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Outreach & Engagement's LLI Spring Break

March 4 - March 9, 2018

Need an escape from the cold weather? Looking for a relaxing getaway? Join us at the Sea Ranch Resort in North Carolina for LLI’s annual Spring Break!

Program Highlights
• James Charlet, a local historian also known as “Keeper James,” will present the history of the United States Life-Saving Service, which was founded in 1871. During its 44 year history, over 176,000 lives were saved by these heroes! Dramatic stories of courageous rescues will be a highlight of the program.
• In Wanchese, we will visit the Coastal Studies Institute, a branch of UNC whose research and education programs center around issues such as water quality, fisheries, renewable energy, maritime heritage, and coastal economics. Here we will enjoy a lecture and tour of the facility, which has won several international awards in architecture.
• In Corolla, our trip to the Corolla Wild Horse Fund will include a lecture and two-hour tour regarding the care and management of the wild horse herd living on the dunes and in danger of extinction (additional $45/per person fee). We will also visit the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education for a lecture by its curator, Sharon Meade. On site is the Currituck lighthouse and Whalebone Club.
• At the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, we will learn of the land management practices to enhance bird migration. Bring your binoculars! We will also learn of the large bear and wolf populations at Alligator River Wildlife Refuge.
• An all-day bus tour with Danny Couch, a local historian and storyteller, will be available for those who choose this option ($60). Visit three lighthouses, take the ferry to Ocracoke Island, and delight in his entertaining stories.
• Enjoy plenty of free time as well!

Book your reservation now through February 5th!
Use code “JMULLI” or call (252) 441-7126

March 4 - Travel independently to Sea Ranch Resort
March 5-8 - Scheduled events and free time
March 9 - Checkout by 11:00 a.m.

Price per person: $50 to LLI + room reservation
Oceanside: $69/night + tax
Oceanfront: $89/night + tax 
2 Bedroom Oceanfront Condo w/ Kitchen: $109/night + tax

Maximum 36 participants. Reservations are booked individually.

Tour of Italy

June 22 - July 7, 2018

Viva L’Italia: Catch a gondola in Venice; follow the paths of Dante, Michelangelo, and Donatello in Florence; marvel at the grandeur of Rome; and savor the delights of Sorrento and Capri. While the tour will emphasize artistic, archaeological, and historical significance, we will also explore markets, contemporary cuisine, and the wines of Italy.

Price per person: $3,900 (double occupancy)
Includes accommodations in superior hotels, all breakfasts and several dinners, all transportation, all entrance fees, and all gratuities. Airfare not included.

Contact Michael L. Allain for more information

Cyprus: The Island of Aphrodite

November 1 - 10, 2018


Mystical and rich in history, Cyprus is at the crossroads of East and West. It is the futhermost point of the European Union. This modern island is steeped in culture and history. We will spend 10 days exploring the very best of the island with island-knowledgable Claudia Hanna. Claudia grew up in Harrisonburg, yet she spent eight years in Cyprus with her family. Trek through amphitheaters of the biblical Roman city of Salamis; pick olives from the organic olive groves and tour a working olive press; sail on a sunset cruise on the Mediterranean; learn to make your own yogurt, cheese, and village bread; amble through the stalls of a true farmer's market; enjoy fresh fish cooked in front of you; detox in a traditional Turkish bath. All of this is set in a 5-star, luxury hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with private van service to take us from destination to destination as we unlock the mysteries of healthy Mediterranean living and learn how to adopt these simple life tricks in the West. 

Cost: $2,100 - includes accomodations at a five star hotel, food, drinks, transportation and admissions to sites.

Not included: airfare to and from the United States.

Contact Claudia at (540) 383-0663 or

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