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This group is for women 40+ who want to travel in a small group setting. I am an independent travel designer. I put together small group, immersive trips that are fully guided to international destinations. If you are interested in history, culture, architecture, art, wine and food focused on a part of the world, this is the right group for you. You can come as a solo traveler, yet have travel companions in the group. It's a lot of fun and everyone comes home with new friends. Join us on an adventure!

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NEW ZEALAND'S NORTH & SOUTH ISLANDS, November 1-16, 2021

This guided tour is an exploration of New Zealand’s North and South Islands. You will experience this amazing country with those who know it best. New Zealand is a land of diverse and stunning beauty – jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, scenic pastures, crystal clear beaches, glaciers, rainforests, active volcanic zones and much more! This is a unique itinerary that will explore these regions while focusing on the history of the native Maori, the culture of New Zealand today, the premier wine regions on both islands and New Zealand’s culinary world. This trip is not to be missed with some exciting off-the-beaten-path experiences. If you have always wanted to go to New Zealand, this is THE trip! TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: * Auckland’s Sky Tower & Welcome Dinner at The Sugar Club * America’s Cup Sailing Adventure in Auckland * R/T Ferry to Waiheke Island from Auckland * Waiheke Island Guided Wine Tour with Lunch at Mudrick Vineyards * Coromandel Boat Trip with Snorkeling * Cathedral Cove & Hot Water Beach * Hobbiton Guided Tour * Te Puia Mudpools & Geyers * Kahukiwi Luxury 4WD Rotorua Experience * Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland * Rotorua Māori Cultural Performance & Hangi Dinner * Ferry Crossing from North to South Island via Cook Strait * Amisfield Winery Tour & Tastings * Abel Tasman National Park Sea Kayaking * Franz Josef Glacier * Rock Ferry Winery Tour with Lunch & Cloudy Bay Winery Tastings * Milford Sound Cruise/Fiordland National Park INCLUDES: * 15 days service of certified New Zealand tour guide who will travel with the group * 15 nights accommodations in 4 & 5* hotels (properties feature super city, mountain, lake, rainforest and beach locations) * Gourmet meals in select restaurants, cafes, wineries and picnics (as per Daily Itinerary) * Breakfast in the hotel daily * Private transportation by coach * Ferry crossing from Wellington to Pichton (North to South Island) via Cook Strait * All site entry fees and activities * Winery tours & tastings * Free time built into the itinerary to relax or explore on your own * The donation of a large native tree – a sustainability initiative to offset carbon emissions NOT INCLUDED: * International airfare * Some meals (two full meals provided per day) * Franz Josef Glacier Helicopter – optional excursion * Alcoholic beverages * Travel insurance * Gratuity for the guide Tour starts in Auckland and ends in Queenstown. Daily Itinerary and pricing are at www.packafork.com. Ask about flight details. Contact Patty at[masked]

MOROCCO: THE LAND, HISTORY, CULTURE & CUISINE, MARCH 8-24, 2021

DUE TO COVID-19, THIS 2020 TOUR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 8-24, 2021 Join us on this exploration through the wonderland that is Morocco. We’ll travel through this North African country characterized by its dramatic coastline, breathtaking mountains and sweeping deserts. Morocco has a hundred faces and sounds - all ready to welcome its travelers looking for spice and adventure! TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: * Explore the ancient walled cities/medinas of Essaouira, Marrakech, Fes & beyond... * Tour the Hassan II Mosque overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Casablanca * Visit women’s Argan Oil & Berber rug-making cooperatives * Discover the old Portuguese port of Essaouira serving ‘the freshest fish in the world’ * Learn about the history and architecture of Marrakech’s main sites * Immerse yourself in Moroccan culture in Marrakech’s main square - * Djemaa el-Fnaa * Participate in a hands-on Moroccan cooking class * Visit a saffron farm & botanic garden * Hike in the High Atlas Mountains (easy to moderate) * Learn about Berber culture by visiting a family in their home * Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou * Hike in the Dades Valley & Todra Gorges * Visit the Valley of the Roses * Ride a camel (or ATV) to a Sahara luxury desert camp; spend the night dining under the stars and sleeping in a Bedouin-style tent * Take a historical & architectural walking tour of Fes with its 9000+ streets & alleyways * Visit the famous Fes tanneries INCLUDES: * 14-day guided tour of the best of these Morocco locations: Casablanca, Essaouira, Marrakech, High Atlas Mountains, Skoura Oasis, Dades Valley, Sahara Desert Luxury Camp, Fes and more.. * Two tour leaders & one certified Moroccan guide who will travel with us * All accommodations (4* & 5*) * Private transportation by small coach * Domestic airfare from Errashida to Fes * Breakfast in the hotel daily * Select lunches and gourmet dinners * All guided tours, entrance fees & the cooking class * Plenty of free time built-in to relax, go out on your own or dine with new friends NOT INCLUDED: * International airfare * Some meals during free time or site visits * Alcoholic beverages (wine & beer included) * Travel insurance This is a fully-guided immersive small group tour. If you've always wanted to experience Morocco - this is it! Traveling in a group with a Moroccan guide, driver + tour leaders is a great way to see this enchanted country! Daily Itinerary and pricing are at www.packafork.com. Contact Patty at [masked] or[masked] for more tour details.

MAINE: A WINDJAMMING & CULINARY ADVENTURE, AUGUST 16-24, 2021

SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021...Welcome to Portland, Maine! Portland is a hub for foodies, techies, artists, seamen (and women) and outdoor adventurers. Discover Portland – its history, culinary scene and the culture of the port over three days. Then, we’re off for a three-day cruise on the Schooner Stephen Taber following Maine’s stunning coastline, inlets and islands. The Stephen Taber is a 150-year old historic Maine Windjammer and is one in twelve in the fleet operating in Penobscot Bay. Captain Noah will show us the thrill, camaraderie and the scenery of our nation’s finest windjammer cruising grounds. The chef will show us the thrill of her incredible cooking aboard the Stephen Taber – from wood-fired stoves – all made from scratch! Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery. It’s a life experience you won’t forget! Then, we will stay at the lovely Samoset Resort in Rockport for two days of relaxation, golf or sightseeing. Included: * All accommodations in Portland, on the Schooner Stephen Taber and at Samoset Resort * Bike tour of Portland’s coast, lighthouses, charming communities and beaches * A guided culinary walking tour of Portland with artisan food tastings at five select restaurants * Dinner at a best-loved restaurant in Portland * A 3-day cruise onboard the historic Schooner Stephen Taber: sailing, sightseeing, walking/hiking on shore, visits to Maine fishing villages and unforgettable meals * Onshore lobster bake (weather permitting) * Dinner at a farm-to-table restaurant in Rockland * Two days at Samoset Resort in Rockport * Wine included with meals * All guided excursions * Breakfasts, lunches and dinners at select restaurants and on the schooner (as per the Daily Itinerary) * All airport transfers and ground transportation on a private coach Not included: * Airfare * Some meals during free time * Taxi/cab rides during free time * Tips for guides, captain * Alcoholic beverages * Travel insurance MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 10 guests MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 15 guests Visit www.packafork.com for the daily itinerary and pricing details. Contact Patty at[masked] or [masked] for further information.

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