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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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BNT One Day Tour: Museum of the Bible

“The Museum of the Bible exists to invite all people to engage with the Bible.” 430,000 square feet—that’s the size of it! The Museum of the Bible (MOTB) showcases rare artifacts spanning 3,500 years in history, stunning museum collections, technological displays, and immersive experiences like the “Hebrew Walk-Through.” Whether you’re familiar with the Bible—maybe you’ve […]

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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 is 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 […]

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Celebrate the Roses Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Celebration of the Roses Tour Dates:   May 25, 2019 Tour Director:  Karen Kuch Tour Director Highlights: Seeing the beautiful fragrant gardens with such an old mansion was interesting and lovely for the eyes and nose!!  Listening to Silver, Wood and Ivory and eating there was lovely for the ears, mouth, and eyes!  Overall rejuvenation […]

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Spring Mystery Tour 2019 Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Spring Mystery Tour Tour Dates:   May 18, 2019 Tour Director:  Marge Sherid Tour Director Highlights:  What a fun day!  Where are we going?!  New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx!  After a delicious lunch we hopped aboard the tram for an hour guided tour of the garden!  The day ended at the Liberty Bell Museum in […]

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Tulip Time 2019 Photo Blog

Tour Name:  Tulip Time in Holland, MI Tour Dates:   May 6-10, 2019 Tour Director:  Marge Sherid Tour Director Highlight: Beautiful 5-day getaway, starting with an exciting Dune Ride, fabulous tulips and concerts, Windmill Island, Veldheer’s Tulip Gardens, a fun parade, wonderful food, concluding with stops at Our Daily Bread Ministries, the Henry Ford Factory Tour, and Warther […]

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Panama Canal Photo Blog

Tour Name: Panama Canal Dates: April 13-30, 2019 Tour Director: Patti Olson Tour Director Highlight: This was my second time transiting the Panama Canal, and it maintained its allure. The history of its building is so rich and fascinating. Besides the canal itself, we had many port stops, including Cartegena, Colombia; Panama City itself (first […]

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Myrtle Beach Photo Blog

Tour Name: Springtime in Myrtle Beach Tour Dates: April 8 – 12, 2019 Tour Director: Marge Sherid Tour Director Highlight: Wonderful 5 day tour!  We stayed at the beautiful Beach Cove Resort, enjoyed 3 shows, toured the Hopsewee Plantation, Brookgreen Gardens, and had some downtime on the beach! [Click on any photo to view as slideshow.]

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Florida Sunshine Photo Blog

Tour Name: Florida Sunshine Dates:  March 13 – 22, 2019 Tour Director: Skip VanderSchaaf BNT Tour Director Highlights: “Seeing Florida naturally was refreshing. We started with a tour of Savannah—the Azaleas were beautiful. Then, on to Florida. The Boggy Creek airboat ride, the beauty of Bok Tower Gardens, and Homosassa Springs were physically and mentally […]

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20 Ways to Practice Slow Travel While on a Group Tour or Cruise

Choose a longer tour. Study the itinerary and choose (or don’t choose) your optional excursions. Don’t opt for all of the options if you think you’ll be rushed. Choose a“hub-and-spoke” tour to explore an area. That way you’ll stay put longer. Explore. Choose a different walking or dinner companion every now and then! Try new […]

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Slow Down, Time, and Give Me Some Slow Travel

When is enough enough? I’m talking about travel, by the way. We travel away from the comfort of our homes for a change of scenery, a different pace of life, a new perspective. We explore, discover new places, refresh our minds, or maybe even, return to a familiar place where we feel “at home.” How […]

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2019 Preview Photo Blog!

Our 2019 BNT Preview event on January 12th was a heart-warming success despite the cold temperatures outside! Bob and Cindy Neff, along with the entire BNT staff and tour directors, fellowshipped with our largest Preview crowd of travelers yet. We celebrated Mary McMichael’s retirement from 40 years of impeccable and inspiring Tour Directing…enjoyed the wonderful […]

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Oak Alley Plantation: If These Old Oaks Could Talk…

Which came first, the house or the oak trees? That’s a persistent question at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Built in the early 1800s and listed as a Designated National Land Mark, this sprawling four square Greek Revival antebellum mansion sits along the winding west bank of the Mississippi River. The answer, according to the Oak […]

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2018 BNT Memories Movie

Did you miss the 2019 Preview this year and want to see our annual BNT Memories movie—or, maybe you’d love to see it again and again. Ever wonder what it’s like to go on a BNT tour?? It’s fun and filled with adventure. Take a look! If you’d like to view it in full screen, […]

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Photo Blog: Israel and Jordan 2018

Tour Name: Israel and Jordan Dates: November 6-17, 2018 Tour Director: Patti Olson BNT Tour Director Highlights: “If you ask anyone who has visited Israel if you should make the trip to tour the Holy Land, they will all answer positively that it is a must-see at least once in your lifetime. So 31 of us from […]

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Photo Blog: Cranberry Harvest 2018

BNT Group Tour: Cranberry Harvest in Cape Cod Date: October 8 – 12, 2018 Tour Director: Bob Neff, Jr. & Cindy Neff Tour Director Highlights: “…Meandering through quaint, historic towns dating back to before the revolution. Enjoying refreshing strolls on gorgeous beaches. Eating scrumptious seafood in historic taverns. Experiencing the whole fascinating process of cranberry harvesting […]

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Photo Blog: Ricketts Glen

From Tour Director Karen Kuch~ 2018 was a year of new ideas for BNT. This year we planned a few tours designed for our travelers who wanted more activity. We took ten hearty hikers to Ricketts Glen in the Sprinter van. In fact, I believe this was one of the most diverse group of ten […]

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Photo Blog: Kentucky Treasures

From Tour Director Karen Kuch~ In 2017, Bob Neff planned a trip to Kentucky for 2018. It was a cool trip—full of diversity of things to see and things to ride. Since we had a smaller number of travelers on this tour, we decided to try an alternative means of travel. BNT mostly uses motor […]

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