Finally! A longtime dream is getting realized. Me, my wife and my daughter (12) and son (18) will be visiting Texas this summer.
We’ll be visiting a lot of different places in Texas, but my main focus is the Howard Days and places REH visited or wrote about.
Many thanks to Paul Herman, Dennis McHaney, Rob Roehm and John Bullard for travelling tips.
April 23, 2022
After several weeks of frustration, stomach ache and no living sign from our travel agency I finally got all confirmed yesterday. All seats are booked. We have the final price. The agency has yet again changed their name and the contact person who originally helped me order this trip is now employed in this company. Never seen such mess, but I think I can sleep well again now, knowing our trip is all set.
April 02, 2022
Then it is decided that we will be 4 travelling to USA. My son was allowed by his school. We have sent the Esta application and got a price from the travelling agency. It is the most expensive trip I will ever buy or have ever bought!
Hope I will be able to enjoy it regardless of all the expenses.
March 22, 2022
Confirmed the trip with the travel agency. We might be one more person (my 18 year old son). Hope that turns out. I have checked that the flights are still valid and started the ESTA applications.
Got a bit panicky today since I could not find our flights through Vision Travel. Found them through Delta Airlines so phew…
The price is still not corrected, but Alexander (our agent) promised he would fix it. Websites are still as they were when Vision Travel took over. Thankfully I have printed most of the information I got from USA Tours.
March 9, 2022
Thanks to John Bullard for sending me a reminder regarding the banquet at Howard Days. Sent money to Arlene for 3 seats.
January 6, 2022
Asked for and got at better explanation about what happened with the travel agency I orinally booked our trip with.
USA Tours was bought by Vision Travel in October, they then sold it again to Primo Tours but kept the bookings USA Tours had made.
My trip is still confirmed. No change in website language, content and the price is not yet corrected.
November 23, 2021
Noticed that the price had not been corrected and was promised that Vision Travels are working on websites in Norwegian.
November 18, 2021
Changes! Our Travel Agency is no longer USA Tours. Got an email from Alexander in Vision Travels in Denmark telling me that our trip is secure. Vision Travels now owns our booking.
Car, living accomodations and flights seem to be fine. The information on the Vision Travel agency’s website is like a bleak copy of what we had on USA Tours. Seems almost like this is a one-person company. They don’t book any new trips according to their website.
November 2, 2021
We had to have new passports.
October 1, 2021
The trip is booked with USA Tours. We will travel from Norway to Amsterdam, then to Detroit and finally to Dallas where we will spend the first night before moving on to our first destination.