Deep South Familiarization (Fam) Trip
Wednesday, October 26 to Sunday November 7th

(SOLD OUT)

$2,395 Double Occupancy 

We begin in Charlotte, North Carolina. Then we travel in a large counterclockwise circle to Ashville, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez, Lafayette, New Orleans, Pensacola and Panama City (The Emerald Coast), Tallahassee, St. Augustine, Savannah, and Charleston.

We return on the last day to Charlotte, North Carolina. Please do not make any flight plans until 4 pm or later. 

 We will be in New Orleans for Halloween! Costumes encouraged!

The Deep South Fam trip is $2,395 (double occupancy - sharing a room).

Transportation, sites, all breakfasts, at least 2 lunches, at least 2 dinners.  Highlights include guided tours (by local and regional experts) of major cities along route, the Biltmore Estate, Steamboat tour in New Orleans, and many other attractions along the route. 

 Single Room Accommodation Supplement:  +$495

Highly recommended: Travel Insurance (depends upon age) +$150-$200.

Please register at least 3 months in advance. The trip is limited to 14 passengers, unless demand requires a full size coach.

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I am offering trips on destination training, as the passengers and the industry do insist that guides know where they are going, and what they are talking about. Once a person has visited a region at least once, they MAY be in a position to lead a tour there.

The Fam trips visit the most frequented sites in a region, and provide subjects for commentary, which can vary substantially, based upon one's interests, areas of expertise, and what the focus of the tour is.

The North American continent has many places where training could be offered, but New England, the Northeast Corridor, The National Parks, the Pacific Northwest, and the Deep South stand out as regions that are exceptionally busy at certain times of the year in the industry. As a result, I plan to focus primarily on offering training in these areas. I rely on local experts for much of the information you will be learning. Timing, vendors, attractions, commentary, and more will be contained in each training session, without overwhelming the participants.

While there is a lot to cover, it is important to be fresh and open to learning, so consideration is given to some downtime, and funtime. These trips are also a great way to network, a valuable way to expand one's opportunities. It is a plus for the over the road guides to meet the local guides, so that a better tour experience can be enjoyed by all.