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Where We’ve Been: January 2016

Find out what adventures other travel planners have recently experienced in this month’s edition of Where We’ve Been.

American National Bank, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Trip: Spotlight on Barcelona

Tour Operator: Collette

Date: November 2015

For eight days, America National Bank’s Eagle Travel Club toured Spain’s Barcelona area. The trip showed off the vibrant culture of Barcelona at the city’s Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter. The group also visited the nearby towns of Montserrat, Sitges and Girona.

“The sites, tastes and sounds of the Barcelona area of Spain were incredible. We were able to truly take in the Catalonia beauty and culture at a wonderful pace. Our entire group was blown away by this trip, with someone stating that this was one of the best trips they’ve experienced.”

— Kevin Butler, EVP and club director

Legends bank, Linn, Missouri

Trip: Pacific Northwest Expedition

Tour Operator: Cruises and Tours Worldwide

Date: July 2015

The Advantage Club explored Oregon’s scenic coastline and the Columbia River Gorge for 10 days. The group participated in some Pacific Northwest adventures, including a dune buggy ride on the Sand Dunes Frontier and a jet boat excursion through Hellgate Canyon. The tour also stopped at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Crater Lake National Park and Mount St. Helens.

“We explored the outstanding beauty of the Oregon Coast and saw the magnificent vistas and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge. The group saw one of Oregon’s wilderness areas at Carter Lake and the regrowth of Mount St. Helens since the devastating eruption of the volcano in 1980.”

— Mary Ann Gelven, marketing director