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.
Thanksgiving in Bisbee
November 26th - 28th, 2016
Room with a King Bed $475 - Per person, double occupancy
Room with two Queen Beds $525 per person, double occupancy
Thanksgiving in Bisbee had been an annual tradition in the Travel Club up until two years ago, when we decided to
explore other destinations; namely Los Angeles and Palm Springs. After carefully considering the 2015 holiday trips & tours, we decided to go back to Bisbee and the historic Copper Queen Hotel. Bisbee never needs an excuse to throw a party, and they go all out Thanksgiving weekend!
Day One: We’ll travel to Bisbee on Thanksgiving Day, and our first stop will be for coffee and goodies. Later we’ll grab a light lunch on self, saving room for our big holiday dinner! Upon arrival in Bisbee, we’ll check into the historic Copper Queen Hotel, we’ll take some time to refresh and then gather again in the hotel dining room. The Copper Queen is famous for their fabulous Thanksgiving buffet—a traditional turkey and ham dinner, along with seafood Newburg and all the side dishes; mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, Caesar salad, rolls and butter, plenty of pie and so much more! Later we’ll enjoy a free evening around this famously haunted hotel.
Day Two: We’ll enjoy coffee and muffins at the hotel, included. For serious breakfast eaters, there are several great little restaurants nearby for breakfast on self. Later we’ll set out on the 33rd annual Bisbee Historic Home & Building Tour, entitled “Hidden Treasures.” We’ll stay together on our bus to explore a wide variety of homes and public buildings on this year’s tour. Bisbee was once the richest and largest community in the west, thanks to its rich mineral deposits. This led to the construction of many buildings, using several different architectural styles that are now historic and considered to be very special. Volunteer docents will be onsite to explain the features of the homes and share some of the history. We’ll also spend some time exploring historic downtown Bisbee, where we’ll enjoy lunch on self, at the restaurant of your choice. Bisbee has many great restaurants to choose from, along with several art galleries, interesting book shops, cozy coffee houses, antique stores and so much more. Later we’ll enjoy dinner on self and a free evening. There’s always plenty going on in downtown Bisbee, and we’ll be right there in the middle of the holiday merriment.
Day Three: We’ll enjoy coffee and muffins at the hotel, included. Again, some of you serious breakfast eaters might enjoy breakfast on self at a nearby restaurant. After breakfast, we’ll gather again to explore the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum—not just any small town museum—this National Registered Landmark was once the headquarters for the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, later to be known as Phelps Dodge Corporation. Although the mines closed in the 1970’s, the town’s legacy has been preserved not only in its architecture, but in the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum—a prestigious member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Affiliations Program. Now that we’ve seen how it was done, we’ll head over to the Queen Mine Tour, get into our hard hats, headlamps and slickers and head into the mine. Retired Phelps Dodge employees will lead us 1,500 feet underground and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and dramas. Later we’ll begin our journey back to the Valley, with a stop for lunch on self at a true Travel Club favorite, the German Café in Sierra Vista. After lunch we’ll continue home with lots of great stops and sights along the way. Our Thanksgiving in Bisbee Tour is always a great success, and it fills quickly. Don’t wait to call in your reservations!