The Best Teacher

From time to time I speak with someone who is planning a family vacation but is reluctant to have his /her child miss school. I tell them the best education any one can get is through travel. Seeing the world teaches us, in my opinion, more than we can learn from a classroom environment. Travel teaches us geography, history, culture …

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To Your Health

Some people feel that travel is indulgent and unnecessary. They see it as a luxury. The truth is vacations are good for your health! Vacations are a perfect way to recharge and unwind as well as connect with friends and family. Vacations are meant to bring happiness. What could be better and more important than that? Cherish your getaways. Enjoy …

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It’s a Secret

Last week my friend invited me to lunch. “Sure” I said. ”Where would you like to go?”  She responded her “secret spot.”  Secret spot? Sounded so mysterious. I thought maybe she had something personal to share and she wanted some privacy. Then she showed me a picture she had taken last time she was there. All I saw was a …

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Spring forward

Can it really be that the first quarter of 2017 is almost over? To me, March is a reminder that Spring is about to well, spring. That means warmer weather. For many it also means Spring break. Spring break is more than crowds of students escaping their studies and heading towards  tropical beaches. You deserve a break too. Why not …

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Time Flies!

My vision was to create an online community where travel enthusiasts could come, discover, explore and share. Because travel is so visual, I thought travel videos are an engaging way to take in the world, learn, and look before you book (TM). What I didn’t know at the time was all the fabulous people I would meet as a result …

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New Year, New… Us!

Happy New Year! January is a time for new beginnings. So , with that in mind, we are excited to share that VGT is going live this month with our brand new look! We invite you to travel the world virtually and watch videos of leading destinations, hotels and attractions around the globe. Share your travel experiences in our You …

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What’s your tradition?

Thanksgiving and Christmas are among the busiest times of year to travel. They are also the most popular time to celebrate tradition. For some, traveling on the holidays is a tradition. As one who lives in a warm climate I find that family and friends are very happy to come visit and escape the winter cold for a few days. …

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Trick or treat travel

When I was growing up there were several Karens, a few Sues and many Michaels in each of my classes. Today, people are more open to giving their children names that stand out as unique. In the spirit of trick or treat, I thought it would be fun to find names of towns or travel related words with unusual names. …

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Mistakes happen

We all make mistakes. Maybe  we call someone by the wrong name,  leave the umbrella home, or forget to cancel an appointment when something else comes up. But have you ever made a BIG mistake when traveling?For example accidentally made a  plane reservation  for a city with the same name, but the wrong state! (such as Portland Oregon /Portland Maine) I  know someone who  surprised …

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Isn’t that nice?

My friend was sharing stories about her vacation mishaps. She spent more time telling me what went wrong than what went right. In my opinion, some people are too quick to complain. If the service is a little too slow, the soup a bit too cold, the line an inch too long…someone’s spreading the word. Since VGT is all about …

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