The Traveler for Jan/Feb and Open House Registration

Just a quick note to let you all know that our Jan/Feb newsletter is now available online. This issue features new vacations, day trips, customer letters and more.  You can check it out by clicking here or heading to and clicking on it from the homepage.

We’re also pleased to announce that for the first time ever, you are free to register for this year’s Sports Leisure Open House online.  To register, simply head to and click on the post-it note in the top-left hand corner.  You will then be free to select your session and reserve your spot.  You can also register by giving us a call at (916) 361-2051 after Friday.  Remember, online reservations are available now, phone reservations cannot be made until Friday.  This event is open to all Sports Leisure Travel Club members and their friends.

The Great Comment Giveaway

We hope you all had a fantastic holiday season, and would like to welcome you to the new year with a contest here at!  We’re offering a $50.00 gift card to a local restaurant OF YOUR CHOICE to one lucky winner at the end of January.  All you need to do to enter your name in the contest is post a comment on any blog post we release this month.  Not sure how to do that? Don’t worry, we’ll explain it further below.

The rules are simple:  We’ll be posting various articles, travel discount opportunities, announcements and random musings here on our blog at various times throughout the month. To enter, all you need to do is:

  1. Read the entire post
  2. Think of a great comment
  3. Write it into the comments section below the article on our site.

For those of you reading via email, you’ll first need to click on the title of the post to write your comment.  Replying to the email won’t work, to qualify for the contest you’ll need to post your comment on the actual site. Your name can only be entered into the drawing once per blog post, but you are free to comment on all the posts to increase your chances!

So there you have it, our first ever online contest here at Sports Leisure Vacations.  Remember, you can’t play if you don’t comment, so be sure to sign up for email announcements whenever a new blog post is released. Click here to sign up for email updates now. Let us know what you think in the comments 😉

My Very First Mystery Tour

“One of the best Christmas mystery tours of all time,” said Mark at this years annual Sports Leisure Preview Day in Sacramento.  While I can’t vouch for that – this was my very first mystery tour with the company – I can say that it was without a doubt a memorable and worthy contender.

Our trip started with a light snow fall in the postcard-perfect town of Stockbridge, MA; the setting of one of Norman Rockwell’s most famous winter scenes.  With the exception of a few name changes and new paint jobs, the town is identical to Rockwell’s original interpretation.

Luxurious house tours, summer “cottages” in Newport (which rival any palace I’ve ever stepped foot in), incredible meals in unique locations (Prime rib over an open fire with live entertainment anyone?), and a stunning holiday performance by the Boston Pops make this itinerary a real gem.

This isn’t to say it was perfect, look for next year’s itinerary to be a day shorter with a little bit less food and a smoother pace to each day.  With a little refinement, we know this will prove to be a trip that is a part of the tour calendar year after year.

The Berkshires, Newport Beach and “Holiday Pops” performed by the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra; you really couldn’t ask for a better Christmas time excursion!

Below is a quick slideshow of our trip.  Enjoy!

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Exclusive Sports Leisure Travel Club Special of the Month

Each month, we’ll be using this blog to post a new exclusive discount for Travel Club members only!  This month’s coupon will get you $25.00 off The Fourth in Philly tour which can be found on page 51 of our new 2010 catalog.  Make sure to check back here regularly for the Travel Club Member Special of the Month. 

To redeem your coupon, grab your Sports Leisure Travel Club number and click here.