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We're pleased to introduce our spring 2013 newsletter, Autumn Adventures. This issue highlights 9 featured autumn discoveries, including many scheduled for peak foliage, such as Autumn in New England, Best of New York, and Norman Rockwell's New England. It also includes interviews with experienced Discoveries Directors about their favorite off-the-beaten-path sites, introduces a new, traveler-contributed photo feature, and more:
- Welcome from the President
- 9 Featured Autumn Adventures
- Autumn in New England: "Leaves, Lobsters, Lore and Locals"
- My Discoveries: Why West Virginia?
- 24 Great Discovery Destinations
- Savings Special: Discount travel price plus one free hotel night
- Traveler Photo Feature: "My Celtic Jaunt Around Ireland"
- Travel Tips: Travel Protection Safeguards Your Investment
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There's also a seasonal special offer code for saving $150.00 per couple ($75.00 per person) plus a free pre- or post-tour hotel night for reservations made by July 5, 2013.
Country Travel Discoveries' Germany, Switzerland, Austria tour is a gem! Every day delivers remarkable sights, historic highlights and memorable experiences. I have taken this tour several times. But this time, it was the first time I have traveled Germany, Switzerland, Austria - and France - in Springtime. I'm delighted to share my log of the May 2013 trip I took with 27 friendly Discoveries travelers (including my husband Louie).
Added Departures and One Great NEW Discovery
Country Travel DISCOVERIES announces the following changes to our tours line-up since our Spring 2013 Discoveries catalog.
Just Added! New York, New York
Interested in just New York City? Check out our exclusive New York, New York! discovery (Oct 7-11)! There's nothing like Central Park in Fall!
Interview with DISCOVERIES Director Karen Sanner
Leaves, lobsters, lore, and locals are some of the most important parts of any visit to New England in the fall. On the Country Travel DISCOVERIES Autumn in New England tour, travelers experience these four L’s in spades.
Leaves of course are the reason for the season, and the fall foliage usually dazzles as the tour winds through Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. One of the most stunning spots for a glimpse of fall color is at the Mt. Washington Hotel (pictured below), a red-roofed, white-washed castle of a hotel set high in the New Hampshire mountains. On the Autumn in New England tour, travelers eat a wonderful lunch at the hotel as they enjoy breathtaking views of the splendor of fall in New England.
Don Bruno on the Natural Beauty of the Colorado Rockies
As an old steam engine chugs along through the breathtaking passes of the Colorado Rockies, hauling coaches and travelers past evergreen-covered hills, around sheer rock faces, and over deep gorges, there are many fantastic photo opportunities.
“If you want a really great picture,” says seasoned DISCOVERIES Director Don Bruno, “you need to be sitting seven or eight cars back from the engine, in the coach that’s open to the air. We ride over a trestle bridge, where a river pounds through the gorge below. There’s a curve in the rail, and the engine is in view for a moment. Travelers love to capture that on film: the steam engine in the foreground, its smoke making a billowing cloud against the backdrop of the green and grey of the Rockies, with the big Western sky in view. It’s simply beautiful.”
"My Discoveries" Guest Post by Anita Hafner
As a Discoveries Director with Country Travel DISCOVERIES, I love the excitement of being part of a tour group visiting a destination for the first time. As we set off on a journey of discovery with travel experiences that are personalized, different and real, some of my favorite destinations on the whole planet are right here in my own backyard.
I love the Canadian Rocky Mountains –- and I have a big backyard!
ENJOY an autumnal treat this year: fall harvests, vibrant fall foliage colors, bright orange pumpkins dotting the countryside, warm apple cider, and many more discoveries in the Northeast. Check out our Fall Foliage Special discovery tours!