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!

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

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

Jolly Ol’ England

It’s not always easy to choose among a seemingly endless list of tempting destinations within a country as geographically diverse as Britain. London’s famous landmarks are not to be missed, but it’s worth venturing farther out to experience the beauty and charm of the English countryside. So instead of choosing, split your vacation between the … Continue reading Jolly Ol’ England