TRAVEL 2017 & 2018 CATALOG - Personally Escorted FEATURE Tours and Cruises "plus" information on ways to save time and money on your independent AS YOU LIKE IT travels!
2014 Travel Catalog
TRAVEL 2017 & 2018 CATALOG - Personally Escorted FEATURE Tours and Cruises "plus" information on ways to save time and money on your independent AS YOU LIKE IT travels!


  • Each of the "FEATURE" TRAVEL experiences shown below feature "all-inclusive" pricing.  There are no hidden charges and prices shown "include" everything detailing in the brochure that opens for you.  This feature "includes" such things as round trip airfare, travel protection insurance, all taxes and transfers, etc.
  • The travel opportunities listed below are just a tiny portion of what we have available for you to consider.  They are only our premier collection of personally escorted experiences.  We have many other choices for you.
  • Whatever your travel desires may be - traveling by yourselves, taking a family vacation, taking a cruise, enjoying a weekend package, or traveling with a group - our full time team of travel professionals can serve you completely.
  • Whatever your budget or desired dates of travel, we can provide you with exactly what you want.
  • As a full time professional travel organization we are "agents" for all major cruise lines, travel package plans, and travel companies.  This means that any program - of any company you may see advertised anywhere else - is available for you right here in our offices at the same - or quite often better - price than you will find anywhere else.  Guaranteed!
  • What is even better is that you don't pay for our services.  Instead, the travel companies gladly pay us a commission to promote, sell and service their products.
  • Making it extremely easy and efficient for you is the fact that we are "right here" for you before, during and after your travels to provide you with all necessary travel documents and instructions "in your own hands" before you depart; and to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.  As our client, we are "always" on your side and will provide personal services that will make you want to return many times in the future.
  • This full range of personalized travel services assures you end up with exactly what you desire - at the price you desire to pay. 

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"AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL - Every departure date and every itinerary of all major travel and cruise companies are available through our offices at "assured" best pricing.  You are able to take full advantage of any special offers or pricing you may have received directly from the company, or that otherwise exists.  Compare - you have nothing to lose, and much to gain.   This special "no cost" service allows unlimited comparison between travel possibilities and is ideal when one of our personally escorted and value "FEATURE" TRAVEL experiences will not work for you.  Individuals, couples, families, groups of friends, organizations, and others desiring to travel "as you like" regularly take advantage of this program. 



Oct 14/21 - Leaves, Lighthouses & Lobsters (Maine in the fall - the name says it all) - By far our most popular fall experience - some travelers have enjoyed it three different times, multiple others more than once - this hand crafted combination of experiences "features" the beauty of fall in New England, the rugged rockbound coast line of Maine that has more lighthouses than any other state, except one, and behind the scenes up close and personal experiences with the "real" people of Maine; people like a lobsterman, a cranberry and blueberry grower who is also president of the Maine Farm Bureau, a bronze bell maker whose hand crafted works are featured in America's finest gift shops, a banker turned cheese maker, a professor with the University of Maine who is known as Mr. Wild Blueberry and a world-wide authority on the growing and marketing of this special product, and more.

Nov 6/10 - The Flavors of New Orleans - The special "flavors" of this experience that are "featured" are many more than food, although food is an extremely important and enjoyable of this unique itinerary.  One is "lagniappe" - a Cajun word meaning a small gift given to a customer by a merchant ; or more broadly, something given or obtained by way of good measure - something extra!  We are very proud to say that Please Go Away(tm) Vacations has included numerous bits of "lagniappe" for you.  We will stay in one centrally-located hotel  and from their experience:  The French Quarter / Jackson Square / the Mississippi River / the Louisiana swamp / beignets and café au lait / special dining experiences, the Cajun Cooking School / a down home dining experience of a famous New Orleans' "Po Boy" sandwich whose name reflects its origin, and much more.  The price is right - the experiences exceptional. 

Nov 13/29 - Grand Hawaii Cruise - Cruising the way it was meant to be - full days at sea filled with as many activities as you like or with the ability to completely relax and do absolutely nothing as you alone desire.  The actual cruise experience begins on the West Coast of the United States and sails across the beautiful Pacific Ocean to arrive in the luxurious and verdant Hawaiian Islands.  Once in the Islands your floating luxury resort will carry you to four different Islands where, at each port of call, we have included special shore excursions designed to maximize your appreciation and understanding of what makes the Hawaiian Islands such a popular destination.  In addition to the natural beauty of the Islands, you will also enjoy included experiences of such things as a bountiful luau feast with native performances and the sobering experiences of Pearl Harbor and the fateful events of December 7, 1941.  It's all included for you.  Then, we will once again cruise back toward the "mainland" with a stop in Mexico before returning to where our journey began.  A really big and special bonus is that you will get to experience "Thanksgiving as Sea!"


Jan 6/14 - "Ladies Only" Caribbean Cruise - For the second year in row, the REGAL PRINCESS cruise ship has just been named - out of all cruise ships of all cruise lines - the Best Cruise ship for Entertainment by the prestigious USA TODAY 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards 2016.  As a “ladies only” experience, it is ideal for friends, sisters, grandmothers, mothers, daughters, and other family members to share quality time and experiences together.  Times and events will be shared and memories  that will never be forgotten will be created; all of which are, most probably, not attainable otherwise.  For an entire week you will play and be pampered as you enjoy and experience wonderful dining; unmatched personal service; included Broadway/Las Vegas-style stage productions; the opportunities to indulge yourself in relaxing and rejuvenating spa experiences; included educational shore excursions; WiFi connection capabilities; and time to just relax and do whatever comes to mind.

Jan 18/Feb 1 - The Wonders of Vietnam -  On this experience the ancient and mysterious world will be delved into as together we explore Vietnam's rich culture and complex history.  At the Vietnam War Memorial Park, we will tour the Cu Chi Tunnels - underground hideouts used during the ward.  We will experience life on the Mekong Delta.  We will learn about the country's unique culinary traditions during a cooking demonsstration in rural Ky Sona; a cooking class in Hoi An; and some time visiting the Tra Que Herb Village.  There's more!  We will stay aboard a luxury junk boat on brilliant Halong Bay.  We will behold the nation's imperial past at the Thien mu Pagoda and marvel at the haunting ruins of My Son.   

 Apr 11/15 - NewYork City & Theater ExperienceWhen you “go away” on this specially created departure you will put into play in a big way all your senses of sight, smell, taste, feel, and sound as you are surrounded by the vibrant workings and activities of New York City.  Much more is “included” in this tour than most departures.  Please compare.  When you compare “Big Apple to Big Apple” you will see you are receiving more for your travel investment.  It “will not” be necessary for you to purchase a lot of “extras” once you arrive to round out your experiences.  This is common practice with many other offerings that want to appear inexpensive, but in reality cost you more in the long run.  Another very important consideration when experiencing New York City and wanting to maximize your time there is the location of your hotel.  Yours will be right in the middle of the Times Square / Broadway theatre area where everything is literally right outside the hotel’s front doors.

May 9/16 - Michigan's Mackinac Island & Much MoreCome and “go away” with us on this educational and exciting adventure. It features Michigan and Illinois and begins in one of America’s most-beautiful cities - Chicago.  Then, by special arrangement we will experience Holland, Michigan’s famous “Tulip Festival” before traveling on to Grand Rapids.  Then, it’s on to Mackinac Island and the famous Grand Hotel.  Our special group will stay for two nights in luxury at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island overlooking the Mackinac Straits and “Big Mac.”  Mackinac Island and The Grand Hotel are both experiences that will add to your travel achievements and are experiences many travelers are not privileged to do. You will visit the Bavarian-influenced town of Frankenmuth where you will visit Bronners - the largest Christmas store in the world - and have the opportunity to visit an exact replica of the Bavarian chapel where “Silent Night” was first performed.   There’s more!  Spaces are limited.  Reserve now.

Jun 3/17 - Scandinavian Sojourn (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)This Scandinavian Sojourn offers sparkling lakes, spectacular fjords, and more. From Copenhagen you’ll travel to Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lillehammer, Flam, Bergen, Geilo, and Oslo. You’ll also enjoy special highlights like Tivoli Gardens (open mid-April to mid-September), Hans Christian Andersen’s home, and Den Gamle By in Denmark, as well as dinner at a local restaurant in Arhus to try out local specialties; Stockholm’s City Hall, and a highlight visit to Gripsholm Castle in Sweden; Lillehammer’s Maihaugen Open-Air Museum (from end-May onwards); and Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway; and more. Of course you will also try out the local Swedish treat Polkagris candy, and taste the local apple cider at a Norwegian farm. This vacation offers a great variety of transportation including a ferry crossing from Denmark to Sweden and, of course, a beautiful cruise on the Sognefjord and Naerøyfjord. In Oslo, enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate the success of your Scandinavian vacation.  

Jul 23/Aug 4 - Alaska AdventurePlease Go Away™ Vacations pioneered personally-escorted experiences to Alaska 45 years ago when the present day luxurious infrastructure of good roads, comfortable land lodges, floating luxury cruise ships, quality motor coaches, and glass-domed rail cars was non-existent.  Returning each year for 45 years, we are convinced that what you will see and do on this special departure is absolutely the very best experience you can have of “The Big Land” of glaciers (more than the rest of the World combined), mountains, wildlife, beautiful and abundant flowers and unmatched natural beauty.  Our itinerary is actually “3 tours in one!”  With Please Go Away™ Vacations you will experience the State’s interior, the Gulf of Alaska, and the beautiful “Inside Passage.” 

Sep 21/29 - New England & Canada Fall Cruise "plus" Tastes of New York CityA Personal Invitation to join Paula & Kenny Axman as they celebrate two important anniversaries in 2018 on this fabulous Princess Cruise experience!  2018 is a major milestone in their lives.  45 years ago they were married and began life’s journey together.  Little did they know at the time that 15 years later they would begin another adventure that would actually turn into many additional journeys.  30 years ago this year Paula became a team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations.  She immediately began to assume additional responsibilities in the organization on a daily basis with Kenny contributing many hours behind the scenes helping to make the business grow and prosper.  They have been blessed with many friends and with many experiences over the years.  From literally hundreds of different travel possibilities they have chosen this special cruise experience to observe their dual anniversaries.  They very much would like for you to join them; perhaps to also share a special event occurring in your lives; and to share their special dual anniversary milestones.

Sep 23/Oct 3 - Best of Cuba Cruise -  When you join the intentionally limited number of intrepid travelers that will make up our select group you will be privy to a complete experience of the newest and one of the greatest in demand travel destinations in the world - CUBA.  You will be part of a fully sanctioned travel experience that is much more than just Havana.  To provide a complete and in depth experience you will be privileged to spend two days in Cienfuegos, Cuba and two days in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.  These two cities are in addition to Havana.  This triple combination assures you of being able to experience the "real" Cuba and to gain an insight into the island's broad ethnic mixture.  Rather that having to stay in Cuba's "challenged" hotels, like you would on a land tour, you will spend each night aboard your luxurious floating resort ship.

Oct13/20 - Leaves, Lighthouses & LobstersYou’ll stay for an entire week in oceanfront rooms of famous Bar Harbor Inn, situated in downtown Bar Harbor, Maine, New England’s most enchanting island resort.  You’ll literally be within a few feet of the water’s edge, the quaint tree-lined streets, shops, and many fabulous restaurants of this famous seaside resort.  The famous “Shore Path” fronts the property.  Our limited-sized group will be transported on daily outings over the back roads of the state’s interior; and along the ocean-hugging highways and surf-pounding waves of Maine’s rugged and lighthouse-dotted coastline.  Each evening we will return to the comforts of our Bar Harbor Inn accommodations and the Inn’s warm fireplace.  Sequence of events and included sightseeing may be altered to provide most optimal experiences possible.  The time of this fall “Travel Treasure”™ has been carefully chosen to offer the finest resort accommodations, itinerary, and values of season-closing sales of Bar Harbor’s shops.  You will experience many of Maine’s unique offerings in depth – you will enjoy a “A Real Maine Experience”!  

Oct 29/Nov 1 - Polar Bear AdventureThis adventure allows you to experience the excitement of polar bear viewing from an official Tundra Buggy, as well as enjoy the eclectic charm of the unique Northern town of Churchill, situated in the far regions of Northern Canada on the banks of Hudson Bay.  Churchill provides the perfect place to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.  Contrary to a common belief, you won’t find polar bears in Alaska - instead, they thrive in places like the Hudson Bay, particularly Churchill.  It’s nature “up close” and at its best!  You will literally live the adventure and see sights not possible anywhere else on earth.  You will stay in snuggly-warm accommodations in the town and thrill to full-day Tundra Buggy safaris on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area, where polar bears await the freezing of the Hudson Bay. 

Nov 29/Dec 3 - A Texas Christmas to RememberSure, it’s San Antonio and its famous Christmas-decorated Riverwalk.  But, it’s much more.  It’s better hotel accommodations.  It’s better located hotels.  It maximizes what is able to be seen and done because long boring and tiring days spent “going and coming” from Texas on a bus are avoided, allowing our travelers to see and experience more.  It’s  Stonewall in Texas Hill country and the childhood home of President Lyndon Johnson.  It’s Fredericksburg filled with German heritage and Christmas tradition (the Christmas tree originated in Germany).  It’s a real Texas ranch dining and holiday experience.  It features outstanding dining experiences.  It includes special “bonus” sightseeing and dining experiences.  It  includes roundtrip airfare.  Travel protection is provided.  There is no need to purchase additional sightseeing experiences to round out your activities.  They are all included.

Dec 7/15 - The Best of Europe's Christmas MarketsTogether, we will sip mulled wine, eat the Christmas delicacy of lebkuchen, and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe.  In multiple ways we will be “going back” to where many of our Christmas traditions started - the Christmas Tree had its origin in Germany.  The slow pace and quality of multi-night stays in warm and cozy accommodations provides the ideal foundation for this “land only” experience in the heart of Europe.  We will spend three nights in the traditional Alpine Village of Oberammergau two nights in the heart of the Black Forest, and two nights in Wurzburg.  We will have time to enjoy these cities completely and to also enjoy exciting and educational daytime trips from them, returning each evening to our warm and comfortable surroundings.  Together, we will bask in holiday cheer as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrolean Austria. Visit historic, medieval Nuremberg, Wurzburg and Rothenberg, some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. View the fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle nestled in the heart of mountainous Bavaria. Explore Strasbourg’s Petit France and its quaint market stalls huddled around the imposing cathedral; and much more.


As the year progresses we’ll be adding additional FEATURE personally escorted experiences.  Check with us often.  We’ll always be pleased to provide detailed brochures for your consideration.   Your questions are always welcome.  We look forward to serving you. 




If you are a member/supporter of any or all of the following organizations, ask us about special money-saving opportunities they have had us arrange for just their members/supporters. You will save money and receive special bonuses and benefits on both personally escorted and “on your-own” travels. 
The organizations providing these special opportunities are:
AMERICAN EAGLE CLUB - American State Bank and Trust - Great Bend
CUNA - Great Bend


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