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, Ph.D retired. 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.
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.
The 31st Annual Boat Parade of Lights in Lake Havasu City
December 6th-8th, 2013 Friday thru Sunday
$499 (Double Occupancy)
Day One: We’re on our way to lovely Lake Havasu City for the 31st Annual Boat Parade of Lights and so much more! We’ll stop for the usual coffee & goodies, and travel to Lake Havasu for lunch on self, before checking into the luxurious Nautical Inn Resort. We’ll spend the next two nights in the spacious cove suites, overlooking beautiful Lake Havasu. We’ll enjoy an early dinner on self, at our hotel, and then the holiday season really kicks-off in Lake Havasu City with the Boat Parade of Lights! The waterfront is decked out with more than one million twinkling lights and then over 50 brightly decorated boats will parade along the Bridgewater Channel for approximately 1 ½ hours. Hotel guests are invited to view this spectacular show from the comfort of the large resort patio, complete with outdoor seating, a sprawling overhead canopy and umbrella heaters (should they be needed.) Save room for dessert because we’ve ordered everyone a s’mores kit to toast over the fire pits while enjoying the show!
Day Two: Breakfast is on self at the hotel, and then we’re off to meet Captain Kenny and set off on our Bluewater Jet Boat Tour, which takes us up the mighty Colorado River, through the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, all the way to the northern end of magnificent Topock Gorge! The Bluewater Jet Boat offers plenty of enclosed seating, an outdoor viewing deck, restrooms, and a snackbar. Along the way we’ll enjoy a narrated tour covering the history of the area, from Indian legends to the story of the Paddle Wheeler era, right up until the dams were built. On our 50 mile journey we’ll look for desert big horn sheep, wild burro, coyote, a huge variety of water fowl and other birds, along with abundant plant life. We’ll be back in Havasu in time for lunch on self and our meeting with Jan Kassies, director of guest services at the Lake Havasu City Convention and Visitors Services and our docent for the London Bridge Historic Walking Tour! We’ll learn how the world’s most famous bridge came to its unlikely home in Arizona, and its fascinating history that really goes all the way back to 1163. Jan’s a cool guy, a former educator in the Netherlands, with a love of history. He really brings the story of the London Bridge to life! Later we’ll have plenty of time for a refresh at our hotel before we head out for early bird traditional Italian dinner at La Dolce Vita, offering six different entrees, with a choice of soup or salad, a glass of house wine and it’s all included! After this fun filled day we’ll head back to our hotel, where the boats will be parading again for their second and final night. We’ll enjoy a free evening and maybe rejoin the party on the patio!
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self at the hotel, and then it’s bags out and we’ll head for home with plenty of great stops along the way. This is going to be a fantastic tour, offered at a great price! Don’t be a Grinch, come with us!