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Past Trips

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Ireland

We set out on an amazing Irish adventure that told the complete story of the Emerald Isle.  We saw vibrant shades as we traveled from the lively city of Dublin, kissing the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle, saw Killarney National Park on a boat ride, Ring of Kerry, and marveled at the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher.  Tea and scones on a traditional family farm made us feel at home.  We toured the walled city of Derry and stood on the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway. For me one of the highlights was going to a pub in Annascaul in County Kerry that was owned and run by the Antartic explorer, Tom Cream (1877-1938) who was a member of expeditions – one adventure  to the South Pole on the Endurance with Shackleton. There is so much more to tell about this trip -what a special one. 

Hawaii

We spent several days exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands and enjoyed the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Horseback riding on the highest location on the island with a breathtaking view was amazing, saw where Gilligans Island was filmed, helicoptered over famous homes and enjoyed the Pineapple Plantation from the air, climbed Diamond Head (whew!), snorkeled with the turtles in Turtle Canyon,dined like royalty at an authentic Polynesian lūʻau and topped it off with the most spectacular evening show on the islands including a war dance and fire dance.  Of course, the beaches of Waikiki were a hit, Paradise Cove was also a big hit.  We found a family name on the wall at the Pearl Harbor USS Arizona Memorial and toured the Battleship Missouri.  It will be hard to top this trip.

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Alaska

We found majestic views and rich culture in every corner.  Snowcapped mountains majestic views, massive beautiful glaciers and a bounty of wildlife, whale watching, dog sledding with a terrific musher.  We visited Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, Victoria, BC and enjoyed off the path excursions and came home with so many fabulous pictures and memories.

Greece

In Greece, we discover a place where age-old legends and monuments intertwine with warm sunshine and island-style living. The Athens tour with a local guide helped us to explore the Acropolis, home to the famous Parthenon and the city’s best lookout. Three days at leisure on the island of Mykonos, an Aegean paradise of sandy beaches and bustling energy was simply spectacular. As we uncovered the past at the excavation site of Akrotiri, we realized how old Greece is. On our free days we made the most of the picture-perfect island of Santorini, from to the ruins of Athens to the bright rooftops of Mykonos and Santorini.  Climbing a volcano and overlooking the islands was simply amazing.  I’d like to go back again.  Want to go with me?

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Scotland

What a trip to Scotland!!!!  Featuring stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history including Bagpipe Lesson, Whisky Distillery, Isle of Skye, Armadale Castle, Loch Ness, Orkney Islands, Dunrobin Castle, Sheepdog Demonstration, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Cooking Experience, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Glascow. Since 1950 the epochal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has dazzled millions of spectators with performances from musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers.  This epic show, unique every year, took place at the Edinburgh Castle, hauntingly illuminated under the open sky culminating with a spectacular fireworks display, and set the stage for an amazing evening.

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