ASTEF Spring Travel Survey-Extended Stay
ASTEF hopes to offer an extended trip to her members and guests. To gain a better understanding and idea as to where people would like to travel, please complete the Travel Survey by April 21, 2019.
Results will be reported on the website and a possible trip opportunity will be presented at convention. Don’t delay, make your opinion count today!
All trips being considered are Road Scholar trips due to their popularity with our past travelers. To learn more about each trip, consult their website (
). Prices may vary.
Please tell us when you would like to travel by selecting your first choice:
Trip 1 - Scenic Railroads of Arizona: Sedona and the Grand Canyon (Program #1083) - 6 days/5night/13 meals
Experience the wonders of Sedona and the Grand Canyon via two historic railways as you join experts to learn about the local history, culture and charm of these iconic landscapes.
The wonders of Sedona and the Grand Canyon are well known, but few visit these locales via scenic and historic railway. In Sedona, ride the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s rim country along the wild and scenic Verde River. Later in the week, embark on an overnight adventure to Grand Canyon National Park via the historic Grand Canyon Railway. Throughout your journey gain insights into regional lore as you explore this breathtaking part of northern Arizona.
Highlights of the trip include: narrated exploration of Sedona’s best-loved sights and red-rock vistas, travel through dramatic Oak Creek Canyon on your way to historic Williams for embarkation on the Grand Canyon Railway excursion, and stay overnight at a Grand Canyon lodge, explore historic village sites and absorb incomparable canyon views.
Trip 2 - Monumental D.C. (Program #12392) -5 days/4nights/10 meals
Explore Washington D.C. with experts and learn the stories behind the monuments, memorials and historic sites that pay testament to our national identity.
The capital of the United States is truly “monumental” as you’ll discover in this exciting experiential learning program with American Civics Center. Explore major monuments, memorials, museums and historic sites on and off the National Mall. Through seminars with memorial founders and policy experts, learn what Washington’s monuments tell about those who created them, the people and events they memorialize, their eras and how our nation’s sons and daughters are remembered. Daily discussions and field trips provide keen insights into historic and current issues.
Highlights of the trip include: delving into George Washington's life as a pioneering farmer, businessman, fearless soldier and leader at Mount Vernon, witnessing the changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery and visit the grave of President John F. Kennedy, and an introduction to the vibrant Washington, D.C. cultural and dining scene.
Trip 3 - Virginia, Mother of Presidents: Seven Historical Sites (Program #19969)– 6 days/5 nights/14 meals
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Virginia, exploring seven presidential homes, visiting national landmarks and enjoying traditional colonial food at the historic Michie Tavern.
Truly the “Mother of Presidents,” the state of Virginia is the birthplace of eight of the country’s chief executives. Seven of these Old Dominion natives were among the first twelve holders of the nation’s highest office. Explore with experts how the homes of these men reflect their personalities and the social norms of each man’s own era.
Highlights of the trip include: visiting the homes of seven former United States Presidents, including Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon and Jefferson’s masterpiece at Monticello, experience the beauty of the Virginia countryside from the mountains to the Tidewater region, and enjoy lunch at historic Michie Tavern, and meet one of the Founding Fathers in a lively interaction where you can ask questions and gain insights from a convincing historical interpreter.
Trip 4 - Out and About in Santa Fe: Art, Architecture, and Local Cuisine (Program #22407) – 6 days/5 nights/12 meals
With local experts, learn for yourself what makes Santa Fe “The City Different” on excursions to famous museums, striking cathedrals and traditional pueblo houses.
Nicknamed “The City Different,” Santa Fe boasts a fascinating mixture of art and architecture which set the city apart. With ample free time, explore the city on your own to discover its unique multicultural heritage, and enjoy the high-desert landscapes that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe’s mesmerizing paintings. Learn from local experts, and enjoy free time to sample traditional cuisine from award-winning chefs as you see for yourself what really makes Santa Fe different.
Highlights of the trip include: learning about Santa Fe’s unique blend of architecture, multicultural heritage and emphasis on the arts with field trips to Museum Hill and Chimayó, an international pilgrimage site, discover Native American art traditions on an expert-led excursion to the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, and expand your knowledge as an expert instructor teaches you about the life and art of the long-time Santa Fe resident Georgia O’Keeffe.
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