2017 Shoot for the Stars Winners Announced!

Another year, another amazing collection of photos from Global Discovery Vacations members! From relaxing Caribbean islands to magical European cities to hidden gems in the United States, your photos are a reminder of all the wonderful sights travel can bring.

And what wonderful memories you shared! Here are the Shoot for the Stars winners for 2017, as selected by our executives:

Family and Friends

1st – Daniel and Paige R.; Beaver Creek, OH.

“The family at Joshua Tree State Park.”

2nd – Ha and Stacy T.; Wyoming, MI.

“Family fun on the Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach.”

3rd – Mike and Connie B.; Hastings, MI.

“Best vacation ever. Celebrating our 25th anniversary in Maui, Hawaii.”


1st – Raymond and Angela B.; Orlando, FL.

“The Oval Fountain at Villa d’Este in Tivoli Rome”

2nd – Joseph and Catherine, M.; Gurnee, IL.

“King of the Road – A lone bison decides to play chicken inside Yellowstone National Park.”

3rd – Brett and Heather S.; Allegan, MI.

“Hubs is king of the Grand Canyon. January 2017.”

Wild and Fun

1st – Giovanni T. and Morgan K.; Perth, Australia.

“Thank you Royal Caribbean for showing us how it’s done in Key West!”

2nd – Debora W.; Katonah, NY.

“Africa Mia safari in Liberia, Costa Rica. Always love to meet new friends.”

3rd – Benjamin and Jennifer W.; Waldron, IL.

“Help! We are caught! Visiting Cocoa Beach while staying in Kissimmee, Florida.”

Executive’s Choice

Gary and Rebecca K.; East Bethel, MN.

“Taking a break from bicycle riding on the Coastal Path along the Coconut Coast of Hawaii’s Kauai-Kapaa area.”

  • First place won a $500 Global Connections Inc. vacation credit, good towards condos, cruises, tours and more.
  • Second place won a free Annual Activity Fee renewal.
  • Third place won a one-bedroom Expressway.

Thank you all for submitting your photos – it’s so great to see all of the adventures, fun and discoveries. Even if you don’t see your entry here, we make the most of them by posting to our Instagram page and various blog posts. You might just see yours soon, so follow along!

Start thinking about the 2018 contest now – more details are coming soon!

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.