Rock Valley College

Special Interests & Travel

Travel Courses with CCE

Finn Stamping Riverboat Cruise

There is no place as beautiful as the Mississippi River in the fall! Come along on this historic riverboat cruise for an exciting day of stamping with your friends. Make a wonderful project: 4 Thanksgiving cards, 4 Christmas cards, and still have time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the might Mississippi River in the fall (the cruise is 11 am to 3 pm). Cruise includes transportation from Rockford, lunch, onboard entertainment, your stamp and die bundle, and all the other materials you need for the project and cards we are making. You only need to bring a fun attitude, and the willingness to live life like it is meant to be lived on this stunning Riverboat Cruise! Check out the way Huck describes it...”So in two seconds away we went a-sliding down the river, and it did seem so good to be free again and all by ourselves on the big river, and nobody to bother us”. Cruise includes live entertainment and lunch. Concession stand is also available, no food or drink may be brought on board. We will depart at 8:00 am from Rockford and return at 5:30 pm. Free parking. All registrations are transferable if something comes up and you can’t go. Cancellations 8 or more days prior accepted with a $100 cancellation fee. No cancellations within 8 days of the event. However, substitutes are accepted.

Register by October 1 so we can save you a space on the Riverboat!

For more information: Contact the Adventure Safari Staff at (815) 222-2824 or email
Cost: $199
Date: Friday, October 16 from 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Travel in the Age of the Pandemic

For adventurous people, the pandemic has had an impact. Travel has come to a standstill, and the entire industry is changing. This discussion is for those that still have some of the world to see. Knowing the new realities is important, and we will specifically discuss travel to Alaska and Africa. With proper precautions and planning, future global travel is still an option. And the bargains are getting better every day. If you are one of the people that think travel is wearing a blue mask to the supermarket and back, please stay home. However, If you are one of those that want to Keep Exploring, keep living life, and are willing to prepare for the adventures, this is for you! No refunds 7 days prior to class start date.

Course Code: TRV-800-RV - | Register here!
Brought to you by: Adventure Safari Network
Cost: $20
Date: Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00-8:00pm

Travel Free

VIA ZOOM. Gina Henry has lived this travel life for 30 years, taking 10 free vacations a year by using free airline tickets, hotels, cruises, tours, meals, & more. She has traveled to 98 countries and all 50 states. She teaches in 90 cities and is the author of many travel books & audios. She leads several group tours each year and organizes a volunteer teach English program in Thailand and Peru. How to Travel Free & Safely We’re ready to get back to our travels! When it is safe to go on a trip, where can we go, how do we stay safe, and how do we make our travel free? If you are near retirement, changing careers, a student, or someone who likes the idea of making additional income to support your travel dream, this class is for you. World traveler Gina Henry shows you how she is prepared for the new “travel normal” including important tips on safety, trip insurance, what to do if you become sick, and other strategies. Discover over 200 ways to travel free. Earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, tours and more in the USA & worldwide! Volunteering, fun work-vacations, paid travel, teaching English and remote employment opportunities. Tuition includes 1 copy of Gina’s 100-page ebook How to Travel Free & Safely (retail value $39.95). After registering with RVC, email with your phone number and email (include your name in the email). Gina will email participants 1 copy of the 100-page ebook/class materials several days before the class, along with a ZOOM class link. If you prefer a hard copy of the book, contact Gina at for more information (additional fees apply, payable directly to the instructor).


  • Classes meet online
  • Must have: Computer, tablet or phone with camera and the ZOOM app.
  • After registering with RVC: Email with your name, phone number, class title and email (our online registering system does NOT update your information).
  • Watch for an email from your instructor for your scheduled ZOOM/Class Meeting.
  • Go to ZOOM and click “Join a Meeting” and enter meeting ID meeting number. Hit “Allow” when joining. If using a phone or tablet, download the free app prior to start time. Meeting ID and password will be sent to you once you register.
  • There are no refunds for missing a ZOOM meeting.
  • Please check your wifi connections prior to a scheduled class time.

Single Rate

Course Code: TRV-800-OL  | Register here!
Brought to you by: Gina Henry
Cost: $59
Date: Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00pm

Couple Rate

Course Code: TRV-800-OL2  | Register here!
Brought to you by: Gina Henry
Cost: $75
Date: Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00-9:00pm

Current Term (Fall 2020)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Travel Free (single Rate)
10/28/20 - 10/28/20
Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Travel Free (couple Rate)
10/28/20 - 10/28/20
Wed 6:00pm-9:00pm N/A
All Available

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.