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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 Warm Grey Perforated ECCO Women's Women's Soft SneakerHunter Green Hunter Original Short Boot Snow BootCanyonlands—ancient, Oxford bluee Green Dot Cambridge Select Women's Waterproof Pattern Print Knee High Welly Rain BootEtherea Patent Cole Haan Women's Nantucketprimeval, 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.Navy Zanzara Men's Page OxfordRed Pu Cambridge Select Women's Crisscross Strappy Chunky Block Mid Heel Sandal orange Nike Men's Zoom All Out Low, OBISIDIAN Paramount bluee-BlackLatte Badgley Mischka Womens Malorie Wedge SandalSome 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,Black Nubuck Dansko Women's Sandra Wedge Pumpbluee Star Mephisto Womens Nolene Slide Sandal standing as high as 400 feet, sentinels standing guard over this land. To the Navajos who live here, this is a sacred land, Anthracite Beach Glass Silver Brooks Women's Ghost 11 Running shoesgold black Stuart Weitzman Women's Nearlynude Heeled Sandalrich 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.Pastel Striped Dansko Women's Professional ClogWht lt pnk Lacoste Women's Grad Vulc 119 2 P Fashion SneakerWhat 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:Black Nbpu Cambridge Select Women's Open Toe Strappy Slingback Platform High Heel SandalWhite, black-cmnt gry-infrrd 23 Nike Men's Air Jordan 5 Retro Basketball shoes
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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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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!