TWF Adventures
The Traveling With Françoise Fun Bus

Quartzsite, Arizona Gem & Mineral Show Shopping Trip
  Rocks – Crystals – Gemstones   


Date: 1/31/18
Departure: 8:45 am (boarding begins at 8:30 am)
(Pick up site Sam’s Club parking lot in Palm Desert)
Travel time: About 2 hours each way
Trip includes:
Morning donuts
Bottled water
Info about Quartzsite shopping
At least four hours of shopping
Lunch on your own
(a variety of fast food & local diners available)
Depart for home – 3:30 pm
Snacks on the ride home
Free drawings on the ride home
Bus driver gratuities included
**Luxury bus with restroom**

Cost per person: $59.00 / Must be paid by 1/15/18
Seating is limited, pay now through PayPal to guarantee a seat

Or make check payable to: Traveling With Francoise
207 Camino Arroyo N.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Reserve seating list and pay later
(Will call or email the first week of January to confirm if you have a seat)
Or call 760-776-1738
(Must be paid by 5 pm on 1/15/18)
(All monies refunded if canceled by inclement weather)

Past Adventures

September 18 – 21 Nashville and the Solar Eclipse

40 plus travelers made up of Adult Customized Tour & Traveling With Françoise adventurers embarked upon a Nashville experience that surpassed all of our expectations. From civil war history to country music superstars, everyone found Nashville to be fascinating, welcoming and a lot of fun. The solar eclipsed that passed overhead was certainly worth the hype, something we’ll never forget. Ya’ ll have fun, ya’hear!




January 25  “Big Tent” Day Trip to Quartzsite, Arizona

A successful shopping experience was had by the 45 adventurers who made the trip.

Since everyone was scattered throughout the big gem and mineral shows going on in Quartzsite, this photo on the bus is the only group picture available.  I apologize for those who we don’t see.

Captain Bob – our driver- did a fantastic job navigating the bus through all of the tight corners and many stops! And yes, we did see the ‘Largest Silver Belt Buckle in the World!’





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August 24  Dana Wharf Whale Watching Day Trip

On this hot summer day in August, 36 TWF/ACT seafarers headed to Dana Point, California, in hopes of seeing Moby Dick.  With whales on our minds, that didn’t stop everyone from having breakfast or lunch at one of the wharf’s many restaurants.  Once boarding a large Catamaran we headed out to perfectly calm seas, cool breezes and sea going wildlife.  From seals, birds and huge schools of dolphins no whales were to be found, but watching the frolicking dolphins and their babies certainly made up for it.  All agreed, it was a fun getaway.   Heading to Dana Point?  Book your whale watching adventure with .

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June 2-3 Catalina Island Overnight Getaway

Twenty-seven  TWF/ACT adventurers hit the high seas on the Catalina Flyer out of Long Beach for Catalina Island. An hour later we were dockside ready to enjoy the sights and sounds of Avalon Harbor.  Our lodging was the newly renovated Pavilion Hotel, a hit with the entire group.  From there it was all about sight-seeing, dining, shopping, zip lining, island tours, relaxing and enjoying the our solo and group events.  To book your lodging or plan your activities visit .