Mackinac Island. The Rose Parade. California wine country. San Antonio. Alaska. Hawaii. Bermuda. The Swiss Alps. London and Paris. The travel bug is alive and well!
Where to go next? There are just so many interesting possibilities that it’s a challenge to narrow it down. Not such a terrible quandary to have, is it?
Thankfully we have our Club 50 Advisory Board to help guide us. Karen and I have been meeting with several travel vendors, who have not only been sharing their goodies for 2014 and beyond but are also responding to our requests for trip info based on the most-favored ideas from our Board meeting in early May. We’re meeting with the Board again later this month to try and pin down our second Big Trip of 2014, and we already have several ideas for the rest of 2014 and even into 2015, which is Club 50’s 20th anniversary year.
But we also have all of you to help us: We have re-launched our trip surveys, and in addition to asking how a specific trip met your expectations, we have added a section for you to share your suggestions for day trips, overnight trips, and longer journeys. The response so far has been incredible. It has been interesting to see what are emerging as favorites … happily, most of them mirror the Board’s suggestions! In addition to 2014’s second big trip, we do know that we want to do an overnight in New York City – it has been awhile and it’s an overwhelming request. We also have a lot of interest in more Boston-related trips as well as day trips on a Saturday or a Sunday, so we’re going to look into those as well.
If you would like to chat further about trip ideas – or anything Club 50-related, for that matter -- please consider stopping by at one of our branch visits. Our first one on June 28 at the Bigelow branch was a lot of fun … some of our Nantucket travelers visited to reminisce about our wonderful time (see the Featured Photo below for more) and several Advisory Board alums and their spouses stopped by to say hi. And as of press time we were set to visit the Nonantum branch on July 5. Also this month we will visit the Warrendale branch (729 Main Street, Watertown) on Thursday, July 11, as well as the Waverley Square branch (30 Church Street, Belmont) on Thursday, July 25. Hope to see you!