Arizona Museums – Canadian Rockies “Traincation” – Alaska Cruise

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How charming!  The clickety clack of the train over the rail while you share conversation and experience the West by Rail! This train journey aboard the World Famous Rocky Mountaineer takes you to the stunning mountain towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff, including a trip to the Columbia Icefields and a helicopter tour through the soaring peaks of the Rockies.  And while you are there you can check out the various places to return for your ski vacation, right!

ARIZONA – Travel in the USA

Arizona Museums  The state is best known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River and one amazing Natural Museum world-wide. Flagstaff is a ponderosa pine–covered mountain town and the major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park established to protect the cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: This renowned combination zoo, natural history museum, botanical garden and art gallery reflects the diverse flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert, featuring wildlife such as coyotes, bears and mountain lions in their natural settings and two aviaries; one for hummingbirds and the other for varied desert birds. The Museum combines 16 botanical gardens, wildlife exhibits, an art gallery, an aquarium, and more, making it a top value for an attraction.  The staff is friendly and helpful. A very nice volunteer at the entrance recommends the Raptor show and the animal show at the Oasis Theater – they are wonderful! Maps and signage are great, and the grounds are gorgeous. You’ll find this Museum in Tucson.

Mount Lemmon SkyCenter Observatory: This observatory offers small groups (up to 20) and individuals the opportunity to enjoy personal viewing – through the eyepiece of the Schulman 32-inch telescope!  Celestial bodies way beyond our solar system, several planets: dramatic stars near and far, remnants of exploded stars, and  the Nebula clouds of stars and galaxies still forming are  all expertly guided by an enthusiastic astronomer eager to share information. This Observatory is located in Mount Lemmon.

Go from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the heights of the Mount Lemmon Observatory as TravelKatz creates a wonderful vacation to the historic Southwest for you and your family and friends.  Give us a call at 352-277-7300; we will make Arizona come to life for you!


Fly in to  one of Southcentral Alaska’s oldest communities to begin this wonderful Alaska Cruise. A cruise/tour for those that have a “smart phone” and want to learn how to take better pictures as well as for serious photographers.  Seward is ground zero for the Klondike Gold Rush Iditarod National Historic Trail, a dogsled route that connected the Kenai Peninsula’s ice-free port with Nome during frontier-era winters. Explorers from Russia, Britain and the United States all frequented this area before Seward’s official founding in 1903. Today this mellow town welcomes visitors to Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, not to mention the 127-mile Seward Highway, honored as an All-American Road, stretching north to Anchorage. In town, favorite stops remain the Alaska SeaLife Center, a research aquarium open to the public, and the steep, stony 3,018-foot Mount Marathon, which hosts one of America’s oldest foot races on July 4th.

Travelkatz Travel Tips

Last but not least is our Vacation Nation Radio Travel Tips. TravelKatz loves to offer our opinions and suggestions regarding packing, traveling with children, get in-and-out of the airport quickly, first-time cruising tips – these are just among the several tips we offer. Listen weekly for these tips that will help you make your vacation even more flawless.  Call TravelKatz at 352-277-7300 with your ideas or suggestions for Travel Tips.  You can “Chat” with us, too!

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TravelKatz® Vacation Testimonials

I accompanied a group of 12 to Alaska this past summer.  We flew into Seattle, saw some of the sights, and then flew to Juneau to start our Adventure Cruise.  What a wonderful Adventure. We saw glaciers, hump-back whales and other fascinating things...we would do this again. Thank you for such a great time!

Sandy H, St Petersburg, FL

I cannot begin to tell you what a wonderful job you did organizing our trip. It absolutely was the best vacation I have ever had. This was my first time over seas and what a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am going through “James” withdraw today. He was an amazing tour guide and fit in so well with our group. I will definitely recommend you if I know of anyone thinking of going over to Ireland. Your country is so beautiful and everyone is so friendly. I can’t thank you enough for everything.

Jack & JoAnn Douglass, Miami, FL

I appreciated all the information that was given before I left on the trip. Our Guide, Jerry filled in all the other interesting information on what to expect. I felt safe, well feed and learned so much from a trip 45 mins from USA…I want people to see the beauty of the country, the people and their wonderful culture. I so loved the music. I am playing the CD’s often that I bought from the musicians. A trip I would like to do again. Thank you.

Susan Peterson, Spring Hill, FL

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