Escorted Tours

NOTICE TO FRIENDS AND FELLOW TRAVELERS

After more than two decades, Educational Travel is no longer offering guided tours. After 30 years teaching in SUNY Brockport, including directing dozens of semester-abroad programs in Cuernavaca, I have been delighted by a long second career. I have been proud to have managed one of the highest evaluated programs for Road Scholar (Elderhostel) sharing my love of Mexico with 80 groups over twenty years. In addition, I have planned, directed, and escorted 66 private tours to numerous destinations in 8 different countries.

I turned 70 in February 2012 and I no longer wish to continue working and maintaining the corporation for just a few programs a year. The outrageous cost of liability insurance is almost the same for two programs as for the five or six I was doing previously. Due to low enrollment Road Scholar/ Elderhostel suspended my program in Cuernavaca after 20 years without so much as a thank you. It’s just not worth the work, stress, and bureaucracy to offer just a few private tours a year when I don’t need the money. I have an excellent pension, social security, and the fruits of wise investments made over the years, so I plan to just enjoy a more leisurely life here in Cuernavaca and in solo travels.

I have not decided yet what future challenges I want to undertake. Within a few months, readers of this page will be directed to a new website without Educational Travel Service. Thanks to the more than 2000 client/friends who have traveled with me. You have been a special part of my life and I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared with you many special moments in many memorable destinations. It’s been a great ride! My thanks and warmest good wishes to all of you.

Sincerely, Jim Horn
jhornmex@gmail.com

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