Dayaway Travel Club Presents Travel by Design
“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
This is a revised work in progress with constant additions!!! The Next Travel Club
Meeting is September 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. Ocala Dayaway members can pick up at Cracker Barrel
Route 200 and I-75 for trips in that direction. 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.
· By Request for those who waited too long last Month we have scheduled Floatathon II Return to Itchetucknee Springs
August 19th and 20th 2017.
$129 per person double occupancy.
Includes stops at Micanopy and the Museum of Florida History at the University of Florida in Gainesville including Butterfly Release, Devil’s Millhopper and the Giant Cellon Oak
Accommodations in High Springs near Downtown, Sunday TUBING Ichetucknee Springs!
$129 includes chartered Mini Bus, lodging (dual occupancy) & park access.
LAST Month SOLD OUT!
"The most refreshing cool fun activity you can do in Florida
in the summer bar none!" Lee Rosenkranz, CTC
Tube runs: 3.5 hours! Bring extra $ for incidentals.
Rent flotation there for $5 - $20.
Park has restrictions on what you may bring in.
Limited availability 10 on Mini Bus!
9am departure from Murphy’s Gas Station Viera Walmart off I-95 Melbourne.
Orlando Departure TBA
August 26th Mount Dora Seafood Festival
See Yalaha German Bakery, Panama Pearl’s Pirate Ship, Deer Island, and Celtic Music,
Fresh seafood, more than 100 exhibitors on hand with specialty food items and more.
A stop on route to a Farmer’s Market with great tomatoes.
An entertainment Stage
Time to stroll the quaint shops, Museums and boutiques of Mount Dora
A driving tour of the town and surrounding Islands and Rivers
Members $49 and Guests $55 includes Festival, Transportation, Guide and Tours!
October 15th Southern Women’s Show at Orlando Convention Center
Founder and Director of Kitch’n Lyfe Skill, Inc., Chef Ze’ is passionate about food and cooking. The organization is dedicated to reducing the occurrences of food insecurity among youth who have aged out of foster care, at risk school aged children and the elderly. Through teaching and hands on instruction, Chef Ze’ has been on a mission to bring her passion to others. For over a decade people in Central Florida have sought her out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences, and many of her dishes and desserts have won awards. For the last eight years she has been a food columnist for the Daily Commercial, which is part of the Halifax Media Group. She has given private instruction to people of all ages. Many find her classes are an immersive, interactive experience where she learns from the students and the students learn from her. Together, she believes fantastic recipes are being created along with a renewed joy to the culinary experience and brining people back together around the table.
Join Chef Ze’ on the Cooking Stage all four days of the show for a cooking experience you do not want to miss!
One Spectacular Lunch choice is next door at the stunning Ming Court which overlooks has a lily pond that looks like you’re in the South Seas via Bangkok. $45 member’s $50 guests includes transportation, parking and entrance fees! Leave Suntree 8:30am SB 8:45a and CB 9:15am return late afternoon!
Autumn in Lancaster County Amish Country 6 days and 5 nights including Jonah at the Sound and Light Theater Oct. 8-13
Including tour of Savannah on the return trip
Depart Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8:30am
Day 1-Drive to Smithfield North Carolina with accommodations at the Smithfield Inn
Day 2-This morning’s tour is to the Ava Gardner museum and the Golden Age of Hollywood films. The fashion and memorabilia of the time periods are on display here.
Continue on to The Amish Country of Pennsylvania
Accommodations for three nights at Best Western Revere Inn and Suites
in Lancaster is a life-size replica of Moses’ tabernacle in the wilderness. The Bible comes alive in the unique and moving 45-minute guided tour. The tabernacle reproduction is located in the in Lancaster. Allow one hour.
Stay at the center to view , a highly acclaimed three-screen feature explaining the faith, practices and spirit of the Amish. Allow 30 minutes for the film, as well as extra time to enjoy the information center.
The Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market is a favorite destination for locals, as well as out-of-town visitors. It features tons of delicious offerings, including fresh meats, cheese and produce, a wide variety of baked goods, chocolates and candies, bulk foods, spices, coffee and loose leaf tea, locally made chips and hard pretzels, hand-rolled soft pretzels, fresh-squeezed lemonade, apple cider, made-to-order subs, fried chicken and rows of homemade canned goods.
Come for a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch style lunch or opt for something more portable, such as a soft pretzel-wrapped hotdog, and eat while you stroll the aisles in climate controlled comfort. Looking for a gift or souvenir? The Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market offers many locally made crafts and quilts, dried and silk flower arrangements, old fashioned toys, dolls and doll clothes, quality leather goods, t-shirts, and locally themed souvenirs.
Visit the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market for mouth-watering aromas and bountiful displays. Come back for more of the same – time and time again!
Jonah at the Sound and Light Show
Jonah is a prophet - and a man on the run. From who? From God! After a series of wild adventures involving a seaport called Joppa, a huge boat and a terrible storm, Jonah finds himself in the belly of a giant fish! But this isn't the end. It's here that God teaches Jonah how to receive grace and extend mercy, even to his archenemy: Nineveh. Take your family deep into this Bible classic as it springs to life on stage in jaw-dropping scale by a world-class cast, spectacular special effects and live animals - on stage and in the aisles. This is not your average fish tale!
Day 4-Step back in time with a visit to Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, considered by many to be the “best kept secret in Pennsylvania.” Founded by brothers Henry and George Landis, it is the largest “living history” village in the country dedicated to the total preservation of early Pennsylvania German/Dutch life. Our authentic crossroads village includes historic buildings with costumed guide interpretation, a vast collection of historic agricultural equipment, and ongoing farming based on 1700's and 1800's practices and traditions, using historic breeds of animals and crops authentic to the period. Through its Heirloom Seed Project, Landis Valley preserves over 240 varieties of seeds—the same types of seeds that were in the pockets of the first Pennsylvania German settlers. Your groups will delight in the many living history demonstrations we offer, including traditional crafts, period manufacturing, farming and food preservation, weaving and cooking. There will be a discussion on how the Amish and Mennonites make up part of the Pennsylvania Dutch culture. It’s through presentations like these that we build a bridge of understanding from past to present. History comes alive for our visitors. At the end of your visit, you’ll appreciate more deeply the accomplishments, hardships and triumphs of the early Pennsylvania Germans including the Amish and Mennonites. Our Living History Themed Tours, most popular with our mature groups, provide a wonderful sampling of Pennsylvania German life (minimal walking).
At near Bird-in-Hand, group members can engage their senses through a Chalk Talk that includes music, storytelling and the amazing chalk artistry of a former Old Order Mennonite woman. The Chalk Talk offers insights into Amish culture with a story that comes to life (and lights up) before the group’s eyes. Allow two and a half hours, including the meal.
Day 5- This is a long travel day to Savannah Georgia
Day 6- The morning tour includes the Savannah Squares including scenes from the Book and Movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”
$750 per person double occupancy $1100 Single Occupancy Includes transportation, accommodations, sightseeing attractions, sound and light show, 1 dinner and 5 breakfasts and taxes Deposit $100 per person Balance due August 8
Non Refundable after August 8 (We highly recommend trip cancellation insurance)
October 22 Winter Garden and the Odd Couple at the Winter Garden Theater
October 21- Florida Bear and Wildlife Festival
This Annual event takes place in Umatilla, FL in Lake County
Booths will provide information on the surrounding Ocala National Forest, Alexander Springs and other Natural areas nearby.
Field trips are provided by the Park Service Rangers which require the ability to hike for about a half a mile. Members $49 Guest $55 includes transportation and Festival
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station @ 8am
Taste of Suntree at the Suntree Country Club October 28th
Sunday October 29th- Halloween Season in Cassadaga Spiritual Community
The Spiritualist camp known as Cassadaga was founded over 100 years ago and has been designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. The Architecture is a mix of New England Cobblestone Village and Southern Magnolia Outback. The sights of Lake Helen and Cassadaga include: The Cassadaga Hotel re-built in 1928, Englewood Victorian Plantation Home, Colby Memorial Temple (built 1920), 100 wooden homes, the New Age Cassadaga Camp Bookstore and Lake Colby Park. On Sundays, a church service is open to the public with lovely traditional hymns and an enlightening service. Also, on Sunday an open reading session is viewable at no charge where spiritualists and those studying the art will choose participants in the audience to communicate with and relay messages and feelings from those no longer with us in the flesh. The Bookstores are well stocked with new age and meditative items and books. The choices for lunch are Sinatra’s Ristorante in the Cassadaga Hotel or a quicker option is the homemade food offered before the audience readings in the Colby Memorial Temple for donations. If you are interested in a private reading the names and numbers of the readers are posted in several places including the Hotel and the Bookstore.
Nearby Lake Helen Picture stops include the eyebrow house, The Victorian Ann Stevens House and the Cabin on the Lake. Cassadaga Picture Stops include Lake Colby, the Church, The Cassadaga Hotel, and some architecturally interesting homes and decorations. The return trip includes a ride along a Street in Sanford with some Southern Porches, White Wrought Iron, Overhanging Oaks and a small town southern feel to the homes on cobblestone streets. Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station at 8:15am and return around 5pm. 10-10:30 am Healing by touch 10-11:30 am Church Service with very good singing and fellowship 12:30-1:30 Open Messaging Service (like watching the John Edwards TV show in person) Members $40 Guests $45 – includes transportation, Public Readings, Services, Healings and Guide . * It is a good idea to bring some singles which can be used as donation tips during the Reiki Healing, Church Service and Public Readings.
November 2-André Rieu – (sold out) 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.
Thursday, November 23rd Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Mission Inn Resort and tour of the Villages Complex Members $90 Guests $95 includes Transportation, Tour of the Villages and Buffet featuring 7 Stations of the most creative culinary treats in a setting reminiscent of a Spanish Mission. The new section at the Villages is “Brownwood Paddock Square” based on our Florida Cracker History. The Villages has been for a few years the fastest growing city in the Country. They have also doubled since 2010. The Polo Grounds are modeled after the scene in My Fair Lady at the Ascot Races. This trip has scenery, history and Amazing food. Leave Suntree 9am, SB 9:15am and CB 9:45am.
January 3rd Cruise to the Deep Caribbean land of Alexander Hamilton, Spices and Barbados One Female Share available to save big single supplement!
Coming attractions-- Dora Canal, Sanford Riverboat, Barberville Pioneer Village and Blackwater Restaurant plus St. Johns River Boatride, St, Augustine, Rainbow Springs. Grand Floridian High Tea, Big Cypress Indian Village, Mid December Key West 4 days and 3 nights, Winter Naples and Everglades and in April Carolina Gardens and Plantations.
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
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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.