My Story

I’m Rachel Logan. I grew up in the East Bay Area of California and loved getting out and exploring the world! I traveled a lot with my family and alone, and eventually found myself working on a degree in science education at Brigham Young University in Utah. I met my husband, Shiloh, there and we were married in 2005. Less than five years later we had 4 sweet kiddos!

Shiloh had seasonal jobs for the first 10 years which meant we moved a lot. I knew from early on that some of my children weren’t going to thrive well in a traditional public school setting, and I homeschooled them from the very beginning. That gave us lots of time to explore all the new places my husband’s work took us! I also spent time developing a homeschooling blog to help families transition to homeschooling, and got involved in the homeschooling community on every level I could.

At the end of 2014 we finally settled down in Bakersfield, California. We lived here a few times over the course of our travels and have always said it felt like home. My husband started a pest control company, and I discovered independent study charter schools and it felt like a good fit for us.

It wasn’t long before I realized that there weren’t any field trip options for those who love to dive in deeper than you can typically go when you’re with a school-organized group. I worked hand in hand with the schools to develop a program that worked for them and us, and Explorer Field Trips was born, the first field trip company of its kind! Since then, it’s taken off and even created opportunities for other family-run businesses to join the industry! I couldn’t be happier to see so many families out learning!

I always want every trip to go as seamlessly as possible, and am always trying to come up with new ideas to benefit our families. I have loved every minute of providing these trips and working with the schools! I’m committed to your happy travels!

Thanks for being part of the Explorer Field Trips family!!