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!

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

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?

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

Welcome to 2016!

The holidays are behind us. I’m sure there are still a few hold-outs, but most of us have returned our homes to their pre-holiday décor. Now that all the hustle and bustle had died down, are you feeling a little bit of a let-down? Without all the shopping, wrapping, cooking, parties, holiday travels and all … Continue reading Welcome to 2016!

Enjoy Christmas – Without the Stress!

    Enjoy Christmas - Without the Stress! Can you believe that Christmas is only just around the corner? Every year, it seems like it gets here earlier and earlier! Of course, it does not help that many of the major retailers had their holiday decorations up almost before they had all their Halloween merchandise … Continue reading Enjoy Christmas – Without the Stress!

Last Call for Costa Rica at Spring Break

Are you looking for a trip at Spring Break that will be truly inspiring and that your family will remember for years to come? Well, consider Costa Rica. Animals you will see include: Howler Monkeys White faced capuchin monkeys Squirrel monkeys Sloths Toucans, macaws and more birds Possible Activities Include: Zip-lining Horseback riding Kayaking Snorkeling … Continue reading Last Call for Costa Rica at Spring Break