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Tour Name: Colorful Orthodox Easter & St. George's Day in Bulgaria - April 23 - May 8, 2016

Destination: Bulgaria

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Stefan as "King of the World", Son of Orpheus, etc. in Perperikon

Photo by Jeanine Keating

Stefan with the weaver, Stefanka, in Zheravna

Photo by Jeanine Keating

Our group at the wine tasting (we stayed for
lunch& it was excellent!). From left: Debbie, Harriet, Diana, Me, Mary.

Photo by Jeanine Keating

Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - November 4 - 19, 2014

Destination: Iran

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Gail with a musician in Yazd

Photo by Bahman Zenhari

Jome Mosque in Yazd

Photo by Bahman Zenhari

Our Group in Shiraz

Photo by Bahman Zenhari

By the 4,000-year-old cyprus tree

Photo by Bahman Zenhari

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Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - October 29 - November 13, 2013

Destination: Iran

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First Day in Tehran

Photo by Gwen Erwood

Michelle and Judy with Iranian girl

Photo by Gwen Erwood

From military museum. A contemporary sculpture which is equivalent to "the pen is mightier than the sword." The quills of pens are piercing the dragon of war and bombs.

Photo by Gwen Erwood

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Tour Name: Discover Syria with Lebanon Extension - April 9 - 19/24, 2011

Destination: Syria and Lebanon

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Our Syria Group

Photo by Paulette Lewis

Sites in Lebanon

Photo by Paulette Lewis

Friends in Syria

Photo by Paulette Lewis

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Click here for a link to 363 photos in her Lebanon album

Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - April 2 - 17, 2010

Destination: Iran

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Photo by David Lewis

Photo by David Lews

Photo by David Lewis

Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Gwen Erwood

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Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - October 30 - November 14, 2009

Destination: Iran

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Photo by Mary Flores

Photo by Mary Flores

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Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - April 3 - 18, 2009

Destination: Iran

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Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Marjorie Walz

Photo by Gwen Erwood

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Tour Name: Passage Through Persian History & Culture - October 31 - November 15, 2008

Destination: Iran

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Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Gwen Erwood

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Tour Name: Baltic Capitals - August 1 - 11, 2008

Destination: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

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Photo by Joe Dudis

Photo by Joe Dudis

Photo by Joe Dudis

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Tour Name: Seven Wonders of Bulgaria - June 28 - July 8, 2008

Destination: Bulgaria

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Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Gwen Erwood

Photo by Gwen Erwood

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Tour Name: Culinary Tour of Vietnam - January 8 - 19, 2008

Destination: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

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Photo by Ed Orsborn

Photo by Ed Orsborn

Photo by Ed Orsborn

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Tour Name: South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana - March 5 - 19, 2007

Destination: South Africa, Zimbabwe & Botswana

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Photo by Mary Hepokoski

Photo by Mary Hepokoski

Photo by Mary Hepokoski

Photo by Mary Hepokoski

Photo by Mary Hepokoski

Photo by Mary Hepokoski

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Tour Name: Grand Tour of Libya - March 22 - April 4, 2006

Destination: Libya

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Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Photo by Sally Ludlow

Tour Name: Iceland - Between Weekends - June 13 - 18, 2005

Destination: Iceland

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Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Photo by Lorraine Waddill

Tour Name: Turkey - Kaleidoscope of Civilization - May 13 - 23, 2005

Destination: Turkey

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Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Photo by Rita Parks

Tour Name: Persian History & Culture - April 29 - May 14, 2005

Destination: Iran

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Photo by Karen Freese

Photo by Karen Freese

Photo by Karen Freese

Photo by Karen Freese

Photo by Karen Freese

Photo by Karen Freese

Tour Name: Grand Tour of Libya - November 9-23, 2004

Destination: Libya & Morocco

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Photo by Bob Beach
Photo by Bob Beach
Photo by Bob Beach
Photo by Bob Beach
Photo by Bob Beach
Photo by Gwen Erwood
Photo by Sarah Quinn
Photo by Sarah Quinn
Photo by Sarah Quinn

Tour Name: Iceland - Between Weekends - October 31 - November 5, 2004

Destination: Iceland

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Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Our group visiting the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland

Tour Name: Baltic Capitals - September 17 -27, 2004

Destination: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

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Photo by Marcia Oswalt
Photo by Marcia Oswalt
Photo by Marcia Oswalt
Photo by Marcia Oswalt
Photo by Roz Janowski

Tour Name: Expedition To Mt. Everest - June 22 - July 6, 2004

Destination: China

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The early morning on June 30
Photo by Phuntsok
Yonblakhang in Tsedang
Photo by Phuntsok
Buddhism Debating in Sera Monastery
Photo by Phuntsok
Right in front of Mt. Everest
Our guide, Phuntsok
The Stupa of Peyu Monastery in Gyamtze
Photo by Phuntsok
Tibetan carpet making factory
Photo by Phuntsok
The Gyantse Dzong
Photo by Phuntsok
View of Mt. Everest on a beautifully clear day
Photo by Phuntsok

Tour Name: Sacred Sites of Ireland - May 1 - 9, 2004

Destination: Ireland

Our group at Creevykeel court cairn. Left to right -- Renee Ringo, Karen Kirby, Mary Slover, Gay Lord, Ellis Lord and Martin Byrne, our guide. Photo provided by Ellis Lord

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Tour Name: Patagonia - To the End of the Continent - February 21 - March 6, 2004

Destination: Chile & Argentina

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Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan
Photo by Fridrik Brekkan

Tour Name: Egypt - The BEST for Less! - September 16 - 25, 2003

Destination: Egypt

I just wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed our trip to Egypt. When I told friends and family that I planned to go to Egypt, most were concerned about my safety, but I knew that you would not plan a trip if you were not convinced we would be safe. Of course I was right. I felt perfectly safe every minute in Egypt. As a matter of fact every person we met was very welcoming and perfectly charming. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The cruise on the Nile was absolutely fantastic. -

Mary Rode Egypt September '03

My expectations for the Egypt trip were very high, and I am pleased to say that they were all exceeded. It would be difficult to single out any one particular event above others, but I will certainly remember for all times our stay at the Mena House, and the Sun Boat IV, which served for four days as our home on the Nile. The staff was excellent, very courteous, and were wonderful about calling all of their guests by name; very impressive. Travel security in Egypt was very impressive. There was never a time to be in fear. I felt as safe in Egypt, or more so, than I would venturing into downtown Jacksonville, Atlanta, or New York. By our normal travel standards, this was not an inexpensive trip, but we certainly received a great value when you take into account the quality of the hotels we stayed in, the places we visited, the buses and security, the meals, and the staff and accommodations on the Sun Boat IV, and the fact that all tips were included in the base price. You did an excellent job, Gwen, and your being there with us just made things even more special. You anticipated virtually every possibility for problems, and solved these potential problems before they ever had a chance to surface. I had rather travel with you than any other travel agent I know. I loved every minute of the trip, and long for the opportunity to take the rest of my children on a similar trip. Our family loves "making memories," and memories we will have for a lifetime were made on our wonderful trip to Egypt.

- Jim Barker Egypt March '03

Program as a whole - wonderful! Do not hesitate to go; the government provides security; I never felt afraid

- Sissy Barker Egypt March '03

I cannot begin to thank you for putting this trip together and encouraging me to come. Thank you for introducing me to a new and wonderful culture and making this trip a memory of a lifetime.

- Mary Ann Plummer Egypt September '03

Thank you so much I can't even tell you - for making my dream real and then some.

- Kenda Hannigan Egypt September '03


Tour Name: Everyone can see Mt. Everest - August 17 - 27, 2003

Destination: Tibet

Thanks for the most memorable trip of a lifetime. Rugged as it was, it was exactly what I expected it to be! (And I wouldn't have changed it for the Ritz Carlton or a cruise ship ever!) This was not a trip for sissies but for those seeking real (soft) adventure. It delivered! Sam and everyone was spectacular. You do have a real treasure!

- Carol Bhide, FL '03

This was an adventure! I had a wonderful,memorable time spent in good fun loving company. Sam couldn't have treated us any better. Mt.Everest now tops my world travel experiences. Thanks again for this unique opportunity & here's to future happy traveling.

- Mariella Greenan, IL '03


Tour Name: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania - June 22 - July 7, 2003

Destination: Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania (The Baltics)

Dance Festival by Ahti Arak
Song Festival by Ahti Arak


Tour Name: Art & Culture of Assam and Bhutan - March 29 - April 19, 2003

Destination: India & the Kingdom of Bhutan

Group Photo by Sandra Ashley


Tour Name: Tulip Time in Holland & Belgium - April 19 - 27, 2003

Destination: Holland & Belgium

Keukenhof Gradens Photo by Carol Coleman


Tour Name: Great China Silk Road Expedition - April 15 - May 6, 2003

Destination: China Silk Road

Kunlun Mountain Photo by Sam Su


Tour Name: Cruising the Nile - February 28-March 9, 2003

Destination: Egypt

Group photo on the Sun Boat IV

Group photo at the Citadel in Cairo


Tour Name: Ethiopia's Historical Roots - November 16 - December 1, 2002

Destination: Ethiopia (Omo Valley)

Konjo Girl by Dr. Gerry Olsen

Arbore Girl by Dr. Gerry Olsen


Tour Name: Scenic South China & Yangtze Cruise - September 21 - October8, 2002

Destination: China

Mutianyu great Wall

Uygur family

Tibetan friends

Monks rehearsing


Tour Name: Iceland - Top of the World - October 5 - 13, 2002

Destination: Iceland

Fred Froy & Gilda Karu at Westman Islands, Iceland Submitted by Gilda Karu


Tour Name: Prague & Budapest - A Classic Duet - September 6 - 15, 2002

Destination: Prague & Budapest

Chris & Joe at Hero Square submitted by Chris Severns


Tour Name: Spiritual Ireland - May 20 - 29, 2002

Destination: Ireland

Group at the Knocknarea Photo 1

Group at the Knocknarea Photo 2


Tour Name: Great China Silk Road Expedition - April 16 - May 7, 2002

Destination: China Silk Road

Lin at Great Wall ruin Photo by Sam Su

Great Group Photo on the Great Wall Photo by Sam Su


Tour Name: To the End of the Continent - February 23 - March 9, 2002

Destination: Chile & Argentina

Miki & Gwen at the End of the Continent


Tour Name: Ancient Cities of Legendary Persia - November 5 - 16, 2001

Destination: Iran

The Children of Persia with Suzanne

Our Guide, Sassan

Our Guide, Sassan doing the Mayor Giuliani look

Suzanne with some Persian beauties

Dining in Iran 


Tour Name: Flying Tigers' Shangri-La - September - October 2001

Destination: South China 

10/11/01: Naxi grandma and grand sons

10/11/01: 94 YEAR OLD MAN IN LIJIANG

10/7 - 23/01: Taking pictures along the way

10/7 - 23/01: Lois G., Sam Su, and Miki R.

10/7 - 23/01: A scholar that we met

10/7 - 23/01: Nikki S. with four beautiful ladies

10/16/01: Jo W., veteran of 26 TCI tours with a Panda at the Wolong Panda Preserve 

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