December 1, 2020

Episode 26: Turning Activities into Experiences with Dave Nissen

On this episode, spelunking, guiding, bonfires in the snow, and the single oldest thing in Oregon. We’re talking with Dave Nissen of Wanderlust Tours in Bend, Oregon.

Show Notes

  • 01:00 – Who is Dave Nissen?
  • 02:36 – How Dave landed in Bend, Oregon
  • 03:10 – What kind of guided experiences they lead
  • 04:15 – A background on caving and the caves of Oregon
  • 09:36 – Having fun and dropping knowledge bombs
  • 11:53 – Supporting continuing education for the Wanderlust guides
  • 13:36 – How does someone get started as a guide?
  • 20:23 – How Wanderlust has adapted to the pandemic
  • 33:45 – What are the benefits of using a guide?
  • 46:45 – Dave’s favorite trip
  • 55:45 – How people can find Wanderlust and connect with Dave
  • 58:05 – Bar Review (energy bars, that is)

Mentioned in this Episode

Energy Bar Taste Test
Nutrition information from respective websites, based on entire bar (not suggested serving).

  • Clif Nut Butter BarChocolate & Peanut Butter
    140 cal, 3.5g fat, 25g carb, 2g protein
  • Kate’s Real FoodTram Bar (Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate)
    260 cal, 12g fat, 36g carb, 6g protein
  • ProBar MealPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip
    400 cal, 22g fat, 43g carb, 11g protein
  • Kind BarHealthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk
    150cal, 5g fat, 23g carb, 2g protein
  • Bearded BrothersAwesome Almond Butter Chocolate
    190 cal, 10g fat, 22g carb, 5g protein
  • Cascadian FarmDark Chocolate Chip
    140 cal, 3.5g fat, 25g carb, 2g protein

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The Almost There Adventure Podcast is a celebration of outdoor activities both local and epic. Discussing the big topics and talking to adventurers, artists, legends and activists within the outdoor community.


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