La Mesa travel agency is hosting 25th annual `Phyllis Trip’

Phyllis Dorfman, owner of Rainbow Travel & Cruise in La Mesa, has announced that Bologna in Italy will be the destination for her 25th annual ladies-only, overseas vacation starting March 11, 2013. Cost of the eight-days, seven-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 to one of Italy’s oldest cities, built mostly with ancient red bricks. The city is known for Renaissance architecture, medieval towers and markets, art, antiques, gorgeous scenery and shopping. Optional day trips to other Italian cities are available, as well as a bus trip to Croatia. For detailed 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 Lyon in France, 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.