Travel Stories

The Flavors of Italy

Italy is one of the few places in the world that offers beautiful art, magnificent architecture, fashion, splendid food and fine wines; to view all in one trip. Not to mention history seems to stare you in the face, every corner you turn. This is exactly why Christy Clophus and her boyfriend decided to plan […]


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Love, What a Trip

Excellence Riviera Cancun Wedding

With the soft sand under my feet, the sunset in the horizon, the ocean breeze blowing through my hair, and the waves crashing in the distance as we said, “I DO”. I knew we had made the right decision on having a destination wedding. Destination weddings come in all various sizes. From eloping with just […]


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40th Anniversary of the Black Ski Summit

In February, the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) celebrated their 40th Anniversary of hosting their bi-annual Black Ski Summit. The NBS Black Ski Summit is considered to be the largest ski convention in the United States with over 60 national and international ski clubs participating worldwide. Founded in 1973, by Art Clay and Ben Finley; […]


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Make a Wish: Extraordinary Birthdays

Each year as a person’s birthday nears, they start to decide what kind of cake to have not what exotic destination to celebrate it in. For more than five years, Lisa Rogers has celebrated her birthday in style by packing her bags and jetting setting to a tropical location with a group friends ranging from […]


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The Canadian Caribana Getaway

When one thinks of visiting Canada the first things that come to mind are hockey and Niagara Falls. This is exactly what Diane Carter and her girlfriends were thinking after something on television sparked their interest to see Niagara Falls. When Diane called to book their yearly girlfriend getaway, their Almeda Travel representative suggested that […]


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Tailored to Fit: Paris and London Girlfriend Getaway

Erica Hughes and her friends celebrated their birthday milestones with a girlfriend getaway trip abroad. The five women decided on a trip to Paris that included a day-trip to London. “We wanted to do something big,” Erica said. “We’ve all been to Mexico and Canada, but never over seas.” It Started with A Hotel in […]


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New Year’s in New Orleans

Detra has always loved visiting New Orleans, but wanted to experience the “Who Dat” city on a completely different level. With the assistance of Almeda Travel, Detra was able to plan a New Year’s Eve trip to New Orleans unlike anytime she had experienced before. “I don’t have enough fingers to count the number of […]


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Just the Two of Us

Traditional weddings are no doubt fun, but are also expensive, difficult, time consuming and tedious. These are a few of the reasons why Jay and Jonetta Jackson decided to elope. Eloping allowed them to relish the moment just between the two of them minus the hassle. Not only did they have a wedding, but they […]


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The James’ in Spain | Guided Tour

Henry and Gale James took a guided tour to Spain. They’ve traveled to other countries before, but the trip to Spain was the first guided tour the couple had taken. “Travelling with a group offered a sense of security. That’s one of the differences in going on a guided tour and going alone.” Henry and […]


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Destination Wedding | Intimate & Fun-Filled

Newly wed Toni Samuel Bean never imagined having a destination wedding. “I’m from Beaumont and my husband is, too. So our initial plan was to have a wedding at home,” she said. But when you’re from a small town, and both families pretty much know everyone, it’s hard to avoid a grand affair with a […]


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