GSFCU Travel Journal


Italy - July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 (Day 2) – Rome We arrived at our hotel in mid-morning a ...

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 5:25pm PST

Italy - July 23, 2014

The following pictures were taken while Bruce, Mellisa, Patti, Rusty a ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2014 3:52pm PST

Italy - July 18, 2014

Today was a day of leisure and to explore areas of personal interest. ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2014 3:41pm PST

Italy July 21, 2014

On our final touring day we traveled to the city of Milano to see the ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 5:36pm PST

Italy - July 19, 2014

Today we journeyed through central Italy, crossing over the wooded Ape ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2014 2:43pm PST

Italy - July 20, 2014

This morning we boarded a bus bound for enchanting Venice, with 118 ti ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2014 1:38pm PST

Italy - July 16, 2014

We started our day touring The Vatican, which is a country all to itse ...

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 10:11pm PST

Italy - July 17, 2014

This morning we packed our bags and departed for a scenic journey thro ...

Updated: Jul 19, 2014 10:10pm PST

Italy - July 13, 2014 Pre-Departure

On this page we have featured some of the natural beauty and wonders o ...

Updated: Jul 09, 2014 9:02am PST

Costa Rica/Tortuguera Jungle Tour - July 21 - 23, 2013

July 21, 2013 Our group of seven was introduced to Tour Guide Manfred ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2013 8:59pm PST

Costa Rica - July 14, 2013

San Jose - is the capital of Costa Rica, head of the province of San J ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:42pm PST

Costa Rica - July 19, 2013

Cano Negro Nature Reserve After an early breakfast, we departed for t ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:40pm PST

Peru 7-14-11

Thursday July 14 - After breakfast, we boarded our buses for the airpo ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:39pm PST

Peru 7-15-11

Friday July 15 Cusco - Today was a gorgeous and sunny day for our tour ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:38pm PST

Costa Rica - July 20, 2013

On our last touring day in Costa Rica we departed the beautiful Arenal ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2013 12:28pm PST

Costa Rica - July 18, 2013

We packed up early for our 1/2 day bus ride to Arenal. On the way we ...

Updated: Jul 20, 2013 6:00am PST

Istanbul - July 14, 2012

Most of our group woke up early in the morning (I didn’t know there wa ...

Updated: Jul 20, 2013 5:57am PST

July 17, 2013

Our day started with a tour of the Butterfly Exhibit and terrarium. I ...

Updated: Jul 19, 2013 5:39am PST

Costa Rica - July 16, 2013

We made the 4-hour bus ride to the Monteverde Rain Forest. The first ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2013 8:58pm PST

Costa Rica - July 15, 2013

Today is a free day for all to explore the town and beaches of Tamarin ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2013 6:26pm PST

Peru 7-17-11

Sunday July 17 - After breakfast we drove to Ollantaytambo, where we e ...

Updated: Jul 18, 2013 6:19pm PST

Costa Rica - July 13, 2013

July 13, 2013 (Day 1) – San Diego to San Jose (Costa Rica) Well the d ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2013 9:47pm PST

Costa Rica - July 10, 2013 - Pre-Departure page

On this page we have featured some of the natural beauty and wonders o ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2013 7:27pm PST

Stars In Education 2013

Updated: Mar 26, 2013 4:05pm PST

Istanbul - July 15, 2012

This morning we had some free time before we went on a boat cruise on ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2012 11:52am PST

Istanbul - July 13, 2012

We began the day with a visit to the prestigious Istanbul Bilgi Univer ...

Updated: Jul 14, 2012 10:19am PST

Istanbul - July 12, 2012

Day 4 – July 12, 2012  (Walking Tour of Istanbul and Turkish Bath) We ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2012 12:55pm PST

Istanbul - July 11, 2012

After breakfast we visited the Sultan Ahmet Camii Mosque, more commonl ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2012 2:57pm PST

Istanbul - July 9/10. 2012

Day 1 and 2 - July 9/10, 2012 Well the day finally arrived for our tri ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2012 7:13am PST

Istanbul 2012 Intro

Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union is hosting two (2) East County ...

Updated: Jul 08, 2012 10:47pm PST

Educators Tour to Peru 2012 Intro

Grossmont Schools Federal Credit UnionTravel Journal Educator's Tour ...

Updated: Jun 19, 2012 10:58am PST

Peru 7-16-11

Saturday, July 16, 2011 After breakfast today, we packed an overnig ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2011 9:26pm PST

Peru 7-12-11

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - After breakfast at the hotel, we departed in ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2011 9:05pm PST

Peru 7-13-11

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - After a buffet-style breakfast at the hotel ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2011 7:34pm PST

Peru 7-11-11

Monday, July 11, 2011 – The trip from El Cajon to Lima was long enough ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2011 10:31pm PST

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Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union
Travel Journal

Educator's Tour to Italy
July 14-22, 2014

A total of sixty-one (61) East County Educators and world travelers will be joining me on the 2014 “Educators Tour”, an annual international travel program that is hosted by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce. In order for our travelers to gain the most out of this trip, AND to be sure that those back home play a key role along the way, our Corporate Sponsor, Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union has developed a few enjoyable features to keep loved ones connected with their family members and friends that are on this trip to Italy. Those features are referenced below:

The Morning Mail Bag    The Morning Mail Bag

This feature provides friends and loved ones the opportunity to submit a message to any one of our “Educators Tour to Italy” travelers. By clicking on the globe above, you can send a "Shout Out" that will be read over the intercom system on the bus. OR, you can send a "Confidential Message" that will only be shared with the named recipient. The "Shout Outs" will be a joy to receive, and they will also allow those on the bus to get to know each other much better and quicker. Please feel free to send several messages while we're on the trip. Who knows, it just might cause Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, etc. to bring back a little something extra for taking the time to connect with them while they're on this trip. This could also be a great opportunity to embarrass them in front of their new "travel buddies".

Travel Journal

This Travel Journal is written and sponsored by Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union, and will be published daily. It will include historical and cultural information on the sites that we visit, as well as some interesting “tid-bits” from our adventures, complete with a host of interesting photos throughout the tour. To view the Travel Journal, simply click on the link above and you will see the different “galleries” for each day complete with a daily overview, and a selection of pictures and captions.

We hope that you enjoy these features and that you visit the GSFCU website on a daily basis as we tour Italy.

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Steve Devan
Vice-Chair of Educator Tours
San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce