We asked staff at The Group Travel Leader the question: “What are your tricks for dealing with jet lag?” Find out what works for these seasoned travelers below!   “I’ve found it most helpful to stay awake throughout the first day after landing overseas, no matter how badly I want to sleep. Getting out,…



An On-The-Road Epiphany

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on November 21, 2014


Returning from Jordan last week on Royal Jordanian Airlines, I enjoyed a cosmic moment in my life. It started uneventfully. In a rush to get on the road to the airport in Amman that morning, I threw my headphones into a small bag I usually take on the plane. But for this trip, I had…



Article Sponsored By: Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau Do Big Things. Centrally located to bucket list-worthy experiences, like witnessing the remarkable human achievements of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the on-going mountain carving at Crazy Horse Memorial, Rapid City, South Dakota is the ideal touring destination where every day has big potential. Where a U.S. President awaits…



Laughlin Getaway

Posted by Sponsored Article in Sponsored Articles on November 21, 2014


Article Sponsored By: Visit Laughlin Laughlin has everything you and your friends and family need to make your next getaway fun and memorable. Laughlin is just 90 miles south of Las Vegas, an easy drive on major Southern California, Arizona and Nevada highways; plus, air travelers can enjoy the convenience of direct air-charter flight packages….



Having spent the entire summer volunteering for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Visitor Center at Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River, just east of its confluence with the mighty Columbia, I took the opportunity during my free time to go exploring throughout the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. I kept my…



Here’s a secret about youth group travel: It isn’t all about the destination. Don’t get me wrong — the destination matters. There’s a reason that student groups flock to Washington, D.C., and that church youth groups head to camp at the beach every summer. A trip destination with a lot of sizzle will probably help…



Article Sponsored By: Prestonsburg Tourism Commission By Shar Scanlon, adsuccess.com   It was this time last year when I showed up, camera in hand, for Prestonsburg’s new moonshine tour. I was to wait on the Jenny Wiley boat dock to join the New Moonshine Hideaway Tour portion of a multi-day group tour in Prestonsburg, Ky. From…



The Pendleton Woolen Mills

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The West on October 14, 2014


The historic town of Pendleton, Oregon, lies just east of the Blue Mountains in the northeastern part of the state. A community of some 17,000 residents, Pendleton is probably best known as the namesake for the renowned Pendleton Woolen Mills. In operation since 1909, the company’s original plant here still makes the near-legendary woolen blankets…



The Pendleton Round-Up

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The West on October 14, 2014


Pendleton is home to one of the best-known rodeos in the American West, which has been held since 1910. Scheduled annually for the second week in September, the Pendleton Round-Up features dozens of events during its eight-day run, including parades, concerts, cowboy shows, children’s events, beer garden and the Happy Canyon Outdoor Indian Pageant &…



Pendleton Underground Tours

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in The West on October 14, 2014


A guided 90-minute walk exploring Pendleton’s colorful role in the “Old West,” mostly beneath the downtown area, is offered by Pendleton Underground Tours. Here, you’ll follow historic tunnels connecting speakeasies, opium dens, the living quarters of Chinese workers, the town’s jail and even a meat market, where keeping the meat fresh was aided by underground…