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Southern Samplings Group Packages
(Group Size = 15)

An African American Focus in North Carolina Past and Present
An African American Focus on Slavery and the Civil War
Cruisin' Coastal Carolina
The Foothills Experience
From the Piedmont to the Mountains
Gardens of North Carolina
High Point Discovery
Holiday Winter Wonderland
Mayberry Days
The Muse of the Mountains
North Carolina Arts and Gardens Tour
The Outer Banks
Swing Through the South
Stroll Into The Past
White Water - White Wine!!

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Civil War Related Southern Samplings Packages

Touring the Great Battlefields of the American Civil War
In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
North Carolina in the Civil War
North Carolina and Virginia Civil War Sites

Student Tour Related Southern Samplings Packages
(Group Size = 40)

Mountain Fun In North Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Raft and Rail Excusion




Optionals: Excellent Dinner & Lunch Recommendations in Historic Restaurants

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Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1963 to provide a forum for the wide appreciation of fine traditional and contemporary craft. Piedmont Craftsmen represents both established artists and promising newcomers who have been selected as exhibiting members through an annual jury process which maintains rigorous standards of quality in concept and technique. Media represented include clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, jewelry, paper, wood furniture, photography and prints. Excellent Shopping!

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

SECCA is a series of cascading galleries housed in the 1929 English style home of the late industrialist James G. Hanes. By not maintaining a permanent collection, SECCA can fill these galleries with several of the Southeast's most impressive temporary exhibits at once.

Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Visit a winter wonderland of nearly a million lights, and enjoy a holiday dinner your group will never forget! Plan for plenty of time to stop and shop at the Holiday Village Gift Shop! It is located at the Red Barn about halfway through the lights. The gift shop has wonderful crafts and Tanglewood souvenirs that would make great gifts! While at the barn, don't forget to roast marshmallows at the giant roaster! November 6th -January 9th.

Delicious Hand-Made Moravian Cookies at Mrs. Hanes' Hand-Made Moravian Cookies

where Eva Foltz I-lanes is the seventh generation of cookie makers in her family! The tour begins in the warehouse where supplies are stored and continues to "Grandma's kitchen," complete with an old wood stove. You will proceed to the packing room, and then on to the mixing room where you will see a mixer that can mix up to 1,000 pounds of dough. The most popular area is the special "glassed-in viewing window" where you will watch the "artists in aprons" at work. Along the way you will sample all six flavors of the cookies: Ginger, Sugar, Chocolate, Lemon, Butterscotch, and Black Walnut. These cookies are made from an old family recipe handed down for generations. Each cookie is rolled and cut by hand; the flavor is rolled into the cookies Come Taste and See!


The Inn at Rising Meadow Farm

The peacefulness of country living awaits you at Rising Meadow Farm. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the Inn as the beauty of the surrounding pastures and gardens envelops you. The center of the Inn itself is a late 1800's North Carolina farmhouse. Carefully renovated to maintain the charm of that era, it boasts the original heart pine floors, board walls and well-worn stairs with a handmade railing. The additions to the house were designed to complement the original. The front porch, complete with swing and rocking chairs, is a favorite sitting area to catch a cool breeze on a warm day, while the rear deck offers a vista of natural serenity. Rising Meadow Farm is 128 acres of fields, meadows, and woodland, multiple springs and a pond that is stocked for fishing. Birds and wildlife are very much at home in this natural environment. Vegetables, flowers and herbs from the gardens are enjoyed at the table in season. Enjoy a tour of this farm as you ride through the farm by a wagon, weather permitting, and learn about shearing sheep, wool, lambing, feeding of animals and so much more! Light refreshments!

The Inn at Rising Meadow Farm plus Lunch at the Goat Lady Dairy
The Goat Lady Dairy produces a variety of goat cheese which it sells to the public at local farmers' markets, as well as local restaurants. Enjoy a tour of this Dairy along with a delicious lunch - example: hot or cold homemade soup, smoked turkey, green salad, fresh fruit, homemade pickles, tea, homemade cookies or pie for dessert. A real delight! Also available is a tour of Rising Meadow Farm plus a tour of the Goat Lady Dairy, including a cheese tasting.

Lazy 5 Ranch

Come feed the animals from around the world - Lazy 5 features 400 exotic animals! On your 3 ½ mile safari through the gently sloping pasturelands, you will experience animals from six continents. This is a drive-through experience unique in North Carolina. There is no other collection of animals like this in the Southeast.

The Bob Timberlake Gallery

Come home to the world of Bob Timberlake with a visit to the Gallery. The Gallery showcases Bob Timberlake's original artworks, reproductions and personal memorabilia as well as his highly popular line of home furnishing, accessories, apparel, gifts and collectibles.

Seagrove: For People Who Love the Potter's Craft - Seagrove, NC
The North Carolina Pottery Center showcases the pottery and ceramic arts of North Carolina. The Center features permanent exhibits of historic pieces of pottery from the Seagrove region as well as the work of local potters; the Center also features scheduled demonstrations. Home to 95 potters, you will enjoy visiting their shops, many of them within walking distance of the Center. Excellent shopping! Plan to have lunch at the Jugtown Café.

North Carolina Asheboro Zoo

In Randolph county, heritage and fun don't stand still! They roam! They roar! They rumble! One of the nation's finest fully natural habitat zoos, the North Carolina Zoo is open year-round to visitors from around the world. The flora and fauna of North America and Africa are well represented throughout the zoo's 500 acres.

Chateau Morrisette
Let's go to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway to the Chateau Morrisefte - enjoy a tour of the winery, as well as a wine tasting tour! You will have a delicious lunch prepared just for you. Lunch at the Chateau is an event of elegance and taste, as garden fresh vegetables and herbs blend together with the tranquil surroundings to make this a refreshing and beautiful day. There will be time to enjoy the gift shop and return home with lots of goodies.

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Newsletter Date:
Tues, 01/30/18
JEAN WELLS TRAVEL presents: Macdougall Honeymoon to Australia

Hello Everyone,

Pam Davis, Indep. Contractor with JWT, had such a great experience working with the MacDougalls on their honeymoon to the "Land Down Under."  This couple really knows how to plan a honeymoon! Check out their commentary and a few of their pictures on the "Journeys" tab!


Warmest regards,



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