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Sunday, February 4, 2018 ~ 7 Night Western Caribbean

Gaylord Palms

Friday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Biloxi and New Orleans Bus Trip

Tuesday, January 23 to Friday, January 26, 2018

 

Gaylord Palms “ICE”

 

Christmas is in the air!

“Christmas Around the World”

 

Join us for a fun day at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Hotel in Kissimmee for this year’s “ICE” Exhibit, Christmas Tree Lighting and the new performance of “Cirque Dreams”

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1st Date:  Friday, December 15, 2017

Cost:  $55/pp ~ We still have some spaces left – call me by Thursday, 12/14

Leave:  12 pm ~ Return: 8:30 pm (approximate)

Pick up location:  Continental Country Club, Wildwood

2nd Date:  Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Pick up location:  Sumter Landing, The Villages ~ still seats available

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Includes: Ticket to “ICE” exhibit, Christmas Tree Lighting & Cirque Dreams Performance. r/t bus transportation & tip to our bus driver

Shopping/Early Dinner will be on your own ~ there are 3 restaurants to choose from at the hotel

FYI – Dress in layers & wear closed shoes (sneakers, etc) ~ it is only 9 degrees in the Ice Sculpture area.  You may also want to bring gloves & a hat.  Parkas are provided!  BRRRRRRRRR!

 

Biloxi & New Orleans Bus Trip ~ 3 Nights/4 Days

 

Who likes to gamble?

Who is a Veteran?

 

Dates:  Tuesday, January 23 to Friday, January 26, 2018

There will be an optional side trip to New Orleans!

Cost:  Biloxi (only) ~ $249/pp (double occupancy)

New Orleans w/admission to WWII Museum ~ $45/pp (extra)

New Orleans – no museum ~ $24/pp (extra)

Trip Update:  SOLD OUT!!!

Trip includes the following:  r/t motorcoach transportation, all tips (bus & hotel) – most meals will be on your own!

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino ~ $25 in Free Play & two – $15 Food Vouchers

New Orleans ~ admission into museum – lunch on your own

New Orleans ~ on your own – no museum 

Single Rates ~ $375 ~ plus side trips!

Deposit:  $50/pp at time of booking (refundable)

 

Join us for a GREAT TIME!  

Who knows you may win the BIG JACKPOT!!!

PARTY TO GO with Carol’s Trips!

PARTY TO GO! 

If you’re looking for a fun, new way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or you just want to plan a fun night out with your group – this is IT!

Pick any one of our destinations (just a few mentioned below), send out your invites, and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll pick you up, shuttle your group to your location of choice, and handle ALL of your details. Yes, it’s that easy. For your next event, give them a night or day they’ll never forget!             

Call For Details: 352-787-9253

  • Capone’s Dinner & Show in Orlando 
  • Calypso Queen Sunset or Lunch Cruises in Clearwater Beach 
  • Starlite Dining Yachts, lunch, dinner & special event cruises in Clearwater Beach
  • Blue Man Group at Universal Studios in Orlando 
  • Titantic Dinner & Tour (Saturday night only) in Orlando –
  • Sleuth Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando
  • And Many More! 

Thank you Pat!

 
 
I just want to thank you for a truly enjoyable day today in the Cooking Class.  From the time we got on the bus in Brownwood, the ride up to Ocala, the very personable Mother and Daughter team teaching us the cooking recipes and sharing their ‘cooking secrets’, enjoying the meal and right down to the ride home, everything was top rate.

 

The people attending this cooking session were so friendly and conversations flowed.

I look forward to taking another Cooking Class and attending another of your trips.
 
Pat Myers. The Villages, FL

Travel Tips – Guided Tour Vacations

Carol’s Travel Tips – Guided Tour or Tour Alone? 

I know many of you have taken a guided tour vacation and probably loved it, but for those of you who never been on this type of holiday, let me give you a few facts and hopefully, you will take an escorted trip in the near future.

Many times we go to destinations that are unfamiliar to us and this can be scary. You don’t know where to stay, where or what to eat, don’t speak their language and the list is endless. By taking a guided tour, 90% of your concerns are gone. 

There are so many benefits related to these types of tours.  You will spend less time planning your trip and you will also know the entire cost of your vacation up front with the exception of souvenirs and tips.  All your transportation, transfers, hotel stays, and excursions will be planned for you and are included in your price – as well as 90% of your meals.  As a treat, many of your meals will feature local cuisine. 

Did you know that when you arrive at your first hotel there will be a professional Tour Manager to greet you?  This person knows a lot about your tour and the destinations you’re visiting. From the moment you meet this key player you’ll know you’re in good hands.  With their rich travel backgrounds, as well as their useful information about the language, currency and all things local, you can relax and enjoy the ride.

How do you get from one location to the next? 

Depending on where you are visiting will determine how you get to your destinations.  Many times a motor coach is used, but in some instance, you might travel by rail or boat.  The tour operators use only reliable and insured transportation companies.  Just think, you don’t need a GPS, maps or directions.

Do you hate standing in lines? 

This won’t happen when traveling with a group.  Your Tour Manager and the vendor have a scheduled time for your visit which makes everything easier for you the traveler.  Many times these types of tours are given by the locals who are very informed about their country and want to make sure you have a wonderful experience.

Visiting a destination also gives you a taste of the local culture.  But imagine actually becoming part of that culture.  Staying overnight in an Irish castle and being treated like royalty or feeling the cool waters of the Great Barrier Reef as you snorkel in its turquoise paradise.  How about rolling dough with an Italian chef to make that perfect pizza?  Just imagine the great photo opportunities you will see and get.   

Another nice feature, regarding a guided tour vacation, is meeting people from all over the world.  Many of my clients come back and tell me they met some wonderful folks and became really good friends.  In fact many of them start planning their next trip together.  

Will you have free time? 

Absolutely!  Everyone needs and likes a bit of free time so each itinerary offers you the just the right amount.  You could spend it exploring, eating, shopping or relaxing or maybe you just might want to take a short nap and be refresh prior to your evening festivities.  Whatever you decide to do with your free time is totally up to you.  Enjoy!

There are numerous escorted tour companies out there, but one needs to be careful who they pick.  Many companies may go to the same areas or countries, but each of their packages will be different.  This is one of many reasons you should use a travel agent.  A good travel agent will listen to you but will also ask you questions.  He or she needs to find out exactly where you want to go, what you want to see and do as well as your budget.  Then it time to start working on your dream vacation.

With all this being said, we in the travel industry try to do everything to ensure your escorted vacation is worry and hassle free, so you can relax and enjoy the cultures, sights, and people you meet during your travels.

As we say at Carol’s Trips, LLC – “It’s Time to Go!” To learn more about Day Trips and Cruises from The Villages and Leesburg, Florida area, visit http://www.carols-trips.com

 

My Talk Radio Debut – All Your Travel Questions Asked & Answered!

Today was my debut on WOCA Talk Radio Station 96.3 FM or 1370 AM out of Ocala, what an exciting day & I wasn’t even nervous. If you have any travel, cruise, or day trip questions, he asks them ALL during this session!  The next time I will be on “air” will be on Monday, July 10th at 10:05 am. My guest will be Alan Darcy and we will be promoting Alan’s cruise which is in February, 2018. Thanks for watching!