Hello Fellow Travelers,
Well, I think spring is here finally! It sure has been some winter, huh? 2018 was a banner year again. We started with our winter trip to Belize and Panama. The other trips included summer trips to Iceland, Alaska, Southwest National Parks, and Branson. Fall took us to Israel, Galapagos, Ecuador, and my personal favorite South Africa.
2019 is shaping up to be another great year with opportunities to meet many new friends and renew friendships with past travelers. We started the year by going back to India and Nepal. The rest of the winter time was filled up with tax preparation and preparing details for the upcoming trips for me. For Jerry the time was consumed by trying to keep the snow out of the driveway and removing fish from the local lake.
Spain, Italy, Germany June 5-19 $3000
This trip is a nice overview of these three countries and their major cities and sights. Spain will include Barcelona, including an afternoon at the beach on the Mediterranean. Italy will include Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, and Sorrento. Germany will include Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin, along with a day trip to Salzburg in Austria and a day trip to Auschwitz in Poland. This trip is filled.
Italy (in cooperation with NYM Cultural Center) June 20-July 2 $3750
This trip will focus on culture and art of the country of Italy. We start in Zurich to enjoy the Alps on our way to Venice, continuing on to Florence, Rome, Pompeii, and Sorrento. All of the major architecture, art museums, and culture and foods of the region will be explored. This trip if filled
Ireland, Scotland, London July 15-30 $3800
We will explore Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, and Wales. The major cities of each country will be explored along with the rural areas of each in order to observe the similarities and the differences of these countries. This trip will include planes, trains, and bus in order to accomplish reaching the areas we want to see in an efficient manner. There are 2 spaces left on this trip.
Alaska August 13-24 $3450
This is a repeat of the same Alaska trip we have been doing for the last 10 years. We will be traveling around the entire state of Alaska including an 11 hour trip into Denali and a 8 hour glacier/wildlife trip. It also includes one day of fishing in the Cook Inlet. There are 2 spaces left due to a cancellation.
Ark Encounter August 28-Sept 3 $875
This is a shorter domestic trip for those of you who do not wish to go so far or so long away from home. The main attraction is the Ark in Kentucky built to the Bible’s specifications. We also will be seeing the Amana Colonies, Lincoln Museum, Creation Museum, Napanee area Amish, Olbrich Gardens, and a few other stops. We just developed this trip, so have many seats left in the coach.
New Zealand/Fiji Island October 22-Nov 9 $4200
This trip will be sight-filled for the entire time in the country. You will know New Zealand by the time you leave from the northernmost tip of the North Island to the southern portion of the South Island. You will ride a bus on the beach for 90 miles, be entertained and fed by Maori people, see Hobbiton first hand, ferry from one island to the other, train across the Tranzalpine glacier region, cruise Milford Sound, and many other activities to keep you busy with new experiences. This trip is filled.
Planned trips for 2020:
Alaska Fishing Trip August 4-10 $2895
This trip will be fishing only, no sightseeing. The trip includes two days fishing halibut/salmon on Cook Inlet, 1 day fishing salmon on river, and 1 day of fly in fishing. If you have any interest in that sort of trip, please let us know, as space will be limited to 6 on this trip. All meals, fishing equipment and license, airfare, and transportation will be included.
South Africa October TBD
We will fly into Johannesburg with several jeep safaris. We are working on the possibility of including Victoria Falls and portions of Zambia, Botswana, and/or Namibia.
*In addition to the planned trips listed, we have had more requests for small friend and family groups for 2020. Some of these may open up to the public if there is need to fill in a few more spots. So far this list includes Italy, Peru, Ireland, and Alaska, which we will also be escorting in addition to our other tours.
In the meantime, let us know if you have an aching to travel somewhere and can’t find the perfect match for what you are looking for and we will assist with your planning.
Time to turn to thoughts of planting garden and getting the mower ready for the soon to be time to use it. Happy travel to you from your garden/patio or to the other side of the world.
Give us a call or email if you have any interest in above. Have a good year!
Diana and Jerry (507) 456-6611 firstname.lastname@example.org