IowaTim

IowaTim

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Male living in Des Moines, IA United States

Born and bred in Iowa, USA and yes, I did grow up on a farm! I now live in the state capital, Des Moines and am currently in my medical residency. I love experiencing new cultures, foods, beer, wine, music. I like being active with running and other sports. I'm a big fan of American football and basketball. Spanish Spree will be my second Contiki trip (Eastern Road 2011 which was amazing) ... More

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Trips I've Done

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Spanish Spree

2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2439 per person

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Eastern Road

5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2069 per person

Favorite Tours

Spanish Spree

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2 countries \ 14 days \ from US$2439 per person

Immerse yourself & dive into the culture of unforgettable Spain. The Spanish Spree tour is the perfect blend of culture & partying. See the Royal Palace in Madrid, the Alhambra in Granada & the Rock of Gibraltar, then cap off a fantastic holiday by watching the sun set over the Mediterranean on the beaches of Ibiza.

Croatian Island Escape

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1179 per person

Cruise the Croatian Islands in style on this week long exercise in relaxation. With visits to Hvar, Korcula and Sipan to name a few, there's also ample time to discover the delights of mainland Dubrovnik and chill out in Split. Your photos of the stunning Dalmatian Coastline sunsets won't do justice to the experience of actually being there.

Asian Adventure

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3 countries \ 14 days \ from US$1987 per person

Get into the best of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia in 14 incredible days. Be part of the buzz & bright lights of Bangkok before a change of scene in the Mekong with its rice paddy & sugar fields & coconut palms. The low key vibes of Laos, with its small villages, saffron robed monks & French colonial past are up next, before Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm in Cambodia's jungle & a slice of Phnom Penh.

Vietnam Experience

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$1529 per person

With golden temples, jade green waters, yellow rice paddy fields & coloured silks, Vietnam is an explosion of colour. See coconut palms, sugar plantations & the locals in their conical hats in the Mekong. Cruise the river delta, visit floating markets, get on 2 wheels as you cycle through Hoi An, soak up some rays on the beach in Nha Trang & cruise Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat. This is...

Vietnam Highlights

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1 country \ 10 days \ from US$1248 per person

Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Nha Trang, hit Hoi An by bike & chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vie...

Thai Island Hopper East

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$838 per person

Sun, swimming & good times are what you’re into, then the Thai Islands are all yours. Jump your way from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, finishing it up with the legendary Koh Pha Ngan. With multiple nights on each island, you can sit back on island time. Take it up a notch if you want & swim & snorkel off white sand beaches, go hiking in emerald green forests, or choose to chill on the beach & sip cockt...

Egypt & The Nile

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1084 per person

Travel back in time to the days of the Pharoahs with this action packed trek around Egypt. You'll be guided through the craziness of Cairo with an expert Egyptian Tour Manager, who'll be at your side for the entire tour. See the Great Pyramids & Sphinx in Giza & Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Sail on a traditional Felucca & enjoy shopping in the bazaar! No sitting on a coach for 8 days either ...

Greek Island Adventurer

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1499 per person

Want to catch island fever, soak up the sun & experience a few of Greece's hottest destinations? Now's your chance! Starting in the Greek capital we'll then set sail to some of the country's best island spots. With 9 days, there’s loads of time to experience everything. Chill beachside, live it up with the locals, sightsee, indulge in awesome optionals or just relax. Finish back in Athens for a...

Spotlight on Greece plus 3 day Greek Island Cruise

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2 countries \ 8 days \ from US$1665 per person

Discover Athens, Olympia, Delphi & the Greek isles in depth when you add the Spotlight on Greece & Greek Island Cruising together! Visit the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, the first Olympic stadium in Olympia & the Temples of Hera and Zeus in Delphi, all with your Local Greek Guide. Then, board your cruise ship & sail between the islands of Mykonos, Crete & Santorini, with a day in Kusadasi...

Scandinavia (End Helsinki)

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5 countries \ 13 days \ from US$2345 per person

Scandinavia is full of stunning scenery, gorgeous fjords, long summer days, enchanting folk tales & mythical wild life. Explore it the easy way on this journey through the capital cities of Stockholm, Oslo & Copenhagen. Get a taste for real Scandinavia in some lesser known spots off the beaten track. See spectacular fjords & glaciers...and don't forget to pack your camera!

Scandinavia (End Stockholm)

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4 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1805 per person

Scandinavia is full of stunning scenery, gorgeous fjords, long summer days, enchanting folk tales & mythical wildlife. Explore it the easy way on this journey through the capital cities. Then get a taste for real Scandinavia in some lesser known spots off the beaten track. See spectacular fjords & glaciers...and don't forget to pack your camera!

Turkey & Greek Island Odyssey

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2 countries \ 10 days \ from US$1865 per person

Travel to the edge of Europe with this Turkish & Greecian adventure. Hang out in the cool city of Istanbul, see the sombre memorials at Gallipoli, visit the port towns of Canakkale & Kusadasi, & dip in the thermal pools of Pamukkale. Later it’s on to the islands for a taste of Greece. Check out the fortified town of Rhodes before topping it all off with a visit to paradise - Santorini. There's ...

China Adventure

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2 countries \ 12 days \ from US$2728 per person

Ancient history & fascinating culture make China a must-visit. Stroll the Great Wall & be dwarfed by the high-rises of Hong Kong & Shanghai. Get up close to the mystic limestone karsts of Yangshuo before being amazed by Xi’an’s famous & incredible Terracotta Army. When you’re not walking in the footsteps of emperors, see this amazing country from a different angle, like on the back of a ricksha...

'Sweet as' South

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1775 per person

Experience the best of South! From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on a scenic flight over Mt. Cook then head to Dunedin! Later, get ready to hit Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Try bungy, 4WD’ing or if it’s winter, you can opt to take a day trip to stunning Milford Sound. In Franz Josef you'll hike a glacier before yo...

'Sweet as' South (End Wellington - Until October 2014)

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1 country \ 12 days \ from n/a per person

Experience the best of Southern New Zealand. From Lake Ohau to Queenstown to Christchurch - it's an adventure you won't want to end. Start off on an amazing scenic flight over Mt. Cook then get ready to hit Queenstown! You could choose to cruise past stunning waterfalls in Milford Sound, or back on land the action is endless (& the nightlife is not to be legendary!) Hike a glacier & swim in a h...

'Sweet as' South (Reverse)

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$1775 per person

Experience the best of Southern New Zealand! From Christchurch to Queenstown to Lake Ohau, it’s an adventure you won’t ever want to end. In Franz Josef you’ll hike a glacier, then it’s on to Queenstown, the adventure Capital of the World. Ride the Shotover Jet, maybe take the leap on a bungy, canyon swinging - the possibilities are endless. Maybe take a day break to Milford Sound cruise past st...

Costa Rica Unplugged

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1 country \ 12 days \ from US$2315 per person

This tiny country is a haven for discovery, so get ready to go in-depth on this 12 day trip. From jungles & rainforests, to volcanoes, beaches, cool coffee plantations & even cooler locals, it’s the perfect way to uncover amazing Costa Rica.

Croatian Island Hopper North (Start Dubrovnik)

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$1585 per person

Croatia is hot right now, and our Croatia Island Hoppers are just the thing to help you cool off! Sightsee Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', sip cocktails in Hvar, taste local flavours in Korcula's Old Town or soak up the sun on the deck of our awesome 'A' Class sail boat - it's up to you! With its laid-back pace and perfect blend of sights & sun, you'll never want to leave.

Croatian Island Hopper South (Start Split)

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1 country \ 9 days \ from US$1609 per person

Croatia is hot right now, and our Croatia Island Hoppers are just the thing to help you cool off! Sightsee Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', sip cocktails in Hvar, taste local flavours in Korcula's Old Town or soak up the sun on the deck of our awesome 'A' Class sail boat - it's up to you! With its laid-back pace and perfect blend of sights & sun, you'll never want to leave.

Turkish Sailing

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1 country \ 8 days \ from US$539 per person

Channel your inner sailor as you explore the stunning Turquoise Coast on a traditional gullet for the ultimate week of relaxation. Swim, snorkel & discover hidden hideaways or just work on your tan on deck in-between delicious home cooked treats. Bliss.

Inca Panorama

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1 country \ 11 days \ from US$2315 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas & live it up on this 11 day adventure. Experience the Colca Canyon, see the King of the Andes at Condor Cross & get up close to the locals & their unique way of life on Lake Titicaca’s floating islands. Pump up the volume in Cusco where action & adventure await, then wrap up the experience at Machu Picchu. Wash it all down with some Pisco Sours & good times in...

Peru Uncovered

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1 country \ 14 days \ from US$3295 per person

Experience the best of Peru on this adventure into the country’s ultimate hotspots. From ancient Inca culture, the Andes & Amazon jungle to awesome locals, Peru has it all. See the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the cultural-hub of Cusco, the Colca Canyon & our highlight, Machu Picchu. When you’re done, sit back & re-live the memories over a perfect Pisco Sour. You can choose to either trek...

Places I've Been (?)

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Places I'd Like to Visit

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam

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