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.
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks
July 12th-15th Tuesday-Friday
$529 (Based upon Double Occupancy)
Here’s a fresh spin on a Travel Club annual trek. We’re on our way to Mesquite, Nevada, located just 80 miles east of Las Vegas, on the Nevada/Utah border. We’ll make the Virgin River Casino Resort our headquarters for the next three nights. The hotel rooms are cozy, and we’ve included dinner all three nights and breakfast all three mornings. Best of all, Bryce Canyon and Zion, both breathtaking National Parks, are just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away!
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee and goodies, on our way to Kingman to enjoy lunch on self at Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner, a true Travel Club favorite! After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’ll hightail it for Mesquite, Nevada and the Virgin River Casino Resort. We’ll get checked into our rooms, and after a refresh we’ll gather again for dinner, included, at the award winning Sierra’s Buffet. This is quite a spread, offering a fresh salad bar, several different entrée choices and delicious side dishes, along with a nice array of tempting desserts. After dinner we’ll have a free evening, and Virgin River Casino Resort offers a super-affordable bowling alley and free entertainment in the lounge.
Day Two: A delicious hot buffet breakfast is included at the hotel, and then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Zion National Park! Zion is a spectacular cliff and canyon landscape and wilderness, full of wonders—including Kolob Arch, the world’s largest natural arch, with a span that measures 310 feet. Zion is rich with beautiful colors, breathtaking scenery and wildlife such as mule deer, golden eagles and mountain lions. We’ll spend a little time familiarizing ourselves with the area at the visitor’s center and then we’ll tour Zion from the comfort of a tram. Hop on and off as you wish, and later we’ll enjoy a nice lunch on self, at one of the two restaurants at Zion. Late in the afternoon we’ll return to our hotel and after a refresh, we’ll gather again at Sierra’s, for the fabulous dinner spread, along with New York steaks grilled to order, and it’s all included! Later we’ll enjoy a free evening and there’s plenty to do in Mesquite.
Day Three: Once again, we’ll enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet, included at the hotel, and then it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for Bryce Canyon National Park. The beauty of Bryce Canyon is beyond description. It has been called “a cave without a ceiling, a forest of stone.” We’ll tour Bryce from the comfort of our own bus, and we’ll all enjoy a delicious lunch on self, at Ruby’s Inn—where we’ll have two restaurants to choose from and their menus offer something for everyone. Bryce Canyon is a series of natural amphitheaters, with thousands of multi-colored rock pinnacles called “hoodoos.” We’ll travel the 20-mile paved highway along the rim, overlooking magnificent views of the natural structures that were carved by erosion into graceful forms that glow with various colors. Late in the afternoon we’ll return to our hotel and after a refresh, we’ll sit down to dinner, included, at Sierra’s, where the menu changes daily. Later we’ll enjoy a free evening. For the gamblers in our group, consider jumping back on the bus for a little casino hopping!
Day Four: Once again, we’ll enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, included at the hotel, and then it’s bags out and we're back on the bus and headed home. We’ll enjoy lots of great sightseeing and stops along the way! This is an unforgettable tour that always fills very quickly, so don’t hesitate to call in your reservations!