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3 Luxurious Ways to Experience the Travel Event of 2021 - the Antarctic Solar Eclipse

Adventure

A year from now, one of the travel events of our lifetime will be over. Not only will 2021 see the return to travel we’ve all longed for; on December 4th,...

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'Safety Dance': The 80's Parody Airline Safety Video You Need To Watch Now

Transportation Seattle, Washington

In BC (Before COVID) times, viral airline safety videos had fun with things like fastening seatbelts. Times have changed. Alaska Airlines gave the COVID travel era the new type of safety...

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Christmas in July On A Holiday Do-Over River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

If this year’s altered holiday celebrations left you wistful and nostalgic for full-bore Christmas festivities, there’s a river cruise that gives you a chance for a re-do. Christmas in July on...

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The Best Celebrations Around the World For You To Ring In the New Year

Local Events

At long last, 2020 is wrapping up, and a New Year full of hope is just around the corner.This feels like the kind of year you’d toast the year past...

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Ensemble Magazine Winter 2021

Before your trip

We can't wait to travel again. View our Vacations magazine for Winter 2020/2021 to explore popular destinations in the Caribbean and unique places closer to home.

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2 Travel-Inspired Beverages to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Culture & History

You may not be celebrating the holidays as usual this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some new holiday entertaining traditions.While we wait to travel and celebrate again,...

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'Escape' on a Luxury Cruise This Season Without Leaving Home: Meryl Streep Stars in New Movie Filmed at Sea

River or Ocean Cruises New York, New York

We can’t travel on a luxury cruise ourselves right now– or do many of the other things we love to do around the holidays - but “Let Them All Talk” lets...

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What's the Christmas Connection Between Salzburg and Stowe?

Culture & History Vermont

One’s in Austria, and the other in America. But they are bound together in the pop culture celebrations of the season.Have you figured it out yet? The hint is in...

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Oceania Cruises - Savouring Peru

River or Ocean Cruises

Is Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Have you always dreamed of climbing the Andes Mountains to experience this wonder of this ancient citadel?

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Santa's Not Just Making Toys in His Village Above the Arctic Circle in Lapland

Culture & History Finland

It’s exactly 3 months until Christmas, and we know Santa and his elves are working full throttle. But not just putting in overtime in the workshop and training the team for...

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Mount Fuji and 3 Other Mountains You Need to Visit in Japan

Outdoor Activities Japan

France has the Eiffel Tower. The U.S. has the Statue of Liberty. But the visual shorthand for Japan is not man-made. It’s Mount Fuji. The Japanese archipelago is part of the Pacific...

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Cruising Again by November? Industry Association Lays Out Formula to Start Sailing

River or Ocean Cruises Caribbean

You might be on a cruise in the Caribbean before the holidays. Cruising in the Americas – that’s the cruise region for the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America - could...

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3 New, Impossibly Picturesque Boutique Hotels That Make it Easy to Dream About Your Next Trip to Europe

Hotels Europe

France. Italy. Spain. If you’re imagining traveling again to Europe, you’ll have no problem picturing yourself in any of three independent boutique hotels that have just opened in spectacular historic...

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Roundup of the NEW, COVID Insurance Options for Canadian Travellers

Transportation

In less than a month, the landscape for Canadian travellers has been transformed.Back in March, the COVID-19 virus was determined to be a ‘known factor’ and so it was no...

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Hidden Secrets and Natural Wonders of 4 Costa Rican Volcanoes

Outdoor Activities Costa Rica

From breathtaking beaches, up through rainforests and cloud forests, Costa Rica’s terrain rises from the sea to mountain ranges and, like icing on a scenic cake, a string of volcanoes...

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Top 3 Travel Destinations to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the End of WW2 in the Pacific

Culture & History Hawaii

2020 has been an eventful year, with many firsts for the history books.But 2020 also marks some big anniversaries. Earlier this year, the Allies of World War 2 commemorated the 75th...

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One COVID Change of Plans Continues a Heart-Warming Legacy for this Cruise Line

River or Ocean Cruises

Holland America Line Changes the Name of its Newbuild and Designates it the New FlagshipTravel has taken a beating by COVID-19. But there’s one way it’s giving us something to...

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This Cruise Line Kicked Guests off a Cruise. Here's Why it's Good News for You and Cruise Travel

River or Ocean Cruises

Guests left behind when a ship sails away is usually an unfortunate situation no cruise line likes to talk about. But when it happened last week in Naples, cheers rang out...

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The Airline That's Providing Passengers with COVID insurance

Transportation

Travel companies are introducing many new health and safety practices to help protect travelers, staff and locals as travel begins to resume.Now, one airline has taken those measures one step...

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The New COVID Safety Measure Cruise Travelers will actually LOVE

River or Ocean Cruises

It’s one of the least-loved experiences on a cruise. Not long after you board your ship with excitement to explore and start your vacation, you are required to put down your...

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Why You Should Book With A Travel Advisor

Before your trip

“Why would I book with you when I can just book the same trip online?” This is the question we were asked daily, prior to March 2020…but this mindset changed...

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How the Postponed Tokyo Olympic Games Will Feature Japan's National Sport

Local Events Japan

We should be watching the opening ceremony of the XXXIII Olympiad right now. But COVID has changed the history of the Olympics along with so many other features of our lives. Tokyo...

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Change #WorkFromHome to #WorkFromTheBeach with a New, 1-Year Remote Workers Visa for this Island

Sea & Sand Barbados

For a lot of us, #WorkFromHome is the new normal, and many companies say they plan to continue the practice permanently even after the COVID crisis. That’s giving a lot of...

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Drink Like the Queen with the First Official Buckingham Palace Gin

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

In the times of COVID, even Her Majesty needs a side-gig. Why not in the tasty world of spirits?In a Royal first, official Buckingham Palace gin has gone on sale to...

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