Claresholm, Alberta, Canada

(403) 625-0213

Global Getaways

a weekend getaway, a beach retreat, or a 'trip of a lifetime'

 we will make your dreams come true 

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 contact me: 


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

 Please contact me:


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 contact me:


Meet our Specialists

Travel Specialist


Debrah Schiller

 I was born and raised in a small Southern Alberta Farming community. I have been an Administrator in Planning/Scheduling for over 20 years, with my love of travel sitting on the side. I decided in 2016, to combine my two passions, thus beginning my journey, as a Travel Specialist.  I have a passion for History and Culture, which enabled me to plan and organize an itinerary to Europe, following the footsteps, not only of my Grandfather, but of many men and women. I am also fascinated by the Liberation Route throughout Europe. I have explored many of the Caribbean Islands. This is what lead me to obtain my JAMAICA TRAVEL SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE  in 2018.  I have an insatiable need to explore the majestic wonders throughout the globe. I love sharing my knowledge and planning vacations, whether it’s a Girls Retreat Vacation, Family Getaway, Guided Tour Trip or an

Adult Only Adventure

I look forward to assisting you with your next Vacation, whether it’s your

Dream vacation, or a Quick Getaway.

Please contact me: 


Travel Specialist


Rachel Hallson

I have been a Certified Travel Agent for all of my adult life, having graduated C.T.C. (Okanagan College) in 1997.  Since then I have  spent several years organizing sport tours to the United Kingdom and New Zealand, and travel tours to Mexico, as well as many other destinations.  I  have always been particularly interested in travel with a spiritual/cultural aspect.  

I recently (2019) became a GOWAY SPECIALIST and I will be so happy to use my contacts to help you get the best rates for your group experience. 

 I have travelled extensively in Canada, the USA and Mexico. 

I also have many contacts in India, and I am looking forward to promoting some very special tours to this incredible destination  Contact me to help plan you exclusive group tour, or to join any of the many tours promoted by 

Global Getaways.

I look forward to assisting you with your next vacation, whether it’s your

Dream Vacation, or a Quick Getaway.

Please contact me:


Travel Specialist


Jodi Vienneau

I am a single mom of two amazing humans, living in Southern Alberta. I studied travel and tourism in 2009 and then began work in the travel industry in 2010. I have a love of seeing a destination from a local’s point of view and am always eager to get off the beaten path to find the hidden gems. I’m also a lover of the beach and anything Disney.  I recently travelled to Anaheim with my family and upon returning decided to become a Disney Specialist,  I have been studying since my return and I will of course, be 'announcing loudly' when my course is finished that I am a DISNEY SPECIALIST.  My travel bucket list is ever-growing and evolving and I know there is much to see, do, and taste in this beautiful world!  

I'm looking forward to assisting you with your vacation whether it's your 

Dream Vacation or a Quick Getaway.

Please contact me at: 


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