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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!

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Travel to China!

After a trip to China, I hardly know where to begin but it was a truly amazing trip. Mike and I took our two boys, Peter (22) and Nicholas (16). Unfortunately, Elizabeth was working and we don’t want to discourage that. Many people ask, “Why go to China?” and there are many myths surrounding travel… Continue reading Travel to China!

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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?

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Cape Town for the Adventurous Family

Cape Town is a spectacularly beautiful city and a great place to bring an adventurous family. With a city centered on something as rugged and gorgeous as Table Mountain, you know you're going to have plenty of opportunities in and out of the city to experience nature a little differently than you normally might. Here… Continue reading Cape Town for the Adventurous Family

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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

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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

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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