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50 M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 7 W H E R E w e ' v e B E E N The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce explored exotic Croatia for nine days in October. The group added a pretrip jaunt in Montenegro and a posttrip journey to Venice, Italy. In Croatia, the tour stopped at numerous cities, among them Dubrovnik, Ston, Split and Motovun. "We were overwhelmed by the treasure trove of historic architecture and preserved works of art in Croatia. The tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park was a magical display of waterfalls and dense forests. The spectacular hilltop views from Motovun appear to have changed little since the 12th and 13th centuries. We even found time to hunt for truffles in the Mirna Valley. The spectacular coastline of Croatia is something everyone should see." — MARCIE HOCHHAUSER, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT TRIP: Croatia, Pearl of the Adriatic TOUR OPERATOR: Jet Vacations DATE: October 2016 walnut creek chamber of commerce and visitors bureau WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA For five nights, the Southwest Club learned why Michigan often wins praise for its stunning scenery. Besides Mackinac Island, the group toured Frankenmuth and Traverse City. "Our travelers are still talking about this trip. Our stay at the Grand Hotel included a horse-drawn-carriage tour of the charming, unspoiled Mackinac Island. There were numerous highlights, including the Henry Ford Museum, Castle Farms of Charlevoix, Leland's Fishtown and beautiful Lake Michigan." — JILL BALL, ASSISTANT TRAVEL CLUB DIRECTOR TRIP: Magnificent Michigan and Mackinac Island TOUR OPERATOR: Cruises and Tours Worldwide DATE: June 2016 southwest bank FORT WORTH, TEXAS

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