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Archive for 2010

How to Choose A Tour Company

With tour companies proliferating online, it’s hard to tell one from another. These practical tips can help you narrow the list and find just the right travel provider for your dream vacation. Does the company assign you a number?

No Guarantees?

There are no guarantees in life. Well, maybe there are – at least when buying a vacation. Travel Alliance Partners, better known as TAP, runs over 500 guaranteed tour departures every year to destinations around the world. Owned by 38 of North America’s premier tour operators, TAP provides the highest… read more >

Musings on Museums

I love museums. I’m one of those dweebs who wants to read every caption on every exhibit, squeezing out every last bit of information offered to the public. Now I do have my limits. There are institutions which I categorize as “home-made museums”, usually sponsored by a local historical society… read more >

Buffalo Roundup an Old West Tradition

Ever since park rangers started rounding up some 1,200 head of buffalo each fall for the annual branding, sorting and vaccinating of the herd, visitors have been fascinated by this Old West tradition. In 2008 over 11,000 people witnessed this one-of-a-kind event in western South Dakota, and the festivities grow… read more >

Explore the Lewis and Clark Trail

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery departed St. Charles, Missouri on May 21, 1804, to begin their expedition into the unknown. Their journey was backbreaking, fraught with danger and took 28 months. This summer you can see and experience the Lewis & Clark Trail in air-conditioned comfort… read more >

Oregon Trail

Iconic Oregon Trail landmarks are featured on Shebby Lee Tours’ six-night/seven-day itinerary scheduled for June 18-24, 2011.  Beginning and ending in Denver, the program includes several Oregon Trail sites along with other attractions in the Old West Trail states of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Added Flights Good News for Black Hills Travelers

Increased flights into the Black Hills region provide more options for travelers to the Black Hills and western South Dakota.

Fall Travel Suggestions

With the dog days of summer upon us it’s time to plan that fall getaway you’ve been dreaming of.  From the Atlantic Maritimes to California’s vineyards, to an historic Civil War exploration, here are some fall travel suggestions for unique and enriching travel packages which will give you a memorable autumn pick-me-up.

American Adds Direct Flights between Rapid City and Dallas

Direct flights between Rapid City and Dallas begin April 6 and increase options for vacationers coming to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Explore Where History Happened

The 150th anniversary of America’s greatest national crisis offers the opportunity to explore the issues, revisit the conflict’s pivotal battlefields and most importantly, learn about our shared past. The Sesquicentennial is a “commemoration” rather than a “celebration” and the point is to satisfy the fascination about our greatest national crisis… read more >

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