USA and Canada
Join us as we head once again to Arizona for baseball in the springtime. Cactus League games every day (generally sitting in the shade – which is surprisingly important), some great grub and the chance to talk baseball with former players. Our annual baseball banquet always features engaging conversation from a former major league broadcaster, player or umpire (Al Cark, former umpire, spoke last year). It promises to be a great evening of baseball stories and memories. Our old buddy, former ML ballplayer Lou Klimchok, will also be on hand for a second baseball talk.
Centrally located rooms at a Marriott Hotel (with a great full buffet breakfast daily) and a tour of the unique Magic Castle (a one-of-a-kind attraction) are featured in the package. The schedule of games is not announced until November. We strongly encourage you to register now and take advantage of the lower price, which helps us in purchasing tickets. Additional Early Payment $avings are available.
Discover the amazing beauty of America’s Last Frontier on this custom adventure, hosted by local guides in a small-group atmosphere. This is the way to see Alaska!
Journey “off the beaten path”.
It’s only a two-day trip, but you will travel a world away. Peek through a window in time and see things the way they were and how they might have been. Awaken your senses with tastings, mysterious sights, and sensational scents of nature. Encounter something not just old but ancient, pockets and points, and something smaller than usual. On this trip walkers will find many paths to take. We may not be dining in/on China, but the food will be excellent!
Meander the Southern Atlantic coastline from Norfolk to Jacksonville
Spectacular scenery and hidden gems of California’s Central Coast
An “unpack-once” tour featuring the best little city in Texas
Every year Southern California welcomes in the spring season with a very special attraction – The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, one of the most unique attractions in Southern California and an annual rite of passage into spring; drawing more than 100,000 visitors annually. The Flower Fields is a 50-acre dazzling rainbow of beautiful ranunculus flowers set on a hillside that overlooks the striking Carlsbad, California coastline. A leisurely stroll along the pathways of The Flower Fields from early March to early May provides you with the opportunity to experience colorful bands of ranunculus flowers up close, and to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Now you can enjoy this explosion of color, because a short flight to Southern California brings you to one of the most amazing annual floral displays in the country. Perhaps the best new short tour of 2015!
From the producers of the award-winning stage spectacular, Magique comes a sensational and sensual new magic show. Madame Houdini will astound audience members with her dazzling deceptions and stunning aerial skills. Only a handful of strong, talented female magicians have ever succeeded in the highly competitive field of grand illusion. For the first time in the United States, audiences will see one of the most glamorous and successful performers in the world of magic when Madame Houdini (Hellevi Woodman) takes the Eldorado stage. Stay overnight at the Silver Legacy Casino Resort with a buffet dinner included prior to the show. Stop at John Ascauga’s Nugget for some casino play before heading home the following day.
For the past two years, we have offered this unique package. Now, it gets even better with the addition of a flightseeing trip to Hana for lunch. No wonder we modestly proclaim it, “The Best Hawaii Tour Ever”.
Hear the Civil Rights story, enjoy flowers and gardens everywhere.
Each year we offer an overnighter to Bodega Bay; and each year we hear so many comments of “Oh, it is so nice here, I wish we could stay another night” or “This visit was too rushed!” So… we need you to tell us what to do. If you are interested in relaxing at the splendid Bodega Bay Lodge and Spa for a night or two, let us know your preference. Based on the level of interest, we will announce the final itinerary in the next newsletter. Please remember, limo service is included only for the three-day itinerary and available for an additional $80 per person for the two – daytrip.
A culinary and specialty shopping excursion.
Our featured long-distance Mystery Tour for next spring has a distinctive historical twist. If you are student of American history, you have found your tour. The itinerary includes steamboats (don’t immediately think the Mississippi River, because you might not be right), bank robbers, battles that did (and didn’t) take place, and a look at one of the planet’s biggest historical events.
You’ll stay in a college town and a classic little village, each for two nights. An overnight in the small city next to the big one of the similar name rounds out your 5 nights of travel. Great statesmen, a trip that didn’t get there, and even a tiger shows up on the scene at one point. Will you be brave enough to go inside?
Visit Mission San Antonio de Pala, “The Forgotten Mission,” and the famed Mission Inn!
History unfolds along the El Camino Real in sunny Southern California. Visit three missions and the only surviving asistencia, Mission San Antonio de Pala, “The Forgotten Mission.” Relax in style at the Newport Beach Marriott and enjoy lunch at the historic Mission Inn Restaurant.
Our nation’s capital and the Pennsylvania countryside are yours to explore…
Santa Fe has it all: Breathtaking scenery, fine Southwestern cuisine, and lots of shopping opportunities! Stay downtown at a brand new, conveniently located hotel only a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants of the plaza. It’s the perfect balance between city and nature with a splash of decadence. Indulge yourself!
Roaring Niagara and Tulips in Ottawa, both at their springtime best
A culinary and specialty shopping excursion.
Explore the beauty of Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks…
Stay in a Times Square hotel and enjoy two Broadway shows in New York City!
Three nights in the low Cascades at a great price.This affordable getaway comes just before the summer crowds. Sisters is a low mountain community in the Cascades, southwest of Portland. If you love the great outdoors and want to see and learn about the beauty of Oregon, this is your trip.
Stay at the Oregon Gardens Resort, surrounded by natural beauty. And get the chance to visit Silver Falls State Park.
…the hills are alive with the sound of music in Leavenworth.
Each summer, theatre takes center stage in Leavenworth, Washington, a town at the base of the state’s Cascade Mountains, created in the image of an alpine village in Bavaria. The mountains provide a perfect backdrop for the town’s annual production of The Sound of Music, produced in addition to other shows during the summer months. Spend three nights at the wonderful Bavarian Lodge, enjoy a traditional German dinner, experience two or three live theatre performances, and explore this region of central Washington few will ever visit.
Featuring Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks
Celebrate America’s Independence Day where it all began! Visit Minute Man National Park, hear the story of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and dabble in magic in Salem, MA. Spectacular coastal views, lumberjacks, lobsters, Minutemen, witches, the JFK Museum, 4th of July fireworks in Boston; it’s all here!
Featuring the natural scenic wonder of Southern Oregon
The absolute best time to visit Seattle is July! For a precious short time gray skies subside to sunshine and mild temperatures. Unfortunately with the peak of tourism season comes peak prices. Previously debuted in the 2015 Dreambook as a 4 day tour, it has been shortened by a day to eliminate the expense of one night’s hotel stay and motorcoach transportation BUT all the main attractions remain! The only omission to the revised itinerary is the Chinatown Dragon Fest.
Stay in the heart of The Emerald City and experience all this vibrant town has to offer, mere steps from the front door of your hotel! Tour and taste your way through the history of Pike Place Market and ride the monorail to the iconic Space Needle for panoramic views of the Puget Sound. Visit world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly’s Garden & Glass and enjoy one of three acclaimed museums before a fine dining experience along the waterfront at Palisades Restaurant. You have the option to tour Seattle’s Underground, hearing the sordid tales of this city’s rough and tumble beginnings, or head for an evening theatre performance of the hit Broadway musical Wicked. Wake up to the smell of freshly roasted beans on a coffee and bakery tour and become immersed in the unique culture revolving around “the drink of the Gods.” Let your buzz subside on a relaxing lunch cruise as you gawk at the beautiful homes lining the shores of Lake Union and Lake Washington before returning back to Sacramento on an early evening flight.
Dine on a covered bridge, ride a dune buggy, enjoy the waves
Rocky Mountain lodges, a two-nation vacation