Host Profile - Professor Richard Gray

April 3, 2018

Professor Richard Gray works at Notre Dame as a Professor of Photography and the chair of the Department of Art, Art History & Design. Despite these roles keeping him busy, Gray has found time to take two trips with ND Alumni Travel . . . Read more

Traveler Feature - Jim '73 & Zoe Greco

January 25, 2018

Zoe and Jim Greco ’73 have been traveling with Notre Dame for more than a decade. Zoe is a retired nurse and Jim, who ran a private practice, still works in medicine. They are shown here with Rev. David Scheidler, C.S.C. during the Danube River cruise this past October.  Read more

Host Profile - Professor Emeritus Carlos Jerez-Farran

November 15, 2017

​Carlos Jerez-Farrán is a professor emeritus in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University. Formerly a Spanish teacher, he now resides permanently in Barcelona, Spain and hosts trips throughout Spain and the Mediterranean for the Travelin’ Irish. Read more

Traveler Feature - John '81 & Peggy Legault '78

September 19, 2017

John Legault is an alumnus from Notre Dame’s Class of 1981, and his wife Peggy is an alumna from the Class of 1978. John majored in microbiology while Peggy was pre-med, and now they both work as pediatricians and reside in California. The couple went on their first trip with ND Alumni Travel, Wings Over Tanzania, and Peggy took some time to share their experience with us. Read more

Host Profile - Gary Lamberti

March 21, 2017

​Professor Gary Lamberti has been a member of the Notre Dame faculty for 27 years, now working as a Professor of Biological Sciences. He has hosted two trips with ND Alumni Travel—one to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal and one to Tanzania—and recently. . .  Read more

Traveler Feature - Leo Sweeney '59, '60

September 29, 2016

Leo Sweeney went through the five-year engineering program at Notre Dame, receiving his bachelor’s of arts in ‘59 and his bachelor’s of science in ‘60. He has gone on several trips. . .  Read more

Traveler Feature - Mark Seeberg '71

February 1, 2016

Mark Seeberg, ’71 majored in English at Notre Dame and worked as student trainer for the ND basketball team. Now living in Pittsford, New York, he owns a consulting practice. He and his wife, Patricia, recently travelled with ND Alumni Travel on the Danube River Cruise . . .   Read more

Italian Lakes - magnifico!

October 28, 2015

By Kathy Peterson, Host
Wow this weekend in northern Indiana could not have been more beautiful. The autumn colors of the trees were in full splendor . . . 

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Host Profile - Kathleen Peterson

September 28, 2015

Kathleen Peterson has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Notre Dame for over 25 years. Peterson originally joined the Notre Dame family in 1982 as a research associate before becoming . . .  Read more

Traveler Feature - Ann L. Molenda

July 30, 2015

Ann L. Molenda is an alumna of Saint Mary’s College who graduated magna cum laude in 1958 with a degree from the Program for Christian Culture (later renamed Humanistic Studies). She is an affiliated scholar with . . .  Read more

Host Profile - Professor John Welle

July 30, 2015

John Welle is a professor of romance languages and literatures, as well as a concurrent professor of film, television, and theatre. He has an extensive background in... Read more

Traveler Feature - Shelby & Bill Boblick '74

June 8, 2015

Shelby and Bill Boblick ’74 will never forget their first ND Alumni Travel experience, when they went on a trip to Rome and Florence with Rev. Peter Rocca ’73, C.S.C., 13 years ago. The couple originally . . .  Read more

Traveler Feature - Sheila Baker

March 26, 2015

By Lucy Negash ’15
Hannah Storm Journalism Intern
Sheila Baker may not be an alumna, but she is a longtime member of the Notre Dame family. . .  Read more

Paradise on Earth

February 13, 2015

By Rev. Michael Driscoll, Travel Host
How can one describe paradise on the earth? Well French Polynesia is a good start! Where else can you swim with black tipped sharks and sting rays without fear for your life? Read more

Host Profile - Rev. Austin I. Collins, C.S.C. '77

February 3, 2015

By Lucy Negash ’15
Hannah Storm Journalism Intern

Rev. Austin I. Collins, C.S.C., ’77 is an Associate Professor of Art, Art History, and Design at Notre Dame. He has had extensive experience working in public art, large outdoor sculpture, installation art, and liturgical art. Read more

Italy - You've Got to Love It!

December 23, 2014

By Christa LeeVan, Travel Program Director, NDAA

For many Americans, Italy is the first European country they visit. And why not, it is a spectacular country. . . Read more

70th Anniversary of Normandy D-Day Invasion

October 29, 2014

By Bob & Jo Barger '67 M.A., Travel Hosts
Having arrived home recently from an ND Alumni trip to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion, we are eager to share some of the memorable and historic highlights... Read more

Host Profile - Professor Robert P. Schmuhl '70

September 29, 2014

Professor Robert P. Schmuhl ’70, the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Chair in American Studies and Journalism and director of the John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy  Read more

Traveler Feature - Helen Colston

September 29, 2014

Helen Colston, a high school math teacher in St. Louis, traveled on the “In the Wake of the Vikings” trip in June. Colston’s friend, Jennifer Ahrens ’91... Read more

Dublin Summer Internship

September 23, 2014

By Emily Voorde '15
Getting on the plane from Chicago to Dublin in late May, I didn’t quite know what would await me on the other side... Read more

Single Traveler

August 26, 2014

By Steve LeeVan, Travel Host
I never really thought about it until I returned from my trip.  It happened like this:  someone had seen on Facebook that I was in London... Read more

Internet and Cruise Ships

July 30, 2014

By Professor Thomas F.X. Noble
Cruise ships can be pretty awful for internet users since ships use satellites for their internet connection. They are exorbitantly expensive and typically feature slow... Read more

In the Tuscan Countryside

June 24, 2014

By Professor Barbara Mangione '89 M.A.
In the Tuscan countryside, in a place overlooked by most tourists, a ruined Benedictine abbey rises from a field of green. Inside, the mysterious notes of a flute ... Read more

Travel Blog Launches

May 3, 2014

By Christa LeeVan
Welcome to the new Travel Blog. In this forum, we will share exclusive details about upcoming trips and special travel events. We’ll also ask for your input on all kinds of travel-related issues.
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With trips scheduled throughout the year to a variety of exciting locations, the Notre Dame Alumni Travel Program offers alumni and friends the chance to enjoy amazing travel experiences alongside other members of the Notre Dame family. This blog features important updates on upcoming trips, as well as recaps and memories of completed voyages from our trip hosts.

If you have questions about the Notre Dame Alumni Travel Program, please contact Christa LeeVan at

Note: The views and information contained in these blog entries are not necessarily the views of the University of Notre Dame.