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A Little More About Us


Welcome to Global Escapes, LLC, a veteran-operated, family-owned travel agency that spans three generations of family. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service to all of our clients. Our goal is to make sure that everyone who travels with us has the best experience possible.

We are passionate about creating memories that will last a lifetime and helping travelers create “miles of smiles”. Our team of experienced agents will work with you to find the perfect destination for your next trip, whether it’s a romantic getaway, family vacation, or business trip. Let us take the stress out of planning your next adventure.

Our Mission

Our mission at Global Escapes, LLC is to provide a premium quality service to our customers with positive travel experiences. Travel is all about the unforgettable feelings you bring back with you and we strive to fulfill your vacation dreams. You will absolutely bring happiness and love back to your life when visiting family, doing business, meeting new people, or experiencing and exploring new destinations. We believe our service should exceed industry standards and be the best value for the customer.

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About Our CEO

Sergeant Major (Ret.) Everett Gilliam, MBA, SFC, is the president and CEO of Global Escapes, LLC, travel agency based in Woodbridge, Virginia.  As a retired Marine, I spent nearly three decades of military service traveling to countless global destinations. I founded Global Escapes, LLC, after planning endless trips for friends and family over the years.


As an avid traveler and entrepreneur, I wanted to share what I knew about traveling around the world with my friends and family. My goal is to “create miles of smiles” while experiencing new and exciting things! Whether it be a weekend road trip or an exotic destination, I am passionate to help you find your smile. I found that I enjoyed planning trips to people’s “happy place” and that started me as an independent, travel agent. Looking for a warm sandy beach, an unforgettable cruise, or an adventure of a lifetime, I can help you find it. The world is at your fingertips, and I can help you discover it.


As the CEO of Global Escapes, LLC travel agency, my company provides personalized travel planning for individual, couples, families, and groups.  The team grew the business with referrals from clients, which I believe is a sign of our client’s satisfaction and confidence in the company’s services.  Exceptional customer service is our foundation, and despite the company’s expanding client base, it will never lose that personal touch.  In order to guarantee that customers always receive the personalized service that is my standard, I have dedicated myself to driving the ship while my talented, professional team takes care of our clients. 

Global Escapes, LLC’s elite travel team uses our global networks, strategic partnerships, and personal expertise in the travel industry to craft memorable and unique trips and vacations that are especially customized for our clients. Backed by a knowledgeable team of expert travel advisors, I now have settled into my role as the ship’s captain and spend my days (and many nights) constantly seeking ways to help my team work smarter and more efficiently so that we can focus on what is most important—our clients.


Whether you travel to celebrate with friends and family, to get away from everyday worries to de-stress, or for personal fulfillment and enrichment, I recognize that the memories you build offer so much more than money can buy. As such, we have made it our goal to strive to make dreams a reality time and time again. Our team has an explicit focus on customer service and makes every step of the process an enjoyable journey for you - from the very inkling of an idea to the landing of the airplane on the tarmac on the way home.


Start your memories with Global Escapes, LLC. We want to be your first stop when you are thinking of taking that beach vacation, your honeymoon, your family reunion, your graduation celebration, or just your quick weekend getaway. So, if you’re in need of help from travel professionals in finding great vacation deals on cruises and other getaways, you’ve definitely come to the right place.  With our preferred vendors, we can get you to every continent.  Fill up your travel bucket and let it overflow with memories and adventure, stories, new friendships, laughter and tears.  Let travel move you.  Let the adventure begin...reach out to find it. 


Explore it.  Treasure it.  Remember it. 

- Everett Gilliam, CEO


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