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Archive for October, 2010

Amalfi Coast to Venice

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Ah…Italy!  From the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento to Rome to Assissi to Siena to Florence…and finally, Venice. Sightseeing along the way includes Pompeii, frozen in time by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD; the hilltop town of Orvieto; the medieval Umbrian village of Todi; and San Gimignano with it’s skyline of 13 watchtowers. Fabulous pasta, flavorful wine and fun traveling companions…join this group (limited to 24) of UW alumni and friends and spend two weeks exploring one of the world’s most favorite travel destinations.

Travel Discounts for UWAA Members!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Did you know that being a UWAA member gives your great travel benefits and discounts?  Many of our travelers who take our tours like the convenience of long term parking at the airport. Wally Park at SeaTac offers members 30% off the regular price for premier valet service! Plus, upon request, members receive a complimentary car wash during their parking stay. You can’t beat a clean car and delivery of your vehicle as you return home from your trip.

 Need great travel gear? Shop the ExOfficio online store and get 20% off any regular price ExOfficio apparel purchase. Discounts require a UWAA Member Promotion Code. There are many other membership perks from discounted rental cars and  hotel stays if you like to travel.  So if you are already a member..check it out, and if not..now is a great time to join!

Once-in-a-lifetime Baltic Sea Cruise!

Friday, October 8th, 2010

A travel opportunity like this is not to be missed! Listen to speeches by Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa and also enjoy a full schedule of university faculty lectures, including some by UW Professor Terje Leiren. All while cruising the Baltic Sea while ports of call in eight fascinating countries. The tour brochure is now in the mail, so don’t hesitate as space is bound to go quickly!

Husky happy hour at sea!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Oceania cruises continue to be a popular and exciting program with our UW alumni!  Many have and will explore the water and ports of the Panama Canal, Scandinavia, Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East.  Having experienced a cruise on one of these beautiful ships myself..I can attest to the pleasures of fabulous cuisine, luxurious state rooms and stunning destinations. But it’s really the camaraderie of our UW group and fellow travelers that sticks out in my mind. We would sail away from exotic ports after a day of sightseeing, the sun would be setting..and happy hour at the Horizon bar called our names!  Some evenings there would be 25 of us, other evenings intimate groups of 12.  All of us sharing our experiences of the day and of our lives for that matter. 

In May  2011, join John Buller and Laurie Sorensen for another one of these great cruises.

Cradle of History  starts its voyage in Athens, continues down to Alexandria and Cairo, Jerusalem, Cyprus and finally Istanbul. The name of this cruise certainly is appropriate!  Not only are these destinations truly magical, but you’ll be traveling with two of our favorite UW hosts who will ensure the Husky spirit is celebrated throughout the cruise!