Operating as one of the oldest alumni travel programs in the Big 10, Iowa Voyagers has been offering Iowa alumni the opportunity to partake on unforgettable adventures since 1961. Traveling cross-country and across oceans, Iowa Voyagers has an extensive list of over 60 world-class destinations offered, spanning from the American West to the Blue Danube, and the best news yet, you don’t necessarily have to be an alumni to participate. The University and Iowa Voyagers encourage friends and family to tag along for these trips of a lifetime, and require only one person in the group to be an eligible and enrolled member of the Alumni Association. For more information on the Iowa Voyager program, be sure to check out their website, and in the meantime check out some of the trips offered within the continental U.S.:

 

Great Parks of California (June 18th – 26th)

California has many claims to fame, but arguably the most noteworthy attraction you can find in the Golden State is the many significant and awe-inspiring nature sanctuaries that reside in its borders. From the conservation inspiring Yosemite National Park to the shores of Lake Tahoe, this week long trip has a real chance of slipping by all too fast, but thanks to a few final nights of human interaction in the wine country of Sonoma and the streets of San Francisco, the trip is guaranteed to end on a high note.  

Yosemite!

 

Colorado Multi-Sport (June 19th – June 25th)

Join the University’s Touch the Earth program on a multi-sport adventure in one of America’s most adventurous states. This trip, custom-tailored for adventurous clientele, delivers a spectrum of fun ranging from white-water rafting the Arkansas River to horseback riding in the Rocky Mountains. Few other places in the United States can offer such a range of activity that Colorado provides, and few other alumni-sponsored trips can pull off all this high-adrenaline excitement, so be sure to book your spot today.

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Photo: University of Iowa Touch the Earth 

 

National Parks and Historic Lodges of the U.S. West

In celebration of the National Park System’s centennial happening in 2016, hop aboard the National Parks and Historic Lodges adventure offered by Iowa Voyagers. Featuring a perfect introduction to the American West via the Black Hills of South Dakota, this adventure continues on into the first designed National Park in our country, Yellowstone. Experience the sights, sounds and bisons of these rugged places where frontiers were built, and see for yourself why we’re lucky to be alive during the historic National Park Centennial.

Yellowstone Entrance

 

Great Pacific Northwest: Portland to Clarkston (September 17th – September 25th)

Experience the beauty that is the Pacific Northwest in a unique way as you gently chug along the American Empress, one of the largest riverboats west of the Mississippi, and travel your way from Portland, Oregon to Clarkston, Washington. Feel the mighty Columbia river push you along as you stop and take the time to enjoy a little culture on the shores and witness perhaps the greatest scenery found in the United States.

 

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Check out these other International Adventures with Iowa Voyagers:

Around the World Odyssey (January 1st – July 1st)

Patagonia and the Antarctic (January 26th – February 14th)

Cuban Discovery (February 27th – March 6th)

Waterways of Holland and Belgium (April 7th – April 15th)

Wonders of the Galapagos (February 28th – March 8th)

Sultans and Palaces: Turkey & Greece (May 4th – May 12th)

Africa’s Wildlife (October 2nd – October 15th)

Canary Islands Celebration (October 5th – October 18th)

The Art of Living in Tuscany (October 7th – October 29th)

Revisiting Egypt and the Eternal Nile (October 3rd – 17th)

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