About Me

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

LIFETravels: What We're Working on for 2015

The LIFE Travels Committee is working on a number of trips for 2015, and we’d like to bring you up-to-date on the plans.

Please note that all of these trips are under negotiation. We’re hoping that all of them will go, but at this point there are no guarantees. But do pencil in the approximate dates!

In the second half of March we’re negotiating a trip to Costa Rica for 15 days or so. This will have a combination of hiking and relaxing, including time at a hot springs resort. We will visit a number of the national parks for which Costa Rica is justly famous, as well as volcanoes and a cloud forest. We should have details of this one within the next month.

Next, we hope to have a 10-day visit to Bruges in late April. Bruges is possibly the best preserved medieval town in Europe, and we’ll have time to explore it thoroughly. While there, we will also see the best of Flanders, including its Canadian connections.

Another trip, maybe in May, would be to New York City for 6 days or so. One possibility is that this may have an emphasis on art.

In late August / early September it’s a 2-week exploration of the Canadian Maritimes with their spectacular coastlines, picturesque villages and distinctive culture, including the Bay of Fundy, Anne of Green Gables, and of course the Cabot Trail.

And for November we’re working on a trip of 21 days or so to Vietnam and Cambodia. This would include Hanoi, Halong, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong, and Angkor Wat.

In addition, we may also include one or two shorter, more local trips during 2015.

Thinking way ahead to early 2016, we’re looking at the possibility of going back to Cuba for 10 days or so in Feb/March, as well as repeating our recent highly successful trip to China (22 or 24 days).

Still to come in 2014:

NEW!  There will be a 3-day bus trip to Southwestern Ontario which will include birding and nature walks, Pelee Island Winery, Pelee National Park, archaeological and cultural sites, and a black history museum. Full details and costs will be available very soon. Dates are September 15-17.

Please note: The LIFE Travels to Sicily trip in October is now full.