Take a Journey with the Bucks Travel Club

Sydne Patchell

Bucks offers little-known chances to visit interesting locations in places in different cities along the east coast as part of the Travel and Trips organization.

So far there have been trips to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. These trips are for students or anyone who wants to travel, but don’t feel comfortable traveling to these cities on their own.

If you are wondering how you can buy tickets, there are two ways. Go on the Bucks homepage under Student Life and click on Trips & Travel. You can purchase tickets online or in the Rollins Center in room 122. Trip Coordinator, Heather Kouveras, of Washington Crossing explained “You don’t have to be a student to go, but as a Bucks student you get an amazing price!”

Another great reason to buy tickets soon is because they sell out really fast. The Longwood Gardens trip has seven tickets left. Also, some classes offer extra credit opportunities to students who attend trips which make it a win-win!

According to the Bucks website, “All trips are chartered using a local and insured charter company. Most trips use air-conditioned & lavatory equipped motor coaches.” Additionally, all trips are rain or shine, but if the college is closed for bad weather, the trip will be cancelled and refunds will be given.

The group was able to visit the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and go on a food tour in Greenwich Village in New York City. Kouveras explained “trips are structured but also give people free-time to roam around as they please.” Tour guides offer lots of suggestions for places to shop and eat which is not something you could get for free if you went on your own.

People enjoy taking pictures, seeing monuments and historical museums, going ice skating, and eating some great food. And not to worry, there are three more trips to sign up for! The club will travel to New York for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday Dec. 16. And on Saturday, Dec. 9 the club will visit the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.

LongwoodGardens.org describes their “exquisite conservatory” as “reminiscent of the splendor of France’s Versailles with fanciful topiaries, imaginative wreaths, ornate mirrors, and more than 50 trees trimmed in classic holiday hues and sparkling crystal ornaments.

The magical garden doesn’t consist of only trees, shrubs, and flowers but also thousands of floating cranberries, apples, and gilded walnuts to really attain the French look. Outside Longwood Gardens “…offers colorful fountains dance to holiday music, strolling carolers, and a wonderland of a half-million twinkling lights await.”

If you like to see beautiful and bright things during the holiday season consider taking a trip with the Bucks Travel Club.