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Luxury Meets Nature in Mexican Jungle

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya Nestled along the Caribbean Sea, the five-star Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya boasts an architecture that blends seamlessly into its surrounding nature. Combining comfort and luxury, this unique resort pays tribute to the Mexican culture: think temazcal, delectable traditional cuisine — yes, tequila, mescal and all — and suites with local...

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It's Time to Celebrate!

Some may say they travel to learn about other cultures, to make new friends, or to relax and get away. But by far, most people travel to celebrate special events and life’s milestones. What better reason to get out there and explore than to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, family reunion, wedding or honeymoon! If...

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5 Tips For A Multigenerational Guided Vacation

An overseas adventure can bring generations of families closer while sparking great memories. CIE Tours guided vacations and private driver experiences foster the wonder of travel in all ages—tots, teens, and adults—and offer several advantages over independent travel. No driving or navigating unfamiliar roads means travelers can relax and focus on family and sights. And with...

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Seven Treasures of Italy

1. EXPLORE VATICAN CITY IN VIP STYLE One cannot head to Rome without heading to Vatican City. With Insight, you’ll gain VIP fast-track access into the Vatican Museums and a special private viewing of the Bramante Staircase, before admiring the genius of Michelangelo’s painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. 2. LEARN TO COOK WITH A LOCAL...

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New Tours With Collette

Our 102nd travel season is here! There are always new stories to tell, somewhere out there. You can find them on every continent, among every type of person, in every landscape imaginable. These stories are just waiting for a traveller to come and discover them. A traveller like you. Year after year you inspire us. To...

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La Dolce Vita in the Tuscan Countryside

Everything about Villa il Leccio is a family affair. This stunning medieval building perched on a hill in the Tuscan countryside has been in the Landi family since the 18th century. Passing from father to son – mother to daughter – for nine generations, the villa is now run by the ambitious Giada Landi and her...

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Catamarans in the Galapagos

With wildlife widely undisturbed by humans, Galápagos cruising can sometimes feel like stepping backwards in time, but aboard a modern vessel like G Adventures' custom-built Reina Silvia Voyager catamaran, the experience feels entirely 21st century. 16 passengers can cruise together and let the CEO Naturalist Guide introduce you to all the wonders of these islands. Enjoy...

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Feel Like Chasing the Sun?

    Cue the calypso music and cruise to The Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Line. Go ahead and explore underground waterfalls in the caves of St. Thomas. Lean in and hear the ruins of Costa Maya as they whisper talks of swashbuckling. Zipline across Harvest Caye. Or take a scenic drive in St. Lucia where you...

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How Travel Insurance Saved Martin

When you plan a California vacation, you don’t plan to fracture your foot…But fortunately for Martin, he did plan ahead with Manulife Travel Insurance.  When Martin told us about his experience, we couldn’t help but think of some of the more obvious ways you might get injured in California. You could hurt your back while surfing,...

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Christmas Magic in Europe

    Listening to Christmas carols with lyrics containing snow, snowmen, sleigh bells, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose are symbolic of Christmas magic. Experience stunning European cities reveal their medieval charm among the sparkle of twinkling lights, step into a white wonderland complete with snow-frosted peaks, Yuletide delights,...

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National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures

    National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures is a new line of trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together. These itineraries are specially designed so travellers ages seven and up can explore a destination’s rich and diverse characteristics. Each itinerary features unique, interactive activities inspired by...

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Be My Guest: The Original Local Travel Experience

    In a world where travel is more accessible than ever before, where experiences trump the typical ‘bucket-list’ items, and giving back to local communities is of utmost importance, it’s the unique local travel experiences like Be My Guest that make a trip stand out. But 10 years ago, it was a very different story....

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"Together" Its Why We Travel

    It’s never the wrong time to take a tour through Europe. But late fall, winter, and early spring are seasons that reveal a special side of Europe. These are ideal times to take a trip to a new place, or revisit an old favorite locale and see it from a different perspective. Local Living...

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Luxury. All. The. Way.

What better way to knock off your bucket list of destinations than by exploring the world with the best of the best! Personalized services, sumptuous culinary delights and one-of-a-kind experiences are only part of the many benefits of luxury travel. While it wasn’t easy, we managed to narrow down our favorite luxe travel picks where you...

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FEEL FREE TO ENJOY YOUR VACATION GLOW.

Pink-sand beaches. Turquoise waters. Tangerine sunsets. Discover a kaleidoscope of colors in Bermuda with Norwegian Cruise Line. Hop aboard Norwegian Escape or Norwegian Gem and discover why Norwegian was named Best Bermuda Itineraries 10 years in a row from Porthole Cruise Magazine. Only Norwegian sails from Boston on Norwegian Gem or New York on Norwegian Escape...

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WEST COAST CRUISIN’ JUST GOT BETTER.

Ready to fiesta? Soak up the sun and fun in the Mexican Riviera with Norwegian Cruise Line. Romance. Adventure. Drama. The Mexican Riviera has it all. Take a quick boat ride to Land’s End and explore secluded beaches and dramatic rock formations, including the famed Los Arcos. A scenic drive along the coastline of Cabo San...

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What Happens in Vegas...

Where will your seat take you? With the most flights from Canada to Vegas, WestJet knows that every seat with to Vegas is just the start of an unforgettable adventure. Watch the excitement unfold as WestJet surprises some lucky guests with an ultimate #WestJetSeatCity Vegas experience, and start planning your next Las Vegas getaway today. Las...

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Get Ready To Experience Los Cabos

First sights can be deceiving. On the flight into Los Cabos International Airport, you might notice little more than a dry landscape with low-lying mountains. But within a short drive of the airport, you'll spot the bright blue band of Mexico's shimmering Sea of Cortez. And that's when everything changes. As the memorable drive continues, desert...

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Sun, Sea and the Sand

Many of the most famous buccaneers once roamed these crystal-clear waters, though these days you're more likely to find giant cruise ships and sleek yachts than schooners sailing the Jolly Roger. Nassau is located on little New Providence Island. This 207 sq. km island is a former coral reef, perched right in the middle of the...

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Mardi Gras: Fun-Fueled Vacation Innovation

        Get ready to experience Carnival in a way you’ve never experienced it before. Mardi Gras, Carnival’s most innovative ship yet, is set to debut in Port Canaveral in 2020 and will introduce a whole new level of fun with the first-ever roller coaster at sea with BOLT™: Ultimate Sea Coaster™ plus six...

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5 Unforgettable Exotic Destinations

Getaways Costa Rica An exhilarating land of rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, Costa Rica is a country where people can easily find their own true bliss. Here nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is...

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Experience Colombia

    Dive head-first into the local culture of Cartagena, Colombia. This is one of the happiest places on Earth, where a lust for life is a national pastime. Get in the game with time to explore this electric port city, alive with energy on the glittering Caribbean coast. If you find yourself with 12 hours...

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Why Trafalgar's Be My Guest Experiences Are Breaking the Mould in Guided Travel

    Christine Upton –otherwise known as the person who sips, samples and spiels with locals all over the world to curate Trafalgar’s exclusive Be My Guest experiences shares her stories from breaking bread with Poppy Salinger in the south of France to sampling home-grown wines in a castle in Tuscany, it’s these truly authentic moments...

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Tours That Go Beyond Destinations

    CIE Tours is the premier operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, backed by 87 years of experience and an impeccable reputation. Their tours and people exemplify the best of Irish hospitality: warmth, approachability, natural storytelling, and immersion in local culture. Now, they’re extending that same Irish DNA to brand-new destinations around the world, beginning...

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Everything You Need to Know About How to Order Food in Spain

    Despite being one of the world’s most popular cuisines, Spanish food can seem complicated to those who are new to the country. With pintxos, paella and other foreign labels to navigate on a menu, it’s easy to make mistakes, and with so many regional specialties, even Spanish people can occasionally get confused. From bacalao...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

  G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.   A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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Love Letters to Our Tour Guides

    Love Letters to Our Tour Guides As anyone who has traveled with us knows, our local guides and drivers are the heart and soul of any CIE Tours vacation. Natural storytellers, they are eager to share the secrets and side roads of the destinations they know so well. And, they are dedicated to delivering...

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Explorations by Collette: A new small group travel experience awaits...

    It’s often said that experience is the best teacher and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why you’ll find a variety of unique experiences included on Explorations. Some are active and even a little adventurous, some will reveal the heart of a culture, and some have the power to change your life.   Explorations gives...

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Our World Deserves More You

    Because you want to live it, taste it, try it, learn from it, and bring what you offer to it. Small group adventure travel brings you closer to our world, its people, their culture, and their way of life. We don’t just offer the world. We offer you to the world. See where we’re...

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Insight

    You deserve to go beyond the basics on your next European guided holiday and when guests travel with Insight, they experience travelling in style. Insight Vacations is thrilled to show guests the insights and not just the sights with their award-winning, premium escorted journeys. Here are five reasons to choose Insight for your next...

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5 Things to do in Tanzania Beyond the Big 5

    When you think of Tanzania you probably think of sweeping, plains littered with exotic animals – but trust us, it is so much more! This East-African country is a stunning country that will take your breath away.  Check out these 5 experiences and add Tanzania to the top of your bucket list:  Zanzibar’s Beaches...

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Trafalgar's 2019 Travel Trends

    As the world leaders in group travel for over 72 years, we understand that today’s traveller is constantly evolving. In preparation for the year ahead, we’ve compiled research from The Good Life study, as well as insights from our Trafalgar experts and sustainability partners, to predict the eight hottest travel trends for 2019. 1....

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Top Travel Trends for 2019

    With the beginning of every New Year comes a fresh crop of destinations and ways to explore that are suddenly sizzling hot. We know it can be overwhelming, so to help you narrow down those lengthy "must-see and must-do" lists of yours, we've put together a few of our favourite top travel trends for...

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Authentic...The Decameron Experience!

    Together, Transat and Decameron Resorts create fun, affordable all-inclusive vacations for singles, couples and families and groups in spectacular natural settings. Decameron resorts have an authentic, harmonious feeling. Decameron resorts are all about the human touch, warm and attentive service and comfortable accommodations in exotic settings.  With 15 hotels in 6 destinations – Mexico,...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

    G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.  A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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On Safari: Africa's most luxurious lodges

    Picture this. Waking to the call of the local wildlife in your luxury suite; the tangerine sun rising over the sweeping African landscape. From your window, you spy gazelles foraging for freshly sprouted leaves, and if you’re lucky, elephants roaming in the not-too-distant horizon. Sound too good to be true? Think again. No longer...

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The Magic of an Insight Experience

    Behind the Scenes: Ardgowan Estate Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart 12th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall, or “Ludo” as he insists to be called, is a man on a mission when it comes to restoring and managing his family home, Ardgowan Estate.   A former art dealer at London’s prestigious Sotheby’s, Ludo now focuses on...

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Want to Eat in Locals' Homes Without Imposing? Eatwith is the Answer

    Craving some authentic cuisine on your travels? Nothing beats traditional cooking when you’re visiting a new country, but how do you guarantee you’re going to get that? Restaurants can be very misleading (especially when they’re in a hot tourist spot), but fear not, we have the answer to your problem. Welcome to the world...

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Sí, Mexico. See it again, or for the very first time.

    Experience culture, romance, adventure––whatever it is you’re looking for in a vacation. It all starts when you say yes to Mexico. Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Merida, Loreto, Huatulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cozumel. So many ways to say yes to Mexico. Cancun When you land at Cancun International Airport, you’re...

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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be An Experience

    When planning your next vacation you may ask yourself, why be the same when you can be different? TravelBrands has searched far and wide and is ready to share an eclectic collection of exceptional vacation options. This collection is known as Experiences. A hand-picked list of mesmerizing getaways that feature brilliant hotels, destinations and...

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4 Reasons to Cruise to Harvest Caye

  Hello, Harvest Caye! Never heard of it? Neither have most people and this is what makes the luxury island a premier port stop and centerpiece for Norwegian Cruise Line. The intimate and resort-style destination is part of The Norwegian Edge, Norwegian Cruise Line's program that introduces the highest of standards to the high seas. Let's...

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Our Advice to Making Summer (Seem) Endless

Hi there jet-setter! Like you, we can never get enough summer – the sun, fun, and vacation excitement are something that we wish would last forever, or at least a little longer. But as the season comes to an end, our advice for staying in a summer state of mind is to just keep the fun...

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Have Unused Vacation Time?

Hi there jet-setter! Are you one of the 54-percent of North Americans who failed to use their allotted vacation time last year*?  It’s ok if you are, we don’t judge – we just want to help you take back what is rightfully yours by taking you on a travel adventure that you won’t soon forget!  And the...

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The Heat is on (and so are the Savings)!

    Hi there jet-setter! If you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet, lucky you! Your procrastination may have just paid off in a big way. So what’s with all the excitement about procrastination?  Like you we know a good value when we see one. We also know when it’s best to wait it out for...

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One For Foodies: Modern Ways To Dine Abroad

    Long gone are the days when dining out meant searching endlessly for the local hotspots only to endure the disappointment of choosing the wrong location. Today, food and travel go hand in hand and resorting back to your hotel doesn’t have to be the only option. It has become much easier for travelers to...

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Why You Will Never Regret Traveling

    “I wish hadn’t spent so much time holidaying” said no one ever.  What people do regret, however, is not travelling enough. In fact, research shows that it’s one of the most common lifetime regrets. So many of us consider going on a trip, but it’s always in the context of “some day.” But the...

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Europe Comes In All Shapes & Sizes

    Is there truly something for everyone at every time, anywhere else, other than in Europe?  We think not.  The variety, complexity and appeal brought about from 44 unique cultures and climates on one amazing continent make it so that a trip to Europe can be exactly what you want and more, at any time...

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The Real Africa: 72 Years In The Making

    72 years in the making…we introduces you to our Africa – brand new trips that Trafalgar has crafted with first-hand knowledge and a connection to the local heritage that you won’t find with anyone else. For us, it’s being able to share our love of Africa – our iKhaya or ‘home’, where the Tollman...

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Picture This: The Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Transit the Panama Canal

As you can see, it was a tight fit when the newest mega-ship at sea arrived at one of the man-made wonders of the world in an iconic photo-op for the modern age of cruise travel. On her inaugural sailing from the shipyard where she was built in Germany, towards her homeport of Seattle, the Norwegian...

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Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands is said to be the largest spring flower garden in the world – and it's the highlight of our Avalon Tulip Time river cruise. BestTrip.TV filmed this once-a-year explosion of color of...

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