Upcoming Events

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  • August 25, 2014Charleston Harbor Cruise & City Tour
  • September 5, 2014Hontoon Island & Blackwater Inn
  • September 6, 2014Helping Hands, with Clark\'s Fish Camp for Lunch (on own)
  • September 18, 2014Fall Mystery Trip
  • September 25, 2014SunCoast Treat! \\'Kiss Me Kate\\' at the Show Palace & Tarpon Springs
  • September 29, 2014Trader Joe\'s & Thrift Shop Hop # 2
  • October 3, 2014Sea Islands of Florida & Kingsley Plantation
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Want to have some fun on September 6? Only $39!

st-augustine-sayings_1648-4Helping Hands out of St. Augustine is holding it’s Craft Festival & Sale on Saturday September 6.  I would love for you to come if you’re free!  $39  After we drop in on the wonderful people up in St. A, we’ll head over to Clark’s Fish Camp in West Jacksonville / Orange Park area for a delicious lunch.  Yum!  The rest of the day is a mystery….to me and you….but of course we’ll do something else as well.  So if you want to have fun with a lot of nice people on what better be another sunny day here in Florida, come along!  I’ll be happy to have you!

Ocala joins the group!

20130512_095210Hello to everyone in the Ocala area - the north central part of our sunshine state!  Vivo Tours is beginning limited service in your neck of the woods and we are truly looking forward to meeting everyone interested in touring with us! We know there is room for more tours in Ocala and surrounding towns, and we expect to hit the ground running in late August of this year.  Feel free to take a look at our whole site – we’ll be adding the tours starting and ending in your area very soon. And please feel free to ring us up with any questions.  Carolyn and Sharon are in our office, and Sheryl, who happens to be the owner as well, we’ll not only be in the office but on each tour as well!

News:  An informational lunch (on own) has been scheduled for Ocala on Thursday August 21st, at Golden Corral. 1 p.m.  Please come on out and introduce yourself to us!

Travel Club Country & Western Dance a Huge Success!

20140815_134935 20140815_133953Had a wonderful turn out for the Country & Western Summer Travel Event in Port Orange this Friday.  Over 100 Travel Club members participated and had the opportunity to see old friends and meet new travel mates too!  Delicious food was prepared by my husband Ray, and the wonderful people at La Costa Clubhouse were kind enough to allow us to use their huge clubhouse for free!  That was very generous. Thank you all for coming along and sharing the day with us – we appreciate each and every one of you and want you to know you make our trips fun!  Check out some of the pictures that were taken during the event on our pictures page.

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Summer Fun! Country & Western Line Dance and Party!

DSC08696Join us for our annual fun, free Travel Club event at La Costa Clubhouse on Big Tree Road in Port Orange.  Festivities begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at 5:00p.m.   Refreshements provided!  Wear your Country and Western duds and join in on the judging of the best dressed!  George and I will be all duded up guarantee!  Wear your Cowboy hats, red square scarves, those kicker boots, and let’s go to town for a few hours!

“Redneck Toolbooth” – the original song from our Alabama tour – written by our wonderfully talented client Karen Loveless


The story behind this song:  On our Kentucky Derby/Nashville tour this May we headed home through Montgomery Alabama one Sunday.  With not much going on some of our clients asked to go to one of the casinos in the area that evening.  That was funny enough – even thinking there would be a casino open in rural and conservative Alabama on a Sunday – but it turned out to be true!  Desk clerks sent us out on the back roads to find them, and as we wound our way through the countryside we came upon a short span over a creek.  Once over it with the bus, we came upon a man who was sitting in a makeshift tollbooth on the side of the road.  He told George it’d be $1 for each passenger.  (There were 14 of us in the coach!)  We were taken aback, actually we were like….really?   But he was serious!  Anyway. we collected the money (it was kind of like being in the movie Deliverance …..a little odd) but we then when on our way.  Karen thought it was pretty crazy really, and decided to write a song about our experience.  I’ve got it downloaded here for you to enjoy.  She did a fabulous job – and actually, since May when she wrote this one, she’s been awarded a record contract!  Great going Karen – and thank you again for the song and the memories!  (By the way, Karen’s friend Dave Parks from Nashville is singing.)  Enjoy!

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American Queen River Cruises: Interested?

American Queen SteamboatWe’ve been trying to put together a tour on the Mississippi or one of the rivers flowing into the big river next year. It’s been tough trying to find a week that works for everyone, so I’m going to find a few weeks and ask whomever is interested to call me right away.  We’ll be able to lock in that time and get started with the deposits, etc.  Please keep an eye on the site for these few weeks – they will be set by Friday, July 18th.

Reconnaisance mission Dollywood was great!

What a gas!  Went on up to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood over the weekend and had a ball!  Are you considering coming along on our trip in October?  We’ll be seeing 4 shows, having four breakfasts and two dinners, shopping and enjoying a day at Dollywood as well!   Dollywood, in case you haven’t been there, is wonderful. www.dollywood.com  Clean, pretty, with lots of attractions for all ages, benches under trees, candy and ice cream shops, a full buffet, wonderful train ride around the mountains at fall color time, and….even the tour bus and a museum of Dolly herself!  Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  While in Pigeon Forge we also looked through the multitude of shows and shops for you – and found a neat tour to enjoy at Busch Beans as well!  (Plus….When we leave Pigeon Forge on our October tour we will stop in Hendersonville for lunch before we head home.)  Check out some of the pictures I took on our pictures page here….with more to come of course in October.20140628_191635