Thursday-Friday, September 28th-29th“JONAH” at Sight and Sound Theatre of Lancaster, PA
$XXX Per person, double occupancy
Wednesday, September 20th ----- Wine tasting on the Lake Erie Western Wine Trail $XX
Come Fly With US on our annual Wine tasting tour. We’ll start at the FIRELANDS Winery, where they
make wines from the grapes grown on their very own private Lake Erie Island. Next, we are off to MON
AMI for tastings and lunch in the exquisite 1800’s building. We’ll venture to Quarry Hill Winery, with a
beautiful view overlooking their vineyard and we’ll stop at their Farmer’s Market in the Barn, for Fall’s fresh picked produce. We will complete our day of wining at Paper Moon Winery of Vermillion. The presentation is in their Barrel Room with the huge stainless wine vats in the background. At each winery, we’ll include tastings of their most popular vintages and time to shop the items that wine enthusiasts love to have!
Friday, September 22nd ------ Autumn Amish Adventure $65
Enjoy the best day you are going to have all Autumn with your friends from Healthwise Connection as
we visit the rural beauty of Ohio’s Heartland. We’ve packed a lot into this whirlwind tour, visiting Simply Smuckers Jams & Jellies, P.Graham Dunne Woodworking factory and outlet store, Lehman’s Old Tyme Hardware Store, Shearer’s Snack Food Factory Outlet. We hope you come hungry as we’ll enjoy a fantastic lunch at the Amish Door Restaurant. The Amish ladies will serve family-style so you can eat as much as you want and then we’ll walk it off exploring their bakery, gift shop and bulk food store. We’ll have time to visit the charming little shops of Berlin and we will complete our day at the Broadrun Cheesehouse and Winery. They even have a ladies gift shop! Here is your chance to savor Ohio’s country pride on a great one-day getaway. So gather your friends and make your reservation for this kick-off to Autumn with Healthwise Connection.
Wednesday, March 1st --------- “Wait Until Dark” at the Hanna
Lunch at Pier W $79
A blind housewife becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll with a cache that will make them rich. The plot of this show has many twists and turns and the movie version of "Wait Until Dark" has been named one of the top 10 scariest movies for the final ending that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! After the 10:00 am. morning matinee, we’ll enjoy a fabulous lunch at the elegant PIER W Restaurant! 8:30 am. /return 3:30 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is Jan. 30.
Friday, March 10th ---------St. Paddy’s Day Party at the Tangiers of Akron! $65
Faith and Begorrah! Get ready to Shake your Shillelagh for our very own Irish Celebration at one of Northeast Ohio's most famous nightclub's! Since the Irish can enjoy a party Anywhere, we will combine the spirit and fun of a St. Paddy’s Day celebration with Irish food and good company in a Moroccan- themed restaurant. AND we will enjoy Irish entertainment played by The Shaffer Brother's Irish Band - a local Akron favorite. In addition, we'll be dazzled by the MacConmara Irish Academy Dancers. These lovely Irish lasses and lads will perform traditional Gaelic dances in their colorful costumes. This trip SOLD OUT in 2016! Our group menu includes salad, entree*, coffee or soft drink and Irish Bread pudding for dessert. Any other beverages are at your own expense (make sure you bring your ID to prove you are old enough!) Come join us for this special St. Paddy’s Day Party and start your celebration early. This trip SOLD OUT in 2016!
Entrée choices are: 1) Corned beef and cabbage, 2) Fish (fried cod) and chips
Mar. 10 is a Friday in Lent.
Friday, July 7th --------- Historic and Ethnic Cleveland – Part 3 $69
Come enjoy a unique trip of Cleveland as we travel the Brewery trail seeing the original turn-of-the-century buildings still standing. We’ll “Go Nuts” as we stop into a 1929 art-deco building built as part of the Terminal Tower legacy. We’ll visit the actual site of the Cleveland Stockyards from 1881 to see the remaining vacant packing houses and semi-buried rail lines that are still visible. We’ll tour the revived Gordon Square Arts District and see the amazing turnaround of businesses and homes. We’ll enjoy an amazing lunch at Grand Buffet in the JACK Casino and right around the corner from where shoppers had a FROSTY at Higbee’s! After lunch, we’ll take in an amazing 360 degree aerial view of Cleveland from the 42nd Floor of the TERMINAL TOWER! We’ll have a driving tour of the new hot spot, The Warehouse District, which was Cleveland’s first neighborhood and first commercial district. We’ll view buildings from the 1850’s and the spot where Lincoln spoke in 1861, just across from the very first theatre where John Wilkes Booth was an actor! And we’ll complete our day at Mitchell’s Ice Cream Factory in historic Ohio City!
Monday- Wednesday, July 10-12th ------ Magnificent Michigan & MACKINAC ISLAND
$409 Per person, double occupancy.
Friday, July 28th -------- Historic and Ethnic Cleveland – Part 5 $69
We’ll start in the GLENVILLE area that hosted the area’s first horse-racing track and turned Glenville into Cleveland’s SIN CITY in 1880’s! A Jewish enclave in the early 1900’s, Glenville was home to many famous Clevelanders AND the creators of SUPERMAN! (We’ll see their actual homes and the tributes to them.)
We’ll sightsee the area before we enjoy the exotic flora at the Rockefeller Greenhouse, a hidden jewel.
We’ll depart the motorcoach to ride the RTA Waterfront Trolley-train arriving underneath the Terminal Tower, providing a similar rail experience many immigrants would have had when they first came here!
We’ll have a walking tour of Terminal Tower/Tower City before our bus takes us to the new HOFBRAU HAUS for a German-themed lunch along with the fun of a one-man band! After lunch, we’ll see the mini-mansions along Upper Prospect and the site of the first Christmas Tree Candle lighting in the US! We’ll visit Peterson’s Nuts (a Cleveland favorite) before we tour the HEINEN’S at Cleveland Trust, saving an iconic Cleveland building. We’ll complete our day with a tour of the Metroplitan Hotel (from the Vaults in the basement to the Rooftop Patio!) This hotel is one of Cleveland’s swankiest and you will be amazed!
Tuesday, December 5th ------- The Tannenbaum Wine Trail! $XX
A unique wine tasting tour where we’ll receive Christmas ornaments/items or food at each winery!
Thursday, December 7th ---------- Christmas in Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory $XX
Sightsee the Christmas lights of downtown Pittsburgh with our local guide before we enjoy dinner at Grand Concourse Restaurant. The elegant Grand Concourse is part of the Station Square complex and was originally the Terminal for the Baltimore and Ohio Train station in 1903. After dinner, we’ll have a self-guided tour the amazing PHIPPS Botanical Conservatory decorated for the Holidays!
Wednesday, December 13th ----- 500 Nativity Scenes and Stan Hywet Hall $79
Feel the Spirit of Christmas seeing both of these inspiring Christmas displays.
Tbd - December ------ A Jim Brickman Christmas Concert at Severance $XX
Come enjoy this fabulous entertainer and his fabulous stage partners at elegant Severance Hall!
Saturday, December 30th -------- New Year's Eve at Noon, #1 $XX
Our annual end-of-year, Day time celebration at a NEW party location.
Sunday, December 31st -------- New Year's Eve at Noon, #2 $XX
On the NAUTICA QUEEN! Come enjoy an exquisite lunch with a two hour long cruise with dancing!
Friday, April 21st------ Historic Houses of Worship $59
Continuing in our series of seeing the amazing religious heritage of the Greater Cleveland area, we will visit churches and temples we have not seen previously. Come see these museum quality worship areas built by Cleveland’s ethnic groups. Our initial list of Churches is: St. Mary Romanian, Fairmount Presbyterian, St. Paul Episcopal, Greek Annunciation and St. Theodosius. Plus, we’ll enjoy a catered lunch at ANNUNCIATION Church of Tremont!
Tuesday, May 16th ------“Forever Plaid” the Musical
At the Hanna (1:30 matinee) $79
On a stormy night in the 60s, four eager teenage singers known as The Plaids, met their untimely end on the way to their first gig. Now in 2017, this quartet get one last chance to return from the after-life to do the show they never got to perform! The Plaids deliver with playful patter and angelic voices a fun show that engages you to sing along to the nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. The classic songs include: "Three Coins in the Fountain"; Moments to Remember"; "No, Not Much"; "Sixteen Tons"; "Chain Gang" "Heart and Soul"; "Lady of Spain"; "Scotland the Brave"; "Shangri-La"; "Rags to Riches"; and "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". Come take a ride down Memory Lane as we enjoy the clean-cut genre of this musical comedy revue. Prior to the show, we’ll enjoy a great pre-show lunch at Windows on the River, on the West Bank of the Flats! 10:00 am. /return about 4:00 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is April 11, 2017.
Friday, April 21st ------ VERA BRADLEY Annual Outlet Sale! $59
Wait - WHAT? The STAFF have taken over and convinced John that SHOPPING is Retail Therapy! The Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale is held in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum and has become an annual celebration for fans of the brand. Starting in 1983, the sale has evolved into a not-to-be-missed event, bringing fans from all 50 states together for shopping, fun and amazing deals on product. Products available at the sale are primarily retired and overstock items where shoppers take advantage of great product selection and pricing. JKL TOURS has already booked our time slot for VERA BRADLEY’S ANNUAL OUTLET SALE, so you are guaranteed getting in at this ticketed event as many sessions do sell out! We depart early for Fort Wayne, In., so get a good night’s sleep, wear comfortable shoes, bring a clean credit card and come ready to shop! (This trip sold out in 2015 & 2016!)
Friday, June 9th -------- Amish Country THEATER! $79
Enjoy our annual Kick-off to Summer in the beauty of Ohio’s Heartland and we’ve added a wonderful afternoon Matinee show – AMISH COUNTRY THEATER, which is one of the Top 100 attractions in the US, as voted by the American Bus Association. And it is right here in our own backyard! We’ll enjoy a few stops in the scenic Amish countryside before we take in a wonderful lunch at Dutch Valley Restaurant where the Amish ladies serve family style. No one leaves hungry from Dutch Valley! We’ll have time after lunch to explore the little shops in their complex, including the bulk foods store, craft shop and on-site BAKERY! Finally, we’ll travel to The Amish Country Theatre of Walnut Creek to see their live, family oriented variety performance of “Show Me The Funny!” After the show, we’ll depart Ohio’s Amish country for home!
Thursday, June 22nd -------- “Guys and Dolls” at Rabbit Run & Steele Mansion! $75
Enjoy a special night of superb Summer stock theatre at the Rabbit Run Barn Theatre with new start time of 7:30 pm.! We will start with a very special, pre-show dinner at the historic STEELE MANSION, one of Lake County's most luxurious (and little known) Millionaire’s Mansion! Following dinner, we are off to enjoy the classic Broadway musical, “GUYS and DOLLS!” as “Nathan Detroit,” and “Sky Masterson,” out-hustle the hustlers as they try to convince “Sergeant Sarah Brown” of the Save-A-Soul Mission that they are legit. This high energy show is awash in memorable show tunes~ “I’ve Got a Horse Right Here,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “Sit Down, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” and many more. We’ll depart at 4:00 pm./Return about 10:30 pm. Cancellation/refund deadline is May 11, 2017
NOTE: This itinerary is more relaxed and has the ability to accommodate those that are slower walkers. We will have a wheel-chair accessible bus!
Note: Some trips are still under construction!
Friday, August 11th ----------- “The Lincoln Highway/Buy-Way Garage Sale!” $39
Calling all “Yard and Garage Sale” enthusiasts!!! Come “SALEING” with us for the ultimate “SALERS” delight, as we bargain hunt along the historic Lincoln Highway-Rte. 30. We’ll depart early for Canton, OH and work our way west toward Ashland, searching sales in people’s yards, churches, community parks and town centers. You will be surprised and amazed at the unique and different items you will see as we meander from one sale to the next, enjoying beautiful rural areas with scenic vistas. Get a good night’s sleep, wear really good shoes and come ready to shop! (Lunch is on your own.)
Please note ~ This trip is best for people who are REALLY FLEXIBLE in a group setting
Friday, September 1st --------- A Real Cowboy Experience in LODI, OH! $79
This was one of our most fun Mystery trips and now we are sharing it with EVERYONE! We’ll start by exploring the fascinating town of Oberlin, with a local guide, to learn its amazing history. We’ll have a short amount of free time at their picturesque town square that even has a “Ben Franklin 5 & 10.” Next, we’ll see the charming village of Wellington. Our guide will show us this area that was the CHEESE Capital of the WORLD, in the second half of the 1800’s, and many of their historic, 1800’s buildings intact. We’ll experience our very own authentic Cowboy adventure at BUCKIN’ OHIO, in Lodi. The Thorsell Family started out life as city folk and now offer this unbelievable cattle farm just down the road. We’ll start with a barbecue sandwich lunch in the authentically restored BARN (including entertainment by a Country Western songstress who happens to be their daughter.) And we’ll walk around the corner to their RODEO
arena to watch the lead Horse Rider drive and chase live, huge BULLS around the OK Corral! Weather permitting, we’ll have a wagon ride around their huge farm complex. We’ll complete our day at the engaging city of Medina, as our guide points out the charming history of this appealing area. If you look hard enough, you’ll be able to see Andy, Opie and Aunt Bea!
Wednesday, September 6th ------- The Bridges of Ashtabula County $75
Calling all Leaf-Peepers, History Buffs and Travelers who enjoy the pleasure of Mother Nature’s autumn artistry. Come join us for a day of fun during the start of fall colors as we visit Ashtabula County, one of Ohio’s most scenic. They will roll out the welcome mat for us to view their charming and historic Covered Bridges. After our history lesson, the learning will continue in Wine Country where we’ll start with lunch and enjoy tastings of Ohio wines. We’ll complete our day visiting Patterson’s Old Fashioned Apple Farm with fresh apple cider and donuts (included) and many fresh picked options along with their bakery delights.
Thursday-Saturday, September 14th-16th Canadian Theatre Festival - Shaw & Stratford
$525 Per person, double occupancy
Join us on our annual adventure seeing the theater jewels of Ontario, The Shaw and Stratford Festival.
Enjoy both delightful areas with Broadway-quality shows at a great time of the year to travel as we enjoy the excellence of their shows along with the charm and grace of their settings - Niagara-on-the-Lake and Stratford, Ontario.
See overnight flyer for more information. (This trip has sold out many times in the past!)