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The Home of Carole Rogoff

29501 Los Osos Drive

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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Hi Everyone,


Happy Holidays, one and all...I trust that at this time of year you're gearing up for some quality time with friends and family. Me, I'm currently back in Chicago after a glorious 3 months in Romania, Spain, Armenia and Georgia. It will be nice to actually spend the holidays with my friends and family here in the midwest.


It's hard to believe but we're now well into our 12th year of organizing and leading tours, and as you may have heard I've created a new travel brand called Alla Campagna Experiences. These trips are a bit different than our PhotoEnrichment Adventures, although, not to worry, I'll still be organizing and leading PEA trips for years to come, it's just that some of you have requested a slightly different way to travel and that's how ACE was born.


In a nutshell, here's how they're different:

  • Alla Campagna Experiences are about cultural immersion, rather than photography.
  • Our experiences highlight the local cuisine, wine and spirits, people and more.
  • You can expect a half-day of scheduled activities, and half-day of free time, on average.
  • Destinations are more easily accessible from the U.S., Northern Africa, and certainly Europe, as they’re concentrated in and around the Mediterranean.
  • They're shorter trips of 7 - 10 days and stay in one, maybe two locations.
  • Accommodations in unique, upscale properties, such as private castles, wine estates, wonderfully converted mansions and villas, gorgeous boutique hotels and other one-of-a-kind places.

Depending on the experience, activities will include:

  • Wine and spirit tastings
  • Unique culinary experiences, cooking classes and demonstrations
  • Private lectures with local experts
  • Learn how they harvest and process the local specialties (and taste each)
  • Meet with local craftsmen and -women, often in their homes or places of business.

Limited to just 6 to 14 participants.


That said, in order to give back to our growing community of the best world travelers, loyal clients, and more importantly friends, I'm inviting a select group of you who've made this all possible to our 4th PEA Alumni Reunion in Southern California (Laguna Niguel, specifically)...needless to say, you're on the shortlist.

REUNION DETAILS

Our celebration will take place at the home of PEA alumnus Carole Rogoff (2019 Armenia/Georgia, 2019 Morocco, 2019 Costa Rica, Cuba 2018 and Vietnam 2018).

Carole has been very kind and offered to host this event once again, so thanks, Carole!

We hope you'll plan to join us on Sunday, February 16th, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, so that you can reacquaint with old and new friends, share some stories, and/or simply talk travel for a few hours. Surely you'll know others there from past trips and reunions.

Throughout the evening we'll be serving light appetizers, beer and wine, plus other non-alcoholic refreshments.

RUNNING SLIDESHOW

As usual, I'm going to ask attendees to submit 15 to 20 of your best travel images from any PEA trip in which you've participated (submission details to follow). This way we can have a running slideshow throughout the night and you can show off some of your work.

If you've submitted to a reunion in the past we still have access to those images, so no reason to submit the same images again, but you can always add new ones and/or simply enjoy the stunning images your co-alums have created on our trips (group shots and of your fellow travelers are always welcome, too!).

IMPORTANT: Casual attire is the order of the day, but be sure to wear your favorite bandana or other travel accessory!

SPACE IS LIMITED

Space is limited to the first 40 people to register (we do have to work on a first come, first served basis), and so, at least to begin with, we kindly request that you RSVP for the invited guest(s) only. Depending on the response we'll open it up to non-alumni spouses, friends and other interested travelers you may like as your +1.

PARKING

There should be plenty of free parking nearby, but we do suggest that, if possible, you carpool, or taxi/Uber it on over!


2020 TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW

By the way, I'll be in town to speak at the Travel & Adventure Show at the LA Convention Center that weekend (day and time TBA) so if you're around, be sure to stop by my presentation, I'd love your support.

Although I'll have a booth at the show the entire weekend, I'm only speaking one day, so if possible, be sure to come out then (I'll be sure to let you know when and, of course, my presentation is free with admission to the show).

Thank you soooo much for being a part of this amazing journey, and we look forward to seeing you in February!

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