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!
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!
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?
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
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
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
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?