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Our 9th Annual Shoot for the Stars Photo Contest is Here!

Our 9th Annual Shoot for the Stars Photo Contest is Here!

Yes it’s that time already to submit your photos for our 2015-16 Shoot for the Stars photo contest You know the drill Upload your vacation photos to our website with a short description where who what etc and we’ll announce our favorites on Friday September 2 2016 These photos can pay off big time so be sure to show us what you’ve seen on your travels for a chance to win awesome prizes Grand Prize 500 gift certificate for any Global Connections product or service Second Prize One free annual renewal fee Third Prize One-bedroom Expressway

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

Latest Stories

  • Airports: There’s More Than Meets the Flight

    Airports: There’s More Than Meets the Flight
    For most of us airports are places we have to visit in order to get to our final destination Sometimes we spend more time waiting for the next flight than we would like and we need to keep ourselves occupied A growing number of airports is trying to change that image by enticing people to make the airport a destination by itself
  • One Travel Agent’s Journey through Alaska

    One Travel Agent’s Journey through Alaska
    If you’ve never experienced Alaska you’re in for a true treat This awe-inspiriting country is a favorite for bucket list wishes for a reason Our own Global Discovery Vacations Travel Consultant Christy Z got the chance to explore Alaska’s rugged beauty on a familiarization trip with Holland America She loved it so much she’s sharing her experience and offering you the chance to take the same adventure next summer
  • 6 Things NOT to Do on Your First Cruise

    6 Things NOT to Do on Your First Cruise
    Experienced cruisers may have a good laugh but it’s no joke to the first-time cruiser when these “don’t do” disasters come between you and the perfect cruise Global Discovery Vacations has found some of the top tips for making your cruise experience the best
  • Member Monday: Hiking the Many National Parks of Utah

    Member Monday: Hiking the Many National Parks of Utah
    Utah has some of the greatest rock formations that this country has to offer and member Lauren L learned that first hand on her recent trip to Cedar Breaks Lodge in Brian Head Utah Lauren who we featured not long ago was kind enough to share details with her vacation in this week’s Member Monday
  • Fall, Food and Festivals

    Fall, Food and Festivals
    The season we now know as fall or autumn used to be known as harvest The Dutch still use the closely related herfst to describe the busiest time of the year for farmers Along with stunning colors and more moderate temperatures fall is a great time to celebrate the bounty of land and sea We handpicked some of the best upcoming food festivals for you in our popular destinations so go ahead and reap the benefits of fall
  • How to Deal with Long Layovers at the Airport

    How to Deal with Long Layovers at the Airport
    When traveling by air connecting flights can add significant time to your trip You may be fortunate enough to make it to your next flight without having to wait around for too long but unfortunately there isn’t always the luxury of planning that way So how do you keep yourself occupied Cathy Wunder Vice President of Operations at Global Connections Inc has a healthy way of passing some extra minutes by making sure she gets in her exercise by walking to the gate and using the stairs When it’s time to relax she likes to visit the airline’s airport club for free Wi-Fi snacks and drinks Let’s take a look at some other ideas on how to fill those empty hours
  • Read Up on Vaccines before Traveling

    Read Up on Vaccines before Traveling
    Whenever you decide to travel overseas vaccinations can be just as important as your passport Some destinations require vaccinations for travelers and other places have specific diseases from which you’ll want to protect yourself If you’re embarking on some international travel in the future make sure your body is ready with these tips
  • New Resort: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort

    New Resort: Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort
    The sun shines in Arizona all year long making it a fantastic travel destination any season And our new condo addition is a bright spot in the Scottsdale area Holiday Inn Club Vacations Scottsdale Resort Scottsdale gives Global Discovery Vacations travelers a nice balance of city life and unique natural surroundings making it ideal for a family adventure or a relaxing couple’s getaway The fully refurbished two-bedroom villas will give you the comforts of home whenever you’re not exploring Arizona’s colorful landscape
  • Bucket List Wish Recap: Back From Disney World

    Bucket List Wish Recap: Back From Disney World
    Fatigue doesn’t really matter when you’re having the vacation of your life Sometimes you just have to squeeze in everything you can A year ago we told young La’Trell and his foster parents Gloria and Michael that they were going to Disney World A year later after having had the vacation of their lives we caught up with them about their action-packed trip
  • Rules of Condo Grilling

    Rules of Condo Grilling
    However you decide to use a public grill at your Global Discovery Vacations condo remember that not all the same rules apply as if you were grilling in your backyard If your resort graces you with access to a grill you won’t be the first or the last person to use it These types of grills are generally safe to use but certain courtesies and precautions come in to play
  • How to Stay Up to Date With GDV On Facebook

    How to Stay Up to Date With GDV On Facebook
    Facebook is yet again changing what you see in your news feed and it will make it harder for you to see posts from pages like Global Discovery Vacations But we don’t want you to miss out So if you want to stay on top of travel tips Member Mondays and any specials or new resorts you’ll just have to modify a couple settings
  • Member Monday: Double Dose of Hawaii

    Member Monday: Double Dose of Hawaii
    Global Discovery Vacations member Laurie P recently spent two weeks in Hawaii one in Kona and the other in Pahala and was kind enough to write about both of them in this week’s Member Monday If you’re looking for places to go and sights to see in Hawaii you’ve come to the right place

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