Global Year in Review: 2015

It’s hard to call any year your best year but, for us, 2015 was certainly one to remember. We granted some wishes, made improvements to our membership and continued to give Global Discovery Vacations members the chance to travel to fabulous destinations.

If you missed out on some of the fun we had this year, here’s a look back at some of the highlights.

GDV Bucket List

We asked members a simple question: What is on your vacation bucket list? To our surprise, we received more than lists of where you wanted to travel. Members shared heartfelt stories that inspired us to do more: A few of our favorites got one step closer to achieving their goal with the help of Global Connections. Grab some tissues as you’ll laugh and cry watching lucky members get the surprise of a lifetime:

Shoot for the Stars

Living Aloha above the North Shore of Ohau, Hawaii, the scenery is much better at 14,000 feet during a freefall.

Our second-place Wild and Wacky photo winner, member David G., skydiving over the North Shore of Ohau, Hawaii.

The 2014-15 Shoot for the Stars photo contest blew us away. You can hear directly from the winners on our blog and see a sample of the rest of the breathtaking shots on Pinterest.

Think you have a shot at winning? Enter our 2015-16 photo contest today! Submit your photos by September 2, 2016.

Show Us Your Shades!

Member Beverly M. striking a pose in St. Maarten.

Member Beverly M. striking a pose in St. Maarten.

This will most likely be a yearly tradition: share a selfie of yourself on vacation, preferably wearing sunglasses, and we might send you a pair of fancy Global Connections shades! Hey, everyone could use a pair of sunglasses.

Membership 101 FAQs


If you need a little refresher course on the Global Discovery Vacations membership, check out these flashcards on Facebook or Pinterest. Knowledge is power.

Book Your Cruise Online


The most recent membership benefit addition is the convenience of online booking your cruise vacation. With a few clicks, you can sail away on amazing cruises on some of the best cruise lines in the business, to exotic destinations around the world. You’ll find the hottest deals right on the homepage of your member’s-only website.

Most Popular Blog Posts in 2015

Each week on the blog, we publish features and articles highlighting the travel club, destinations and various travel tips. Here are the top five most-read posts over the past year:

Thank you for making 2015 a year we’ll never forget. There’s more in store for 2016, so stay tuned!

What would you like us to share or do for you in the new year? Tell us in the comments below and your idea might be our next blog feature!

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.