Erin Albanese recently joined the GTM editorial team as a staff writer, and is becoming accustomed to all things group travel, a new frontier for her.
As she writes, she is rapidly adding to her new bucket list of the many group-friendly places she must see in person. A new one seems to make the list every day!
As a journalist specializing in reporting and editing since her graduation from Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and other publications.
Mother of two, her favorite sources for funny quips are her 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, and sometimes her husband. She enjoys the simple thing in life: beginning the day by starting the coffee pot, ending it with a glass of wine and a novel, and somewhere in between fitting in a walk, a laugh and a good conversation.
'The Spirit of Christmas' at San Jose's Winchester Mystery House is alive and well for group travel
Rooms to tour are decortated with trees, sparkling lights
Dallas' new Perot Museum is an inspirational group travel destination
Groups can explore many science and nature exhibits in uniquely designed building.
Lehigh Valley, Pa., is the place for group travel yuletide festivities
Groups can visit Bethlehem, Pa., and stop in at Koziar's for markets, lights and gifts.
Explore the evolution of Coca-Cola in Louisiana
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens in Biedenharn, a popular group travel attraction, is legacy of first person to bottle the drink.
Group Leisure Travel; a Salzburg, Austria Christmas
Salzburg sparkles as a yuletide wonderland with markets and concerts
Hang out with known associates at the Mob Museum
Mob Museum uncovers conflict between organized crime and law enforcement
Following the holiday lights in Louisiana
Itinerary filled with goodies, great group destinations in northwestern Louisiana
Bookworms add book stores to their itinerary
An option for groups is to explore their favorite book nooks
Leaving summer behind for autumn's beauty
The country has ample color tour opportunities for groups
Researching your roots
Group genealogy tours bring people to their ancestors' hometown
Countdown to Olympic Games has London in the spotlight
Olympics create fantastic group toure venues
I'm thinking like a foodie after talking to tour leaders
Food tours can introduce groups to deliciious seasoanl options