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Where We’ve Been: January 2019

Clinton National Bank

Clinton, Iowa

Trip: Italy

Tour Operator: Gateway Travel

Date: June 2018

To take in the charms of Italy, 32 members of Clinton National Bank’s Prime Time Club spent 14 days exploring Rome, Florence, Sorrento, Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

“Our group thoroughly enjoyed our Italian adventure. Rome is filled with so many spectacular historic sites, including the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican. Our travelers also enjoyed the delicious food, including the pasta, the pizza, limoncello and, of course, the wine. The small, winding cobblestone roads were also a sight to behold as our bus driver navigated the route. It was a wonderful, unforgettable trip in every way.”

— LaRee Mangler, assistant vice president, marketing and business development

West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce

West Bend, Wisconsin

Trip: Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise

Tour Operator: Mayflower Tours

Cruise Company: Luftner Cruises

Date: September 2018

The West Bend Area chamber members cruised for 10 days along the Danube River with Luftner Cruises and Mayflower Tours. The tour explored Salzburg, Austria; Prague; Vienna; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Budapest, Hungary, among other destinations.

“I have traveled extensively but had never visited Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. To say the least, I was astounded by their beauty, uniqueness and the charm of their people. These countries were a wonderful surprise and helped make our tour a huge success. You can’t beat a river cruise for providing ambiance and comfort. And, best of all, not having to pack and unpack over and over is a real blessing.”

— Craig Farrell, executive director