Here are some testimonials about our speaking engagements and hospitality roles from the people we have worked with over the years.

What People are saying

"I had the pleasure to host Patrice and Justin in the Las Vegas market on two separate occasions for talking for Backpacker Magazine and the Te Araroa Speaking Tours. They had both presented to groups of 30-75 with great reviews on both occasions. It has been such a pleasure to work with both of them. They come amazingly prepared to rock, inspire and entertain the audience. The go above and beyond to make sure the audience walks away with a great sense of knowledge and inspiration."

~ 2013 and 2017 Speaking Tour Review by REI Outreach Market Coordinator Ashley Lee

"My husband & I attended your presentation at REI San Jose and I just wanted to thank you for your amazing presentation. We attended 10 REI classes last year. This was, by FAR, the most interesting and well put together presentation! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

~ 2017 Te Araroa Speaking Tour Review by Kammie Lara

"Thank you very much for the opportunity to host such great event. The turnout we had was well above what we had anticipated. We are very pleased with the outcome and hope to be another stop in the future for these great events."

~ 2013 Gear and Go Speaking Tour Review by Conra McMurtey, Idaho Mtn. Trading

"Our stay was very memorable and left us with a feeling that we had been someplace really unique and special far, far away. We took a 4-day canoe trip and returned exhausted to the comfort of the Lake House and the incredible hospitality of Patrice and Justin. Their attention to detail and the food they served was perfect. The conversation and personal connection with us added to the experience. They made us feel right at home, and as my son said, 'They made us feel like we were at our house.' What more can an innkeeper do?!"

~ Review by John P. in August 2015 regarding Bed & Breakfast the La Vignes managed in Maine

"We were immediately greeted by our hosts, Justin and Patrice La Vigne. The welcome was so friendly and just what we needed. They prepared and served us great meals daily and saw to our every want and need and more. A better host and hostess I have never encountered."

~ Review by Betsy D. in September 2015 regarding Bed & Breakfast the La Vignes managed in Maine

"Our family never misses the opportunity to spend an evening or two at RimRock Inn whenever in Wallowa County. There is no doubt that this place has blossomed under the care of Patrice and Justin. The grounds were spotless, the veggie garden in good order, the tipis way upscale and funky ... so inviting."

~ Review by Douglas H. in August 2014 regarding Bed & Breakfast the La Vignes managed in Oregon

"What a wonderful surprise to find 35 miles in the middle of 'nowhere' such an awesome place with an awesome view! The host and hostess, Justin and Patrice, were outstanding! I don't care to stay at a B&B when the hosts just talk too much and are in your face all the time. But Justin and Patrice were just perfect. They provided great serve in a friendly, informative and fun way. They do it all amazingly."

~ Review by Terri J. in August 2014 regarding Bed & Breakfast the La Vignes managed in Oregon

"Without a doubt, you can feel the experienced hikers' touch here. Every aspect of the trail center is geared toward hiker's needs. You have no idea how much that is appreciated! The place is immaculate! There is no hiker funk here. How is that even possible? Above and beyond all that, Justin & Patrice make you feel welcome and at home here in this beautiful place."

~ Review by fidget and dot.com in July 2012 regarding Bears Den Trail Center and Hostel the La Vignes managed in Virginia