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Is South Dakota in the West or Midwest?  Read Shebby's take on the subject in this month's

Trail Talk.

Quote of the Month

History teaches us

that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.

Abba Eban 
Guaranteed Departures
King Neptune's USO Show
October 14-28, 2012
November 2011
Journeys of Exploration & Discovery


If holiday travel is on your wish list and you haven't yet made your selection, now is the time.  Space is limited so call today!  And if you are looking ahead, why not give the gift of travel?  This issue is chock-full of suggestions for holiday giving - or just your reading pleasure.


Enjoy - and let us know how we can help you with your travel plans for 2012 and beyond.

Last CallHoliday Travel


Space is still available on the following departures but time is running out.  Book your holiday travel today! 



Rose Parade Spectacular               Dec. 30, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012

San Francisco New Year's Train     Dec. 30, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012
New Year's at the Empress Hotel    Dec. 30, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012
Buffalo Roundup Update:  two buses are full and the third is filling fast for September's event, so if you are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime experience, get your registrations in soon.  We are expecting to sell out before last year's record of the first week in March!
New Civil War ProgramsNorth and South
Civil War to Civil Rights  April 16-20, 2012

Civil War Mississippi Cruise  Aug. 30-Sept 7, 2012

Sherman's March to the Sea  Sept. 22-29, 2012

Fields of Valor  Oct. 6-14, 2012

Civil War in the West: Nashville to New Orleans Nov. 2-9, 2012

May 14-26, 2012


This outstanding luxury adventure highlights the clockwise migration of 1.4 wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle as they are pushed by thier natural predators.  Includes ten nights in four- and five-star hotels and resorts, 26 meals, guaranteed window seats in safari vehicles, driver-guide gratuity, all applicable taxes, baggage handling, and Visa processing fee.


$3,195 per person, double occupancy

$3,550 per person, single occupancy


Deposit of $750 with reservation; final payment due:  March 1.


January 28-Feb. 2, 2012
February 11-16, 2012


The solitude of Yellowstone in winter is so compelling and inspiring, it defies words. Pillars of steam drift across the snow-crusted earth creating a scene of fantasy and imagination. See, live and experience this Winter Wonderland for yourself! 

Spring & Summer PreviewJefferson Memorial


Cherry Blossom Festival 100th Anniversary                April 12-16, 2012 

El Camino Real        April 19-25, 2012

Old West Trail          June 16-22, 2012

Lewis & Clark Trail   Aug. 3-18, 2012

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup  September 22-27, 2012

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-888-8306.


We look forward to seeing you on the trail this season.


Happy Trails! 
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