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Eliza Myers

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…

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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…

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*Sponsored by Visit NC Smokies* Did you know that Haywood County, North Carolina located 20 miles west of Asheville in the Great Smoky Mountains has something to do all year long? You didn’t? Well let me tell you about it! In winter the NC Smokies have some of the best bird watching anywhere with 9…

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Staff Sound-Off: Packing Tips

Posted by Eliza Myers in Travel Thoughts on September 08, 2016

 
 

We asked the staff at The Group Travel Leader: “What is your best space-saving tip when packing a suitcase?” Find out their best ideas below! “I’m not sure if this is a space-saving tip, but I generally have shirts, slacks and maybe a sport coat that have been dry cleaned. I have to fit them…

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*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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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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