Hawaii’s Traveling Classroom

  A warm island breeze is blowing, the heady perfume of gardenias gently tickling my nose. The sounds of a ukulele fill the air as a beautiful sarong-clad woman drapes my neck with lush tropical flowers… “MOM! I HAVE TO FIND A BATHROOM!!” Wait, what? Something is interrupting my fantasy. Oh yes, now I remember. […]

All the World’s A Stage-Kaleidoscope of Theatrics

Life is full of adventure and opportunities to shine! There are those among us who have figured out how to combine the two (brilliantly!). On a recent island cruise with my family, I thoroughly enjoyed watching my children navigate new waters and explore cultures so different than their own. However, the experience of watching them […]

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An Adventure in American History

Bright sunshine, warm sand and the relaxing sounds of the ocean… that’s my idea of a perfect vacation. Roadside markers, historical sites and guided tours… that’s my husband’s idea of a perfect vacation! Fortunately, our visit to Coastal Virginia met the mark for both of us (the kids had a fabulous time, too!). If you […]

Group Travel Planning – Safety When Traveling with Students

When my oldest child left for his first week of sleep-away camp, I worried. I worried that he wouldn’t eat well, that he would get a sunburn or be sick, or that he wouldn’t change his underwear (turns out that I had good reason to worry about that!) As parents, we worry incessantly when our […]

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Group Travel Planning- Tips and Tricks to Make It Easy! Finding Stuff To Do

As I have previously stated, my family has a deep and abounding love for venturing into the unknown! Our 10 year old daughter begins with the globe (even though most our travel is in the continental U.S. sigh…) and works her way through maps, atlases and the weather channel to plan her wardrobe. Our son […]

Group Travel Planning – Set Your Travel Timeline

I have the good fortune to be married to a man who LOVES to travel. He has given me two children who LOVE to travel. It seems we are in a perpetual state of planning travel! We learned long ago that the key to a successful trip is planning on a timeline. The same applies […]

Group Travel Planning: Choosing Your Destination

You’re on a roll now! You have a solid purpose for traveling with your group and know exactly when you want to go; now you need to pinpoint WHERE you want to go! Choose Your Destination It’s easy to fall into the routine of “going where you know” when traveling. It’s comfortable, familiar and, well, […]

Group Travel Planning: Identify the Purpose, When to Travel and Planning Resource

When I was 13, our church youth group decided to take a trip to Cape May, NJ. We thought it would be a great bonding experience and great fun, since most of us hadn’t yet traveled beyond the borders of our small town. This was, of course, long before the days of the internet and […]

Have A Blast in Branson

Last summer, our family was planning a series of quick jaunts. We wanted to jump in the car and spend a few days somewhere we’d never been! As we tossed around ideas, my husband suggested Branson, Missouri. I snickered a little, remembering the Branson trips Great Uncle Frank and Aunt Ruth had taken to hear […]

Madame Tussauds Hollywood through Group Travel Odyssey

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Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center

by Angie Roberts Harris Hue and Cry Traveling is about enjoying new experiences; trying new food, seeing different sights, and immersing our family in local cultures and adventures. Choosing a hotel, however, can cause indecisiveness between the regular franchises or being brave and picking privately owned hotels. Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center in Branson, […]

Group Travel Odyssey Update

GROUP TRAVEL ODYSSEY Hello GTO Friends! We want to thank you for being a part of our Group Travel Odyssey family. 2016 was a banner year and 2017 is already starting to shine. Our destination count is up to 34 with hundreds of suppliers offering great deals to groups. We are excited to introduce the […]

Broadway Workshop Press Release

Lisa Martin Group Travel Odyssey 1-888-440-5245 lisa@grouptravelodyssey.com For Immediate Release: 12-13-16 Broadway Workshop and Group Travel Odyssey partner with Calvin Gilmore Theater June 19-23, 2017 Direct from New York, this 5-day summer theatre intensive will be held at the 2200-seat luxurious Calvin Gilmore Theater in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC.  The Broadway Workshop campers will perform […]

Park Inn by Radisson

Park Inn by Radisson By Angie Roberts Harris My family recently stayed at the Park Inn on Maingate Lane in Orlando, Florida and had an awesome visit! If you are considering Orlando as a vacation destination and looking for a great place to stay, Park Inn offers outstanding amenities. Location Location is absolutely the greatest benefit […]

Disney Grad Nite H2O

Disney Grad Nite H2O By Angie Roberts Harris One of the hardest things about high school graduation is leaving the security of home and school and going in a different direction than your friends. Disney World has created a spectacular island party, Disney Grad Nite H2O, which will send you and your classmates off with a […]

New York Group Travel

Have you been considering taking a group to the town that never sleeps?  Group Travel Odyssey has created a site to get group quotes the fastest way possible.  Simply go to the site and choose New York as your destination then browse itinerary options.  Click the ‘get quote’ button on everything you are interested in  […]

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

Storming the Castle Gates By Angie Roberts Harris The castle is incredible! I was stunned by the magnitude and reality of the castle and surrounding grounds. My family arrived an hour early to find a crowd of people already storming the castle gates. Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is the #1 dinner attraction in North America. […]

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