Historic Washington, Arkansas, is a lovely, peaceful tree-shaded town in one of the most amazing historic places in Arkansas that you will want to experience! Here we will travel back to the 19th Century as we stroll the plank board sidewalks alongside streets that have never been paved, and tour the historic public buildings and former residences. Established on George Washington’s birthday in 1824, the town of Washington today is one of America’s premier historic villages. Historic Washington State Park is a National Historical Landmark, a National Register of Historic Places site, and an Arkansas state park you’ll want to visit.
Travel with us as we journey into SOUTHERN LOUISIANA. We fill three short days with all types of sights and experiences including LONGFELLOW-EVANGELINE STATE HISTORIC SITE, AVERY ISLAND, TABASCO BRAND FACTORY TOUR, JUNGLE GARDENS & BIRD ISLAND, CONRAD RICE MILL, KONRICO GENERAL STORE, ROSEDOWN PLANTATION STATE HISTORIC SITE, and THE MYRTLES PLANTATION!
LOUISIANA PEPPERS, PARKS, AND GARDENS May 19 - 21, 2015
Nothing says SPRINGTIME like tulips in Pella, IA ... a charming village that celebrates its Netherlands heritage with a tulip festival in May! Founded in 1847 by 800 Norwegian immigrants, the village is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colors! Pella is the centerpiece of our trip … but there is so much more along the way including Precious Moments, Powell Gardens, Madison County & The Roseman Covered Bridge, Winterset (home of John Wayne, “The Duke”), the Amana Colonies, Hannibal (boyhood home of Mark Twain), Grant’s Farm, Springfield (Bass Pro Shop), and Branson!!
MACKINAC ISLAND & THE LILAC FESTIVAL June 10 - 18, 2015
Imagine a world without cars, trucks, or even the sound of motors. MACKINAC ISLAND is one of the few places in the world were anything powered by motors is not allowed. Come join us on our MACKINAC ISLAND & LILAC FESTIVAL adventure. We will travel to the top of Michigan where we will enjoy the lilacs and all that this historic island has to offer.
THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST June 30 - July 15, 2015
The Canadian Rockies and America’s northwestern states make up THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST! We’ll visit Amarillo, Colorado Springs, Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Ice Fields, Vancouver, Victoria, Butchart Gardens, The Dalles, Boise, Salt Lake City, The Morman Tabernacle, Palo Duro Canyon, and the “Texas” Musical! Spectacular mountains and valleys throughout the Canadian Rockies … great PHOTO moments!
The beautiful ASPEN is the quintessential Colorado tree. Towns, streets, dogs and even beer have been named after this glorious tree. In the summer, the aspens provide shade for the Colorado state flower, the Columbine; and when fall foliage comes on the scene, Coloradans rejoice as the aspens' gently tinkling leaves turn a vibrant shade of gold. Because we are traveling BY TRAIN, we will see parts of this wonderful display that are inaccessible by motor vehicle.