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7 Day Eastern Caribbean

June 5-12, 2022

Norwegian Breakaway

Explore the Eastern Caribbean for seven days, roundtrip from Miami and experience the picturesque island of St. Thomas. While the duty-free shopping is perhaps the best in the Caribbean, its striking blue water and beaches, like Magen’s Bay, are indescribably beautiful. Take the Skyride to Paradise Point for awe-inspiring views. Tortola is the largest of more than 50 British Virgin Islands and its velvety white sand is legendary. Drive through the capital of Road Town for a glimpse of its culture and charm or hit the beaches, especially The Baths, a geographic wonder of mammoth-sized granite boulders. Your final port is our private island Great Stirrup Cay, where you can sip a cold cocktail, eat fish tacos and work on your tan along the Atlantic’s edge. There’s a plethora of watersports as well, and the newest shore excursion will take you on a short boat ride to swim with the famous Bahamian pigs.

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Kathy Pickerell

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7 Day Explore Bermuda

August 19 - 26, 2022

Come aboard Norwegian Pearl and find your own slice of paradise in Bermuda. With two overnights and three full days at the Royal Naval Dockyard, you have plenty of time to explore this small island that’s big on relaxation. Build your first-ever pink sandcastle at Horseshoe Bay Beach and sail into the mystery of the infamous Bermuda Triangle on a glass-bottom boat evening cruise. Tour the awe-inspiring Crystal Caves, or top your best score with a round at the country’s famous Port Royal Golf Course. Then return to Boston where you can walk The Freedom Trail, stopping by four historic taverns along the way. Or journey to the seaside town of Salem — made famous by the 17th century witch trials — and uncover its dramatic history on a guided tour.

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Lois Ashby

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5 DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE

ON CARNIVAL BREEZE

MOTHER'S DAY

May 13-18 2023

Treat Mom next Mother's Day to a relaxing, fun cruise on the beautiful Carnival Breeze.  With several dining options, including Guy's Burger Joint, and lots of activities onboard, you will never be bored (unless you just want to). There is also adult only spaces as well as camps for the children. There's a reason Carnival ships are called FUN ships!  Enjoy stops in Cozumel and Costa Maya where you can snorkel, relax on the beach, ride ATVs, or shop 'til you drop.  

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Kathy Pickerell

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10 Day Costa Rica 
June 19 - 29

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND We had a group that went to Costa Rica in 2019 and everyone fell in love with the country's natural beauty and the warmth of her people., so we decided to go again this year. 

The cost of the trip is $1269.00 per person and includes 9 nights accommodations, many of your meals, private guide and many daily excursions. Air is a separate cost. It is too early to price air since air only becomes available 332 days prior to travel.  The land cost is based on double occupancy. If you would like to room as a single your cost would be $1919.00 plus air cost.

Check out our detailed day to day itinerary b. In order to save your spot I will need your name as it appears on your passport, date of birth, billing address and a $200.00 deposit. The deposit is refundable up to 61 days prior to travel and would go into a travel voucher good for any trip that Gate 1 offers.  YOU HAVE APPROXIMATELY 1 YEAR TO PAY FOR THIS AMAZING TRIP!

We have sole use of the bus which means that only our group will be on the bus. We will have between 30-40 people traveling. There is always warmth and friendship when traveling in a group.

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14 Day Thailand -Choice of Two Trips
Feb. 19 -March 4, 2023 March 12-25, 2023

It’s official! We are going back to Thailand! This time, however, we have customized the trip to include things we did not see or do on past trips, and the itinerary is exclusively by our agency’s design. We are very excited because we have hand selected hotels and tours, and it will include a great culmination of culture, temples, food, waterfalls, elephants, tigers, WWII history, nature, a tea ceremony, shopping night markets, and the indigenous women of the hill country (long necked women). We have sole use of the motorcoach.

The land dates are February 19-March 4, 2023 (air date leaves on February 17) or March 12-25, 2023 (air date leaves on March 10). Kathy will be escorting the first trip, and Lois and Susan will be escorting the second one in March.

 

Both tours are the same with the exception of the dates.

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11-DAY CRUISE ON NCL
PRIMA

July 2 - August 6, 2023

Northern Europe: Iceland & Norway to Reykjavik

Create magical memories on a journey of mythological lore, fascinating history and extraordinary beauty with Norwegian Prima — the first in a new class of ships designed to elevate every expectation. Savor every bite of chocolate and live your very own fairytale in Zeebrugge with numerous enchanting castles to explore. Known as the Venice of the North, travel back in time on a gondola through Amsterdam’s Amstel River where you’ll discover mansions and guild buildings from the Golden Century. Kayak the serene waters of the fjord that fronts Ísafjörður, where majestic seabirds flock in the summer to raise their young. Then visit Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik and venture into the picturesque Thingvellir National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering mountains surrounding a vast, wildflower-carpeted lava field. Head to the park’s geyser area where you’ll see hissing springs, bubbling pools and other geothermal phenomena.

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Kathy Pickerell

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10 Day Classic Peru

July 29-August 7, 2022

Enjoy a face to face encounter with the ancient civilization of the Incas and and the incredible landscape of Peru during this 10-day trip covering Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Discover the amazing history of Cusco and the sacred mountaintop retreat of Machu Picchu before exploring the Inca ruins of the Sacred Valley and the floating islands of Titicaca. Whether you're looking for ancient history, unique culture traditions or stunning scenery, this comprehensive tour offers a little something for everyone. Your 10-day excursion includes accommodations, meals, a guide, entrance fees and all transfers and transport.

 

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Lois Ashby

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7 DAY ALASKA CRUISE

ON NCL BLISS

June 6-10 2023

One of the most scenic and thrilling cruises is Alaska, and this 7-day itinerary even includes Icy Strait Point and its wilderness experiences. Just outside of Juneau is where you’ll find the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Walk the nature trails and explore the Visitor Center with its view of the Juneau Ice Field. Icy Strait Point is home to the largest Native Tlingit village in the state and its waters are teeming with wildlife, including orcas and humpbacks. Since every shop at Icy Strait Point is Native-owned, this is the place for authentic goods and handicrafts. Your last port is Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest. With its green spaces and Victorian architecture, it is stunning. See Butchart Gardens and the stately Craigdarroch Castle.

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Kathy Pickerell

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