La Mesa travel agency is hosting 24th annual `Phyllis Trip’

by Rick Griffin

Phyllis Dorfman, owner of Rainbow Travel & Cruise in La Mesa, has announced that Lyon, France, will be the destination for her 24th annual, ladies-only, overseas vacation starting March 16. Cost of the seven-days, six-nights trip is $2,499 per person, which includes airfare, transfers, taxes and breakfasts. Dorfman said she expects about 60 women will join her for shopping, dining, sightseeing and cooking lessons. For information, phone (619) 464-5345, or visit Since founding Rainbow Travel in 1978, Dorfman, who has traveled to more than 100 different countries and sailed on more than 100 cruise ships, has organized annual ladies-only vacation adventures, which she calls “Phyllis Trips.” Over the years, attendees have included groups of girlfriends and relatives. Previous destinations have included Shanghai, Milan, Prague, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Athens, Madrid, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Brussels, Singapore and Buenos Aires. Rainbow Travel & Cruise is located in the heart of the La Mesa Village at 8285 La Mesa Blvd.