Luxury Thailand on Sale until 23 March 2018

Nestled within 12 acres of tropical gardens on its own private beach at Tri-Trang Beach, the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach overlooks the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea and offers complete relaxation while being only moments away from the bustling Patong Beach.

8 Nights accommodation + much more from $789*per person twin share, saving up to $2,260 per person (conditions apply). This offer is on sale until 23 March 2018 so call Lyn today on 0418185850.


Click here to view this fantastic Qantas Holidays Luxury Thailand Offer

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Hong Kong Specials for 2018

Check out this flyer and then call Lyn on 0418185850.

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Evergreen Unmissable Travel Offers

This flyer has just arrived. Take a look and decide on a great holiday with Evergreen. Take advantage of Grey Nomads Travel and Cruise offer of another $50 off per person.

GNTC Evergreen Unmissable Flyer – Click to read

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See Africa Soon

Africa Flyer

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2018 Christmas Cruises

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Insider Journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Insider Journeys has some great itineraries for you to explore. We did a trip through this region in 2016 and found some delightful people and a lot of delicious food. The scenery was busy with many motor bikes with very ‘game’ riders. To see a live beast on the back of a motor bike is something to behold; just saves getting a truck to do the transport for you.

Click on this link to view the brochure and then call Lyn on 0418 1858 50 if you have questions and to make your booking.

Insider Journeys to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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The story of Ken’s masterpiece.

Let me tell you the story of this painting. It’s a long one.

Back in 1993, we moved shop from down the street to where we traded for another 24 years or so. A friend used to come into the old shop for a regular chat. I knew he was a great artist so asked if he would do a mural on the feature wall of the new shop. His foresight was better than mine and his generosity was even greater. I took him up on his suggestion to do an oil painting of the Yarra River taken from behind the bus sheds in Warburton near Yarra Junction. He spent 6 weeks well into each night, painting this major masterpiece. As he needed the parts to the frame, he asked if we could pay for the frame, which we did. (We did not see the work in progress). Then on day of hanging the work, he said he would have to charge $1 per year. First payment done, no questions. It was on the condition that he be allowed to take it to his art shows which he put on in the valley and nearby. The first time, the office looked so bare we decided to buy it so as not to have the vacant wall on display spasmodically.

Many students from his art class would come into the office just to admire the work, like many of our clients did too.

When we were deciding to move away from the shop a few weeks ago, we wrote to the local shire to offer them first choice on hanging the painting in a public place, as it deserves. We haven’t heard from them. We offered it to the local aged care facility where Ken spent his last few years. No response. We tried a winery restaurant – no response. We offered it to the local church in Warburton. No response. A guy came into the shop two weeks ago and, not knowing why he was in the shop, I asked if he wanted to buy a painting. He responded positively with “how much?” I said “twenty-seven fifty”. “It’s a deal” and placed $30 on the table. (I thought he was paying a deposit with the rest of the

money to come on pickup day the next week.) It would be hung in a restaurant in the Valley. The next week I called the guy to ask when and how he was going to pay the balance and he said he had payed for it. He thought I was meaning $27.50 not $2750. The confusion meant the sale didn’t take place.

Lyn’s response was “bring it home and hang it in the family room”. So today, with help of kind Alan Hall, we brought it to its rightful place, we believe, and have it at home to enjoy for many a day in the future. Thanks Ken Mead – your masterpiece is our blessing in our home now.

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End of an Era

Today is the last day Yarra Travel Junction will operate out of Yarra Junction after opening in 1990 – 27 years and nearly 7 months. You would have noticed that the website has changed to Grey Nomads Travel and Cruise.

We intend to travel Australia selling travel from our motorhome in country areas of Australia and at various festivals and rallies we attend. Look out for a brightly coloured Peugeot on a trailer as you drive along the highway or country road. You will see us, that’s for sure. And if you see us at a truck stop or rest area, come and have a cuppa – we should have the time.

Thanks Lyn, for being the “face” of our business. You certainly have done a fair and proper job to all who came in the door. The tours we took people on were well planned and a pleasure for all who joined us. I commend and appreciate you for a job well done.

The contact phone number is now 0418185850 and the email is

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Evergreen to Canada & Alaska during 2018

Canada and Alaska are great locations to visit. Many visitors return, thats how good the scenery is. There are not too many “seats” available for 2018 on Evergreen, so call Lyn today. 03 5967 1858.

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Thinking of Cruising in 2018?

Here’s an idea for you to consider.

We have booked space on the Majestic Princess to be part of the ship’s first cruise to the South Pacific out of Sydney and there is space for YOU. The ship is very new, having been launched only in 2017 at a cost of $680 million US dollars, everything is ‘brand new’. There is space for 3560 passengers who are well serviced by the 1350 crew.

To make your sea days and evenings on the ship more than just lying on the deck, there are so many activities, you will not be able to do all of them completely during the cruise, so you will have to pick and choose. Isn’t that Great!

Click here to view our flyer detailing the prices and the itinerary.

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