Blues and Greens: Vermont and Boston Oysters, Maple Sugar and Ben and Jerry's

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May 15-22, 2019

Led by Travel Coordinator, Vic Passante

Price: $2999/ person based on double occupancy or $3649/ person based on single occupancy

Join Continuing Education and our fellow foodies on our 9th annual Blues and Greens tour to explore the culture and cuisine of two fantastic destinations, Vermont and Boston. Our group will spend two amazing days in Boston, complete with historical sites, markets, and meals. You won’t want to miss our tour of Boston: USS Constitution, Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill, Old North Church, Fort Point Art Walk, and more. We will make sure to stop at Fenway Park, Harvard University, before we head to America’s Test Kitchen for a special tour!

After eating our way through Boston, we will head to Vermont and visit the famous Ben and Jerry’s where we will sample some of their favorite flavors of ice cream! Our itinerary is full as we explore Vermont and all of its beauty at the Rock of Ages, the Trapp Family Lodge, Cold Hollow for cider and honey, galleries, farms, a Shaker village, and Saint-Gaudens Historic Site in New Hampshire. We’ll even visit a coffee lab (yes, we are getting to the bottom of that bottom-less cup of Joe). The tour package includes 15+ meals; well-appointed hotels in in the Boston, Stowe, Vergennes and Fairlee, VT; airfare from Chicago with a Waukesha shuttle, and an experienced guide

Consider the adventure of your first …. or your ninth Blues and Greens. We promise it will be as exciting, as enriching, AND as delicious as all of the others.

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A Minneapolis Theater Experience

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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.

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September 29-October 2, 2019

Led by Karin Sundelius

Price: $1,999/person based on double occupancy or $2,232/person based on single occupancy

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.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


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. 

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and other NYC Highlights


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.

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For more information on any of the domestic trips, please contact our office at 262-521-5460 or email