Travel by Design-
“Dayaways” and “Mini Vacations”
“If you’ve got a hobby we’ve got a tour”
Dayaway Travel Club
The Next Travel Club Meeting is April 4 @ 10am in the Satellite Beach Pelican Park Clubhouse
Located at 1495 A1A. Travel Club Meetings. The Travel Desk
is open Mondays from 11am to noon Freedom 7 Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Travel Club benefit: Free door to door airport and cruise port 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! Handicapped and Impaired Travelers are welcome aboard!
We are looking for a date to repeat this exceptional tour-Award winning Gypsy Gold Arabian Horse Farm, Ocala and Ocala National Forest
The following press can be seen with pictures at
! Erin had her 15 minutes of fame recently as the good folks at RFDTV interviewed her one beautiful fall day.
: 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.
features Dennis Thompson’s article “How the Gypsy Vanner Came To North America”, August 2011 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 Horse and Hounds restaurant directly in the heart of Ocala’s Horse Country 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.
Saturday, March 9-South Beach Highlights including the Wolfsonian Art Deco Museum Sold Out
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8 am Leave Palm Bay Walmart Murphy’s Gas Station 8:25 am with an approximate 9pm return! The Art Moderne, Art Noveau and Art Deco movements transformed Miami’s South Beach into one of the most Iconic destinations in the World for fun, sun and beautiful people and places. The History of the Movement is displayed at the best collection of its art, architecture and style at the collection of the former Wometco Movie owner Wolfson’s Wolfsonian Museum and the Hotels and Restaurants in the South Beach area which was the sight of many Movies including the Birdcage plus numerous worldwide photo shoots from the News Café and of course TV’s Miami Vice. Check out one the World’s most Tropical Swimming Pools (sight of Esther Williams Aqua Shows) at the sprawling POOL OF PALMS at the Raleigh Hotel. Although there are numerous choices for lunch including the nearby 11th street diner, the majority will be dining at Gianni’s at the Villa of the former Versace Mansion for a fixed price 3 course meal at $29, Villa Casa Casuarina and its exquisite décor. Members $60 Guests $65 Trip includes tour, guide, transportation, and entrances (lunch on own)
Thursday, March 14th St. Pete Sold Out
A visit to St Pete Beach including the Don Cesar Hotel (Pink Palace) and the Tradewinds Hotel featuring Rumfish Grill Restaurant with it’s giant Aquarium.
This tour also includes a visit to the largest book store in Florida which is the size of a grocery store. We are also visiting a glass museum and touring around St.Pete. We will also Visit the 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape features some of Pinellas County's most historic buildings.
Explore 33 historic attractions, including a variety of historic homes, general store, railroad depot, two schools, church, and more
Leave Suntree 8:30am Satellite Beach 8:45am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9:15am with a 7:30pm to 8 return. Rate includes Transportation, Tour Guide and attractions (Lunch is separate) Members $55 Guests $60
March 16 Winter Park Art Festival and Lay of the Land Cattle Industry Exhibits at the Albin Polacek Sculpture Museum
Lay of the Land features art and objects presenting the culture of Florida’s 500-year cattle industry. A broad range of items will be exhibited, from hand-made functional objects like saddles, whips, chaps, and spurs, to fine art photography, sketches, paintings, and sculpture. The exhibition will convey the excitement of the rodeo and cattle drive, the unspoiled beauty of Florida’s native scrub and working landscape, and a culture completely unique to our state.
Objects and art on loan come from members of the Cowboy Artist’s Association of Florida, Cowboy “craftsmen” from around the state, private collections and the Seminole Tribe.
Sarasota Amish Community and the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions of Austria
Description from the book One Tank Trips with Bill Murphy-
You can see these magnificent horses in training for only the first few months of the year. And while it may look like a real performance part of the training of the young stallions is to get comfortable in front of an audience. It all takes place under the close direction of Colonel Ottomar Hermann, whose family has trained the Lippizans for more than 300 years,
This is a rare opportunity to see the Magnificent Royal Lippizans up close. The Stahlians were saved from almost certain extinction at the end of World War II. Colonel Herman and his father smuggled their horses out of Europe under the protection of General George S Patton. Decades later these “original” Lipizzans are here for all to behold. It takes nine years for horses to learn “the capriole,” the move for which they are best known. Leaping on all four feet, they strike out with the hind legs. Once a battle maneuver of their ancestors, it is now part of this remarkable equine ballet.
Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:15am SB Schechter Center 8:30am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am with a 8 to 8:30pm return.
A visit and Boat ride to Myakka River,
Florida’s Largest State Park March 23 (sold out)
March 28th overflow group now 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
Wednesday Mar. 27 St. Johns River Luncheon Cruise on the Barbara Lee Paddlewheeler
This cruise is popular for it’s quality and choices for lunch, the beauty and wildlife scenery, historic commentary, music and atmosphere and it’s a Paddlewheeler in the style of New Orleans and the Mississippi!
A choice of the Sanford Museum or Street of Antiques and Historic Sanford after the Cruise. Members $90 Guests $95 includes Transportation, Admissions, Luncheon Leave Suntree 8am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:15am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 8:45am
March 29th Deland, The Athen’s Theater, Stetson University and The Surrogate Band performs Pink Floyd!
Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd is the 4th best selling album of all time spending an astonishing 938 weeks on Billboard’s top 200 albums. With classic songs like “Money”, “Time” and “Us And Them”, this album has inspired generations over the past 45 years since its release.
The Surrogate Band, fresh off its extremely successful run of theatrical performances of Pink Floyd’s The Wall in 2016 and 2017, will be recreating this masterpiece note for note and in its entirety at the historic Athens Theater in beautiful downtown DeLand. The performance will be much more than simply a Pink Floyd concert experience. The on stage story of The Wall continues as we follow the dark tale of our protagonist “Pink” down the rabbit hole of madness as he struggles with his own success as a rock star, depression, isolation and marital infidelity. The on stage performance is a truly creative and unique take on a historic album and a must see for any Pink Floyd fan.
Members $75 Guests $80 includes tour, guide, transportation and concert play at Historic Athens Theater. Leave Walmart Viera 12:30pm and Cocoa 1pm with a 10 to 11 pm return. ____________________________________________________________________________
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens in Williston April 9
One of the most scenic two-story Gardens is a relatively unknown Oasis in North Central Florida right next door to Devil’s Den. You really have to at least see the slides of this place to get even a glimpse as to how beautiful a sight it is. OF course, the best way to see it is to join in on our tour there. The Lunch spot is the Ivy House known for for its design, specialty decorated rooms, raspberry Ice Teas, Southern Delicacies and upstairs shops in a delightful setting amongst the Ivy porch. This is a Southern treat similar to what you might find in the low country of Georgia and the Carolinas. We will also stop at one of Florida’s most scenic state parks known as Rainbow Springs with waterfalls and beautiful clear Waters. Leave Suntree 8:30am Satellite Beach Schechter Center 8:45am and Cocoa Beach Country Club at 9:15am with a 7 to 8 pm return.
Saturday, April 13 Bloom time at the World’s largest Butterfly Exhibit
*Subject to the continuation of Butterfly World in the midst of a lease dispute!
Early Reservations required for the very popular Cap’s Place
Lunch at the largest indoor flea market known as the Festival Flea Market with lots of bargains and a multi-cultural food court with Cuban and Deli choices.
The World’s Largest Butterfly Exhibit Butterfly World, Festival Flea Market & Cap’s Place. Butterfly World is the result of one man’s hobby gone wild. Ten acres of aviaries and botanical gardens. Tropical Rain Forest, Butterfly Farm, Rose Garden, Hummingbirds, Lorikeets and a good-sized gift shop. Next door to Butterfly World is a collection of bargain shops and a large food court at the Festival Indoor Flea Market which is an attraction in itself. The Butterfly workshop covers the basics of gardening to attract native Florida butterflies; it will showcase host plants and nectar sources. An interactive portion of the workshop will be held at the end where participants can ask questions. Join us Saturday, April 13 at 1pm.
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.
The Center for Great Apes in Wauchula Florida
We are limited to the number of participants so book early (first paid first serve)
Thursday, April 18th
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
***New Tour***Saturday, April 20 Green Cove Springs, Military History and an Antebellum Mansion
Green Cove Springs is a port of call for Riverboats cruising the Intracoastal Waterways and the St. Johns River. The town was a popular snowbird Destination a century or so ago. The quaint village is home to a very diverse and complete Military Museum that we will visit. Today’s lunch overlooks the River at a popular spot known as the Outback Crab Shack and we will end up at a pre-civil war mansion in the town of Palatka which is also a port of call for Riverboat cruising on the St. Johns. Includes: Sightseeing, Transportation, Museum and Mansion entrance fees and Tour Guide Members $65 Guests $70 Leave: Suntree Centre at Suntree 8:45am Leave Satellite Beach Schector Center (corner Patrick and Jackson) 9am Leave Cocoa Beach Country Club at 9:30am Return around 6:30-7:30pm.
The Yalaha Bakery, Withlacoochee River and Stumpknocker’s
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!
ar Key and National Wildlife Refuge Boatride: April 27th
Explore the natural beauty and rich history of the Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.
Knowledgeable captains will discuss in detail settlement history, civil war history and ecology of the refuge, providing a complete overview of unique community. Highlights include visiting where the town was initially settled on Atsena Otie Key and a viewing of the lighthouse on Seahorse Key. Numerous species of birds and marine life can be seen along the way and dolphin encounters are very common. Each trip is uniquely different and have helped build our long list of repeat customers over the years. Our goal is to balance education with an enjoyable experience, thereby creating or reinforcing an appreciation of nature.
Members $80 Guests $85includes tour, transportation and boat ride!
Leave Suntree 7am SB 7:15am and CB 7:45am with a return around 9pm
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)
¨ Harvest Plate -Vegetarian or Vegan meal
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.