October 2016 Leisure Group Travel

October 2016 Leisure Group Travel

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Oregon's Covered Wagons to Covered Bridges

Oregon’s Covered Wagons to Covered Bridges

Editor

Today, groups can relive this epic journey on the Covered Wagons to Covered Bridges (CW2CB) tour route while enjoying modern accommodations, new attractions, unique restaurants and wineries.

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Alabama’s Music Heritage Runs Deep

Alabama’s Music Heritage Runs Deep

David Bodle

Historic sites throughout the state make Alabama perfect for a music lover’s pilgrimage. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. MUSCLE SHOALS MUSIC TRAIL The music scene in Muscle Sh…

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Girlfriend Getaways on the Gulf

Girlfriend Getaways on the Gulf

Randy Mink

Consider a group escape to the sun-kissed beaches of Alabama

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Spotlight on the Southeast is on a Roll

Spotlight on the Southeast is on a Roll

Editor

Momentum continues for this annual conference after a successful three-day even in North Carolina

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Midwest Shopping Magnets

Midwest Shopping Magnets

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Leave your group off at a retail hotspot and you'll have a busload of happy campers.

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Overcoming Obstacles to Packaging Ladies Golf Trips

Overcoming Obstacles to Packaging Ladies Golf Trip…

David Bodle

Packaged Golf, whether for men, women or couples, has not been embraced by the tour & travel industry. It's time to put aside a few tour planner concerns from the past.

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5 Southern California Art Museums

5 Southern California Art Museums

Marty Sarbey de Souto

Discover artistic genius in hushed galleries and even amidst the desert sands.

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Women’s Retreats: The New R&R

Women’s Retreats: The New R&R

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It was at a women’s retreat in Sedona, Arizona that a set of tarot cards and a wise pendulum shifted the direction of my life.

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7 Alabama Stops Where Beauty Reigns Year-Round

7 Alabama Stops Where Beauty Reigns Year-Round

David Bodle

From Huntsville to Mobile, the seven stops on the Alabama Garden Trail are sure to inspire your sense of the horticultural. Visit one or visit all—you're always sure to find something spectacular in…

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Helping Women Power the Future

Helping Women Power the Future

Lance Harrell

A charity centers around biofuel production in Costa Rica champions economic opportunity, humans rights and environmental sustainability.

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A Kaleidoscope of Cultures

A Kaleidoscope of Cultures

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Intriguing attractions and ethnic festivals reflect Oklahoma's Diversity.

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No Men Allowed

No Men Allowed

Jeffrey Gayduk

Whether you hail from a blue state, red state or you’re in a red-white-and-blue state of mind, one thing’s apparent this election year – everyone’s vote counts.

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Outside the Comfort Zone: 6 Women's Retreat Destinations

Outside the Comfort Zone: 6 Women’s Retreat Destin…

Editor

Your group will find peace, relaxation and simple pleasures at welcoming hideaways from Washington to Texas.

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Cruising Here At Home

Cruising Here At Home

Marty Sarbey de Souto

We love to think of taking a cruise as “going away” – far away – perhaps to the Mediterranean, the South Pacific or to other alluring waters. But did you ever think of offering a cruise close to home…

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Welcome to the magazine’s inaugural Women’s Travel Issue. You’ll find a variety of eye-opening features and columns of special interest of women, but men are allowed in, too – at least for a peek.

In this month’s Take Five interview, Debra Asberry discusses challenges she’s faced creating the largest women’s-only tour company in North America, Women Traveling Together. Debra and her team ship nearly 70 tours per year.

The October issue also takes a look at Spotlight Travel Network, the only travel trade show series run exclusively by women, with a recap of Spotlight on the Southeast, a conference recently held in Asheville, North Carolina.

The feature “Helping Women Power the Future” shines a light on Empowered Biofuels, a charity in Costa Rica that champions economic opportunity, human rights and environmental sustainability. It’s a cause near and dear to this magazine as the foundation is headed by Lance Harrell, our Chief Development Officer.

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Lisa Kasanicky, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways, pens our West Region feature on “6 Women’s Retreat Destinations,” a collection of hideaways in Washington State, California, Arizona, Texas, Colorado and Montana. Her column “Women’s Retreats: The New R&R” talks about a retreat that exceeded her expectations.

Historical attractions centered around some of the most famous women in American history are the focus of our East Region feature, “Remember the Ladies.” Included are places like the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park.

Other women’s-interest features spotlight packaging ladies golf trips, big-city shopping in the Midwest (Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Columbus and the Twin Cities) and Gulf Shores/Orange Beach girlfriend getaways, part of the “Alabama Adventures” special section.

Also in the October issue, readers will find some California itinerary ideas (how about whale-watching?), get a feel for Oklahoma’s cultural diversity and discover the tour possibilities on Oregon’s Covered Wagons to Covered Bridges route.

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