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Where We’ve Been: May 2014

Travel directors relate where they’ve been traveling recently in our Where We’ve Been article.

Midland Area Chamber of Commerce

Midland, Michigan

Trip: China

Tour Operator: Citslinc

Date: October 2013

Sixty members of the Midland Chamber of Commerce traveled to China to explore some of the country’s most famous destinations, including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as lesser-known destinations such as Suzhou and Hangzou.

“We walked on the Great Wall of China near Beijing, and saw Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. We also visited a Buddhist temple, a tea plantation, and pearl, jade, silk and rug factories. And we saw the Bund, the waterfront finance district in Shanghai, which is the Chinese equivalent of our Wall Street.”

— Diane Middleton, director of community programs


Bradford National Bank

Greenville, Illinois

Trip: Hawaii Cruise

Tour Operator: Cruises and Tours Worldwide

Date: October 2013

Members of the Bradford Travel Club visited Hawaii via a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America. The cruise called on ports on four Hawaiian islands, and the tour operator arranged for the bank group to have a number of special experiences on shore.

“One of the highlights was the Luau Kalamaku on the island of Kauai. Pictured are Gene and Melba Perkins, who were celebrating her birthday and also visiting their 50th state.”

— Judy Schneck, Now and Then Travel