Travel by Cathy
21653 NE Fairview Lake Way
Fairview OR 97024
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Explore Costa Rica Tour
G Adventures

Costa Rica may be small but it offers big adventure. This two-week tour ventures off the beaten path to a lush and wild world. Enjoy a guided boat trip and jungle walk. Search for caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced capuchin), sloths, and basilisk lizards. Also visit the Sea Turtle Conservancy, a non-profit organization, a National Geographic grantee. Explore Fortuna with numerous optional activities. In the evening, visit a local home and learn the art of tortilla making. Once the tortillas are ready, dig into a tasty "casado" - a typical Costa Rican dish that's made with black beans, plantains, and your very own tortillas. Stop in at a reforestation project, opt to zip-line through the jungle canopy, and have a soak in volcanic hot springs. Riding a wave of "pura vida," experience pure travel joy.

 

7 Day Indonesia Cruise
Sail & Stay Package From $1395pp*
Star Clipper Cruises

Sail around the islands that compose Indonesia and enjoy its breathtaking sights, uninhabited beaches and hidden waterfalls. Begin your journey in Bali, the main cruise port in Indonesia. Trips to temples, palaces markets and a bat cave are some of the many things to do in Bali. You'll stop on Gili Kondo -an uninhabited island. Enjoy snorkelling directly from the beach, the waters are very calm and there are plenty of multi-coloured fish. Immerse yourself into its diverse culture with a complimentary extended stay in Bali, before or after your cruise on Star Clipper. The Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, rated with 5 stars, features pools and beach access, authentic Balinese furnishings and stunning tropical gardens.

 

7 Day Masai Footsteps Tour
SITA World Tours

This tour will begin and end in Nairobi, Kenya. Savor the highlights of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves with a game drive through the Masai Mara National Reserve. We may encounter prides of lions, gatherings of hippo, and vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope on morning and afternoon game drives. We'll also visit a local Masai Village. Your journey includes Lake Nakuru with its beautiful flamingo-lined shores and a drive to admire majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. This package includes accomodations in first class hotels, most of your meals, transportation, and a local guide throughout the tour.

 

8 Day Rhine Getaway
Viking River Cruises

From Amsterdam and Cologne to Basel, this 8-day journey reveals a rich landscape of beauty and culture. We will sail to Kinderdijk, Netherlands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. Overlook the Rhine from Germany's best preserved medieval castle. Discover the various culinary traditions of Alsace. Explore the Black Forest and visit a local workshop to see a cuckoo clock-making demonstration. Visit the historic town of Speyer and take in views of the imposing Romanesque cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the 11th century on the site of a former basilica, the building's design influenced Romanesque architecture for centuries to come, and is the final resting place of eight German monarchs. You will witness turreted fortresses, grand cathedrals, historic cities, medieval towns and spectacular scenery of the Middle Rhine - little wonder that the Rhine is one of Europe's best-loved rivers.