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Hero Giveaway – Staycation Package
October 2, 2020

As we wrap up our frontline hero giveaways, we are excited to offer one last staycation package to a deserving winner.

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Congratulations to Vonda Reives!
August 4, 2020

After reviewing all of the submissions, we are pleased to announce the lucky winner of the weekend getaway to the Pinehurst Resort and Spa, Vonda Reives.

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Nominate a Frontline Worker for a Pinehurst Getaway!
June 10, 2020

Maupin Travel is thrilled to partner with Pinehurst Resort and Spa to award a weekend getaway to one much-deserving winner.

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The New Normal
May 13, 2020

For many of us, Covid-19 is creating more questions than answers. Our goal is to give you useful, concise information to enable you to make the best decisions for your team.

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Travel and Coronavirus: A Message from Maupin Travel
March 12, 2020

As your travel advisors, we know you are worried about your family and your business team. While no one truly knows what to expect in the coming months, here is what we do know about travel.

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What You Need to Know about REAL ID and How to Get One
March 3, 2020

REAL ID is coming, a change that has a lot of people confused. Not everyone needs a REAL ID, and many are wondering whether the experience to get one is worth it. Find out more here!

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What If Weather: What Happens When Weather Impacts a Trip Planned with Maupin Travel
February 10, 2020

Winter weather may interfere with your travel plans, but we don’t want to let it ruin your vacation. Here is some helpful information about traveling.

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Maupin Travel Owner Shares Adventures in Guatemala
January 10, 2020

Maupin Travel owners Trevor and Jordan Smith went in November to Guatemala to live for a month. Jordan shares some thoughts about what worked and what didn’t when staying for that long and traveling with children.

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Comparing Clear, TSA Precheck, and Global Entry: Which One Do You Need?
January 8, 2020

You’ve probably heard of services to get you through security faster, and you might wonder which option is best for you. Here is a breakdown of the top security programs..

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Maupin Travel Celebrates 40th Birthday with 40 Acts of Kindness
December 5, 2019

Maupin Travel turned 40 years old this year! Our team of more than 30 Travel Advisors loves helping people plan their vacations and corporate meetings in Raleigh, Durham, and beyond.

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Five Fall Getaways for the Couple Who Need a Break
September 6, 2019

It’s time for that long weekend getaway! The only problem is you spent so much time planning trips to the scene museum, coordinating drop off and pickup from summer camp, and back to school shopping that you forgot to plan your post-summer trip.

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Cruising the Amazon: Advisor Adventure with International Expeditions
May 28, 2019

Our travel advisor, Louanne Warren, just took a fantastic trip to the Amazon with International Expeditions! For seven days, Louanne explored the river and surrounding villages, taking in the local culture, fishing, and kayaking.

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#40for40: Children’s Business Fair
August 23, 2019

On June 1st, we had the pleasure of hosting our first Acton Children’s Business Fair in downtown Durham. Sixty-five young entrepreneurs, ages 6-14, sold their products and services at a one-day marketplace outside of our headquarters in Durham’s.

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Meet Our Advisors: Christine Damschroder
June 7, 2019

We have a brand new team member at Maupin Travel! Christine Damschroder comes to us from Michigan, where she started her career in groups and events. Christine has joined the Maupin team to spearhead OUR groups and events department, and we are so thrilled to have her. “I just came on as the events manager. […]

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Grecian Holiday: Advisor Adventure to the Greek Islands with Classic Vacations
June 17, 2019

Last month one of our senior advisors, Tina Woolbright, travelled to several Greek Islands with Classic Vacations. Tina had an excellent time wine tasting, touring hotels, and checking out the sights, and she’s written this summary of her trip with suggestions of what to do on your next trip to Greece!

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40 For 40: Shoes for Smiles
August 13, 2019

One of our corporate clients, professor Mary Kirchner, at Methodist University, is truly walking the walk when it comes back to her personal, spiritual, and educational mission of giving back. Together with a group of her students, Professor Kirchner travels to Sololá, Guatemala, in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mountains, often bringing supplies, shoes, and […]

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Six Days in Italy: Maupin Travel Agent Shares Her Tips
December 13, 2019

Maupin Travel advisor Tina Woolbright traveled to Italy in November. She shares her thoughts about the trip and some top tips to consider if you’re heading to “Bel Paese” (beautiful country).

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#40for40: Camden Street Garden
May 2, 2019

It is so wonderful to see how many acts of kindness our colleagues have completed as we head into our fifth month of our fortieth anniversary celebration! It has been such an enriching and humbling.

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Backyard Travel Guide: Savannah Georgia
May 21, 2019

With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm for the senses. The city of Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets.

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A Few Ideas for Planning a Last-Minute Office Holiday Party
December 1, 2019

People often look forward to the holiday party as a chance to see coworkers in a more relaxed setting. But oops – what if you’re way behind to get yours organized for this year?

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#40for40: Saving Grace 5k
April 11, 2019

Anyone who knows Julie Seneca, our Director of Accounting, knows she’s also our resident fitness queen. As a result, she’s been heading up many of our fitness based acts of kindness for our #40for40 campaign and we are so thankful to her for seeking..

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The Amazing and Traditional Heritage of Laos and Vietnam with Trails of Indochina
August 23, 2019

Our advisor, Michele, was extended an invitation to travel to Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam with our preferred vendor, Trails of Indochina, for two weeks this past June.

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#40for40: Sherry Mack
April 2, 2019

Sherry Mack, a travel advisor in our corporate office, shared an act of kindness she recently participated in with her Mom. Upon reflecting on this campaign, Sherry discussed how powerful and refreshing it is to see the amazing things our colleagues do every day simply because they can. Travel is a fast paced business, and we’re […]

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Practical Travel Tips: Australia
April 11, 2019

Australia is a sought after tourist destination and clients come in with a lot of questions! We’ve gathered some practical advice for traveling to Australia in partnership with our friend and travel expert, Ignacio Maza. Let this advice ease your mind if traveling to the outback feels like a daunting task; with the help of a […]

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#40for40: Julia Glover
March 29, 2019

Julia Glover, our Direct of Operations, recently committed a personal act of kindness we’d like to celebrate! As part of our #40for40 celebration to complete 40 acts of kindness in honor of 40 years in business, we’ve asked all of our employees to complete a personal act of kindness throughout the year. It feels good […]

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#40for40: Sola Hot Mini 5K
March 21, 2019

Julie Seneca, one of the amazing accounting wizards who keeps us all together at Maupin Travel, suggested we do the Sola Hot Mini 5k as part of our forty acts of kindness, and we a great time participating in this year’s event! The Sola Hot Mini 5K celebrated its sixth year a couple of weeks ago, and […]

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Packing List: Costa Rica
March 29, 2019

Costa Rica is a beautiful, vibrant country that has recently gained some serious traction in the tourist world. Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and its distance is barely 200 miles. Don’t let the country’s small size dissuade you; there’s a lot packed into those 200 miles! Whether you’re […]

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#40for40: Lunch with Raleigh Durham Airport’s TSA Workers
March 14, 2019

As a local travel company we had many concerns about the government shutdown earlier this year and how it would affect not only our clients, but the folks who work so hard to ensure our local airport is safe and secure and travelers can get to their destinations efficiently and on time.

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Travel Tips: Mike Owens in London
March 21, 2019

Mike Owens, our director of client development, worked with Tina Woolbright in our leisure office and  just returned from his tenth anniversary trip to London. The couple stayed at The Milestone Hotel and Residences and had an amazing time and even spotted Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their trip! Here’s what Mike had to […]

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#40for40: 40 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate 40 Years of Business
February 27, 2019

This year Maupin Travel is celebrating for years of business in the Triangle! It is an honor to serve the people of our community, both with their business/university and vacation travel needs. We have experienced a long and rich history in Raleigh and the surrounding areas.

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#40for40: Sponsoring School Children with Amina’s Gift
May 31, 2019

One of our most senior travel advisors in our leisure office, Karen Garr, spends a lot of her days researching for and planning trips to Africa. She’s visited, taken a safari, and sends her clients there as often as she can with two of her favorite tour companies, Micato Safaris and African Travel! She’s become […]

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Packing List: Alaskan Cruise
January 31, 2019

You’ve booked your Alaskan cruise, you’re ready to see the calving glaciers, and now you have no earthly clue what to pack. The number one thing to keep in mind with a cruise-or any kind of trip- to Alaska is layers. The Alaskan cruise season runs from May to September, with sometimes drastic variations in temperature […]

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Last Minute Gifts for Travelers
December 19, 2018

Not to frighten anyone, but Christmas is six days away. If you’re anything like us at Maupin Travel you’ve likely stayed busy and haven’t exactly finished your holiday shopping yet. While it may be too late to plan an all-inclusive, surprise European vacation for your loved ones, there are some fantastic last-minute gifts that all […]

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Holiday Travel Tips from the Pros
November 7, 2018

One thing we encounter A LOT in the travel industry is folks who want to take a last minute trip for the holidays. With enough planning and time, Thanksgiving and Christmas travel can go off without a hitch, but the closer one gets to the holiday, the more money and luck is required to make..

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Meet Our Travel Advisors: Marilyn Mondoux
January 3, 2019

Marilyn Mondoux is one of Maupin Travel’s most senior reps and has been with the company for twenty years. Marilyn transferred to Maupin as part of a company merger, and absolutely loves working for Maupin. She believes in making travel accessible for everyone and excels in making her client’s..

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Meet Our Travel Advisors: Lisa Shupp
November 20, 2018

Lisa Shupp has been a travel advisor with Maupin Travel for fifteen years this January! Lisa’s dedication to Maupin Travel began at the start of her career; when she was in travel school at Lucas Travel School in Cary, they spoke highly of Tony Maupin and she knew then his agency was where she wanted […]

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Meet Our Travel Advisors: Michele Matcham
November 7, 2018

Michele Matcham has been in the travel business for going on ten years, but she’s been passionate about it her entire life. With a life-long love of exploring the world, there are few places Michele hasn’t been! New Zealand is a favorite spot, but each trip she’s taken has been special for her, with fond […]

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Why You Should Use a Travel Advisor
November 2, 2018

If you’ve never used a travel advisor you might wonder what the use is in the first place. Why do travel advisors still exist and what do they do? And when did travel agents become travel advisors? There are several types of travel advisors; we can handle everything from your family reunion in the Ozarks to that 50+ group of folks for your annual alumni pilgrimage.

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Meet our Travel Advisors: Tina Woolbright
November 7, 2018

The staff in our leisure office is committed to bringing your travel dreams to life.  As avid travelers ourselves, we understand the importance of a well planned trip. With seven travel advisors in our Cameron Village office and several independent advisors who work across the Triangle, we make it a company wide goal to explore as […]

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Backyard Travel Guide: Charlottesville Virginia
January 29, 2019

Charlottesville, Virginia is primarily known as a presidential incubator, but there is much beyond the city’s famous sons, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live, Charlottesville offers a variety of vacation-worthy experiences. The best news? It’s right up the road from Raleigh so you won’t have to worry […]

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