Senior travel: Bellingham center offers array of trips, from Seattle Mariner games to adventure in Costa Rica

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 19, 2014 

Cheryl Willis, Whatcom Council on Aging

Cheryl Willis, tour coordinator for the Whatcom Council on Aging at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal April 15, 2014. Willis says they organize about 40 trips a year for local seniors.

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The Whatcom Senior Tour Program is sponsoring these trips in 2014. Call early for cost, availability and reservations.

For details call 360-733-4030, ext. 47019; email cwillis@wccoa.org; or visit Bellingham Senior Activity Center, 315 Halleck St. People of all ages can participate.

Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field: Watch the Mariners compete against the San Diego Padres on June 17, against the New York Mets on July 23, or against the Texas Rangers on Aug. 27.

June 9-12, Vancouver Island: Visit Victoria and such attractions as Butchart Gardens, quaint Chemainus and scenic Cowichan Valley.

June 28: "Porgy & Bess:" See the 2012 Tony Award-winning musical at Seattle's 5th Ave Theatre.

Aug. 19-24, British Columbia: See B.C. mountains, plateaus and north coast waterways by rail dome train and by sea cruise.

Oct. 31-Nov. 9, Costa Rica: Visit Tortuguero Green Turtle Research Station, Monteverde Cloud Forest Sky Walk and the Sarapiqui Rainforest, and enjoy pristine beaches.

Sept. 2-6, Chicago: Visit the Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy a Chicago River boat tour and see other art, history and architectural landmarks.

Sept. 14-16, Alaska: See the Inside Passage, including the Klondike Gold Rush town of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, aboard the Grand Princess of the Princess Cruise Lines.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2, Utah, Nevada: Explore canyon country with visits to Zion National Park, to Valley of the Fire State Park in the Mojave Desert, and to Cedar Breaks National Monument. Stay at a casino resort.

Dec. 8-12, New York City: With a guide's help, visit such landmarks as Madison Square Garden, Greenwich Village, the So-Ho district, Little Italy, Central Park and Rockefeller Center. Also, see a Broadway show and cruise New York Harbor.

Reach Dean Kahn at 360-715-229 or dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com .

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