*Sponsored by Globus Family of Brands* When you travel with Globus, you’re considered a “group” when there are at least 8 people traveling together, and that’s when you start earning special benefits. You could be celebrating a milestone birthday, reconnecting with friends, traveling with your alumni, large family, or a special interest group. Coordinating group…

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Mac Lacy

Herding Cats

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on August 16, 2016

 
 

What makes a good tour director?  Who are these people who enjoy the challenge of “herding cats” for a week in a foreign country?  While some of us can barely manage the human dynamics of traveling with our spouse, how can others be up for the challenge of handling two dozen strangers who meet each…

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When you find yourself sweating just sitting outside, the idea of sneaking off to a cooler climate can seem very appealing. Though plenty of vacationers plan ahead for warm winter retreats, not everyone considers the benefits of avoiding the extreme July and August heat wave. If jacket weather sounds appealing while you overheat even in…

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“I’m going to die. I’m going to die,” I kept repeating dramatically. Don’t worry; no, I was actually in no danger whatsoever. I was 14 and at the height of my adolescent melodramatics. I repeated the statement to my mother to underline my current suffering of trying to sleep in a stuffy car in the…

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*Sponsored by Experience Columbus* Columbus is full of unforgettable experiences, distinct neighborhoods and one-of-a-kind tours. Take our advice on these marquee must-dos in Ohio’s capital city.   Hands-On Experiences As a leader in experiential tourism, Columbus knows that getting groups in the middle of the action and behind the scenes is important. That’s why we…

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As the heat of summer melts into cool autumn days and fiery colors fill trees, groups get on board when Amish Country meets Irish Country in this uniquely themed fall tour. Travel scenic byways bursting with color passing horse and buggies along the way on this group exclusive Fall Frolic Brown Bag Tour. Spend the…

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*Article Sponsored by Rapid City CVB* Visiting America’s National Parks is always rewarding, offering exceptional access to nature, history and inspiring stories. But 2016 promises an even greater experience, thanks to two significant anniversaries: The National Parks Service Centennial and the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. With multiple parks and…

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All too often in life, there’s a disappointing difference between what you see and what you get. Fast-food hamburgers look fresh, plump and delicious in TV commercials. But when I unwrap a burger after pulling out of a drive-through, I’m always disappointed to find a stale, shriveled, greasy mess. The lettuce is not crisp, and…

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We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader: “What is your favorite scenic drive in America?” Find out their favorite road trips below!   “I have not driven Highway 1 in California, nor have I driven those long, lonely stretches of highway across the American West, so I cannot claim a comprehensive reservoir of knowledge…

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*Article Sponsored by Paducah CVB* Watch Paducah’s new Signature Experiences video here. Take a deep dive into the key cultural attractions that acquaint you with Paducah, Kentucky’s significance as a UNESCO Creative City. Customize an itinerary of Paducah Signature Experiences, a collection of new and immersive tours, performances and experiences exclusively for groups. Amazing Fiber…

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