Gaucho Getaways eNewsletter
Spring 2014
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends,
Have your taken advantage of visiting those 172+ countries and territories your US Passport grants you access to without a visa? What about those that require a visa plus your passport?   Gaucho Getaways provides the reason to pack your suitcase and love for learning, use your passport, and to become enriched by the culture, history, and people across the globe. While only 37% of US Citizens own passports, North American and European citizens have the most freedom of where they travel with one.   Check out all our 2014 Gaucho Getaways departures or the just the featured trips in this email. Brochures and Reservation forms can be found on-line, or  email us / call us at 805.893.4611.  I hope to see you soon on a Gaucho Getaways!
Susan Goodale, '86
Programs Director

Tuscany Tuscany
October. 15-23, 2014

Explore Castellina, an Etruscan town that became an important Florentine garrison and San Gimignano’s towers. Discover the treasures of Renaissance Florence and Siena. Journey to San Galgano and its Gothic abbey, and medieval Massa Marittima. Taste local wines and olive oils and visit a farm for a tasting of pecorino cheese.

Journey Through Vietnam Journey Through Vietnam
October 20-November 4, 2014

Cambodia Post-Trip Extension
Explore Hanoi and take an excursion to scenic Ha Long Bay. See Da Nang’s acclaimed Cham Museum, nearby colorful Hoi An, and the imperial capital Hue. Cruise the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Explore the tributaries and floating markets of the beautiful Mekong River Delta. Conclude in Saigon. Limited to 24 guests.

Portugal's River of Wine by Kayak & Local Inn Portugal's River of Wine by Kayak & Local Inn
September 20-29, 2014

Savor the best in traditional European ambiance and cuisine on a Dionysian paddling odyssey between the vineyard mansions and farmhouses of northern Portugal's port wine district. Share warm personal connections with our hosts and enjoy an inside encounter with contemporary rural life in Portugal. Limited to 12 guests.

Treasures of Peru Treasures of Peru
October 27-November 6, 2014

A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural, Peru draws those eager to learn about the distant past – and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. As our small group takes in some of the country’s highlights – Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Limited to 24 guests.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Going... Going… Gone!  Limited space remains on these below departures.  Book soon to ensure your participation!
In the Wake of the Vikings In the Wake of the Vikings
May 21-29, 2014
Flavors of Northern Italy Flavors of Northern Italy
June 14-22, 2014
Exploring Iceland Exploring Iceland
August 23-September 2, 2014
Kenya Kenya
May 30-June12, 2014

Travel Insurance – Priceless for Peace of Mind
Travel insurance is highly recommended for your travels. Be prepared for the unexpected and ensure you insure your trip so you can enjoy peace of mind while exploring the world.