Experience Recess is now affiliated with Admiral Travel International

We are excited to announce our new affiliation with Admiral Travel International. Being affiliated with a full service travel agency allows Experience Recess to offer our clients a one-stop shop for all of their travel and experiential needs. When searching for a new travel company to affiliate with, it was very important that we found a team that was focused on quality customer service, agent education and luxury travel benefits. We believe we have found the perfect parter with Admiral Travel International and are pleased to be their new West Coast affiliate.

“Founded in 1997, Admiral Travel International (ATI) owners Malaka and Ryan Hilton rapidly established a niche in the luxury travel market by offering one-of-a-kind escorted group departures to Egypt and South Africa.

Today, ATI is recognized as a leading Virtuoso Member agency for the expertise, creativity and exceptional experiences our consultants create for individuals and groups.”

Why Virtuoso?

Only 264 of 30,000 US travel agencies have been invited to join Virtuoso, North America’s most respected network of elite travel professionals.

As a proud member of Virtuoso, Admiral’s team of specialists automatically ranks in the top 1% of travel agencies. Our Virtuoso affiliation represents decades of professional experience, worldwide connections and product, lifestyle & destination expertise. We enjoy personal relationships with the world’s most respected cruise, tour and hotel providers.

When Condé Nast Traveler chose the top 100 travel agents for 1999, 2000 and 2001, the vast majority of them were affiliated with Virtuoso. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and CNN repeatedly rely on Virtuoso agents for pertinent travel advice and information.

With full travel planning capabilities, Experience Recess is well positioned to help your travel dreams become a reality. Travel planning can be incredibly time consuming. With just one phone call to us, we are able to manage all of the details. You simply have to show up on departure day!

We look forward to being of service and managing all of your travel needs! Remember, life is a playground – go experience it!

January Family Experience – RECESS by The Henley Company

We are pleased to announce our first Family Experience for 2011! Each month we will be producing an affordable family experience in San Diego and the surrounding areas, which will allow families to create memories, laugh together and to enjoy the many activities and wonderful places we have in our own backyard. Our focus is to help clients to enjoy a little more RECESS in their lives through unique events, travel and lifestyle experiences.

Spending time together as a family just got easier! We take care of all the details – you have all the fun!


Julian Train & Gold Mine Tour
“All aboard the Smith Ranch & Julian Railroad”

Saturday, January 29, 2011
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the historic side of Julian you’ve never seen before as you ride on our 18″ gauge mining train. Beautiful scenery abounds on the 1-mile round trip as you cross over two trestle bridges and negotiate a 225 degree curve to disembark at the real Smith Ranch 1870 Julian gold rush mine. While exploring the mine, you’ll see pick marks made in the rock 140 years ago. Keep an eye out for the quartz veins that led to the gold. Those who wish may ride into the Smith Ranch mine in our 1898 mine car and later try their hand at panning gold nuggets. It’s all part of the tour.

Train departs at 2:30 p.m.

Train tour is 1.5 hours in length.

Photos courtesy of Pioneer Ways


Register Now!

$20 per adult (13+ years)

$15 per child (3-12 years)

Children under 2 are free with paid adult

Included in the price of admission is the train ride, gold mine tour & tasty dessert treats