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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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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!

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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

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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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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?

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A Great Adventure

Now that summer is here, it’s time to start thinking about planning winter and spring breaks, if you haven’t already. Accommodations during these holidays book up early, and plane tickets get expensive. One great family vacation idea comes to mind: Be like Indiana Jones and adventure through the jungles, explore ruins and spot wildlife. I… Continue reading A Great Adventure