courtesy Hayward COC
Published January 15, 2018
See where other planners have taken their groups in the January 2018 issue of Where We’ve Been.
Hayward Chamber of Commerce
Trip: Best of London and Scotland
Tour Operator: Jet Vacations
Date: September 2017
An 11-day trip explored the highlights of London and Scotland with stops at the British Museum, Blenheim Palace, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Edinburgh Castle.
“Our tour offered a balance of structured activity and free time designed to open the world of London and beyond for us to explore. London is the only city in the world to rival New York City in the richness and extent of its vibrant cultural activity. We took a train from London to Scotland, which gave our group time to get to know one another as the beautiful countryside passed by. We spent a few days seeing the sights in Scotland, starting with a panoramic city tour and the majestic Edinburgh Castle.”
— Tina Lambert, membership director and travel coordinator
Trip: Virginia Beach Coastal Experience
Tour Operator: Phillips DMC
Date: October 2017
For four days, the Passport 50 club explored the coastal treasures of Virginia Beach. Some of the group’s favorite attractions were the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse, Cape Charles, the Cherrystone Aqua Farm, Chatham Vineyards and the Virginia Contemporary Museum of Art.
“This trip was one I had been planning for my group since I attended the Select Traveler Conference several years ago. Our hometown of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is the birthplace of the famous clairvoyant and prophet Edgar Cayce, so visiting the Edgar Cayce A.R.E. was definitely a highlight of this trip. Touring the aqua farm and learning about the harvesting of oysters was also fascinating. Our group enjoyed staying at a hotel property located on the beach with all rooms being oceanside.”
— Carolyn Anne Cobb, Passport 50 program director