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.
Monument Valley in the Springtime
May 11th-13th,2016 Wednesday thru Friday
$530 (Double Occupancy)
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies on our way to enjoy lunch on self at Cameron Trading Post. A haven for travelers since 1916, this trading post boasts an expansive dining room, with a huge stone fireplace and tall picture windows, offering a view of the Little Colorado River Gorge. We’ll enjoy the atmosphere and also a large menu that runs from burgers to salads, and includes local favorites, such as Navajo tacos and stews. After lunch it’s back on the bus, as we head for Kayenta, Arizona, where we’ll check into the Hampton Inn, our headquarters for the next two nights. After a refresh, we’ll head over to Amigo Café for dinner on self. A favorite with the locals, Amigo Café offers an extensive menu of traditional Mexican dishes along with several American favorites.
Day Two: Breakfast is included at the hotel, and then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Monument Valley! We’ll do a little club-style touring of this breathtaking region, spend some time at the fascinating visitor center, and we’ll enjoy a brown bag lunch, packed with goodies. After lunch we’ll pile into jeeps to begin a 2.5 hour guided tour. We’ll travel more than 30 miles of secluded back-country to discover the restricted areas of Monument Valley—a sacred homeland to the Navajo, who are the Keepers of Monument Valley. We’ll learn about the history of the Anasazis, early Native American peoples, famously known for their petroglyphs, pictographs and their spectacular cliff dwellings. We’ll visit all of the famous monoliths of Monument Valley—The Mittens, John Ford’s Point, Three Sisters, North Window, Totem Pole, Yei Bi Cheis and Artist’s Point. These are the real life backdrops for Hollywood Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers, How The West Was Won, and so many more! Plenty of water will be provided, but be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and sun screen, and dress in layers. Afterwards we’ll head back to Kayenta to enjoy a free evening.
Day Three: After breakfast, included, at the hotel, it’s bags out and we’re headed for charming downtown Flagstaff, for lunch on self, at the restaurant of your choice. The historic streets of downtown Flagstaff are full of great little restaurants, interesting shops, and coffee houses—offering us a nice opportunity to stretch our legs before jumping back on the bus headed for home. This tour fills quickly and hotel rooms are hard to come by. Don’t hesitate to call in your reservations!