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.
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Arizona’s Ultimate Fall Leaves Driving Tour!
September 28th thru 30th, 2014, Sunday-Tuesday
..........................................$399 (Double Occupancy)
More breathtaking and remote than the South Rim, the North Rim shines with golden aspen during the fall season. This is the ultimate Arizona Fall Leaves Driving Tour!
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, as we head north for lunch on self at beautiful and historic Cameron Trading Post. After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’ll continue north to our turnoff at Bitter Springs, where the ride really gets interesting. We’ll stop for a photo-op at Navajo Bridge, now a pedestrian walkway, offering incredible views of the Colorado River and then we’ll head to Cliff Dwellers Lodge, and after checking in, we’ll gather for our own Happy Hour. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening and dinner on self at the Cliff Dwellers Restaurant, offering a view of the Vermilion Cliffs, a crackling fire and a menu that has something for everyone.
Day Two: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self, at the hotel, and then it’s back on the bus and we’ll drive out of the dramatic Vermilion Cliffs, and into the lovely sandstone ledges and juniper pines of the Coconino National Forest. We’ll stop for a late morning cup of coffee and a gooey fresh baked cinnamon roll at Jacob Lake Inn on our climb towards the North Rim. Our drive will become more dramatic with every mile, beginning with stands of aspen offering gorgeous bursts of gold, leading to ancient spruces, firs, and pines, as we arrive at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon! With overlooks reaching 9,000 feet, autumn arrives at the North Rim before it settles on other canyons of the Southwest, and we think we’ll be there for the peak of the fall color—the full array of red, orange and gold, while the temperatures are still pleasant. We’ll visit the Rim’s most spectacular viewpoints, watch for bison herds, mule deer, wild turkeys, and Kaibab squirrels. We’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch on self, at the Grand Canyon Lodge patio—offering ring side seating for all of this great scenery. Late that afternoon, we’ll head back to the Lodge for our own Happy Hour, and then dinner on self at the Lodge restaurant.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy breakfast on self, at the hotel, then it’s bags out and we’ll head for home, with a stop for lunch on self and plenty of great sightseeing along the way. This is a great time to explore the North Rim, after the crowds fall off, at the peak of the fall color, and while the weather is still pleasant. Don’t miss out on this remarkable tour!