Category Archives: Iowa Voyagers

Cars of a Certain Age

Traversing the streets of Cuba are tens of thousands of American cars from the 1950s and 60s, manufactured and imported before the embargo of 1962. Some visitors to the country feel like they’ve gone back in time after seeing so many vintage cars still on the road.

Taking a closer look, the ingenuity of the Cuban people in keeping these cars…

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Hawkeyes in Havana

One of the most exciting Iowa Voyagers trips on the 2012 itinerary departs for Cuba this December. Experience the culture, architecture, and history of the Caribbean island with an intimate group—limited to 36 University of Iowa alumni and friends. Long-closed to American travelers, a wealth of fresh experiences awaits the adventurous traveler! We’ll be taking a closer look…

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Voyaging Far and Wide

If you have a taste for adventure, stop by our Iowa Voyagers 2013 Tour Preview Event this Friday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. at the Levitt Center for University Advancement in Iowa City.

All travelers are invited to learn about a wide variety of travel options, including trips to locales such as Tanzania and Morocco. You can also…

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Invitation to Adventure

Thousands of Iowa Voyagers have booked a ticket to unforgettable experiences over the years—and the 2013 slate will feature many new adventures, such as trips to Cuba! We invite you to attend our upcoming tour preview event, to be held on Friday May 25. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be…

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Our Blooming Iowa Voyagers

 

April 2012 marks 14 years since the UI Alumni Association, along with the UI Foundation, moved into the Levitt Center for University Advancement (LCUA) on One West Park Road.

In 1998, the UIAA’s Iowa Voyagers held its first preview event on the building’s spacious fourth floor, featuring panoramic views of the UI campus.  Back then, we offered 25 trips…

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Iowa Voyagers Travelogue: Antarctica

Earlier this year, Steve, 73BSPh, 78PhD, and Teresa Berge, 74BSPh, of Blaine, Minn., and Mary Ann Miller of Iowa City boarded the M.S. Boréal for an adventurous expedition to Earth’s southernmost continent—bringing back many amazing memories.

The explorers saw an avalanche, icebergs, humpback whales, and some of the most stunning sunrises and sunsets they’ve ever seen. They also came face-to-face with…

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Iowa Voyagers Travelogue: Peru

One of our Iowa Voyagers travelers sent back an account of his recent experiences in Peru. Check out a list of our trips and cruises for more travel opportunities!

Above is a picture I took during the recent Iowa Voyagers trip to the Upper Amazon tributaries in Peru. It was taken during our visit to the village of Pampa Caño on…

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Roast Guinea Pig on the Menu?

Traveling can often present some opportunities to sample cuisines of other cultures.  If you’re adventurous, you can try various local delicacies.  Iowa Voyagers on a recent cultural immersion trip to Cuenca, Ecuador tasted roast guinea pig, eaten there much as we eat chicken wings.  Daring eater or not, you can enjoy the Iowa Voyagers Cuenca cultural immersion program or any of…

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Holiday Greetings Worldwide

Holiday Greetings Worldwide

With holiday greetings being sent and received this time of year in many parts of the world, I was pleased to see the following list that gives greetings in many different languages. This seems perfect to share with our alumni, friends, and travelers around the world.  Peace to all of you from the Iowa Voyagers!

French: Joyeuses Fêtes

Spanish: Felices Fiestas

Swedish:…

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A White Christmas in New England

This past weekend, my family gathered to celebrate one of its oldest traditions. From the time my parents first entrusted me to hang their most delicate ornaments on the tree, we have gathered each year by the light of a roaring fire to enjoy Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Although we have seen the film countless times, my mother’s…

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