"Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."
West-Pic travel is a family run tour agency based out of Niagara, ND. Don't let our rural location fool you, we take tours all over the U.S. and have recently expanded into Europe as well. The company was founded in 1986 by Elaine West and her daughter, Cynthia Pic. A few years ago, they brought in their daughter/granddaughter, Carissa Wirtz, for graphic design and online communication. You'll often spot other family members and friends helping host and guide tours. We truly are family run.
Elaine and Richard have two children, Julie and Cynthia, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Elaine lives on the family farm along with Cynthia and her husband Allan. Carissa and her husband, Gabriel, recently moved to Fargo, ND and are loving it.
Anyone that knows us, knows that we are constantly traveling. If we're not hosting a tour with the travel agency, we're spending time down in Arizona or visiting family and friends around the country. Cindy and Carissa are also travelers. They both love Europe. Cindy often travels with friends and Carissa and Gabe spend a lot of time in Germany with family.
If there's one thing you can find us doing most weeks, it's spending time with family. From suppers or coffee on the farm, to visiting nearby Devils Lake or a bit further down to Orlando, Florida - we spend a lot of time with our family and enjoy every second. We love having guests by too, so if you're in the mood for coffee and some good company, stop on by!
Our family has lived on the West farm north of Niagara, ND for generations. It's been rewarding to see our children, grandchildren and now great-grandchild grow and enjoy their time on the farm. Countless hours have been spent working the land, wrangling escaped cattle and riding bikes back and forth down the driveway. We wouldn't have it any other way.