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Where We’ve Been: September 2017

See where other planners have taken their groups in the September 2017 issue of Where We’ve Been.

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

Trip: Exploring Iceland

Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited

Date: August 2016

The Miami University Alumni Association explored Iceland on a 10-day, 1,400-mile motorcoach ride through lava fields and green mountains. Along the way, the group spotted whales in Akureyri, walked on the black-sand beaches of Vik and visited the capital city of Reykjavik.

“Every location, every waterfall and every dish gave us a better understanding of the Icelandic culture. Miles of eerie landscapes followed by hikes on the edge of cliffs spoke volumes about a self-sufficient, humble and artistic culture that we want to revisit as soon as possible.”

— Andrew Sander, associate director and event manager

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Decatur, Georgia

Trip: Cuba 2016

Tour Operator: Chamber Discoveries

Date: October 2016

For six days, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce explored the intriguing culture and stunning scenery of Cuba. The tour focused on the cuisine, traditions, art and local life of Havana, Vinales and other quaint Cuban villages.

“We enjoyed the Plaza de la Revolucion where we took a selfie with the statue of Cuba’s national hero, Jose Marti. From Cuban art houses to local Cuban markets, Ernest Hemmingway’s Cuban retreat to a countryside drive to Vinales, this trip left us wanting more. We learned there is no better way to see Cuba than in the back of a 1957 convertible Chevy. But my absolute favorite part of Cuba was enjoying an authentic mojito under a Cuban sunset.”

— Katerina Taylor, president and CEO