The CHEER Travel Club is back on the road. After two years of COVID-related travel restrictions, CHEER is restarting its travel club and has multiple trips planned in 2022. To showcase the 2022 travel itinerary, CHEER will be hosting a travel expo on Tuesday, February 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown.
Trips are open to the public, although discounts on trips are offered to CHEER members and volunteers. People can escape the winter blues by exploring destinations and sampling the region’s cuisine at CHEER Travel Expo. The Expo is free, but reservations are required. To make reservations, contact Chris Cordrey at (302) 854-2881 or email [email protected]
The non-profit agency has partnered with Mike Moyer Travel, an independent Cruise Planners agent, to offer several selections of day trips and overnight stays. The first excursion will be a day trip to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on April 13, during which visitors can “step into spring.” Millions of tiny geophytes kick off the season, blanketing the ground in springtime colors.
May will offer a five-night cruise on Royal Caribbean to Canada and New England. It will leave the port of Cape Liberty, NJ
June is filled with a three- or four-day trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, and a June 18 day trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year it will take place outdoors at FDR Park. The theme, “In Full Bloom”, will show how the beauty of nature restores people and promotes good health, positive well-being and a passion for life, culminating in a colorful spectacle.
From August 11-19, another Royal Caribbean cruise will return to Canada and New England, but this time departing from the port of Baltimore, Maryland.
On August 17, travelers will take the bus to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see the show “David, Live on Stage” at the Sight & Sound Theater. In the show, David’s ascension to the throne is filled with towering giants, wild animals, and Philistine soldiers. Audience members can accompany the young shepherd boy on his journey to becoming a man after God’s own heart.
September offers an extended month of travel, beginning with an eight-night excursion to the “Lost Canyons” of the southwest. Participants will travel from Phoenix, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada, September 12-20. And Royal Caribbean will hold a six-night cruise to Bermuda from September 30 to October 6.
Travel will return closer to home in November, when an overnight bus trip takes them to the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina, where they can relax amid 8,000 acres of Blue Ridge Mountains beauty while exploring the family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. Other places of interest include Antler Hill Village and Winery.
On November 29, a day trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for their annual Christmas show, “Home for the Holidays.” Music and dancing, warm humor and holiday cheer fill the theater with world-class entertainment and sentimental tributes to the true meaning of Christmas.
Departure and return for all trips is from the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, where there is ample parking. The public can participate and travel discounts are available for CHEER members and volunteers.