Gaucho Getaways eNewsletter
Spring 2013
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends
We have a wonderful line-up of Gaucho Getaways 2014 now available for your review. Registrations are being accepted for all departures. Explore exotic locations, immerse yourself in the culture, history, and cuisine of countries around the globe, meet new people, and see the world with the UCSB Alumni Association. Other benefits include unique enrichment opportunities, traveling with other UCSB alumni and friends, and minimizing the hassles of planning it all on your own.
2014 features some incredible new destinations you could previously only dream of visiting, like Bhutan and Ouagadougou. Portugal’s Wine Country by Kayak, Foot and Local Inn explores wine and culture of the region and is not offered by any other affinity group. Discover Iceland. If learning French is on your list, spend three weeks in Explorations in Provence immersed in the culture, language and history of the region. Also new is Antebellum South, cruising aboard a luxury steamboat. With the success of our National Parks program, we offer it’s new follow up: Southwest National Parks.
But wait, there’s more! Alaska by 66-guest ship , Peru , the Black Sea , Vietnam , and even more!. So, what are you waiting for? Peruse Gaucho Getaways for 2014. We hope you’ll be joining us on an adventure soon!
Susan Goodale
Susan Goodale ’86, Programs & Gaucho Getaways Director

Bhutan Bhutan
March 19-30, 2014

Cross mountain passes strung with colorful prayer flags, traverse stunning valleys, and visit hilltop monasteries populated by red-robed monks. Meet gracious Bhutanese and witness their cultural daily rituals. Limited to 24 guests; and currently no more than 18 spaces remain.

European Coastal Civilizations European Coastal Civilizations
70th D-Day Landing Anniversary
April 27-May 5, 2014

Join historian Professor David Eisenhower, grandson of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, capturing the historical legacies of the western coasts of Portugal, Spain, France and Guernsey.

Antebellum South Antebellum South
September 14-25, 2013

Experience Americana aboard the luxury steamboat American Queen. Begin in New Orleans, then, cruise to classic river towns in Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Southwest National Parks Southwest National Parks
May 30-June 9, 2014

Discover the geological and natural treasures of Grand Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Black Sea Odyssey Black Sea Odyssey
July 16-30, 2014

Cruise the coast of the Black Sea immersing yourself in history spanning from the birth of civilization through the dramatic end of the Cold War.
Alaska with Denali Extension Alaska with Denali Extension
August 16-23, 2014

Aboard your 66-guest ship you’ll have access, as no large cruise ships have, to inlets, glaciers, and wildlife. Kayak, walk, hike, and enjoy a cruise where nature, not port calls, determine the itinerary.
Travel Insurance – Priceless for Peace of Mind
Travel insurance is highly recommended for your travels. Whether with Gaucho Getways, for business or other pleasure booked on your own, 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.