Monthly Archives: March 2010

Fishing the Mighty Columbia River in Washington State

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Whatever kind of fishing adventure you are looking for, you’ll find it on the Mighty  Columbia River.  Rising from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada, this magnificent river flows through Eastern Washington on it’s way to the Pacific Ocean.  The pristine area of the Upper Columbia offers some of the best fly-fishing in the world along with beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.

lazydazeGuided fishing packages include your choice of 2, 3 or 4 nights accomodations in river-front log cabins.   Local guides, well versed in the waters of the Upper Columbia, will meet you at the private dock to board your boat for an exciting day of fishing and fun.  Non- fishermen and women can enjoy access to mountain bike trails, hiking, boating,  swimming or shopping at local artisan studios.

TMI Tours can arrange all-inclusive guided fishing adventures on the Upper Columbia River  including airfare, rental cars, accomodations and excellent guides.  Contact Rhonda or Linda at 1-800-975-7775 or email us at info@tmitours.com  We are your Pacific Northwest adventure specialists.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho's Rockin' Blues Festival

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Spend a weekend in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho taking in the  fabulous Blues Festival, March 26-28th, 2010.  We will be celebrating the sweet ballads of the Bayou featuring the best and most popular rhythm and blues bands in the Pacific Northwest.

Friday evening will feature The Fat Tones taking the stage for a Blues Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene.  Enjoy spectacular scenery cruising the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene and rockin’ to the three part harmony of this three time I.E.B.S.  Best Blues Band award winner.

Saturday’s entertainment will feature four incredible bands on two stages in the Main Ballroom at the Convention Center from 7:00pm until 1:00am.  Starting off  the party will be local favorite, The Mumbo Blues Band followed by The Red Hot Blues Sisters.  The headliner for the evening, recording artist Curtis Salgado, was the inspiration for John Belushi’s  character Jake Blues,  in the classicRandyOxfordBand movie, The Blues Brothers.  Finishing off the evening will be the high energy Randy Oxford Band featuring Randy Oxford on the trombone and providing some inspirational dance music.   Local favorites Nu Jack City, will be performing at the Shore Lounge both evenings providing R&B, Soul and Motown sounds to round out the fun. 

Enjoy a Gospel Brunch performance Sunday from 10:00am-12:00n with Soulful Blend and vocalist Max Daniels of Nu Jack City before heading home.

TMI Tours has  fantastic weekend packages in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,  including two nights accomodation and full access to all the Blues Festival performances.  Contact Rhonda Sand or Linda Bruno at 1-800-975-7775 or email us at info@tmitours.com.  Airfare and car rentals can also be arranged, making your vacation to Coeur dAlene a breeze.  We are your vacation specialist in the Pacific Northwest.

Whitewater Family Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

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Bring your family to the Pacific Northwest for an unforgettable whitewater adventure on the famous Rogue River.    This spectacular river flows from the Cascade Range to the Pacific Ocean through mostly national forest and is one of the eight origonal “Wild and Scenic” rivers designated in 1968.   Spend 7 days/6 nights on an outdoor journey that will include hiking to Crater Lake, rafting the Rouge River while camping along it’s shores, sleeping in an authentice tree-house and exploring the Oregon Caves National Monument. 

craterlakeAfter meeting our guide in Medford, the group will head to Crater Lake National Park, enjoying an evening at the historic Crater Lake Lodge and a boat cruise on this crystal-blue lake cupped in a giant volcanic caldera.  Your family will be able to enjoy some light hiking  around the park before the group heads to Ashland, Oregon where we will spend the night at the Ashland Springs Hotel while enjoying this quaint town, home of the Shakespeare Festival.  Then we are off for a 2 night/3 day adventure on the Rogue with backcountry camping, whitewater fun, hiking and plenty of discovery!   The rugged beauty of this river as ittreehouse3 winds through narrow canyons and old-growth forest,  will dazzle and delight you.  The next two evenings will be spent at a truly magical rustic tree-house resort set on 36 acres next to the Siskiyou National  Forest.  With a river-fed swimming pool, tree forts, swinging bridges, zip-lines and ladders, children of all ages will the enchanted.  Our final day is spent exploring the marble caves of the Oregon Caves National Monument with its stalatites, stalagmites, fossils and human history.

Bring your family to explore Oregon’s rivers, caves and tree houses this summer on a vacation they’ll never forget.  For more information on this unique family adventure in the Pacific Northwest, call Rhonda or Linda at TMI Tours at 1-800-975-7775 or email us at info@tmitours.com.