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Eliza Myers

Eclipse Chasing

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on August 25, 2017

 
 

One year ago, when my husband first mentioned we needed to watch the upcoming eclipse in the path of totality, I just nodded. I had no idea what that meant. I had seen a couple of eclipses before, so I was prepared for a neat experience and hadn’t given it much thought beyond that. Because…

 
 
 

Group leaders with crazy schedules can head for Nashville one month, the French Riviera the next and Kenya the month after that. Those in charge of other travelers not only have to deal with packing their own bag, but field questions from travelers, confirm travel plans and deal with other last-minute issues. So many calls…

 
 
 

With airlines, sometimes the price isn’t the only consideration. Just read the news to learn why some consumers desire customer service over the bottom line. For those looking for an airline that will treat them right, one of the best ways is comparing their frequent flier programs with other airlines. The U.S. News and World…

 
 

We asked our staff: “What is your favorite travel memory from childhood?” See our staff’s responses below!  “During the holidays one year, my family stayed at Great Wolf Lodge and received a noise complaint because of a lengthy pillow battle instigated by my dad.” — Savannah Osbourn, Staff Writer   “My family went to San…

 
 

Why watch animals from behind a glass when you can float next to giant manatees, observe penguins’ artistic ability up close and encounter other animals up close? The thrill or snorkeling next to a shark or standing near a herd of running Chincoteague ponies will stay with your group members long after the experience. Think…

 
 

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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Top Travel Trends for 2017

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on December 29, 2016

 
 

It seems travel in 2017 will focus more on one thing: relaxation. Many of the top trends predicted for the year include popular ways to make travel easier and more laid back. Whirlwind trips with a checklist continue to fall in popularity, while a slower, simpler style of travel appears to be the tonic to…

 
 
 

The idea of cramming into a 500,000-pound plane with a hundred other people and flying across the country terrifies a significant percentage of people. Group travel leaders often encounter members who want to participate in the organization’s tours but feel real anxiety about flying or just travel in general. To help these anxiety-ridden members who…

 
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Quirky Group Tours

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on October 19, 2016

 
 

Looking for something out of the ordinary to catch your group’s attention? How about adding crop circles, Bollywood or a tornado chase to the itinerary? Though these quirky group tours don’t seek to appeal to the masses, they illustrate perfectly how group travel is only limited by the imagination. 1.) Crop Circle Tours Instead of taking…

 
 
 

We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader: “What was your all-time favorite beach vacation?” Find out their best ideas below! “I’d have to say a trip we did to Kaanapali Beach on Maui when our boys were maybe 14 and 11 was my favorite beach vacation. While the actual beach there is not the…