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Tue, 06/26/2018

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Just a thought… One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. [Henry Miller]

Well, with so many people talking about and anticipating vacations over the next few months, this couldn’t be more timely. Today’s journal will let you do a little dreaming. Our good friend and travel guru Gerry Koolhof at New Wave Travel contacted us a couple of weeks ago to tell us about a gathering tomorrow night in Yorkville that I think you might want to know about, even if you are still just dreaming at this point.
As you may have read or heard, my pal Mike Cooper and I and our travel companions are hosting a European river cruise next April. It’s with Ama Waterways and it’s the Tulip Time cruise which explores the spring beauty of the Netherlands and Belgium.
If you’re familiar with cruising, but have never taken a river cruise, you’re in for a treat. It’s a very intimate experience with a group of like-minded people, and you just might make friendships that’ll last a lifetime!
Unlike many ocean cruises, on this Ama river cruise, excursions are included. There’s free Wi-Fi on board, as well as a computer for internet access. Wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary with lunch and dinner and the Sip & Sail cocktail hour. 
It’s a seven-day adventure departing Amsterdam on April 5, 2019 and navigating Dutch and Belgian waterways. You’ll have a chance to experience colourful canals, whimsical windmills and medieval art and architecture.
Staterooms are filling up fast, but you can learn more at a special reception being held tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville from 6 to 8 pm. Our friend Gerry Koolhof and other cruise specialists will be there to answer all of your questions about this spectacular adventure.
But you need to let Gerry know that you’ll be coming (so he can plan enough chairs, wine and snacks!). You can reach him at
See you in the spring – and come back here tomorrow for some more immediate travel news. Wish we could be in TO for the gathering tomorrow night, but we’ll be there in spirit and we’ll see you next April! Soon just nine months away….

Erin DavisTue, 06/26/2018