Tar Heel Travel

Why travel with the GAA?

Draw upon more than 45 years of experience in travel. Learn more about the world in the company of fellow Tar Heels and friends. Enjoy exclusive access to award-winning UNC faculty and representatives. Take comfort in secure travel with top tour operators in the educational travel industry. Enrich your travel experience with exclusive events and regional experts. Choose from a variety of trips and trip types. Return home with lifelong memories. Find your trip, and begin your adventure today. 

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.