Link: Travelers Blog Ireland Tour

Blarney CastleWe've discovered a wonderfully detailed, richly illustrated travel blog recounting the experiences of two past travelers on CTD's perennial favorite, Ireland: A Celtic Jaunt trip. We think Jim and Jan of Appleton, Wisconsin did an excellent job documenting a variety of the tour's off-the-beaten-path stops, and conveying a real sense of the day-by-day flow of the tour, from the initial planning and anticipation to the satisfying return home from a "wonderful trip with lots of new friends and memories!!!"

Anyone considering joining the tour this year (with two departures in 2016 before going on hiatus) can find this fun and informative blog at

Thanks for sharing, Jan and Jim!

 Drumcliffe yeats BrianLynch FailteIreland

Last Call for Texas Hill Country!

Frontier Adventure to Go on Hiatus After 2016

thumb 2015.TEX.NEWCTD's popular southwestern tour, Heart of Texas Hill Country, will go on hiatus after two more fun-packed departures in 2016. This quintessentially Texan tour departs Apr 10-16 and Oct 23-29 in San Antonio (Forbes Top Destinations 2016, Travel + Leisure Best Places to Travel, AARP Top U.S. Places 2016). Led by expert tour director Toni Sanders, it visits major sites including the San Antonio Missions (the Alamo among them), inscribed this year as a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as smaller, locals-only stops.


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.


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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).


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