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Quote of the Month

It's good to have an end

to journey toward;

but it is the journey that matters, in the end.


Ernest Hemingway

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October 20-25, 2013

Civil War Tours
Civil War Sesquicentennial 

Fall Dates Sold Out

2014 Dates Coming Soon!

September  2013
Shebby at the helm Greetings!


Part of the fun of going on the trail - besides adding new experiences to my memory bank, is increasing our collection of photos. Just couldn't resist sharing this one of me at the helm of Butch Bouvier's keelboat replica in Iowa's Lewis & Clark State Park. Reminder to those who traveled on the trail with us this summer: don't forget to add your photos to the group's Dropbox!

null Wine, Rail & Redwoods
This popular  tour perennially sells out early, so we're offering it earlier this year to make sure you aren't disappointed.  This first class program features five nights in the same hotel, tour & tasting at 4 wineries, behind the scenes Champagnery Tour, tasting at an Olive Factory, historic homes & gardens, Redwoods, Culinary Institute tour & cooking demo, several meals, and of course, the magnificent Napa Valley Wine Train.  Send for your registration packet today!
Costa Rica - October 20-28, 2013
Wild Oklahoma - October 28-November 5, 2013 
Kenya Safari Adventure - Nov. 12, 2013
Rose Parade Extravaganza - Dec. 29, 2013-Jan 3, 2014
Rose Parade Spectacular - Dec. 29, 2013-Jan 2, 2014
Wine, Rail & Redwoods - September 21-26, 2014
Old West Trail
Chuckwagon cowboys
July 12-18, 2014




We've had a number of requests for our popular western trails program, so it's back in the schedule for 2014.   Explore the West where legends live and make a connection with your heritage on this seven-day journey to the past.

Bookings are already coming in so don't delay.   Send for your registration packet today!
ABA Insider


When ABA's Insider asked me to write a regular column about my perspectives on the latest trends in the travel and tourism industry, they may have gotten a little more than they bargained for.  My latest article tackles the ticklish subject of sellers of travel:  are we just sellers of travel, travel counselors, or makers of merriment?  What do you think?

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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