Harriet's Journal

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Bon Voyage, Laverne! A Fond Farewell to Our Own Texas Rose

Grand Circle is a family company—and not just because Alan and I purchased and grew the business together. Our associates are all part of the Grand Circle family … and some in particular have grown especially close to our hearts....

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France: Fun Finds in Paris, and the Romantic Riviera

I set out to write about France today—but before I do, I want to extend a huge “thank you” to all of our travelers who responded to Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers Choice poll: We just learned that Grand Circle Cruise Line was ranked #1 World’s Best River Cruise Line in 2012! Needless to say, Alan and I are thrilled—this is the first time we’ve earned the top spot—but above all, we’re honored that so many of you took the time to vote for us. You can read more about the award in News & Views—and again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart....

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“Girling Out” in Italy

Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling with Alan and the rest of my family—but there’s something special about traveling with girlfriends. I feel less responsibility, in a way—less pressure to make sure everyone is having fun. Plus, it’s so much fun to just “girl out.” It makes me feel free, and vibrant, and young again...

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The Ukraine: Ensuring the Lessons of History Endure

After reading my recent post about my visit to Lithuania, Russia, and the Ukraine, an 8-time traveler named Janet Gorkes asked to hear more about the two women we met in the small Ukraine town of Starokonstantinov—because “there are so few people still living who experienced the war that now is the opportunity to hear more.” Janet, thank you for this request—I couldn’t agree more. So here is what I know.

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Learning and Growing—With the Help of our Travelers

At Grand Circle, June is a time for bringing people together. Every year, we welcome our top-performing Program Directors and associates from all over the world to spend a week on our property in Kensington, New Hampshire. It’s a perfect occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year—but if you’ve ever met Alan or me, you’ll know that we can’t just leave it at that! Rather than rest on our laurels, we spend the week pushing ourselves to find out how we can improve our trips and the way we do business. It’s an exhausting week, but so incredibly rewarding.

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