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There are many to whom

new places are only new pictures. But travel is a matter, not only of seeing, but of doing.


Mary Roberts Rinehart


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February 2014


We have lots of news this month as planning for 2014 continues, and new tours are announced.  Be sure to check out the new zmag of our TAP Guaranteed Departures catalog by clicking on the logo, bottom left.  One of these departures might just make the perfect gift for your Valentine!

El Camino Real back in the schedule for 2015

April 16-22, 2015 

El Camino Real
Requests for this program have remained steady since we developed this unique Vanishing Trails Expedition (let's face it, they're all unique!) back in 2012.  We're still fine-tuning it, but mark your calendars and let us know of your interest so you'll be the first to know when registration opens.
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Since 1993 Vanishing Trails Expeditons have been our hallmark.  Join us on the trail this summer for the experience of a lifetime:
Old West Trail - July 12-18

Cherry Blossoms in DC- March 28-Apr. 3
California Rail Tour - April 28-May 5
Grand Tour of Italy - March 24, May 13
Be the RR Engineer- June 9-13, Sept. 15-19
Yellowstone Safari - June 9-15
Bay of Fundy - June 20, 24, July 8, 15, & 22
Bay of Fundy - August 5 & 19, Sept. 2, 16, 23, 30
Wine, Rail & Redwoods - Sept. 14-19
Grand Tour of Italy - Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 29
Featured Tour:  Hall of Fame Induction Week-end
July 25-27
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the iconic Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, NY.  I'm thrilled to be leading a group for the first time, and invite you to come along on this bucket list experience.  Pre- and -post stays available.  Whether you choose the democratic lawn-seating option or VIP reserved seating, this experience will top your list of wow experiences!
Roommate Request

We have a request from a single lady who would like to travel from the east coast in the company of others attending the Buffalo Roundup, Sept. 24-29, and might be interested in a roommate as well.  If you are interested please let us know.
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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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