Adoptive Family Travel Heritage Journeys

Here’s Why They Work for Adoptees and Their Families IT STARTS WITH A DREAM Maybe you’ve dreamed about a heritage journey for years, or perhaps have recently begun thinking about it. We are available to answer your questions, discuss your dream, and provide information for you to consider as the dream takes shape. IT CONTINUES AS A PLAN Adoptive Family … Read More

Birth Country Connections and Their Impact — The Heart of the Journey

For more than 30 years, adoptees and their families have been setting off on global adventures with the goal of learning more about their birth countries, and ultimately themselves. At the heart of every journey, adoptees are making unique and important connections as they strive to answer, “Who am I?” You might be inclined to think the only important connections … Read More


I’m sitting here drinking a cup of tea and reading through feedback we’ve received from Ties travelers. It is humbling to think of the magnitude of birth country experiences. One child wrote, “My birth country is dimensional, beautiful, and breathtaking.” And another, “My birth country made me feel magical.” These heartfelt statements got me thinking…what makes birth country travel so … Read More

Passports: BIG Change, What You Need to Know

Beginning January 22, 2018, ALL passengers boarding an aircraft in the United States for domestic travel may be required to present a REAL ID driver’s license or valid U.S. passport. Some states have not complied with offering the REAL ID, meaning people living in certain states can ONLY use a valid U.S.  passport for domestic travel starting on Jan 22, … Read More