Category Archives: Iowa Voyagers

North to Alaska

With fall almost here—and the winter months not far behind—booking next summer’s travel may not be on your mind.  But now’s the time to make plans to beat the heat with cool deals on our luxury Alaskan Discovery with the Iowa Voyagers. This cruise package has irresistible offerings, including free roundtrip airfare from 30 gateway cities, two-for-one cruise prices,…

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The Grand Prize of the Grand Danube

Next week, John and Mary Jo Langhorne, 75MA, of Iowa City will travel with Alumni Holidays International on the Grand Danube Passage cruise—courtesy of the UIAA. Mary Jo won the vacation as the grand prize this past May at our 50th anniversary celebration of the Iowa Voyagers travel program.

In 2012, Iowa Voyagers can enjoy a similar adventure on the…

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Service Trip to Romania

Since 2006, UI students have served overseas as nurturers and advocates for Romanian youngsters. Through the UI Alumni Association’s Operation: Romania program, two students receive full scholarships to travel and work for two weeks in a care center setting with babies and toddlers. This fulfilling and life-changing experience is once again available for 2012. The dates are May 26…

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Time to Think about Vacations!

This artistic image of the Iowa banner was taken by Eldon Libby, 56BA, and Sandra Libby, both of Houston, TX, during the Hawkeye reception onboard the Oceania Nautica during the recent Iowa Voyagers Mediterranean cruise.

With the end of summer approaching, alumni travelers begin to think about where they want to be when the snow flies.  That’s when they sign up…

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Back to School

Do you remember the excitement of shopping for school supplies? A box of newly-sharpened pencils could bring such joy. Iowa Voyagers has the perfect way to help you remember the feeling of anticipation that comes with going back to school.

Live and learn among the locals as you enjoy an extended travel immersion opportunity in Cuenca, Ecuador. Iowa Voyagers will…

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Vikings, Kings, and Castles

Iowa Voyagers shouted I-O-W-A as they posed for this group photo.

Last month, our small but enthusiastic group of Iowa Voyagers enjoyed an ambitious 15-day itinerary circumnavigating the U.K. aboard Oceania’s fabulous new ship, Marina. Embarking in London, they cruised the North Sea to the Scottish ports of Edinburgh, Invergordon, and Lerwick (Shetland Islands). They then headed north to visit the…

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Rocky Mountain High: Revisited

I just returned from a short vacation to Estes Park, Colorado, and Rocky Mountain National Park, where I hadn’t visited in 30 years. The trip really brought back all the love and wonder I feel for that spectacular part of the country.

“Back in the day,” as my daughter puts it, I was one of those 1970s backpackers and hikers…

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Guides Extraordinaire

Our travel directors and educational guides are some of the best in the business, according to comments we receive frequently from past travelers. Here are some words of appreciation from Iowa Voyagers who recently returned from trips that were made memorable by excellent travel directors and interpretive guides.

“Our tour director was wonderful. Had great knowledge of Turkish history. Of the…

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Our Pool is Open Year-Round!

Go to the Pool
Are you dreaming of travel, but don’t have a companion with whom to share the experience?  Sign up today for the Iowa Voyagers Roommate Pool. This free service can help you save money, meet new people, and make the most of your travel experience.  The Iowa Voyagers Roommate Pool is a group of men and…

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Stage Presence

As I strolled through City Park a few days ago, I heard shouts coming from the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival Stage.  Actors were rehearsing for a performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona scheduled for that same evening.  It was amusing to hear the formal dialogue coming from people dressed in jeans, T-shirts, and flip-flops.  I thought about how these…

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