Gaucho Getaways eNewsletter
Spring 2013
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends
As spring approaches along our California coastal cities so does May-Gray, June-Gloom, and July-No-Blue-Sky. It’s time to consider packing up for a Gaucho Getaways. Below, view my “picks of the month.”
Keep checking back to our website as we start to post 2014 Gaucho Getaways . Ever been to Ouagadougou? Bobo Dioulasso? Burkina Faso? Bhutan? Iceland? Enjoyed the Mississippi on a steamboat? Cruised the Panama Canal on a 90-passenger ship? Taken French lessons and lived like a local in France? Explored Alaska wildlife and waterways on a 66-passenger ship? Southwest National Parks will offer a parallel experience to our National Parks adventure. These and many other opportunities will be available in 2014. I won’t spill all the secrets now! Keep checking back to Gaucho Getaways for 2014 developments!.
Susan Goodale
Susan Goodale

Scandinavian Odyssey Scandinavian Odyssey
June 25 - July 11, 2013

Encounter Scandinavia at its best, both on and off the beaten path. Begin with exploring Copenhagen, then ferry to Norway to see the stunning western fjord district. Take the Flam Railway through Flam Valley and arrive in colorful Bergen. Tour pastoral Oslo, then it’s off to Sweden to enjoy the folk traditions of the scenic Dalarna district. Our tour ends in Stockholm, built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Limited to 24 guests.

Africa’s Wildlife Africa’s Wildlife
June 30 – July 13, 2013

Cape Town Post Tour Extension
This exciting African adventure explores some of the world’s most exotic wildlife. Embark on safari to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls, Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park. Participate in a variety of game-viewing activities including open vehicle game drives, guided canoe trips, and sunset river cruises. Limited to 24 guests

China Romance - Enchanting & Sublime China Romance -
Enchanting & Sublime
September 14-25, 2013

Book-ended by visits to Shanghai and Beijing, your journey focuses on the idyllic karst mountain regions of Guilin as well as the sublime West Lake in Hangzhou. Southern China is known for its exquisite landscapes of mountains and waters. A special treat is Longsheng, a hill region of rice-paddies. Whether you have visited China before or this is your first trip, you’ll delight in the natural, historical and cultural wonders of this country. Limited to 24 guests.

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Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Flavors of Tuscany Flavors of Tuscany
September 20-28, 2013
Florence Post-Trip Optional Extension
September 28-October 2, 2013

Discover the heart of Tuscany in this food and wine oriented journey — tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients — all while exploring Tuscany’s historical and cultural treasures, amazing history, art, and scenic beauty.
Enchanting Ireland - A Tour of the Emerald Isle Enchanting Ireland - A Tour of the Emerald Isle
September 8-20, 2013

From the lively capital in the east to the breathtaking landscapes of the west, this 13-day journey offers captivating sights, magnificent natural scenery, and memorable experiences.
Travel Insurance – Priceless for Peace of Mind
Travel insurance is highly recommended for your travels. Travel is expensive; protect your purchase and be prepared for the unexpected and ensure you insure your trip so you can enjoy peace of mind while exploring the world.