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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 Vince Camuto Florrie Open Toe Suede SandalsSkechers Mens Go Run 600 55076 SneakerCanyonlands—ancient, Themost Boots Stiletto Ankle Boot Pointed Toe Leather shoes Side Zipper Ankle Heels BootieSteve Madden Mens Woolsley Sneakerprimeval, 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.New Balance Men's 220v2 SneakersRos Hommerson Women's Compact Pump Merrell Men's Burnt Rock Tura shoesSam Edelman Womens Gigi 6-1 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,Geox Women's D JANALEE MoccasinsSupra Men's 2012 London Olympics Cuttler Low Sneaker Red standing as high as 400 feet, sentinels standing guard over this land. To the Navajos who live here, this is a sacred land, PUMA Womens Ignite Ultimate Layered WN's Running shoesSuperga Women’s 2750-Cotu Classic Low-Top Sneakers, Redrich 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.Dig dog bone Men's Ankle Work Boots Casual Thickening and Fleece Lined Anti-Collision Toe High Top Martin BootClarks Men's Bushacre 2 Chukka BootsWhat a fun, friendly, traveling group. Here’s to Compass Travel for organizing this unforgettable trip!
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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:JIASUQI Outdoor Winter Waterproof Ankle Warm Fur Snow Boots for Women MenWomen's shoes Fall Winter Boots Comfort Lace-up Fashion Round Toe Booties Ankle Boots
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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.Yosi Samra Women's Sandrine Striped Jute Flats WhiteINMONARCH Mens bluee Brocade Designer Wedding shoes MJ0104.
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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!