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Where We’ve Been: July 2015

Find out where others have been on recent trips in the July/August 2015 Where We’ve Been


Athens State University Alumni

Athens, Alabama

Trip: Reflections of Italy

Tour Operator: Collette/SooHoo and Associates

Date: October 2014

Athens State University’s alumni members traveled up and down Italy on their 10-day tour. They stopped in Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Chianti and Venice’s Murano Island. After two nights in Venice, they wrapped up their trip by crossing the Italian border to explore the Swiss town of Lugano.

“The travelers reveled in the magic of Italy on this trip. They traveled the Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, exploring medieval hill towns and visiting the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi. They discovered the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and witnessed hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island.”

— Trish DiLullo, director of alumni affairs and annual giving for Athens State University Alumni Association


Damascus Community Bank

Damascus, Maryland

Trip: Australia and New Zealand

Tour Operator: Collette

Date: March 2015

For 21 days, Damascus Community Bank’s Prime Time Club explored Australia in Cairns, Alice Springs, Melbourne and Sydney before discovering New Zealand in Christchurch and Queenstown. The group rode camels, petted koala bears and spent dinnertime with a New Zealand family to take a peek into a local family’s daily life.

“This was an amazing trip that gave you that trip-of-a-lifetime feeling. I loved Australia for the animals and New Zealand for the beautiful landscape. The penguins at Phillip Island were an endearing sight that I will treasure always. We were entertained one evening by a group of Aborigine girls that serenaded us with song and drumming. Learning about their culture was most enlightening. Great memories I will hold in my heart forever.”

— Ruth Johnson, director of Prime Time Club