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Luxury Travel Trends For 2022

There’s no denying that travel certainly looks a lot different today than it did a couple years ago. In fact, pent-up demand has fueled a travel renaissance as people ache to go exploring once more. From ocean and river cruises to hotels and resorts, even rail journeys, luxury travel is bouncing back, finding new ways to...

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The ‘Mega-Moon’ and More Romance Travel Trends Every Couple Needs to Know

With so many celebrations put on ‘hold’ over the last couple of years, we knew when people started getting together to mark life’s great milestones again, it was going to be big.How big?Well, according to a new survey conducted by an online travel company, destination weddings and honeymoons are going ‘mega.’The survey of American couples found that a...

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Top Trends for a New Era of Wellness Travel

Global Wellness Day this year is June 11th, just as we are getting back into travel. Wellness travel has been a growing trend for several years, and the pandemic has given a whole new perspective to what we think about wellness, self-care, and good living.Travel plays a big part in a balanced lifestyle. As the Wellness...

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How to Travel Like ‘Emily in Paris’

The breakout TV series is the stuff of travel fantasy, but you don’t have to be a fictional character to have a  dream trip to France.The good life, Parisian-style, eye-catching fashion center-stage and a thread of romance against a backdrop of one stunning City of Lights setting after another, Emily in Paris on Netflix follows the French...

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North America to Get its 6th MICHELIN Destination Guide to Star-Rated Restaurants

Or… why will foodies flock to Toronto this fall? That’s when Canada’s largest city becomes only the sixth destination in North America – and the first Canadian city – to be ranked among the crème de la crème of the world’s gastronomic locations. That’s when the first MICHELIN guide for Toronto will be published. It joins just...

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Upgrade Your Travel Plans With WestJet Vacations

When designing the Premium guest experience, we dreamed of what the ideal combination of comfort, value and guest service could look like. By looking beyond what’s expected, we arrived at the answer: WestJet Premium. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what air travel can be.WestJet Vacations can upgrade your vacation experience an exceptional way to...

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New Ways to Celebrate the Start of Summer at the "World's Most Photogenic Beach"

A recent survey of the most popular hashtags in travel photo posts in social media wasn’t a scientific study. But it did generate a clear winner of the title “World’s Most Photogenic Beach.” That honor went to the seven miles of shorelines and sparkling waters of South Florida’s legendary Miami Beach. If it’s been a while since...

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New USPS Stamp Collection Salutes Mississippi River Cruising

They don’t call it the “Mighty Mississippi” for nothing. From Lake Itasca’s trickling overspill in Minnesota, the Mississippi travels the length of the continental U.S., growing as it flows for 2,300 miles until it empties into the Gulf of Mexico with waters added from tributaries in 31 U.S. states. The Mississippi is at the core of...

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10 Reasons Why Guided Tours are a Top New Family Travel Trend

Even if you’ve never considered taking an escorted or guided tour before, this might be the best time to see why more and more people – and even families – are signing up for an escorted vacation. There are a lot of myths about guided tours, and images of exclusively older singles and couples on buses.Read...

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Caving Meets Wine Tasting on a River Cruise in the South of France

You’ve heard of wine caves - how about wine caving? WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE to learn more about this new, and one-of-a-kind experience on an Avalon Waterways river cruise on the Rhone River in the south of France that combines adventure - with the exquisite wines of the region. Lynn Elmhirst, producer and host of BestTrip...

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Heading to Europe’s Rhine and Moselle Rivers with AmaWaterways

Two Rivers, One Unforgettable ExperienceMuch like the sailors who were drawn to the beauty of the folklore siren Lorelei, travelers find the powerful allure of the Rhine River and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, hard to resist. With so many grand cities, charming villages and breathtaking landscapes stretching along their banks, the best way to experience...

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Get Travel Ready

 Safety Above All: Why WestJet was named one of the safest airlines in the worldFor the second year in a row, WestJet has been named among the top 10 safest low-cost airlines as rated by AirlineRatings.com. Drawing on factors such as the airline’s safety initiatives, fleet age and COVID-19 protocols, WestJet’s Safety Above All promise has...

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This New Cruise Ship Bar Beat Out Restaurants, Hotels and More to Win “Best Beverage Menu” Award

Why just have a drink – when you can have a story, too? That’s the premise behind the cruise ship bar menu that’s won out over competitors throughout the world of hospitality. “Best Beverage Menu” was awarded to Holland America Line for its newest bar concept onboard its newest ship at the 2022 VIBE (that’s the...

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Get Refreshed at the Most Fabulous Fountains in Europe this Summer

Imagine your ideal European summer escape. Chances are, one of the sounds you hear is the splashing water of a fountain in the town square on a lazy afternoon. From ancient times, communities were built up around their local source of water. Eventually, many European cities then gave their sources of water sculptural and architectural treatments....

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10 Amazing New Museums to Visit in the U.S. in 2022

From cultural giants like George Lucas and Bob Dylan, to New York’s Broadway or America's mountain peaks, to milestones in Latino and African American heritage – not to mention spellbinding art from the country's past... and future! - across the U.S., museums are having a renaissance, with new openings that reflect some of the most fascinating...

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Heartstopping Acrobatics and Spectacular Seaside Settings at Cliff Diving World Series

Aquatic athletes free-falling from nearly a hundred feet in the air, with only 3 seconds to perform up to 5 precise and artistic somersaults as they hurtle towards the water below. All against breathtakingly dramatic scenery. The Cliff Diving World Series serves up a double travel thrill: adrenaline-pumping feats of human athletic and performance skill -...

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Feel The Love On Ten Pumping Adventures

 The heart wants what it wants — and for many travellers that’s the chance to fall in love whether it be with your travelling companion, your chosen destination, or the charming people you meet along the way. Facing new challenges together builds greater connections and travel is basically a string of fresh hurdles in a beautiful...

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Take a Walk on New Zealand's Wild Side on a Multi-Day 'Great Walk'

New Zealand is opening again to international visitors at the beginning of May, 2022, and for outdoor travel lovers, it couldn't come at a better time. 2022 marks the 30th year of the country’s ‘Great Walks.’‘Great Walks’ are ‘great’ three times over:  ·They aren’t afternoon strolls. These are walks of epic proportions - a network of ten,...

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Buenos Aires, Tango and More Reasons to Visit Argentina

Spring in the northern hemisphere is a wonderful time to visit Argentina as the southern hemisphere cools down from summer heat. From Argentina’s remote mountain ranges, to wine regions and cattle ranches, to its natural wonder of the world, there’s a world of excitement outside the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of Buenos Aires, called the ‘Paris of South...

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The Hotel Chain Carrying on 75 Years of Pan Am Style

It was three-quarters of a century ago when the founder of uber-chic, trend-setting icon of mid-century jet-setting Pan Am decided to launch a hotel chain to bring its super style to the cities the airline served. Jet setters were paying a premium for the expanding luxury of high-flying air travel, and Juan Trippe knew they wanted...

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The Most Expensive Airline Ticket in History Breaks New Ground for Travel

A Spanish airline has become the first carrier to have a plane ticket ‘minted’ on the blockchain. When that first ‘NFTicket’ was auctioned off, it broke a record for the most valuable airline ticket ever sold in the history of commercial aviation – to the tune of over a million dollars!TravelX, a company building the travel...

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Overnight Cruises: Where to Go, What to See

Overnight cruises are a fun way to fully experience the best a destination has to offer. You can take your time exploring your favorite ports and discovering the vibrant nightlife of a city.Whether you’re hoping to see the sunset in the Mediterranean, have dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant in Asia, or dance all night in the...

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North American Cruising is Complete: Canada Reopens, Intra-Island Hawaiian Cruises Resume

The return of cruise travel has looked like a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. Piece by piece, cruise lines have worked out how to resurrect itineraries within the Caribbean, from the U.S. to the Caribbean, between the U.S. and Mexico… you can see the picture. Now at last, with the final two pieces, the puzzle – or...

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5 Places to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

Whether or not you loved studying Shakespeare in school, chances are, to this day you regularly hear - and use – lines from his 154 sonnets and 39 plays that are still continuously being staged in theaters around the world, more than any other playwright in any language. That’s not a bad linguistic legacy for someone who...

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You’ll Love This New Generation of Private Island Resorts

There’s a new generation of private islands. One that creates an environment for guests to vacation their way to becoming their best selves. Scratch any impressions you have of private islands inhabited by music moguls jet-skiing with nude models, royalty sneaking around with other people’s spouses, or tech billionaires popping magnums of champagne.The new private island experience...

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The Very First National Park Turns 150

 It’s not just the first national park in the U.S. It’s the first national park in the world. In March, 1872, American president Ulysses S. Grant signed into law the establishment of Yellowstone National Park to preserve and protect some of the country’s most emblematic scenery and wildlife for future generations. That first national park represented...

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A 3-Hour Flight Home Turned Into 3 Days…Why You REALLY Need A Travel Advisor

Full disclosure – I have been touting the benefits of working with travel advisors for the past 20 years – their advice, hands-on support, expertise and travel perks. You might think I’m a bit jaded, but my recent travel experience only solidifies the point.On my return from a cruise conference in Fort Lauderdale I awoke Saturday...

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Ready. Set. Vacation.

If the last couple years have taught us anything, it’s that sharing quality time with loved ones is the most important thing in our lives. Material objects aren’t as important as they once were, nor the nose-to-the-grindstone, 9-to5 to acquire them. Today, it’s about better time management, richer life experiences, and keeping our loved ones close...

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This Cruise Line and Formula 1 are Delivering Port-side Excitement During Grand Prix Races

If you like cruising with a side of glamour and adrenaline, a new partnership between the fastest-growing cruise line and the fastest cars on the planet may be your ultimate cruise vacation. Formula 1 and MSC Cruises have partnered in time for the 2022 racing season.The collaboration between the two aspirational European lifestyle brands will see...

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New "Magical Kenya" Experiences Give Visitors Insider Access to Authentic Africa

 Kenya may already be on your travel bucket list for a once-in-a-lifetime epic wildlife safari through its sweeping African landscapes. But visitors can now easily connect to its culture and lifestyle in more ways, thanks to a new program by Kenya’s tourism board. The Magical Kenya Signature Experiences Collection is a growing selection of authentic and...

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This Resort Has Built an Observatory to Tour Hawaii's Ancestral Night Skies

Ancient Hawaiian culture meets the astro-tourism trend in this new experience in Lana’i. If you are one of the many people who’ve found a new fascination with the night skies, the new observatory debuting in the Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be keeping you ‘up at nights’ thinking about this trip. Four Seasons Resort Lanai has debuted...

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PaRx: Canadians Can Get Prescriptions to Visit National Parks

How good is being active outdoor travel for your health and wellbeing? It’s so essential that doctors in Canada can now prescribe a ‘dose’ of nature to their patients.“PaRx” is Canada’s first, national nature prescription program. It started in 2020 and has since won over a lot of supporters, including an award from the Canadian Medical...

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Europe, We Missed You!

As avid travelers, we find there are few things in life as exciting as a memorable travel experience – particularly one that exceeds all expectations. And while we’ve traveled to more places around the globe than we could have ever dreamed of, we do find ourselves being drawn back to Europe year after year.  As one of...

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Take Your Romance from Book to the Beach: This Resort Chain’s Partnered with a Romance Novel Publisher

This chain of couples-only Caribbean resorts is serious about helping guests ‘get in the groove’ while on vacation. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Sandals Resorts has launched an ‘Institute of Romance’ to research trends in couples’ relationships with a goal of helping keep the sparks a’ flying. The new trend-house delves into data about modern love, relationships...

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Another Record Broken: Biggest Ship at Sea

If you’re a mega-ship fan, you have another entry to add to your cruise travel bucket list. The largest ship at sea has just launched in a feat of engineering, design, and imagination. Royal Caribbean has debuted Wonder of the Seas in Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale. The newest ship in the fleet clocks in at 1118 feet...

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European River Cruise Season Begins! AmaWaterways' Co-Founder Shares Trends and Tips for 2022

One of the first signs of spring for travel and cruise lovers like me… isn’t the first tulip or robin. It’s the return of river cruising in Europe. This year especially celebrates a fresh new season, after two pandemic years when many people weren’t traveling to Europe and can’t wait now to return to their favorite...

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Fun Facts About Your Favorite St. Patrick's Day Drinks

What’s the best part of celebrating the day named after Ireland’s patron saint? Is it the ‘wearin’ o’ the green?’ The irresistible beat of Irish music that makes every listener’s toes tap? Your hilarious attempts at an Irish jig or your own version of Riverdance? Or the famous Irish beverages that fuel the festivities in the Emerald...

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Where Will Your Journey Downunder Begin?

Dreaming of an Australia vacation? The original land Downunder has reopened to international tourism for the first time since the Australian border closed in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. For those who’d been forced to put their Australia vacation plans on hold, now’s the time to explore its ancient indigenous culture, catch a...

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Now You Can Get Married in Antarctica

February has been an even more romantic month than usual this year. Not only did countless couples celebrate their love in dream destinations on Valentine’s Day – one couple became the first to be united in matrimony on the White Continent. On an Atlas Ocean Voyage to Antarctica – that even departed on February 14,, 2022...

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3 Caribbean Luxury Golf Resorts Where you can Up Your Game this Winter

Is it time to change winter blues for island “greens?” The ideal outdoor, distanced, leisure activity, golfing got a shot in the arm over the last couple of years. Even less committed golfers dusted off the clubs during the pandemic, rediscovering the delights to be found on the greens. And now that people are travelling again, the...

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A New, Underwater "Ocean Highway" for Galapagos

At 2021’s Climate summit in Glasgow, something pretty extraordinary for one of the natural world’s greatest treasures happened. Neighboring countries Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama got together and agreed to create an ‘ocean highway’ to allow threatened marine species in and around the richly and uniquely biodiverse Galapagos Islands to safely travel to the territories...

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Masking Up for Fun: the World's Top Carnivals

“Carnival” and “Mardi Gras” evoke some of the world’s most legendary, annual, pre-Easter parties. The two events are related, with a shared origin and even some of the same cultural traditions. Carnival is a whole season, but Mardi Gras is one special day. They are celebrated in countries with strong, historic Catholic traditions.The calendar tells all. Pre-Easter, devout Catholics...

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3 Best Ways To Get Funderstruck On A Carnival Cruise

WAIT, THE BEST WAYS TO GET WHAT ON A CARNIVAL CRUISE?If the word FUNDERSTRUCK is new to you… hey, welcome aboard! We finally discovered the perfect way to express the feeling that people have been having on their Carnival cruises for the last 50 years. You can get Funderstruck on a Carnival cruise from all the onboard action, the incredible...

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Travel During Year of the Tiger: Where to See Tigers in the Wild

Welcome to the Year of the Tiger! Once every dozen years, the Lunar New Year celebrates the largest of all cats, one that Asian astrologers describe as uplifting, brave, and independent. All excellent qualities for the year ahead. Over 1.5 billion people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year. Festivities continue in some cultures for about two...

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The Best City to 'Go Parking' on a Romantic Vacation

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d resurrect that retro, ‘50’s dating cliché with a travel twist. Instead of poodle skirts and romance in a souped up convertible in Lover’s Lane, American Graffiti-style, we suggest a romantic trip to Miami. Well, maybe rent the convertible. Steamy Miami may be made for a vacation version of ‘Date...

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Travel Company Leaders Dish on their Most Romantic Trips

Step away from the chocolates. Move over, diamonds. The most romantic gift is time together with your best-beloved, and shared experiences that ignite – or reignite – the flames. If it’s time to shake up your romance routine and create new memories of a lifetime on vacation, we have your back. The travel industry’s top executives...

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Check Out These Resort Openings - You Can Still Plan a Tropical Escape this Winter

Wave goodbye to the winter blues on your way to one of these newly-opened resorts, from adults-only escapes to family-friendly and multi-generational beach vacations. This may be the year to try an all-new destination, or treat yourself to a new kind of holiday that puts a spark in your sun and sand.Adults-Only in the Bahamas: Reimagined...

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Sailing To New Lands

Hello globetrotters! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a cruise? Perhaps you already have salt water in your blood having sailed a dozen or more times? Either way, cruising remains one of the most invigorating and inspiring ways to travel the globe and experience unfamiliar cultures that are vastly different than...

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Bigger Bolder Memory Making

The new Wonder of the SeasSM is going change the way you play — big time. The world’s newest and biggest ship offers guests the ultimate thrilling vacation with more to see, do, and conquer than ever before.  This isn’t just another day at sea — it’s a chance to take on one larger than life...

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The Best Way to Experience Alaska is with Norwegian

There's something about cruising Alaska that fills travelers with awe and exhilaration. Perhaps it is sailing past expansive glaciers glistening in the sunlight. Maybe it's witnessing The Last Frontier's dramatic terrain that transforms from wildflower-studded fields to immense old-growth forests that bow before snowcapped mountains stretching up toward the glow of the Northern Lights, all from the deck...

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