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 When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Chinese proverb
Guaranteed Departures

October 20-25, 2013


Fall Dates
Civil War Sesquicentennial
Civil War Tours
July 2013
Greetings!Bay of Fundy


As promised, we've included many  new Guaranteed Departures in this month's newsletter from our talented TAP partners. You're sure to find something intriguing in these world-wide destinations.  We'll be unveiling more in the coming months, so keep watching!

Buffalo Roundup buffalo roundup SD Tourism

September 25-30, 2013 


Excitement is building for this fall's most unique Old West tradition.  Join us this fall for Custer State Park's 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!
Cast Your Vote Cherokee demonstration


We're hard at work planning our roster of excursions for 2014 and want your opinion. Here are some itineraries we are considering. Let us know which one(s) you favor!

El Camino Real
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tour
Southwest Canyonlands
Oregon Trail 

Circle the Bay of Fundy - Aug. 27, 2013
Circle the Bay of Fundy - Sept. 10 & 24, 2013
Wine, Rail & Redwoods - Sept. 15-20, 2013
CSP Buffalo Roundup - Sept. 25-30, 2013
Route 66 - The Main Street of America - Oct. 11-21, 2013
Costa Rica - October 20-28, 2013
Wild Oklahoma - October 28-November 5, 2013 
Kenya Safari Adventure - Nov. 12, 2013 & May 12, 2014
Rose Parade Extravaganza - Dec. 29, 2013-Jan 3, 2014
Rose Parade Spectacular - Dec. 29, 2013-Jan 2, 2014
Supplier Spotlight Shebby & John


When you travel with Shebby Lee Tours, chances are you will be traveling in the comfort of an Arrow Stage Lines deluxe coach.  With offices throughout the West, they are able to fulfill nearly all of our needs.  But it is their drivers who make the difference. Meet John Germeyer, our driver on the Lewis & Clark Trail, Aug. 2-17.  I'm looking forward to doing our third Lewis & Clark Trail together.
Home Town Spirit
Main Street Square
Photo by Rapid City CVB


My most recent contribution to ABA's online Insider newsletter combines hometown boosterism with a travel industry update.  The hometown is mine:  Rapid City, SD, and the update describes how the community took an ancient concept (the traditional town square) and used it to revitalize  the community and stimulate tourism at the same time. 
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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