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An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned
By December 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

An update on Travels with Brenda and a new trip planned

Greetings all– It has been a while, but I wanted to catch you up on my travels! My travels the past year covered a wide variety of destinations, both domestic and international, and included some unexpected events such as experiencing a major earthquake in Nepal! But, more about that later….Let’s start off with my report on a truly World Class destination…. SOUTH AFRICA Capetown, South Africa from the Table Mountain (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Prior to our scheduled SPT South Africa group trip this July, I flew down to Capetown in…
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Single Parent Travel to Peru – Summer 2016
By December 27, 2015 4 Comments Read More →

Single Parent Travel to Peru – Summer 2016

One of the most beautiful places on the planet is Peru. This summer, Single Parent Travel will be heading south of the Equator to visit this ancient and beautiful paradise.  Our Founder, Brenda Elwell has designed this trip to be cultural, educational, and beautiful. Our 9 day jaunt will include stops in Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and much much more! Your comfort is enhanced with many included meals, private tours when available, and a spectacular domed train ride to Cusco and Machu Picchu! As with…
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A Note From Globe Trotting Brenda
By December 9, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

A Note From Globe Trotting Brenda

Well hello again, Brenda here! 2013 has been a busy year for me and I wanted to share some of the wonderful family friendly destinations I have visited. Maybe you are making a bucket list?  Be sure to consider these! 2013 had me criss crossing  the globe & the USA to some interesting family destinations.  I tried out the new Icelandic non stop flight Denver to Frankfurt and visited my son in Stuttgart, Germany  for Christmas week.  After years of catering to him in his youth, the tables were…
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Travels With Brenda
By August 15, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Travels With Brenda

Dear SPT Readers, At last a long overdue travel blurb is ready for your read.  My travels this past year have taken me mostly throughout the USA so I have some great family travel tips for you for some fly/drive or driving vacations. My daughter Monique was married this past May in a gloriously beautiful outdoor ceremony at the foothills of the Rockies. And I am pleased to announce a Single Parent Tour to Ecuador and the Galapagos in early August 2011. Please email me at Brenda@maximtours.com and I…
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An Update From Brenda
By July 27, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

An Update From Brenda

The past few months has been a whirlwind of travel – my first trip to the Brazilian Amazon and an area called Recife, in the far northeast of Brazil, plus an inspection trip to Peru (my third trip to Machu Picchu and my first to the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, where I visited the floating islands, an incredible adventure/cultural experience.  In between I squeezed in some vacation time hiking the magnificent Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park in Southern California.  Let’s dip into the culture and history behind these adventure destinations………
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Brenda & The Grand Canyon
By April 14, 2009 0 Comments Read More →

Brenda & The Grand Canyon

It is that time of year again to start thinking about national park vacations and day trips into state parks.   Last Thanksgiving I spent several days at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (my 3rd trip to the big canyon) and currently am taking a 4 session evening weather class at Denver University.    Although these two items seem unrelated, it immediately prompts me to think about taking precautions to avoid weather-related disasters when vacationing in national parks.  National and state parks seem such peaceful benign places, but they do
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A Botswanan Tea Party
By March 7, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

A Botswanan Tea Party

On Sunday March 29th,  HBO will run a 2 hour pilot of “The #1 Ladies Detective Agency.”  This series of books is about a lady detective in a small town in Botswana and how she uses her intuition to solve crimes and mysteries.   There is no violence and no gratuitous sex. It presents life in a small town in Botswana, a universal theme. Perfect family entertainment and educational as well!  After the pilot there will be 13 episodes.  Here is a blurb on the show. So for fun, I…
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Colorado Gold Mines
By March 4, 2009 12 Comments Read More →

Colorado Gold Mines

Dear Readers,
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. Much of 2008 was spent exploring  my new home state of Colorado.  In this two part newsletter I will share with you some of the exciting and offbeat family attractions this beautiful state has to offer, along with a report on our Thanksgiving trip to the Grand Canyon,  and my December trip to Brazil.  For those of you who subscribe to “Parents Magazine” published by Scholastic Inc., be on the look out for an article…
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