WHERE WILL THE WIND TAKE US?
BOWLING GREEN, OH
AUGUST 2 - 4 $399
OHIO - so much to see and do! Join us as we travel to the northern part of the state and tour the inside of a wind turbine, tour a solar field, see how a plastic coke bottle is made, rooftop gardening, Snook's Dream Car Museum, cooking demonstration and much more.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, admission to attractions, luggage and included meal tips.
MISSOURI STAR QUILT TOUR
“A QUILTERS PARADISE”
AUGUST 23 - 27 $659
Day 1: We begin our journey to Hamilton, MO with a little “shop hopping” on the way to our overnight stay at the Drury Inn.
Day 2: An afternoon arrival at the Comfort Inn in Chillicothe, MO to check in and begin our spectacular experience at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner, included, and a 2-hour trunk show with YouTube “sewlebrity” Jenny Doan. You will hear Jenny’s personal stories and learn quilting tips and techniques firsthand. Afterwards a meet and greet with Jenny, herself, along with autographs and photos.
Day 3: Today we will return to Hamilton, MO to explore 12 newly remolded and uniquely themed quilt shops. Return to the hotel, lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 4: Begin our journey home with an overnight at the Drury Inn. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 5: Return home with all of your new sewing and quilting projects, materials, patterns and wonderful ideas and new friends.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 4 nights lodging, 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner, 2-hour trunk show with Jenny, taxes and included meal tips.
CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS IN LAFAYETTE, LA
FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 4 $1630 (early bird discount $1575 until December 30)
We begin our journey south to warmer weather and Lafayette, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, known as the Happiest City in America with its bustling culinary scene and the distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music. We will celebrate Mardi Gras with parades, king cakes, beads, and much more all in a family friendly atmosphere!
Day 1: We begin with an overnight stay in Athens, Alabama with lunch and dinner stops on your own.
Day 2: Continuing south we arrive in Lafayette, LA with a 4-night stay at the Holiday Inn North, dinner on your own at the hotel with a relaxing evening to get ready to experience “Mardi Gras”.
Day 3: Time to get this party started with a city and food tour. Experience the culture and sample 5 different fabulous Cajun foods unique to the region, including Boudin, gumbo, gator bread, king cake and so much more! We will tour the Jean Lafitte National Historical Center and learn the story of the Acadians who settled the wetland of south Louisiana. Visit Martins Accordions and hear how the accordion is made and the history of Cajun music along with a live band consisting of 3 generations. Dinner is included at a local favorite, Bon Temps.
Day 4: Oh, what a day we have planned for you! This morning we begin with a swamp tour, learning the difference between swamps and bayous while viewing its amazing wildlife and beauty. We may even see an alligator or two. Lunch and tour of Vermilionville included, step back in time and walk thru this historic village along the Bayou Vermilion. Dinner is included at Crawfish Haven, nestled in the middle of Cajun Country, along with the ultimate crawfishing experience.
Day 5: Ready for more! Today, tour the history and production of TABASCO Pepper Sauce, including the museum, green house and the production with a stop at the country store for some goodies! Lunch is included at TOBASCO Restaurant 1868, followed by a driving tour of Avery Islands 170-acre wildlife refuge and botanical gardens. We continue to the Conrad Rice Mill / Konrika, the oldest independently owned and operated owned rice mill in the U.S. still in operation today. Enjoy dinner, included, in our private viewing area while watching the Queens Parade, elaborate costumes, beads, marching bands and more.
Day 6: We wrap up our time in Lafayette with The King Gabriel’s Parade while enjoying king cake and more in our private viewing area. We continue our tour with a stop in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana and setting beautifully along the Mississippi River, lunch is included enroute at Crawfish Town USA. We will stay 2 nights at Hampton Inn, along the riverfront. Tonight’s dinner is included at Nottoway Plantation, one of the South’s largest historic mansions located on the famous River Road with a spectacular three-story Rotunda overlooking the oak-draped lawns.
Day 7: Experience Baton Rouge with a city tour including the Old and New State Capitals, the Capitol Park Museum, Louisiana State University, Mike VII, the tiger in his 3-million-dollar habitat, the Old Governor’s Mansion, built by Huey Long, Louisiana’s 40th governor and more. Enjoy free time, lunch and dinner on your own in downtown Baton Rouge before beginning our journey home.
Day 8: We bid farewell to Louisiana and our fabulous Mardi Gras experience - Nashville, here we come! We will overnight at the Springhill Suites in downtown Nashville, TN with free time to explore the heart of Nashville’s country scene, The Ryman Auditorium, Broadway Street, Tootsies, Wildhorse Saloon, and have dinner on your own at one at one of the local hangouts and maybe even listen to some country music.
Day 9: Sit back, relax and remember fond memories and new friends while traveling home.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO “ELVIS”
MEMPHIS, TN, TUPELO, MS & JERRY LEE LEWIS RANCH
MARCH 21 – 26 $1185 pp (early bird price $1155 until Dec 30)
Our spring tour begins with an overnight in Nashville before continuing on to the “Road to Elvis”, Memphis, TN. We will spend 2 nights in the Guest House at Graceland, in the heart of Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Tour the Graceland Mansion, Presley’s Motors Automobile Museum, The Career Museum & Elvis’s Discovery Exhibits. Continuing on to Memphis for a city tour and a tour of birthplace of Elvis, we will tour the Lewis Ranch, home of Jerry Lee Lewis, the “first great wild man”. Our tour ends in Goodlettsville for a tour of the area and several stars’ homes.
Day 1: We begin our Elvis tour in Nashville with an overnight at the Club Hotel, dinner included at the hotel.
Day 2: Today we travel to Memphis, lunch is on your own before free time to tour Graceland and other Elvis exhibits showcasing his career, including automobiles, airplanes, wardrobe, gold records and much more! Dinner tonight is at Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant with a 2-night stay at The Guest House, an extraordinary hotel experience.
Day 3: We will meet our local guide for a tour of Memphis and learn why Memphis is the home of the Blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Sites include Sun Studios, The Lorraine Motel, Beale Street, St. Jude's, Mudd Island/MS River, the famous March of the Ducks the Peabody Hotel and more, lunch is on your own. Dinner and live entertainment by a Memphis band playing the Blues, is included at Blues City Café on the Legendary Beale Street.
Day 4: This morning we explore Jerry Lee Lewis’ home and private hideaway. The Lewis Ranch has been Jerry’s secret hideaway and escape where he can jam with friends and compose new songs for over 40 years. Free time and lunch on own will be in downtown Tupelo, MS. This afternoon we will visit the little house that Vernon Presley bought in 1934 and where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was born on January 8, 1935. Also, time to visit the Elvis Presley museum before dinner and an Elvis Tribute Artist entertainment included. We will overnight at the Holiday Inn, Memphis.
Day 5: Beginning our return trip to Ohio, we will stop in downtown Nashville for some free time to shop and have lunch, on your own, before arriving at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Goodlettsville, TN. A guided tour of the area, including several stars’ homes, before enjoying a part of country music history, the Long Hollow Jamboree & Restaurant for dinner (included) and pickin’ like you have never heard before!
Day 6: We continue our journey north with lunch and dinner stops on your own.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage service and included meal tips and guide gratuities.
SIGHT & SOUNDS “DAVID”, LANCASTER, PA
SAME GREAT TRIP - 2 DATES AVAILABLE: MAY 11 - 13 & JUNE 1 - 3 $515.00
Sight and Theater presents a brand-new show this year – David! Not every battle is won with a sword. Master poet, fearless warrior, anointed king, from still waters to shadowed valleys, David’s ascent to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals and Philistine soldiers. We also have a truly memorable in home Amish dinner, a farm to table dinner at Mt Hope Winery, a visit to Lititz, PA to tour of Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, a guided tour of Hershey, PA and a trip to Chocolate World for lunch on your own.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, admission to listed attractions, luggage handling, taxes and meal tips.
ASHEVILLE, NC & THE BILTMORE
May 16 - 19 $1175 (early bird price $1125 until December 30)
Travel with us to North Carolina and stay at the historic Biltmore Inn, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville. A tour of the 8 Biltmore Estate, Billy Graham ’s Training Center and the Asheville area, along with dinner at the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry and the Farm.
Day 1: Relax as we travel south to Asheville, NC and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We will check into the historic Biltmore Inn, located on Biltmore property, dinner is on your own in Antler Hill Village, walking distance from the hotel.
Day 2: This morning we tour the Biltmore Estate along with a special “rooftop tour” experience. On this guided tour, we get a closer look at the design and construction of Biltmore House in areas not on the regular house visit, including stunning views and photo ops from the rooftop and balconies. Lunch is included at the Stables Café, a spacious converted stable with a casual atmosphere. After lunch we visit Antler Hill Village and explore the shops along with a tour and tasting at the Biltmore Winery, with over 20 selections of handcrafted vintages. We will travel to the Blue Ridge Mountain Opry for some toe -tapping, Bluegrass, Country and Mountain music along with the finest southern BBQ in Western North Carolina.
Day 3: Today we meet our step on guide for a tour of downtown Asheville, the River Arts District and much more. Lunch is on your own in downtown Asheville. This afternoon we will tour The Billy Graham Training Center, at the Cove, a Christian Conference Center and Peaceful Retreat. We will tour the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, The Prayer Room, Ruth ’s prayer garden and more. The Cove is a walking tour with ramps, no elevators are available. An Italian-style buffet is included for dinner at the Twisted Laurel
Day 4: We return to the Buckeye State with our memories and new friends.
Includes: Escorted transportation, 3 nights lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, audio guide of Biltmore, admission to listed attractions.