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December 25th in South America: A “Not-So-White” Christmas

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on December 5, 2016

In the United States, especially for those of us who live in the east coast, we tend to associate Christmas with snow, bountiful meals and a cup of hot cocoa. In the southern hemisphere, the seasons are the opposite from those in North America. When it’s summer here, it’s winter down there. Christmas in South America is interestingly, more about short sleeves and pool parties than it is about snow and sitting by the fire. But what are the differences and similarities between spending this holiday up north or down south? Let’s discover all the ways.

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Topics: USA

America has Thanksgiving, but How Do Other Countries Celebrate the Harvest?

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on November 23, 2016

The Thanksgiving countdown continues: 1 day until it's turkey time! Here at Gil Travel, we are excited to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is all about enjoying the company of family and loved ones, while honoring the season of the harvest. Although Thanksgiving is mostly celebrated in America, other countries have harvest festivals as well. But how do these other countries celebrate? Let's take a look.

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Topics: Romantic trips, USA

Low-Stress Travel Tips to Keep in Mind for this Thanksgiving

Posted by Lauren Yagoda on November 11, 2016


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Topics: USA

Three Israel Haunts

Posted by Iris Hami on October 31, 2014


, via flickr
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Topics: Fun stuff, Israel Travel, USA

Gil Travel Staff Travel Story: Melanie Verchere

Posted by Iris Hami on September 17, 2013

Melanie comes to Gil Travel by way of California, and the world! Arriving in Philadelphia not so long ago, directly via Rt. #50 (“The Loneliest Road in America”). She spent the previous twelve years in California where she took superb care of groups specializing in destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Melanie is from France and fluent in French and English. Her expertise includes: France, England, Brussels, Italy, Morocco and Mexico, making her a perfect addition to the Gil Travel Family. Melanie is working in Gil Travel’s creative and experienced Group Department providing excellent service.

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Topics: Gil Travel, USA