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How to Engage Your Group

Here are five proven methods for increasing the connection your travelers feel to you, your church and one another.



California Calling

Ontario, California, is rolling out the welcome mat to delegates, who will visit this beautiful city nestled along the San Bernardino Mountains.



Group Game: Patriotic Crossword

This Fourth of July, quiz your group on their knowledge of our country with the Patriotic Crossword



Learning the Dangers of Hype

Why when a band disappointed Brian Jewell, he learned that quality sells, but uncontrolled expectations almost inevitably leads to disappointment.



Remembering Mike Nieland

Mike Nieland, founder of Blue Marble Journeys in Ankeny, Iowa, passed away April 21 as a result of an inoperable brain aneurysm. He was 59.


Midwestern City Tours

These five city tours are great options for groups that want to dig deeper into these Midwestern destinations.



A Midwestern Bounty

Visit these farms to experience Midwestern fun in the heart America.



Madame Tussauds to open at Opry Mills in Nashville

Madame Tussauds, the world-famous wax attraction, will open its seventh U.S. location in Nashville at Opry Mills in spring 2017.



Louisville Zoo Introduces New Penguins

The Louisville Zoo has opened its newest exhibit, Penguin Cove, Little Penguin Conservation Center, which features the first blue penguins to be exhibited at the zoo.



Grand Canyon National Park’s El Tovar to undergo major rehab

Grand Canyon National Park’s iconic El Tovar hotel will close Jan. 1, 2017, for a major rehabilitation that will before reopening April 14, 2017.

Grand Canyon’s El Tovar news