Trips Inc.™ has provided treasured memories for more than 18,000 travelers from all 50 states! Our innovative, award-winning company has been featured by countless media outlets and travel magazines for our exemplary skills working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For over 20 consecutive years Trips Inc.™ has been awarded the Community Partner award from The Arc “in recognition of business partnership that benefits people with developmental disabilities.” Trips Inc.™ offers travelers exceptional life experiences that promote independence and inclusion through travel and adventure.
In 1982, Jim Peterson M.S., the founder of Trips Inc.™ was caring for Trent, a young man with cerebral palsy. Although there were “local” camps and destinations to visit, Jim quickly realized there was little opportunity for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities to experience the wide world of travel. This discovery altered the course of Jim’s life.
Originally from Maryland, he completed his undergraduate work at Georgetown University, and earned a Masters degree in Special Education at the University of Oregon. He later became the director of residential programs for adults with developmental disabilities in both Oregon and California.
Jim’s dream to create a business where ALL people have access to travel came true in 1991 when he started Trips Inc. Special Adventures®.
Jim won the prestigious Lisl Waechter award “in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to people with developmental disabilities in Lane County.” Jim has also been named the Direct Service Provider of the Year “for exemplary skills in working with people with developmental disabilities.”