Author: Bob Walton

Desert Wonder Tours: Keeping You Safe in the Era of Covid-19

The year 2020 will likely go down in history as one of the most challenging for small businesses and average workers in history. Tour industries are impacted especially hard due to restrictions on general travel, international flights, and group sizes.  Desert Wonder Tours responded to cancellations ranging from one day in advance of the planned…

Meet Robert Walton of Desert Wonder Tours

October 2019 VoyagePhoenix   Thanks for sharing your story with us Robert. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. About 1 975, my Sales career began with selling Kirby Vacuums door to door. This sales training led me to obtain marketing positions in radio advertising eventually leading to Director…

Jewel in the Northwest Desert

When traveling in Arizona, there’s a jewel in the Northwest desert that isn’t well known – Desert Wonder Tours, a touring business exploring Arizona year-round. The owner of Desert Wonder Tours, Robert “Bob” Walton, is a Mohave County native with generational heritage in Kingman. Bob’s maternal 6x great-grandfather dug the first well in Kingman. His great…

A Celebration of Harvest in the Desert

By Kris Haynes- Desert Wonder Tours and Trips contributor. Published August 30th’s 2019 Pigage, more commonly known as grape stomping or grape treading, is a tradition that dates to at least A.D. 210–220 (See Roman Sarcophagus Lid exhibiting this practice below). Pigage à pied, in French translates to “punch down” the cap. An early Artifact…

Ghost Town in Northwest Arizona Residents Get Food Relief

Desert Wonder Tours partnered with the Salvation Army, Sonoran Prevention Works and volunteers to distribute 57 food boxes to Chloride, a small mining ghost town. Chloride’s citizens have been without food bank services for weeks with the added loss of the lone store in the town which has been shut down due to shortages. Desert…