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.
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.
- 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 (Jodi@ConnectingGrowthGlobally.com) and Robert Morris.
- Pre and Post-Trip Travel Planning Services can be provided by Heritage Inspirations (Info@HeritageInspirations.com). 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.
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.
COVID-19 & MEDICAL 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.
Double occupancy will typically include two beds, unless one is preferred, at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, an award-winning Santa Fe luxury hotel.
Single occupancy will typically include one bed at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, an award-winning Santa Fe luxury hotel.
Arrive and transport on own to the Inn & Spa at Loretto Santa Fe.
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