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G2G Experience – Lake Como, Italy

Written by Kelly Palmer on March 31, 2016

Today, we present the breathtaking setting of our Lake Como estate.

Castello del Lago, or Castle of the Lake, is a large family compound situated on the shores of Lake Como. Lake Como is a glorious area in Northern Italy where your vacation will be infused with the lake’s history, natural beauty and opulence, and perhaps a Clooney sighting. It is hard to imagine a more impressive setting than a castle overlooking the majestic mountains and medieval hillside towns of Lake Como.


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Top Family Activities in San Diego (La Jolla)

Written by Kelly Palmer on October 15, 2015

The San Diego/La Jolla area not only offers its own unique, seaside experience but proximity to other wonderful attractions in the San Diego area, as well. We are consistently asked about the top family activities in San Diego there, which we think is the premier family vacation destination in the country, so here are some top family-friendly suggestions for your vacation!

San Diego Zoo: Safari Park

To the northeast of La Jolla, you probably wouldn’t expect to drive through and hear the

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Florida 30A Vacation Rental Costs (Watersound, Watercolor, Alys Beach)

Written by Kelly Palmer on September 3, 2015

What is the Florida 30A?

30A is short for Scenic Highway 30A, an 18.5-mile corridor that dips off and back on Highway 98 and hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline in northwest Florida’s Walton County. This stretch of sugar-fine white beaches and clear gulf water holds a diverse wonderland: sea oat-covered dunes, pine forests, wetlands, marshes and coastal dune lakes.

Few places lay claim to these rare coastal dune lakes, and the 30A area has several, to the delight of kayakers, paddle

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Pros and Cons of Timeshares vs Pros and Cons of VRBO

Written by Kelly Palmer on August 13, 2015

Since we are in the high end vacation rental business (through G2G Collection, our vacation club), we are constantly asked about the best rental options out there, such as timeshare rentals or renting on leading rental listing sites like vrbo or Airbnb. This blog post will compare timeshare rentals vs. vrbo rentals, explaining the pros and cons of each, with the end goal of helping you choose which is the most ideal for your situation.

Timeshare Rentals
There are numerous sites online where

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Best Family Activities in LA (Los Angeles)

Written by Kelly Palmer on August 11, 2015

Even though Los Angeles is known for the glitz and glam of Hollywood, there are hundreds of activities available for the little ones on vacation. Since G2G Collection has a 2 bedroom residence in West Hollywood, we are consistently asked about the best family activities in LA and the surrounding area. Here are a few suggestions for your family trip itinerary for fun, sun, education and entertainment:

Griffith Park
The City of Los Angeles is bisected by a mountain range. A couple of

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Top Things to do in Chicago with Families or Kids

Written by Kelly Palmer on August 4, 2015

Chicago is one of the most exciting cities to visit with your kids, especially during the summer. Whether you’re here to explore one of Chicago’s world-class museums, discover your favorite deep-dish pizza joint or enjoy a night at the theater, there are endless options to keep your family entertained.  Since G2G Collection has two private residences (both 2 bedrooms) in downtown Chicago, we get asked for advice on the top things to do in Chicago with families or kids.  So, here

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Fun Family Activities in 30A FL – Watercolor, Watersound and Rosemary

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 29, 2015

If you are looking to take a trip to a beautiful beach for a family getaway you should consider one of the beaches along scenic highway 30A. When you have spent enough time hanging out by the umbrella, try a few of these fun family activities in 30A FL to make your vacation memorable!


Looking for summer fun for the kids? Check out the new 30A Surf Camp.  All summer long experienced surfers will run two three-hour camps a day at two beach locations

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Top Family Activities in San Francisco that your Kids will Love

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 23, 2015

San Francisco is always one of the most visited destinations in the U.S. And the “City by the Bay” offers so much to do for adults and kids alike. Since we have two private residences in the Telegraph Hill area and often have families staying there, we are asked all the time about what the top family activities in San Francisco are and the most popular things to do with kids. So, here are our top recommendations:

Tinker with the Exhibits

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San Francisco Vacation Rental Costs (Luxury Hotels, Apts., etc.)

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 14, 2015

San Francisco, California is one of the most popular places to vacation in all of the U.S.  At G2G, we’ve seen an incredible demand for the “city by the bay,” and we are regularly asked about what it costs to stay in luxury hotels or rent apartments there.  So, this article will focus on San Francisco vacation rentals and will they will cost you.

San Francisco Hotel Rates

Hotels in San Francisco aren’t cheap.  In fact, it ranks as one of the

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Safety Concerns for Vacations in Mexico: 5 Things You Need to Know

Written by Kelly Palmer on July 10, 2015

We are consistently asked by our G2G Members “is it safe to vacation in Mexico”, especially since we have residences in three major Mexican resort destinations.  Here we will debunk some popular myths about Mexico vacation dangers, and give you the 5 most important things to know regarding vacationing there.

Vacationing in Mexico – Safe or Dangerous?

Here are the 5 most important things to understand about the safety concerns for vacations in Mexico:

1. Mexico is a REALLY big country.   While the past

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