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We asked the staff of The Group Travel Leader, ‘What’s a great local restaurant or watering hole that you’ve discovered on the road?’ Here are some wonderful places to keep in mind when you’re on the road. ‘Best dive bar hands down goes to Veets Bar in downtown Mobile, Alabama. It’s cold beer, live music…

 
 

The staff at The Group Travel Leader, Inc. relate their secrets to passing time on a long flight. ‘Fortunately, I have trained myself to sleep on long flights. As long as I have my travel pillow and don’t stare at any bright screens for too long, I drift off into a sort of half-slumber. Ideally,…

 
Eliza Myers

Five Museums to Get Lost In

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on November 20, 2012

 
 

I found it very difficult to rank my five favorite museums, since I tend to be a fan of almost all museums. History museums especially intrigue me, since even a small, budget-conscious museum can have incredible stories to tell. So I tried to pick the ones I would happily get lost in over and over…

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You never know how people are going to travel together until you hit the road with them, which is why I felt nervous about my husband’s first family vacation with my mom and brother to Yosemite National Park this spring. Although I had traveled with them individually, I was unsure if everyone’s travel styles would…

 
 

I looked and looked, but the view at McWay Cove in Julia Pfeiffer State Park did not feel real. The impossible beauty I beheld had to be part of some highly imaginative dream. Or I had been suddenly whisked up to heaven. Since neither of those seemed true, I had to accept the most likely…

 
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Yosemite National Park

Posted by Eliza Myers in The West on May 31, 2012

 
 

While stopping a minute to look up the endless stone steps cut into the cliff’s side, I felt certain the upcoming Vernal and Nevada waterfalls would be worth the climb. I knew this not just because of the occasional glimpses of the powerful Vernal Falls, but also because I was standing in a rainbow. Wind…

 
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Just go for it!

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on February 17, 2012

 
 

“Drivers in India like to play the game of chicken,” said Anil Bahal, my India tour guide with Globus, as we watched cars weave through traffic. “They like to drive at you until the last second. Driving in India may not be half the fun, but it is half of the experience.” Watching the cars…

 
 

DressHead x grouptravelleader Vera Moda Chiffon dress / Short Sleeves / Fitted Waistline This grouptravelleader x dresshead cheap chiffon dress is the one that helps to make the wearer feel great in the summer months it has lovely short sleeves and the arms will be on full display to the world when wearing it. The…

 
Eliza Myers

Sand and water

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 19, 2011

 
 

I took a moment to catch my breath. The gigantic sand dune kept going straight up into the air and down below me the people were already looking like Polly Pocket dolls. But it was the challenge of the Wadi Rum desert that kept me climbing the sand dune. I figured Lawrence of Arabia hadn’t…

 
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Petra treasures

Posted by Eliza Myers in Middle East on September 17, 2011

 
 

After a walk through a shadowy, narrow gorge in the desert, a light appears through the sandstone mountain slits. There is where I got my first glimpse of the iconic Treasury. The elaborate tomb’s façade was carved by the mysterious Nabateans between 100 B.C. and 200 A.D. This iconic structure is reason enough for many…