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.
At Hannagan Meadow Lodge
In Arizona’s beautiful White Mountains
October 10th-12th, 2016 $549 Double Occupancy, per person
We are very excited to announce that CAMP TJ Fall 2016 will be held at beautiful Hannagan Meadow Lodge! Remotely situated in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, and at the north end of the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway, Hannagan Meadow is one of the most beautiful settings in the state of Arizona. We’re hoping to have timed our stay for peak fall color in Arizona’s magnificent White Mountains! The lodge itself has a fascinating history, having been built in 1926 after Governor Hunt issued a permit for a store, service station, cabins and a restaurant to be built in celebration of the opening of the Springerville-to-Clifton Highway, then route 666—the Coronado Scenic Byway. This area is otherwise off-limits to commercial development, and after numerous upgrades since 1926, Hannagan Meadow Lodge still sits in the middle of magnificent nowhere. The Lodge itself is nice and cozy, with eight lovely rooms and several surrounding cabins. We’ve booked the whole resort for CAMP TJ Fall 2016 and we’ve included plenty of great food, cocktail hours and loads of heart-stopping, jaw-dropping sightseeing.
Day One: We’ll leave the Valley with a stop for coffee & goodies, on our way to enjoy lunch on self at The Red Onion, a true Travel Club favorite. The Red Onion is famous in Arizona’s high country for their chargrilled burgers and home-style chili. After lunch it’s back on the bus and we’re headed for the Hannagan Meadow Lodge, our headquarters for the next two nights. After checking into our rooms and cabins, we’ll take some time for a refresh before gathering for Happy Hour and a fabulous BBQ dinner and it’s all included. After dinner we’ll enjoy a free evening and some always fun CAMP TJ camaraderie!
Day Two: Breakfast served buffet-style is included at the lodge—plenty of hot coffee, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes and more. After breakfast we’ll jump back on the bus to explore fall leaves on the Coronado Trail, a scenic byway that is said to be the most beautiful road in Arizona. We’ll travel this forest highway—an ancient byway that began as a foot-path for Native Americans, and went on to become a horse-trail for Spanish Conquistadors. Over the centuries the well-trod Coronado Trail was used by early pioneers, many nomadic tribes, hunters and trappers, outlaws, ranchers and lumberjacks. Early afternoon we’ll grab a light lunch, included, then it’s back to our whirlwind high country adventure through Arizona’s White Mountains. Late afternoon we’ll return to the lodge for a refresh before we gather again for Happy Hour, followed by another great dinner at the lodge, and it’s all included.
Day Three: Again, a delicious hot breakfast buffet is included at the lodge. After breakfast it’s bags out, and we’re back on the bus, headed for home. We’ll enjoy a scenic loop tour back to the Valley taking us through the Salt River Canyon, a 2,000 foot-deep river canyon, so gorgeous and loaded with history that it is often referred to as the Little Grand Canyon. This stretch of highway is broad and well-paved offering some of the most dramatic views ever seen from a bus window! We’ll eventually make our way into Globe, where we’ll stop for lunch on self at Guayo’s Mexican Restaurant, a real favorite in the Travel Club. After lunch it’s back on the bus, and we’ll hightail it for home with plenty more great sights to enjoy along the way.
Space is limited for this fantastic tour, and CAMP TJ always fills quickly! Don’t wait to call in your reservations!