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 April 6 @ 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!
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March TBA 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 Ascension Catholic Church 8am (NW corner near Railroad tracks past School and Church) Return around 5:30pm. Palm Bay Walmart Murphy’s Gas Station 8:25am -5pm
Thursday March 9 Plant City Strawberry Festival.
Some of last year’s attractions; Bluegrass, Racing Pigs, Comedy, Magic and Country stars of one of the World’s largest Strawberry Festivals plus a short driving tour of the Southern style homes in the historic district. We will return to the Big Band Era this morning with a Musical Show from the new version of the old Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Nathan Osmond Show
This singer-songwriter is no stranger to the business. Nearly his entire life has been dedicated to writing and performing music. Raised around television and recording studios, Nathan knew at an early age that music was his destiny. He has recently opened for Chris Young, Carrie Underwood, Clay Walker, Lonestar, Martina McBride and others, and his guitar-driven, cutting-edge, true-to-Country-roots sound is winning the attention of country fans the world over. A stop is made for flats of strawberry’s and the best strawberry shake in the World at the Giant Parkside Market and Nursery. (Source-Food Network)
Show Times: TBA Members $65 Guests $70 Leave Suntree Red Ginger 7am Satellite Beach Schector Recreation Center 7:15am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 7:45am. Return 7pm to 7:30pm On the return see the World’s Largest Display of Frank Lloyd Wright Public Architecture
Sunday, March 12
Tour Deland and Driving Miss Daisy at the Magnificent Athen's Theater
· Sunday, March 12, 2017
8520 N. Wickham Road, Viera, FL (edit map)
Driving Miss Daisy Matinee at the Historic Athens Theater in Deland
Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 11:30am Members $59 Guests $65 Quick bite at the Boston Coffee House on route. Link to Boston Coffee House
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.
The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple.
A heart warming story that won a Pulitzer prize! Don't miss it.
Driving Miss Daisy Matinee at the Historic Athens Theater in Deland
Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 11:40am Members $59 Guests $65
March 17 Winter Park Art Festival
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most prestigious juried outdoor art festivals, consistently rated among the top shows by Sunshine Artist and American Style magazines. Each year more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. This year about 1,200 artists from around the world applied for entry and an independent panel of judges selected 225 national and international artists to attend the show. The National Endowment for the Arts, The White House, Congress and many others have lauded the Festival for promoting art and art education in Central Florida. An all-volunteer board of directors runs the annual Festival, now celebrating its 51st year. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival was started by a handful of enthusiasts as a community project to benefit local artists and art lovers. The first festival was held on Park Avenue in March 1960. The festival featured original works of art and, after being advertised for just three weeks before the opening, drew 90 exhibiting artists. Over the next decade, the festival grew to over 600 artists and was spread out over Park Avenue from Fairbanks Avenue to Canton Avenue and on all cross streets. For the past 30 years or so, the festival has been contained solely in the park area and currently features 225 artists and 3 emerging artists. A loving art community has created and nurtured a successful festival that looks forward to another 50 years in Central Park. ART CATEGORIES-There is a wide variety of outstanding artwork. Categories include: Clay, Digital Art, Drawing and Graphics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor and Wood. We offer a choice to allow guests to stay the entire time at the Festival or take a sightseeing tour with the last two hours at the Festival. Across the way is the estate of former Rollins president Hugh McKean who with his wife is responsible for the in town Morse Gallery museum which boasts housing the World’s largest collection of Tiffany glass. The tour of Rollins College includes a look at the Knowles Memorial Chapel and the Cornell art center. We also have a picture stop with a realistic bronze statue of Ben Franklin sitting on a bench near the Walk of Fame which features a collection of stones from the birthplaces of the famous many of whom have visited the campus. The beautiful Azalea Park is located next to the area that the Rowing team uses for practice on Lake Maitland. There are many lovely homes on this waterway including one owned by the author of “With God as my copilot” and another by the famous Mr. Rogers of the acclaimed children’s show, Mr. Rogers neighborhood. One of the homes was about to be destroyed when a preservation group formed and moved the house known as Casa Feliz (Happy House) to another area near the public golf course and is now used for special events and fundraisers. Price: $60 members $65 guests Leave: Group’s Location Ascension Catholic Church on the corner of US off Parkway in the Southwest Corner by the Railroad Tracks past the school and the Church. Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:15am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:30 and Cocoa Beach Country Club 9am with a return at about 6pm. Rate includes tour, museum, art festival, transportation, escort, etc...____________________________________________________
Biloxi, New Orleans and Pebble Hill Plantation March 25 to 29th see separate flyer sold out
Saturday, April 1 – Morikami Japanese Gardens Hatsume Festival in Delray
This is the largest Japanese and Museum outside of Japan. George Fujiki Morikami lived in Melbourne for a year during elementary school before the pineapple growing family went through a freeze and decided to move the operation to Delray where he remained for the rest of his life. He suffered prejudice during World War II but still donated the land to the park system for what is now the beautiful facility you see today. The Cornell Café Restaurant is rated as one of the best museum restaurants in the Country. The view overlooks the Waterfalls and foliage of the grounds and if you close your eyes you would think you were in Japan. The older original section includes a memorial for the Challenger which had a Japanese Astronaut on board. A bonsai section includes plants that have been trained and manicured for forty years or more. In its 36th year, Hatsume Fair features three stages of continuous entertainment including taiko drumming, martial art demonstrations, fashion, tea ceremony and Japanese Folk Tales and more!
Also included are avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, anime dealers, Asian and American food vendors and Garden! Members $60 includes admissions, tour and transportation Guests $65
Leave CB Cocoa Beach Country Club 7:45am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:15am and Suntree Red Ginger 8:30am with a return around 7pm
Saturday, April 8 Bloom time at the World’s largest Butterfly Exhibit
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. 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.
Butterfly Gardening Workshop
Learn How to Start Your Own Butterfly Garden!
(1) Learn how to identify and attract local butterflies to their own back yards.
(2) Learn about the plants best suited to start a butterfly garden.
(3) See nectar and larval host plants for butterflies which are available in South FL.
(4) Receive a FREE Photo Guide to help identify butterflies and host plants.
(5) Answer any questions you may have.
Workshops are held indoors, in our Grand Plaza. This workshop is Free with Paid Admission
Palm Beach Opera Pirates of Penzance April 9 Leave Heritage Isle Clubhouse at 9am returning around 6pm Lunch on own at the fabulous Palm Beach Crazy Buffet near the Kravis Center Theater $132.66 includes Orchestra seating & transportation.
Sarasota’s World Class Selby Gardens with Chagall & the Amish in Florida 4/15
Beginning in February 2017, an exhibition of Marc Chagall’s nature-inspired artwork will be on view in Sarasota’s world-renowned botanical garden in an immersive exhibition. As the first botanical garden to exhibit Chagall’s work, The Color of Dreams also marks the first time nature’s profound influence had on the artist is examined in-depth. The exhibit features the masterwork painting The Lovers (1937), on loan from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, along with two additional paintings, loaned from a private collector, that have not been publicly exhibited before, as well as ceramic vases once owned by Chagall, archival photos, a glass house cathedral of plants, and outdoor garden scenes reminiscent of the French Riviera where Chagall spent the later part of his life. Selby Gardens has one of the best Orchid Collections in the World and springtime includes all sorts of blooms. Lunch will be served in Yoder’s Amish Village in the Amish and Mennonite section of Sarasota.
Members $75 and Guests $80 includes Transportation, Tour and Admissions
Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s Gas Station 8am and Cocoa Holiday Inn Express 520 and I-95 park by Convention Center 1st right upon entry at 8:20am.
April 22- The Blueberry Festival and Hilly Country Roads
The Event will feature live music entertainment, street entertainers, juried fine arts, crafts, gourmet foods, festival fare, fresh Florida blueberries and the best blueberry pie and local talent from West Central Florida.
The Florida Blueberry Festival is an Event you don’t want to Miss!
Brooksville is loaded with Southern style charm with its’ old fashioned Courthouse, Victorian homes, Southern Architecture, and a series of Murals from Fire Stations, to Malt Shops to the Civil War Brooksville Raid.
The ride from our first stop in Dade City to Brooksville is a highly scenic country road with hills, farms, ranches and fruit markets.
The Lunch spot in Dade City is Steph’s Southern Soul Food . Oxtails, Chicken and Dumplins, Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter or Banana Cream Pie etc…
Members $55 Guests $60 includes transportation, tour, guide and festival admission Leave Suntree Red Ginger 8:am Satellite Beach Schector Center 8:15am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 8:45am with a return around 6:30 pm.
April 26- Homosassa Springs and Monkey Island
Lunch at the Riverside Café overlooking Monkey Island. Homosassa Springs State Park is like a visit to a jungle full of birds, Hippos, Exotic animals and a 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 they are free to swim around you. This is the headquarters for the Florida State Park System. A short boat ride is included providing transportation from the parking area to the Springs area passing through attractive bird wildlife area.
An abandoned Sugar Mill is a picture stop on routhe along with some Country Roads and the avenue of the Oaks.
Members $59 Guests $65
Leave Suntree 8am Satellite Beach 8:15am and Cocoa Beach Country Club 8:45am
Cedar Key and National Wildlife Refuge Boatride: April 29th
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 $75 Guests $80 includes tour, transportation and boat ride!
Leave Suntree 7am SB 7:15am and CB 7:45am with a return around 9pm
May 5-8 Palm Beach Weekend in conjunction with Sunfest Art and Music Show
We have put together a transportation package roundtrip for $50 per person
Accommodations are at the Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard at the group rate of $107 per night per room including taxes.
The Best Western has complimentary shuttle service to the Sunfest Art and Music Festival downtown. Tickets for Sunfest bought early (before March 10) are $35 (Senior Rate $25) for a one day pass or $55 for a two day pass obtainable at Sunfest.com The Sunday Festivities at Sunfest include Christopher Cross (Sailing and Arthur’s Theme), Steve Winwood Band (Higher Love and We’ll be back in the High Life Again) and the only Fireworks Show more spectacular than Disney’s. 3 day 3 night package double occupancy, $245 per person with festival, hotel with taxes, sightseeing and transportation.
The Best Western is located across the street from a giant outlet mall.
Other activities include a visit to City Place with a Cheesecake Factory and the nearby Crazy Buffet for a great Asian meal and the famous Palm Beach Second hand shops near Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop frequented by John and Yoko when they were the owners of Mar a Lago now owned by Trump and originally owned by Marjorie Meriwether Post. Driving tour on the way into town includes sightseeing of Palm Beach Mansions including Trump’s Mar a Lago, Worth Avenue, Flagler’s Whitehall, The Breakers and a stop at the Society of the Four Arts. Leave Walmart Viera Murphy’s 9am and Satellite Beach Schector center 9:15am and Walmart 1-95 Palm Bay Murphy’s at 9:40am with a return on Monday afternoon.
Florida Folk Festival on the Suwannee River Saturday, May 27, 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
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.
November 2-André Rieu - 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 15 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.
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