SALT Excursions

Travel with SALT!

What’s Next? Senior Adventures in Learning and Travel (SALT), LLC offers local, regional, national, and international travel opportunities for seniors. Participants on local and regional trips will need to show proof of vaccination for Covid-19. National and international tours are contracted with Premier World Discovery and Collette, so participants will register through those companies and adhere to their rules regarding travel. Liability waivers will need to be completed for all travel with SALT.


Fall 2022 Overnight Regional Excursions

In addition to our usual programming of classes, clubs, day trips, and national and international tours, we are planning three overnight regional excursions for the fall. We will be handling registration for these adventures a bit differently since they require extensive planning and coordination. If you would like to register for any of the trips described below, please send your registration form and a check for the deposit to 1412 Spruce Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29575 before the deadlines listed. If we do not have enough participation to offer the trip, your deposit will be refunded. If the trip goes forward, the deposit will guarantee you a spot on the tour. If the trip is offered and you decide not to travel with us, the deposit will be forfeited unless we can fill your seat with another traveler.

Glamping and Tubing at Givhans Ferry State Park, September 7-9
We will be reserving cabins in Givhans Ferry State Park and coordinating a tubing expedition with Edisto River Adventures.. Join us for a fun-filled adventure exploring this state park and enjoying a full day on the river. We anticipate the cost of this trip to be $165 per person, which covers transportation, lodging, and tubing. $50 deposit due by June 7. This trip has 2-3 spaces remaing.

Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville, NC, October 14-16
We will be traveling to North Carolina for the 2022 BalloonFest, the second oldest hot air balloon festival in the country. We will spend all day Saturday on the grounds of the festival, witnessing the competition launch in the morning, enjoying the full line up of entertainment, visiting the NC Wine and Craft Beer Garden, meeting the pilots, watching the mass ascent in the afternoon, and enjoying the “glow window” in the evening. We will cover your transportation, hotel, breakfasts, and admission to the festival. You will have ample opportunity to purchase food, drink, and even rides on your own. Anticipated cost for travel, hotel, and ticket is $375, but will be dependent on the number who register. If we have sufficient numbers, we will secure a bus for transportation rather than taking our van. $100 deposit due by June 7.

Christmas at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, December 4-6
We have taken this trip several times, but we never tire of seeing the Biltmore Estate decorated for the holidays. We hope to have enough participants to take a motor coach to Asheville where we will tour the Biltmore Estate, indulge in a delicious buffet dinner at the beautiful Deer Park Inn, and enjoy the lovely gardens and conservatory as well as Antler Village, where retail shops and the Biltmore Winery offer excellent shopping and tasting opportunities. If time permits, we will also provide free time in downtown Asheville, where our foodies and shoppers will delight in the many restaurants and stores available to them. Anticipated cost $599. Breakfasts included. Deposit of $200 due by September 5.

National and International Tours

For each tour below, click on the photograph or link to access the brochure, which includes a full itinerary, reservation form, contact information, and booking number. All reservations and payments are made directly with the travel company.

For the trips below, Premier World Discovery has instituted a “No Risk Deposit.” See details on the brochures. Booking discounts are given to those who pay in full by check before the due date. You do NOT have to be a SALT member to go on these tours.

Celebrity Cruise and Land Expedition in Alaska

June 11-24

from $7760.22 total for cabin for 2 (including cruise and land portion, but not airfare) plus $675 on board credit

Book with Mark Stoll and ask to be in the SALT group, (407-275-2244 Ext 114,

Landscapes and Lighthouses of Coastal Maine (PWD)

August 13  Landscapes and Lighthouses of Coastal Maine

$ 3349 pp/double (includes air fare) (Final payment due in May)

California Rail (PWD)

September 14-September 21  California Rail Discovery

$3350 pp/double (includes air fare) (Final payment due in June)

Philadelphia, Amish Country, and the Brandywine Valley (PWD)

September 25-October 1  Click here for brochure

$2675, final payment due in June

Great Trains and Grand Canyons

October 2-8, 2022   Click here for brochure.

$2945, final payment due in July

Iceland Explorer  (PWD) Brochure

October 5-12, 2022 (Final payment due in July)

$3945 pp/double (airfare included)

Hawaii Three Island Adventure (PWD)

Nov. 8-17, 2022  Hawaii 3 Island Adventure

$5045 pp/double (includes air fare) (Final payment due in August)

New York City Holiday

December 2-7   Click here for brochure.

$3525, final payment due in September

Spotlight on Sante Fe Holiday  (Collette)

December 11, $2349/double

Printed Brochure with paper registration form

Online Brochure with link to online registration form

Australia and New Zealand Uncovered  (Collette)

January 23-February 13, 2023

$10,799 (Book before June 25 to insure a seat; final payment due Nov. 24.

Print Brochure with paper registration form

Online Brochure with online registration form

Pacific Northwest and California  (Collette)

April 23, 2023, $3099

Print Brochure with paper registration form

Online Brochure with Online Registration link

Great Lakes Adventure & the Holland Tulip Festival (PWD)

May 4-13, 2023, $3575


Colorado Rockies, Rails, & Western National Parks (PWD)

June 18-27, 2023, $3649


Majestic Canadian Rockies (PWD)

August 6-12, 2023, $3575


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (PWD)

October 13-19, 2023, $3149


Montreal & Quebec City Christmas Markets (PWD)

November 30-December 4, 2023, $2925