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History, Culture, and River Cruising

The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from carefree New Orleans to vibrant Memphis, is the river of Legends – the river of centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations, cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions. Inhale the sweet fragrance of magnolia blossoms, relax in a rocking chair with a glass of sweet tea and watch the essence of the south unfold around you.

Begin 2018 with a sense of wonder and excitement on a magical lower …

12 Destinations to Photograph Fall Foliage

Although technically it is still summer, and most of the country remains in heatwave mode, gradually temperatures will drop, and the vibrant colors of fall will grace America’s treasured National Parks and open spaces.

Autumn is less than a month away and for photography buffs, some of the most colorful scenery of the year is about to get underway.…

Autumn Foliage in New England and Cape Cod

Enjoy the tranquil backroads of Vermont, the monumental mansions of Rhode Island, gingerbread cottages of Martha’s Vineyard, and the history of Boston while taking in the best autumn colors New England has to offer.

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13 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 7 breakfasts) Round trip airport transfers City tour of Boston with a local guide including the Freedom Trail and Boston Common See Plymouth Rock, where our forefathers first landed on American soil On…

2018 Rose Parade Anaheim

Southern California welcomes in 2018 with a celebration not to be missed — The Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl Game!

The bands, floats and equestrians start the day as they travel down Colorado Boulevard; then, two of the top college teams in the country meet in the Rose Bowl.

Packages available including hotel, reserved seating, parade float construction viewing and ground transportation.

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December 30 – January 2, 2018 at the WYNDHAM…

New England Rails and Sails Autumn Foliage

Tour the length and breadth of New England from mountain hamlets to seaside villages in this leaf peeping tour of the northeast.

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14 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts) Round trip airport transfers Visit Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels Free time in Portland, Maine with its vibrant waterfront Full day touring in Acadia National Park to the top of Cadillac Mountain with its breathtaking seascapes and the unique under-water cavern at…

Summer in Seattle

It’s summertime in Seattle, Washington. Hit the water now that the rain subsided and the gray clouds turned into white cotton. Raise a glass of craft beer, cider, wine, or spirits. Check out the city’s varied outdoor festivals.

Pike Place Market Expands

This summer marks a major expansion for Pike Brewing Company. This  Seattle landmark based in Pike Market led the way for the Seattle craft brewing scene. They will be opening Tankard & Tun, …

U.S. National Parks: From Sea to Shining Sea

In 1872, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the United States. Today, there are 390 areas under the National Park domain. Every state with the exception of Delaware has some National Park Service land. This land includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, lake and sea shores, rivers, trails, historic sites, and the White House.

The National Park system provides plenty of opportunity for a variety of vacations and tours. …

Ohio River Cruise

Experience the picturesque waterways of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers on this 11-day adventure. Your journey begins at the Gateway Arch Riverfront in St. Louis and continues to the historic river port town of Cape Girardeau. In Paducah, view the more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals that decorate the shoreline and paint a vivid picture of the city’s past. Visit the John James Audubon Museum in Henderson, featuring many original oil and watercolor paintings created …

Cumberland River Cruise

Cruise from Nashville to St. Louis, following the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers on a route of adventure and captivating history. Admire the most picturesque scenery in the American Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Enjoy guided excursions such as the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Travel to Dover and receive a private tour of the historic battleground where Ulysses S. Grant won his first major Union …

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

Relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. As you visit 10 states in 22 days, experience life as it once was on the western frontier. Starting in Lower Mississippi, explore southern plantations, stately antebellum houses, and Civil War battlefields. In Memphis, known for Blues and barbeque, immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of the mid-South’s most vibrant …