Archive for 2016

5 Unusual Hikes in Central America

1 June 16

When the thought of traveling to Central America comes about, you’re probably imagining hiking through lush rainforests, climbing ancient temples that nearly touch the sky, and wandering across sandy beaches next to clear blue water. But with so many incredible sites to see in Central America, travelers flock to the most popular destinations, such as […]

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10 Places You Must Visit in Canada

11 May 16

Author: Alexa Crow

Canada’s diverse environment, architecture, history, and activities make it an exciting destination for everyone–from adventurers to foodies. Here are 10 places you shouldn’t miss when visiting our northern neighbor. 1. Vancouver You can’t go wrong with Vancouver or the surrounding areas. This area is simply gorgeous. The rainforest-type ecosystem with the stunning Rockies as the backdrop is an unbelievable […]

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Travel Insurance: Avoid the Loopholes

10 May 16

Author: Alexa Crow

“Never ever book a trip of any kind without travel insurance.” This is the number-one lesson that Beth and her husband, Kevin*, two loyal Global Escapes clients, have learned in their past travel experiences. They sat down and talked to us not only about the importance of travel insurance, but also of knowing what you’re getting […]

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Travel Insurance 101

9 May 16

Author: Alexa Crow

When you think of travel essentials, the usual things come to mind: a camera, a raincoat, maybe an electrical adapter. But many people forget the number-one essential item: travel insurance. You may be pleasantly surprised when you find out that travel insurance isn’t the one-trick pony you thought it was. Short Trips are Covered First off, did you […]

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Travel Insurance is a Necessity, not an Option

8 May 16

After months of planning, weeks of preparing, and days of packing, you are ready for the vacation of a lifetime. On the morning of departure, you arrive at the airport two hours early with plenty of time to navigate ticketing and security. You and your loved ones board the plane, stow your carry-ons, and settle […]

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T-W-O-gether in Hawaii

2 May 16

Traveling as the ultimate duo, newlyweds, in Hawaii can be thrilling but challenging. Last week we shared on the blog some of our favorite places to experience as a couple in Maui, Hawaii. We believe the power of two runs deep in experiences but also runs deep in preparation for how you will spend your honeymoon. Here are some […]

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Two is the Magic Number When Honeymooning in Maui

1 May 16

To be wooed, to be challenged, and to be longed for are some of the great effects of romance. We at Global Escapes see a strong correlation between romance and travel, as one can be just as easily wooed and challenged by travel as by romance. One of the strongest likenesses that romance and travel share is the power of […]

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Hawaiian Culture 101

19 April 16

In Spanish cultures, the word Sobremesa refers to the time spent after lunch or dinner, talking to the people you shared a meal with. In Japanese cultures, the word Komorebi refers to the sunlight that filters through the trees. In Inuit cultures, the word Iktsuarpok refers to the feeling of anticipation that leads you to keep looking outside to see […]

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Say Aloha to a Hawaiian Honeymoon

13 April 16

Some couples plan their honeymoon with the goal of unplugging completely. They look forward to being pampered with room service and spa treatments, and they want their toughest decision to be: sun or shade? Other couples envision tons of action…hiking through forests, snorkeling, and splashing in waterfalls. Then, there are those who crave a vibrant […]

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Hawaii Allows You to Restart, Refresh and Refocus

31 March 16

A Q&A with Tiffany Hines, CEO of Global Escapes Walk a mile in another’s shoes? Done! Especially if that other person is traveling to Hawaii. I recently chatted with Tiffany Hines, CEO at Global Escapes, about her travels to Hawaii last Spring. Her trip initially was for business but quickly turned into a celebration, as […]

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