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Unforgettable Travel in Alaska

5 July 17

Author: Betsy Reeves

Often viewed as a rustic playground for explorers and adventurers, Alaska used to seem daunting to travelers. Over the years, however, countless methods to explore America’s Last Frontier have made it exciting for families, honeymooners, active travelers, and retirees alike. Hiking Hiking and camping certainly remain authentic ways to explore Alaska’s interior, though not for […]

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Luggage Free Eliminates Hassle When Traveling

8 February 17

Author: Betsy Reeves

Travel is exciting, but it comes with its share of hassles. Some, such as flight delays, you can’t control. Others, such as dragging heavy baggage with you, are irritations that you can eliminate. Through the years, I have tried a variety of ways to ease the baggage burden when my family travels. We have paid […]

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Embrace the Cold This Winter With a Ski Vacation

26 September 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

Most of us love a little winter chill over the holidays; but, once January comes, we quickly tire of the cold. This year, instead of dreaming about beautiful beaches with warm sand and cold drinks, why not embrace the cold with a ski vacation? Yes, those winter months in Georgia can be wet and dreary. […]

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Travel Offers Real-World Education

13 September 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

The kids are settled back into school, and the leisurely family time that you enjoyed all summer has come to an end. Sports practices, play rehearsals, and projects have taken over your calendar. Why not help everyone get through the stressful days ahead by giving them something fun to anticipate? Now is the perfect time […]

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Travel Insurance is a Necessity, not an Option

8 May 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

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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Say Aloha to a Hawaiian Honeymoon

13 April 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

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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Enhance Your Cruise With a Customized Pre- or Post-Vacation Experience

26 February 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

You have booked a cruise for later this year, and you can’t wait to relax with your loved ones while enjoying new sights and cultures. While you browse your itinerary, you begin to wish you had more time at the port of embarkation. As you read further, you long for an extra day at the port of […]

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Trafalgar Tours Offers Stress-Free Convenience

11 January 16

Author: Betsy Reeves

  Longtime Global Escapes clients Vernon and Suzan Meentemeyer asked our founder, Ella, to help them plan a guided trip through France and Spain in late 2014. Because Ella had worked with the couple for so long, she had come to know Vernon and Suzan’s likes and dislikes, as well as their travel style. She […]

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

6 October 15

Author: Betsy Reeves

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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Creating a Long-Term Travel Plan

10 June 15

Author: Betsy Reeves

We plan our weddings, we plan our honeymoons, we plan for our children’s educations, we plan for retirement, we even plan out our final days through our last wills and testaments. Why not invest equal energy into long-term travel planning? Many people talk about looking forward to that magical date on the calendar—retirement—when they can […]

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