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We asked our staff, “What travel plans do you have for 2019?” See what trips we’re planning for the year ahead. No plans yet, but Southeast Asia is next on my bucket list. — Savannah Osbourn, staff writer I’m definitely looking forward to my Bahamas cruise and to doing weekend trips to cities within a…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s the most memorable wildlife encounter you’ve had while traveling?” Check out our wild memories in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. A couple of years ago, I had the bright idea of going camping in the Everglades in late spring, a time when most people avoid the area because of the heat…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s a memorable piece of artwork you have seen while traveling?” Find out our the artwork that made a lasting impression on us in this month’s Staff Sound-Off.  There is a rotating head of Franz Kafka in a busy area in Prague that has always stuck in my head. It popped…

 
 

We asked our staff, “Who do you root for during football season?” Find out our favorite teams in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. “My team is the Florida State Seminoles and anyone playing against the Gators. There is a renewed sense of pride and excitement for Seminole fans due to our new head coach Willie Taggart,…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s your favorite way to spend the Fourth of July?” Find out our favorite ways to celebrate the Fourth in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. “Our family starts the day off at the local neighborhood Fourth of July parade and picnic at the park. The rest of the day is spent with…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s your dream road trip through the United States?” Find out which trips want to make them hop in the car and go in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. Honestly, I’m not much of a road tripper, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be around the Northern states…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s a meaningful personal interaction you have had with locals while traveling?” Find out which personal experiences have made an impression on them. Many years ago, I was traveling in Jordan with a small group of journalists. We were walking through the market in a small town — I don’t even remember…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s your go-to dessert when celebrating something special?” Find out what sweets they love to celebrate with. Well, it’s not chocolate. For 35 years of marriage, I’ve taken grief about all my fruit desserts, but so be it. I’m a sucker for citrus: lime, lemon, whatever. Raspberry, strawberry, blackberry — something…

 
 

We asked our staff, “If you could attend a concert by any musician, past or present, what show would you choose?” See what sounds they long to hear in their responses below. Past: Prince. Present: Adele — Kelly Tyner, director of sales and marketing I would love to see U2 in concert. I came so close last summer…

 
 

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…