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Syracuse June 26th at 6 PM

Flame Restaurant 713 East Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13210

Call to RSVP 315.471.1305 Or email Info@



Vagabond Exploring

Come our next travel club meeting it will be officially summertime! We were thinking, what better way to welcome in summer and summer traveling than a night out of our own?! This month in place of a regular travel club meeting vagabondGALS will be meeting at Flame Restaurant in Syracuse! If you aren’t familiar with Flame they have an eclectic menu that comes from familiar and foreign tastes around the world with something guaranteed to please everyone.

Please RSVP if you will be able to make it! Please let us know by June 19th so we can set a place at the table for you! Call us at 315-471-1305.

This could be a really great time to meet your next travel companion! We will also have a brief trip update to let you know where the vagabondGALS are headed to next. As always, feel free to bring friends.

We hope to see you there !

It is also conveniently located right down the street from the vagabondGALS office at 713 East Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13210. Check our their website at

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”


meeting Adventure of the

Our Next Adventure


Ireland & Scotland Norway Tour


Featured Trips




This picture is from inside Flame’s dining room… doesn’t it look fun!



Letter From The Owner “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you've never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”

Judith Thurman

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VagabondGALS, It’s another adventure for this Vagabond! I am typing from the US Airways Club Lounge at Philly Airport in anticipation of my two weeks of travel through Italy. Yes… although I have been to Europe a dozen times before, this really is my first trip to the most popular country for tourists. A special part of the trip will be to visit a branch of my husband’s family tree. His grandfather came over from the Trento area in the early part of the 20th century and there are still cousins galore in the family village. I am looking forward to meeting as many of them as possible. If you haven’t yet ‘liked’ our two Facebook pages for /vagabondtourandtravel and /vagabondGALS you should do so today. I will be posting photos of the trip daily!

Our web site is still changing and growing. New to the Vagabond Tour and Travel site is a “destinations” section. I have started with Europe and am working my way around the globe. Be patient while we add the content. It is labor intensive. I am starting with short country descriptions, but useful links, preferred suppliers for the region, recommended novels about the region and more are soon to come. Don’t forget to register on the new vagabobdGALS web site for access to special information, the calendar and more. Let us know what tours you would be interested in for the remainder of the year and into 2015. Now is the time to start thinking of your winter getaway as well. Looking for a cruise? Want to rent a condo for a month in the south? Just need a weekend away? Give us a call and we can help. Another new feature on both web sites is the self booking feature. Have a small trip and don’t think you should bother us at the office (well, you can!) but you can also now book your hotels online right from our site. This technology is brought to you by Expedia… so if you want to “buy local” you can with Vagabond Tour and Travel. Happy Travels…Sally P.S. Have ideas, want to do something different with vagabondGALS, email us,, we would love to hear from you!


Itinerary Day 1 Fly to Scotland Day 2 Meet your fellow travelers in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city

Exploring Scotland & Ireland

Day 5 Discover Inverness, eyes open for “Nessie!” Day 6 Explore Glasgow and cross the famed Irish Sea Day 7 Tour Belfast and learn about the city’s struggled past Day 8 Venture out to see world wonder, Giant’s Causeway Day 9 Visit Derry , see Glenveagh National Park and see the gardens at Glenveagh Castle Day 10 Step back in time at Ulster American Folk Park Day11 Tour the famous Dublin Day 12 Fly home from Dublin

Did you know… The thistle is the national symbol of Scotland

Day 3 Take a locally guided tour of Edinburgh and visit the Holyroodhouse Day 4 Visit Glamis castle and tour a whiskey distillery



Walk in the Footsteps of Celtic Culture

Scotland has approximately 790 islands

Bask in the warm Celtic culture and majestic scenery of two or that… remarkable lands. Come to know the regal city of Edinburgh, including Holyroodhouse Palace, the Queen’s official residence. Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia. Learn the secrets of Halloween was making Scotch whisky and enjoy a tasting. Walk on the Giant’s derived from an Irish Causeway. Drive the scenic Highlands along the shores of Loch festival called Salhain Ness and cruise Loch Lomond. Visit the Titanic Experience Museum in Belfast and remember the century-old tragedy that and…. shook the world. See Glenveagh National Park in Donegal. Delve into the history of Ireland at the Ulster American Folk The longest place Park. Close your tour with two nights in rollicking Dublin and head home after a traditional Irish Night farewell. name in Ireland is

Muckanaghederdauhaulia Also….

Dublin boasts one pub for every 100 people And…

The average height of an Irish man is 5’8”



“Wherever you go, go with all your heart� Confucius

Interested in this trip? Give us a call today to find out more information and how you can join us! 315.471.1305

Norway Spring Voyage Join us next spring for a trip to Norway! Spring is a beautiful time to see this country as days become longer, springtime colors infuse the landscape and the Arctic grip recedes. We will be traveling with Hurtigruten which offers the best views at a gentle pace to give you time to take everything in! This voyage allows you to see three seasons in one journey as your travel from Southern to Northern Norway. Experience the midnight sun from the Arctic Circle and see the beautiful Trollfjord. Enjoy King Crab caught along the Russian Border and later watch the Northern Lights in Alta.

Itinerary Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen Day 2 Alesund Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten islands Day5 Tromso, the gateway to the Arctic Day 6 Honningsvag and the North Cape Day 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point


Featured Trips Singapore to Sydney Cruise

Cruise the South Pacific and visit Australia, New Zealand, and the Islands. Ports of call include Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington, Christchurch, Tasmania and more! Join us in October of 2015 for this trip of a lifetime! Let us know if you are interested so we can keep you updated once dates and pricing is available. Call us at 315-471-1305

All Shook Up! Join some of your fellow vagabondGALS on June 25th for this day trip to Cortland Repertory Theater for a performance of ‘All Shook Up’! Leave the driving to us as you board a motor coach for a roundtrip excursion, dinner at The Hollywood Bar and Grill (taxes and gratuities included) and a surprise stop on the way! Prices include tour escort for the entire day and admission to the show! Call to reserve today as space is limited!


June 25th




Create your personalized travel profile to share with other

We all know a woman who would like to travel‌but doesn’t due to a lack of a suitable travelling companion

vagabondGALS Online Club GET READY! The much anticipated launch of the vagabondGALS online club is on the horizon. A few years ago, when we started helping single women in CNY find suitable travel companions we had no idea it would end up growing beyond our

region. We realized vagabondGALS needed to expand to allow women from across the nation connect and plan trips. An online platform is the next step in the process. Creating and maintaining your own online profile includ-

ing personal travel preferences, sharing tips hints and destinations you favor, and a chance to share your experiences with other female travelers will all be available in the new portal. JOIN TODAY!

Tell me more about vagabondGALS! VagabondGALS gives you the ability to connect and meet with women who are also looking for travel companions! Using our new website you will be able to share your travel preferences and

top trip destinations to find a trip buddy that fits your lifestyle. This online portfolio of your trip possibilities and preferences will help you and others get to know potential travel partners. Not

sure about just an online profile? will also serve as a way to set up meet-and-greets in your area to get to know a potential travel partner or a group of travelers!

So, what can I do on Your Profile will tell other vagabondGALS about yourself. Share travel stories and your Travel Preferences to make sure you find the right companion. Use our

travel bucket list to tell other members where you want to go, even create a potential itinerary for your trip! Share your past travels through photo albums and even

videos. Want to get started right away? Log on to today!


New On-Line Booking Tool travel a little more indebusy, let us pendently but help you wary of not book, on having the proyour time. tection provided by a travel agent? We have just the tool for you! This new feature is perfect for those who like to book their own arrangements We know you’re

Are you a night owl or early riser that likes to get your planning done on your schedule? Like to

via the internet. This new link (powered by EXPEDIA) allows you to book independently while still having the security of a personal travel professional behind the booking. Hotels, cruises and tour packages are also available along with daily specials.

Do it yourself or full service… with

What are my options? Search for everything you need to plan your vacation! Flights, hotels, tours, cruises, even find promotions. Our new convenient site can help you find packages and deals at your convenience. Search a va-

riety of options at once to find what fits you best. This easy new tool allows you to play around with different trip options to select the vacation that best fits your travel group. Compare deals side-by-

Vagabond Tour and Travel you get

side to give you peace of mind knowing your getting the best deal. The best part—the security of your Vagabond Tour and Travel agent behind every

to choose!

How do I get there? Find this new tool at

come in and meet with vagabondtourandtravel.agent your travel agent, but knowing the kind of trip or by visiting our you’re looking for and website (vagabond your budget helps us and use save you time! Use this the links in the left hand col- tool to prepare for your umn. Of course, you can still meetings. Still not sure

about booking on your own? That’s fine too! Your local Vagabond Tour and Travel agent is always conveniently available to help plan your dream trip!


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