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APWU family member takes trip of a lifetime

Lori Vorderbruggen, whose husband is an APWU member, has access to a wide range of union benefits. She and her sister loved their trip to Portugal with Union Plus Vacation Tours, offered by Collette. Learn more about what made the trip “more than worth the cost” to Vorderbruggen.

APWU family member takes trip of a lifetime

Lori Vorderbruggen, a paraeducator in Champlin, Minnesota, enjoys the benefits from her husband’s union membership. He is an American Postal Workers Union (APWU) member. Because APWU participates in many Union Plus programs, Vorderbruggen has access to a wide range of benefits. 

Vorderbruggen and her sister used the Union Plus Vacation Tours program to book an unforgettable 10-day trip to Portugal. 

Union Plus partners with Collette Travel Service, a 105-year-old U.S.-based tour operator, to provide one-of-a-kind, worldwide vacation tours at a discounted rate for union members.* Collette is the most experienced tour operator in the world and offers trips to all seven continents.

One of the perks of taking a vacation with Collette is that all the planning is done for you. 

“It was so nice to not worry about where to get a hotel, or how to get to the airport,” Vorderbruggen says. “The biggest worry was where to eat lunch, but they even point you in the right direction for that.”

Day to day, travelers have a choice of activities from the pre-set itinerary and the option to add on other experiences. Vorderbruggen and her sister loved the add-on excursion they chose.

“Our favorite part of the trip was a boat tour through the grottos in Lagos. One of the best meals we had was on that excursion,” she remembers.

Vorderbruggen’s experience with Collette was even better than she bargained for. 

“Just with the hotels, Collette Guide and included transportation alone, it’s more than worth the cost of the trip. Then you throw in the dinners that come with wine,” she adds. “And the accommodations were nice; things I never would have booked for myself.” 

“I would absolutely recommend Union Plus Vacation Tours with Collette to other union members,” Vorderbruggen says.


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*Use offer code UNIONSAVE and your member benefit for savings. Savings are comprised of retail offer together with Member Benefit. Offer valid on new bookings only and can expire earlier due to space or inventory availability. Retail offer savings amount will vary by tour and departure date, and is only available on select departures. Call or visit www.gocollette.com/offers for details. Space is on a first come, first served basis. Offers are not valid on group, existing bookings or combinable with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Promotional pricing may remain in effect after the expiration date.