Come Join Us For Some Fun!

Fall is here and we are in the midst of planning for the 2017-2018 school year. It's been almost five years since we started Awesome Odysseys and The Family Odyssey. We have taken groups to Europe and Central America. We have planned trips for families to Africa, Ireland, Alaska, the National Parks, Italy, France, Switzerland, … Continue reading Come Join Us For Some Fun!

Take Your Kids or Grandkids to Europe!

Travel can be the greatest gift you can ever give your children or grandchildren. It educates them about the world. Take them to Greece and show them what they are learning about in school. Seeing Posiedon’s temple or the Acropolis and the site of the first Olympics is much more exciting than reading about it … Continue reading Take Your Kids or Grandkids to Europe!

What is the Best Suitcase for Your Travel Plans?

No matter where your travel plans may take you, luggage will definitely be a part of your entourage. When you travel by air, picking the right suitcase might actually make your trip an easier one. There are many criteria to consider, from the size, to the weight, to the color. Some suitcase brands are known … Continue reading What is the Best Suitcase for Your Travel Plans?

A Different Kind of Independence Day

When you think about all there is to see and do in the US, it’s sometimes hard to imagine we are really such a “young” country. To put it in perspective, while there is not really a specific date marking the founding of France, the year 843 is generally accepted at the “birthdate,” which is … Continue reading A Different Kind of Independence Day

Fantasy Travel Destinations

What prompts a person’s travel destination choice? Some people travel to places they visited as children, seeking to re-live some of those childhood experiences, while others rely on recommendations from family or friends. In reality, there are countless reasons for the destination choices people make every day. In today’s culture, our daily lives are on … Continue reading Fantasy Travel Destinations

Budgeting for A Family Trip to Europe

You may all be saying, thanks, Liz for all these great trip ideas, but it’s way too expensive for me to take my family of 5 to Europe. So while I will admit that travel is one of the most expensive hobbies there are ways to economize.   I am not saying that you are … Continue reading Budgeting for A Family Trip to Europe

Planning a Large Multi-Generational Trip

I had the luxury of going on a Multi-Generational trip every year with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  They lived in Cleveland and we lived in Chicago so it was our one chance a year to all be sure to get together.  It is one of my favorite memories and we went everywhere from … Continue reading Planning a Large Multi-Generational Trip

What is an Authentic European Experiential Trip?

I often promote doing an "authentic experiential trip." So what exactly does that mean? Well, let’s start by painting a visual picture of what you might imagine your next trip to Europe might look like. Perhaps you visualize staying in a 4- or 5-star hotel in Paris or London or Rome. You might see yourself … Continue reading What is an Authentic European Experiential Trip?

Spark Your Holiday Spirit With a Visit to London & Paris

Happy New Year! Before Christmas I took my 19-year-old daughter to London and Paris and it was simply spectacular. She had been before, but it had been a very long time. I thought I would share with you some of the highlights and my recommendations. Accommodations: We stayed at the Rosewood Hotel in London and … Continue reading Spark Your Holiday Spirit With a Visit to London & Paris

Where to Go in 2017

As the holiday season draws to a close, so does another year. When you look back, no doubt you have many wonderful memories to enjoy, but are there are also likely some things you wish you had done, places you wish you had gone. Well, take heart! With the close of one year comes the … Continue reading Where to Go in 2017