Present Travel by Design
“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
Dayaway Travel Club
This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! The Next Travel Club
Meeting is June 1 @ 10 am in the Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse
Located at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings now feature Travelogue Slide Shows
about past and future destinations. The Travel Desk is open Mondays from 11am to noon at the
Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club. Travel Club benefit: Free door to door transportation
with individual non-group vacations or cruises of 7 days or longer booked through the club!
(Groups usually choose one location for transfers)
Free travel consulting by CTC (Certified Travel Counselor)
And Cruise, Tour and Vacation Discounts available to club members!
Transportation is by Van or Motorcoach according to group size!
Groups of 10 to 12 can order their own pick up spot or even their own Van tour departure.
Handicapped and Impaired Travelers are welcome aboard!
Congratulations! Today is your day.
May 11 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Jupiter Island Luncheon Cruise Go aboard a two-story boat with a fully enclosed bottom deck able to take 150 passengers. The boat has its own galley to serve lunch while sailing on about a 4-hour cruise seeing nature, wildlife and some of the world’s top scenic homes. This delightful luncheon cruise travels south along the Indian River to Florida's most exclusive island where America's ultra-rich reside. We cruise by homes of celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Burt Reynolds and the late Perry Como. The Jupiter Island Tour is where you will see the single largest concentration of wealth in America. One castle as we cruise by is estimated at $200 million. $85 members and $90 guests – includes lunch, guide, boat fee and transportation. Pre-Bought and non-refundable! Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am Return around 5:30pm. Palm Bay Walmart Murphy’s Gas Station 8:25am -5pm
Homosassa Springs and Monkey Island May 24
3 Spider Monkeys and two Squirrel monkeys play and frolic on their own Island. The Restaurant feeds them twice a day and this has been going on for over a generation. Lunch is on your own at the Riverside Café overlooking Monkey Island known for Blue Crab and Seafoods but with Burgers, Salads and Chicken also.
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/21227 Link to Monkey Island Story
Homosassa Springs State Park is like a visit to a jungle full of birds, Hippos, Reptiles, Florida Black Bear, Whooping Cranes, Florida Panthers, Wolves, Exotic animals and a raised Boardwalk through the woods to view them. The star of the show here is the Manatees and you see them year-round while you are enclosed in an observatory called the Fishbowl while they are free to swim around you. At designated times the park ranger volunteers will conduct a talk about the Manatees during a vegetarian feeding. They seek out the warm waters of the headsprings which are a constant 72 to 74 degrees year-round. They also conduct a Wildlife briefing and showing. This is the headquarters for the Florida State Park System. A 20-minute boat ride is included providing transportation from the parking area to the Springs area passing through the attractive bird wildlife on Pepper Creek. An abandoned Sugar Mill is a picture stop on route along with some Country Roads and the avenue of the Oaks. $65 includes transportation, entrances, boat ride, guide and tour. If time permits we will make a stop at a Russell Stovers Outlet shop which is the size of a large grocery store on route. Leave Ascension Catholic Church at 8am past the School and Church near the Railroad tracks in the Northwest corner. The most direct entrance is off of Parkway parallel to the Railroad Tracks and West of US1. Return 7pm.
Jim Stafford at Florida Folk Festival on the Suwannee River Sunday, May 28, 2017
*Long Ride *Long Day * to another time and another beautiful portal!
A Day of Entertainment, Participation and Exhibits
Along the banks of the historic Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida, folk artists have gathered to celebrate Florida’s land, people, and diverse cultural heritage. Since its humble beginning in 1953, the Florida Folk Festival has not only grown to become Florida’s most prestigious affair, but also named “Florida’s Best Cultural Event.” In 2011, the festival was recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society with the honor of being a “Top 20 Event” in the southeastern United States. **Long Ride Late Day* 61st Annual members $75 guests $79 includes transportation and admission to the annual State folk festival featuring six stages of entertainment ranging from Irish to Peruvian to Seminole Indian and an indoor story telling area. The Setting of the Park named after Stephen Foster includes a beautiful tower nestled among the Oaks along the Suwannee River. A craft fair is on hand, book sale, dance exhibition and a complimentary transportation shuttle bus to ride around the large park for an overview of everything going on there with various drop off points. Suntree 6:30am SB 6:45a and 7:15a CB with a return around 10-10:30pm pm Along the banks of the historic Suwannee River in White Springs, Florida folk artists have gathered since 1953 for Florida's most prestigious cultural event. The 61st Annual Florida Folk Festival at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is one of the oldest and most revered state folk festivals in America. You've seen the products of extremely skilled artisans, but you may not know how they get from raw material to finished goods. Here in the Craft Square Area, you'll get a close-up look at the processes. The Stephen Foster Craft Square is located a short walk from the Carillon Tower. Located in the Craft Square are 5 cabins that serve as demonstration areas for Florida artists as well as visiting artists from all over the country. Over the weekend, Florida artists will be working throughout the Craft Square demonstrating various Traditional & Contemporary arts. Pottery, Woodworking, Stained Glass, Fiber Arts, and Blacksmithing are just a few of the arts that can be seen. All of these artists welcome visitor interaction and most sell their finished items. Members $75 Guests $80 includes Concerts, Admissions, Transportation, Guide and Tour
Saturday, June 10 -Mount Dora, Yalaha German Bakery and the 27th Annual Harvest Festival at the Lakeridge Winery!
We’ll start the day in quaint Mount Dora visiting the Lakeside Inn of the 1880’s with its famous rocking chairs overlooking Lake Dora. Mount Dora is more known for its resemblance to a New England town than the South. The town features shops, lighthouse, yacht club, restaurants, nostalgia, antiques, Amish ice cream, miniature doll houses, and a Sears Mail Order house which now houses a collection of Thomas Kinkaid, the painter of light. The Donnelly House is a striking piece of Victorian Gothic architecture located directly across the street from Donnelly Park. Yalaha German Bakery looks like an Alpine Scene out of Hansel and Gretel in the Black Forest. Speaking of the Black Forest have you tried their cake at the Yalaha Bakery? The Bakery Exports Breads including the 7 Grain Wheat bread all over the US. Rate $49 members $55 guests Leave Suntree 8am SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am Rate includes transportation, tour guide, entrance fee, and taxes, lunch cost is not included but many choices are available.
Lakeridge Winery's flagship festival has the ever-popular annual stomping of the grapes and loads of fun for the entire family, all ages welcomes to participate. Over 80 local Artists and Crafters are invited to display their work. Incredible live Music can be enjoyed during the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tastings.
Assisted Living: The Musical Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson Sunday, June 18th Welcome to Pelican Roost, a full-service retirement village for those embracing their twilight years (and the wackiness that comes along with them). It is home to some very colorful characters who definitely aren't your average Boggle and Dominoes playing bunch. Pelican Roost is a place where buffoonery lives next door to screwball, just across the way from cockamamie! The show's host couple enters heaven, suspecting their son pulled the plug to get his hands on Dad's vintage Corvette. They don't seem to mind-instead they take the audience on an uproarious journey that celebrates the latter years. This vaudeville-esque revue will knock you off your rocker! ." Stop in Brooksville for OLD-FASHIONED FLORIDANA GIFT SHOP Here is where you can find a little souvenir that you can take back home that will remind you of your trip – the kind of souvenir that shows you went someplace other than Disneyworld – something like a flamingo or a sand dollar or some orange blossom honey. Get yourself the “real stuff,” like shell creations, shark teeth, t-shirts, jellies and jams, sauces and coconut patties that you know you want. You never know what you’ll find at the Boyett’s Grove & Citrus Attraction Gift Shop because the merchandise changes often. Old fashioned candies, citrus items, toy dinosaurs, colorful kitsch and more…The Bonus is the beauty of the Rural roads and even hills from Brooksville to Hudson. Return trip Includes Short Tour of Tarpon Springs. Members $90 and Guests $95. Leave Suntree 8:30am SB 8:45am and CB 9:15am with a return around 9pm.
RED WHITE & BLUE GRASS FESTIVAL (Fort Pierce) 07/02/2017 and the site of the original Highwayman Art Gallery.
The first stop is in the Historic section of Fort Pierce along the River to see the Gallery of the Founder of the Highwayman Art Movement.
Join us July 4th weekend for our second all day Red, White & Bluegrass FESTIVAL with two awesome bands in a nice setting and Winery with gift shop in the rural section of Fort Pierce. We'll have the newgrass tunes of the COPPERTONES from S. Fla and classic Bluegrass by Penny Creek Bluegrass from Melbourne, Fla! Helps benefit Operation Catsnip. Great food by Polito Catering and Vickies Seafood.
Members $50 Guests $55 Leave Suntree Red Ginger 11am Satellite Beach Schecthor Center 11:15am with a 6:30 to 7pm return.
July 4thTuesday, 3:00 pm to midnight
Road Trip to Alter Eagles, a Tribute to the Eagles –
Daytona Beach Bandshell
TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT! No other Eagles Tribute show has a Don Henley look-alike that sings just like him on drums, no other Eagles show has a Glenn Frey clone on guitar and vocals. This is by far the most authentic representation of The Eagles in their prime! The Eagles are the most successful and compelling US musical group of all time. Timeless lyrics coupled with the deep tapestry of vocals, intricate instrumental arrangements and unmistakable guitar riffs continue to make the Eagles as relevant and powerful today as they have been for decades. The Alter Eagles Tribute has played for years at massive festivals, top venues, and fine theaters. This show is family friendly and perfect for any booking.
Actual concert starts at 7:15 pm. FIREWORKS right after concert!
Join thousands of locals & visitors at this historic coquina amphitheater to enjoy the sights & sounds of summer. Park in the Ocean Center garage, take the crosswalk to the Bandshell in Oceanfront Park, rent a chair (1 for $3 or 2 for $5), purchase a drink & enjoy the show.
Leaving 3:00 pm SHARP in HUGE Air Conditioned SUPERVAN
from World Of Beer Viera, 2290 Town Center Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32940
I-95 Exit 191 west to traffic circle, then right (north) to first traffic light. Right turn into parking lot, left at end of lane. Cracker Barrel Titusville exit 215 west.
Coolers allowed on transportation – imbibing allowed!
This event will run, rain or shine. It will NOT be cancelled!
Central hub of Daytona Beach. Large selection of restaurants including My Pi Pizza, Bubba Gump's Shrimp Factory, Sloppy Joe's, Johnny Rockets, Mai Tai's, Coldstone Creamery and Maui Nix. Nearby is Boardwalk Amusement Area and Pier, an old-time arcade, Ferris wheel, board walk on the ocean.
Optional side trips being planned.
Only $55 per seat, cash or check, or $58 per seat by credit card.
Rate includes transportation, taxes, tolls, tour guides, & gratuities. Reservations are secured by payment in full. Include your name(s), Cell Phone, E-mail & pick-up point. Cancellation Policy: Full refund until two weeks prior to departure. No refund after unless substitution made. All prices and itineraries subject to change based upon availability.
Float-A-Thon 2017 Ichetucknee Springs & Gainesville
July 8 & 9
Includes Micanopy, Museum of Florida History University of Florida Gainesville, Butterfly Release, Devil’s Millhopper, Giant Cellon Oak.
Stay in High Springs Saturday night, Sunday TUBING Ichetucknee Springs!
$129 double occupancy or $169 single occupancy, includes chartered Mini Bus, lodging & park access. LAST YEAR SOLD OUT!
"The most refreshing cool fun activity you can do in Florida in the summer bar none!" Lee Rosenkranz, CTC
FOOD, BEVERAGES & SMALL COOLERS OK ON VAN! Park has restrictions on what you may bring in.
Lee Rosenkranz 259-6300 www.DayawayTravelClub.com
Your Mad Hatter is attending!
Brunch at the Elegant Jacaranda Hotel and the Caladium Festival July 30th
GRAND BUFFET Buffet includes Hot Bar, Soup, Salad Bar, and Dessert
97% of the World’s Caladiums are grown in this area which at this time of year resembles Tulip Time in Amsterdam in the Fields and aka the city of Murals with over 40 of them.
Our Annual Caladium Festival Features:
Members $70 Guests $75 including transportation, entrances, guided field tour, lunch, taxes and gratuities. Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:15am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am with a return around 6:30-7 pm.
Lancaster County Amish Country 6 days and 5 nights including Jonah at the Sound and Light Theater
November 2-André Rieu – (2 more seats available) a musical phenomenon and one of the biggest solo male touring artists in the world! Each year his spectacular live shows attract more than 600.000 fans outselling mega artists such as Coldplay, AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen! André created a global revival in waltz music and tours with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world) his concerts are filled with surprises and laughter with music to touch your hearts, lift your spirits and make you dance - it's the only concert in which you can waltz in the aisles! André Rieu promises you an evening you will never forget; including waltzes, shows-tunes, movie scores and some of the world's finest soloists. 'I love Johann Strauss but I am also fascinated by Andrew Lloyd Webber or Bruce Springsteen. We should stop limiting ourselves with categories and boundaries – not just in terms of music but in our lives in general” - André Rieu An enchanted evening awaits - you have to see it to believe it! Leave Suntree Red Ginger 3:45pm Satellite Beach Schector Center 4pm and Cocoa Beach Country Club 4:30pm return 11 to 11:30pm. Section 110 Row 22 Center (similar to the seats for Cirque du Soleil Ovo show last year). Members $140 Guests $145 tickets and transportation. Dinner on own at Millennia Mall.
Reservations are on a request basis until payment is received. Please note that some tours require a minimum number of participants to operate so call or e-mail to double check availability or Confirmations-Please place your reservations and make checks payable to Florida Greeters, Inc. and mail to: 6300 North Wickham Road, # 130-222 Melbourne, FL 32940 or credit card by Phone (321)259-6300 Internet: www.dayawaytravelclub.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name or Names: _____________________ Phone: ________________
Tour Name _________ e-mail address: ______________Pick up point: ______
Rates Includes: Transportation aboard air-conditioned Motorcoach or Van according to group size, port taxes, admissions, tour guide, &gratuities. Cancellations: Full refund until one month prior to departure. $10 charge up until two weeks prior to departure. No refund for unused portions or cancellations received within two weeks prior to departure unless a substitution is made. Separate Conditions apply to Multi Day Trips according to trip flyer or brochure. All prices and itineraries are subject to change based upon availability.