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    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
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    • Sunday, August 01, 2021
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    • Miami
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    The Spa at Doral 

    Miami, FL

    July 29th - August 1st, 2021

    Please join us for this Ladies Only Spa Weekend for relaxation, fun and pampering that you deserve!  You can relax your mind, restore your body, and renew your spirit at this gorgeously renovated destination resort.  The 50,000 square foot Spa boasts 33 treatment rooms and numerous signature spa services and luxury treatments.

    You will have unlimited access to the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, hot & cold plunges, relaxation areas, state-of-the-art fitness center, resort pools and group fitness classes. We will be staying in beautifully appointed deluxe rooms with two queen beds in each. A full breakfast daily is included in your plan as well as one select 60 minute spa treatment for each night of your stay.  You may choose from these fabulous treatments:

    • Luxury Custom Massage
    • Luxury Cleansing Facial
    • Bamboo Body Perfection
    • Citrus Essence
    • The Cure Facial
    • Back Sculpture
    • Refresh Manicure and Pedicure
    • Personal Training Session
    • Private Yoga Session

    The price is $710 for 3 nights and $475 for 2 nights (payable by check).  The resort will host a wine reception for us on Friday night.  You can reserve your space by sending a $300 deposit check to Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus, 1712 Long Pine Road, Melbourne, FL 32940.   

    Make checks payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club.

    Club Cancellation Policy

    We hope you can join us for this fun-filled weekend of relaxation and tranquility that all ladies need!  Please note that space is limited.  If you have questions, please call Jeannie at 321-698-1655.

    Contact Jeannie or Pam for more details.

    CO-TRIP LEADER:


    Jeannie

    Kilpatrick-Staubus

    (321) 698-1655

    Email: JEANNIE


    CO-TRIP LEADER:




    Pam Kaercher

    (321) 298-7086

    Email: PAM


    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
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    • Monday, October 25, 2021
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    • Germany, Luxembourg & France
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    Germany, Luxembourg & France Bike and Barge Tour

    October 14 - 25, 2021

    Average biking kilometers per day 20 to 45 km

    Bike, Barge & Cruise the beautiful Saar and charming Moselle, touching three countries. Bike along the Moselle river on good bike paths - Enjoy a guided tour in former Roman city Trier - Fall in love with the French countryside - Explore the ancient cities Thionville, Metz & Nancy - Cruise the Saar surrounded by mountains and the Moselle with its vineyards - Taste the wines from Luxembourg while visiting a wine cellar.

    We will fly from Orlando to Frankfurt via Delta Airlines. Travelers coming from cities other than Orlando will have their air arranged by Holidaze, our Tour Operator. The tour must be purchased in full. We will go by private coach from Frankfurt to Merzig. There we will stay two nights before departing on the Bike and Barge boat, the Merlijn. 

    Day 1 (Sat): Merzig - Schwemlingen

    Check in: 3:30 PM – 4 PM We will offer a welcome drink and introduce the crew. We will also inform you about the tour, the ship and offer you a safety briefing. 5 PM Merlijn sails to Schwemlingen, a beautiful dock in nature! After dinner you can enjoy an evening walk.

    Day 2 (Sun): Schwemlingen - Saarburg. Bike tour approx. 32 km

    Your first bike tour takes you through the wonderful Saarland region. More than any other region, it symbolizes the "rendezvous in Saarland", a junction of water and land. From Schwemlingen it’s about 5 km to the excellent viewpoint over the landscape and the Saar loop at the “Cloef” above and inviting you for a short stay. From here you will bike further on to Saarburg, passing the village Mettlach, well known for the Villeroy & Boch products. In Saarburg you can visit one of the museums. After dinner there is more time for a stroll through the city and to enjoy a splendid view over the Saar valley. In the charming city itself you’ll be impressed by the narrow alleys, framework houses, baroque constructions and colourful fishermen and sailor houses. Overnight stay in Saarburg.

    Day 3 (Mon): Saarburg - Trier. Bike tour approx. 20 km

    Today’s bike tour will take you to Trier by following the river Saar river ‘downstream’. At Konz the Saar meets the Moselle river. In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour by a local guide through this magnificent city. Trier was the Roman capital of the western part of the Roman Empire, and there are many remainders such as the Porta Nigra, the gigantic city-gate and the Roman Baths. 

    Day 4 (Tue): Trier – Wasserbillig - Remich. Bike tour approx. 34 km

    During breakfast we will cruise, Merlijn takes you to Wasserbillig just after the border German-Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a small country, but the capital, also called Luxembourg, is an important finance centre for Europe. Your bike tour starts from Wasserbillig and you will cycle along the meandering Moselle. On the way to Remich you visit a wine cellar to taste the wines from the upper Mosel. The wines here are different than the middle Mosel styles. When the geology changes, so do the wines. Tonight you have the possibility to try the local cuisine, because you will be eating out.

    Day 5 (Wed): Remich – Thionville - Metz. Bike tour approx. 35 km or extend to 44 km

    After another delicious breakfast onboard you will get on the pedals again. Soon you will pass by a town called Schengen. Here the ‘Schengen agreement” was signed by 5 countries in 1985, everyone in Europa has heard of this agreement because it lead to free passage of borders. From here you will cycle into France, first stop: the fortress of Sierck-les-bains. One of the palaces inhabited by the powerful Dukes of Lorraine. Further the tour will lead you through French countryside, riparian landscapes, wheat fields and tiny villages. You will reach Thionville, once the centre of the steel industry, modern & industrial, now an ancient city. The historic centre shows us the medieval ramparts, lovely gardens, old streets and St.Maximin basilica which houses one of the finest organs in the world. In Thionville you can board the Merlijn or extend the tour with a few more miles until Richemont, afterwards you will enjoy a cruising afternoon on the French Moselle. After diner we will reach the city of Metz, another ancient city strategically situated on a Roman trading route. Its cathedral is the 3rd largest gothic church in France, Metz is full of stunning architecture, flowers, and great cafés. Don’t forget to visit Temple Neuf, this church is stunning from every angle.

    Day 6 (Thu): Metz – Pont-à-Mousson. Bike tour approx. 35 km

    Today you will ride through the French countryside again, the precise route will be adjusted to the bicycle level of the group. Mostly flat terrain following the Moselle or a more challenging route across the hills. Any route will end in the calm and serene town Pont-à-Mousson where Merlijn will await you. Around the world, pipes and manhole covers, carry the stamp of the town’s steel production. But Pont-à-Mousson was also home to a Jesuit university known throughout Europe, which explains the town’s incredible architectural heritage.

    Day 7 (Fri): Pont-à-Mousson – Nancy - Frouard. Bike tour approx. 47 km

    Your last bicycle tour will lead you to Nancy. The old city centre’s heritage dates from the Middle Ages to the 18th-century. The cathedral of Nancy, the Triumphal Arch and the "Place de la Carriere" are fine examples of 18th-century architecture. The ‘Place Stanislas” is known for its World Heritage buildings. Visit one of the many interesting museums, do some shopping or simply relax on a terrace. After your visit you will bike to the little town Frouard, where the Merlijn is docked in the harbour of Nancy/Frouard. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.

    Day 8 (Sat): Nancy/Frouard

    After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and continue your European trip.

    As you can see, the bike tour runs through charming villages and cities for 7 nights. The biking routes are along the rivers where possible through landscapes on good biking roads. Daily routes average 12 - 25 miles and helmet use is mandatory. The tour ends in the city of Frouard, France, close to Nancy. From there we will travel to Paris for 2 nights before returning home.

    Tour Cost**:

    • $3700.00 per person Double
    • $5800.00 per person Single

    E-Bike Supplement: $240.00 per person (Please order early)

    **Final Price May Be Adjusted due to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

    Tour Includes:

    • Air transportation between Orlando and Frankfurt via Delta Airlines
    • Transfers between Frankfurt Airport and Merzig via private coach with
    • English-speaking assistant
    • 2 nights accommodations at a 3 star hotel in Merzig
    • Breakfast buffet daily in Merzig
    • Walking tour of Merzig with local guide
    • Transportation between hotel and port to board the Merlijn
    • 7 nights onboard the Merlijn
    • Transfer between Nancy and Paris via private coach with English-speaking assistant with City tour enroute
    • 2 nights accommodations at the 4 Star Novotel Tour Eiffel or similar
    • Breakfast daily
    • Transfers between Paris Hotel and Airport via private coach
    • All local taxes
    • All air taxes and fuel surcharges
    • Most gratuities (private coaches, guides, boat crew)

    NOTE - Passports: All U.S. citizens participating in this tour program are required to have a U.S. passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of the tour, October 25, 2021.

    RESERVE A SPACE: Space is limited to 24 travelers (double occupancy).

    $600 per person nonrefundable check deposit will reserve your spot.  No space is held without a deposit. Mail trip application, a copy of your passport photo page, and check made payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club to: 

    Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus, Trip Leader

    1712 Long Pine Road

    Melbourne, FL 32940

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 

    Initial Deposit: $600 per person

    Payment 1: $1,100 per person: Due by October 1, 2020

    Payment 2: $1,000 per person: Due by February 1, 2021

    Final Payment: $1,000 per person: Due by July 1, 2021

    Club Cancellation Policy

    * IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATION:
    Once you submit your initial deposit and trip application, a minimum of $600 per person cancellation penalty will apply regardless of when you cancel. This is due to the non-refundable deposit made to the hotels, tour operators and airlines once space is booked. Additional penalties will apply at 180 days out or less.

    TRIP INSURANCE:  May be obtained here at Trip Insurance

    * Additional Information:

    Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers cannot be accommodated

    If you have any questions please contact Jeannie

    Trip Leader:




    Jeannie Kilpatrick-Staubus

    (321) 698-1655

    Email: Jeannie


    • Friday, November 12, 2021
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    • Saturday, November 20, 2021
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    • Iceland - Reykjavik and Vik
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    Incredible Iceland with Northern Lights

    Opening for 1 male, rooming with same. Contact trip leader

    to register and be added to the trip.


    November 12th to 20th, 2021


    It’s Iceland just as you imagined it would be! 

    On our Incredible Iceland tour with round-trip airfare from the U.S., we take you on a journey through the country’s picturesque landscapes, and you may even witness the miracle of the spectacular Aurora Borealis!


    Package Includes:

    • Round trip flights Orlando-Reykjavik, Reykjavik-Orlando**     
      • **Note: Icelandair does not provide meal service on this flight.
    • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
    • Ground Transportation
    • 6 nights accommodations at centrally-located, Scandinavian-style hotels (simple)
      • 5 nights Hilton Hotel Konsulat Reykjavik
      • 1 night Hotel Vik in Mydral
    • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
    • Hotel portage
    • Arrival transfer
    • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 1 brunch and 2 dinners
    • Comprehensive sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
    • Services of experienced English-speaking tour guide throughout

                *Note:  Sighting cannot be guaranteed, and the scheduled excursion from Reykjavik might be rescheduled locally due to weather conditions in order to maximize the chances of seeing the northern lights.  Optional activity is defined as weather permitting.


    Tour Itinerary:

    Day 0: Friday, November 12, 2021 – DEPART FROM THE US

                You’ll take a nonstop overnight flight to Reykjavik on Icelandair.  You’ll want to eat dinner prior to departure or be prepared to purchase a meal en route since Icelandair does not provide meal service on this flight.  

    Day 1: Saturday, November 13, 2021 - ARRIVE IN REYKJAVIK/WELCOME BREAKFAST/CITY TOUR/NORTHERN LIGHTS EXCURSION

    While expecting an early arrival, we have included the following:

    • Meet & Greet at Reykjavik Airport with local guide
    • Transfer to Viking Museum for tour and Breakfast
    • City tour of Reykjavik before ending at hotel in late afternoon
    • Northern Lights Observatory in the evening
    After breakfast begin the tour of the city of Reykjavik and the evening will bring us to Aurora Base Camp to See the Northern Lights

    Day 2: Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Borgarfjorður with a visit to the amazing Ice Cave

    Deildartunguhver Hot Springs

    Deildartunguhver is the most powerful hot spring in Europe and is widely known for its rapid flow rate of 180 litres per second. Most of the water used for central heating in the nearby towns Borgarnes and Akranes comes from Deildartunguhver. The hot water pipeline to Akranes is 64 km long, the longest in Iceland and the water is about 78 - 80°C when it reaches Akranes. ​If you take a shower anywhere within a 65 km radius of the spring, you have already bathed in the hot water from this powerful spring. 

    This is a fantastic example of how Icelanders efficiently use the geothermal energy provided to them by nature and is one of the major reasons as to why Iceland has such an excellent reputation for green energy. Most of the hot water in Icelandic homes comes from hot springs such as this one, except in a few places in `colder` remote regions like the West and East Fjords.

    Barnafoss Waterfall

    Barnafoss, or Children's Falls, are not a conventional waterfall but rather a series of rapids bursting out of the surrounding lava plains. The falls are but one more example of the extraordinary and mesmerizing landscape created by ice and fire and have been a protected site since 1987.

    The name, Children's Falls comes from folklore that tells of a widow at a nearby farm that had two sons. One day she went with her entire household to the church at Gilsbakki, north of the river, but both boys stayed behind. But weather still with clear skies and full moon and the earth scintillating in the beautiful frosty winter night was too big a temptation for the two brothers who loved the marvelous nature surrounding their homestead. When the mother returned  the brothers had disappeared. Their footsteps were followed to a natural stone bridge crossing the river a bit upriver from the falls and the brothers were believed to have slipped on the bridge and fallen into the river. Their grieving mother had the bridge destroyed and cast a spell on the waterfall claiming no man would ever cross it and survive. 

    Hraunfossar Waterfalls

    Cold springs of subterranean water seep through the lava and run as tiny waterfalls and rapids into the Hvita River. What is phenomenal about this lava flow is the color of the water or the river. Sometimes its dazzling and turquoise but occasionally you will see it as milky white. Whatever the color is its an impressive scene both worth enjoying or photographing. There is a viewpoint at the car park offering an amazing view over the Hraunfossar and Hvítá river. Hraunfossar are a real treasure and have been protected since 1987.

    Lunch at Hótel Húsafell

    The gourmet restaurant located in Hotel Husafell offers a delicious Nordic menu, influenced as it is by international cuisine, owes its flavour and richness to the high quality of the locally grown produce. 

    In fact, the quality of their seasonal menu may only be surpassed by the breathtaking views.

    Víðgelmir Cave

    Hailed as the mightiest of Iceland`s caves and one of the largest lava caves in the world its diversity and grandeur is unrivalled. Inside Víðgelmir you will see myriads of icicles, stalagmites, stalactites and speleothems and all kinds of very colourful lava formations. Just imagine what unknown natural treasures there are to be found in the depths of the earth. Bones and jewelry from the viking age are a part of archeological remains found in the cave in 1993 and the cave has been preserved since that same year. Víðgelmir lava cave is considered by specialists to be one of the most remarkable caves on earth.

    Cave Exploring

    Take a guided tour into the mighty Víðgelmir lava tube with the aid of our easy-access walkway, and state of the art feature lighting. This is a trip that the whole family can enjoy.

    Caves are often dark, tight and uninviting places; however this is not the case on The Cave Explorer tour! 

    What used to be slow travelled, rugged terrain is now easy and enjoyable. Thanks to our signature walkway caving just became family friendly. Leading from one great hall to the next the path is slightly lit revealing the magical underworld.

    The stunning beauty of Víðgelmir lava cave lies within the amazing colours and rock formations that used to hide in the dark - not anymore! With feature lighting at selected locations this impressive cave can now be enjoyed in all its glory.

    Join our experienced guides and learn about the unique geology and impressive history at Víðgelmir. The Cave Explorer tour offers the very best of caving, the ease, the light and the dark! 

    Day 3: Monday, November 15, 2021 - VIK/Sólheimajökull Glacier/Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss Waterfall

    Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

    Seljalandsfoss is a very unique waterfall that can be fully encircled. The water flows in the river Seljalandsá from Eyjafjallajökull volcano and drops about 65 meters (200ft) over an ancient sea cliff into a pool. There is a footpath behind the waterfall at the bottom of the cliff, but with a thin cascade. Feel the mist on your skin and listen to the roar of the rushing water. Seljalandsfoss is breathtakingly beautiful and pictures of it can be found in numerous books and calendars.

    Skógafoss Waterfall

    Skógafoss is one of the largest and most elegant waterfalls in Iceland. It has a width of 25 meters and the cascade drops 60 meters over a rocky cliff.  Due to the mist and amount of spray the waterfall consistenly produces, a single or double rainbow is normally visible on sunny days, adding to the charm of the waterfall. An ancient folklore tells the tail of Þrasi, the first viking settler in the area, who buried his chest of gold in a cave behind the waterfall. Climb the steep staircase alongside for giddy views or walk to the foot of the falls, shrouded in sheets of mist and rainbows.

    Ice Walking ​on Sólheimajökull

    Sólheimajökull glacier tongue extends from the mighty icecap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, down to the sandy plains of the Icelandic south coast. On this fun, safe and easy to moderate glacier walk you get to explore the wonderland of ice sculptures, water cauldrons, ridges and deep crevasses and learn about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.

    No technical requirements are needed for the tour as an experienced glacier guide will teach you how to use basic glacier equipment, such as crampons and an ice axe which are provided for all glacier walk tours.

    Lunch at Country Hótel Anna

    This charming restaurant is located in Moldnúpur, under Eyjafjöll (The Island Mountains) between Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. 

    The worker, weaver, traveler, and dairymaid Sigríður Anna Jónsdóttir, born in 1901, developed such strong ties with Moldnúpur that all her life she called herself after the place. It was there that she was raised, playing and working in the traditional countryside way, but also with a good share of culture, reading and conversation. The restaurant, "Anna’s House", was opened in 2001 after remodeling the old farm and stables built in 1926.   

    Country Hótel Anna is the smallest three-star hotel in Iceland. After a day out immersed in the natural wonders of the region it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a high level of personal service as well as the fantastic food. The restaurant offers everything between coffee and cakes to fancy dinners. The owners pride themselves in serving you the best ingredients from their own farm.

    Two course lunch included. Coffee and tea is included.

    Dinner at Berg Restaurant

    Creativity and inspiration are what drive the chefs at Berg Restaurant, who invite you to sample our delicious Icelandic cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients. In Icelandic, Berg means "mountain," a word that not only symbolizes the powerful forces from which this rugged island-nation was formed but, the also the sentiment their beauty inspires.

    Day 4: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - Þingvellir National Park/Geysir Hot Springs/Gullfoss Waterfall/FRIÐHEIMAR GEOTHERMAL FARM

    Þingvellir National Park

    Þingvellir is situated on the northern shore of Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. Þingvellir is a remarkable geological phenomenon and the most important historical site in Iceland. It is the site of the worlds oldest parliament founded in the year 930 A.D by the settlers of Iceland. The beautiful Almannagjá canyon that runs through the park is a boundary meeting of two of the earths tectonic plates and the combination of both natural wonder and historical significance makes it inseparable from the fabric of Icelandic national life. The river Öxará traverses the national park and forms Öxarárfoss waterfall at Almannagjá canyon. ​​In 2004 Þingvellir was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

    Geysir Hot Springs

    The spouting hot spring Geysir was claimed to be the biggest one in the world. Its fame spread and other spouting hot springs elsewhere were consequently named Geysir or Geyser. The old Geysir has been mostly dormant for decades, but when it was active, its eruptions reached the height of at least 80 metres. There are spouting hot springs all around the area, such as the ever lively Strokkur, which erupts every three to five minutes.

    Lunch Buffet at Hotel Geysir

    The dining area is on two floors, overlooking the Geysir hot spring area.

    Lunch buffet consists of local food of South Iceland and the restaurant`s aim is to preserve and uphold local traditions in food production in the spirit of the international Slow Food Association and the spirit of local traditions.

    Gullfoss Waterfall

    Witness thousands of tons of icy water thunder majestically down in a double-fall into a deep gorge. Gullfoss waterfall is one of Iceland´s most iconic waterfalls. There is a certain rawness, power, and vastness to Gullfoss which leaves most people who visit feeling quite humble in the face of the raw power of nature. The thundering waterfall can be experienced by the surrounding rocks or from the viewing platform above.

    BREAK - FRIÐHEIMAR GEOTHERMAL FARM

    Friðheimar is a fully sustainable geothermal farm that uses renewable energy sources and geothermal hot water straight from the ground to power and heats their vegetable production. Their biggest produce is tomatoes but Friðheimar is the largest tomato producer in the country and they harvest tomatoes 365 days a year thanks to the everlasting supply of hot water and artificial lighting to keep production up in the dark winters. The farm is famous for their tomato soup and other tomato inspired dishes that use the farm`s produce. We will stop here to have a taste of their work during our lunch break.

    Come and enjoy a unique food experience at our restaurant, with tomatoes growing all around! Tomato soup and fresh-baked bread, as well as other goodies, in a charming environment among the plants. 

    Tomatoes are the theme of Friðheimar cuisine – and that’s not surprising, since four different varieties of tomato are cultivated in the greenhouses, where food is served among the tomato plants. ​A unique food experience – come and enjoy it!

    Day 5: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - Snaefellsnes Penisula

    Join a fascinating full-day excursion to the spectacular Snaefellsnes peninsula, where you’ll see white- and black-sand beaches, bird cliffs, spectacular mountains, volcanic craters and charming fishing villages.  Drive from hotel in Reykjavík to Hótel Búðir for lunch with a stop in Borgarnes. Duration 12-15 hours

    Day 6: Thursday, November 18, 2021 - RING OF FIRE

    Bridge between continents

    Bridge between Europe and North America on Reykjanes Peninsula. The lava-scarred Reykjanes peninsula lies on one of the world`s major plate boundaries, the Mid Atlantic Ridge. According to the continental drift theory the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates are continuously drifting apart with great forces under the gaping rifts. As the plates diverge, linear fractures, known as fissures form due to stresses created by the tension that builds up as the plates move away from each other. The Bridge between two continents at Sandvík is a small footbridge over a major fissure which provides clear evidence of the presence of a diverging plate margin. The bridge was built as a symbol for the connection between Europe and North America.

    Reykjanestá

    The tip of Reykjanes, often called Reykjanestá in Icelandic is the most South-western tip of Iceland. You can climb up Valahnjúkur hill and enjoy the view out to sea where you can see Eldey Island and the surrounding area. The scenery is said to be one of the most interesting in Iceland. At that location, The Mid-Atlantic Ridge marks the edges of two diverging plates. The ridge is made of rift sections that are off-set through fracture zones.

    Gunnuhver

    Gunnuhver is a highly active geothermal area of mud pools and steam vents on the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Named after an angry female ghost, Gunna, whose spirit was trapped in the hot springs by a priest 400 years ago, the steamy area has an eerie atmosphere and an incredible sulphur vapor. A unique characteristic of Gunnuhver is that the groundwater here is 100% seawater, unlike other geothermal areas on the island. The colorful minerals in the ground provide vibrant hues, but danger is very real with temperatures over 300°C (570°F) so it is important to tread lightly and stick to the trails. Iceland´s largest mud pool resides at Gunnuhver; it is 20 meters (65 ft) wide of violently boiling earth.

    Brimketill

    Brimketill is a naturally carved pool created by coastal erosion at the lava coastline close to Grindavík. Like many other sites in Iceland, it has an origin story rooted in folklore. Brimketill was said to be owned and occupied regularly by an ogress named Oddný where she would take her baths. The coast here often gives a raw and extreme view of the relentless power of the wind and currents hammering the Icelandic coast.

    Grænavatn

    Just a few kilometers south of the Geothermal area Seltún at Krísuvík is a Grænavatn, or "Green Lake". The Lake draws its name from the color, which is due to a high level of sulphur in the water and its depth. Grænavatn is considered by geologists to be one of the most noteworthy geological phenomena of its kind in Iceland. 

    Seltún Hot Springs in Krýsuvík

    Visitors to Seltún will be taken aback by how much the area resembles a lunar landscape. With red, Mars-like gravel and steaming vents, the area is dotted with bubbling pools of mud, fumaroles and hot springs, solfataras and fumaroles that color the surrounding soil in bright yellow, red and green hues. These unique elements to Seltun can be attributed to its location falling in the middle of the fissure zone on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which traverses Iceland diagonally from the south-west to the north-east of the island. You will smell the area long before arrival and once ​you are there it’s like landing on a different planet.

    Kleifarvatn Lake

    Kleifarvatn is the largest lake on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Situated on the fissure zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge a short distance from the dramatic geothermal area of Seltún, the lake is incredibly deep, 97 meters (318 feet). But its unique feature is that it has no visible surface drainage, which means there are no rivers running to or from it. Thus, the water level only changes with the ground water. Following an earthquake in 2000, a fissure formed at the bottom of the lake that soon began to drain and the lake diminished by 20 percent. Gradually though the fissure refilled and the lake has returned to its previous levels. The tuff stone mountains, reflected in the waters of the lake, give an eerie stillness and one can quite easily understand how folk tales tell of serpent-like monsters dwelling in the depths of the blue darkness. 

    Lunch at Salthúsið in Grindavík

    Salthúsið is a warm two story lodge style restaurant in the small village of Grindavik. 

    The Blue Lagoon

    The Blue Lagoon communicates a world of healing power, wellness and beauty. It´s founded on a unique source of geothermal seawater that originates in Iceland`s extreme environment. A tour to the Blue Lagoon is an energizing experience and will be remembered for a long time.  

    Its unique active ingredients of minerals, silica and blue green algae have been praised for their benefits for the skin. The aquamarine blue colour for which the lagoon is famous, is the result of these active ingredients. A visit to the spa promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables one to soak away the stress of modern life. 

    Guests also have access to a sauna with a view of the lagoon, a steam bath, a steam bath carved into a lava cave and the Blue Lagoon waterfall for an energizing massage. Guests bathing in the milky waters of the lagoon have easy access to the famous white silica mud, an essential part of the spa experience.

    Dinner at Matarkjallarinn Restaurant

    Food Cellar is a Grill & Cocktail bar, situated in a 230 year old building in the centre of Reykjavík.

    They like to think that Food is for your body and Music is for your soul. The food is in the Icelandic brasserie style of food, elegantly prepared by our skilled and enthusiastic chefs, using Icelandic finest ingredients.

    Come and experience their amazing menus which will take you to heaven and back. The bar has a superb selection of fine cocktails, put together by their outstanding bartenders.

    On weekends there is live dinner music coming from their mahogany grand piano made in 1880 in Vienna by the Bösendorfer Company.  As the evening fades out, the Food Cellar turns into cocktail club with an easy lounge feeling and live music.

    The Food Cellar is an experience that puts Food in your Body and Music in your Soul.
     

    Day 7: Friday, November 19, 2021 - Reykjavik at Leisure

    Day 8: Saturday, November 20, 2021 - Departure Transfer

    Departure approximately 2.5 - 3 hrs prior to the departing flight. 
    ​A 40 minute drive from your hotel in Reykjavík to Keflavík airport (The Leifur Eiriksson International Airport).


    CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY:

    Hotels and most stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency (Icelandic kronaISK, some markets may accept U.S. Dollars). Your hotels will also be able to exchange cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

    BAGGAGE:

    Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.

    Trip Price (CASH):

    Double Occupancy - $3,000 Price per person

    Final Price May Be Adjusted due to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange

    Trip Registration:

    Online: Click the Register button above


    RESERVE A SPACE: 

    $500 per person deposit will reserve your spot.  No space is held without a deposit.

    PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 

    Initial Deposit: $500 per person

    Payment 1: $1,000 per person: Due by March 1, 2021

    Payment 2: $1,000 per person: Due by May 1, 2021

    Final Payment Due:  Due by July 30, 2021


    Trip Cancellation Penalties:

    Cancellation Penalty Schedule

    Up to August 13, 2021 = $75 Per Person

    Between August 14th - September 12, 2021 = $425 Per Person

    Between September 13th - September 28th = $1,100 Per Person

    Between September 29th - October 11th = $2,215 Per Person

    After October 11th = NO Refund

    NO SHOWS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

    * Plus any other non-refundable charges for airlines, hotels and suppliers

    PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BEFORE CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF REFUND DUE. NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED ACCOMMODATIONS OR SERVICES.


    SCSTC Detailed Trip Cancellation Policy

    Trip Cancellation Insurance is recommended.


    TRIP INSURANCE:  Click for Trip Insurance flyer.

    * PASSPORTS:  Must be valid 6 months BEYOND the date of our return, May 10, 2022.

    Make checks payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club and mail with your completed trip application and a copy of your passport picture page to:

    Space Coast Ski & Travel Club
    P.O. Box 372633
    Satellite Beach, FL 32937

    If you have any questions please contact Pam

    Trip Leader:



    Pam Kaercher

    (321) 298-7086

    Email: PAM


    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • (EST)
    • South Lake Tahoe, CA
    • 7
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    Florida Ski Council Trip


    January 22nd - 29th, 2022

    High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snow resorts on the planet. Whether you and your friends come to ski and/or board from sunrise to sunset, head out to explore the new craft beer scene, or simply unwind with the people you care about most and enjoy time together, Heavenly has it all.

    The choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers, 4,800 acres of terrain, 1,600-foot plunges in the double-black diamond canyons or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? You can make Heavenly your playground when you visit.

    We will be staying at Harvey’s Casino Hotel in the Tahoe Towers, newly remodeled in 2020 in chic, modern decor. Amenities include numerous choices for on-site dining, from casual quick bites to gourmet meals, fitness center, shopping, and casino. Optional activities of Virginia City day trip (see information below) and a possible ski day at Northstar.

    Included on this trip:

    • Round Trip airfare between Orlando and Sacramento
    • Round Trip ground transportation
    • 7 nights lodging at Harvey’s in the Tahoe Towers, Deluxe King or Two Queens
    • $10 food voucher, per person, per day
    • Monday FSC WELCOME DINNER PARTY, cash bar, dancing
    • Thursday DINNER BANQUET, Costume theme party, cash bar, dancing
    • CLUB HAPPY HOUR, TBD

    Airfare:

    • Jan 22: United-Depart: MCO 7:05 am IAH 8:21/9:45 am, Arrive SMF 12:06 pm
    • Jan 29: United-Depart: SMF12:25 pm Den 4:14/5:50 pm. Arrive MCO 11:18 pm

    Trip Pricing:

     $1,540 PER PERSON based on double occupancy (Deluxe King or Deluxe Two Queens)

     Please contact the Trip Leader for Single Supplement prices.

    DISCOUNTED Lift Tickets (Heavenly-Northstar-Kirkwood):

    Adult (19-64), Senior (65-79) and Teen (13-18), and Children (5-12)

    • 3 Days- $316 / $266 / $181
    • 4 Days- $389 / $325 / $225
    • 5 Days- $450 / $374 / $257
    • 6 Days- $510 / $424 / $289

    Heavenly is part of the Epic Pass program

    Epic Passes are available at a discounted rate for 2022, PLUS receive an additional rebate of $15-$75 when purchased through Winter Ski & Sport at www.winterskiandsport.com.

    *MUST be purchased through this site for the additional trip package rebate

    DISCOUNTED Rentals (per day, includes tax):

    • Demo Skis - $50.89
    • Demo SB - $50.89
    • Performance Skis - $42.72
    • Sports Skis - $38.64
    • Sport SB Deck Only - $42.72
    • Junior skis - $24.76
    • Junior SB Deck Only - $24.76

    Optional Virginia City Day Trip, Wednesday, January 26th

    $89 per person, includes: R/T transportation, Trolley Tour, Mine Tour

    Virginia City became one of the richest silver mine towns in the world in 1859.  Today it looks remarkably the same with its wooden sidewalks, restored mansions, mine tours, boot hill & old west saloons. Come step back in time at Virginia City.

    Payment Schedule:

    • $300 deposit with Trip Application
    • $500 due September 15, 2021
    • Balance & Lift Tickets due November 15, 2021
    • Cancellation Policy: Club Standard

    Trip Registration:

    Mail deposit check, made payable to Space Coast Ski & Travel Club and Trip Application to:

    Space Coast Ski & Travel Club

    P.O. Box 372633, Satellite Beach, FL, 32937

    For additional info or to sign up for the trip, please contact the Trip Leader.

    Online registration: Click the Register button above to register and download a SCSTC Trip Application

    • Note: Trip Insurance is recommended. Contact Myra with Travel Protectors (Myra@travelprotectors.com) for quotes. Trip Insurance must be purchased by specific dates so please contact Myra for information.

    Trip Leaders:   

     


    Trip Leader

    Cal Staubus

    (321) 423-6237

    Email: Cal



    Co - Leader

    Ellen Parda

    (321) 591-4356

    Email: Ellen


    Cancellation Policy


    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • (EST)
    • Taos, NM
    • 7
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    TAOS, NEW MEXICO

    Florida Ski Council Trip

    February 12-19, 2022


    It is an exciting time to be in Taos Ski Valley after being bought by a billionaire a few years back. The resort has been revitalized in every aspect from the mountain to the village. If you have not been there in a while, you will not recognize the place. There are 110 runs to keep you happily skiing or snowboarding as you explore the mountain. You can enjoy trips to the town of Taos to shop, visit art galleries and take in the culture, history, and authentic New Mexican cuisine.

    We will be staying at the beautiful Edelweiss Lodge & Spa.  Amenities include a full service spa, on-site dining at the Blonde Bear Tavern and Cafe Naranja, hot tub & sauna, fitness center, ski valet and boot lockers.  Located at the base of Taos Ski Area, ski in/ski out.  Each condominium is uniquely furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining area, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, TV and high-speed internet.

    Now, let’s talk Ski School. You’re a pretty good skier? We can all get better and use a little skiing tune-up. The Taos Ski School is famous for their Ski Week where you can improve the skills you wish; steeps, bumps, powder or perfecting technique on the groomed runs. A daily 2-hour morning lesson is $250/30-50 participants,$225 for 51-100 and $200 for 100+ participants for the week. Yes, 10 hours of lessons in a small group of the same ski level as you! It is a game changer for anyone who signs up.

    Lift Tickets and discounted ski rentals will be arranged.

    Included on this trip:

    • Round Trip airfare and transportation to/from Albuquerque Airport (30 minute grocery stop)
    • 7 nights lodging at Edelweiss 
    • Monday welcome party, pizza and wine tasting
    • Tuesday mountain lunch
    • Thursday night mexican themed dinner
    • Club event, TBD
    • Snakedance Fleece Vest

    Airfare:

    • American-2677 Y Depart: MCO 2/12/2022 06:00 am Arrive: DFW 2/12/2022 08:00 am

    • American-1689 Y Depart: DFW 2/12/2022 08:40 am Arrive: ABQ 2/12/2022 09:37 am

    • American-942 Y Depart: ABQ 2/19/2022 03:10 pm Arrive: DFW 2/19/2022 05:55 pm

    • American-2186 Y Depart: DFW 2/19/2022 06:35 pm Arrive: MCO 2/19/2022 10:12 pm

    Lift Tickets:

    Adult /Senior, 65-79/ Teen,Military,First Responder

    3 of 7 Days $296/ $241/ $225

    4 of 7 Days $385/ $315/ $293

    5 of 7 Days $481/ $393/ $367

    6 of 7 Days $577/ $472/ $440

    80+ Skis Free

    Trip Pricing:

     $2715 per person based on 2 people in a 1-bedroom/1-bath condo. 

     $2315 per person based on 4 people in a 2-bedroom/2-bath condo

     $2115 per person based on 6 people in a 3-bedroom/3-bath condo

    Please contact the Trip Leader for Land Only and Single Supplement prices.

    Payment Schedule:

    • $300 deposit with Trip Application
    • $500 due October 15, 2021
    • Balance & Lift Tickets due December 15,2021

    Checks are to be made out to Space Coast Ski & Travel and mailed to:

    P.O. Box 372633, Satellite Beach, FL, 32937

    For additional info or to sign up for the trip, please contact the Trip Leader.

    Cancellation:

    TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation of a Space Coast Ski & Travel Club (SCS&TC) trip at a participant’s discretion may result in cancellation fees to be paid by the cancelling participant. Cancellation of any SCS&TC trip within five months of trip departure date will result in a cancellation fee for each trip participant of $75 plus any other travel, accommodation, or resort penalties that apply at the time of the cancellation. Some SCS&TC trips may have more restrictive cancellation provisions due to the use of charter aircraft, buses, or lodge policies. See the trip description for the amounts and critical dates. Moving your deposit from one trip or package to another does not preclude application of cancellation penalties which may apply to the first trip or package selected at the time of the move. Cancellations shall be made by notification in writing to the trip leader. Final decisions on refunds are to be made by the SCS&TC, Inc., Board of Directors. In the event that a SCS&TC trip is cancelled for any other reason beyond the control of the SCS&TC, Inc., trip participants are subject to a pro-rated sharing of Club costs incurred in cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance is available at a nominal cost. Contact the trip leader for further details. Refund amounts may be subject to credit card fees. See website for additional policies regarding single travelers.

    Trip Insurance:


    TRIP LEADERS:

     

     

    Debbie Steininger

    (321) 693-4442

    Email: debbie@spacecoastskiclub.com

     


    • Friday, April 29, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, May 12, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Helsinki; Tallinn; Riga; Vilnius; Warsaw; & Krakow
    • 7
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    Baltic States Land Tour

    Helsinki, Finland  Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

    and Poland

    14-Days / 13-Nights


    This trip has moved into 2022 with a tour start in Helsinki on April 29, and ending in Krakow, Poland

    on May 12, 2022

    Land-only Package: Double Occupancy:  $3,350 and 

    Single Occupancy:  $4,495 (Cash Prices)


    For our previously registered travelers with Delta Air E-credit, we can help make your International Baltic States Tour flights. Bookings will be made at current airfare rates at time of reservation


    For new travelers we can help reserve International air or you can arrange your own arrival and departure flight itinerary

     

    OVERVIEW:

    The Baltic States have a complex history and individual culture.  Each country has been influenced by Scandinavians, Germans, Poles and Russians.  To round out our tour, we are starting in Helsinki and will continue into Poland.

    The Baltic countries have a turbulent history but have embraced the modern world moving forward. The medieval castles, old town streets, cobbled stone squares, and church spires have all been spruced up.  In juxtaposition, Tallinn was dubbed ‘party capital of the year’ by the New York Times, Vilnius erected a statue of Frank Zappa and a tradition in Riga is to bungee jump naked! 

    Whether you come for the history, architecture, food or culture, these 5 countries will give you insight to hidden treasures of Europe.  Let’s expand our travels to these lesser known yet extraordinary destinations!  Join us as we start in the sexy city of Helsinki and work our way south visiting highlights of the Baltic States before heading into Poland to Warsaw & Krakow to complete our tour.            

    ITINERARY:

    DAY 1 / TOUR STARTS IN HELSINKI, FINLAND on 29 April 2022

                City tour of Helsinki by bus (3 hours)

    DAY 2 / HELSINKI

                Free day

    DAY 3 / HELSINKI – TALLINN, ESTONIA

                Transfer to the ferry port; Ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, Estonia

    DAY 4 / TALLINN

                Panoramic city tour of Tallinn

                Free afternoon

    DAY 5 / TALLINN – PARNU – CESIS - GUTMANIS – TUAIDA – SIGULDA – RIGA, LATVIA

                Visits to Parnu; Tour of Cesis; Visit to Cesis Castle & Gauja Park; Panoramic  

                visit of Sigulda; Visit the Castle of Turaida and the Caves of Gutmanis

    DAY 6 / RIGA

                Visit of Riga Central Market and complete panoramic tour of Riga; Visit’s Saint-

                Peter Church and the Cathedral of Riga; Visit the Art Nouveau district

                Free afternoon

    DAY 7 / RIGA – RUNDALE - SIAULIAI - KAUNAS – VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

                Departure to Rundale; Visit Rundale Palace and “Hill of Crosses” in Siauliai

                Departure to Kaunas; Panoramic tour of Kaunas and arrival to Vilnius; 

    DAY 8 / VILNIUS – TRAKAI - VILNIUS

                Panoramic tour of Vilnius; Visit to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and the 

                Vilnius University; Tour of Uzupis and a visit to Trakai Island Castle

    DAY 9 / VILNIUS – WARSAW, POLAND

                Arrival to Warsaw with a complete panoramic tour of Warsaw

    DAY 10 / WARSAW                                                           

                Visit to Lazienki Park & Palace          

                Afternoon free or optional activities

                Optional Tours:  Visit to Willanow Palace or a Chopin Concert

     DAY 11 / WARSAW - KRAKOW, POLAND

                   Departure to Krakow and visit to Auschwitz

                Arrival to Krakow with free time

    DAY 12 / KRAKOW

                Panoramic city tour of Krakow and visit to Wieliczka Salt Mines

    DAY 13 / KRAKOW

                Free day and Farewell dinner in a local restaurant

    DAY 14 / KRAKOW Transfer to Airport for Departure on 12 May 2022

     

    What’s included?            

    • 4-Star hotels: 2-night’s stay in Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius & Warsaw; and 3-nights in Krakow
    • 13 Breakfast Buffet Daily; four lunches and five dinners

    • All touring with English-speaking local guides as stated in the detailed itinerary; basic gratuities included
    • Private air conditioned coach for the extended travel days and most day tour
    • Trip medical insurance (trip cancellation coverage is NOT included) 

     

    Trip Advertised Price:  

       13-night Land-only Tour Package: 

    $3,350 Double Occupancy (Cash)

    $4,495 Single Occupancy (Cash) for a private room each evening

           (Price are based on estimated Euro to US$ exchange rate—rates may vary)  

    You must be a current member of The Space Coast Ski & Travel Club (SCSTC) or an affiliated Florida Ski Council (FSC) Club (a $1 reciprocity fee will be applied) to participate in this trip.

    Payment Schedule:

    SCSTC Deposit:    $500 per person payable with the completed trip application

    First Payment:     $1,500 per person by 1 September 2021

    Final payment:    Trip balance due by 15 December 2021

     

    Trip Cancellation Penalties:

    The following trip cancellation schedule and penalties will be applied:

    Cancellation Schedule Planned Date Applied Penalty

    Initial deposits fully refundable

    (up to 180 days out)


    $0

    179 to 120 days out from tour start

    27 Oct 2021

    $75

    120 to 90 days out from departure

    27 Dec 2021

    $250*

    89 to 60 days out from departure

    27 January 2022

    $500*

    59 to 30 days out from departure

    27 February 2022

    $2,000*

    29 days or less out from departure

    28 March 2022

    No refund

    * Plus any other non-refundable charges for airlines, hotels and suppliers

    SCSTC Detailed Trip Cancellation Policy

    Trip Cancellation Insurance is recommended to protect against these penalties.


    Trip Registration:

    Please complete a SCSTC Trip Application to secure your spot on this trip.  Our trips have been selling out quickly so recommend you send in your application and initial trip deposit soon.

    Each traveler will be required to have a valid passport that expires 6 months or more beyond the completion date of this trip (no earlier than 31 March 2021).  No visas are anticipated for US citizens on this trip.  Please provide a copy of your passport photo page with your completed trip application.

    SCSTC Liability and Hold Harmless Release Agreement

    Make all checks payable to:  Space Coast Ski & Travel Club or SCSTC

        Send Payments To:    Space Coast Ski & Travel Club

    P.O. BOX  372633

    Satellite Beach,  FL  32937

    *To use a credit card, add 3% to all pricing and contact Carla to make payments with PayPal

    Come join your fellow Club travelers on this trip to the historical areas of Eastern Europe.   If you have any questions, please contact our SCSTC Co-Trip Leaders: 

    Carla Constantino:  carla@SpaceCoastSkiClub.com or

    Jeff Koss: jeff@SpaceCoastSkiClub.com


    TRIP LEADERS:

     

     


     

    Jeff Koss

    Email: Jeff

     


     

    Carla Constantino

    (321) 749-0418

    Email: Carla

     

    • Thursday, June 09, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Ireland
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    Magical Ireland Tour

    Opening for 1 male, rooming with same. Contact trip leader

    to register and be added to the trip.  

    June 9 - 21, 2022


    Trip Includes:

    • Round-Trip nonstop airfare from Orlando 

    • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
    • 16 meals: 11 buffet breakfasts and 5 dinners, plus farewell medieval banquet dinner with wine
    • 11 nights accommodations at first class hotels
      • 2 nights in Dublin
      • 2 nights in Belfast
      • 1 night in Letterkenny
      • 2 nights in Galway
      • 3 nights in Killarney 
      • 1 night in Limerick
    • Tour Highlights: 
      • Trinity College, Merrion Square, Christchurch Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, Castle Ward House & Gardens, Titanic Belfast Experience, Giant’s Causeway, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Blarneys Castle and Woollen Mills, Castleward Estate, Rathbaun Farm with tea/scones

    Optional activities: Golf at Galway Bay Golf Club, handicap may be required (this is optional for golfers in the group and will require an additional fee)


    Airline: 

    Trip Price (CASH):

      • Double Occupancy - $3556
      • Single Occupancy - $4156
      • Price per person. Full package only. No Land Only option available.
      • Final Price May Be Adjusted due to Airfare and/or Currency Exchange
      • Club Cancellation Policy

      Trip Registration:

      Online: Click the Register button above

      Mail: Send completed trip application and check (payable to Space Coast Ski and Travel Club) to:

      Space Coast Ski & Travel Club

      P.O. Box 372633

      Satellite Beach, FL 32937

      CASH PAYMENT SCHEDULE
      $300 per person deposit with trip registration, non refundable
      $1,000 per person by January 10, 2020
      Balance due by April 15, 2020

      Trip Leader:




      Debbie Steininger

      (321) 693-4442

      Email: DEBBIE


      • Wednesday, September 07, 2022
      • (EDT)
      • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
      • (EDT)
      • Croatia
      • 5
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      Croatia

      September 7th – 21st, 2022