2018 Travel

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Ol' Cape Cod

Ol' Cape Cod, with tentative departure dates of Sat. 6/16 and return on 6/23.  The trip cost per person, which includes round trip air from San Diego, 7 nights' accommodations, at least two meals per day, ground van transportation, select admissions, a daylong boat excursion to Martha's Vineyard, and the services of tour leader and co-leader, is $1185, with a single supplement available for $300 additional.

If you would like details about this trip, please contact danielbhaslam111@yahoo.com, and the trip announcement will be forwarded to you.  This trip is limited to 10 passengers, and is expected to sell out quickly.

New England Fall Foliage

Have you always wanted to see the autumn leaves of New England?  Feel crisp fall air and sip apple cider?  Here's your chance!  We offer a 12-passenger van tour (11 total max), with likely arrival and departures in and out of Boston, MA.  Our price per person (based on double occupancy is $1299.)We will have 3 days in VT, 3 in NH and one in MA. Our VT tour will be the highlights of a fall festival tour we have done many times in the past.  We'll visit Plainfield, Cabot and Peacham -- 3 of the best!  In NH we'll tour lakes, mountains and back roads looking for the brightest leaves.  We'll read a little Robert Frost and likely visit one of his homes.  In MA, we'll do a van tour of BOS at the very least, and possibly more.  It's a fall week to remember, and it's first come- first served.  Trip price of $1299 per person (double occupancy) includes round trip air from SAN, all van ground expenses, 2 meals a day (including delicious church and community suppers in VT), select admissions, and the services of native son leader Dan Haslam and co-leader Jim Miller.  Accommodations in VT may include eclectic vacation homes, in which hall bathrooms may be shared among 2-3 rooms.  Accommodations may be charged based on type of accommodation booked (ie. a master suite may be higher than a twin room with hall bath). Single supplements may not be available for this trip unless motel-type units are booked (still searching). If you are interested, send or take $300 deposit to Walkabout International, 2650 Truxtun Road, Suite 110, San Diego, 92016. Mark (NE Fall Foliage) on memo line.  Trip sells when it sells. Trip insurance recommended but not included. Don't buy insurance  until you are confirmed for this trip. Your deposit will be nonrefundable once air tix are booked; send your legal name, birthdate as it should appear on TSA list. Don't send a deposit unless you are serious about attending.  Send self addressed stamped envelope if you want itinerary mailed to you.  Otherwise all "paperwork" will be via email, so include your address clearly written.  Questions?  danielbhaslam111@yahoo.com.


Due to changes in personal circumstances, tour leader Dan Haslam's worldwide sabbatical plans have been altered. It appears that Walkabout will go back to offering week-long van trips for 2018, with summer "vacations" offered on Cape Cod, and the fall week-long van trips to national parks beginning around October. As details are developed and the Walkabout board approves new offerings for 2018, it's best that you simply contact the office (if you have already done so, you'll automatically receive travel updates) to add yourself to the interest list. Those on the list receive advance notice of our travels, with an opportunity to book once details become known. An e-blast will be sent to those who have email addresses on file at the Walkabout office and early details on any trips will be covered by the Walkablasts. Other trips may be offered by other leaders and day trips will be offered periodically during the year too.

If there are trips that you would enjoy going on in 2018, the office staff would enjoy hearing from you. Some of the trips that have been suggested for 2018 include a return to the San Juan Islands (Washington state), Colorado, Maine (Inn at Poland Springs), Fall Foliage in Vermont, (first week in Oct.), New Orleans & Louisiana, and the Great Lakes region. Some of the national parks tours and attractions being considered are Monticello & Charlottesville, VA, Great Smokey Mountains and Dollywood, Appalachian trail, and Texas Big Bend National Park. Also, the C&O Canal, Harper's Ferry NP and nearby WVA (and possibly DC).

Most all of the above trips are likely to be air-van trips, which start and finish in San Diego. It is possible to book from a different city, with any upcharge in airfare reflected in your trip price. Where a 12-passenger van is used, only 10 passengers will be aboard. Where a 15-passenger van is utilized, only 13 passengers will be booked. Twelve passenger vans generally offer more flexibility with luggage constraints; occasionally luggage is provided to passengers on trips so that size requirements are met. Some airlines are now charging for carryon luggage, but allow a personal item to come aboard free of charge. In such circumstances you will be given the free luggage dimensions and shown how to pack to meet these, or else you can pay for carry on or checked baggage fees. Trips prices generally include round trip airfare, all ground (van) costs, double occupancy accommodations costs; two meals per day (typically a continental breakfast and main meal at lunch time) and the services of your tour leader and co-leader. Trip insurance is recommended, but not included. Most people find our meal plan, plus a dinner time snack (such as a cocktail party, or pizza night or ice cream night--often included) to be plenty of food. The amount of walking depends on the trip, but typically we have an early bird walk before breakfast (3 miles), our general walking event during the day (4 miles), and an afternoon or evening walk (2-3 miles) to round out the day. Walks are optional, and you can do as much as you wish. Endurance and difficulty levels are explained as part of a daily briefing and a detailed itinerary is provided before you travel. Many trips include picnic meals, which allows the trip food budget to encompass three meals per day. No one has returned hungry from a Walkabout trip. If you have questions about our trip program, you can contact Dan Haslam at danielbhaslam111@yahoo.com.