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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

  • 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
  • Beach vs. Mountain: Which Side are You On?

    Beach vs. Mountain: Which Side are You On?
    There’s no wrong way to vacation As long as you’re having fun and relax it’s time well spent But if you were faced with two polar opposite destinations how would you decide where to go A common vacation conundrum the beach or the mountains Both have their perks but depending on the type of traveler you are one can offer more than the other So our writers made their case for their favorites
  • 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

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