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Lisa Alexander
(704) 480-2822
1514 Lake Houser Rd
Mooresboro, NC
Agency
Callahan Travel & Cruise
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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AAA Travel/Carolina Motor Club
(704) 824-2088
P.O. Box 1863
Gastonia, NC
 
Jean Holcomb
(919) 968-4586
400 South Elliott Road, Suite E
Chapel Hill, NC
Agency
Viking Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.vikingtravel.com

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Dathan D'Agostino
(518) 507-5433
Pobox 32691
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Life & Style International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Luxury Travel, Other, Religious, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Student / Youth
Website
www.lifeandstyle.com

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Sandra Privatte-Robinson
704-752-9544 Ext.14
7868 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Carolina Travel Professionals,Inc./Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari, Scuba Diving
Website
www.travelleaders.com/charlottenc

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The Kilgore Executive Group
(704) 675-5350
223 West Main Street
Gastonia, NC
 
Carolina Charters of Vale Inc
(800) 357-0497
Vale, NC
 
Kaye Jones
(336) 272-0820
1040 Burke St
Winston Salem, NC
Agency
Piedmont Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Eva Fujimoto
(919) 782-1900
5171 Glenwood Ave Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Agency
Hickory Beeline Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.hickorybeeline.com

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Brenda Caldwell
(919) 471-4513
610 Saddle Ridge Ave
Durham, NC
Agency
Brenda's Travel, Inc./An Affiliate of Hickory Beeline Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disabled / Accessible, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Meeting Planning / Events, Religious, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.brendastravel.com

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As you travel through Iowa, not only will you encounter incredibly beautiful countryside, as well as stylish and urbane 21st-century cities, but you’ll be treated to some of the warmest, most down-home hospitality to be found anywhere. As you drive from stop to stop on this route, you’ll frequently want to pull over for photo opportunities or just to bask in the awe-inspiring sights of the prairies as they stretch as far as the eye can see.

Starting off in Ames, there are several city parks that are excellent places to pull over and spend a day in the fresh air and sunshine. The Farmhouse Museum is a very popular destination, located on the central campus of Iowa State University. It’s significant because it was the first building erected on the Iowa State Campus, back in 1860, and has been declared a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open to the public by appointment, but is well worth checking out as it contains exhibits detailing Iowa State’s first 50 years and is a fascinating piece of history.

Heading south on the I-35, you’ll cruise through some beautiful territory for a little less than 30 miles until you take the turnoff for the westbound I-235. In about 5 miles you’ll pull into Des Moines, the capital of Iowa. The Capitol Building is open for tours, and with multiple colors and types of marble, along with many different carvings in wood and stone, it’s a magnificent example of 19th century architecture at its finest. Iowa is very proud of the contribution its farms make to the U.S. food supply, and the Living History Farms exhibit allows visitors a firsthand look at what the farming life was like. Take a walking tour through three different farms – one from 1700, one from 1850, and another from 1900. Each one showcases the lifestyle of the time period, and the advances made by evolving technology. The adjacent town of Walnut Hill is composed of several restored homes, shops, and businesses that are the next best thing to traveling in a time machine to 1875 – you get a real sense of practical history by experiencing this fascinating place.

Another spot of interest in Des Moines is the Salisbury House, an extravagant 42-room Tudor-style mansion that contains treasures from 16th century England, the Roaring 20s, and the present day. Many of the rooms are themed around a particular period in history, and no expense has been spared to furnish them with fabulous antiques and curios from all over the world. The estate sits on 22,000 acres and cost three million dollars when it was finished in 1928. Factor in inflation and…well, you get the idea. It’s extravagant!

Cruise west on the I-235 for 9 miles, then take the westbound I-80 for 12 miles until you come to the exit for the US-169, which you take south for 14 miles into your final stop of Winterset. For those of you who’ve seen Clint Eastwood’s The Bridges of Madison County, this is the setting of that story. As such, there are six covered bridges in the area for you to tour, al...

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