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In Huntsville, Alabama, change is constant, but tradition is never forgotten. A mix of high-tech cool and sublime southern culture, this city truly offers so much for groups. Did you know Huntsville is home to the largest space museum in the world? The U.S. Space & Rocket Center features interactive, hands-on exhibits, a National Geographic theater,…

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Brian Jewell

Bring Your Own Device

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on March 09, 2017

 
 

I have seen the future of in-flight entertainment, and it is awesome. If you’re like me, you may have had a love-hate relationship with airline entertainment options for much of your traveling life. There’s no question that watching a movie or two can provide a welcome distraction on long flights, especially overseas flights that can…

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We asked our staff: “What food have you had in your travels that you wish you could recreate at home?” See our staff’s responses below!    “I think I could live on a Mediterranean diet. Last April, I spent a week in Nice with Collette and ate fresh seafood and salads almost exclusively. I did not…

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DENVER – Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured…

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The Outlets at Tejon is excited to introduce a number of wonderful additions to the already stellar shopping destination. Camp Tejon just opened! This fun play area has a climbable tower structure and slide located inside the Hacienda Food Court where families can take a reprieve from a day of shopping. Beat the heat! Our…

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Mac Lacy

Tom Hanks’ Next Big Role

Posted by Mac Lacy in Asia, Travel Thoughts on February 02, 2017

 
 

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Jim Thompson. Now that I’ve visited his museum in Bangkok, I’m wondering why Tom Hanks hasn’t played him. The mystery surrounding his life and death is that good. Thompson was a World War II veteran and intelligence officer who was highly trained in jungle survival. He left the…

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We asked our staff: “What music is on your playlist for long trips?” See our staff’s responses below!   My playlist today for long flights includes alt rock musicians like Jay Farrar, Sonvolt and The Tallest Man on Earth, plus old favorites like Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. There is also one particular…

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Looking around for great group tour itineraries? Come to Oklahoma — where excitement, beauty and history abound, and unforgettable adventures are always found. Three Days in Oklahoma City When you’re in Oklahoma City, you can pack a lot into a single day. Imagine what you can see in three. The state’s largest city is packed…

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Your perfect summer adventure awaits in Billings Montana’s Trailhead. Home to more than a few spectacular must-sees, Billings is a bucket list destination you’ll be talking about for years to come. As you begin dreaming of your summer vacation, consider these can’t miss suggestions for you and your group: Beartooth Highway: No Montana adventure is…

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Brian Jewell

Looking to the Future

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on January 19, 2017

 
 

If you went to meet your maker tomorrow, what would become of your organization? No, I’m not here to sell you life insurance. But I do think it’s important to talk about the future. Because if there is value in what you do as a travel leader — and I believe there is — then…

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