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A healthy tortoise is a happy tortoise! This month we celebrate the 60th anniversaries of the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation! Thank you for your dedication to preserve and protect the fragile ecosystems and natural resources of the Galapagos Islands.
Everything is better on a boat! For many, celebrating summer leads to long days on open water basking in the sun and splashing around. Hopefully you will find yourself floating in the sunshine this summer. In the meantime, test out your lake guessing skills with this fun quiz. Comment your guesses on each picture. Hint* They’re all lakes featured on our tours!
NOW THAT’S GUEST SERVICE! We always knew our motorcoach drivers have an excellent sense of hospitality, but when a guest’s shoelace came undone in Sedona, one driver went the extra mile and tied her shoe on her behalf.
Happy Friday! Do you remember your first vacation? We want to hear your story.
Lest we forget! On this day, 75 years ago, one of the greatest undertakings in military history took place. We commemorate the brave men and women who gave so much to protect our country and help liberate Europe. “𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘦, 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺-𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶.” – 𝘋𝘸𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘋. 𝘌𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳
On this day in 1788, Virginia became the 10th state of the Union. Enjoy the many attractions and rich history of Virginia on our Washington, D.C. & Colonial America tour. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/historic-america/
Have you received our Volume IV Catalog yet? If not, request a printed catalog today and discover your next grand adventure! https://www.holidayvacations.com/request-a-catalog/
It’s National Selfie Day! In celebration of the day, we’ve gathered selfies from some of our Tour Directors while out on tour. Let’s see your selfies! If you’ve taken a selfie while on a Holiday Vacations tour, we would love to see them.
Oh boy – it’s time to pack! Don’t you worry, we’ve got your back. We’ve gathered a list of smart, essential advice to help you pack and keep your luggage in tidy shape for your next great getaway. https://www.holidayvacations.com/blog/the-essentials-common-packing-tips-for-your-upcoming-tour/
There is nowhere in the world quite like Alaska, which is why we are delighted to debut a brand-new itinerary to “The Great Land.” Presenting, our eight-day 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗮𝗻 𝗔𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗿𝗮 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/alaskan-aurora-adventure/
Holiday Vacations wishes you a Happy Fathers Day! Relax and enjoy this day made just for you!
Still feeling the excitement from your last Holiday Vacations tour? Be sure to tell your friends all about it. If they decide they want to experience what the buzz is about, you will earn a $200 travel credit when they book their next dream vacation! https://www.holidayvacations.com/refer-a-friend/
Lest we forget! On this day, 75 years ago, one of the greatest undertakings in military history took place. We commemorate the brave men and women who gave so much to protect our country and help liberate Europe.
“𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘊𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘢𝘥𝘦, 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺-𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶.” – 𝘋𝘸𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘋. 𝘌𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳
Uff da! That is a long bridge! Cross the longest suspension bridge in the western hemisphere on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/lake-michigan-circle-tour/
You betcha we have fun facts about Mackinac Island! Find yourself hoofing it this summer on our Lake Michigan Circle tour. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/lake-michigan-circle-tour/
Door County is the Cape Cod of the Midwest dontcha know? Discover it’s splendor with us this summer on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/lake-michigan-circle-tour/
Happy National Mint Julep Day! Even though the Kentucky Derby was a month ago, you can still enjoy a Mint Julep today. If the derby is still on your mind, get a behind the scenes look of the legendary racetrack this fall on one of the following tours. https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/kentucky-the-smokies/ https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/nashville-country-christmas/
Holiday Vacations sponsored a team of runners and their pups on our 33rd Fido & Friends Fun Run. This 1-3 mile run/walk benefits the Eau Claire County Humane Association – ECCHA. We are proud to support their efforts to give homeless animals in our community a forever home.
Haur ye gae! Did you lads & lasses know these fun facts about Scotland? https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/scotlands-glens-highlands/
The following photo is our winner of the Group Photo Contest’s Domestic category. Holiday Vacations Tour Director Shari Osterude shares her story of that day.
“𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘎𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘦𝘳, 𝘠𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘕𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘴. 𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘣𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘯, 𝘦𝘭𝘬, 𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦, 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘯 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘢𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘑𝘦𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘓𝘢𝘬𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘱𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴. 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘩 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘝𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳. 𝘐𝘯 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘧𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘨𝘰, 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘝𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘞𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺!”
– 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞 𝙊𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙪𝙙𝙚, 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙖𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧
The following photo is our winner of the Group Photo Contest’s Alaska category. Holiday Vacations Tour Director Phil Fieber shares his story of that incredible day.
“𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪 𝘰𝘯 𝘑𝘶𝘭𝘺 18, 2018. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘱 𝘰𝘧 46 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘚. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 7𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘦𝘴. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬. 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘰𝘶, 𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦.
𝘞𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘗𝘢𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘯, 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘴! 𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘝𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳.”
– 𝙋𝙝𝙞𝙡 𝙁𝙞𝙚𝙗𝙚𝙧, 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙑𝙖𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧
Happy Mothers Day! May your day be filled with love, joy and laughter.
It’s amazing to think that The Butchart Gardens, a floral wonderland in British Columbia and a National Historic Site, used to be a rock quarry. With spring blooming all around us, we invite you to learn more about what’s blooming at Butchart. The Butchart Gardens is a fascinating attraction on our Railroading in the Canadian Rockies tour. Join us here in 2019! https://www.holidayvacations.com/tours/railroading-in-the-canadian-rockies/
Happy National Travel & Tourism Week! If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Summer is right around the corner, but the time to start thinking about your Fall 2019 getaway is now! Join us on a guided tour of the quaint villages and changing foliage that make autumn in the northeast a can’t-miss experience. Or if a cruise is more your speed, experience the beauty of the Atlantic Coast and Canadian Maritime Provinces on a St. Lawrence Seaway Cruise. https://www.holidayvacations.com/the-colors-of-new-england/