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Depart: Aug 21, 2017
Return : Aug 25, 2017
Book by : Jul 7, 2017

30058960964 207bf90222 bThis place is magical! When you arrive you will feel like you have stepped back in time and are visiting an authentic western town in the 1880’s! Your week will be filled with so many of your FAVORITE activities! You will spend your week riding and grooming horses, enjoying buggy rides in a covered wagon, fishing, pontoon boat rides, swimming at the beach, paddleboats, archery, games, arts and crafts, karaoke and even an ol’ fashion hoe down street dance! We will enjoy trips to the town saloon for root beer floats and stories around a campfire at the end of the day! The ranch is fully accessible!  Van/Ranch

 Considerable Walking

Trip #346-17     5 days     August 21-25, 2017

Depart: Aug 25, 2017
Return : Aug 28, 2017
Book by : Jul 24, 2017

MN FEST.20524930194 e835014250 bEnjoy the best Minnesota Festivals during this awesome weekend getaway. At the Minnesota State Fair, enjoy thrilling rides, animal barns, live music and every kind of food-on-a-stick you can imagine! At the Renaissance Festival, see live jousting, stage shows, arts & crafts and enjoy more delicious food. *Please note: Renaissance Festival is not accessible for wheelchair. Van/Cabin

 Considerable Walking

Trip #347G-17     4 days     August 25-28, 2017

Depart: Sep 7, 2017
Return : Sep 12, 2017
Book by : Jul 18, 2017

LAKE OF THE WOODS. Jim with two fishBayview Lodge, near Baudette, Minnesota, is a great place to get away and do some serious fishing! Enjoy guided launches on the Rainy River, famous for its world class walleye fishing! Not only will you bring your catches home to share, but enjoy a fish fry at the resort! When you are not fishing enjoy games, singing around the campfire, s’mores and so much more! Van/Resort Note: Fishing license is required.

 Moderate Walking

Trip #348-17     6 days     September 7-12, 2017

Depart: Sep 8, 2017
Return : Sep 11, 2017
Book by : Jul 20, 2017

GRAND CANYON. Group on trainVisit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World on this exciting rail adventure! Fly into Phoenix bound for Williams Junction, AZ. Spend the night in the William’s Railway Hotel before boarding the historic Grand Canyon Railway for your journey to the South Rim!  Once at the South Rim you will embark on a narrated motor coach tour to discover the most scenic views. Spend the night in the South Rim at the Maswik Lodge. The next day you will have time to explore the canyon at your leisure before boarding the train back to your last night at the William’s Railway Hotel. The beauty, size and power of the Grand Canyon will create the memory of a lifetime and is a must-see for everyone!**Note: Limited Space Available!  Flight/Hotel

 Considerable Walking

Trip #349-17     4 days    September 8-11, 2017

Depart: Sep 8, 2017
Return : Sep 14, 2017
Book by : Jul 20, 2017

GRAND CANYON FISHING. Phil and ShawnThis adventure includes all of the fun on vacation VT 349 but includes a trip to Marble Canyon where you will spend time at a fishing resort! You will have a guided fishing experience on the Colorado River – the Eighth Wonder of the World- with wonderful trout fishing. Your expert guide will take you to a part of the river characterized as the world’s largest spring creek with more trout per mile than virtually any other river in America! You will have the opportunity to try fly fishing or fish from your boat. Flight/Hotel/Resort 

 Considerable Walking

Trip #350-17     8 days     September 8-14, 2017

Depart: Sep 13, 2017
Return : Sep 20, 2017
Book by : Aug 1, 2017

BLACK HILLS. Theresa at Mt RushmoreThe Black Hills & Badlands are filled with American history, natural beauty and the legend of the old west. See Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse monument. Visit Deadwood, SD where the old west is alive and well! Enjoy a drive through Badlands National Park and the Wildlife Loop at Custer State Park. Tour Bear Country USA and take a trolley ride in Rapid City. To top it off, eat your fill at a chuck wagon dinner show. Van/Hotel

 Heavy Walking

Trip #351-17     8 days     September 13-20, 2017

Depart: Sep 15, 2017
Return : Sep 18, 2017
Book by : Aug 11, 2017

TWINS WEEKEND. Group with gold gloveThis trip is open to all travelers! The above price is the Gift of adVENTURE trip cost. For those who do not qualify for financial assistance, the trip cost is $750.00. To apply for financial assistance, complete this form and submit with your trip application by the August 11, 2017 deadline. 

Come cheer your Minnesota Twins on to VICTORY! You will see 2 games and take a tour of Target Field. While on vacation you will check out other local attractions in the Twin Cities and have a meal at a local sports bar. Let’s Go Twins!!  Van/Cabin

 Moderate Walking

Trip #354GA-17     4 days     September 15-18, 2017** Dates subject to change

NEW! London & Paris

Price : $4,500
Depart: Sep 15, 2017
Return : Sep 22, 2017
Book by : Jul 17, 2017

31240372454 9c86f36c11 bSpend a week discovering two of the world’s most exciting cities! You will stay in London where you will visit the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge along with a cruise on London’s Thames River and so much more! The adventurous may choose to take a ride on the London Eye witnessing spectacular views as you ride the world’s tallest observation wheel. This trip also includes a day trip to Paris! You will travel to Paris via the Eurostar, a high speed train ride that will take you through the Chunnel (channel), an engineering marvel! The Channel Tunnel is a rail tunnel linking London and Paris beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. While in Paris you will spend time touring some of the city’s most famous attractions! You will visit the Eiffel Tower where amazing views of Paris await. You will also explore Notre Dame Cathedral and take a cruise down the Seine River! Flight/Hotel

 Heavy Walking  Passport Required  Public Transportation, which may not have reliable wheelchair accessibility 

Trip #352-17      8 days      September 15-22, 2017** Dates subject to change

Depart: Sep 21, 2017
Return : Sep 28, 2017
Book by : Aug 1, 2017

ORLANDO DISNEY ULIVERSAL. Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 2There is a reason why this is one of our most popular trips! Spend a full day at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom plus two days at Universal Studios/Universal Islands of Adventure! Other attractions include a day at the beach, shopping in Downtown Disney, and experience the adventure of a medieval dinner show!  Flight / Vacation home

 Heavy Walking


Trip #353-17     8 days     September 21-28, 2017

Florida Beach Resort

Price : $2,250
Depart: Sep 25, 2017
Return : Sep 29, 2017
Book by : Aug 4, 2017

FLORIDA BEACH RESORT. Ryan on beachGet ready for some relaxation and fun in the sun! Fly off to the warmth and sunshine of Florida! Spend time by the pool or live the beach life! Swim in the ocean or take a boat cruise to Seashell Island and search for seashells! You will also spend time meandering through one of the many shops, watch for dolphins and enjoy some area attractions!  Flight/Hotel

 Considerable Walking

Trip #355-17     5 days     September 25-29, 2017

WWE Event

Price : $1,250
Depart: Oct 1, 2017
Return : Oct 31, 2017
Book by : Sep 1, 2017

WWE. Chad with gloves ringFor all of our WWE fans – this trip is for you! Join us as we travel to a Midwestern city to cheer on your favorite wrestler LIVE at a nationally televised event! Dates and location will be announced as soon as the 2017 WWE schedule is released. If you are interested, sign up early and you will receive a call when the dates and location are chosen.  Van/Hotel

 Moderate Walking TBD Dates To Be Determined

Trip #364-17     4 days     Dates TBD - October 2017

Depart: Oct 1, 2017
Return : Oct 31, 2017
Book by : Jul 28, 2017

NEW ENGLAND CRUISE. Jeff with lighthouseNOTE: Please note the registration deadline is different than in the published catalog. If you are interested in this cruise, register by July 28, 2017! 

If there is one season that Mother Nature loves to flaunt, it's fall! Along the coastline of Canada & New England  is where the deep-blue sea meets rich autumn hues. Witness the changing fall foliage, one of nature’s amazing spectacles. Take in the sights of the Atlantic Ocean coast, enjoy whale watching, and see the beautiful fall foliage. Your cruise will take you to quaint, sea side towns like Newport, Portland or Bar Harbor with lighthouses and crab shacks. You will also explore Canada's Maritime Provinces, such as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Newfoundland. Flight/Cruise Ship

 Considerable Walking  Passport Required TBD Dates to be Determined

Trip #357-17      7 days     Dates TBD - October 2017

Branson, MO

Price : $2,100
Depart: Oct 3, 2017
Return : Oct 9, 2017
Book by : Aug 15, 2017

BRANSON OCTOBER. Girls with ElvisCome experience the best of all the amazing talent packed into this town! Rock to some country music, tap your toes to the music of the 60’s and 70’s, and watch an amazing theatrical production – Branson has something for everyone! Take a paddlewheel ride on the Branson Belle where you will enjoy a river cruise while having a delicious meal and enjoying a terrific show. See the The Haygoods and other popular Branson shows!  Van/ Vacation home or Hotel

 Moderate Walking

Trip #356-17     7 days     October 3-9, 2017

Tucson Dude Ranch

Price : $2,895
Depart: Oct 9, 2017
Return : Oct 13, 2017
Book by : Aug 14, 2017

TUCSON DUDE RANCH. Carol on horseSaddle up, partners! Relive the Wild West at an authentic dude ranch. Hitch up your boots and hang onto your 10-gallon hat while you go horseback riding and trade stories with other cowpokes. Your trail rides take you through the beautiful Saguaro National Park. Besides riding, you will enjoy delicious gourmet meals, hiking, dancing to live country music! You may want to try your hand at team penning and fishing. Enjoy a bonfire under the stars and don’t forget to take a dip in the pool! (220 lb. weight limit for horseback riding) Flight/Ranch/Some physical activity

 Heavy Walking/Physical Activity  Public Transportation

Trip #358-17      5 days     October 9-13, 2017

Fall Fun Weekend

Price : $700
Depart: Oct 13, 2017
Return : Oct 16, 2017
Book by : Aug 31, 2017

FALL FUN WEEKEND. Aaron picking pumpkinYou don’t need to travel far to enjoy the fall! Not only will you take time to appreciate the fall foliage, but you will also have some fun visiting a corn maze, going to a local apple orchard, and heading to Valleyscare where you will have fun riding the rides at this Spooktacular event! Shop for a pumpkin to carve back at the cabin to bring home! Van/Cabin

 Moderate Walking

Trip #359G-17     4 days     October 13-16, 2017

Depart: Oct 16, 2017
Return : Oct 19, 2017
Book by : Sep 1, 2017

SpaWeekendMandyOur popular Ladies Spa getaway is going on the road! This trip will take us north to a resort where we will not only enjoy getting pampered in their spa but we will also have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall nature that surrounds us! While at the spa you will choose between a facial or a massage and pick your favorite colors for your manicure and pedicure! We will have the opportunity to take walks along the lake, enjoy their indoor water park and hot tubs, do some shopping in town and eat some wonderful meals! Van/Resort

 Moderate Walking

Trip #360-17      4 days     October 16-19, 2017

Autumn in New York

Price : $2,695
Depart: Oct 19, 2017
Return : Oct 23, 2017
Book by : Aug 25, 2017

NEW YORK. Sovanny at NBCThere’s a reason why fall in New York has been immortalized in song and film through the years…it is simply beautiful! There are so many exciting things to do and see. Visit Ground Zero, Rockefeller Plaza and Times Square. Tour Ellis Island, see the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. You will also spend a day on a cruise up the Hudson River taking in all of the fall colors with a visit to Bear Mountain where you will have the opportunity to take part in their Octoberfest. Flight/Hotel/ Considerable walking due to public transportation.

 Heavy Walking  Public Transportation, which may not have reliable wheelchair accessibility

Trip #361-17     5 days      October 19-23, 2017

Depart: Oct 20, 2017
Return : Oct 23, 2017
Book by : Sep 8, 2017

Treasure Island Bingo cardsEnjoy this local Island getaway! Not only will you have the opportunity to gamble if you choose, but you will go bowling, spend time at the lagoon – their huge water park and enjoy the entertainment offered at the casino! Your weekend stay will also include a relaxing 2 ½ hour boat cruise down the Mississippi River! Van/Resort

 Moderate Walking

Trip #362-17      4 days      October 20-23, 2017

Depart: Oct 25, 2017
Return : Oct 31, 2017
Book by : Sep 1, 2017

DISNEY. Paula with OlafCome Trick-or-Treat your way through the Magic Kingdom while experiencing Halloween magic at every turn at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The fun includes Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade led by the infamous Headless Horseman, live shows, dance parties, meet-and-greets with rarely seen Disney characters, and a special Halloween-themed fireworks display, Happy HalloWishes. “Grim Grinning Ghosts Come out to Socialize” while this green and orange show lights up the sky above Cinderella Castle. This party is definitely more fun than scary! The group will also have the opportunity to visit another Disney theme park – Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or Epcot. While in Orlando you will also visit Downtown Disney, relax by your pool and spend a day at the beach!     Flight/Hotel/Vacation Home

 Heavy Walking

Trip #363-17      7 days     October 25-31, 2017

Bahamas Cruise

Price : $2,395
Depart: Nov 1, 2017
Return : Nov 25, 2017
Book by : Sep 29, 2017

BAHAMAS CRUISE. Mandy holding starfishBefore winter arrives, escape on a quick getaway to the sun! Board the ship for a visit to the sugar sand beaches of the Bahamas! Cruise to Nassau, known for its balmy breezes and enjoy a stop at a private island in this tropical paradise! While cruising the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean enjoy the wonderful entertainment and delicious food onboard your ship! Flight/Cruise Note: The dates for this cruise have not been set. If you are interested, sign up early and you will receive a call when the dates have been chosen.

 Moderate Walking  Passport Required TBD Dates to be Determined

Trip #371-17     5 days     Dates TBD - November 2017

Depart: Nov 1, 2017
Return : Nov 20, 2017
Book by : Sep 29, 2017

VIKINGS GAME. Guys at stadium doorsAre you ready for some football? Bring your purple and gold gear on this Vikings weekend getaway! Fans will enjoy game day at the Vikings US Bank Stadium! Afterwards, have dinner at a sports bar to celebrate your purple pride! SKOL VIKINGS! Van/Cabin Note 1: The dates for this trip will be determined when the Minnesota Vikings have released their 2017-2018 schedule. If you are interested in this vacation, sign up early and you will receive a call when the dates have been set! Note 2: This trip involves heights inside the stadium.

 Considerable Walking TBD Dates to be Determined 

Trip #366G-17     3 days      Dates TBD - November 2017

Depart: Nov 2, 2017
Return : Nov 6, 2017
Book by : Sep 14, 2017

31712000170 64e416018f bThe annual St. Augustine Pirate Gathering attracts pirate lovers from all over the United States! You will take part in this three-day festival full of music, food, singing and parades with pirate ship floats! "Pirates" perform reenactments of mutinies and tell tall tales from the high seas. You will also make time to visit some of sites that make historic St. Augustine, our nation’s oldest city, so special. Take a step back in time as you experience the adventures of the high seas as you sail aboard a schooner just like those of the 1800’s. You will want to take time to explore “Old Town” and Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth and so much more! Flight/Hotel

 Considerable Walking

Trip #365-17     5 days     November 2-6, 2017

Depart: Nov 6, 2017
Return : Nov 10, 2017
Book by : Oct 3, 2017

WI DELLS INDOOR WATERPARK. Dahni Jo on lazy riverWisconsin Dells indoor water parks are famously fun. Take some time out of the brisk fall air and discover all the excitement happening at the indoor waterparks in Wisconsin Dells. Wisconsin is the water park capital of the world, enjoy waterslides, looping tube rides, lazy float streams and so much more!   Van/Hotel

 Considerable Walking

Trip #367-17     5 days     November 6-10, 2017

Depart: Nov 9, 2017
Return : Nov 14, 2017
Book by : Oct 3, 2017

UtahAnimalPuppyPlaytimeJoin us on this unique volunteer trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the nation’s largest sanctuary for abandoned animals. Travel to beautiful Angel Canyon, located in southern Utah, and help care for homeless dogs, cats, horses, pigs, bunnies, feathered friends and others! While there you will be a volunteer helping to feed, groom, clean, walk, make toys and mostly just loving the animals and giving them lots of cuddles and attention! There are even opportunities for “kitty sleepovers”. You will also have time to explore this gorgeous part of the country! Flight/Cottage

 Considerable Walking

Trip#368-17     6 days     Noember 9-14, 2107

Depart: Nov 14, 2017
Return : Nov 20, 2017
Book by : Oct 4, 2017

BRANSONIn November, Branson comes alive with the holiday spirit! You will be visiting a town where you experience amazing talent packed in to show after show! Rock to some country music, tap your toes to the music of the 60’s and 70’s, and watch an amazing theatrical production – all with their own holiday twist! Take a paddlewheel ride on the Branson Belle where you will enjoy a river cruise while having a delicious meal and enjoying a terrific show. See the The Haygoods and other popular Branson shows!  Van/Hotel/Vacation Home

 Moderate Walking

Trip #369-17     7 days     November 14-20, 2017

Depart: Nov 27, 2017
Return : Dec 1, 2017
Book by : Oct 6, 2017

31728835640 ee3e2febc9 bThis trip is open to all travelers! The above price is the Gift of adVENTURE trip cost. For those who do not qualify for financial assistance, the trip cost is $2395.00. To apply for financial assistance, complete this form and submit with your trip application by the October 6, 2017 deadline. 

This three-park San Diego vacation is a whale of a wildlife experience! Sea World features wet ‘n’ wild shows and rides and unforgettable encounters with creatures ranging from sharks, octopuses, dolphins to penguins, polar bears and walruses. Next, head to the famous San Diego Zoo! This top-rated zoo provides up-close views of giant pandas, tigers, hippos, koalas and Komodo dragons. Finally you will go on safari through the San Diego Safari Park, where various herds from Africa and Asia hang out like they do back home! Flight/Hotel

 Considerable Walking

Trip #370GA-17     5 days     Nove. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017

Depart: Dec 1, 2017
Return : Dec 6, 2017
Book by : Oct 14, 2017

HOLLYWOOD DISNEY UNIVERSAL. Joe at Chinese TheaterLA likes to show off this time of year! You will “ride the movies” at Universal and visit the happiest place on earth – Disneyland - as they celebrate the holidays in grand style! The parks sparkle and shine in December!  While in LA you will also want to stroll down the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, see hand and foot prints of famous stars at the Chinese Theatre, tour the Dolby Theatre, home to the Academy Awards and American Idol Finale and always keep an eye out for your favorite stars!  Flight / Hotel

 Heavy Walking

Trip #372-17     6 days     December 1-6, 2017

Depart: Dec 8, 2017
Return : Dec 11, 2017
Book by : Nov 10, 2017

HolidayTheaterMacysEnjoy the best holiday theatre the Twin Cities has to offer as you step into Christmas past, present and future with Scrooge, or drift through a dance with Clara and the Nutcracker. Grab a cup of cocoa, visit the Holidazzle village and check out the Macy's 8th floor holiday display in downtown Minneapolis. Van / Cabin

 Moderate Walking

Trip #373G-14     4 days     December 8-11, 2017

Depart: Dec 14, 2017
Return : Dec 18, 2017
Book by : Oct 31, 2017

Dollywood TheaterHead to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and then right into a holiday wonderland! Dollywood’s Holiday celebration has been voted multiple times the BEST holiday event in the country! With four million dazzling lights and award wining entertainment it will be impossible to not get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy shows like It’s a Wonderful Life, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Christmas in the Smokies.  Visit Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and take part in some reindeer games! Watch the spectacular Parade of Many Colors and so much more! Flight/Hotel

 Heavy Walking

Trip #374-17     5 days      December 14-18, 2017

Viva Las Vegas

Price : $1,900
Depart: Dec 18, 2017
Return : Dec 21, 2017
Book by : Nov 3, 2017

31742318676 63c1a5c188 bCome to the brightest star in the Western sky! You’ll stay right on the famous Las Vegas strip, see an amazing stage production and take in a magic show. Watch the beautiful dancing waters of the Bellagio fountains. Eat at a grand buffet, try your hand at casino-style games, visit Fremont Street for an evening of fun and entertainment and see the Viva Vision light show! Flight/Hotel

 Heavy Walking

Trip #375-17     4 days     December 18-21, 2017

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