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Archive for March, 2010

Polar Bears!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I was watching the Olympics with my family last month and was excited to see a short story on the Polar Bears of Churchill featured on NBC. Click here to see! It was exciting to see the footage of this impressive destination and especially to see Polar Bears roaming around the town completely oblivious to tourists!

We are offering you a chance to experience this unique travel experience for yourself this coming November. Fly in style right from Seattle to Churchill in business class comfort. Go to the Polar Bear tour page.

China & Tibet: Only 4 spaces left…

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Terra Cotta Warriors of Xian

If you’re considering signing up for our October 6 – 24 tour to China, Tibet & the Yangtze River – call today. As I write this, there are two double rooms left. This exciting itinerary includes the best of China and an introduction to  fascinating Tibet. Here’s what travelers from our 2009 China & Tibet tour said about their trip:

We really feel we got more than we paid for. The trip was excellent all the way around.     Jim, ’67, ’70 & Darlene Hermsen

I would go again! It was a great introduction to China…The most lovely surprise was the morning in the park with all the Chinese people dancing, exercising and playing games and instruments. I could have stayed for hours.   Riana Haslund, ’69

Pearls of Dalmatia – This fall!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Dubrovnik Harbor

Dubrovnik is a beautiful seaside city on the Adriatic coast, and at night the ancient walls are illuminated to create a stunning image. There is a unique cliff-side bar located on the outside of the wall where you can watch the sunset, enjoy a cold beverage and look out at the islands..one of my favorite travel moments!  

Other great memories we had was sampling the wonderful gelato in every flavor possible, and on our ferry ride through the islands we were treated to an impromptu  fashion show of jewelry.

Due to popular demand we are repeating this tour again this fall. Click here to view the Pearls of Dalmatia home page and brochure. If you are interested in visiting a beautiful destination where sun, ocean, lavender fields  and wonderful food are all on the menu, then this is the trip for you!

Guatemala – February 2011

Friday, March 5th, 2010

If I could pick one trip that I’d personally like to go on, it would be our Guatemala trip. 

Guatemalan Textiles

The variety of culture, historical sites, natural beauty…and, OK, the resort time too…all appeals to me. Click here for more details.

2011…Many Tempting Tours

Friday, March 5th, 2010

France - Dordogne Region

This is always an exciting time of year as I make final decisions on the next year’s trip schedule. My crystal ball is once again on the blink, so I’m relying on what I’ve heard from our travelers; what I’ve read in the news; and intuition developed over 30 years in the travel business. Check out our website for our 2011 schedule…I hope you’ll find a few that will tempt you to pull out your suitcase and start packing!