Thursday, December 24, 2009

Create Many Great Travel Memories

There are so many fun things to do over the holidays months.

One of my memories was tasting roasted chestnuts over the fire at the Miners Christmas in the the California Gold Country. Then we went on a Christmas Eve walking tour exploring the Twelve Nights of Christmas in this mining town with hot chocolate and homecooked food afterwards.  Have fun!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

~~ The FunTourGuru ~~

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ideas for Travelers to Remember Prescott & Scottsdale, Arizona

"You may find some real valuable 'gems' tucked away in hills;
when you take a day & explore not on your itinerary."

Ninth Commandment for All Travelers

IX. Thou canst be welcome in every land. Treat thy host with respect and thou shalt be an honored guest. 

My valuable gems this year was the community spirit of Prescott, a couple of hours north of the friendly Scottsdale, AZ.  The power of Twitter is when you actual-ly get to meet your new Twitter friends in person.  Both towns, Scottsdale and Prescott in Arizona is where I honestly discovered a community spirit within these areas. You don't have to go far, far away to see a different way of life.  To drive down that brand new road unfamiliar to you.... what a great feeling!  

I found friends, the best food, interesting museums, and learned something new; on a short vacation getaway.  Travel with me in 2010 ~ The FunTourGuru 

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tips for Travelers - Start a vacation savings now $20 per week.

"Howdy partner, great shoppin, eatin, hikin, and tourin, right here in sunny Arizona"

Eighth Commandment for All Travelers

VIII.  “Thou shalt carry Thy own Country’s Passport with thee at all times in a safe place, NOR shall ye pack it in thy suitcase, for it is said that a man without a Passport is a man without a country.”

Start planning your vacation now.  There are many deals available to you by planning ahead.  We may not be able to afford as many vacations right now, as many of us are still searching for work or getting back on our feet again. 

As you start working again, remember this tip and set aside $20 in the cookie jar every week, it will accumulate for that ONE special vacation you want next year.

Get ideas for independent vacations to Europe and USA using the web tool on our website and call us to help with planning.  Let's go!

~ Start Planning & Have Fun! The FunTourGuru

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Local Fun Getaways in San Jose, CA

Do you have that itch to go somewhere for fun this winter, still watching your personal budget?  Visit or re-visit the attraction close to home.  A #1 attraction in San Francisco bay area and Silicon Valley is the Winchester Mystery House. With local history and the mysterious haunted fun stories, it is fun for everyone of all ages.

This once was Sarah Winchester's (widow of William Winchester, yes of Winchester guns) personal residence and now on the National Register of Historic Places. (National Park Service)  If you have visited before, I recommend a return visit and take the "Behind the Scenes" Tour.

Find really fun itineraries and more information at San Francisco Bay Area Attractions.  This is one of the key attractions I include on local group tours.  Add wine tasting at J Lohr Tasting Room, 10 minutes away or one of the Santa Clara Valley Wineries (30 minutes south) after the Winchester Mystery House tour and you will have a great experience. 

It might have been when History Channel Show that made this attraction come to life. It is worthwhile to see.  A sample clip from the History Channel History Channel Show (produced by KPI).   

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