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Where We’ve Been: May 2019

Willamette University

Salem, Oregon

Trip: Antarctica, The Falklands and Cape Horn

Tour Operator: Vantage Deluxe Travel

Cruise Company: Hurtigruten

Date: February and March 2018

A group of 16 Willamette alumni and friends spent 20 days exploring the Chilean Fjords, the Drake Passage, Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and Montevideo, Uruguay. They especially enjoyed viewing different species of penguins and the sheer beauty of the Chilean Fjords and Antarctic landscapes.

“This trip, of all the ones we have offered, was truly an adventure that created many special memories. We highly recommend it.”

— Jim Booth, Bearcat Explorers Travel Liaison

Unity National Bank

Piqua, Ohio

Trip: An Irish Adventure

Tour Operator: World of Travel

Date: May 2018

For 11 days, a group from Unity National Bank’s Freedom Years travel program discovered the highlights of Ireland. Stops included Mallow, Dublin, the Ring of Kerry, the Lakes of Killarney and other picturesque towns across the country.

“We enjoyed some small-group activities, such as lunch at Longueville House in Mallow, a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula and pony cart rides through the Gap of Dunloe. We also loved the 5,000-year-old tombs of Newgrange in the Boyne Valley.”

— Melissa Leingang, Freedom Years Program Director