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Trail Talk

Quote of the Month
April is the cruelest month...
mixing memory and desire.

T.S. Eliot
Guaranteed Departures


October 20-25, 2013

April 2013
Journeys of Exploration & Discovery


"Anticipation" is the subject of this month's 

Trail Talk, and it seems an apt description for the newsletter as well.  Part of the joy of spring is making plans for upcoming vacation getaways.  But don't wait too long. Some departures offered last month, including Route 66 (October 11) and Yellowstone Safari (Aug. 5) are already sold out. 

July 21-27, 2013


This program is proving popular with people who want to check North Dakota off their Bucket List. But my bet is you'll also be surprised at what you've been missing.  For example, did you know it is the largest producer of sunflowers in the US?  It's also the home of the world's only International Peace Garden, a sea-worthy Viking Ship, three genuine white buffalo, the acclaimed Medora Musical, legendary North Dakotans Teddy Roosevelt, Lewis & Clark, George Armstrong Custer, plus the sweeping grandeur of the northern plains and many surprises. Still need convincing? Here's a preview.
Buffalo Roundup buffalo roundup SD Tourism

September 25-30, 2013 


The excitement is mounting as Custer State Park prepares for this most unique Old West tradition.  Join us this fall for the annual roundup and buffalo arts festival in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. You'll also visit Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse mountain carvings, ride the authentic 1880 Steam Train, visit historic Deadwood, Badlands National Park and much more. Send for your registration packet today!
Lewis & Clark Countdown

August 2-17, 2013 


Interest continues to grow for this once-in-a-life-time adventure. Because of the high number of requests for registration packets since January 1st and the calls and messages from those of you who are already booked, things are looking positive for this departure. But we're not quite there yet. So to sweeten the deal, we will extend the early bird discount of $75 per person (which expired April 2) to the next three bookings we receive. All bookings after that until June 2 will receive a $50 per person discount. Return your registration immediately to take advantage of these savings. And if you don't have your packet yet, request one now!

Supplier Spotlight Medora Musical


The Theodore Roosevelt-Medora Foundation in western North Dakota is dedicated to preserving the historic character of Medora, our patriotic heritage, and the life of Theodore Roosevelt in the badlands.  We've been bringing folks here for years to enjoy the music, the pitchfork fondue, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Experience for yourself Medora's Old West hospitality in Legendary North Dakota, July 21-27.
What If? What if


Americans are justly proud of our National Park System and with the approach of its 100th anniversary, it is appropriate that we consider its future while honoring its past. Financially challenged since its beginnings, despite its vital contributions to our economy and quality of life, our Parks have also always had formidable champions like the National Parks Foundation and Theodore Roosevelt.  Which brings us to this month's "What If?" Have you ever wondered what America would be like without it's national parks?  Read how just one life made a difference.

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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