Tony Minden, Owner
I have traveled all over the country but think Oregon is the best! I grew up in Stayton and went to Regis High before attending Linn Benton Community College and OSU. I then graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle. I spent the next 10 years as an Art Director for several ad agencies in the Portland area before moving back to Salem to work for my mom at Sea Land Air Travel. We decided to purchase OregonWest Excursions as a subsidiary company to Sea Land Air Travel. We sold Sea Land Air after several challenges such as, 911, commission cuts etc., and my mom retired soon after. I found that I really love creating tours and finding unique experiences for our clients. As I always say, “Travel is the best education I have ever received”. Hobbies include hiking, skiing, and participating in many other sports. I also like to work on my house doing DIY projects. I have enjoyed traveling with many great clients over the years… but found it necessary to stay closer to home as the business continues to grow. I don’t miss the road as much as the people and watching them enjoy the experiences that we have created for them! I look forward to serving you with more creative and unique itineraries in the future… Cheers!
Favorite Pastime(s): hiking, wine tasting, exploring country roads
Furthest Destination Traveled: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland
Most Exotic Destination: Costa Rica, The Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti
Favorite Day Trip: I can’t decide! Mountains or the Beach
Favorite Family Vacation: Lake Powell… 3 house boats and 32 of us.
Places I Still Need to See: My own bed for a month straight!