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Featured Stories

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

Relief Riders International offers a humanitarian experience and a vacation in India

Relief Riders International offers a humanitarian experience and a vacation in India

Voluntourism on a fifteen day horseback riding adventure with relief riders international

Latest Stories

  • Abroad Perspective: Stepping Out of Line

    Abroad Perspective: Stepping Out of Line
    Forget all you know about an orderly line when you visit Italy because here you’ll find out that a horizontal line exists instead Ordering a drink at a busy American bar on the weekend is probably the closest you’ll get to waiting in line “The Italian Way.”
  • Resort Guide and Vacation Offer Photos: Are These the Actual Pictures of My Condo Unit?

    Resort Guide and Vacation Offer Photos: Are These the Actual Pictures of My Condo Unit?
    Pictures are worth a thousand words especially in vacation planning That’s why we ask for photos of the units used in the Global Discovery Vacations travel club Our goal is provide you the best information we can so you can choose the perfect place to spend your weeklong vacation With condos what you see online isn’t always exactly what you get Why More often than not we are leasing multiple units in a property and we can’t store or track all of the different pictures Let us explain
  • Which Travel Documents Do You Need to Keep?

    Which Travel Documents Do You Need to Keep?
    Confirmations ticket stubs ID cards – traveling can be a document-heavy ordeal But when it gets to the point where you feel overwhelmed and unorganized juggling all of these items loses its usefulness On the flipside there are certain documents containing personal information that you have no point holding on to So for the sake of sanity and your protection here’s what you should do with all of those travel documents before during and after your travels
  • Maps Never Go Out of Style

    Maps Never Go Out of Style
    A coworker recently took a cross-country trip to Florida from Kansas and once she hit some Tennessee mountains at night she lost her signal and her GPS didn’t work Without the aid of her electronics she found herself in unfamiliar territory without guidance in the dark She regretted not having a map and we don’t ever want members to feel the helplessness of aimless direction So here’s a friendly reminder and some tips to have a tried and true map on hand
  • The U.S. Bucket List Bracket Winner Is…

    The U.S. Bucket List Bracket Winner Is…
    Lake Tahoe Whether you expected it or not our members voted and the results are in for the our Bucket List Bracket champion Lake Tahoe nudged out Caladesi Island with 52 percent of the votes As we said through the course of the bracket Lake Tahoe is a versatile area offering bustling ski towns with natural escapes with plenty to do and see Since Lake Tahoe is the destination of the hour here are a collection of posts that show why having a lake mountains and forests make for a great vacation
  • Member Monday: In the Heart of the French Quarter

    Member Monday: In the Heart of the French Quarter
    Global Discovery Vacations member Ron K had a recent visit to New Orleans in the heart of the eclectic French Quarter Any visit to the bayou is bound to come with an array of cultural experiences and Ron found his fair share while staying at the Maison St Charles Quality Inn and Suites in this week’s Member Monday
  • Vote for Your Favorite Destinations in Our U.S. Bucket List Bracket

    Vote for Your Favorite Destinations in Our U.S. Bucket List Bracket
    March Madness is here which exemplifies the only real way to determine the winner of any contest with brackets That led us to the question What attractions make people want to travel Sticking with the United States we took some of the most popular sights from Global Discovery Vacations members over the years and narrowed them down to these 16 They are separated geographically in East and West Just for kicks all you need to do is vote for your favorite attractions We’ll add a new poll each day and update the bracket after each round
  • Why Your Heart Might Break a Little When You Leave

    Why Your Heart Might Break a Little When You Leave
    “Have you ever felt a pang of sadness as you’re sitting on your flight home after traveling to awesome places Maybe I’m just describing my current situation but I’m pretty convinced that post-travel depression is a real…thing and that you’re bound to get your heart broken no matter what if you travel.” -Alyssa Ramos Huffington Post That little let down you feel when you have to end your vacation is a shared experience among travelers and most of us aren’t prepared for it We’re excited to get there excited to be there then boom We realize we have to leave this mountain paradise and suddenly would do anything to stay I know I’ve wildly albeit briefly considered spending hundreds or even thousands to change my flight and extend my stay And when I realize I can’t do that I move on to the “Nevermind I’ll just plan my next stay as soon as I get home” phase
  • Stay, Play and Marry at Wild Eagle Lodge

    Stay, Play and Marry at Wild Eagle Lodge
    You know you’re at a good resort when you don’t even want to leave the property While we’ve offered several resorts that fit that description Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River Wisconsin reminds Global Discovery Vacations guests of what a true vacation should be We’ve highlighted this every-season property before but when you have as many accolades as Wild Eagle Lodge has it’s worth mentioning again The resort earned its third TripAdvisor Award of Excellence and is rated the No 1 Hotel in Eagle River Add that to a 2016 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award Yes you can stay play and get married all in one place
  • Vote for Your Favorite Destinations in Our U.S. Bucket List Bracket

    March Madness is here which exemplifies the only real way to determine the winner of any contest with brackets That led us to the question What attractions make people want to travel Sticking with the United States we took some of the most popular sights from Global Discovery Vacations members over the years and narrowed them down to these 16 They are separated geographically in East and West Just for kicks all you need to do is vote for your favorite attractions We’ll add a new poll each day and update the bracket after each round
  • Tips to Stay Focused as Your Vacation Draws Near

    Tips to Stay Focused as Your Vacation Draws Near
    Your vacation is just a couple weeks away and it’s all you can think about What attire will you bring What’s on your itinerary How can you maximize your sightseeing And then the reality rears its ugly head All you want to think about is that fabulous vacation but your work to-do list is still miles long A vacation should be a relaxing reprieve from your chaotic work life However if you don’t adequately prepare for it you could return feeling even more stressed than you did when you left Here are some ways to stay focused and get your ducks in a row before you take off
  • Abroad Perspective: Food for Thought

    Abroad Perspective: Food for Thought
    The way we eat around the world sets us apart more than you would think I am not simply referring to the different foods we consume but to the dining experience itself Restaurants seem to be the culmination of cultural differences Think about your most recent dining experience Do you remember what you ate and how much time you spent Unless you were at a very upscale restaurant chances are that the meal did not take very long and you did not linger much afterwards Eating out in Europe tends to be much slower going

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