Chamber News & Views: A successful tour takes a lot of work

Marilyn Foster eating cake

Marilyn Foster eating cake

As you read this, I will just have returned from my trip to the Scandinavia. Expect a report next month.

As I was packing, I started thinking about the many people it takes to plan a tour.

Like many of you, I once made my own travel reservations. It wasn’t always easy, took a lot of research, and I hoped I thought of everything.

Then, I started looking at organized tours. After taking my first one, I was hooked. Everything is done for me. I know my cost upfront, and I see more on a tour than I could possibly do on my own.

I’ve traveled the world over with the Chamber Travel Club and have stayed in hotels I couldn’t afford on my own. I have seen places that had always tempted me, but would probably never have gone.

The traveler rarely sees – or even thinks about – how much work goes into putting together a tour. The puzzle pieces must fit seamlessly. All I have to do is show up and be prepared for the adventure. Problems along the way? That’s the concern of the tour guide. As they write in their tour brochure, “With Collette, I am the center of the world!”

As a widow, I often travel alone. I have always felt welcome and never felt left out. Traveling on tours has become a way of life for me, and I am always looking toward the next trip.

Come by the Chamber office at 1900 S. Carson and pick up a brochure. The Chamber has a cruise to Cuba departing February 2nd. I have experienced Cuba and recommend it. And, for those who love to watch the night skies, next August, we’re going to the western National Parks to see the total eclipse. And, who ever knew West Virginia has so many interesting train excursions?

Call 882-1565 or just stop in. Tell the staff Marilyn sent you!


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