2017 Travel PLANS

Pack your bags; you know you want to!

More information to follow as trips are planned


This months featured Trip

Bus trip to Riverside County – Saturday, December 9

Our first stop will be at the Old Town Farmers Market in Temecula. Our next adventure takes us to Tio Tacos – a traditional taco shop with funky, eclectic, folk art behind the building. All of the art material is either found or recycled.

Then to a docent led tour of the famous Mission Inn which is comparable to the Hotel Del in Coronado. Lastly, we will experience the Festival of Lights at the Mission Inn at dusk. Millions of lights will create a magical experience. Details to follow in future newsletters. Phone the office to be placed on an interest list for the Riverside Mission Inn.

Please call our office (619) 231-7463 for details about any of the following.

Overnight Trips
SE New Mexico October 19 – 26
San Antonio Riverwalk Early December
October 19 – 26 2017
For a truly southwestern experience, come join Walkabout for wonderful walks in southeastern New Mexico, and a bit of Texas, too.  You’ll fly from San Diego to El Paso, TX where you will be met by leader Dan Haslam for 8 days and 7 nights of interesting walking tours in the southwest, including “Sunshine City” (El Paso), its parks and sites, and more than a day of touring New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns NHP.  We’ll walk into the caves for tremendous sight seeing, enjoy a picnic lunch here and remain at an outdoor amphitheater late afternoon to watch thousands of bats ascend from the caverns en route to their evening activities and dinner. It’s quite a sight!  Our tour van will venture up to Roswell, NM to investigate the infamous UFO sightings, with a stop at a McDonald’s shaped like a flying saucer!  We’ll also tour the Alamagordo White Sands Missile Site, and head into some beautiful NM mountains for some scenic hiking.  We’ll visit sites in Las Cruces as well and return to El Paso for your flight home.  Air transportation, van travel, 7 nights’ accommodations, two meals per day (typically breakfast and lunch) and most all admissions are included with this tour, including the services of your tour leader and co-leader. Full price is $899 per person/double occupancy.  If you are interested, please send a $300 deposit (nonrefundable once airline tickets are purchased) payable to Walkabout International.  Include your name as it will appear on an airline ticket, your date of birth and email address (or that of a friend) for future correspondence.  Trip insurance is not included but is recommended, but don’t purchase until you are confirmed for the trip via email. This trip is open until filled, and will be a van tour with not more than 10 people if a 12-passenger van, or 13 people if a 15-passenger van. Questions?  Please email danielbhaslam111@yahoo.com.
April 4 – April 11, 2017
Gold Country
Gold Country

Eleven Walkabouters traveled by van to Sacramento and California Gold Rush country in early April to ride along Route 49 and visit gold sites. The group learned about mining methods and spent a couple of days in Lake Tahoe, nearly getting snowed in. They escaped in their van by climbing the Donner Pass, only to find out that their newly purchased snow chains were too small, so new ones were purchased and installed on the spot. They toured Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento and Sutter’s Mill along the American River where gold was discovered. They took a train ride at Railtown in Jamestown, and ate twice at Mel’s Diner because it was so good. There were cocktail and pizza parties, and in Auburn the group posed for a picture mimicking a Native American on the hunt. On the last full day of the tour our group was scheduled to spend the day at Yosemite National Park, avoiding a landslide due to heavy snows this year.  Our group spent an afternoon at Columbia State Park touring old mining-era buildings and some enjoyed a stagecoach ride. Travelers were: Dan Haslam (leader), Jim Miller (co-leader), Ginger Thaler, Bev Stebbins, Charlotte Sedgwick, Marianne Goldberg, Regina Bartolini, Margot and Walter Linback, and newbies Jimmy and Fariba Talebi.

Re-Cap Bermuda Cruise

Under Bermuda’s Moon Gate
Bermuda Cruise























Resplendent Rambles in the Alluring Swiss Alps

June 25 – July 9, 2017

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