“It’s like a dry dock ship. Because the world all comes to Santa Fe.”
Join us August 25-29, 2021 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 in a COVID-safe environment. We go beyond standard tourism, connecting with the stories of leaders who make this diverse 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 newly-renovated Inn & Spa at Loretto, a boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Santa Fe. Group size is limited to 10 curious-minded travelers to emphasize learning and connection.
It's a place known for art, food and adobe architecture. It's rare that a visitor doesn't fall in love with the city that calls itself the "City Different."
Moving to Santa Fe in 2020 (Left At Albuquerque), I found my curiosity similar to that of 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 wish to pass on that gift.
Through this unique 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 souvenirs. You may want to arrive a bit early--Santa Fe is at 7500 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.
- Trip Designed For couples, friends and solo adult travelers
- Group Size limited to 10 to create a community-building experience
- Health considerations include altitude (Santa Fe at 7500 feet) and weather (summer temperatures in the 80 degrees). Each day will include a fair amount of daytime walking. For their own safety and comfort, participants should be in good health. See below for additional info related to COVID-19 precautions.
- Per Person Trip Cost for 5 days/4 nights lodging, meals and alcoholic beverages, transportation, excursions and gratuities: $2395 (double occupancy) / $2895 (single occupancy).
- 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.
- To Learn More, contact CGG trip leader Jodi Morris (Jodi@ConnectingGrowthGlobally.com).
Please note that details within the itinerary 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 26, 2021).
We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the trip (June 26, 2021), we will gladly reimburse your initial trip deposit. Any cancellations made 60 days or less prior to the trip will forfeit the $1000 trip 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 and Other Medical Recommendations
All trip participants will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination at least 30 days prior to trip departure and to follow protocol recommended by the CDC, the State of New Mexico and as requested by individual businesses (including the wearing masks indoors).
Given the rise of the Delta variant, we also ask that all trip participants administer and test negative to a COVID-19 test prior to trip inception on August 25.
The State of New Mexico takes the health of its residents and visitors very seriously. As of August 5, 2021, 65% of New Mexican residents 18+ are fully vaccinated (75% of all residents in Santa Fe county). Here is 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.
All participants are requested to provide medical insurance information prior to travel.
We strongly recommended you also obtain coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, curtailment, and for personal property. We recommend World Nomads--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, a boutique, luxury Santa Fe hotel.
Single occupancy will typically include one bed at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, a boutique, luxury Santa Fe hotel.
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.” Joining us will be , who will share childhood stories from her family’s owning of Bishop’s Lodge for 80 years until 1998.
We take a short walk downhill and for dinner at SkyFire, the already acclaimed restaurant in the newly-opened . 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, and learn about the Auberge vision for creating the top resort of the Southwest in the storied hills of Tesuque Valley.