Tag: travel

Quail Creekers Set Sail

Cyndy Gierada Quail Creek residents and friends just returned from a fantastic river cruise on the Mekong with visits to Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. “Wonderful people, unique culture, gastronomic food and wonders to be behold” made this a never-forget journey. Pictured front row are Joan Ludwig, Pam Campbell, Karen Morgan, Cyndy Gierada, Kathy Kent and…

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Dear Tammy and Cheri, My husband and I will be stopping in Vienna, Austria, and wanted your advice on things to see and do there. This has been on my bucket list and now we’re actually going! Signed, Karen and Bob Hello Karen and Bob, You will love Vienna! The capital of Austria, Vienna is…

Sisal… once known as the green gold of the Yucatan

Maya ruins and haciendas

Linda Stack-Chenok Many of you may be acquainted with sisal rugs. That really was my only reference point until I recently visited the Yucatan and delved into the interesting background and history of sisal production. Sisal, which comes from a certain type of agave plant (different from the one for tequila), was once called the…

TRIPS Committee planning eventful 2015/2016

Ron Hyra Planning is already underway for a great year of trips in and around Tucson. Research, reservations, planning and coordination are all accomplished by a hardworking team of volunteers. This is the fourth full year of events. The idea originally came together at an Education Committee meeting in the spring of 2012 and the…

A trek across England

MC Kollschegg Often when people go to visit friends they walk if the distance is short and take some form of transportation for greater distances. Not so with Harold Fry. When a letter from a woman he hasn’t heard from in 20 years arrives, Harold learns that his friend Queenie has cancer, is in hospice,…

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Dear Crystal: I plan on surprising my mother with an international cruise and was wondering if you could give me some advice about the Mediterranean? Signed: Julia Dear Julia: Few experiences can take you across so many cultural boundaries like a Mediterranean cruise. One day you could be walking the medieval ramparts of Dubrovnik and…

Cruising the Arivaca Creek Valley

Ron Sullivan Looking for a state of the art hammermill to churn mesquite beans into flour or some organic gardening tips? Arivaca may be the best and closest village to visit. It is a Tohono O’odham word. It is also an easy day trip from Quail Creek. From Quail Creek, take I-19 south to Arivaca…

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Holiday greetings. As 2013 comes to a close, I find myself in reflection of my accomplishments of the past and the travel memories that I have helped to create this year. As we travel into 2014 together, something to be mindful of is the meaning of the word travel. Webster’s Dictionary describes the word as…

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Dear Tammy and Cheri, The holidays are just around the corner and as soon as they fly by, spring is going to be here before we know it. My husband and I want to surprise our college-age children and plan a spring cruise when they are on break this year. We want to spend some…