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Top 5 Reasons to Plan That Vacation Now

Have you travelled during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Maybe you visited family members or escaped with people in your pod? Perhaps you hit a national park or the great outdoors? While many of us did not venture far, now is the time to start planning that next dream vacation as we are all eager for a change...

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ALASKA – FEEL FREE TO LET THE OUTSIDE IN.

    When you cruise with Norwegian, the awe of Alaska stays with you throughout your cruise. From hiking up snow-capped mountains and witnessing majestic whales splash in the Pacific to coming back on board and catching an amazing show followed by an equally amazing starlit stroll on the top deck. So, come aboard the youngest...

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Calling All Cruisers!

Like you, we’ve really missed being out on the open water, exploring fascinating new ports-of-call and revisiting ones that feel like a second home. But what we’ve longed for most is sharing all these unforgettable places with loved ones, making special memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s sailing the sparkling Caribbean or beautiful Mediterranean, or...

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Kiss the 'Love Boat' Goodbye

If you remember Saturday night TV dominated by a double-header of feel-good, travel-inspired shows, with the ‘Love Boat’ followed by ‘Fantasy Island’, this is the end of an era. The ‘Love Boat’ is sailing off into the sunset. Princess Cruises’ most famous ship, the Pacific Princess, has left the fleet. Princess Cruises tells us that, in its years...

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This State's 'For Lovers', and Even has a Seductive Local Cuisine - Recipe Included!

The catchy saying is known around the world and has even been inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame. ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ debuted over 50 years ago, explaining to readers of ‘Modern Bride’ why they should honeymoon in Virginia. Over the next half-century, ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ has come to mean a lot...

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Why a Trip to Canada's Northwest Territories is a Girl's Best Friend

Canada’s Far North is one of the world’s Last Frontiers – and a true polar travel experience. The country’s Northwest Territories extend from the 60th parallel into Arctic Ocean islands all the way to the North Pole.   At half a million square miles, the Northwest Territories is six times the size of the UK, but...

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3 Places For the Romantic, Overwater Escape of a Lifetime

Ever since the first overwater bungalow resort was built half a century ago, they have come to define the ultimate romantic tropical getaway. Overwater villas are the next best thing to a private tropical island of your own – a luxury, rustic-chic bungalow suspended right over top of jewel-toned seas. It brings out the primal human...

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One Incredible Destination. Limitless Vacation Memories

Perfect Day at Cococay Finally put that next family vacation on your calendar and start counting down the days. A cruise to Perfect Day at CocoCay (just voted Best Cruise Line Private island by Travel Weekly) not only puts a private slice of Bahamian paradise right at your fingertips, but also an array of record breaking-thrills...

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The White House Milestone Travellers and History-Lovers Are Celebrating

Amid political drama, it’s easy to forget that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC isn’t only the address of one of America’s branches of government - or a family home, America’s original work-from-home venue before WFH became a ‘thing’.   The White House is also a global symbol of the historic roots of democracy. And it’s...

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Check Out These Pinup Pooches on the TSA's First Downloadable Calendar

We love airports, don’t you? After a year without travel,  we can’t wait to see the bustle, feel that unique buzz of people excited to be off on a new adventure in a new place…   Of all the sights and sounds of a busy airport, the one that’s guaranteed to make you smile is the...

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6 Reasons Why Travel is the 'Best Medicine'

Are you missing travel? Evidence tells us that travel benefits us more than getting a fresh tan, new social media posts of us having fun in some exotic location, or even new stories to entertain our friends and family.   When we had the privilege of unrestricted travel, we took for granted all the benefits it brought,...

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The Best Place In Britain to get Your 'Bridgerton' Fix

The steamy, historic-fantasy Netflix series ‘Bridgerton’ couldn’t come at a better time to brighten our stay-at-home winter blahs. We aren't surprised it's shattered Netflix viewership records.   Bridgerton is an early-19th century, light-hearted romp of an historic romance on steroids. Bridgerton follows the intrigues of the young Bridgerton family and their high society friends, enemies and...

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Engagement Season Just Happened!

A Honeymoon Gift for You from SandalsHoneymoon FREE GIFT offered to you by Sandals when you register your honeymoon booking online.A chilled bottle of sparling white wine served in your luxurious accommodations.The first evening of your honeymoon a special turndown service which includes flower petals on your bed.Next morning how does breakfast in bed sound? Pampered...

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Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses

Sandy Toes & Salty KissesYou have made the decision to spend the rest of your lives together. Why not start that life off the right way, with time to unwind after the excitement and months of planning that went into your wedding? That is what Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses is all about.Your royal treatment begins...

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7 New Cruise Ships You Missed in 2020 - And Why to Sail Them Soon

Can we hit the reset button on 2020? Usually, at the beginning of each year, we look forward to new ships guests will be among the first in the world to experience in their inaugural seasons. But in 2020, more than a dozen new cruise ships sailed out of their shipyards only to sit empty, waiting for cruising...

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Mexico & the Caribbean: It’s Go Time!

Hey jet-setter! We know you’ve had a lot on your mind lately, but if you’re anything like us, we also know that you’ve been dreaming bigger than ever about your next vacation. In fact, that’s the thing about a great travel experience, it continues to inspire long after it’s over. And now it’s time to turn...

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Look Ma, No Hands! Unmanned Air Taxis to Launch in Singapore

It looks like something out of a science fiction film, but it could be the way you get your very next aerial tour of Singapore. In a world first, after two years of tests and collaboration with the island city-state and a decade of development of its technology, ‘Volocopter’ is set to make no-pilot air taxi...

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Snuggle Up In the World's Largest Log Cabin

It’s made of an astonishing 10,000 western red cedar logs, and ‘logs in’ at a whopping 4-million cubic feet of volume.Fairmont Le Château Montebello lays claim to being the biggest log building on the planet. A massive lobby and rotunda anchor four wings extending out in a star formation that’s painted dramatic black on the outside,...

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Endless Wave of Blue

When it comes to making travel memories to last a lifetime, the pristine natural wonders and unique local cultures of Mexico and the Caribbean always deliver. And while our relationship with travel may look different today, you can relax knowing that the resorts, hotels, and airlines are going above and beyond with the latest health protocols...

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Top Five Places in Mexico and the Caribbean

5. Isla Mujeres, Mexico Surrounded by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and conveniently located just eight miles from Cancún, Isla Mujeres offers a quieter refuge for serenity seekers of all kinds. This trendy Mexican hotspot has everything from luxury resorts and scenic beaches to great scuba diving and snorkeling. 4. Jamaica Known fondly as...

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Christmas In The Bahamas

Christmas in BahamasIt’s the carnival time for the people of Bahamas. For Christmas and carnival are quite synonymous for the Bahamas. And this mood of carnival is often streaked with secular colours and tinges. However the spirit of Christmas would remain incomplete without exchanging gifts and cards amongst each other. Further it can be rightly said...

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Barbados Christmas Traditions

Barbados Christmas TraditionsChristmas is one of our favourite times of the year in Barbados… here are some of the most popular local Christmas traditions:Great Cake, Jug Jug and Ham!Food is an important part of any celebration in Barbados and Christmas is no different. Three must have dishes on any Christmas table are: great cake, jug jug...

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5 Grenadian Christmas Traditions

1.Baking Traditional Black Christmas Cake (contains lots of rum and wine)During Childhood this consisted mainly of assisting our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers. By assisting we mean primarily licking the batter after the bowl was scraped and being slightly disappointed (well…actually…quite disgruntled) at how thoroughly it was scraped. Some things are simply international..and licking the batter...

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Christmas Traditions in St Lucia

Christmas Traditions in St. LuciaAs Christmas nears, red flaming poinsettias plants bloom in profusion all over our picturesque island, Christmas lights sparkle, soft melodious sounds of Christmas carols, parang (Christmas music from Trinidad), steel band music and the never ending Christmas parties are everywhere. As this festive and joyous season approaches the Barefoot Holidays St. Lucia...

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The History of Christmas Celebrations in Antigua & Barbuda

Steeped in traditions which are centuries old, Antigua and Barbuda's festive activities for the Christmas holidays stem from the island's European and African heritage. They include carol trees, highlanders, stilt-walkers, 'John Bull', long ghosts, 'Jumpa-Ben' and of course, lots of seasonal foods and drinks.Carol trees were carried by Christmas carol singers as they went from door-to-door...

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6 Christmas Traditions Of Jamaica

Every activity is made more significant with the sharing of gifts, the traditional Christmas pudding or cake, ham, sorrel, rum punch and eggnog, among other treats. Many Jamaicans cannot celebrate the season without adding Christmas lights to brighten freshly painted houses, whitewashed fences and trimmed hedges.HERE ARE THE 6 MOST COMMON TRADITIONS OF JAMAICAChristmas Cleaning Jamaicans...

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This Luxury Resort Chain Has Expanded Their Footprint In The Caribbean...

Sandals in Curacao - 2021

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SANDALS & BEACHES RESORTS WIN SCUBA

Sandals and Beaches Resorts Win Nine Awards From Scuba Diving’s 2021 Readers Choice AwardsSandals® and Beaches® Resorts, home to some of the best all-inclusive dive resorts in the Caribbean, has taken the plunge into October with the early announcement of nine accolades from Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2021 Readers Choice Awards for the Caribbean. Each year, Scuba...

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7 Reason To Book With A Travel Consultant

Why to use a travel consultant

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Cruise Close to Home with Princess

Who says taking a vacation can’t be made simple? With cruises close to home, sailing with Princess has never been easier. Even better, a Princess MedallionClass(TM) vacation streamlines your experience with everything from faster, contactless boarding to food, drinks and more delivered wherever you are – personalized service that makes your time away effortless.   Whether...

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Island Routes - Jamaican Zipline or Bobsled Adventure

JAMAICA SKY EXPLORER, OBSTACLE COURSE, BOBSLED OR GRAVITY CHAIR OR ZIPLINEGet ready for a fun filled adventure 700 ft. above sea level in the heart of Ocho Rios. The experience begins on the sky explorer, a state-of-the-art chairlift that sends you soaring above the treetops providing sensational views of the sparkling sea and tropical rainforest below....

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The Places to Travel to in 2021

Written by https://www.travelmarketreport.com/ It’s not a matter of if people will travel, but when. And with news of a vaccine, the travel industry is as optimistic as ever. So where will be the top destinations to visit, as clients and advisors get back on the road? We talked to the experts – travel advisors – who have...

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A New 'Species' of Extreme Thrill Ride: the 'VelociCoaster' Takes 'Flight' in Orlando

Florida’s fastest and tallest coaster – along with a pack of fierce Velociraptors – will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort in 2021.   If you – or the kids in your life – have seen all the movies and fantasize about visiting Jurassic Park and its fierce dinosaurs, the Jurassic World VelociCoaster will bring the...

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There's a New Moon on the Horizon - a Silver Moon

October was an extraordinary month for stargazers and amateur astronomers. One single month saw two full moons: a Harvest moon and a rare, second full moon – a blue moon.   But one other moon appeared in October too – Silversea’s Silver Moon.   Sister ship to the ultra-luxury cruise line’s Silver Muse, it’s the 9th vessel...

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The Latest Cruise Line To Go 'All-Inclusive'

Nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special. Now you can have that wonderful feeling that ‘everything is taken care of’ on your next big-ship cruise.   Celebrity Cruises has unveiled a new ‘Always Included’ program. Instead of differing promotions and packages, the cruise line is including unlimited drinks, unlimited wi-fi and even...

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30 Years Later: Celebrating One of the Great Monuments to Democracy

This fall, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of its reunification.    It’s hard to believe it was three decades ago that the Cold War came to an end. That from the end of WW2 until 1990, Germany was a divided country, with families and fellow citizens split between democracy in the West and the Soviet Eastern...

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In Flanders Fields

IN FLANDERS FIELDS, where poppies grow...."In Flanders Fields" is a war poem in the form of a rondeau, written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. He was inspired to write it on May 3, 1915, after presiding over the funeral of friend and fellow soldier Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, who died in...

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Sandals - Farm To Table

Farm to Table | Jamaica | Where Is The Food At Sandals Resorts Coming From?90% of the produce Sandals Resorts use across our Jamaican resorts are harvested and purchased from local farmers. Meet Jamaican farmers and suppliers on a journey around the most beautiful rural landscapes of Jamaica and see how the freshest produce is brought...

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Celebrating Life With A Post-Quaratine Vacation

While this hasn’t been the kind of year we expected either, things are looking up as life seems to be moving in the right direction now. And with much of the world starting to open back up to travelers, we’ve decided it’s time to finally burst the “travel bubble” and celebrate post-quarantine life by planning a...

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Avani Resorts

Stylish spaces. Great food. Endless relaxation. From Thailand to Portugal, from Australia to the United Arab Emirates, we deliver effortless stays in the world’s most exciting destinations. Your next adventure starts here - reach out to one of our Travel Consultants!

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Perfect Day at CocoCay

Vacations are ready for a comeback. So why not go big on new memories and plan a Royal Caribbean® cruise to the most incredible private island in The Bahamas — Perfect Day at CocoCay. It’s a place that takes paradise to the next level, with incredible thrills and awesome ways to chill at every turn.  ...

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Why I Loved Avalon Waterways Excursions

By: Keith Jenkins On any given day during the Active & Discovery cruise, there were so many excursions to choose from, and the best part is, on Avalon, almost all the excursions are included! There was literally something for everyone – whether you’re interested in nature, culture, history or food – which often made it difficult...

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WHOA - Women Helping Others Achieve

WHOA - Women Helping Others AchieveBENEFITING: SANDALS FOUNDATION INC's WHOA Initiative EVENT: Help Cedella Marley empower women in the CarribeanTHE STORY: The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International, has partnered with Cedella Marley and The Bob Marley Foundation to support WHOA – a women’s empowerment program that supports females in under-served communities in...

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Full Steam Ahead: CDC Gives the Go Ahead to Start Sailing

After months of uncertainty, it appears that cruise lines will be able to again take to the water before the end of 2020. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an updated conditional sailing order for cruise ships that will allow cruise ships to start sailing in North America starting on Nov. 1....

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KLM has revealed the future of flight. Hint: You'll be sitting IN the wings.

If you’re one of those travelers who always picks a seat over the wing, you’re in luck. In this new-concept aircraft, you – and every other passenger on board – will be flying IN the wings. They call it the Flying –V. And it’s a whole new vision of passenger flight.“Tube-and-wing” design has defined planes since the...

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Top 4 Places In The World To Go Hot Air Ballooning

Imagine yourself silently drifting along under colourful silk, cradled in a giant basket. You’re part of the breeze and Nature as you tranquilly float on the air over undisturbed scenery below. Your pilot lets the heat in the balloon drop to silently lower you closer to your birds’ eye view… then lifts you to majestic heights...

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Why This Mexican Mountain Town Keeps Getting Voted 'Best Small City In The World'

When you think of Mexico, famous beach towns may come first to mind. But Mexico is more than its coasts. And one place, the ‘Heart of Mexico’, half a day’s drive northwest of Mexico City in the Colonial Highlands, has again been named ‘Best Small City in the World’*. It’s just the latest recognition of the charms of...

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3 Hallowe'en Traditions With Roots in Ancient Celtic Ireland

Frightful Hallowe’en is many people’s top holiday of the year – but did you know that we can thank ancient Ireland for our favorite Hallowe’en traditions? Travel to Ireland these days, and you’ll still be able to connect with the origins of Celtic culture that still swirl in the mists of time in Ireland’s Ancient East.Today’s Hallowe’en...

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Five Caribbean Hotels Reopening in Time for Holiday Getaways

by Jessica Montevago The Caribbean remains one of the largely accessible travel destinations for North Americans, and has been popular choice for those looking to safely enjoy a vacation. As more islands have opened their borders once again to international travellers, resorts across the region have announced reopening plans. Belmond Cap Juluca, Anguilla, reopening Nov. 1...

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Our Well-Being During A Pandemic

Our well-being during a pandemic. If 2020 has taught us anything, it's the necessity of self-care. The world has slowed down enough to pay attention to our minds, bodies, and spirits. This is more than diet fads we're used to seeing as New Year's resolutions. It's about creating a sense of balance within. What you need...

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