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Treat your group with a trip to Greenwood, Mississippi! Grownup Getaway Greenwood has earned a well-deserved reputation as wonderful and accessible getaway spot. Located in the heart of the culturally rich Delta region, it offers a perfect combination of relaxation and stimulating history. You won’t be here long before you find yourself slowing down and…

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A visit to Newport is never complete without a visit to the Newport Mansions.  Even if you’ve visited them before, there’s always something new to experience and learn, and The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to join us for fascinating tours, exciting special events, and an opportunity to make lifelong memories in some…

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Yes, you should you go on a river cruise! You’ve read about them. You’ve seen pictures of them. You may have even overheard a conversation about them at a cocktail party. All of which have you wondering, is a river cruise as relaxing and romantic as it seems? The answer is yes. There are many…

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A Travel Maverick

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on July 22, 2015

 
 

Don’t tell my favorite travel companion, but someday I want to be like Roy Sidlo. My favorite travel companion is my wife, Kim. Roy is a retired cinematographer from Chicago who travels on his own quite a bit. I met him on a Danube River cruise with Mayflower Tours in May. We met early on…

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From the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s biggest movie screen, Fernbank offers a world of adventure and fun. You’ll discover ancient fossils, rare artifacts, cultural treasures, live animals, hands-on experiences and more. The Museum’s immersive exhibits and interactive adventures make science, culture and natural history come alive for all ages. Summer Highlights: Soak up the…

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“I’ve been with the company for 25 years now, but I’ve never seen it change so much as it has in the past two years.” When Tony Etienne, vice president of affinity market sales for Collette, made this statement to the delegates at the Select Traveler Conference in February, it got my attention. The 97-year-old…

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Virginia Beach is an ideal destination for group travelers thanks to its three distinct beaches, well-known and off-the-beaten-path attractions and opportunities to explore its 18,600 acres of parks and wildlife refuges in addition to the city’s great restaurants and shops. The Virginia Beach CVB also offers groups customizable packages through its “Live the Life Adventures,”…

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It’s been a long time since I’ve switched on a hotel room television. Last spring, in anticipation of the birth of our daughter, Daisy, my wife and I made the difficult decision to discontinue our cable service at home. In its place, we began subscribing to Netflix and Hulu, two online streaming video services that…

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In 1859, New Orleans’ fabled French Opera House opened at Bourbon and Toulouse streets in the French Quarter, becoming a focal point of Deep South society. For 60 years, hundreds of operas were presented there. There were also elegant balls and social events for New Orleans’ Creole society.  The Opera House is long-gone, but the…

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It’s easy to find fun for your group in Columbus. That’s because the city is loaded with a diverse range of experiential activities, attractions, districts, and dining spots that are sure to please even your most discerning. Here, we share a glimpse of what Ohio’s largest city shares with you. Treasures that’ll have you traveling…

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