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International travel just got easier. "As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight." 

There are only a few spaces left on our December trip on the Danube. Links below, plus 2023 trips to Egypt, South Africa, and the river trip on the Rhine and Moselle. We're thinking ahead to 2024 as well. Here are some ideas: Croatia yacht cruise, Morocco, train trip through Switzerland, Historic France (80th anniversary of D-Day), Australia and New Zealand. 

Dolores Dyer, Travel ChairEmail Dolores Dyer.

Zoom travel meeting getting closer! At 1 p.m. on Friday, July 22, we'll do a Zoom travel meeting with Jay from Colette Travel. Click this link to register, and invite family and friends! We'll talk about the Danube cruise (only a few spaces left!), Treasures of Egypt, South Africa, Shades of Ireland, Magical Rhine and Moselle and other travel possibilities. See the listings below. 

Message from Dolores

For more travel news see Dolores Talks TravelEmail Dolores Dyer. 

2022 Travel

Islands of New England

2022 August: Islands of New England

Beautiful scenery, majestic mansions, local seafood. Optional post-trip to Boston. Aug. 26-Sept. 2. Dolores Dyer will be your UC Travel escort. Visit this link:  www.collettevacations.com/link/1063056

2022 September: Canadian Rockies by Train

Starting in Vancouver and ending in Calgary. Panoramic views of mountain ranges. Beautiful turn-of-the-century hotels in Lake Louise and Banff. Sept. 4-12. Visit this link: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1046225

2022 October: Cuba Discovery

Highlights of Havana, Vinales and the Pinar del Rio. Departs Oct. 17. See: UC Retirees Travel.

2022 November: Chile & Argentina - Andes to Patagonia

Two departure dates. See: UC Retirees Travel.

Christmas on the Danube

2022 December: Christmas on the Danube 

Features a 6-night Danube River cruise. Dec. 2-10. Explore charming Christmas markets and see Europe dressed in its holiday best. A chance to buy once in a lifetime Christmas gifts! Your UC Travel Escort will be Dolores Dyer. Visit this link:  gateway.gocollette.com/link/1055724

2023 Travel

2023 January: Treasures of Egypt

January 12 - 23. Cairo, Luxor, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Nile River Cruise, Aswan, Philae Temple, Giza, Pyramids, Sphinx, more! Visit this link: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1107489

South Africa harbor scene

2023 February: South Africa          

February 5 through 19. Includes Kruger National Park, Capetown and vineyards. Optional pre-trip to Dubai and post-trip to Victoria Falls. Visit this link: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1076610  

2023 March: Japan's Cultural Treasures

Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone and more. Optional pre-trip to Tokyo. See: UC Retirees Travel

2023 April: Shades of Ireland

April 24 through May 2. Dublin, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Derry and Belfast. Visit this link:  gateway.gocollette.com/link/1088433  

Rhine and Moselle River Cruise

2023 August: Magical Rhine and Moselle Rivers

August 27 - September 4. Amsterdam, 7-night river cruise, Strasbourg. Visit this link: gateway.gocollette.com/link/1098560

2023 September: Untamed Iceland

Gorgeous waterfalls, geysers, lagoons and more. See: UC Retirees Travel

2023 Dates to Come: American Music Cities

Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. Beignets and jazz, touring Graceland or following in the footsteps of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Wait for dates and a link in March 2022.   

2023 Dates to Come: Finland and the Arctic Northern Lights  

Features Lapland, a stay in a Finnish log cabin, sauna, a trek to the northern lights, and a dog sled experience. Wait for dates and a link in March 2022.   

Any questions just email me ddyer44@verizon.net. Dolores Dyer

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