University of Michigan Alumni Association

True Blue Travel

Traveling can be one of life’s richest experiences… if only it weren’t for the planning. As an Alumni Association member, you can relax and leave all of the details to us—except for the tiny detail of which incredible tour you’d like to join.

True Blue Travel can take you to the Arctic, Antarctica, and nearly everywhere in between, complete with insights and learnings from U-M faculty and Alumni Association staff. We’ve been doing this for over 35 years, so you can rest assured that all of the logistics have been figured out. Your main responsibilities are take in the glorious scenery, enjoy the company of your fellow Wolverines, and be ready to learn along the way.

2013-14 Travel Programs

Review our slate of 2013-14 Travel Programs or get more details and read reviews about specific tours.

And remember, True Blue Travel is a benefit of Alumni Association membership. Join today!

Five Types of Trips

We offer trips in five distinct categories:

Lecture

A U-M professor with expertise specific to your trip will accompany your group (depending on enrollment) and offer two or three lectures during your journey. It’s a unique way to learn from the Leaders and Best and reinvigorate that sense of excitement from your Michigan days while you explore the world.

Cultural Connection

You’ll develop a connection to the region you’re visiting by meeting locals, participating in excursions led by knowledgeable guides and unpacking only once or twice. Depending on enrollment, an Alumni Association representative may accompany the group.

Exclusive Explorations

These departures are limited to just 25 U-M travelers and explore more remote areas of the world, requiring moderate to active levels of activity. They allow for spontaneous encounters and a degree of freedom and independence. Build on your common bond with U-M alumni during this exclusive vacation. Depending on enrollment, an Alumni Association representative may accompany the group.

Flexible Value

Enjoy the advantage of hassle-free group travel at a great price. These trips include flexible itineraries with fully guided optional excursions at an additional price. You choose the activities that interest you to build your perfect vacation. Depending on enrollment, an Alumni Association representative may accompany the group.

Family Adventure

Enjoy a stress-free family vacation with these departures. Share your U-M pride with your kids and grandkids by spending time together and sharing in the opportunities for fun and education. Depending on enrollment, an Alumni Association representative may accompany the group.