2017, the Best Year Ever

Posted by Ashley Ricks in Travel Thoughts on January 15, 2018

 
 

Irecently retweeted an interview with the CEO of Delta Air Lines that SKIFT published following its annual forum in New York. As I have previously written, I recommend its free daily e-newsletter about travel industry issues and trends. You can sign up at www.skift.com. Delta CEO Ed Bastian admitted he thought his company’s business would…

 
 

Like a call-and-response spiritual sung by a choir, African American history in Georgia tells a story of triumph over tears, of hope despite hardship. Many sites honor achievements that would be remarkable under any circumstances, but prove even more impressive given the obstacles of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. Center for Civil and Human Rights,…

 
 

Visiting Clarksville, Tennessee ensures that you will have a trip full of Southern hospitality, unique attractions and shopping, a good dose of patriotism, and memories that will last a lifetime. From our picturesque historic downtown to our rolling countryside, Clarksville welcomes visitors with open arms.  Tours in Clarksville blend the old and the new. The…

 
 

We asked the GTL Staff,We asked our staff,”What do you look forward to eating when you travel South?”Find out what tastes they crave on their southern travels with their responses below. There’s only one thing I look for on the menu when traveling in the South: shrimp and grits. — Kelly Tyner, Director of Sales and…

 
 

You know you’re about to encounter something profoundly powerful and moving when you see tissue boxes stationed throughout a museum exhibit. Though our group only visited the Newseum in Washington D.C. for a brief time, I made sure to stop by the 9/11 Gallery, which showcases the personal stories, footage and photos of journalists who…

 
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When Gas is Cheap

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on January 01, 2018

 
 

It’s hard to believe that a gallon of gasoline once cost $4. It was the summer of 2008. Fuel prices had been climbing steadily for about five years, and nobody knew where they would stop. We watched as the average price of fuel broke the $3 mark, then $4. For all we knew, those prices…

 
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In the Travel Know

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on December 01, 2017

 
 

Recently, I glanced at an article on the popular travel commentary website SKIFT titled “Strong U.S. Dollar Means Little to Outbound Tourists.” SKIFT is a relatively new travel industry think tank whose observations can be followed online at no charge at www.skift.com. Its staff do extensive research on topics of interest to the industry and…

 
 

No other town in Texas lays claim to a budding heritage quite like Tyler’s. Tucked serenely in beautiful East Texas, Tyler is home to some of the state’s most bountiful rose gardens and blooming azalea bushes—not to mention a state park right outside the city that’s perfect for camping, hiking, and making a splash. Back…

 
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Risk Management

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on November 10, 2017

 
 

It’s funny how being a parent changes your perspective. I did a lot of traveling when I was young and single, both for my work here at the magazine and for fun in my personal time. And during those years, I did a number of things that were perhaps dangerous — or at least ill advised…

 
 

Known for its central location as the “Heart of Georgia”, Macon is an engaging and welcoming city that invites you to stop and explore. Steeped in history and culture, Macon has over 50 historic homes. The Hay House is one of Macon’s most distinguished structures, built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival…