Presenting 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 7 @ 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
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!
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· May 13 EPCOT FLOWER FESTIVAL WITH DON FELDER formerly of the Eagles in Concert
EPCOT’s permanent World’s Fair known as the World Showcase
Future World Technology sights such as the Land and the Living Seas, Soarin’ and Space
· Outdoor kitchens offering delectable bites and libations
· Dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries
· Breathtaking garden spaces and wildlife habitats
· Inspirational exhibits, a “How-To” Garden, and engaging Tours
· An outdoor concert series featuring fan-favorite bands
· May 13 2018
Known for the song “Hotel California”
Leave Suntree 8:30am and Satellite Beach 8:45am
Members $40 Guests $45 includes Transportation, Tolls and Parking
Tickets are currently apx. $100 per day for the theme park entrances or $56 per day with a 3-day Florida Residency pass with no Holiday Blackouts this year and good for six months which includes the Flower Festival at Epcot and this summer the new Toy Story area at Disney Studios.
May 20-Mims, Titusville and the White Sands Buddhist Monastery
This facility has some of the largest Buddhist Statues in the Country!
Transforming Sufferings With Mindfulness
One Day Meditation Retreat - May 20, 2018
This was the sample of a schedule from last year’s retreat-
The White Sands Buddhist Center is pleased to announce that there will be a retreat for English speakers at our monastery on September 18, 2016. We cordially invite you to participate in this meditation retreat. Vietnamese style Lunch is included.
Schedule 9:00 am - Meeting & introduction by Mr. Ron Henderson and Mr.Ramon Rivera
9:20 - Practicing songs of Happiness by Dr. Son Chau
9:40 - Interfaith prayers (Christian and Buddhist prayers)
9:50 - Dharma Talk by Zen Master Khai Thien., Ph.D., Rev. Morris and Prof. Bob Hartley (30 minutes each presentation) 11:00 - Practice sitt... See More
Other sites in the area include Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Agricultural sites in Mims, The Moore Memorial (Some of the original members of the Civil Rights movement before the 60’s) and the new Mural Project.
We will make picture stops in the Space View Park Mercury 7 and JFK tribute in Titusville on the return trip back in the afternoon. Leave 8am Walmart Viera near Murphy’s Gas Station
Members $35 Guests $40
St. Armand’s Gallery Opening Reception
America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape
May 25 -
This Memorial Day Weekend, Friday May 25 meet Clyde Butcher at his St. Armands Gallery for the Opening Reception of his America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape exhibition.
“The images found in this exhibit reflect my respect and appreciation of those heroes of the past who were willing to stand up and proclaim the need to save our environment so that today we can see portions of our country as pristine, unchanged and unspoiled as it was long ago.” Clyde Butcher
Much of America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscape by Clyde Butcher, majestically captures the great and public natural lands set aside by the Federal and State governments for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this generation and future generations. Through the patriotic generosity of gifts from families such as the Rockefellers, many of the National Parks are preserved as the patrimony of the Nation and meant for all. If every picture tells a story, these powerful black and white images are portraits of the eternal bond between man and nature that is the soul of our country.
While this exhibition and its photographs fall squarely as major works of art, it is undeniable that the elusive Nature is threatened by industrial and residential development, and the environment is at grave risk. It is responsibility of every American to preserve the natural
elements of our country. To make a good start of this, all we need to do as individuals, is simply plant a tree.
Lunch stop will be an Amish Restaurant and Gift Shop in Sarasota.
Leave Suntree 8am SB 8:15am and CB 8:45am with a 8pm return.
Members $59 Guests $65
Florida Folk Festival on the Suwannee River Saturday, May 26, 2018
*Long Ride *Long Day * to another time and another beautiful portal!
Florida Folk Festival on the Suwannee River Saturday May 26 A Day of Entertainment, Participation and Exhibits. **Long Ride Late Day* 63rd Annual
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 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.
-Sold Out-May 27- The Cemetery Club Comedy Show at the New Smyrna Beach Theater
Includes a Driving Sightseeing Tour of New Smyrna Beach with a picture stop at an abandoned Sugar Mill and Lunch on own at the Breakers Restaurant directly on New Smyrna Beach! A dramatic comedy written by Ivan Menchell Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husband’s graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life, Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun, and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Can love be found again even if it intrudes upon friendships?Members $65 Guests $70 includes sightseeing tour, tour guide, transportation, and theater tickets. Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:30am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:45am
Saturday, June 9 -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.
McKee Botanical Garden Annual Waterlily Celebration and the Smithsonian Aquarium
McKee Botanical Garden will host its 14th Annual Waterlily Celebration on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Come enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Garden during this special time of year. Waterlilies have been McKee’s most striking plant collection from its onset in the 1930s. McKee’s current collection consists of over 80 species of waterlilies and over 200 potted and 90 free-range plants. These majestic plants bring color in flowers and leaves, and fragrance and texture to the ponds and waterways.
This festival is attended by hundreds of photographers, horticulturalists, and artists from Florida and beyond. Our Annual Waterlily Celebration provides us with an opportunity to educate our members and guests about the various species, variety of colors, growing periods and blooming frequencies. Our plant experts will be available throughout the day to answer any questions. Guests can attend hands-on repotting demonstrations, browse a variety of plants available for sale, as well as vintage home and garden accents. In addition, the Garden will have several plein air artists creating original works throughout the Garden.
Each year McKee Botanical Garden holds its Annual Waterlily Photo Contest, which coincides with the event. The contest is free to enter and open to McKee members as well as the general public. Registration is now open. Photo Contest Guidelines 2018. Categories include Color, Black and White, Manipulated and Youth. Youth Photo Contest Guidelines 2018. All entries must be received by Tuesday, June 12 at 3 pm in the Administrative Office Building at McKee. All entries must be of waterlilies photographed at McKee Botanical Garden in 2017 or 2018 with a film or digital camera. “The Garden at this time of year is simply magnificent. Members $65 Guests $70 includes transportation, tour, and entrances
For Salvador Dalí, the landscape of his homeland was always an essential feature of his work and outlook on life. Nearly two years ago, The Dalí Museum sought out Butcher to use his talents to capture a body of images of Dalí’s Mediterranean home, featuring some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. Butcher traveled to the village of Cadaqués, where Dalí spent summers while growing up, Dalí’s house in Port Lligat and the rugged region of Cap de Creus – all areas that are prominently featured in Dalí’s works. The thoughtfully curated collection will feature 41 photos that take viewers on a journey through the Catalonian region, with images ranging from an intimate 2 feet to a panoramic 8 feet. The exhibit will be Butcher’s first photographic exhibition of Spain, as well as the first time he has been commissioned to photograph an area that influenced another artist “We’re dedicated to sharing the art, life and world of Dalí with our community, “said Peter Tush, Dali Museum Curator of Education. “This show allows us to do just that in an immersive, yet intimate way. Butcher captured the sublime beauty of Dalí’s Mediterranean world in exquisite detail, providing a portal between their two worlds for our guests to explore.”
Members $70 Guests $75 includes transportation, tour, and admissions to listed attractions. Leave 8am from Suntree 8:15am SB and 8:45am CB to St. Pete returning around 7:30pm. . Lunch on own at Hofbrauhaus St. Petersburg
Branch of a historic Munich brewery serving its imports with Bavarian fare in a beer-hall setting
If time permits, a bonus stop is made at Parksdale Farms in Plant City featured on the food network with their top rated Strawberry Shakes.
(Sold Out) St. John’s Luncheon River Cruise on the Paddleboat Barbara Lee
Enjoy a fabulous luncheon cruise on the beautiful St. Johns River aboard the Paddleboat Barbara Lee. This cruise, out of Sanford, will be on Wednesday June 27. The cost is $90. The bus will leave the PAFB Tides Club South parking lot at 8:30 AM and the IRCC at Ease Club at 9AM. The St. Johns is the longest river in Florida (310 miles) and the third largest (after the Rhine and the Nile) in the world that flows North. The total drop of the river from Melbourne to Jacksonville is less than 30 feet, or about one inch per mile, making it one of the “laziest” rivers in the world. Meals include choice of 5 entrees, salad and dessert. The cruise has live entertainment and a detailed narration of the river and sights. For reservations call Mary Dunagan at 321-784-8934. The price includes bus, tour guide, cruise, lunch and museum after cruise - it does not include gratuity for the driver. We took similar trips in 2002, 2005 and 2011 aboard the Rivership Romance – which no longer operates. The trip is limited to 50 passengers. We expect to return about 5:30 PM. ___________________________________________________
Saturday, July 7, 3:00 pm to midnight
The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band - Road Trip to the Daytona Beach Bandshell
Nuthin’ Fancy is a band dedicated to recreating the classic 70s Lynyrd Skynyrd look, sound, lineup and show!
Venue Details: http://www.friendsofthebandshell.org/event.cfm?event_id=890
Actual concert runs 7:15 pm to 10:00 pm. Concert is FREE and includes FIREWORKS!
Join thousands of locals & visitors at this historic coquina amphitheater to enjoy the sights & sounds of summer.
Our van drops you off and picks you up right there. 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.
Possible alternate pick-up Cracker Barrel Titusville exit 215 west.
Coolers allowed on transportation – imbibing allowed!
We will upgrade to a full 54 passenger Motor Coach if group size warrants! 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.
To book please contact Lee directly 321-259-6300
Your Mad Hatter endorses this trip and plans to attend 321-543-1346
Ask about short cruises to Havana directly from Port Canaveral with an openbar, 4 nights from $800 per person! _________________________________________________
Brunch at the Elegant Jacaranda Hotel and the Caladium Festival July 29th
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.
Autumn in the Smokies September 23-September 28
6 days 5 Nights
Margaret Mitchell House Atlanta (Author of Gone with the Wind)
Chihuly at the Biltmore
3 nights accomodations in the Smoky Mountains
The Dillard House Restaurant
The Old Mill Restaurant
2 shows in Pigeon Forge
Tour of the Smoky Mountains National Park
3 dinners and 5 Breakfasts
Members $1200 Guests $1210 per person double occupancy. $1450 Single Occupancy
October 4th Canadian Rockies by Rail
The Florida Keys and Key West December 16-19 4 days and 3 nights ___________________________________________________
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Rates Includes: Transportation aboard Mini Bus 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.