Traveling Bulldogs

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Whether by land or sea, travel with the MSU Alumni Association in the company of fellow alumni and friends. We have partnered with trusted travel agencies to offer wonderful destinations and provide a comfortable experience for our travelers. Browse travel opportunities enriched with informative educational programs, the services of a professional tour director and expert local guides.

Our tours are designed to promote educational and cultural experiences for our alumni and friends. Please be aware that in this ever-changing travel climate, all prices, itineraries, dates and departures are subject to change.

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Betty Sisk 

“I really enjoyed the trip so much! I thought the excursions were wonderful. The Gohagan staff and the boat crew did a fabulous job. I really enjoyed meeting so many different people and especially MSU bulldogs. It was so much fun to meet a former bulldog bully too!! 

Betty Sisk

Tour name: Cruising the Great Lakes

Richard Hopper (former MSU faculty member) and Donna Hopper (’95)

“Trip could not have been any better! We enjoyed getting to know the other Bulldog couple on the trip as well. Just a tremendous tour altogether.”

Richard Hopper (former MSU faculty member) and  Donna Hopper (’95)

Tour Name: Oberammergau and the Danube River

Drew Demboski (’87) and Cecelia Demboski

“This vacation was deferred for two years because of the pandemic but it was worth the wait. Everything was beautifully organized, and the guides were terrific. We will definitely travel again with the MSU alumni association, Traveling Bulldogs.”

Drew Demboski (’87) and  Cecelia Demboski

Tour Name: Great Journey Through Europe

James Morris (’82) and Melanie Morris

“It was a trip of a lifetime and it felt like you were in a National Geographic Special. One of the most rewarding experiences was visiting the Kibaoni Primary School, the first public primary school in Tanzania with a library, and bringing school supplies and books from the US. The school administration loved the MSU filled bags!”

James Morris (’82) and  Melanie Morris

Tour Name: Tanzania Safari during the Great Migration

Sharon Fanning-Otis and Larry Otis (’21)

“This trip was definitely a Home Run... From Fenway Park to the beautiful fall colors, it was educational and historical with beautiful landscapes and of course amazing lighthouses. And we always enjoy the fellowship with our Traveling Bulldogs!”

Sharon Fanning-Otis and  Larry Otis (’21)

Tour Name: Landscapes and Lighthouses of Coastal Maine

Steve (’70, ’72) and Linda Murray Philadelphia, MS

"Traveling to Southeast Asia with the Traveling Bulldogs gave us the opportunity to see a part of the world that many people never see. Our tour guide, Victor, made sure that our itinerary provided us with experiences that would be memorable. He also recommended the best shopping places and restaurants to visit during our free time. Our accommodations were superb, and new friendships were made."

Steve (’70, ’72) and Linda Murray
Philadelphia, MS

Greg ('86) and Sandy Hays ('87) Bellingham, WA

C’est magnifique! The Great Journey thru Europe alumni trip was simply - just great. Between staying in spectacular hotels in Zermatt and Lucerne plus the other half of the trip cruising the Rhine on the riverboat with many beautiful cathedrals and castles, it was a good mix of seeing Switzerland and Germany on foot, train/rail, and the on-shore excursions from the riverboat. We enjoyed visiting with the other State alumni plus the extra bonus of meeting members from other college alumni groups, whether in a guided tour group or on the riverboat during meal times. It was inspiring and informative to learn about the history and architecture of the various countries and locales plus being able to talk to some of the local guides about the customs and differences, compared to America. We won’t soon forget this trip and all the cool things and people we encountered."

Greg ('86) and Sandy Hays ('87)
Bellingham, WA

Mark ('75) and Jana Demeranville Farmington, MN

"We expected to discover new things on our trip but the greatest thing was finding one of my college professors on the trip. It has been over 40 years since our last meeting. After 40 plus years, we both had to travel over 1,500 miles to meet again. It was a wonderful surprise to find that we were sharing our tour with my former professor."

Mark ('75) and Jana Demeranville
Farmington, MN

Lynn and Myra Reinschmiedt Starkville, MS

"We thoroughly enjoyed our recently completed Traveling Bulldogs trip, the Southwest National Parks, a nine day trip covering over 1,900 miles by motor coach. This was our third Orbridge sponsored trip in addition to those done previously (Canadian Rockies-Rocky Mountain Express to Vancouver and the Wolves of Yellowstone) and like those the tour guides proved to be extremely knowledgeable, competent and professional. We could never have pulled off a trip of this nature hitting this many sites on our own in a stress free manner. Highly recommend keeping this trip in your future offerings."

Lynn and Myra Reinschmiedt
Starkville, MS

William and Elaine Read Quitman, MS

"We loved our River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy tour with the National WWII Museum and all the places of history that we got to visit. We visited the American Cemetery at Normandy where we laid a wreath at the wall of a Mississippi soldier whose body was never found."

William and Elaine Read
Quitman, MS

Jim & Laura White (Both of ‘83) Orange Beach, AL

"We have had excellent experiences with all our Mississippi State alumni trips. We have been on a half dozen of these trips. We meet wonderful people. The itineraries are carefully thought through and well balanced. The trips represent great travel for the cost. We always look forward to the brochures to see where we can go next."

Jim & Laura White (Both of ‘83)
Orange Beach, AL

steve and patsy

"It was great fun going to Iceland with the Traveling Bulldogs. The accommodations were first class. We got to see many interesting places and things that we had wanted to see. We spent several hours photographing puffins! And, we really enjoyed meeting people from other universities."

Steve Brandon (’72) and Patsy Fowlkes (’74) Chattanooga, TN

John (’66) and Marion Dean Leland, MS

"We believe Orbridge put together the best wine and culinary tour possible in the Chianti region and would highly recommend to more Traveling MS State Bulldogs and other collegiate alumni groups!!"

John (’66) and Marion Dean
Leland, MS

John and Mary Eileen Passons Madison, MS

"My wife and I had a fantastic time with the Traveling Bulldogs on our National Parks and Lodges of the Old West trip last year. We not only saw the beautiful scenery of the area, but we met some great folks which the majority were fellow Bulldog Alums. Five of those State couples are traveling with us to Vancouver and riding the Canadian Rocky RR across southern Canada this year. Not only were the food, scenery, and buses beautiful, comfortable, and enjoyable, the fellowship of having fellow Bulldogs, and other friendly folks, along for the ride made for a trip we will cherish for a long time. I highly recommend any State Alum, or fan who enjoys traveling to join this fun group and have a trip you will certainly remember for the rest of your lives."

John and Mary Eileen Passons
Madison, MS

John (’74) and Nancy Meador Starkville, MS

"45th Anniversary trip of a lifetime! Small crowds, small ship and exceptional service!"

John (’74) and Nancy Meador
Starkville, MS

Dick (’74) and Belinda Spann (’75) Columbus, MS

"My wife Belinda and I went on a trip out west last year with the Traveling Bulldogs and it was the best trip we have ever been on. Everything was planned and all the details were planned. The best part was making new lifelong friends. We were so pleased that we have scheduled another trip this year to the Canadian Rockies by train."

Dick (’74) and Belinda Spann (’75)
Columbus, MS