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Great, Greater, Greatest!

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After 25 years of owning a brick-and-mortar travel company, Great Getaways Travel has decided to work remotely and become a “virtual” travel company, joining the 21st century finally! We are still a thriving company and are here to help you with your travels. Our phone number remains 913-338-2244 and we look forward to talking to you.

One of our favorite sayings is “Don’t let the good get in the way of the better and don’t let better get in the way of best.” We practice that philosophy in everything we do personally and professionally.

Because our objective is to create the most memorable vacations possible for you, we’ve decided to affiliate with Largay Travel, in Waterbury, Connecticut. It’s great, greater, and greatest news!

GREAT: We now have even more support and resources.

GREATER: Largay will handle all the pesky back office details freeing us to devote 100% of our time to planning your travel.

GREATEST: By affiliating with Largay Travel we are able to give you increased benefits when you travel, as we now have preferred status with several hotels, cruise lines, and tour companies.

PRICELESS: We are still very active and proud to be part of Virtuoso — you’ve experienced the benefits of that association.

So, where do you want to go in 2017? Give us a call, 913-338-2244, and start packing!


21 Romantic Getaways


I know, I know, I know—that oh so romantic and oh so commericial holiday of red hearts (aka Valentine’s Day) has passed. That’s fine by me because I believe romance is a 24/7/365 activity. Romance is in songs, words, photos, flowers, sunsets, starry nights, nature, and, of course, travel. Almost any type of travel is romantic. Google defines romance as “a quality or feeling of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life” and that is a key ingredient of any vacation, isn’t it?

So, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or any DAY, why not indulge in a little romance?

Enjoy this video of 21 places chosen by us, the travel designers at Great Getaways Travel. What’s your favorite romantic destination?

Great Getaways Travel knows how to party!

Great Getaways Travel’s staff had an amazing night!

Here’s the proof!

We had so much fun! Thank you to everyone who attended and to all those who made this evening possible!

Relax and Recharge-the message for October!

Please enjoy this digital edition of Virtuoso Traveler with our compliments.
Barbara S. King
Great Getaways
913-338-2244 800-546-TRIP (8747)


A Proud Member of Virtuoso®


Overloaded schedules can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. If it’s time to quiet your busy mind, and schedule, relief is here! The October issue of Virtuoso Traveler offers an abundance of ways to relax and revitalize. Imagine striking a pose (yoga that is) in India or Arizona, or partaking in a private wellness retreat or gourmet getaway in South Africa. Plan on taking a leisurely departure from your regular routine and discover how a few days away can restore your sense of well-being.
In this issue


6: Suite Dreams
From championship golf courses to couples reflexology treatments, these exclusive hotel amenities offer optimal relaxation and rejuvenation.


14: Travel Two Ways
Two inspirational yoga breaks for two very different budgets.


16: Best of Both Worlds
U.S. spas that cater to kids.


22: Long Weekends
7 ways to relax and recharge from Boston to Big Sur.


28: South Africa All To Yourself
Exclusive helicopter transfers, pin-drop quiet picnics and ahhhh-inducing spa treatments.

Enjoy this issue


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Creating memorable vacations for 20 years! Celebrate with us!


Great Getaways Travel turned 20 years old on July 13, 2012 and this coming Sunday, September 23, 2012 we’re having a celebration and fundraiser. If you’re in the Kansas City area, please join us Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Nicklaus Golf Club in Overland Park.

Our event celebrates the children of the world and our guest of honor, Lili Hickman Waldon of Austin, Texas, created a commemorative piece of art for the occasion. We are raising funds for 4 charities that benefit children:

  • AmericaShare, helping children in East Africa
  • Half the Sky, benefiting orphans in China
  • Newhouse Shelter, helping women and children in Kansas City
  •, helping provide sanitary conditions and clean drinking water around the world

We are auctioning off incredible vacations, artwork, jewelry and more. We have an online auction catalog and everyone can pre-bid on any or all of our 47 items. For vacation afficianados (which I hope is everyone reading this post!), we have stays in Paris, San Francisco, Bora Bora, Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Beijing, Shanghai, Sorrento, Ravello, Belize, LA, Tucson and the Bahamas. We have a Seabourn Mediterranean cruise and a cruise of your choice from Azamara Club Cruises. We also have 2-yes, 2-safaris to tempt you, a Micato Safari in Kenya and a Travcoa Safari in Tanzania.

Thanks to our major sponsors: Bank of Blue Valley, Classic Vacations, Holland America Line, Micato Safaris, Seabourn Cruises and Travcoa.

So, what are you waiting for? Start bidding!

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