Winter 2012
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends,
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a delightful holiday season and are keeping to those New Year Resolutions! One of the most frequently mentioned 10 New Year’s Resolutions is enjoying life more/traveling more. If this is one of your desires for 2012, consider one of the many Gaucho Getaways being offered. You’ll not only have an enriching travel experience but also make life-long friends who share your interest in UCSB. Additionally, I’m already planning 2013 destinations! If you have a specific destination on your “bucket list” let me know in the next month.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year,
Suusan Goodale
Susan Goodale, Gaucho Getaways Director

AuthentiCity GreeceAuthentiCity in Greece: A Celebration of Mediterranean Life
September 17-29, 2012
Limited to 16 guests, spend your time with one of my favorite Greek guides (who happens to be one of the most highly rated), her friends, and her family as you enjoy meals together, explore glorious antiquities, dip into island life, and discover the cultural threads that tie today’s Greek society to the ancient world.

Cuba: Culture, History and HeritageCuba: Culture, History and Heritage
May 1-9, 2012
May 3-18, 2012
Rare availability remains on our Cuba 9 night and Cuba 16 night departures. These “legacies and landscapes” itineraries provide amazing insight to Cuba, interaction with the people and the opportunity to enjoy the country outside the city of Havana.

National Parks and Lodges of the Old WestNational Parks and Lodges
of the Old West

July 7-16, 2012
July 21-30, 2012
September 1-10, 2012

Enjoy insight from your guide and local experts on a variety of topics from history to natural wildlife as you traverse four of our country’s most magnificent parks on an itinerary unlike any other. Savor walks and short hikes if you desire and relish our chuck wagon cookout. Guests on this trip who opt for the post-trip extension will enjoy the 4th of July in charming and scenic Jackson, which offers many small-town celebratory events.

Israel, The Heritage and the HopeIsrael, The Heritage and The Hope
May 14-26, 2012
This tiny nation has been a focal point for three of the world's major religions and is replete with historic, cultural and spiritual milestones. Explore the immense diversity of this country through enrichment opportunities and discussions with local experts. Your tour director, Amir Orly has served as a guide for dignitaries, media and heads of state and has developed and taught academic programs on religion and regional conflict for several American universities.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Moroccan Discovery
September 15-28, 2012
Experience Morocco, from its bustling medinas and architectural remnants of ages past to its historic customs and modern-day culture. Explore Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, Marrakech, Ouarzazte, Meknas and Erfoud--among other fabled places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Enjoy dinner with a Berber family, other cultural visits, and a sunset camel ride.

Paris & the Villages & Vineyards of France
September 20-30, 2012

Savor autumn in France’s most enchanting villages of the Champagne and Burgundy regions as locals turn to ancestral vineyards for the annual harvesting of grapes. Sip wines and bubbly in vine-covered hills and feast on soul-warming French fare. Relish an intimate look at masterpieces by Da Vinci, Rubens and Vermeer, and medieval fortresses and cultural treasures as you traverse Dijon, Reims, Beaune, and Troye, concluding in the amazing City of Lights.
Don’t Forget Your Travel Insurance!
Have peace of mind while traveling by insuring your trip. A choice of benefits and services allows you to select the coverage you desire, from trip cancellation and interruption to baggage loss and delay, cancel for any reason and emergency medical and evacuation. You can take advantage of this insurance offer for any trip, not just a Gaucho Getaways.
Gaucho Getaways