Hello travelers. The biggest news at Imprint is the announcement of our 2014 southern Africa tour: Southern Safaris – Capetown, Botswana, and Victoria Falls. The tour has been released to alumni and those who have expressed specific interest in Africa and the response has been excellent. The website will be updated sometime this week with all the details. If anyone is interested to see the details before then, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org The tour is 13 days, cost $3700 + air, and departures are April 7 & 20, and Aug. 4, 2014. The tour includes 3.5 days in beautiful Capetown with excursions to Cape Point and wine country; 5 days of safari including the Okavango Delta; Chobe National Park (vehicle, walking, night, mokoro, and river safaris); and finishing at spectacular Victoria Falls. Last year I got a line on a fantastic deal for a Danube river cruise through Dream Maker Vacations. Several Imprint alums took advantage of the bargain. This year, DMV is offering several cruises on both the Rhein and the Danube, but Imprint can get a special discount on the Sept 11 Danube departure. See all the details at http://www.dmvacation.com/ If you are interested and book through Imprint Tours, you’ll receive an additional $100 - $200 off the already great price. Space is very limited so don’t delay.
I have received my tour schedule at Rick Steves for 2013. I will be doing Best of Europe, departing May 5; June 30; & Aug 25; Heart of Italy May 26; July 21; & late Oct; Best of Italy Sept 15; Germany, Austria, Switzerland departing Oct 1. For those of you who are in the Seattle area, my speaking schedule for the next couple months includes: “India” at Wild World Books in Wallingford – Tues. Mar 12; “Thailand” & “Bali” at 10:00AM & 1:00PM respectively at Savvy Traveler in Edmonds – Sat. Mar 16; “New Zealand” at 1:00PM Savvy Traveler – Sat Mar 30; and “Greece” at 9:00AM at the Edmonds Theater – Rick Steves Spring Travel Festival, April 6.
Now that our Thailand tour is successfully concluded and Africa successfully launched, I’ll be devoting the rest of my time before spring tours to our continuing series of Sightcasts. Watch for their release. I hope everyone is making plans to travel. And as always, “Travel with Intent”.