O-H-I-O F-T-W: Andrea N. Wins Grand Prize

Boys spelling O-H-I-O!

We appreciate the hometown pride of our members, especially when it’s the home state of our president and CEO, Tom Lyons. Global Discovery Vacations member Andrea N., who has her own photography business, brought the spirit of Ohio to Outer Banks, North Carolina, winning the Shoot for the Stars $500 grand prize (Family and Friends category). She […]

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 Avoiding A Shark Attack [Infographic]


First and foremost, sharks don’t typically attack. But it can happen, as evidenced by the recent reports about two surfers injured near New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The best way to prepare yourself for a possible shark encounter is to know how to avoid an attack. Follow these tips and enjoy the beach worry-free during your […]

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 First Family Vacation, Second Place in the Family and Friends Category!

Enjoying time at Universal in Florida.

Nothing says “family vacation” like a quintessential Orlando amusement park photo. Members Elon and Latisha P. captured such a moment when they took their two sons on their first ever vacation, one that they will never forget. We know we won’t, as their photo won second place in our Shoot for the Stars contest (Family and Friends category)!

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 Martha D. Channels ‘The Sound of Music’ for Third Place

Austria - Eagle's Nest.

If this image reminds you of a certain scene from a 1960s sing-along starring Julie Andrews, then you know what kind of vacation Ron and Martha D. had while staying in Austria. So full of joy, beauty and song, this photo of Martha’s “The Sound of Music” rendition was good enough to earn third place […]

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