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Where We’ve Been May 2016

Find out what adventures other travel planners have recently experienced in the May edition of Where We’ve Been.


Ithaca College Alumni

Ithaca, New York

Trip: Ithaca College in Iceland

Tour Operator: Discover Europe Ltd.

Date: February 2016

Travelers of numerous ages signed up for Ithaca College alumni’s five-day trip through Reykjavik and the southeast coast of Iceland. The 24 former students, from graduating classes that ranged from 1996 to 2015, learned about the Icelandic Saga and the country’s culture from a professor with expertise in the field.

“Our due diligence to the search for the northern lights paid off with a sighting on our last night in Iceland. The alumni enjoyed the tours of the significant and natural landmarks, such as the Icelandic Saga, the local cuisine and, of course, the Blue Lagoon. Iceland had something to offer every traveler from each decade.”

— Carrie Brown, executive director, alumni relations

First State Bank Travel and Leisure Club

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Trip: Quintessential Cape Cod

Tour Operator: Trips

Date: September 2015

For seven days, the First State Bank’s travel club explored Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and beyond. They discovered charming Massachusetts towns including Hyannis, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. The group also toured nearby Newport, Rhode Island.

“This trip was so wonderful and packed full of surprises from the beginning to the end. The morning tea at the Borsari Gallery, which was originally a slaughterhouse, was so amazing. Another favorite was the dune buggy ride on an exclusive beach, followed by a lobster dinner served on the beach at sunset while whales swam quietly nearby.”

— Glenda Burke, travel and leisure club director