Wayland Offering Travel Opportunities
January 15, 2019
PLAINVIEW – The Wayland Alumni Association recently announced the launch of a new program designed to provide unique opportunities to connect with WBU alumni and leadership while enjoying amazing venues and once-in-a-lifetime sights and sounds.
Wayland Alumni Travel formally launched Dec. 1 with two trips already on the books for guests. A five-day trip to Springfield-Boston-Salem, Mass., is offered for September 2019, and a longer 11-day Classic Austria and Germany trip is planned for June 30-July 10, 2020.
"We have been considering alumni travel for about a year now and working on what trips to launch with the new program. We believe this will give our alumni and friends a great chance to visit places they may have always dreamed about without having to do the legwork to put together such adventures," says Teresa Young, Alumni Director. "Besides, what could be more fun than experiencing these things with other WBU friends and leadership.”
Young said an added bonus of the Europe vacation will be the hosts, Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Hall, Wayland's president and first lady. Having visited that region several times, the Halls were excited to help host the trip and introduce WBU friends to an area they really love.
"Not everyone can say they have vacationed with the president of their alma mater, so this is truly an added bonus for folks who decide to join us! Another plus is getting to see the world-famous Passion Play in Oberammergau that is only performed every 10 years, with great first-class seats provided by our travel agents," Young added. "And while 2020 seems a long time away, these trips are selling out quickly so folks will need to jump on board and make their deposit by the end of January to secure space with us."
The 2019 trip is a shorter venture around Massachusetts to see historic museums and sites in Springfield and Boston, ferry to Salem and spent time in Plymouth from Sept. 5-10 with the crisp fall air as a backdrop. The trip costs $1,750 per person (double occupancy) but single, triple and quad occupancy is also available. Airfare is not included so participants may take advantage of travel miles or points to get to the area or work with WBU trip agents to schedule flights.
"These historic cities are a great chance to enjoy a different part of our own amazing country and take in some beautiful sights on the coast," says Young. "The Spirit of Boston dinner cruise will be a highlight, and there's plenty of free time built in to tailor your sight-seeing to the things you most want to enjoy."
Both trips can be paid out in installments, with signups available now. For more details, visit our webpage or contact Teresa Young at (806) 291-3600.