2020 Caravans

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“Three Mexican Gems”

Start Date:  Feb 7, 2020   Start Location: Nogales, Arizona

Stop Date: April 7, 2020   Stop Location:  Nogales, Arizona

Total Number of nights: 60
Number of stops: 16

Leader Michel Bourassa   WBCCI#: 2568
Home Phone: 250 539 3683
Cell phone: 250 661 7200
Email rmbourassa@gmail.com
Mailing Address: 145 Winter Cove Rd, Saturna Is. BC, CA  V0N 2Y0

Co Leader & WBCCI#:    Pending

Maximum RV Units With Leader: 13

Kitty Fee $10,800 CAD ( 8,600 USD at time of posting)

Deposit Amount: $1,000 CAD Non Refundable- non transferable

Dates of Payments: $4,900 CAD April 1 2019 – Transferable
                                    $4,900 CAD  Nov 1 2019 – Transferable

WBCCI Caravans and Mexico are back together! This inaugural caravan, custom designed for Airstreamers by Caravans de Mexico in cooperation with WBCCI, invites you to sign up and enjoy a unique Mexican experience like no other. We have selected three Mexican gems that simply must not be missed:  A 4-day trip by rail up the Copper Canyon, 3 days in Mexico City and a stay in Mazatlán in time to see a carnival that rivals Rio’s. The setting for these jewels is just as attractive- the colonial central core of Mexico – Guanajuato, San Miguel Allende, Durango, Patzcuraro, Villa Corona and other unique towns and cities from the colonial era. Along the way we will have cooking lessons for   those interested, hot springs for tired bones, ancient ruins including Teotihuacan (Established in 200BC), the magnificent Museo National de Anthropologia in Mexico City and Aztec ruins for our art and history aficionados. In addition, historical and cultural presentations and of course, beaches. Beautiful beaches in small out of the way towns away from the pressing crowds found in many tourist areas.

We will enter Mexico from Nogales Arizona and drive directly to the west coast. A nice stop at Alamos, a small Mexican town to be treated to a walking tour of the town conducted by professional troubadours. Further down the coast, we will visit a unique pearl farm before boarding the train for our trip across the Copper Canyon.  From Mazatlán we will head inland to visit Durango, Zacatecas,  Mexico City then back to the coast for sun and sand with a few days at Mazatlán to experience the Carnaval from street side bleachers. Following that, a leisurely drive back along the coast with says at a variety of beach towns.

During hotel stays (included in the Kitty Fee) all rigs will be in guarded compounds. Pets are welcome.

The Tail Gunners will be the Angeles Verde – Green Angels – trained and equipped by the Mexican Dept of Tourism to handle almost all automotive repairs that might be required, to facilitate our caravan in and though large cities and through various checkpoints. They add to our safety and ease of travel.

Total distance to be travelled is 4,800 KM (2,892 Miles) mostly over good roads but shoulders and guard rails are often absent. We will use toll roads when possible as they offer less traffic, more consistent caravan speed and better surfaces. One road deserving special mention is the new highway from Mazatlán to Durango over the Sierra Madre.  With over 80 tunnels and even more bridges across the most incredible scenery, there is no road like it in North America.

Campground amenities are reasonable but expect a few days of dry camping some modest facilities and even to deluxe full-service RV parks and swimming pools. 

Our contractor, Caravanas de Mexico have been operating tours and caravans into Mexico more than 10 years and has conducted more than 40 caravans within Mexico without any significant issues. The owner/Operator Don Gabriel Romero knows his country and knows what we will like and to that end has spared no effort in designing and supervising this, a caravan to remember. His goals are always safety, unique experiences, dramatic ruins, buildings and scenery and a strong dose of Mexican hospitality


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Taste of the Blue Ridge

Start Date: Mid May, 2020    Start Location: Bryson City NC

Stop Date: Mid June, 2020    Stop Location: Greenwood VA

Total Number of Nights: 25
Number of Stops: 7

Leaders & WBCCI # Ray and Carol Combs WBCCI# 2994
Home phone: 336-668-4237
Cell Phone: 336-558-5532
Email: raycombs100@gmail.com, carolcombs100@gmail.com
Mailing address: PO Box 753, Oak RIdge NC, 27310

Co-Leader & WBCCI #None

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $3400
Kitty Fee w/1: $2250
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $500
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1. January 31 2019, $500 deposit
2. July 31 2019, $1450
3. December 31, 2019, $1450
Cancellation Fee: $50 before January 1, 2020
Leaders discretion after January 1, 2020

Caravan Website: None

blueHave you ever wanted to hike on the Appalachian Trail, fly through
treetops on a zip line, tour beautiful gardens, fly fish in rushing
streams, go horseback riding on mountain trails, explore caves,
bicycle (downhill) along an old railroad bed past waterfalls and
scenic vistas, see Monticello and one of the oldest public universities in the US, whitewater raft the Nantahala Gorge, enjoy a world class spa, tour America’s greatest “castle”, and listen to true, old-time bluegrass music? Then bring your camera, binoculars, fishing gear, hiking poles, and–most importantly–sense of adventure and come vacation with us in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

We will begin in Bryson City, NC, close to the home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, then make our way to beautiful Asheville. From there we will boondock three nights at Linville Falls before coming back to civilization in funky Boone, NC. Next is Galax, VA for a bluegrass festival, and two more boondocking nights at Peaks of Otter. We will end our journey just outside the historic towns of Charlottesville and Staunton, Virginia for a total of 500 caravan miles.


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2020 Springtime in the Rockies

To send an application to the caravan leaders click HERE.

Start Date: May 21, 2020    Location: Estes Park, CO

Stop Date: June 16, 2020   Location: Gardiner, MT

Total Number of Nights: 26
Number of Stops: 8

Leaders & WBCCI #: Doug & Amanda Hewins 2184
Home Phone: ‭941.228.3070‬
Cell phone: Same as above
Email: doughewins@gmail.com
Mailing address: 6652 E Primrose Dr., U S A F Academy, CO 80840

Co-Leaders & WBCCI #: TBD

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 24 participant units plus 2 leader units

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,000
Kitty Fee w/1: $2,600
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $400
Dates of Payments
1. Due 5/1/19 — ½ of remainder
2. Due 12/1/19 — final balance due
Cancellation Fee: $100 plus non-refundable deposits for confirmed caravaners prior to Dec. 1, 2019
Leaders discretion for confirmed caravaners on and after Dec. 1, 2019

Caravan Website: rockymountain.wbcci.net

blueCome share in the adventures of traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, from the summit on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, to the beauty of the Garden of the Gods, to stunning Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, to Dinosaur National Monument, to Flaming Gorge, to the majestic Grand Teton National Park and the many splendors of Yellowstone National Park. Be prepared for vistas that will take your breath away – quite literally. We’ll travel at some of the highest elevations possible in North America. Stops in order are: Estes Park, Manitou Springs, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Dinosaur NM, Flaming Gorge, Grand Teton National Park (Colter Bay) and Yellowstone National Park (staying in Gardiner, MT).

Because of the time of year, we could run into snow at any location along our route, with evening temperatures possibly in the low- to mid-30s. Seven of the eight campgrounds have full-service hook-ups or, at a minimum, 30-amp electrical services due to potentially cold evenings. The campground at Dinosaur National Monument, where we’ll stay two nights, has no hook-ups (i.e., dry camping). This location is one of the warmer (and sometimes hot) destinations. Good vehicle/trailer maintenance and appropriate accessories will be important as we traverse and stay at high-elevation campsites.

The route will require driving long distances with steep mountain grades, many switchbacks and high altitudes. Some roads have no guardrails. Your familiarity with your rig and your ability to control it under these driving conditions is critical. This caravan should not be the place to learn.

Campgrounds will range in altitudes from 6,000 to close to 8,000 feet, and with mountain passes and self-guided auto tours as high as 12,000 feet. Anyone with health issues affected by high altitudes should think twice and check with their health-care provider before joining this caravan. In order to gain the most from this caravan, hiking some distances (one to three miles round trip) may be required.

If we haven’t scared you off, come join us in the beautiful Rocky Mountains for a great adventure.

This caravan will end at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, June 16. The 2020 International Rally is being held in Loveland, CO, approximately 680 miles from Gardiner, MT. Driving times to Loveland, CO will be approximately 10 hours based on current navigational apps.


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Canadian Rocky Mountain Caravan

Start Date: June 19, 2020   Location: Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

Stop Date: July 7, 2020       Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Total Number of Nights: 19
Number of Stops: 8

Leaders: Janet & Steve Nentwig #21603
Home phone: 519 442-4544
Cell phone: 519 442-4544
Email: janetnentwig@gmail.com
sgnen56@gmail.com
Mailing address: 36 MacPherson Dr.
Paris, ON
Canada N3L 4C6

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 20

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,600.00 (USD)
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $1,100.00 (USD) Nov. 9, 2019 ($0.00 standby)
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1. $1,100.00 (USD) January 4, 2020
2. $1,400.00 (USD) March 4, 2020
Cancellation Fee: $100.00 (USD) January 4, 2020
Leaders discretion after January 4, 2020

Caravan Website:


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Nor by Nor’East

Start Date: July 8, 2020          Location: Ashaway, RI, USA

Stop Date: August 17, 2020    Location: Cornwall, PEI, Canada

Total Number of Nights: 41
Number of Stops: 11

Leaders: Trevor & Gale Lake WBCCI #4688
Home phone: 781-837-2539
Cell phone: 781-264-4550
Email: trevorlake@verizon.net
Mailing address: 315 Oak St., Marshfield, MA 02050

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 26

Kitty Fee w/2: $3,900.00
Kitty Fee w/1: $2,900.00
Guest: $1,000.00
Deposit Amount: $200.00 with application
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1. 2/1/2020 $800.00
2. 5/1/2020 $2,900.00
Cancellation Fee: $100.00 before 2/1/2020
Leaders discretion after  2/1/2020

Caravan Website: https://norbyne.wbcci.net

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The Nor’ By Nor’east National Caravan will begin in southern New England and end in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We begin the caravan in RI and visit nearby Mystic Seaport, CT and Newport, RI.  Plymouth, of course, is steeped in history; the “Plimoth Plantation,” Plymouth Rock, Mayflower II, and the Jenny Museum are among the places we’ll visit.  Boston’s stop is a busy one with 2 days of bus rides from Topsfield into the Capitol. All those sites you’ve read about in history books will be part of our journey. JFK Library, Bunker Hill, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, etc. are just part of what we’ll see.  Continuing up the coastline to an ocean-side campsite in Searsport ME and then nearby Bar Harbor in Trenton will make you a firm believer that Maine is indeed beautiful. We’ll enjoy the Penobscot Marine Museum, Fort Knox and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory and a Food Channel-approved ”Down East Style Lobster Bake”.  We’ll camp nearby FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island in NB, Canada, enjoy “Tea With Eleanor” and then another campsite up the road in Moncton where we will visit Hopewell Cape and see the exaggerated tides of the Bay of Fundy.  Nova Scotia’s 3 stops include campsites that will be home bases so we can travel to Peggy’s Cove, Halifax, Louisbourg, Baddeck and of course the Cabot Trail. We intend to be in NS for 11 days and we will see everything and continue to eat too!  A short trip  across to Prince Edward Island on a ferry and you will think you’re in Heaven. We have plenty of time here for exploring and enjoying some entertainment in Charlottetown, the warm waters along some of the most beautiful beaches, as well as seafood-PEI style. We will have our Farewell Banquet in Charlottetown.


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North to Alaska

Start Date: Approximately July 12, 2020
Start Location: Dawson Creek, BC

Stop Date: Approximately September 12, 2020
Stop Location: Prince George, BC

Total Number of Nights: 63
Number of Stops: 26

Leaders: John & Cissy Thibadeau   WBCCI #1229
Home phone:
Cell phone:770-560-6410
Email: jsthibadeau@gmail.com
Mailing address: 105 Crown Ct., Peachtree City, GA 30269

Co-Leader: Matt & Beth Hackney  WBCCI #3518

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 35

Kitty Fee w/2: TBD
Kitty Fee w/1: TBD
Guest: TBD
Deposit Amount: $500
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
1.
2.
Cancellation Fee: $50.00 plus any non-recoverable expenses
Leader’s discretion after 3/31/2020.

Blue Beret & Caravan Website Text: Beginning at milepost 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, British Columbia you will experience the majestic scenery of British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Alyeska “The Great Land”. We will drive through the Yukon Territory and ferry the Yukon River in Dawson City. Part of the adventure is to then drive the famous bumpy but very scenic “Top of the World Highway” to Chicken Alaska. Don’t be chicken going to Chicken! Here you will see and experience the wild Alaska bush country. This first part of the trip will include a visit to Skagway and an optional visit to Eagle, AK. It is then on to Delta Junction (the end of the Alaska Hwy}, Fairbanks, Denali and Anchorage. This portion of the trip will include panning for gold, river and boat cruises, a visit to Santa’s home at the North Pole, dinner shows, salmon bakes, glaciers, and a ride on the scenic Alaska railroad. Next we will drive around the Kenai Peninsula and camp in Seward, Homer and Kenai. Our trip back toward the lower 48 will include stops in Valdez, Juneau, Haines, and Hyder. At every stop wildlife viewing opportunities abound. You will see numerous glaciers and perhaps see one calving into the sea or drink melted ice thousands of years old. See sled dogs bounding with energy, humpback whales, a salmon run, eagles, bears, moose, etc. Perhaps you would like to take an optional plane flight around Denali, do some bear viewing or even fly to the Arctic Circle. Opportunities for world class fishing and hiking will be numerous. Your trip will end in Prince George, British Columbia as summer turns to fall with colorful foliage and mountains dusted with snow. This caravan is a true bucket list item!


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Southwest Adventure

Start Date:  August 18, 2020   Start Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Stop Date:  October 6, 2020    Stop Location:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

Total Number of Nights: 49
Number of Stops:  12

Leader:      Gary & RoseMarie Anderson WBCCI #9181
Gary 850-896-0567   RoseMarie 850-866-7658
2800 W. 30th Court, Panama City, FL 32405
gary.rosemarie@gmail.com

Leader:      Bob & Sue Heist  WBCCI #6401
402-968-0823
6401 Rainier Drive, Lincoln, NE 68510
bobsueheist@gmail.com

Maximum RV Units/With Leader:  30
Kitty Fee w/2:      $4800
Kitty Fee w/1:      $3800
Guest:                 $1300       

Deposit Amount:      $500.00 with application

Additional Payments:   August 1, 2019  $2300  
                                    December 31, 2019 – $2000
Cancellation Fee:        $100 after August 1, 2019 plus non-refundable                                           reservations.               

Caravan Website:        swadventure.wbcci.net

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The 2020 Southwest Adventure Caravan will be in August, September and October capturing the serene beauty of the fall landscapes.  Beginning in Albuquerque, NM we will visit the Turquoise Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and savor local cuisine.  What is around the bend in the Four-corners region of Colorado, Utah , Arizona & New Mexico other tourists may not see.  We visit Indian pueblos and Reservations to learn about their cultures from native guides.  The grandeur of the scenery will amaze you as we ride a narrow gauge train up to Silverton, CO; hike to the ‘Palace’ in Mesa Verde, or truck into Monument Valley. Moab, UT provides gorgeous views in the surrounding National Parks and excitement with ‘slick-rock jeep riding.’ Whether using a camera at Capitol Reef National Park, riding a mule into Bryce Canyon or seeing the ‘Narrows’ at Zion, the parks will captivate you. After seeing Zion National Park and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, we’ll spend four days beside Lake Powell enjoying a boat trip on the lake, a Colorado River raft boat trip and a walk to explore Gallup and then the finale at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.  We will have a chance to ride in a hot air balloon.  America the Beautiful Senior passes (formerly the Golden Age Pass) will save you money in the National Parks we visit at Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Grand Canyon North Rim.  Come prepared to have fun with your fellow caravanners.  NOTE: This is a active caravan.  Anyone with health issues related to high altitudes should be aware that this caravan involves activities in some high altitude areas.    
Click here to apply for the Southwest Adventure Caravan


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Ores, Shores, Waters, and Lights – East

Start Date: 9/12/2020     Start Location: Manistique, MI

Stop Date: 9/27/2020      Stop Location: St. Ignace, MI

Total Number of Nights: 15
Number of Stops: 5

Leaders & WBCCI # Chip & Lori DeLeeuw, #2748
Home phone:
Cell phone: (517) 250-5060
Email: cdeleeuw@comcast.net
Mailing address: 906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI 48160

Co-Leader & WBCCI #

Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 17

Fees: Total Cost $1,600
Kitty Fee w/2: $1,600
Kitty Fee w/1: $1,200
Guest: $500
Deposit Amount: $200
Dates of Payments (if applicable)
Date Balance Due: 5/1/2020
Cancellation Fee: $50
Leaders discretion after  5/1/2020

Short caravan; perfect for your summer vacation! Rendezvous for this caravan is on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Manistique, MI. See the absolute best of the eastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in just 15 days and 5 stops. Last night of the caravan and the farewell dinner will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at St. Ignace, MI. Key activities/outings include: Ferry ride under the Mackinaw Bridge in route to a day on Mackinac Island, horse carriage tour of the Island, lunch at Grand Hotel, tours of lighthouses, a visit to Kitch-iti-kipi, a guided tour of Fayette Historic State Park, visits to numerous waterfalls, a boat tour of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, tour of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Tahquamenon Falls, Soo Locks boat tour, and much more. Please send deposit, or questions, to Leaders: Chip & Lori DeLeeuw, WBCCI #2748, Ph. 517-250-5060, Email: cdeleeuw@comcast.net, Address: 906 Wright Lane, Milan, MI 48160