45 Years of Tar Heel Travel

811 Trips. 75 Countries. Memories Made… Countless.

Travel enriches our lives. For more than 45 years, your UNC General Alumni Association has greatly expanded travel opportunities with ever increasing emphasis on connecting our University’s vast educational resources to each departure. Sometimes UNC faculty accompany the tour and lend their academic expertise to the destinations being visited. On other occasions, we connect Carolina alumni living abroad with our travelers. Whenever possible, we welcome UNC students studying abroad to share their insights with our Carolina travelers. And our travelers always enthusiastically volunteer how many new friends they make among their fellow Carolina travelers.

The GAA’s travel program is just one of the many opportunities we provide for enrichment and lifelong learning. The world has changed greatly in the past 45 years. Unchanged is the importance and value of remaining connected to Carolina. If you are among the 8,500+ who have traveled on one or more of our trips, thank you. And if you have not yet joined us, please do. We are confident you’ll be glad you did.

Yours at Carolina,
Douglas S. Dibbert ’70

Upcoming Tours

Classic China and the Yangtze
Sept. 20 – Oct. 3, 2016

  • Experience Beijing’s legendary sites and the bustling riverfront Bund in Shanghai
  • Enjoy a three-night cruise on the Yangtze

Southern Italy and Sicily
Sept. 29 – Oct. 13, 2016

  • Explore Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and Apulia
  • Savor distinctive traditions and vivid history

Pearls of Dalmatia
Oct. 3 – 17, 2016

  • Discover  the landscapes and parkland of Croatia and Slovenia, including Plitvice Lakes Nation Park
  • Absorb the remarkable history and beauty of Zagreb, Ljbljana, Opatija, Trogir, Hvar, Dubrovnik

Check out our entire Tar Heel Travel lineup and find your trip today.

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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.