EXPERIENCES - a TJ's Travel Club for Seniors
Promoting Friendship & Memorable Life Experiences through Travel
TJ's Travel Club for Seniors was founded in 1984, by Jeff Reed, a retired Gerontologist. Jeff has traveled more than one million miles on escorted tours with senior citizens since then. We have chapters throughout the State of Arizona.
We offer hundreds of one, two and three day tours throughout the Southwest, and several Extended Tours and Cruises every year. The Travel Club has chapters in the Phoenix area, the East Valley and the Sun City area. If you would like to know more about our shorter tours, click on "Newsletter" in the banner at the top of the page. You can download the latest E edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter.
If you would like, you can download the latest E Edition of "Experiences", our monthly newsletter by clicking on the tab "Newsletter" at the top of this web page. You will be directed to a PDF file download of the latest E copy. Once downloaded, you can print the newsletter, or you can send it to friends and family.
In addition to providing various trips and tours for our club members, we also customize tours to Arizona and the Southwest for senior groups from around the world.
TJ's Travel Club offers 1, 2 and 3-day tours throughout the Southwest.
We travel, on average, 12 to 14 days each month, visiting interesting destinations throughout Arizona and neighboring States. The Travel Club also sponsors several Extended Tours and Cruises every year to destinations worldwide.
You can download the latest E-issue of the monthly newsletter "Experiences" at the top of this page. Just click on the banner "Newsletter" You can download or email the newsletter to friends!
Why not join us, learning first hand why "we are off our rockers and traveling the world!"
It's easy. Call us at (480) 497-2478. You can also email us at the address on the home page of this web site.
Lake Havasu Balloon Festival
January 15th-17th, 2015
$499 per person, double occupancy ... Call for Single Rate
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, on our way to Quartzsite for lunch on self. After lunch we’ll sightsee our way to beautiful Lake Havasu City! We’ll check into our hotel to freshen up before we head out to enjoy a little “club style” touring of the town. Later that evening we’ll enjoy dinner on self at Javalina Cantina—offering fantastic Sonoran style Mexican food and wildly creative margaritas! Thursday night specials are $3 Coronas and half priced appetizers like delicious Baja shrimp cocktails, nachos grande, chicken quesadillas and so much more. Weather permitting, we’ll relax on the large outdoor patio dining area with a stunning view of the world famous London Bridge and Bridgewater Channel.
Day Two: Breakfast is included at the hotel, but we’ll make it a quick one, because we are headed to the heart of the fairgrounds and the VIP SkyBox. Fenced off with ample chairs, and strategically located on the balloon field, the SkyBox places us in the center of the action during all launches and the evening Balloon Glow! We’ll enjoy ring side seating for the spectacular mass ascension and a fabulous hot breakfast buffet. Afterward, we’ll browse the vendor booths and relax while watching the day’s entertainment and shows. We’ll be right there for the afternoon mass ascension and later the incredible Glow Spectacular, one of the most dramatic events of the balloon festival; when the pilots ignite the burners of their tethered balloons simultaneously, and the colorful balloons glow like enormous holiday ornaments. We’ll end our day with a delicious dinner, included, in the VIP Club, prepared by a variety of local restaurants. Our buses will be available throughout the day to shuttle Clubbies to and from the hotel.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, included, and then it’s bags out and we’ll head for one of Arizona’s most interesting ghost towns—Oatman! This crazy town began as a mining tent camp, over 100 years ago, but quickly became a flourishing gold mining center in 1915, when two miners struck a ten million dollar gold find! Mining in Oatman was short lived, but Oatman survived by catering to travelers on old U.S. Route 66. The town nearly died when the route became what is now Interstate 40! Today tame burros roam the streets, descendants of the early mining burros. We’ll check out the Oatman Hotel, where Clark Gable and Carol Lombard honeymooned in 1939 and we’ll enjoy a little lunch on self. Then it’s back on the bus, as we head for home, with plenty of great sightseeing along the way!
This is a tour that your travel club offers every year. Watch your newsletter for a detailed itinerary.