As this year comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to look back on some of the moments that made 2023 special. We’ve collected photos and quotes from both guests and employees to highlight our favorite moments from this past year. So, without further ado, we present to you: Our Year in Review.
In this post, you can find a photo from each month of the past year. But we have a lot of other memories to share! For a full gallery of all our photo selections from this year – from guest travels to employee training trips, office events, tour director visits, blog posts, and more – click the below link.
And now, the highlights…
All hands on deck! With our return to the office including a hybrid work-from-home schedule, our all-staff meetings are now conducted online – here are just a few of the smiling faces from our January company meeting.
“I will hold my experience in Egypt as one of the trips of my lifetime.”
Hillary & Philip Kennedy
Odysseys employees Karen Burke (left) and Christiane Donaldson (right) traveled on Paradores & Pousadas for their training trip. Here they are in front of the Roman ruins in Mérida, Spain.
“[We enjoyed] learning about the country, its culture, people, and way of life, [and] the beautiful view of nature.”
John & Antoinette Archer
Odysseys travelers John and Antoinette Archer sent us this fabulous photo from their Moroccan Discovery tour, where they visited Ait Benhaddou (pictured here).
Odysseys Unlimited celebrated its 25th anniversary with a fun-filled event at Top Ship in Boston, MA, attended by nearly all of our employees!
"[I enjoyed] seeing parts of the world I've never seen before with the comfort of having a tour director getting us from one place to another."
Two-time Odysseys guest Ellen Outten wrote several captivating posts about her Alpine Splendor: Switzerland and Austria tour on her blog, Traveling with Ellen. Find links to her posts by clicking here.
"I heard very good things about Odysseys Unlimited. You did not disappoint. I would highly recommend the trip...A delightful experience on many levels."
Guest Paul Capaldo shared this special photo of his tour group – along with tour director Maulidi Nguma – in front of a huge herd of zebra and wildebeest, spotted while traveling on Tanzania Adventure.
"We saw a vast amount of Southern France that I wouldn't have been able to see on my own, all of which was breathtaking and fascinating. There was an excellent balance of free time and touring time, and a great balance of experiences that appealed to everyone."
Odysseys employees Shelby Mickler and Maddy Gersh traveled on Provincial French Countryside for a training trip. Shelby came back with her obligatory selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower.
"[Odysseys] showed us the things we had hoped to see on our own, freeing up time for us to see more."
First-time guest Steven Pearson sent along some photos of his travels on Across Spain and Portugal, including this one of his group enjoying a wine tasting in Porto, Portugal.
Remember the solar eclipse that happened in October? A group of our guests donned these stylish sunglasses in order to watch it at the Grand Canyon on our National Parks of the Southwest tour.
We held our 10th annual Veteran's Day Fundraiser and Breakfast at our office and raised $1,800 for Home Base, which provides mental health support and other resources to veterans, service members, and their loved ones.
To end our year, we gathered our employees together for a holiday luncheon, where we raffled off some exciting prizes – including several pairs of complimentary round-trip flights!
We hope 2023 has been as full of fun and adventure for you as it has been for us. We truly look forward to providing you with exceptional travel experiences in 2024 and beyond.
Remember to check out our gallery full of memories by clicking the link below.
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