Travel News for Week of November 5

By November 5, 2017Blog

Hi Everyone,

We just finished a great Hawaiian tour visiting three islands:  Oahu, Kauai, and Maui.     This tour was a little different from other guided vacations as there was a great balance between sightseeing and free time to allow us to enjoy the pools and beaches at each destination.  Three days were allotted to each island.   On Oahu we enjoyed a city tour, visited Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial, the Punchbowl Cemetery, as well as Oahu’s famous North Shore where we saw the famed “big wave” beaches.     Our short fight to the Garden Isle of Kauai was quite a change from the hustle of Waikiki.    We visited Waimea Canyon, considered to be the Grand Canyon of the West.  We also visited a coffee estate, and took a boat road to the Fern Grotto.   We even learned how to do the hula.    The Valley Isle of Maui was another change of pace.   Our beachfront resort served as our base from which to do a number of tours as you please:   The Road to Hana,  Catamaran cruising,  a sunrise tour of Haleakala, or we were able to just enjoy the beach or the pool.    Our last evening together was a treat as we attended a Polynesian Luau, a great ending to our tour.    This was a great way to see the islands.

The holidays are right around the corner.   If you are planning to fly, please remember a few important rules, especially when trying to transport gifts.   First of all, you may as well skip the gift wrap.   If your gift ends up getting opened for inspection, your fancy wrapping will be destroyed anyway.    Also, you cannot carry on gifts  or decorations containing liquid.  Jellies, jams, salsas, gourmet mustard and cheeses will likely be confiscated at security and should instead be transported in your checked baggage. You must also be sensitive to federal regulations regarding the transport of fruits, vegetables and plants as they may contain harmful pests.  You don’t want to be the one holding up the security line at a time when it will most likely be very crowded.

Fuller Travel Escorted Tours


April 25-May 5  Shades of Ireland   Visit the Emerald Isle and enjoy Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Limerick, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway.  Kiss the Blarney Stone, sleep in a castle, and much more.      Call for availability.

May 16-24, 2018  Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  This tour is being arranged by Fuller Travel but is being escorted by Fr. Anthony Strouse.   Join Fr. Strouse as you journey to these mostimportant Christian sites:  Visit Jaffa, Caesarea, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem.  Follow the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross.   Call now for reservations.

June 7-18, 2018   Germany’s Cultural Cities and the Romantic Road   Embark on a guided tour of Hamlin, explore the town of Lubeck famous for its marzipan, join a local guide who leads you on a Beatles tour in Hamburg.   Tour Berlin and Munich’s famed landmarks. Discover Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a medieval gem in Fanconia.   Tour Nueschwanstein Castle.    Much more.    Deposit now!    I have spots reserved for just a short time on this new tour.

July 29-August 8    Alaskan Cruise on the Island Princess.   Spend three nights on land in Anchorage, Princess McKinley Lodge, and Princess Denali Lodge.  From Denali you will board a train and journey down to our ship where we will embark on a 7 day journey.   We will experience the Hubbard Glacier and Glacier National Park from our ship.   We will visit the ports of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan before disembarking in Vancouver.   Deposit now for the best choice of stateroom.   Join us on this cruise as we will be donating a portion of our profit from each cabin to our local Rotary Foundation to help with our service projects.

September 8-16    Castles Along the Rhine River Cruise  Travel from Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland along the Rhine River.  This cruise, aboard the SS Antoinette will encompass 4 countries.    Those of you who love picturesque and historic sites will find medieval castles, cathedrals, and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters, and composers.   10% early booking discount has been extended through October.

October 5-10     Washington DC and Gettysburg     This five day guided trip will take in the White House, US Capitol, monuments and museums, Arlington, and the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.    We will have a battlefield tour of Gettysburg as well as some free time to explore Historic Gettysburg.    This is a bus tour-no air involved.   $1500 cost includes 5 nights hotel,  motorcoach, 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners,  all sightseeing and gratuities.  $200 reserves your spot.   Taking deposits now!

Coming soon

April, 2019   Lynn and Lidia’s Italy     My number 1 guide will take us on a journey through Italy to some of our favorite places.  We’ll visit Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Assisi, Venice, Padua, Lake Maggiore, Florence, and more.    Additional info will be available soon.

June 6-20, 2019 Viking Homelands   This cruise will take place on the Viking Sea.This cruise will visit Sweden, Norway, Denmark, St. Petersburg, Estonia, Poland,and Berlin.     We are taking deposits.   Tour is half full.

September, 2019  Canadian Rockies  

October 2019   Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights    We’ll visit Reykjavik,  before traveling the Golden Circle.   We’ll experience the energy at the geothermal fields of Geysir and Strokkur.   We’ll see the glacial lagoon at Jokulsarlon and visit one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss, and much more.

May 2020   Alpine Explorer and Oberammergau  We will explore a bit of Switzerland and Austria before arriving at Oberammergau for the Passion Play.  Some of the highlights of this trip include Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle.     Because this event in Oberammergau only occurs every 10 years,  I have a very short time to take deposits for this trip.   Even though it is a long way out,  tickets are very scarce.   Check out the itinerary:   Information meeting regarding this tour will be held at St. Gerard Church, Lansing  on November 8 at 10am.   Please call or email to let me know if you will attend.

September 2020   Poland

October 2020  Autumn Colors

Have a great week!