Archive for 2013

The “real” St. Lucia

2 December 13

Author: Christine

As I step onto the tarmac, fresh off the plane from chilly Atlanta, waves of comforting warmth roll over me, banishing any thoughts of the coming winter months. This fall, I find myself visiting the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, a tiny spot on the map, a utopia where happy locals dressed in their colorful […]

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22 November 13

This past June, I wanted to simultaneously travel and retreat. I wanted a week to connect with new adventurers while remembering what life is like without internet and cell phone service. I picked the Amazon region of Ecuador. G Adventures offers small group tours focused on local culture and sustainable tourism. In Quito, I met […]

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Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

10 June 13

June 10th, 2013 In April of 1988, Los Angeles Times Magazine published an insightful look at the year 2013, aptly predicting a network of fiber optics, a reliance on electronic navigation, and a deep appreciation for such modern conveniences as the automatic coffee maker.  In a brief passage on teleconferencing, the author barely touched on the drastic changes […]

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Adiós Niños-Los Cabos

20 May 13

Author: Beth Barnett

Not too long ago I found myself in the not too awful predicament of having a few “adult” days with my husband while the kids went to visit their grandparents.  We didn’t know where we wanted to go but we knew it needed to be near a warm beach, have some adventure and somewhere nice […]

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Hire a Sparkled Decision Maker

6 May 13

This time last year, I was in the throes of planning my own wedding, and I came to appreciate my role as a travel consultant even more. Dan (my then-fiancé-now-husband) and I were faced with a seemingly endless parade of choices. I accidentally purchased a second-hand planning journal from Amazon, only half-completed by the bride; […]

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Eleven Lessons in India

3 April 13

Katie Mendrala graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Marketing and Management. She has interned at the Walt Disney World Resort, Morey’s Piers on the Jersey shore, and here at Global Escapes Travel, which she passed daily on Milledge Avenue before joining our team.  Over Christmas break, she traveled abroad for the first time, […]

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Multigenerational Travel

10 March 13

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 5 years since the beginning of the economic meltdown.  For many of us still in the muck of it, there are lessons that have lingered from this difficult financial experience:  plan ahead, plan wisely, and perhaps most important – invest in quality time with your family since […]

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