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TRIPS CALENDAR

Check out our Adventures & Tours by Date

DECEMBER 2021

Annapolis Holiday Spirit Tour event

Annapolis Holiday Spirit Tour with Friends

Annapolis, MD/BWI

December 3 – 6, 2021

TRIP FULL

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

Are you a history buff? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our gals trip to our nation’s first peacetime capital.

JANUARY 2022

Miami and the Florida Keys event

Mesmerizing Miami and the Best of the Keys - A Luxurious Girls Trip

Miami, FL/MIA

January 25 – 30, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

A trip to remember! Drink, dine and splash in the warm water and watch the spectacular sunsets with new friends. 

FEBRUARY 2022

Crystal River, Florida Swimming with the Manatees

Uncover the Secrets of the Crystal River Springs, FL

Tampa, FL/TPA

February 24 – February 28, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt / Katie Jo Davis

Enjoy a warm retreat during the middle of Winter! Boat, swim, kayak and marvel at the Manatees with your new friends.

MARCH 2022

African safari event

A luxurious African Safari experience in America!

Uvalde, TX/SAT

March 21 – 24, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt & Kim Kalan

Join us at our luxury ranch where exotic animals roam over 18,000 acres. Chef prepared meals, swimming pool, lake sports and beautiful views everywhere. A photo safari in a 4×4 jeep.

Back to Back Trips – Double the Fun!

Texas Hill Country event

From Bluebonnets to Boerne, come see the splendor of Texas Hill Country

Boerne, TX/SAT

March 25 – 28, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

We will kick up our heels in the lovely Texas Hill Country just outside of San Antonio. Join us to enjoy a real Texas BBQ, and tour the wineries in around Fredericksburg while exploring our base at Boerne, TX.

APRIL 2022

Savannah Georgia event

Southern Hospitality with a touch of Historic Charm

Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA

April 6 – 10, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

Explore historic Charleston with new friends and enjoy walking the streets of beautiful homes to get the feel of history past. Then we make a short drive to the picturesque tree lined streets of Savannah.

Las Vegas event

Red Rocks, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam & the Legendary Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, NV

April 7 – 11, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Suzanne Ray & Mercy Sells

Get the local view of one of the most popular areas in the US. Enjoy a visit to Valley of the Fire on your way to Zion National Park. Enjoy some great hikes in Red Rocks, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and enjoy lots of photo ops during your trip. End your vacation with a night in DT Vegas off Fremont Street to cap off your trip!

South Dakota wild west event

SD Badlands, Buffalo and a Private Chef to Boot Tour!

Chamberlain & Sioux Falls, SD

April 28 – May 2, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Jane Rabe & Kim Kalan

We can only describe this event as “surreal” or “otherworldly” but the Native Americans were the first to call it “mako sica” or “Badlands”.

Our home base will be Historic Lodge overlooking the Majestic Missouri River.  The entire lodge will be our playground.  Join us in the Wild West!

MAY 2022

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Glaciers, Whales and Bears...OH MY! Alaska's Prince of Wales Island

Thorne Bay, AK

May 26 – 31, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Mercy Sells

Explore America’s 4th largest island where you will experience wilderness adventures and friendships of a lifetime!

JUNE 2022

Northwoods Lodge event

Historic Northwoods Lodge

Nisswa, MN/MSP

June 5 – 9, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt, Kim Kalan & Jane Rabe

Visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes with us. Paddleboard, Kayak, enjoy a sunset boat ride. Join us in making flower arrangements, cooking classes and great shopping. Excellent food, fun and friends.

Ashland OR event

Mount Rushmore and the Badlands National Park, SD on the America the Beautiful Tour

Mount Rushmore & Badlands National Park, SD

June 9-13, 2022

Hold My Spot

Shayne Barsness & Sarah Herrman

Join us as we visit South Dakota on our America the Beautiful tour!  The beautiful Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills near Keystone, South Dakota. Symbolizing the ideals of freedom and democracy, it is a tribute to four presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and their invaluable contributions to the United States.

Ashland OR event

Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR

Ashland, OR

June 17 – 21, 2022

Hold My Spot

Suzanne Ray

Southern Oregon home of the Shakespeare Festival. Enjoy hiking through Ashland, touring the small town with great local shops, visit the local theater in the evenings for great plays, and enjoy visiting some local pear wineries.

Ashland OR event

National Seashore in Outer Banks, NC

OUTER BANKS, NC

June, 2022

Hold My Spot

Sarah Herrman

Join us as we explore the North Carolina Outer Banks exploring the national seashore which is 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline with charming seaside villages brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Together, we will explore the rich history of this unique area of the US.

JULY 2022

Alaska get wild with us event

Alaska - Get Wild With Us

Anchorage, AK/ANC

July 31 – August 7, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

We explore the magnificent beauty of our 49th State, taking our time traveling through the Kenai Peninsula. Glaciers, The Ring of Fire, lush fields of Fireweed make a postcard perfect picture. Helicoptering to land on a glacier, onto Homer for the Umami flavor of fresh caught Halibut. This is a bucket list trip.

Ashland OR event

Explore the Coast of Maine: Lighthouses and Lobster

Maine

July 2022

Hold My Spot

Shayne Barsness

Maine, the northeastern most U.S. state, is known for its rocky coastline, maritime history and nature areas like the granite and spruce islands of Acadia National Park. Moose are plentiful in Baxter State Park, home to Mt. Katahdin, endpoint of the Appalachian Trail. Lighthouses such as the candy-striped beacon at West Quoddy Head, dot the coast, as do lobster shacks and sandy beaches like Ogunquit and Old Orchard. 

AUGUST 2022

Northwoods Lodge event

Historic Northwoods Lodge

Nisswa, MN/MSP

August 28 – September 1, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt, Kim Kalan & Jane Rabe

Visit the Land of 10,000 Lakes with us. Paddleboard, Kayak, enjoy a sunset boat ride. Join us in making flower arrangements, cooking classes and great shopping. Excellent food, fun and friends.

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Summer in the Ozarks - Eureka Springs, MO

Eureka Springs, The Ozarks

Early August

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Fischer 

Summer in the Ozarks; visit breathtaking small towns such as Eureka Springs and enjoy the summer days in the Orzarks

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Boston: Enjoy all that one of the oldest cities of the Commonwealth has to offer

Boston, MA

August 19 – 24, 2022

Hold My Spot

In the works

Shayne Barsness 

Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States and 24th-most populous city in the country. Uncover Boston’s past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge, enjoy the old masters and the brew masters and pedal-powered swan boat rides or high-speed catamaran whale watchers. Shop artisanal markets or chic boutiques. While the afternoon away at a sidewalk cafe’ or dine from the popular food trucks found throughout the city. Enjoy star-studded concerts, some under the stars. Take a walking tour or blaze a trail of your own. Stroll the lively waterfront or cruise the historic harbor.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Iceland- A Geothermal Island Wonderland in the North Atlantic Ocean

Iceland

September 12 – 19, 2022  (7 days/6 nights)

More Coming Soon

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

Join our Beatrice Bradley group on a unique trek into the landscapes of Iceland; moved around by glaciers, springs fed by geothermal waters, and mountainous volcanoes.

Montana Yellowstone event

Montana, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons

Bozeman, MT/BZN

September 18 – 24, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

We will enjoy a night in Bozeman and then drive past mountain streams full of fly fisherman on our way into Yellowstone National Park. Then, on to Jackson Hole for more extraordinary scenery in the height of the fall. Join us for hiking to mountain lakes and biking past moose on paved paths.

Texas Hill Country event

Boerne, Texas, come see the splendor of Texas Hill Country

Boerne, TX/SAT

Early September, 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

We will kick up our heels in the lovely Texas Hill Country just outside of San Antonio. Join us to enjoy a real Texas BBQ, and tour the wineries in around Fredericksburg while exploring our base at Boerne, TX.

African safari event

A luxurious African Safari experience in America!

Uvalde, TX/SAT

Early September 2022

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt & Kim Kalan

Join us at our luxury ranch where exotic animals roam over 18,000 acres. Chef prepared meals, swimming pool, lake sports and beautiful views everywhere. A photo safari in a 4×4 jeep.

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

The Balloon Fiesta 50th Anniversary

Albuquerque & Santa Fe NM

Sept 30 – Oct 5 2022

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Hermann 

VIP Bucket List Trip

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Private Glamping Teepees, Twilight Tubs and Rescued Horses

Zillah, WA

Late September 2022

Hold My Spot

Kelly Saker / Kim Kalan

Come tour in wide open spaces and glamp in the middle of Washington’s wine country. After a day’s of scenic hiking enjoy a soak in a outdoor twilight tub. This is a once in a lifetime tour at the Cherrywood horse rescue farm.

OCTOBER 2022

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Ireland-The Emerald Isle: From Dublin to Galway and many breathtaking stops in between

Ireland

October 1- 8, 2022  (8 days/7 nights)

In the works

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

The Land of the Leprechauns, Limericks and stunning landscape will be ours to explore in October.

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Portugal – Lisbon and Madeira: The captivating charm of an Old World City - Cliffs, Seaside Villages and an Exotic Island is found on this excursion

Portugal – Lisbon & Madeira

October 10 – 18, 2022  (8 days/7 nights)

More Coming Soon

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

Lisbon, Portugal and Madeira. Lisbon is a fantastic city with an Old World Europe charm. Portugal led the launching of great explorers out into the new world, there are statues and parks all around paying tribute. Much like San Francisco, Lisbon is a city of several hills and now rooftop bars, many vantage points to view a great sunset. 

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

The Oregon Coast: Wine, Whales and Coastal Wondering

Oregon Coast

Late October 2022

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Hermann

Explore Pacific Coast Highway in Oregon as we whale watch, find great wine and enjoy coastal views

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

October 2022

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Hermann

Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado spans the Continental Divide and encompasses protected mountains, forests and alpine tundra. It’s known for the Trail Ridge Road and the Old Fall River Road, drives that pass aspen trees and rivers. The Keyhole Route, a climb crossing vertical rock faces, leads up Longs Peak, the park’s tallest mountain. A trail surrounding Bear Lake offers views of the peaks.

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Escape to the Islands; Hawaii

Hawaiian Islands

Late October

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Hermann

Explore Oahu and Maui with us

NOVEMBER 2022

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree, CA

Early November

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Fischer 

Explore Joshua Tree National Park with us

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Scenic Sedona

Sedona, AZ

Late November

Hold My Spot

In the works

Sarah Hermann

Visit Sedona, a city known for its festive art scene, and enjoy sunsets against beautiful redrock

DECEMBER 2022

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Nashville – A Festive Country Christmas with all the Trimmings

Nashville, TN

December 1 – 6, 2022  (6 days, 5 nights)

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

A Country Christmas in Nashville.  Stay in the famous Opryland Hotel, so much to do within that complex, fabulously decorated beautiful hotel. It is next door to the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman auditorium that we have seen in so many award shows.  We will plan to take in one of the Christmas concerts while in Nashville. We will visit the Grand Ole Opry for their Guided Backstage Tour. Our foodie agenda will be to seek out at least 2 of the best BBQ places they have to offer. There will be many opportunities to take in “current events “ as we get closer and a visit, there are specialty Bourbon bars, lots of nightlife and a very festive feeling at this time of year. Come join the fun!

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Christmas In New York with the Radio City Rockettes, Little Italy and Soho

New York City, NY

Early December 2022

Hold My Spot

Shayne Barsness 

The Trump Hotel New York will be our home base as we take in all that New York has to offer during the most wonderful time of the year. 

JANUARY 2023

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Our after Christmas Detox to the "Garden of Eden" in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Early January, 2023

Hold my spot

Debra Shutt

Join our Beatrice Bradley travel group for a fabulous relaxation visit to one of the greatest rainforests known as Costa Rica.  Immerse yourself in relaxation with no busy schedule to follow.  Swim, hike the jungle paths, do yoga, learn to ocean fish.  we’ll take you on specialty Eco tours designed to teach us how to photograph the wonderful world of McCaw’s, monkeys, sloths and flowers galore!  Don’t miss this super indulgent trip, just for YOU!  Push the HOLD MY SPOT button now!

Miami and the Florida Keys event

Mesmerizing Miami and the Best of the Keys - A Luxurious Girls Trip

Miami, FL/MIA

January 2023

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

A trip to remember! Drink, dine and splash in the warm water and watch the spectacular sunsets with new friends. 

FEBRUARY 2023

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

St. Augustine, Florida: Rich Spanish Heritage and our own personal Exploration of a beautiful coastal city await!

St Augustine, FL

February, 2023

Hold my spot

Debra Shutt

The oldest city in the USA, rich in Spanish heritage, St Augustine is a city filled with opportunities to revisit the history of Spanish explorers coming to America to settle new colonies. There is the famed Fort Castillo de San Marcos, a famous Lighthouse, many parks on the intercoastal waterway for biking, walking, kayaking and a group arranged ocean sailing. We will stay near the famous St George street for shopping, dining and a step back in time. Not to mention dining daily on the “Fresh Catch” dinners. The city has an air of Spanish Aristocracy and is considered a true Florida gem. Ponce de Leon came here to discover the “Fountain of Youth”. Won’t you join us?

Crystal River, Florida Swimming with the Manatees

Uncover the Secrets of the Crystal River Springs, FL

Tampa, FL/TPA

February 2023

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt / Katie Jo Davis

Enjoy a warm retreat during the middle of Winter! Boat, swim, kayak and marvel at the Manatees with your new friends.

MARCH 2023

Savannah Georgia event

Southern Hospitality with a touch of Historic Charm

Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA

March 2023

Trip Itinerary

Debra Shutt

Explore historic Charleston with new friends and enjoy walking the streets of beautiful homes to get the feel of history past. Then we make a short drive to the picturesque tree lined streets of Savannah.

South Dakota wild west event

French Quarters, VooDoo and World-Class Gastronomy

New Orleans, LA

Late March 2023 – Post Mardi Gras

Hold My Spot

Shayne Barsness

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the world. From it’s world-class gastronomy and eclectic art scene to it’s distinctive architecture and proud neighborhoods, New Orleans feels like no other city.  It holds unique culture and unforgettable experiences. From jazz clubs to fabulous food, voodoo, historic neighbors and cemeteries and let’s not forget beignets for breakfast!

APRIL 2023

South Dakota wild west event

Quirky Asheville and the Beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway

Asheville, NC

Early April 2023

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

Asheville, North Carolina has long been known as an artistic enclave in the mountains of North Carolina. Asheville boasts a thriving “arts and handmade crafts scene”. The shops are unique and there are opportunities to watch many artisans at work. This city is also nestled along the famed Blue Ridge Parkway which offers phenomenal views of the rolling mountains, hiking and exploring. Dining is a treat as there are many famous restaurants. Accommodations are renown and our stay in the newly restored Foundry Hotel, a curio collection by Hilton, offers a glimpse into how the working factory once produced all the steel to build the bridges, structures, etc for the town. A trip to nearby Lake Lure is in order, we will walk the Flower Bridge and explore a quaint area. Mountain Laurels, Rhododendrons and Azaleas explode with color at this time of year.

South Dakota wild west event

Quebec City, Canada: The city that annually earns the title of the # 1 city in Canada to visit

Quebec City, Canada

Late April 2023

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

This Canadian city perpetually earns the # 1 city to visit in Canada. Old World Charm describes this city, a step into Europe is how you will feel. As written in Trip advisor “Quebec City is a charming destination that offers visitors a chance to get a taste of France without leaving the continent. You’ll feel utterly transported strolling through the cobbled streets of Haute-Ville (Upper Town) and Basse-Ville (Lower Town), popping into boulangeries and patisseries for a croissant or tucking into a creperie. Impressive views will catch your eye from every direction as you walk the ramparts of the walled city, look out over the mighty St. Lawrence River from Terrasse Dufferin or the Plains of Abraham, and gaze up at the stunning Chateau Frontenac.”  Let’s explore together this “Paris of North America”.

South Dakota wild west event

SD Badlands, Buffalo and a Private Chef to Boot Tour!

Chamberlain & Sioux Falls, SD

April 27 – May 1, 2023

Trip Itinerary

Jane Rabe & Kim Kalan

We can only describe this event as “surreal” or “otherworldly” but the Native Americans were the first to call it “mako sica” or “Badlands”.

Our home base will be Historic Lodge overlooking the Majestic Missouri River.  The entire lodge will be our playground.  Join us in the Wild West!

South Dakota wild west event

Pretty in Pink; Washington DC

Washington DC

Early April

In the works

Hold My Spot

Join us as we tour Washington DC during the peak of the Cherry Blossoms. 

MAY 2023

South Dakota wild west event

Provence, France: Flowers and Fragrance

Provence, France

May 2023

Hold My Spot

Debra Shutt

Provence, a region in southeastern France bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, is known for its diverse landscapes, from the Southern Alps and Camargue plains to rolling vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and lavender fields. To the south is the Côte d’Azur (or French Riviera), where the elegant city of Nice and glamorous resort towns such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes line the coast.

Iconic Mall of America/Twin Cities Tour, MN

Glaciers, Whales and Bears...OH MY! Alaska's Prince of Wales Island

Thorne Bay, AK

May 2023

Trip Itinerary

Mercy Sells

Explore America’s 4th largest island where you will experience wilderness adventures and friendships of a lifetime!

JUNE 2023

Alaska event

Alaska

Alaska

June 2023

Hold My Spot

Suzanne Ray & Mercy Sells

Intimate tour of Alaska hosted by two Alaska native women!  Off the beaten path  – experience Alaska like a local.  Hidden gems and local hot spots.

Moderate Activity Level

SEPTEMBER 2023

Ely, MN and the Superior National Forest.  Ride Prospector Trail in Style

Ely, MN and the Superior National Forest. Ride Prospector Trail in Style

Ely, MN / MSP

Late September 2023

Hold My Spot

Kim Kalan & Vicky Osell

Ely, MN is in the heart of the Superior National forest, home to the famous breathtaking Boundry Waters. We will stay on Shagawa Lake at Ely Grand Lodge. Shagawa is where the Hamm’s beer commercials where filmed. Easy hiking throught forests and along the lakes edge, dinner one night on 1000 feet of lake shore beach, privately owned. Pontoon Rides in the serene boundry waters, watching the Eagles fly by. 

TBD

Bend OR event

Bend, OR

Bend, OR

TBD

TRIP UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Hold My Spot

Suzanne Ray & Mercy Sells

Enjoy the beauty of Oregon from this quiet outdoorsy town. Hike, kayak, visit local bakeries, enjoy some time on the river, and more.