Forbes List of Top 2016 Destinations

National Parks, UNESCO Sites, Outdoors Activities Celebrated

thumb Grand Canyon iStock 000022275576 800The editors of Forbes Travel Guides recently announced their list of 16 Top Destinations for 2016, highlighting several areas that our travelers at Country Travel DISCOVERIES are looking forward to visiting this year.

Among these...


New Departure Added: Panama & the Panama Canal

Historic Panama Canal Expansion 2016 Trip Sold-Out; New Date Added

thumb Endlich PanamaCityMarina 400Country Travel DISCOVERIES is pleased to announce we've added a second departure (April 13-20) to accommodate those who missed our previously sold-out Panama & the Panama Canal.

Back for one year only, Panama & the Panama Canal features a revised itinerary celebrating the ambitious Panama Canal Expansion Project, intended to double the Canal's capacity by 2016. It also includes very special, off-the-beaten-path guided explorations of the Panamanian countryside, Native villages and tropical rainforest settings.


VIDEO: Give the Gift of Travel

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CAT162 Cover Poll ICONNew Expanded Catalog Edition Coming Soon...with YOUR HELP!

In addition to our holidays preparations and winter tours planning, the staff here in Elm Grove is also busily putting the finishing touches on the upcoming Winter Expanded Edition of our 2016 Country Travel DISCOVERIES Catalog.

BUT, we've hit a snag and could really use a hand. You see...


New Dates: Iowa, N Dakota Tours

Added Departures for Sold-Out Tours to America's Heartland

North Dakota Buffalo - JimGallop/NDTourismCTD has added an Oct 9-14 departure of Our Iowa & the Mississippi River, third of our highly popular collaborations with the editors of Our Iowa Magazine. This special small-group departure, limited to only 36 travelers, accommodates those shut out of the previously sold-out Oct 2-7 trip. Limited space is also available on the tour's Jun 12-17 and Sep 11-16 dates.

CTD has also added an Aug 28-Sept 3 date for our all-new North Dakota Legends, including a visit to both units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park (NY Times Places to Go 2016).


VIDEO: Holiday Getaways

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New 2016 Discoveries Tours

CAT16.1 COVER FINAL THUMB5 New Tours, 3 Returning, Featured in New 2016 Catalog

Good News! Our 2016 Catalog has arrived in traveler homes, and response has been very enthusiastic for its new format! We are pleased to preview here a handful of the exciting new discovery tours and a few returning ones coming up in the next year. Some are all-new, some coming back for 1 year only after a hiatus.



America's Parks to Be Celebrated in Rose Parade

thumb TOR 2016 THEME POSTER FINAL WEB 3America’s National Parks and America’s New Year Celebration® Team Up for Adventure in 2016

The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® have formed a collaboration between the two organizations in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016. The alliance will be recognized in the theme for the 127th Rose Parade: “Find Your Adventure”.



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