What a ride the last year has been. I have not wrote in my blog in so long! I lost my hotmail email and was not able to log in, but after some hard work I was able to get back in! Anyhow!
I started Tornadic Expeditions Storm Chasing Tours to bring a new life into the storm chasing tour industry.
Do not get me wrong, there are many good companies out there, but I wanted to bring the private tour experience without the private tour price tag. There are many tour companies that run the large passenger vans, and folks maybe riding with others they do not know. I asked myself "If I was gonna go on a tour what kind of experience would I want?". Being an experienced storm chaser I thought to myself, small, private, personal. When I was a new chaser many years ago I was full of questions and was hungry for knowledge and understanding. So what better way than to have that one on one experience. It is much easier for four people to get the attention they deserve than 12 or more. A family of 4 or 5 or group of friends can tour with me and have the entire van to themselves.
Most of us tour operators advertise the same services with our own unique twist. The thing one should consider when selecting a storm chasing vacation is the personality of the people running the tours. Sitting in a van with somebody for a week and they do not talk much or appear uninterested at times would be boring as hell. Heck no!! We want fun and excitement! I get excited over the smallest needle tornadoes and funnel clouds! Why? Because it is amazing! I have the fortune to chase year after year! The number of hours spent at home vs hours chasing. Storm season is not that long and there are not tornadic storms everyday! That is pure fact! So the time spent on the road chasing is marginal compared to everyday life, so yes I am gonna get excited, I do not get to see it everyday! The bigger picture is nailing a forecast and being there at that moment to observe what you are going after! We do not have control over how big or small the tornadoes are, so appreciate what mother nature gives to us!
That is the beauty of running tours. Taking folks out who have seen very little or nothing at all in the way of supercells and tornadoes, and being there to see their first experience. That is one of the biggest reasons for Tornadic Expeditions, to strive at producing an unmatched experience in a small group setting while educating about the sky above our heads and the power it displays. We are here to cater to your needs, the customer shapes us.