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Today, I share a travelogue from Compass traveler Lois Watts who joined us on our Western adventure to America’s Canyonlands this Fall. Enjoy!
On September 19, a merry band of 18 travelers, hosted by Compass Travel, left the ordered world of New England behind for a 10-day tour of another world: America’s gold Metallic Leather Clarks Women's Keesha pink PumpsBrown Propet Womens Tatum Ankle BootieCanyonlands—ancient, Beige Le Pepe Over The Knee Boot in Beige Suede with Tassel Fringe Detail1 JaHGDU Women Home Slippers Interior Warm in Winter and Autumn Non-Slip Padded Slippers Red color Plaid Pattern Soft Plush shoes Indoorprimeval, surreal, untouched by time and civilization.
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Next was Bryce Canyon, a vast series of amphitheaters that unfolded ad infinitum with dazzling colors of red, pink, lavender, and orange stone shapes called “hoodoos” created by nature through the millennium. The hoodoos rose from the plateau in all shapes and sizes as if a giant had been playing in the sand.Core Black Core Black Running White Adidas ORIGINALS Men's Stan Smith shoesWine Imsu Cambridge Select Women's Classic Western Chunky Stacked Low Heel Ankle Bootie Cognac Leather Steve Madden Womens Valery Wedges EspadrillesBlack Diamond Snake Rockport Women's Total Motion 75mm Pointy PumpSome were shaped like castles or cathedrals, all otherworldly as the mind struggled to take in the size, shapes, and colors. There are no words to describe the majesty of this natural phenomenon created by wind, ice, and rain, eroding into fantastic shapes as far as the eye can see.
We then boarded small eight-passenger planes and flew over Monument Valley, the ancestral and mysterious homeland of Navajo Indians. Upon landing, we traveled by jeep with our Navajo guide along the dusty roads through the valley. Stark red stone pillars of all shapes arose throughout the desert,Navy Naturalizer Women's Emiline Loafer FlatPowder Pink Yosi Samra Women's Samara Ballet Flat standing as high as 400 feet, sentinels standing guard over this land. To the Navajos who live here, this is a sacred land, Wine Imsu Cambridge Select Women's Slouch Strappy Braid Studded Low Chunky Heel Ankle BootieBlack Pu Cambridge Select Women's Round Toe Buckled Ankle Strap Wrapped Wedgerich in the ancient traditions of their ancestors, carried on to this day.
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By the last day, we were all getting a bit tired and the bus had grown quieter until it was announced that our hotel had a bar. Then the cheers erupted from the back of the bus as the merry band of travelers capped off their days with a cool one.Black Geox Women's Rubidia A SneakerBordeaux ECCO Women's Shape 75 Sleek Dress PumpWhat a fun, friendly, traveling group. Here’s to Compass Travel for organizing this unforgettable trip!
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Hello, Compass Travelers!
Here at Compass Travel, planning unique travel experiences for our clients is what we do best. We take the time to learn what you want, then provide options to help you get the most out of your time away. We could tell you all about our services, but we think it’s better for you to hear what some of our travelers have to say directly. Here is a note from a family we sent to Costa Rica on a tour with Trafalgar Tours a couple of months ago:Dark Grey Suede Blondo Womens Villa Waterproof Ankle BootieCharcoal Soft Oiled Suede Frye Womens Lena Zip High Fashion Sneaker
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Our vacation was AWESOME. We had so much fun. All of our travels went smoothly. Our tour director, German Rojas, was great. It was the perfect combination of activities and relaxation—we had so many interesting things to do. Our tour group included 22 people. Traveling by bus, we saw many different parts of the country; rest stops and attractions along the way helped break up the driving.
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We visited the Arenal Volcano, walked through the rain forest on suspension bridges hundreds of feet above the ground, went zip lining (thrilling), went to a breathtakingly beautiful beach and swam in the Pacific Ocean, filmed the monkeys frolicking in the forest, visited small towns along the way, enjoyed beautiful countryside, shopped for souvenirs, sampled all kinds of delicious foods and all in all had a terrific time.Black White Leopard Pu Cambridge Select Women's Pointed Toe Slip-On Low Block Heel MuleBlack Pu Cambridge Select Women's Open Toe Chunky Platform Wedge Sandal.
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Please contact Wendy to book this trip for your own family, or choose from a number of itineraries to Costa Rica for families or for couples!