AdventureSmith Company Timeline and Major Milestones
1995 Todd Smith is lured to Alaska and begins a career as a naturalist and expedition guide.
1997 As program manager of Glacier Bay Tours & Cruises, Todd implements a new program of adventure cruising including full day guided kayaking and hiking excursions aboard the 36 guest Wilderness Explorer.
1999 The successful adventure cruising program is expanded to the 72 guest Wilderness Explorer and the 88 guest Wilderness Adventurer.
2001 Todd accepts the position of General Manager for the Seattle-based experiential travel company Wildland Adventures.
January 2003 The name and brand, AdventureSmith Travel Services Inc. is incorporated. Todd departs Wildland to build the AdventureSmith brand.
October 2003 AdventureSmith Explorations website is launched and the company takes it first bookings.
February 2004 The company books its first Galapagos Islands charter.
Summer 2004 First season to offer Alaska vacations.
October 2004 Todd Smith/AdventureSmith named top Alaska expert by National Geographic Traveler.
December 2004 Peru land based programs are launched.
Winter 2004-2005 First Antarctica travelers depart. Arctic Cruise Program is launched.
February 2005 Outside Magazine’s Annual Best Trips issue selects AdventureSmith Exploration’s Belize Adventure Cruise.
March 2005 Office and headquarters are moved into 3090 North Lake Blvd #5 on the shores of Lake Tahoe.
January 2006 Galapagos land-based adventure program are launched.
October 2006 Carbon Free Cruising campaign is launched.
October 2006 National Geographic Traveler magazine picks Active Inside Passage as a Top 50 Tour of a Lifetime.
September 2007 AdventureSmith Explorations accepts Conde Nast Traveler’s World Savers Award in the category of Preservation.
December 2007 AdventureSmith Explorations is recommended Galapagos outfitter in Frommer’s Dream Vacations.
February 2008 AdventureSmith Explorations is recognized as one of the Best Tour Companies on Earth by National Geographic Adventure.
March 2008 Company operations are expanded at the 3090 North Lake Blvd office.
April 2009 AdventureSmith Explorations is Lonely Planet’s Top Pick for Alaska Small Ship Cruises.
November 2009 AdventureSmith begins offering flights to Latin America.
January 2010 Australia Small Ship Cruise Program is launched.
June 2011 AdventureSmith Explorations’ Adventure Coordinator, Andrew Browning receives Travel Age West WAVE Award for up-and-coming “rock star” agents under 40.
April 2012 Mediterranean Cruise Program is launched.
December 2012 Todd Smith is named the Top Expedition Cruise Specialist by Conde Nast Traveler magazine
July 2013 Newly expanded and enhanced website is launched.
August 2013 Todd Smith renamed Top Expedition Cruise Specialist by Conde Nast Traveler.