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Mar 11 – 20, 2018 – Discover 3 distinct lands that blend into a peaceful community which loves to receive visitors. I did this fun escape on my own last year and present it now for you who want to travel outside the box of typical tourist destinations (see my blog below). It’s such an easy journey with just 2 short internal flights but you’ll feel you’ve ventured into two different worlds!
April 27 – May 5, 2018 Immerse yourself in the land of windmills and tulips in the Netherlands where everyone pedals. Imagine meandering scenic country roads with 20 AFSers into medieval village squares. We fill our water bottles from a fountain, graze on Dutch delicacies and explore the local scene. Back to our boat each night, we only unpack once. The new craze is called “Slow Travel” to really experience the culture, landscapes and people. It’s so easy on marked paths flat as pancakes and peak season of April is the best time to go with fields of flowers bursting in rainbow colors.
May 12 – 20, 2018 – Join us on our Active Adventure as we ascend deep into the Andes and discover magical natural wonders. Our past 4 groups loved hiking over ancient stones into the misty Sacred Valley. Words can’t describe the surreal early morning drama of entering the majesty of the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu and terraced ruins of the Lost City of the Incas! The 500-year-old trail provides countless photos ops of stunning landscapes and colorful Andean villages.
May 11 – 20, 2018 – Good journeys make us good story tellers and OH! the stories you will tell after visiting not one, but two countries in West Africa! East Africa has been overdone for most AFSers. Expand your horizons with passport stamps to both Senegal and The Gambia. Enjoy fabulous beaches, nightlife and vibrant markets. Famous for its cuisines and music, it’s one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite locales to chew and drink. Not many AFSers can boast they’ve toured these two amazing destinations!
June 23 – July 1, 2018 – Need some vacation therapy in Europe’s Crown Jewels with the Alps at your feet? Come step into a fairy-tale land that most people only dream about. This is huge if you want variety, with four distinct cultures, languages, cuisines, city squares and nature. Each so near, yet so full of contrasts. Follow us as we delve into the historical wonders of Munich Germany, Innsbruck Austria, Vaduz Liechtenstein, Lucerne Switzerland and dozens of charming villages in between.
July 3 – 12, 2018 – What a unique and thrilling dual-destination this adventure is – with the wildest animals in the bush and stunning beaches in a tropical paradise. It’s three different worlds in one vacation for our AFS Africaholics to restore your sense of wonder.
Aug 6 – 14, 2018 Our ‘AFS Africaholics’ love wildlife and that’s why our safaris over 30 years are always a sell-out. Join Terry and me on this unique adventure that combines two countries in one vacation with expert planning and no prep on your part – no shots, no visas and malaria free. You’ll get so up close and personal with animals. It’s a photographer’s dream in the wild bush of Africa and a joyful experience at Namibian animal sanctuary.
Sept 2 – 9, 2018 With all the Peruvian highlights packed into this one AFS adventure, you’ll have compelling stories to tell for years to come. It’s all about mountain majesty, colorful cultures, amazing wildlife, a treasure trove of ruins and sacred wonders. We’ve sent a dozen groups to Peru, but added more to explore on this escape.
Sept 20 – 29, 2018 Imagine sailing around this perfect sun dazzled coast lying on the deck of the world’s tallest ship, the luxurious Royal Clipper. Only the movement of the wind stirs the 42 flapping sails on its 5 masts. Glide silently into the fairytale city of Dubrovnik. The night before sailing from Venice, you stood on this deck under the stars as you watched those sails unfurl to the crescendo of classical music. I saw a grown man cry here. The emotion of that sight alone made you realize, life is meant to be lived!