August 7-9, 2019
Led by Vic Passante
Price: $739/ person based on double occupancy or $939/ person based on single occupancy
Bushel and a Peck and a bit of the Fringe! The Minnesota Fringe Festival is one of America's most famous celebrations of the performing arts. Based on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Minnesota Fringe gives 150 theater and dance companies a stage, an audience, and a voice. Continuing Education is excited to bring a group to the Twin Cities to enjoy a full day of the Fringe; experience the historic Guthrie Theater, including a delightful performance of Guys and Dolls and a backstage tour; a tour of city and of the Purcell-Cutts House, part of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
We will dine at Sea Change, one of the city's finest restaurants, have lunch at a very cool Eastern European Deli, and stop at one of Wisconsin's most famous diners, the Norske Nook. The group will stay at The Depot, the restored Road Depot (on the National Register of Historic Places.) Join us on a luxury coach (a.k.a. our "University on Wheels") while Vic Passante explains the Fringe, the Guthrie, the musical, and the adventure ahead.
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - minimum space available
October 8-12, 2019
Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante
Price: $2,399/person based on double occupancy or $2,761/person based on single occupancy
Continuing Education has a “lofty” goal. We want to help you check off another destination from your Bucket List. Join us at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. With 500 plus balloons, the AIBF is the largest balloon festival in the world. We’ll spend a full day in Santa Fe with a guided tour of Georgia O’Keefe museum and close to a full day to explore this colorful city. Plus, our group will have an intimate glimpse of New Mexico’s Native American cultural history at the Indian Pueblo Culture Center. This year, we’ve added a visit to a living pueblo, Acoma.
November 24-28, 2019
Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante
Price: $2,474/person based on double occupancy or $2,938/person based on single Occupancy
Every Thanksgiving, you frantically chop and stuff; you baste and roast; you fold and flake; you glaze and grill ….. and basically, you cook yourself into a frenzy. Thank God, you can divert some of your flurry as you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Have you ever thought about foregoing cooking the traditional dinner and attending the parade in person? Join Continuing Education as we return to New York City for another exciting tour, with this year’s feature: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. While in New York, the group will stay at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel, dine at some of New York’s most famous restaurants, see a few Broadway musicals and a classic cabaret, and create a personal itinerary of tours and travel sites. Join your friends at Continuing Education and let you families know that you will return with exciting stories you will share at NEXT year’s Thanksgiving table.
March 5-12, 2020
Led by Continuing Education Director, Holly Wehrhahn
Price: $3,999/person based on double occupancy ($3,599/person with 20+ travelers in our group) / Additional $380 for single supplement
Another Bucket List adventure: Continuing Education is working with an exciting guide to return to Anchorage for the world-famous Iditarod. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is, undoubtedly, Alaska’s most iconic winter event and the “Last Great Race on Earth®”. The Iditarod Trail follows the first route from Anchorage to Nome, that is dated back to its origin in 1925. This journey occurred when a large diphtheria epidemic threatened Nome, due to its supply of antitoxin being expired. The nearest antitoxin was found to be in Anchorage, nearly one thousand miles away. The only way to get the antitoxin to Nome was by sled dog as planes could not be used and ships would be too slow. The Iditarod, as we know it, recreated that journey in its first official race in 1973 and has repeated the trek ever since. In Anchorage we will attend festivals and dinners days before the race’s start and then be front and center for the start of the race. While in Alaska, the group will visit a kennel, travel to Talkeetna and Denali before heading to view the Northern Lights in Fairbanks.
Coming Summer 2020!
Led by Karin Sundelius
Karin Sundelius is leading another group for Continuing Education. Experience what others have learned, “Karin is an enthusiastic, informed, conscientious and caring teacher.” Karin will lead you on one of our most challenging and exciting adventures. Railbiking with Revolution Rail Co. (Rev Rail) is a fun excursion that allows riders to ride the railroad tracks under their own power and explore a section of the Adirondacks that has never seen passenger traffic. The tour takes riders through the beautiful Adirondack forest canopy along the banks of the Hudson River, and then over the Hudson on a spectacular trestle bridge before turning for home and returning to the launch point and North Creek Railroad Station. The next day we will take to the air on our zip line offered through Adirondack Extreme, the flagship park of adventure park builders. Enjoy bragging rights after you triumphantly conquer the United States’ largest tree-top adventure course. After being fitted into your harness, you’ll attend a brief training session that will allow you to move through a series of surprising and progressively challenging tree-top adventures. Friendly ground patrol staff observe and motivate you along the way and help ensure a safe and memorable experience. This exciting tour includes two nights in Lake George and one night in Lake Placid, tours of the Olympic Center, a living Revolutionary War museum, AuSable Chasm and much more. Enjoy the challenge. Enjoy the peace. Enjoy the Adirondacks with your friends from Continuing Education.