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 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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Travel Close to Home

Some of the very best travel values of the year can be found right in your own “back yard” – the Americas. So, if you’re in need of a relaxing tropical escape, want the travel experience of a lifetime exploring one of the world’s most iconic archeological sites, or just prefer to get out immerse yourself...

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Sombreros And Piñatas: A Toast To Cinco De Mayo

If there’s anything we love just as much as travel, it’s a great party. Combine the two and you know you’re in for the time of your life! So it’s no surprise that Cinco de Mayo has evolved into one of our favorite times of year for exploring Mexico’s rich culture and endless treasures.Along with some...

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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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Sell Celebrity Cruises with Confidence in 2022

A NEW KIND OF LUXURY New Luxury is our simplified approach to travel, emphasizing culinary exploration, holistic wellness, cultural discovery and elevated design – concepts that allow your customers to become more open, more curious, and more fulfilled by their precious vacation days. This is a new kind of luxury only available on Celebrity Cruises.DRINKS, TIPS...

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Summer Dreaming: Find Your Far-From-Ordinary European Adventure

The thought of packing a bag to explore parts of Europe for the summer sparks joy in just about every traveller’s heart. Whether you want to hike Alpine meadows, taste seasonal Italian dishes or get your resting heart rate to a happy place, we’ve got European tours to match your interests.Relax your mind and bodySail away!...

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Where in the World to Drink Ice Wine

Don’t let winter stop you from enjoying a wine harvest season! There are two ways - and many places - to celebrate a wine harvest in the New Year. You could travel to the southern hemisphere, where standard vineyard harvests take place during the northern hemisphere’s spring.Or you can embrace winter – and the one, very...

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Why Taking an Alaska Cruise is 'For the Birds'

Bears and whales and other marine mammals are high on everyone’s list for wildlife sightings in Alaska. But we think any trip to America’s Last Frontier is, well, ‘for the birds.’ With more coastline than the rest of the United States combined, as well as parks bigger than some countries, Alaska’s natural treasures include abundant populations...

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Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with this Cruise Ship Classic

We often sing the praises of the inventive, entertaining, and sometimes, celebrity-chef driven specialty restaurants on cruise ships. But some of the best culinary experiences cruising are in the main dining room, where talented chefs craft classic, favorite dishes, presented with a sense of ceremony that make dining at sea a true occasion. Take National Chocolate Cake...

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Sun, Sand, and a Side of History: 7 Historic Sites You Must Visit in the Caribbean

 If you love sun and sand… with a side of history, here are seven Caribbean islands whose history lives on today through preserved and protected UNESCO World Heritage historic sites. Which history-rich destinations top your list for an upcoming beach holiday with a twist?ANTIGUA: “Nelson’s Dockyard” Known for its famous inhabitant, British Admiral Lord Nelson, who...

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Better Sleep is the Travel Trend We Need Right Now

Is your New Year’s resolution to get more rest – and travel more? The good news is that there are travel experiences that let you do both. Lynn Elmhirst, Producer and Host of BestTrip TV, runs down a few of her favorites.  Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland – Sleep RetreatThe breathtaking Fogo Island Inn, perched on stilts like...

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4 Exciting Hotel Openings in Cities You'll Want to Travel to in 2022

These newly-opened hotels aren't just a home-away-from-home, they're gateways to a city's sites, local urban culture, cuisine, and social scene. Start planning your next city adventure today!New York, New YorkHotel: Park Lane Hotel, Preferred Hotels & ResortsWhat Makes it Special:This classic, 47-story NYC Central Park South hotel has been re-imagined and re-opened as a sophisticated, playful,...

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An Explorer’s Dream: Egypt And The Mighty Nile

Nile cruises are specifically designed to offer the very best of Egypt and surrounding Mediterranean ports. You can indulge in tantalizing Egyptian cuisine that has relatively remained unchanged for centuries with only minor enhancements. An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders, old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no modern-day explorer will want to...

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Hike Europe's Most Famous Ancient Trail During This Jubilee Year

Only once or maybe twice a decade, the Camino de Santiago becomes an even more remarkable hiking journey through Spain.Pilgrims and tourists have been hiking the “Way of St. James,” as it translates, since the 9th century. It’s a 500-mile (800 km) route across northern Spain to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the...

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Check, Please!

She’s dazzling. She’s glitzy. She’s a little campy and always over-the-top. She’s Las Vegas baby! And there’s nowhere else on Earth quite like her.Though this fun-loving, everything goes escape has certainly expanded beyond its “what happens here stays here” reputation, it still retains its hedonistic charm, especially when it comes to food and exquisite service. From...

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The Good Travel News We All Need at the End of 2021: Elephants Return to Conservation Area and Eco-lodge in Cambodia

Anantara, the luxury hospitality company that connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds guests in authentic luxury, with over 40 hotels and resorts located in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, has had success this year hosting other types of guests – the pachyderm kind. The company’s charitable foundation, the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) works...

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter Films in these British Locations

The most famous teen wizard of all time has magicked his way into the hearts and book collections of a generation of kids and their parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.And it’s been 20 years since the first film - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – filled theaters and gave us another way to immerse ourselves...

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