About Us

Our Background


We are a group of people who are well-versed in the fun and rigors of traveling. Our travel agency came together to help other people plan and book their dream vacations. We have over 40 years of travel planning between us!

Our Services


Whether you're looking for a cruise, plane tickets, accommodations, or the whole package, we have you covered! Simply tell one of our specialists where you want to go and we'll help you figure out the rest. We work directly with other companies to get the best deals.

Satisfaction Guaranteed


While working with us, we want you to be completely happy with the experience. If you have questions about us, our services, or even travel tips, get in touch! We hope you continue to book with us for many years to come. 

Meet Our Specialists

Travel Specialist


Jennifer Gore

  I was born in Vulcan, AB.  but I was raised in many countries as my family travelled the world on business, and I am sure this is where and how my love of travel blossomed.   I studied Travel and Tourism at The Career College in Calgary,  and after graduating, I lived in Paris, France for a year and studied the French language.  I worked in travel until I had my family of 3 boys and I spent the next few years raising them and enjoying most weekends at sporting events.  Because of this, I now specialize in escorting groups to sporting events in North America.    I love planning trips of all kinds, and as I have been fortunate enough to travel this world, I have extensive knowledge of many destinations.   

I'm looking forward to assisting you with your vacation whether it's your  Dream Vacation or a Quick Getaway.

Please call me at: 403-485-8057

Owner / Travel Specialist


Val Umscheid

I was born in England and moved to Canada in 1975 - partly due to an affliction called 'wanderlust'.  I am the owner of Global Getaways in Claresholm, AB where I currently reside.   I studied Travel and Tourism in 1993/94 and since then I have been fortunate enough to have continued being a part of the Travel Industry.  I owned my own agency for six years, during which time I designed and escorted tours to many destinations before 'retiring'.   I am thrilled to once again to own and operate my own agency Global Getaways!  I have visited numerous areas of the world, and various destinations in Canada and the U.S., and I look forward to sharing this information with others who also have the desire to travel. Allow Global Getaways to plan your next adventure and I personally guarantee you only the very best of service

Travel Specialist


Jan Loree Hurl
I was born and raised in Vulcan, AB, where I currently reside on the farm with my husband.  I studied Travel and Tourism at The Career College in Calgary.  I have been fortunate enough to have visited Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Australia as well as many destinations in the U.S. and Canada.My latest adventure was to Africa, it was of course an amazing  trip.  From a very large bucket list, next on my list of must-see-destinations is Europe, in particular Scotland and Ireland!   I have always been fascinated with travelling and I love planning trips!  I'm looking forward to assisting you with your vacation whether it's your  Dream Vacation or a Quick Getaway

Please call me at:  403-485-1502 

Photos of Past Tours



INDIA, 2018


AFRICA, 2018




INDIA, 2018


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Global Getaways

5123 5th Street East, Claresholm, Alberta

(403) 625-0213