Dayaway Travel Club
Presents Travel by Design
“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
The Travel Desk is open Mondays from 11am to noon at 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.
The Center for Great Apes in Wauchula Florida
The Sanctuary Habitats
In the midst of the tropical forest surroundings, the chimpanzees and orangutans each live and play in one of the twelve large three-story high domed enclosures. The largest of these outdoor living areas are from 50- to 80-feet long and 34-feet tall. The habitats provide plenty of running room, climbing space and height for swinging through their environment. All outdoor ape habitats have a variety of climbing structures and swinging vines as well as numerous toys, tubs, culverts, and enrichment devices. Additionally, there are three other enclosures for quarantining new arrivals and a special ape habitat for our handicapped and geriatric apes. Members $80 Guests $85 includes Transportation and Entrance Donation Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am and Cocoa Publix at Subway 8:20am with an approximate 8pm return
May 4th Second Overflow group available
Canopy Walkway at Myakka River State Park
The Myakka Canopy Walkway provides easy access to observe life in the treetops of an oak/palm hammock. As an outdoor laboratory for research and education, it is a place for discovery and opportunity for visitors to Myakka to see its canopy inhabitants up close. Completed in 2000, this structure is the first public treetop trail in North America. The walkway is suspended 25 feet above the ground and extends 100 feet through the hammock canopy. A tower soars 74 feet in the air to present a spectacular view of tree tops, wetlands and the prairie/hammock interface. You can look down on eagles, hawks, vultures and the tips of live oaks and palm trees. For park visitor safety, only leashed service dogs are permitted on the Canopy Walkway. Please come see our Visitor Center where you can watch five short movies about Myakka and see many wildlife exhibits. It's a good way to get your visit started, especially for Myakka "First Timers." Once you pass the ranger station, take your first left to the parking lot. The Visitor Center is located across the parking lot in an old Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) horse barn. The building itself, built 80 years ago, is worth checking out.
Pink Gator Cafe-Enjoy lunch, dessert or a craft beer while taking in the sights of the beautiful Upper Myakka Lake. Try our famous, homemade alligator stew, seafood gumbo, hand-breaded gator bites, garden veggie burger or one of our fresh, deli subs. Don't forget to stop by the Ice Cream Parlor for dessert. You can also visit Myakka Gifts and Boutique where you can take home a Myakka souvenir. The Nature Gift Shop has jewelry, local art, home décor, Florida books, tee-shirts, hats, camp fashions and much more!
Members $80 Guests $85 includes Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fees and Boat Tour
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am and Cocoa Publix at Subway 8:20am with an approximate 8-9pm return
The Yalaha Bakery, Withlacoochee River and Stumpknocker’s May 11
Our first stop this morning will be the Yalaha German Bakery on route. The Bakery famous for its’ fresh breads also has a wide assortment of German Pastries. Here you can also visit a small Amish Market next door. The nearby Mission Inn is beautiful and takes its’ inspiration from a Spanish Style Mission with fountains and lush scenery.
The boat is a 24-foot covered pontoon boat. In our beautiful Florida weather, the boat is open most of the year with just the top covered and in some of our cooler or wetter days that do tend to pop up occasionally the boat can be enclosed. So, if you like boating you will like the tours in the beautiful scenic area of the Withlacoochee River all year. On a lazy, lazy day, can you think of anything better to do than cruise down a cool river? Captain Mike's Lazy River Cruises offers guided boat tours down the Withlacoochee River, Rainbow Springs River& Lake Rousseau. What better way is there to view great wildlife and great scenery than from a relaxing seat on a boat ride? The tours are from a covered pontoon boat with very plush seating. They leave from Stumpknocker's, a favorite local restaurant, so passengers can have dinner at 2pm before their cruise at 3:30pm. The rivers in Florida offer some of the best bird watching in the U.S. The River is much as it was when the Indians canoed it a hundred years ago. There are many varieties of birds such as herons, egrets, hawks, and eagles, along with many other types of animals especially our ALLIGATORS. Captain Mike has been voted the best tour guide by the local community year after year. He has certificates in Eco-tourism and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the rivers, their wildlife and the native flora and fauna and their history. Leave Suntree 8:15am SB 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am Return Late Afternoon around 6:30 to 7pm. Members $65 Guests $70 Rate Includes Tour, Boat Ride and Transportation!
Sunday, May 12 Bloom time at the World’s largest Butterfly Exhibit
Early Reservations required for the very popular Mother’s Day at Cap’s Place
Early Dinner on own at Caps place which requires a short ferry ride to visit on an island frequented by Al Capone. Caps most famous guests arrived in January 1942, just weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D Roosevelt held war conferences at the Hillsboro Beach Estate of Secretary of State Edward R Stettinus, just a short walk from Cap’s Landing dock. It was natural for them to ferry over to Cap’s for a meal or two in the Yellow Room. Often in attendance were members of the Allied command. Members $65 guests $70 includes transportation and admissions. Leave SB 8am and Suntree 8:15 am Return around 9pm.
Saturday May 25th Florida Folk Festival on the Suwannee River
*Long Ride *Long Day * to another time and another beautiful portal!
A Day of Entertainment, Participation and Exhibits
Welcome to the Florida Folk Festival, a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes, techno contra dancing and chocolate covered Key Lime pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida's heritage.
Every year the Department of State's Florida Folklife Program researches a special topic on Florida's traditional heritage. The Festival's 2019 Folklife Area will feature performances and demonstrations celebrating the diverse living traditions of an area of Florida. Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights, and sounds, of some of Florida's oldest and newest cultural communities.
At the Florida Folk Festival, you can sit with the masters who keep cultural traditions alive. In jam sessions, demonstrations and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories, or making a pine needle basket. Learn how to collect your family's history, call a square dance, or the importance of native plant and animal species. Take a shopping excursion and visit with Florida's traditional and contemporary craftsmen. Then dine on collard greens and cornbread, chicken pilau and hoppin' john, shrimp gumbo, barbecue, curries, gyros and rootbeer floats.
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. 67th 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
Memorial Day Monday May 27th Award Winning Gypsy Gold Arabian Horse Farm, Ocala and Ocala National Forest
The following press can be seen with pictures at www.Gypsygold.com
: Ron Palacio, Martha Stewart’s Social Media & Content Director, Tours Gypsy Gold and falls in love. on : Journalist Raina Paucar interviews Dennis Thompson for one of the world’s most foremost sources of worldwide adventure with horses. : The Gypsy Vanner Horse Society’s newsletter covers the appearance of our Vanner horses at the world-famous Royal Winter Fair.
, by Cynthia McFarland for , February 2005. features Dennis Thompson’s article “How the Gypsy Vanner Came to North America”, August 2011 The was featured on ‘s packaging for their A5 Turbo clippers. found the colorful stallion The Gypsy King a fitting feature for their Alfalfa & Apple Horse Treats! The first Gypsy Vanner horse to appear in the popular series, was one of their most popular releases and we offer a limited number of these in our Gift Shop. Dennis Thompson was thrilled when Country Music icon a visit to Gypsy Gold Farm. Miranda owns a beautiful mare by , Lunch (not included) is available at the Ivy House Ocala Restaurant sister to Ivy House Williston or Gator Joes followed by a drive through the Scenic Bear Wildlife Drive and Ocala National Forest Welcome Center. The Drive goes by miles of Horse Country Farms and Ranches. Members $75 Guests $80 includes guided tour, transportation and entrance fees Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station at 7:30am to catch the 10am Horse Ranch Tour Return around 7 to 7:30pm. .
You are invited to join the
Military Officers Association of America (MOAACC) AUX Presenting A Comedy Mystery Matinee Dinner Theater Tour Wednesday, June 5th
This Daytrip includes Show, Lunch with Gratuities, Short Tour of the area,
Tour Escort, Unlimited White Zinfandel, Chardonnay or Cabernet Wine,
Budweiser Beer, Pepsi Products, Coffee or Iced Tea and Deluxe Motorcoach
Transportation with Bathroom on Board! Leave Patrick Air Force Base Tides
Club South Parking Lot (Apx. 1 mile north of Pineda Causeway on the right-
hand Oceanside of A1A just before the Tides Club or if coming from the
Cocoa Beach side then just after the Tides Club 9:30am and IRCC Indian River
Colony Club At Ease Club at 10am on route to Orlando. Returning apx.
Cost: $87 per person sold on a first come first serve basis- Only your check
insures your reservation at the time of booking. A waitlist will be formed after
the trip sells out like the last one did. Checks are made payable to Florida
Greeters and mailed to
6300 N. Wickham Road, #130-222, Melbourne, FL 32940.
For Reservations call Mary Dunagan at 321-775-3896
Please make your Dining Selection here:
¨ Honey Glazed Cornish Hen
¨ Baked Cheese Lasagna (with or without meatballs)
Summer Crush Winery Neil Diamond Tribute Show June 22 and Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center
The Ocean Discovery Visitors Center is a destination where the community can come to learn about the research conducted by the marine scientists, engineers and students at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Since its remodel in January 2017, the center houses five educational exhibits including Marine Drug Discovery, Marine Mammal Research & Conservation, Aquaculture & Stock Enhancement, Marine Ecosystem Health and Ocean Engineering. Visitors are welcome to explore these exhibits on their own or participate in a free 30-45 minute interpretive tour provided by a FAU Harbor Branch Graduate Student. The center also features a video theater, aquaria relevant to research topics, interactive displays, a touch tank, gift shop and student information station.
NEIL DIAMOND fans... don't miss the talent behind the premier Neil Diamond Tribute Show for over 20 years; Denny Svehla (aka Denny Diamond) when he graces the Surf Room main stage for the first time.
Members $45 Guests $50 including tours, winery, transportation and concert
Leave Suntree 8:30am and Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:45am Return 5 to 5:30pm
Floatathon 2019 Ginnie Springs July 13
Ginnie Springs is a privately-owned park with tubing, swimming & snorkeling in a pristine environment! ALCOHOL PERMITTED! “The most popular freshwater dive site in the world can be found at Ginnie Springs on the banks of the Santa Fe River” called Visibility Forever by Jacques Cousteau.
Great Outdoors voted best new Restaurant in Florida is located in a former 1800’s Opera House converted into a 2-story restaurant reflecting High Springs’ outdoor activities for which it is named & located in. High Springs is a nostalgic look at old Florida known for Quaint & colorful shops, cafes, Southern décor & Oak Trees with Spanish Moss! Members $75, Guests $80
Rate includes transportation & park entrance! Tube rentals & lunch are extra! Bring Sun Screen, Snorkel, Towel, Swim wear & change of clothes. Mini Bus for 14 passengers Saturday, July 13 Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 7:45am, Returns around 9pm _________________________________________________________________________
July 27 Lake Placid Caladium Festival Annual Caladium Festival in Lake Placid Florida, the Town of Murals
Caladium Festival Lake Placid Florida Includes a tour of the Caladium Growing Fields, Farms and Life size Murals. Virtually all of the World’s Caladiums are grown here in Lake Placid, Florida. If you travel to Tulip time in Amsterdam or the Chelsea Flower Show in London, the Caladiums will still be from Lake Placid. The Mural Society contributes to the beauty of our town and helps preserve our colorful history. 36 murals grace the sides of buildings around town and even the trash containers have color and style. $70 members $75 guests Leave 7am Suntree, 7:15am SB and 7:45am CB Return around 7 to 7:30pm
Lunch on own at Jaxson’s by the Lake (check them out at www.hookiemelt.com) or the Diner depending on wait times!
Lake Placid Florida has so much to offer; it's no wonder more and more people are calling it home! Just ask Reader's Digest who voted Lake Placid Florida America's Most Interesting Town!!
Known as the Caladium Capital of the World, Lake Placid has 27 freshwater lakes, beautiful Murals around town depicting our history, Toby's Clown School and the historical Happiness Tower which rises 270 feet above ground. (Sorry, Tower tours are not available at this time)
Annually, we have our Country Fair and Caladium Festivals. Enjoy a historically good time at the Depot Museum which is the home of the red caboose and local history artifacts displayed by the Lake Placid Historical Society.
Indoor attractions include a movie about the making of the murals and framed renditions of all of the town’s now 40 something murals and the Caladium coop arts and crafts shop made up of several of the local artisans crafts, antiques and small gift items available for purchase.
They have added a Vintage and special cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors gather to participate in this increasingly popular car show.
Where is the Lake Wales Ridge, and how did it form?
Why so special?
Why care? We get most of our water from rainfall recharging the aquifers underneath where we live. The natural lands provide the water … naturally and free.
Autumn Date TBA
Morikami Museum and Tea Room
THE WAY OF TEA: SADO DEMONSTRATION
Observe Japanese , an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of — harmony ( ), reverence ( ), purity ( ), tranquility ( ) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life.
In the Morikami Museum explores the idea of transformative experiences by highlighting two aspects of Japanese culture that have inspired devotion to ritual, profound poetry, and sublime paintings since the tenth century: the veneration of waterfalls and the art of the humble kite. These seemingly disparate phenomena are actually connected through deeply felt belief systems that include a world of animate and inanimate objects inhabited by the gods. To stand in awe of a vertical wall of water one hundred meters tall or watch with joy as a beautifully decorated kite dances and soars ever higher captures the imagination and holds promise for a transcendent moment, both physical and spiritual. Drawn from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition features a selection of 19th and 20 century prints, paintings, and lacquerware depicting celebrated waterfalls accompanied by a delightful array of bold, colorful kites. Members $60 Guests $65 including transportation, tour and entrance fees.
RESERVATION FORM: Reservations are on a request basis until payment is received. 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: email@example.com
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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.