Savvy Travelers Club

Ray Rajamaki in Croatia a few years ago with one of the locals

Jeanette Rajamaki and Tami Bogdanoff

The Savvy Travelers Club gatherings will resume Oct. 21 and meet live in the Saguaro Room at Cottonwood Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Savvy Travelers this July organized an excellent presentation on Egypt for 2023 via Zoom. If you have an interest in Egypt, we can send you a link to review the program

Many of you are wondering, “Are people traveling and where?” Yes, on the Mississippi and Columbia River, Ecuador, and in the Galapagos. Kenya and Seychelles for the migration. I am heading to Bermuda with Viking at the end of August.

Fall land tours into New England are popular. We have 19 people scheduled on Oceania Marina Cruises starting at the end of September. Yes, people have started getting out and are planning for 2022 and 2023. If you want to talk about travel, call and come to some meetings to socialize.

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We are being reminded by our many on-site vendors throughout the world that the travel doors are opening, slowly. We are here to support all you travelers in the Sun Lakes area so you can plan your comeback comfortably, whether close to home or abroad, by land, or by sea. Contact Jeanette at 602-909-2000 or Tami at 425-359-4852.

The following is travel currently scheduled:

Oct. 4 to 16 – Oceania Cruises, Lisbon to Venice 12 days – specialty dining included, free wi-fi – three free shore excursions. On board credit – specialty sailing with lectures by Stan Price and Tami Bogdanoff – Free culinary class $5,149 per person for balcony, includes coach air.

Dec. 22 – Majestic Princess Holiday cruise – Seven Nights Mexican Riviera – R/T Los Angeles – Stuart and Maria Davis to host – $50 on board credit, adult beverage package, one specialty dining evening. Balcony starts at $1,959 per person.

March 12, 2022 – Copper Canyon Land tour – Pick up in Sun Lakes – 12 folks already booked. All meals included – Aerial Tramway in the Canyon – Rail Journey Fully escorted and narrated. $1,895 double occupancy – $2,225 for single

March 9, 2022 – South Africa, Victoria Falls, and Botswana – Four nights in Dubai enroute to South Africa. Collette Vacations

April 24, 2022 – Nine days/eight nights Cruise on the Mississippi – Memphis to New Orleans. One pre-night in Memphis – adult beverages included – Hop on excursions in ports. Optional nights in New Orleans – 42 people from Sun Lakes already booked. Hosted by Patty and John Kear. Still some great rooms available starting at $3,799, single rates available.

Aug. 17, 2022 – Norwegian’s Brand-New Ship The Prima – Amsterdam to Reykjavik on Aug. 17 to Aug. 25. Two ports in Norway. Ship nearly sold out, 18 folks already booked. We will do two nights in Amsterdam and two nights post in Reykjavik. Call for pricing. Beverage package available and specialty dining.

Jan. 13, 2023 – Egypt with option to Jordan and Petra – 11 days Egypt, four nights on the Nile River. Approx. pricing for Double $3,999 – Single $5,134 – air is extra to Cairo, but intra flights are included in the price, as well as taxes.