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Living the Tour Director Life—With Yang Bontrager!

Bob Neff, Jr.: Yang has traveled the world and loves to see and experience new things. We are so pleased to have her as part of our tour directing team. With a friendly smile on her face, she is always prepared for each tour she leads and looking forward to taking you on your next […]

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Play Tulip Trivia!

Did You Know Trivia Quiz: All About Tulips   Q1. In what century were tulips the most expensive flower? Q2. Tulips are the symbol of _____. Q3. The best time to plant tulips is in the ______. Q4. We can learn a lot about living from tulips because they will bend and twist to grow […]

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Visit the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show – A Mediterranean Riviera Holiday

  This time of year we could use more than just a hint of fresh Spring air. In fact, we’ve been questioning Punxsutawney Phil and his shadowy predictions of early Spring! So, why not escape to Mediterranean Riviera-inspired flower gardens, citrus trees, herbs, and spectacular floral exhibits at the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show? Since 1829, […]

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17 Things to Pack for a Cruise + 24 BNT Tours Featuring a Cruise

You’ve booked your BNT Bucket List Cruise, and now it’s time to pack. No matter what your vessel, you’ve got to make sure you have your cruising essentials! What have you got in your cruising suitcase? Passport valid 6 months beyond cruising dates Seasick Wrist Band Small First Aid Kit or Anti-bacterial Wipes Sunscreen Packable […]

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Fall Foliage Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Fall Foliage Trains of New England Tour Date: October 12-16, 2019 Tour Director: Yang Bontrager Tour Highlights: The beautiful fall foliage was our first delightful greeting into New England, followed by many interesting sights such as the Rockwell Museum, the apple orchards, and Sturbridge Village. Some of the highlights were the picturesque sceneries that we […]

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Iceland—Land of Fire and Ice Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice Tour Dates:  July 17-23, 2019 Tour Director: Skip (& Karen) VanderSchaaf Tour Director Highlights: Amazing sights.  Green pastures, geysers, hot springs, miles and miles of black volcanic rock, black sand beach, and breathtaking waterfalls observed up close.  A trip of a lifetime from stepping off the […]

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Preview 2020: An Interview with The Franklins

Barbi & Terry Franklin, world-renowned gospel singer songwriters and revival leaders from Nashville, TN, will join us at our 2020 Tour Preview on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. We had the opportunity to get to know them a little better. We hope you’ll enjoy this interview and join us for […]

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Scotland & England Photo Blog

Tour Name: Scotland & England Tour Date: September 10-21, 2019 Tour Director: Yang Bontrager Tour Highlights: There were so many interesting sights and experiences in Scotland & England that made this tour an outstanding visit. Some of highlights we enjoyed in Scotland was seeing how the dogs herded the sheep following the farmer’s command, the […]

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Beautiful field of red and variegated tulips.

BNT Celebrates The Tulip

Updated: November 15, 2019 Byline: Karen Leslie People have been obsessing over the tulip for centuries. Its cup-shaped, star-petaled beauty draws throngs of travelers to tulip festivals in Holland, Michigan, and Pella, Iowa, here in the U.S.. Annually, flora-lovers fill tours and cruises to Switzerland, France, Germany, and The Netherlands just to gawk at the multitude of […]

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Did You Know Tulip Trivia Answers!

Q1. 1600s. The tulip cost 10 times the average working class yearly wage. The time was known as “Tulip Mania.” Q2. The arrival of Spring Q3. Fall Q4. Light! Even in a vase! Q5. Central Asia Q6. True Q7. Sepals Q8. True. During WWII, they used tulips to replace onions and even baked tulip bread! […]

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Deluxe Tour Dates:  August 9-20, 2019 Tour Director: Patti Olson Tour Director Highlights: This trip remains one of our most popular ones over the years, and this year’s journey was exceptional. We had warm, sunny weather the entire time and a group of passengers who delighted in […]

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Canadian Rockies Photo Blog

Tour name: Canadian Rockies Via Rail Tour dates: July 27-August 3, 2019 Tour Director: Patti Olson Tour Director Highlights: A trip through the Canadian Rockies, especially with an overnight in the train, is on many people’s bucket list, and this year’s trip was all and more than any of the passengers anticipated. Nothing compares to […]

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Living the Tour Director Life—With Cindy Wilson

Whenever you are with Cindy, she is looking to have fun. She has a refreshing smile and loves to laugh. She has led groups that come to experience Lancaster for a day and many others that have gone for a couple of weeks to far off places. Cindy always seems to come home with more […]

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Rhine River Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Tulip Time on the Romantic Rhine & Mosel River Cruise Tour Dates:   April 7-17, 2019 Tour Director:  Yang Bontrager Tour Director Highlights: Seeing many charming European cities with numerous castles & cobblestone streets took you back to the past with all its interesting history. Another highlight was the many acres of beautiful […]

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Mackinac Island & Thunder Bay Resort Photo Blog

Tour Name: Mackinac Island & Thunder Bay Resort Tour Dates: June 17-24, 2019 Tour Director: Patti Olson Tour Director Highlights: Spring was late in Michigan, which meant that we were there as the lilac trees emerged into full bloom! The aroma was heavenly and easily masked the normal odors of horse-drawn transportation on Mackinac Island. […]

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Grandparent & Child Mystery Tour Photo Blog

Tour Name: Grandparent and Grandchild Mystery Tour Tour Date: June 15, 2019 Tour Director: Patti Olson Tour Director Highlights: The day’s theme was animals with our first stop at an alpaca farm in Mount Joy, Then we were on to hot dogs for lunch and a visit to a wild animal rescue preserve. Both children […]

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BNT Welcomes Three New Tour Directors!

You may have wondered what Bob Neff, Jr. looks for when hiring a new tour director. His response? “Loves Jesus, cares about people, and a good communicator.”  I remember specific moments with great tour directors over the years. In London, our tour director carried an umbrella—everywhere. Because, London! When it wasn’t raining, and she needed to […]

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Living the Tour Director Life—With Patti Olson

              “Patti has more energy than I ever had.  She loves to travel (especially Alaska where she used to live). She is always excited to help people have the best vacation possible.” ~Bob Neff, Jr. Where’s your hometown? I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, but I left […]

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