CGG Experience: Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Connecting Growth Globally
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Aug 24 - 28, 2022
Group size: 4 - 10
CGG Experience: Santa Fe
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Connecting Growth Globally
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6 reviews

Aug 24 - 28, 2022
Group size: 4 - 10

About this trip

Join us August 24-28, 2022 for the next Connecting Growth Globally (CGG) Experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This 5-day/4-night trip is designed for the curious traveler who craves intimate, one-of-a-kind experiences. We go beyond standard tourism, personally connecting with the stories and leaders who make this multi-cultural region thrive. We explore why the city became an art and food haven. We dive into growth opportunities alongside the challenges of economic inequality, education and environmental sustainability. As with all CGG Experiences, iconic food and drink are a priority! We stay at the award-winning Inn & Spa at Loretto, a luxury hotel alongside the Santa Fe River and steps from famed Plaza. Group size is limited to 10 curious-minded travelers to emphasize learning and connection. 

Santa Fe

It's known for art, food and adobe architecture. It's the rare visitor that doesn't fall in love with "The City Different." Santa Fe has been receiving all kinds of "best of" accolades, even recently selected as "One of the World's 100 Greatest Places" by TIME.

Moving to Santa Fe in 2020 (Left At Albuquerque), I found myself as curious as when traveling to a new country. I could see opportunity; I pondered how things came to be. Ironically, COVID provided a way to more intimately connect with people than might otherwise have happened. I designed this experience to bring you into the fold.

In this CGG Experience, you'll personally connect with people and stories unique to Santa Fe. Whether you've visited Santa Fe before or this is your first time, your learnings will be your most treasured souvenir. You may want to arrive a bit early--Santa Fe is at 7000+ feet altitude and it may take a day to adjust. And don't leave too soon. Whether your interest is art, hiking or Native American culture, we encourage you to extend your stay for further exploration.

Important Trip Details

- Experience Designed For couples, friends and solo adult travelers

- Group Size limited to 10 to create a community-building experience

- Health considerations include altitude (7000+ feet) and weather (summer temperatures 80+ degrees). Each day will include a fair amount of daytime walking. For everyones' safety and comfort, participants should be in good health. See below for additional COVID-19 precautions.

- Per Person Cost for 5 days/4 nights lodging, meals and alcoholic beverages, transportation, excursions and gratuities: $3595 (double occupancy) / $4495 (single occupancy). 

- Your CGG Experience Hosts are Jodi Morris ( and Robert Morris.

- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Heritage Inspirations ( AFAR New Mexico Travel Guide, Santa Fe Selection and Heritage Experiences offer great online trip planning resources.

Given the unique and personal nature of this CGG Experience, itinerary details are subject to change.

Reservation & Cancellation Policy

To reserve your spot, make a $1000 USD trip deposit. You'll receive a confirmation upon receipt of payment. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip (June 25, 2022).


We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the trip (June 25, 2022), we will gladly reimburse you, less your non-refundable initial trip deposit.  Any cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the trip will incur the full 100% cancellation fee.  We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which typically covers trip cancellation fees. For more information, see Connecting Growth Globally - Terms & Conditions.

Vaccines & Insurance


All participants will be required to show proof of being fully COVID vaccinated as part of trip registration, and administer and test negative to a COVID-19 test prior to trip inception. Participants agree to follow protocol recommended by the WHO, CDC, the State of New Mexico and as requested by individual businesses (New Mexico currently requires the wearing of masks indoors). For more information, please see the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.


We recommend that participants purchase travel insurance, or ensure their regular insurance plans cover travel-related illnesses and injuries. Insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. Medical insurance will be requested at registration. We strongly recommend you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property. One option is Travelex. Learn more and explore which plan is best for you.

What’s included

  • Hotel
    4 nights at Inn & Spa at Loretto, a luxury Santa Fe hotel near the famed Plaza. Valet parking, WiFi and resort fee included.
  • Food & Drink
    Lunch and dinner on most days, with dinner-only on the first day. Dinners include wine, beer and other beverages.
  • Transportation
    All inter-trip group transportation
  • Entrance Fees & Tours
    Entrance fees, tours and gratuities for group activities included.
  • Airfare & Travel Fees
  • Trip Insurance
    We strongly recommended you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and personal property. One option is Travelex (
  • Airport Transfers
    Airport transfer at arrival & departure to be arranged by participants directly. From Albuquerque, we recommend Groome ( or private driver Bernard Mas (505-550-9901)
  • Breakfast
    Breakfast on own. Complimentary coffee and tea provided at hotel.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until June 25, 202210 left

Double occupancy will typically include two beds, unless one is preferred, at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, an award-winning Santa Fe luxury hotel. 

Deposit: $1,000
Single Occupancy
Available until June 25, 202210 left

Single occupancy will typically include one bed at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, an award-winning Santa Fe luxury hotel. 

Deposit: $1,000


Day 1 - Wednesday Aug 24
Welcome & Dinner in Tesuque

Arrive and transport on own to the Inn & Spa at Loretto Santa Fe

With its convenient location near the Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road, you’ll breathe in the unique culture of Santa Fe just stepping out your door. 

At 4:00pm, we gather in the hotel lobby and transport to the Morris Family Home in Tesuque. Sip sparkling New Mexican wine while looking towards the Jemez Mountains and Los Alamos. As the sun begins to set, we individually share what brought us to "The City Different.” We are joined by special friends who share tales from multi-generational family histories in New Mexico.

We take a short walk downhill for dinner at SkyFire, the already acclaimed restaurant in the newly-opened Auberge Bishop’s Lodge. Hosted by Peter Lovato, whose family has lived in northern New Mexico for 30 generations, we are introduced to the vibrant chile and other seasonal local ingredients. Sommelier Ella Raymont and General Manager Angelica Palladino share their vision for creating the top resort of the Southwest in the storied hills of Tesuque Valley.

Suggested Reading: Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Your Organizer

Connecting Growth Globally
6 reviews
Connecting Growth Globally is all about seeing the inspiration, connections, and contradictions in the world. We are global leaders who explore differently and invite others to join. Because we know global experiences change your perspective. Jodi Morris is the founder of Connecting Growth Globally. She works as an advisor to impactful organizations, a success coach to motivated individuals, and a curator of one-of-a-kind global CGG experiences. More about Jodi:


I had been to Santa Fe many times over many years, but Jodi assembled an entirely different experience that provided a more substantive understanding of the history, workings, and aspirations of this vibrant city. She brought together engaging local experts on a variety of topical subjects to provide fuller appreciation of what we were seeing. Her enthusiasm, her attention to detail, and the gracious hospitality that she and her husband extended to the group resulted in a rare camaraderie and a thoroughly delightful experience.
By Rita C for CGG Experience: Santa Fe on 17 Sep, 2021
Wow: a life changing trip! Jodi and Bob were impeccable and thoughtful hosts, we ate like royalty, laughed our heads off and had the most amazing insider experiences. Remarkably, our group instantly got along because everyone was kind, funny, intelligent and inquisitive. The best review that I can share is I'm 100% in on Jodi's next trip! Can't wait!
By Jennifer M for CGG Experience: Santa Fe on 07 Sep, 2021
As a second-time traveler with Connecting Growth Globally, I can tell you that Jodi Morris does not disappoint with her newly created, Santa Fe experience. Having traveled to Tanzania in 2019 with Jodi, she applies her creative format to learn and go deep to experience the true local level, while staying true to her mission to connect and elevate people, internationally and domestically. The experiences and wonderful conversations shared by our fabulous Santa Fe group (the Fab 9!) included amazing culinary experiences to chatting with Charlie, the nuclear physicist, and his lovely wife Janet at a lovely, relaxed dinner! What a milestone moment that was in my life. Although no two trips will ever be exactly the same, I really like the idea of a one-of-a-kind experience and wish Jodi well on all upcoming newly, crafted trips! I'm ready to pack my bags again!
By Pam S for CGG Experience: Santa Fe on 07 Sep, 2021
This trip was absolutely amazing and wonderful in every way. Jodi Morris organized this with such thoughtfulness and incredible attention to detail. The theme that wove it all together was storytelling and how the uniqueness of Santa Fe is present in all these stories. We met with so many people who are engaged in the Santa Fe community in a variety of ways- from food to art, to history to economic development. We also experienced the incredible food of Santa Fe in so many ways. Jodi created a truly unique experience for all of us. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I would come back to Santa Fe in a minute- and will most definitely sign up for future Connecting Growth Globally trips. Thank you Jodi for all you did to make this an unforgettable experience for all of us.
By Karen H for CGG Experience: Santa Fe on 01 Sep, 2021
The trip was fabulous! We did quite a lot in a week, but felt like we had a nice balance between planned activities and moments of downtime for reflection. All of the experiences were thoughtfully crafted to make the most of everyone's time and each experience added to the collective experience. It was a well-rounded trip with approaching Cambodia from a lens on the future. I now have a better understanding of the potential of the country and the many ways both NGOs and small local businesses are working together to make the future bright. Conversation and shared experiences have led to hopefully lifelong friendships.
By Heidi H for CGG Experience: Cambodia on 03 Mar, 2020
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