Steve Thaxton: Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes
Jul18

Steve Thaxton: Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes

With over 163,000 members in all 50 states, Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes may be the largest college or university affiliated senior-oriented lifelong learning network of programs you’ve never heard of. I hadn’t, until a recent trip where I befriended two ladies from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington who worked on the local Osher program. While Osher is not a travel company, two-thirds of its locations offer some type...

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Avalon Waterways Looks to the Future
Jul11

Avalon Waterways Looks to the Future

Modern day river cruising got its start in the 1990s with the opening of the Main-Danube Canal. That engineering feet connected Europe’s main waterways and effectively launched an entire industry.

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Catherine Swan: Out of this Galaxy
May31

Catherine Swan: Out of this Galaxy

This boutique tour operator is known for its customer service and personalized tour planning. Learn Catherine’s story in this edition of Take 5.

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Jennifer Puga: Itinerary Artist
Apr05

Jennifer Puga: Itinerary Artist

Jennifer Puga parlayed her experience as a wedding planner to launch her home-based travel agency specializing in group travel. Learn how she’s mastering the art of group cruises in this edition of Take 5.

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Kelly Cooke: Hand-Crafting Tours
Feb22

Kelly Cooke: Hand-Crafting Tours

Tour director turned tour operator Kelly Cooke saw an opportunity in an underserved local market. For the past five years Terrapin Tours has been creating highly curated group tours from it’s New Hampshire home. With 90%+ repeat travelers and most trips sold-out, this niche tour operator is pushing all the right buttons with her travelers. Learn her story in this edition of Take 5. How’d you get started in the travel business? My love...

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Take 5: Bus.com
Nov16

Take 5: Bus.com

At the intersection of technology and transportation are disruptive companies like Uber and Lyft that are changing the way we travel.

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Paul Melhus: Tours By Locals
Nov06

Paul Melhus: Tours By Locals

What if you could hand-select local guides based on their knowledge base, languages spoken and past customer reviews? What if this service were available in 1,200 destinations worldwide?

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Aaron Wolf: Adventures Accessed
Jul06

Aaron Wolf: Adventures Accessed

This Former Marine found his true calling in the great outdoors and is now sharing his love with urbanites in need of a break from their busy lives with his new company, Adventures Accessed.

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