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Catch the Mountain Spirit this Fall in West Virginia


2016 Summer Escapes & Specials Released

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Country Travel DISCOVERIES has posted an online version of our new 2016 Summer Escapes & Specials travel brochure, which should begin hitting homes next week.

If you're still looking for an exciting summer travel opportunity, we've "sweetened the pot" with some SIZZLING extra savings on select departures! Use code SIZZLE16 to save $100.00 per person, which CAN be combined with our Travel More, Save More escalating discount program!

View/Download the 2016 Summer Escapes Brochure in Adobe PDF Format.

CTD's 2016 Tour in Irish American News

Travel Supp CoverCountry Travel DISCOVERIES' 2016 tour, Ireland: A Celtic Jaunt, was recently featured in the Irish American News annual special travel issue.

Entitled "Experience Ireland Stress-Free (When Experts Do All the Work)," the full-page article by Rebecca Steimle addresses the would-be traveler who yearns to finally take that trip to the Emerald Isle, but is daunted upon finding that "planning the whole trip yourself, your to-do list may be growing longer than your packing list."

The travel issue appeared as a special insert this February in the Irish American News, which serves Irish American communities through local editions in both Illinois and Ohio.


CTD's Colorado Vintage Rail Tour Reviewed

The staff at Country Travel DISCOVERIES was pleased to receive a Google notice alerting us to a wonderfully illustrated review of our longstanding Colorado's Vintage Railways tour, posted by John Burlingham, Senior Editor, on Country Magazine's Good Neighbors blog.

"I was awestruck," Burlingham writes, "by the gorgeous view and the impossibly tiny rock ledge ahead that was expected to support vintage passenger cars, a puffing iron horse—and us, of course. This trip into the interior of southwestern Colorado’s Rocky Mountains was getting better with every train ride."

We can't agree more!

Thanks to the crew at Country Magazine for the shout! You can read the full review and see the great photographs here.


TIPS: Bringing Back the Friendly Skies

thumb Steve Uelner in Dubuque IowaI’m not going to beat around the bush…flying today isn’t a whole lot of fun. Crowds, full airplanes, long lines, tight seats. Most of us have experienced such…and we put up with it because it allows us to travel to faraway places in short time. So, in today’s fast paced travel world—how do we make those skies a bit friendlier?

After some 30 years in the travel industry, first as Managing Director of World Wide Country Tours and then as President of Country Travel DISCOVERIES, I’ve certainly racked up my share of air miles. Following are some tips that can make your flying experience a bit more friendly...


2016 Spring Edition Catalog Released

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Country Travel DISCOVERIES is pleased to announce that we've shipped the third and final edition of our 2016 Travel Discoveries Catalog -- now including sneak previews of three tours upcoming in 2017. The catalog also features money-saving promotions including Travel More, Save More escalating discounts on multiple trips in 2016, combineable with our Refer-a-Friend Bonus, offering a $100.00 discount when you refer a new customer, plus savings promotions on 2016's all-new Romantic Rhine River & Switzerland and Get Active: The Sonoma Experience tours.


Something Special for Single/Solo Travelers

Solo Travelers Share a Travel Experience, ExpensesCTD Solos Share Program Update

Country Travel DISCOVERIES has expanded efforts to help solo travelers save on the "single supplement" charged by some vendors. Through our popular Solos Share program, we can upon request attempt to “pair up” solo travelers of the same gender to room together, qualifying you both for the per person double occupancy price.

If for some reason we cannot match you with an acceptable roommate prior to your final payment due date, you can now opt to receive a full refund, or to travel as a single at $100.00 off the single supplement price. Call for more details.

Behind the Scenes of a New Tour

A Staff Dry Lab Trip Key to Building a Unique, Interesting Tour

Trappist Monks Make Fine Quality Coffins at Iowa AbbeyThe travel experts at Country Travel DISCOVERIES have always delighted in crafting tours that take us to less-trafficked, locals-only stops in a region's backroads, small towns and scenic countryside.

As a result, many a traveler has, at the end of a CTD tour, asked in surprise, "How on earth did you find these stops? We would never have seen all this on our own!"

Well, the secret is...



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