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These Resorts Earned TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence, Now Stay There!

These Resorts Earned TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence, Now Stay There!

Less than one percent of all accommodations earn TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence so when you see a resort with that label you know it’s the cream of the crop For 2016 all five resorts owned or managed by Global Connections Inc and several Global Discovery Vacations properties received that title Plan your next vacation at one of these amazing properties and see how they live up to the hype

Expedia Survey Reinforces Love for National Parks

Expedia Survey Reinforces Love for National Parks

You almost didn’t need a study to tell us that Americans love their National Park but Expedia’s recent National Parks Index gives a few interesting nuggets of information Take a look at some of the numbers and see if you agree

The People Have Spoken: Clearwater Beach is the Best Beach

The People Have Spoken: Clearwater Beach is the Best Beach

If you’ve already been to Clearwater Beach Florida the following probably won’t come as a surprise And if you haven’t had a chance to visit yet here’s another reason to expedite your plans to stay at the beautiful accessible and all-around-awesome Clearwater Beach

10 Tips for Packing Light and Looking Good

10 Tips for Packing Light and Looking Good

Tips on how to make the most of your luggage space and look good doing it

Where is the Next Bathroom?

Where is the Next Bathroom?

A very common question that is asked on road trips short and long is Where is the next bathroom

Steps to Avert Vacation Disaster

Steps to Avert Vacation Disaster

Preparing your home for vacation with these tips can make your return from vacation much nicer

3 Easy Vacation Hairstyles

3 Easy Vacation Hairstyles

These are simple step by step details for three fabulous vacation hairstyles

Revitalizing Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Revitalizing Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Yoga teacher training in Costa Rica is an affordable way to become a registered yoga instructor but with all the benefits of a vacation get-a-way

St. Lucia: Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway

St. Lucia: Romantic Honeymoon Hideaway

If you are looking for quiet secluded tropical beaches to spend your first days together look no further than the Caribbean's St Lucia

8 Essentials for Backpacking Outside the United States

8 Essentials for Backpacking Outside the United States

Don't forget these backpacking essentials

Latest Stories

  • Member Monday: Stunning Stowe, Vermont Will Make a Lasting Impression

    Member Monday: Stunning Stowe, Vermont Will Make a Lasting Impression
    Vermont is an excellent location at any time of the year In an area known for skiing Stowe easily holds its own when the winter sport enthusiasts have left for the season Global Discovery Vacations member Bonny J decided that the Mountainside Resort made for the perfect location to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of this New England gem While the sauna hot tub and beautiful views of the Green Mountains provided relaxation at the resort there were numerous outdoor activities that Bonny and her family had planned This week’s Member Monday will reveal the highlights of Stowe
  • Save Your Money: Use a Travel Agent

    Save Your Money: Use a Travel Agent
    What would you do with an extra 425 If you’re going on a Global Discovery Vacations trip naturally you want as much money as possible to put toward your trip itself – food souvenirs attractions and more So why lose that money on your travel planning
  • Affordable Vacationing: Grocery Shopping

    Affordable Vacationing: Grocery Shopping
    One of the many perks of staying in a condo is the ability to make your own tasty dinners saving you money for all the other activities in the area So we thought we’d share a few grocery shopping tips while traveling with Global Discovery Vacations
  • Red Bull Athlete and Dad of Twins Shares 5 Tips for Stress Free Travel

    Red Bull Athlete and Dad of Twins Shares 5 Tips for Stress Free Travel
    Traveling with kids in tow is a challenge even for Red Bull Ski Cross athlete Daron Rahlves As the most decorated downhiller in the history of US skiing he travels — a lot And this family man takes his wife and kids with him around the world Over the years he’s learned a few things so we wanted to know how he does it This champion is sharing his top five tips for alleviating stress when traveling with the kids with Global Discovery Vacations members just in time for Father’s Day In his own words
  • Abroad Perspective: Mind Your Vacation Manners

    Abroad Perspective: Mind Your Vacation Manners
    The moment we get off the plane and set foot in our vacation destination we leave our worries behind just as we should However according to the BoardingArea blog it seems that our worries are not the only things left behind We often leave our manners and good behavior at home too Take a look at these travel tips and before you know it you will be an ambassador of our country all while respecting the people and place you are visiting
  • How to Get the Best Videos Out of Your Smartphone

    How to Get the Best Videos Out of Your Smartphone
    Chances are you have a high-definition camera sitting right next to you The ubiquity of smartphones coupled with social media’s embrace of video sharing has created an influx of video content online Hence our Global Discovery Vacations Coolest Customer contest As great as smartphones are for capturing footage a tool is only as good as its user Luckily we have some tips for beginners whether you’re looking to win a cooler or if you just want to record some of your exciting travels
  • 5 Tips for Traveling with Kids from a New York City Cop

    5 Tips for Traveling with Kids from a New York City Cop
    You’ve got your plans set for your next Global Discovery Vacations trip You can’t wait to see the look on your children’s faces as they experience new and exciting adventures But have you thought about safety With Father’s Day quickly approaching we found the perfect expert To get you ready for your next vacation we asked New York City Police Officer law enforcement blogger and father of three Paul Grattan Jr his top tips on traveling safely with kids He gave us five
  • Navigating Airports with Babies and Toddlers by a Dad

    Navigating Airports with Babies and Toddlers by a Dad
    Dads and Moms alike most likely shudder at the thought of taking a baby or toddler on a plane But when you’ve got to visit the family or explore princess castles in search of a larger-than-life Mouse flying affords you more time with family and to have fun Before you board your next flight with the little ones consider taking some solid advice from a proud and tired father of three Chris Bolte and his wife Emma write about traveling with kids For Father’s Day he shares his top tips for air travel with Global Discovery Vacations members
  • Why Fall Vacations Rule

    Why Fall Vacations Rule
    Memorial Day weekend was just a precursor of what’s to come The unlucky many who traveled this past weekend know what kind of madhouse a irports have become Popular destinations are now seeing thicker crowds Come one come all summer vacation season is here We can prepare you for the TSA lines traveling with kids and what to pack but there’s only so much we can do about a swelling vacation population Because of this I need no further reason to wait to take a vacation in the fall And it’s the best If your lifestyle allows you to vacation in the fall here’s why you should
  • Hike Smart, Stay Alive

    Hike Smart, Stay Alive
    With the recent and tragic story of Geraldine Largay the hiker whose remains were recently found more than two years after she got lost on the Appalachian Trail it’s important to remember that hiking requires research and preparation When you’re visiting a scenic Global Discovery Vacations destination you’ll probably want to enjoy some hiking in the fresh air Finding established trails and hiking with others go a long way toward ensuring a safe experience but what else should you be prepared for More adventurous hikers may want to explore off the beaten path or even go out alone so it’s important to 1 try to make sure you don’t get lost in the first place and 2 know what to do if it happens In a recent article from About.com experienced hiker Matt Jaffe shares his tips
  • Abroad Perspective: Just Sayings

    Abroad Perspective: Just Sayings
    Did you know most sayings are hundreds of years old and usually come from real life situations For example the expression “to fly off the handle” refers to a loose axe head flying of its handle uncontrollably Every country has its own way to describe situations so it should come as no surprise that expressions vary from place to place As a Dutchman I’d say “let’s wash this piggy!” meaning getting the task done Let’s take a look at some of my favorites from around the world

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