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Tranquility by the Lake

August 10, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - Spend a refreshing summer day by the lake.  Visit Schedel Gardens, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park and the Keeper's Home.

Put-In-Bay

August 12, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - Off the shores of Lake Erie on South Bass Island lies Put-In-Bay, a quaint Ohio village accessible by ferry. Often called the “Key West of the North,” Put-In-Bay features a lively entertainment scene, historic sites, and breathtaking water views.

Diamond Jack Boat Ride

August 17, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - Join us aboard the Diamond Queen and enjoy a two hour cruise on the sparkling waters of the Detroit river, the world’s busiest international waterway.

Outer Banks & Myrtle Beach

August 19, 2021 - August 26, 2021
This exciting trip covers 500 miles of the Atlantic Coast from the Outer Banks to Myrtle Beach.  The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history.  Although they’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is where cherished memories are made along 60 miles of beautiful coastline. Discover stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean, fun days at the beach, lush natural wonders, and grand new adventures. Savor the warm Southern hospitality, fresh coastal cuisine, and unique flavor of fun.

Toledo Mudhens

August 27, 2021
Watch the Toledo Mudhens take on the St. Paul Saints at Fifth Third Field. We have The Roost reserved for our group today. Enjoy two hours of the All American buffet service and then help Muddy cheer on our team!

Amish Quilt Auction

September 3, 2021
The Yoders and their friends hold a large auction and craft show each spring. Large quilts are auctioned on Saturday. Imagine farm field transformed with rows of crafters, antiques and flea marketers hundreds of vendors in all!

Art in the Elements

September 10, 2021
Explore Meadow Brook Hall’s unique floral art exhibition in a limited-run tour throughout the Great Estate’s woodland paths.

Utah: Mighty Five

September 12, 2021 - September 18, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - Join us for an unforgettable five day adventure through magnificent parks known as the Utah Mighty 5. Each park will enable you to see unique geological formations all within the region of Southern Utah. It will be a week you won’t soon forget!    

Heroes & Patriots

September 16, 2021 - September 19, 2021
Join Downriver Vets on a trip to Clarksville, TN to celebrate the service and sacrifice of veterans from across the years, miles and conflicts. This is a time of reflection, remembrance and reunion.

Art Prize

September 20, 2021
The streets, sidewalks, parks, bridges, and buildings of downtown Grand Rapids will once again be overflowing with art this fall, as the world's most-attended public art event returns after a two-year absence

Sauder Village

September 25, 2021
Escape the hustle and bustle of every-day life and enjoy a fun-filled getaway with great food, memorable experiences, and warm hospitality.

Cape Cod

September 26, 2021 - October 2, 2021
Fewer than 10 spots left - The fortunes of Cape Cod have always been linked to the sea. For centuries fishermen in search of a livelihood, explorers in search of new worlds, and pilgrims of one sort or another in search of a new life – down to the beach-bound tourists of today – all have turned to the waters around Cape Cod. Today, the natural landscape of Cape Cod is little changed. Large areas of forest, dune, beach, and marsh separate small villages. This unspoiled natural beauty makes Cape Cod one of the most favored vacation areas for people living all over the United States.

Farm Day Getaway

September 30, 2021
Take a break from busy city life and spend a day on the farm....more than one farm! Jaws with Paws, Oak Haven Horse Farm, TJay's Farm Market and King Dairy Farm are on our agenda today.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights

October 4, 2021 - October 10, 2021
Each year, during the winter months, travelers journey to Iceland and venture out into the dark to see the magical but elusive Northern Lights.  This natural phenomenon is the product of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere; the results are spectacular. It is known that the best time to witness the lights in Iceland is from late September to mid-April, when the nights are the longest.  The light show is truly dazzling and worth the pursuit.

Awesome Autumn

October 8, 2021
When summer’s heat begins to wane, when the air grows crisp in the morning and the days grow shorter, it’s time to gear up for a Pure Michigan getaway amid a kaleidoscope of orange, yellow and crimson.  Spend time cruising aboard The Michigan Princess and stop for a traditional fall treat at Uncle John's Cider Mill.

Mackinac Island & The Grand Hotel

October 12, 2021 - October 15, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - The Grand Hotel first opened its doors in 1887 as a retreat for vacationers who traveled to Michigan by train, and came to Mackinac Island via steamer and boat. Throughout its tenure , one family nurtured and guided the hotel’s growth to a highly acclaimed and much-beloved getaway. Today, this National Historic Landmark continues to beguile guests with old-world hospitality and charm, inspired enhancements, and a heritage to be preserved for generations to come.

Mums at Meijer Gardens

October 14, 2021
This is a celebration of the chrysanthemum and fall plantings at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Central to the exhibition in the extensive chrysanthemum display showcasing thousands of flowering plants in both interior and exterior locations-the largest of its kind in Michigan.

Grandparents & Grandchildren Getaway

October 16, 2021
Steal away your precious grandchildren and join us for a day in Frankenmuth.  This day is filled with fall fun and memories that will last a lifetime!

Utah: Mighty Five – Second Date

October 25, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Second Date Added -Join us for an unforgettable five day adventure through magnificent parks known as the Utah Mighty 5. Each park will enable you to see unique geological formations all within the region of Southern Utah. It will be a week you won’t soon forget!

Queen Esther

October 27, 2021 - October 30, 2021
SOLD OUT, Waitlist - Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production at the Sight & Sound Theater!  Lancaster, PA also has the oldest Amish settlement in the USA where the community is still flourishing today. Also, visit Harrisburg, PA, a capital city with a small town feel.

Kerrytown Kindlefest

December 3, 2021
KindleFest, a Christkindlmarkt, is an annual outdoor holiday market, featuring artisans selling handmade wares, German pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, hot chocolate, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and beer, caroling, strolling musicians, plus fire pits to keep warm and s’more for roasting.

Circle Michigan

May 4, 2022 - May 10, 2022
Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: lakes that feel like oceans, golden beaches, an abundance of fresh produce straight from the farm, glorious sunrises and sunsets and endless opportunities for fun and relaxation. With long spring days of comfortable temperatures and the nation’s longest freshwater coastline, Michigan is a destination like no other.  This trip features: Grand Rapids, Holland, Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Frankenmuth, and Detroit.

An Amish Kaleidoscope – Summer Edition

June 20, 2022 - June 26, 2022
The Amish are a special people who love their homes and lands. They are a creative people with a superior work ethic. Come to Ohio and Indiana and visit their cottage industries, enjoy food experiences with an Amish flair, shop their home stores, immerse yourself in their beautiful country sides, and learn about their way of life during this rainbow of attractions and events.

Sedona, Arizona – Great Trains & Grand Canyons

October 16, 2022 - October 21, 2022
Escape to Sedona - an upscale resort town set amongst the red-hued rocks of Oak Creek Canyon.  Delight in the wonderful areas full of art galleries, shopping opportunities and restaurants.  Marvel at the unforgettable sites of Oak Creek Canyon and board the Grand Canyon Railway that delivers you to the awe-inspiring South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  The Grand Canyon's dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature's power and beauty.  You'll also board the Verde Canyon Railroad, also known as The Wilderness Train, for a four-hour breathtaking journey.