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2019 Bucket List Trips
Alaska, Africa & India EXPEDITIONS

Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Trip Preview

July 9 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Register by July 2 to attend the preview for FREE!
Call (815) 921-3900 to reserve your spot.

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Alaska Trip Dates: June and August 2019

Truly the Last American Frontier, Alaska has some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife in the world. Whales, glaciers, puffins, Denali, the Alaska Railroad, visit the Arctic Circle, and flightseeing through the stunning Alaskan Range... this trip has it all! We will cover the unique aspects of capturing each setting, and you will be amazed at the improvement in your photography. Diverse landscapes and wildlife surround you on every turn, and this itinerary guarantees you the ultimate access into the splendor of Alaska. Additional highlights include Kenai Fjords National Park, safe grizzly bear viewing, and the stunning scenery of Denali National Park. Optional halibut fishing excursion for the best halibut fishing on the planet, with no additional fee. Come to our preview night to get details of these exciting adventures!

Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa

If you have never seen the Great Migration, this is your year. Truly a spectacle of nature, you will be overwhelmed with the raw beauty and close proximity of the greatest creatures on the planet. Special photography assistance is available throughout the trip, and will help you truly capture this extraordinary setting. Mt. Kilmanjaro is the backdrop as you see great herds of elephant making their way, single file, to the marshes of Amboselli National Park in Kenya. Emotions run high as you witness the spectacle of 1.5 million animals moving through the Serengeti in Tanzania. Additional highlights include the World Heritage Ngorongoro Crater, visit to a Maasai Village, and hundreds of elephants in Tarangire National Park.

South Africa has its own place in history, and we will learn more about Nelson Mandela, and his great march to freedom. The historical significance of South Africa is only overshadowed by the natural beauty and wilderness of Kruger National Park. Africa is one of the last places on earth to come eye-to-eye with some of the most majestic animals on the planet. You will also spend time in beautiful Cape Town to visit Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, and the best wineries in Africa.


The culture of India is so much different than you have ever seen, and this is truly an affordable destination. Exquisite lodging, friendly, small group transfers, colorful people, rich religion, and unique wildlife are all included on this trip. The Taj Majal is a must-see, but it is only the beginning of the absolutely special things you will experience on this trip. Please join us for a look at this unique itinerary.