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.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend In Los Angeles!
November 27th-30th, 2014
$789 (Double Occupancy) $246 (Single Supplement)
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to enjoy lunch on self in Palm Springs. After lunch we’ll jump back on the bus headed for Los Angeles, California and the historic Sportsmen’s Lodge, offering loads of old-Hollywood glamour! The Sportsmen’s Lodge has recently undergone a multi-million dollar indoor and outdoor renovation. Once a trout-fishing destination for celebrities, The Sportsmen’s Lodge sat near the Hollywood Trout Farms fishing lake. Hollywood A-listers , such as Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, enjoyed the unique “bait to plate” dinner experience. One minute they were reeling in their prize catch and the next it was perfectly prepared for them by the talented chefs at River Rock Restaurant. We’ll check into our hotel, and after a refresh we’ll head to the Lodge’s onsite event center, with its sprawling gardens and lavish ballrooms—to enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving spread served buffet style, surrounded by the beauty of waterfalls, ponds and greenery. Dinner is included and later we’ll enjoy free evening.
Day Two: A delicious hot breakfast, ordered off the menu, is included at the hotel. After breakfast it’s back on the bus and we’ll make our way to the remarkable J. Paul Getty Museum, better known as The Getty. Jean Paul Getty, an American industrialist was once named the world’s richest private citizen, and Fortune magazine named him the richest living American in 1957. Although he had a reputation as a miser, Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities— his collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum, that along with the approximately $2.7 billion from his estate, that was left to the museum after his death. We’ll tour the world’s wealthiest art institution, which sprawls across 750 magnificent acres and is visited by 1.3 million tourists annually. Later in the afternoon, we’ll make our way to the iconic, 100 year-old Santa Monica Pier, to enjoy a delicious dinner on self, at your choice of restaurants. Although the pier offers several fantastic restaurants, our group seems to be particularly drawn to Bubba Gump’s Fish Company, where we can enjoy a delicious dinner and the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.
Day Three: Again, a delicious hot breakfast, ordered off the menu, is included at the hotel. After breakfast it’s back on the bus and we’ll begin our whirlwind driving tour of L.A.’s most iconic landmarks! We’ll visit Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, we’ll cruise Wilshire Boulevard and Sunset Strip, and swing by Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park and Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. We’ll make our way into downtown L.A. and explore Olvera Street and China Town and we’ll head over to the famous Farmer’s Market for a delicious lunch on self. We’ll see Walt Disney Concert Hall—the new home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a wonder of modern architecture and acoustics. We’ll also visit La Brea Tar Pits, the world’s most famous ice age fossil excavation site—located in the heart of Los Angeles! Late in the afternoon we’ll make our way back to the hotel to enjoy dinner on self and a free evening.
Day Four: Again, a delicious hot breakfast, ordered off the menu, is included at the hotel. After breakfast it’s bags out and we’re headed for home, with plenty of great stops along the way. Our L.A. Tour is always very popular and it fills quickly, so don’t wait to call in your reservations!