Travel

Travel 2018-10-19T17:54:22+00:00

Travel

One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.

— Henry Miller

Travel with like-minded, lifelong explorers and spend just a day or an entire week discovering amazing things about the world around us. Whether it is a “behind-the-scenes” visit to an artist’s studio, a hike through a southern Arizona riparian habitat in search of elusive warblers, a journey through history following the trail of Spanish missionaries or an in-depth cultural immersion in lands beyond our own, join us and engage the world, you never know what you will find!

Sandhill Snowbirds #1 | SOLD OUT | call 742-6455 x 228 to be wait listed

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 7:30am-5pm | $99 members | $120 general public

No one ever forgets their first sight, nor sound, of quite literally thousands of Sandhill Cranes filling the wide-open skies above Sulphur Springs Valley. These majestic birds fly with their long necks and legs fully extended, chorusing a wild-sounding guttural bugle in flight. The Cranes are winter visitors to the area, “snowbirds” if you will, and gather to feed on corn stubble and other grain waste. On this daylong birding trip with guide Lynn Hassler, we visit Whitewater Draw to meet Cranes coming back from early morning feeding forays, and to check out the local waterfowl. Sulphur Springs is also a good spot for wintering raptors. Cost of the trip includes transportation, guide services and boxed lunch.

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Sandhill Snowbirds #2 | SOLD OUT | call 742-6455 x 228 to be wait listed

Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 7:30am-5pm | $99 members | $120 general public

No one ever forgets their first sight, nor sound, of quite literally thousands of Sandhill Cranes filling the wide-open skies above Sulphur Springs Valley. These majestic birds fly with their long necks and legs fully extended, chorusing a wild-sounding guttural bugle in flight. The Cranes are winter visitors to the area, “snowbirds” if you will, and gather to feed on corn stubble and other grain waste. On this daylong birding trip with guide Lynn Hassler, we visit Whitewater Draw to meet Cranes coming back from early morning feeding forays, and to check out the local waterfowl. Sulphur Springs is also a good spot for wintering raptors. Cost of the trip includes transportation, guide services and boxed lunch.

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Desert Artists: Discovering Historic Rancho Linda Vista

Thursday, December 6 | 9am-4pm | $115 members | $135 general public

In 1967 a group of artists decided to create a community in the desert in which to live and create. Led by Charles Littler, the group settled in the perfect space in the foothills of the Catalinas near the town of Oracle, renovating an old cattle/guest ranch to meet their needs.

Since the beginning, Rancho Linda Vista has been a haven for artists, designers, writers and thinkers and their families, a place to share ideas and immerse themselves in the creative process. Resident clay artist and founding member Joy Fox McGrew is our guide for this very special visit. Touring both gallery and work spaces, we’ll be meeting with other residents such as Andrew Rush, Emily Duwel, Judith Stewart and Chuck Sternberg throughout the morning, and get a look at RLV’s annual Christmas Exhibition. After a break for lunch, we’ll delve into the history of Oracle with a tour of the Oracle Historical Society and Acadia Ranch Museum with site manager Sternberg. Cost includes transportation and lunch at the Oracle Patio Café.

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Cultural and Ecological Explorations among the Mayo

March 7-13, 2019 | $2275 per person/double occupancy | $550 single supplement | a $500 deposit secures your spot

Join us this spring for a journey through the land of the Mayo as we explore the cultural traditions of southern Sonora with folk historian and naturalist Jesús García as our guide and interpreter. Combining the best elements of a cultural tour and a natural history voyage we’ll visit the Mayo village of Júpare to observe their celebrations for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season, experience a Sonoran culture fair, bird the mangrove estuary of Yávaros, and explore the colonial city of Alamos, a members only ed-venture not to be missed, and clearly not one you will soon forget. Hosted by South of the Border Tours in conjunction with the Heard Museum Guild.

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Hopi Arts, Hopi Culture | SOLD OUT | call 742-6455 x 228 to be wait listed

May 10-13, 2019 | $1575 per person/double occupancy | $300 single supplement | a $275 deposit secures your spot

In this members only tour, we’re on the road to the land of the Hopi where culture and tradition are rooted in the landscape. Along the way we will enjoy the company of Southwest scholar and second-generation Indian art dealer Mark Bahti. With his lifelong connections, Mark will introduce us to silversmiths, potters, basket weavers and katsinam carvers working in both historical and contemporary ways who will share with us their art, their lives and their rich cultural heritage. And, we’ve planned this departure over the Mother’s Day weekend to improve our chances of witnessing the very special celebrations that may be taking place in many of the villages. Hosted by South of the Border Tours in conjunction with the Heard Museum Guild.

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