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Upcoming Travel Opportunities

Date Travel Opportunity
February 21 - March 11, 2014 Splendors Down Under
May 1 - 4, 2014 The Kentucky Derby
May 14 - 22, 2014 Greek Isles Odyssey
May 31 - June 12, 2014 Turkey the Cradle of Civilization
June 30 - July 8, 2014 Paris to Normandy Beaches
July 26 - August 2, 2014 Civil War and Gettysburg Tour
August 3 - 9, 2014 Doc Warner's Alaska Adventures
August 13 - 21, 2014 Baltic Marvels
September 13 - 21, 2014 Flavors of Northern Italy
September 26 - October 4, 2014 Autumn in America's Heartland
January 14 - 24, 2015 Polynesian Paradise
February 22 - March 7, 2015 Gauchos, Tangos & Tapas
March 15-22, 2015 Colorful Caribbean
March 7 - 17, 2015 Kenya: the Original Safari Destination
April 15 - 29, 2015 India: A Mosaic of Culture, Mysticism, and Wild Tigers
November 1-9, 2015 Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation

For more information on upcoming alumni travel events, call the Alumni Relations office at (435) 797-2055.

February 21-March 11, 2014 - Splendors Down Under


Visit the land of koalas and kangaroos as you explore fascinating cities down under. Marvel at the stunning landscapes and exotic wildlife of Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand while cruising aboard the deluxe Oceania Cruises Marina. Offered by our travel partner Go Next

May 1-4, 2014 - The Kentucky Derby SOLD OUT


Come experience the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby and all its great tradition, May 1-4, 2014. Recognized as one of the "top ten events to experience in a lifetime", the Kentucky Derby is the leading stakes race for three year old thoroughbred horses. One of the oldest continuously-held sporting events in the world, the "Run for the Roses" was first contested back in 1875. Don't miss the 2014 Kentucky Derby!

May 14 - 22, 2014 - Greek Isles Odyssey

Greek Isles Odysse

Embark on a glorious getaway to fabled lands steeped in golden sunshine, abundant ancient ruins and enduring cultural traditions on this Aegean adventure from Athens to Istanbul. Depart Athens for the lovely Greek Isle of Santorini, a striking display of volcano-carved land sprinkled with lovely whitewashed villages. Cruise to Kusadasi and explore this vibrant, Turkish port town or travel to the ancient city of Ephesus and walk through its beautifully preserved ruins. Savor the sweeping white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Rhodes, an island of fascinating archeological sites and stunning scenery, followed by Mykonos, a seaside medley of chalk-white homes brightened with red and blue shutters and doors. Rising from the slopes of Mt. Symvolo, find Kavala, a picturesque city boasting a spectacular Byzantine fortress. Before your exceptional odyssey comes to a close, experience a refreshing blend of lingering antiquity with modern vitality in Istanbul, the cosmopolitan city brimming with extraordinary mosques and palaces. Offered by our travel partner Go Next

May 31 -June 12, 2014 - Turkey the Cradle of Civilization


Discover the land of sultans and mystical “whirling dervishes” on a journey to the “Cradle of Civilization.” Visit legendary palaces in Istanbul, watch history come alive as you view the Hippodrome and marvel at the ancient site of Ephesus, the most complete ancient city to be excavated. Experience a modern day version of the age-old ritual of the “whirling dervishes,” and learn about the religious diversity of Turkey – from the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia, to St. Paul’s city of Perge. From the surrealistic landscape of Cappadocia to the unforgettable city of Troy, you too will whirl like a “devirsh” from the treasures of Turkey dancing in your mind on your return home.

June 30-July 8, 2014 - Paris to Normandy Beaches


A Seine river cruise through France is ideal for art, history, and wine lovers. In addition to seeing architectural marvels like the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame cathedral, enjoy a magical combination of time spent in Franceʼs splendid capital and discoveries of quaint villages in the picturesque region of Normandy. Relax in the delightful retreat of the deluxe, 140-passenger Avalon Creativity, savor the gourmet cuisine, and enjoy the space, comfort, and views characteristic of all its staterooms. Offered by our travel partner Orbridge

July 26 - August 2, 2014 - Civil War and Gettysburg Tour


Gettysburg is among the most important battles in determining the future of America. It was the location of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – among the greatest speeches ever given. You’ll visit Gettysburg and many of the important battlefields of the Civil War and other important monuments. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the Civil War and great appreciation of the price that was paid for the rights and freedoms for all Americans.

August 3 - 9, 2014 - USU Alumni Week at Doc Warner's Alaska Adventures


Doc Warner’s Alaska Halibut Salmon Fishing; the only name for a fishing adventure on “e Last Frontier.” Doc Warner’s was started by Mark Warner, Ph.D. After 10 years fishing every nook and cranny in Southeast Alaska, and 8 years as Chief of the State’s Sport Fish Research, “Doc” Warner finally found the perfect location to build the fishing adventure destination.

Come join us for a week of fishing, whale watching, camaraderie, and story-making. Fish stories will never be the same! And, if we are able to fill all of our 55 slots, we will be able to generate some scholarship dollars for our student athletes. docwarners.com

August 13 - 21, 2014 - Baltic Marvels

Baltic Marvels

From Denmark to Sweden, cruise the Baltic Sea and discover exquisite architecture, storybook landscapes, and canal-laced cities in Germany, Estonia, Russia and Finland. Depart Copenhagen for Germany’s delightful port of Warnemünde, and take in its Gothic churches, charming market squares and seaside promenade or head inland to Berlin, a city brimming with legendary landmarks like the poignant Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall. Sail to the capital city of Helsinki, Finland’s international design mecca complemented by verdant forests and parks. Spend almost two full days in St. Petersburg, where its imperial spirit emanates from neo-classical architecture, gilded domes and the elaborate Catherine’s Palace. Continue to Estonia and admire Tallinn, a beautifully preserved city that radiates old-world charm with red-roofed homes, cobbled streets and spire-crowned churches, before concluding your journey in Stockholm. Offered by our travel partner Go Next

September 13-21, 2014 - Flavors of Northern Italy


This amazing program introduces you to Italy in a way few people ever experience. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona's Roman Arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy's cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey. Offered by our travel partner Orbridge

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September 26 - October 4, 2014 - Autumn in America's Heartland


The leaves along the Mississippi River burst with fall colors and all year long the river provides its own magical wonders. Discover the beauty and marvels for yourself on a spectacular voyage exploring Autumn in America's Heartland aboard the American Queen.

January 14 - 24, 2015 - Polynesian Paradise


Swaying palm trees. Luxurious white-sand beaches. Crystal-clear turquoise waters. Welcome to paradise. Cruise the balmy South Seas and discover the wonders of French Polynesia as you explore the stunning islands of the South Pacific.

February 22-March 7, 2015 - Gauchos, Tangos & Tapas

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March 15-22, 2015 - Colorful Caribbean

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March 7 - 17, 2015 - Kenya: the Original Safari Destination


Arrive in Addis Ababa this morning and connect with your flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa. Upon arrival you are welcomed by your Classic Escapes expert driver/guide and escorted to your luxurious hotel. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure where you are free to settle in, relax and enjoy your fabulous resort.

April 15-29, 2015 - India: A Mosaic of Culture, Mysticism, and Wild Tigers


Arrive in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) where you are met and escorted to your home for the night, the Taj Mahal Hotel. Situated on a peninsula halfway up the west coast of India, Mumbai is India's economic powerhouse and home to more millionaires than any other city on the Indian sub-continent. As well as being the country's financial capital, Mumbai is also an important port, handling a third of all international trade, and a base for many of India's largest companies.

November 1-9, 2015 - Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation

Costa Rica

Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your accommodation, the Bougainvillea, where your evening is at leisure. Set among ten acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea, located at the outskirts of a pleasant residential area in San Jose, provides a quiet hideaway where guests can truly experience the world famous natural beauty of Costa Rica. The grounds of the hotel are spectacular – being surrounded by coffee plantations, citrus orchards and lush gardens provides an enticing setting for walking through the winding trails, tennis, or relaxing by the swimming pool. Each of the 83 rooms has twin double beds, tub or shower, and a separate seating area. The furniture is made of Costa Rican hardwoods and rooms have cable television. In addition, each room has a balcony offering marvelous views of the mountains on one side and the San José skyline on the other.

Travel Insurance

USI Insurance

Travel Insurance Select is one of the most complete travel insurance plans offered anywhere and a proud partner of the USU Alumni Association. It is a flexible plan giving you a choice of benefits and services. And you can use this link for any and all of your travel insurance needs, whether they be with the Alumni Association or not.

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