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Where We’ve Been: March 2019

Jackson County Bank

Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Trip: New York City

Tour Operator: Philipps Bus Service and Tours

Date: May 2018

For seven days, the Jackson County Bank’s Prime Time Club explored the highlights of New York City, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center. The 51-person group stayed on Times Square at the Edison Hotel.

“This was a first-time adventure to New York City for most of the travelers. We had a spectacular view from the Top of the Rock. The 911 Museum and Memorial Park was a quiet, heartfelt stop for most of us to take in. Our hotel location was right in the heart of the city in Times Square. All the action was right outside our door. We hadn’t arrived back home before members of our group were asking to go back.”

— Tammy Steig, Prime Time Club Coordinator

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Trip: Astounding Antarctica

Tour Operator: Orbridge

Date: January 2019

A group of 25 members, friends and family of the Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program voyaged on a small ship from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Antarctic Peninsula. The 11-day cruise also went through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands.

“Our group hiked on an active volcano, camped overnight in the snow and got up close with seals, penguins and whales. The travelers gained an in-depth understanding of the ecology of Antarctica, its history and the magnitude of its significance in the global context. For many on the trip, it was a bucket-list destination and a life-changing experience.”

— Anna Pollock, Associate Director of Engagement Initiatives