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Archive for October, 2009

Alaska – Brochure Dropping Soon!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Why not spend time this summer visiting our own backyard…well, OK – Alaska isn’t exactly in our backyard but it’s darn close for those of us living in Seattle and you don’t have to get jetlag to get there.

Join other UW alumni and friends and enjoy luxury cruising on Regent”s Seven Seas Navigator. All cabins are suites and the majority of them include verandhas so you can watch the glaciers and hear them crack and pop right from your stateroom. Check our website for the full tour brochure.

Book by December 31, 2009 to take advantage of the special savings of $1,000 per stateroom, cruise fares!

Fond memories of Turkey

Monday, October 19th, 2009



We’re back from Turkey and our radiant glow from all that sunshine is dissipating! It was an incredible journey and as always, it ended much too soon.  This is one of the most popular tours that we operate,  and it’s  always highly rated.  In 2010 we are offering the same tour:  Turkey & the Turquoise Coast from September 18 to October 2nd.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to explore this unique and ancient country,  now’s your chance!


Five days of sun, ruins and sailing!

Friday, October 9th, 2009
Early morning on the gulet

Early morning on the gulet

As we stepped off our Turkish gulets and glanced back at the sea,  I think we all realized we had experienced something special.  The weather has been gorgeous, warm enough to swim every day off the boats, beautiful walks through the islands, exploring ruins, incredible Turkish cuisine. I could go on and on. Now we are in the ancient city of Antalya, staying in a wonderful hotel perched over the sea.  More visits to ruins and Turkish Baths await us!

Huskies cross the Dardanelles

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Curtis with some spices!

Curtis with some spices!

A quick snapshot of our current tour to Turkey…We  started our journey in Istanbul, a city of spice markets, beautiful mosques, delicious kebabs and of course tea and Turkish delight! As we progress down the coast of the Aegean Sea we cross the Dardanelles singing the Husky Fight song as we ‘land’ on the ‘Asia minor’ side of Turkey. A visit to the ancient cities  of Troy and Ephesus  are a spectacular highlight for the group and we are heading off today for a 5 day cruise on the Turquoise Coast. I hope we have some good swimmers so we can see the underwater ruins!