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Lights Twinkling, Choruses Singing, Warm Mittens, and Hot Chocolate…

As temperatures get chilly and winter approaches, you’re probably thinking of holiday festivities for the 2011 season. You might not be thinking about NEXT year at this time, but it’s not too early to plan a trip to some of the most magical places for winter 2012.

We invite you to celebrate next year’s holiday season in the Old…

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Give the Gift of Travel

During this season of giving, consider the gift of travel. Treat someone special on your list to an Iowa Voyagers travel certificate. Certificates are valid for up to one year after purchase and may be redeemed for any of our exciting Iowa Voyagers tours (excluding athletic travel). Let us help you place the perfect package under your tree…

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Safe and Happy Travels!

Alumni Holidays, International

Iowa Voyagers definitely has a lot to be thankful for this year!  Despite all the strife and uncertainty in the world, our travelers have been safe, sound, and well-cared for on all trips.  Thanks go out to our longtime travel providers for keeping our travelers’ safety, well-being, and comfort foremost in mind.  We’d like to especially thank these partners for…

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Follow Your Nose to Northern Italy

This spring, the Iowa Voyagers will settle into a beautiful historic villa outside Verona for an immersion experience featuring food, wine, and culture. The Villa Selva Capuzza is a family-owned estate surrounded by working vineyards, olive groves, and truffle grounds. During your stay, you will receive cooking tips from master instructors, sample local wines, and learn about the process…

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Jewels of the Mediterranean

Iowa Voyagers experienced smooth sailing on their October 24 – November 4 cruise through the Mediterranean. Starting in Rome, the group enjoyed stops and ports at Monte Carlo, Florence, Pisa, Sardinia, Amalfi, Positano, Sicily, Katakolon, Nauplion, and Kusadasi before disembarking in Athens.  Thanks go out to Barbara Jons (UIAA Old Capitol Club member) of Coralville and her daughter, Jennifer Jons…

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Ooh-La-La

The weather outside has begun to cool. There’s talk of a first freeze, wind-chill temperatures, and even snow! However, here at the UIAA, we’re already thinking spring.

We have just the thing to get you through the cold months ahead. Make plans now to join the Iowa Voyagers as we travel to the romantic City of Light on our Springtime in…

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Herky’s Hiding Places Revealed by Herky On Holiday Winner

“I am pleased to learn that I had a winning entry in the “Herky on Holiday” contest. Nancy and I are looking forward to our Iowa Voyagers trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, later this month and are happy that Herky can join us. Go, Hawks!” -Greg Bielawski, 68MA

The black and gold bird hid behind a palm tree on the Mediterranean coast,…

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Roman Holiday

This weekend, my family is traveling to Rome…without packing a bag! In reality, we are planning a trip to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art to see the installation titled Art in Roman Life. In 1996, Nan Riley, 67BA, 71MA, 81MFA, and her late husband, Tom Riley, 50BA, 52JD, donated 21 Roman portrait busts to the museum’s permanent collection….

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African Adventures Await

With so many enticing destinations to choose from in the Iowa Voyagers 2012 schedule, it’s hard to say I have a favorite.  But I’ve always wanted to visit the African continent—and we have two great trips that would make that dream come true. Each trip explores a different part of Africa at two different times of the year.  Wish I…

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England’s Cotswolds

Quaint villages, romantic gardens, and beautiful countryside await you in England. Immerse yourself as you explore the charm and cultural history of England’s Cotswolds.

Enjoy a private meeting with Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill, who will share personal memories of his cousin, Sir Winston Churchill. Unpack just once at Cheltenham’s acclaimed Queen’s Hotel. This exclusive itinerary features Gloucester Cathedral, Oxford, Broughton Castle,…

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