Archive for 2015

Sacred Machu Picchu Exceeds Expectations

16 December 15

As my flight touched down after midnight in Lima, my heart pounded in anticipation that belied the lateness of the hour. I was finally here. After many years of waiting, hours of planning, and countless books read, I was finally on the ground in Peru and mere hours away from the destination of my dreams—Machu […]

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Company Founder, Ella Grondahl, Bids Farewell

25 November 15

Author: Christine

This Thanksgiving is a special one in our office, and for a significant reason – we’ve had the privilege of celebrating the fulfilling career and recent retirement of our founder, inspiration and second mother, the one and only Ella Grondahl. Ella founded Global Escapes in 1988, and she has built a thriving business through sheer […]

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America’s Southwest is Sizzlin’!

11 November 15

Author: Tiffany

Just like Willie Nelson, I’m on the road again! Tired of mildewing in the rain here in Athens, I’ve set my course for Scottsdale, Arizona, with intentions of soaking up a bit of warmth and sunshine while getting the scoop for future travelers. When planning travel, especially in winter, many southerners tend to hone in […]

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Family Travel: Best of all Worlds with G Adventures

14 October 15

Author: Betsy Harter

By Courtney Morton Every family has their own travel style. Some families prefer touring with large groups so that they can relax and know that someone else is in control of getting them where they need to go, on time and within their budget. They like to socialize, and they enjoy meeting new people from […]

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Contiki Enables Young People to Travel the World Affordably

13 October 15

Author: Betsy Harter

By Doug Legg High school seniors, college students and young professionals all dream of traveling “one day.” You know that time….”Someday”—that magical date when we have saved enough money to finally see the world. But what about traveling while we are young? When we have the energy to tour European cities all day and check […]

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Family Travel: Sail Away this Spring

13 October 15

Author: Betsy Harter

By Courtney Morton With the holidays approaching, money is on everyone’s mind. We are all wondering: Will it be possible to take a vacation for Spring Break when we are spending our money buying gifts for all of our loved ones? Great news: even if money is tight, you can still travel. In fact, one of […]

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Family Travel: Mele Kalikimaka! O’ahu for the Holidays

8 October 15

Author: Betsy Harter

For families seeking everything from adventure to relaxation, Hawaii is the perfect group getaway. You can hike up mountains and down into volcanoes, cool off while snorkeling or lounging in a waterfall, and finally chill on some of the world’s beautiful beaches. O`ahu is the multicultural jewel of the Hawaiian Islands, with fascinating facets of historic […]

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Family Travel: Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial in Style

6 October 15

Author: Betsy Harter

This summer, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. If your family has been dreaming about visiting some of America’s inspiring natural wonders, there is no better time than this year to do it! However, since the parks are sure to be busier this summer than ever before, planning ahead is crucial to ensuring […]

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Days of Yore and Local Lore in Ireland

25 June 15

Author: Christine

By Christine Smith, Global Escapes Certified Travel Associate Upon arrrival in Dublin, Phillip and I headed straight for the car rental counter to pick up our tiny road rocket and begin our grand Irish adventure. And it certainly got off to a roaring start–driving on the left in heavy traffic is not for the faint […]

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Big Times in the Big Apple

22 June 15

Author: Christine

By Christine Smith, Global Escapes Certified Travel Associate New York, how I love thee….on this my most recent trip to the Big Apple, I was pleased to see that the city has lost none of its charm since my last pilgrimage. Impossibly huge yet feeling so personal, exotic yet familiar, simultaneously corporate and individualistic, this […]

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