Explore with the Spirit to Astoria – May 9th – 11th 2018
Astoria is gritty, and likes it that way. But that rustic exterior is just a cover for the many enchanting dichotomies you’ll find waiting around the corner. Here, fisherman are poets, loggers drink espresso, and Main Street welcomes both the nouveau gallery and the five n’ dime. For Astoria, it’s about character, and it’s also about characters: the people who call this place home with a passion that borders on evangelical. The skipper who challenges the same mighty river his great grandfather once fished; the artist who migrated here in search of a new palette; the hotelier who resurrected a once-bustling pier.
Music & More in Tennessee – April 9th – 14th 2018
Grab your friends for a toe-tapping experience in Tennessee… It’s contribution to American music is essential! Nashville – home to the Grand Ole Opry, it bears the nickname “Music City, U.S.A.” By the 1950s, the city’s record labels dominated with slick pop-country… Memphis – the “Birthplace of the Blues” and “Rock & Roll”… W.C. Handy wrote the first commercially successful blues song, “St. Louis Blues”, in a bar on Beale Street. In 1952, Sam Phillips started Sun Records, an early rock & roll and blues label. Among the artists were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more….
Jolly England April 25th – May 8th 2018
England… an aura of deep-rooted history that emanates from almost every corner of the land. There’s a sense that its towns and villages, castles, and cathedrals have grown organically over many centuries to create calming and comfortable landscapes that the mind settles into like a favorite armchair. It’s a place that encourages leisurely contemplation. It’s also the birthplace of Shakespeare and The Beatles. The capital London, home of Parliament, Big Ben and the 11th-century Tower of London. It’s also a multicultural, modern hub for the arts and business. Come join us in “Jolly Olde England!”