Galcations specializes in planning and delivering worldwide travel for women. Whether it’s sisters traveling together, or mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, cousins, good friends, or solo travelers who come together for the first time, traveling with a group of women makes for lots of laughs and amazing memories!
Travel is so much more than a destination. It’s what you experience while on the way. Learning about new places and cultures, sharing unique moments, and making new friends are all part of the fun. Galcations brings the dream of travel to life by providing one of a kind trips designed for women, by women.
We have domestic and international group trips but can also book anyone on any trip offered through one of our preferred partners (Collette, Trafalgar, Brendan, Cost Savers, and Viking Cruises).
Learn more about Galcations and our travel offerings, by attending one of our local events or visit our website to find an upcoming event near you. You will meet other women who love to travel, make new friends, hear travel stories and learn travel tips.
Lizabeth “Beth” Whiteley
A little about me: I live in Mesa, Arizona with my husband Carl and our two youngest children. We have four children; our youngest is a senior in high school, we have two in college, and our eldest is in the U.S. Navy based in Texas (and just bought his first home). Our kids' interests are varried and we are thrilled to see each of them excel in the things they do. My parents have lived across the street from us for neearly twenty years. It has been a blessing to have them so close!
After making the move to Arizona at age one, my parents settled our family in Scottsdale, where I had an amazing childhood. Having been from Nebraska, we were a football family. Both of my older brothers played for years, thus I followed the family passion and was a cheerleader for more than a decade. One of my brothers was even a Nebraska Cornhusker (go Big Red!)
I have been a teacher for twenty years, six as a kindergarten teacher and fourteen as a fourth-grade teacher. Additionally, I’ve spent many years teaching Sunday school and vacation bible study. I have had years of experience engaging, entertaining, educating, and organizing people and truly love doing it!
Travel Experience: Growing up, our family drove to California once a year for family vacation, drove to Colorado and Las Vegas a couple of times, occasionally drove to Nebraska to see our grandparents and cousins, and we liked to travel to various points of interest in Arizona. While in college, I also made a few trips south of the border.
Needless-to-say, when my husband and I traveled to Jamaica for an all-inclusive week-long trip in 1991, the desire to travel was stirred and we have been doing as much as possible since then. Being a teacher (my husband is an educator as well) has enabled us to travel more during the summers (in between kids sports and activities of course!). Most of my travels have been in North America; I’ve explored a great deal of it, traveling to thirty of our fifty states. We’ve also been to multiple destinations in Mexico and some stunning cities in Canada. I absolutely share the belief that bringing women together that share a passion for travel and providing a fun, safe way to travel is important and enriching! I’m excited to become a hostess for Galcations not only because of my love of travel but also to share the experience with others who want to explore this great world.
Hobbies: Aside from traveling, I love going to the movies, doing home projects, reading, watching football and playing games. Oh, and my husband and I have renovated a couple of homes and rent them out which tends to take a lot of time and muscle (but we love doing it).
Top of my travel bucket list: Europe, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa, Alaska
Favorite saying: So much to see and so little time….so make the most of every minute!