Tar Heel Travel

Why travel with the GAA?

For almost 50 years, the GAA has partnered with trusted tour operators who prioritize the safety and well-being of our travelers. Throughout these recent difficult weeks, our partners have continued to stay abreast of information from governments and institutions while relying on their extensive network of international ground staff and supplier partners. We help Carolina alumni engage with their world every day. Find your trip, and plan your next adventure.

Find A Trip

Tar Heel Travel is a benefit for GAA members. Membership in the GAA is open to anyone seeking closer ties to the University. To join the GAA, call (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Points of Contact

Douglass Payne '04 ('06 MAT)
Senior Coordinator of Alumni Education and Travel
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Douglass has served as coordinator of alumni education and travel since 2013. She enjoys playing her cello, traveling internationally, knitting and running in her free time. At home, Douglass excels as a gluten-free baker and at showering her daughter Millie and son Henry with love.

Catherine Nichols '89
Senior Coordinator of Faculty Relations and Travel
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Catherine joined the GAA in Sept. 2016. She loves connecting faculty with alumni and the community. As an alumna of UNC and native of Chapel Hill, she’s thrilled to represent UNC and the alumni community through her work. Catherine enjoys spending time on campus with her family and traveling at any opportunity. She also enjoys movies, biking and reading.