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One Trail Walk Takes You Across the 2 Highest New Suspension Bridges

The Golden Skybridge features not one, but two expansive suspension bridges connected by forested trails – right at the edge of two legendary mountain ranges.Visitors embark on a 3k (nearly 2 mile) nature walk weaving throughout parkland and across two new, spectacular suspension bridges – the two highest pedestrian suspension bridges in Canada, and believed to...

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Yes, You Can Cruise Again - This Summer! Here's How.

No sailing in American or Canadian waters yet? No problem! That’s what at least three cruise lines – so far - are saying.Plus, some other lines confirming they’re able to start cruising despite restrictions.Especially if you’re one of the millions of people in the US and Canada who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – or will be...

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4 Top Reasons to Make a Vacation Rental Your Next Holiday - Plus Booking Tips

Vacation rentals were the fastest growing type of holiday accommodation even before the pandemic. With types of rental homes ranging from urban apartments to beach villas, farmhouses to ski chalets or even castles, the trend towards non-hotel stays is likely to keep growing as travel picks up again.  Here are the top reasons why you might be...

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Are You Feeling Free?

Imagine cruising just the way you want it, with no schedule to follow but your own. That’s the freedom Norwegian Cruise Line provides on all our ships and itineraries. There is plenty to explore both onboard and ashore, and there is something for everyone no matter where you cruise. Norwegian visits some of the best destinations...

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3rd 'Lady Ship' Announced for New Cruise Company on International Women's Day

Cruise lovers haven’t even had a chance to sail aboard the first ship on this new – and much anticipated – cruise line. The Scarlet Lady launched a year ago just moments before the travel shutdown, and guests are still waiting to find out what it’s like to cruise the adults-only, Virgin Voyages way. That hasn’t stopped Sir...

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World's Longest River Cruise Set for 2023

46 nights. 7 rivers. 14 countries. You’ve heard of ocean ‘World Cruises’. This is the first of its kind for river cruising and may be the start of a whole new river cruise travel trend. The longest-ever river cruise itinerary is the perfect way to refill a love for cruising that’s been running dry since the pandemic. AmaWaterways...

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Why 'Coming Home' is the Best Way to Discover Your Irish Ancestry

St. Patrick’s Day finds most of us rooting around in our closets for a green sweater to fulfill the ‘wearing of the green’ on a day that they say ‘everyone is a little bit Irish.’ For more and more people, it’s also about finding your roots, even right at the source in the Emerald Isle. Tourism Ireland...

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'Pandemic Pivots' in Travel We Hope Will Stick Around Forever

Necessity is the mother of Invention, they say, and the pandemic, while it has shut down travel, has also inspired some innovations we love – and are hoping will stay with us long after travel is back to full swing.  By: Lynn Elmhirst, producer/host of Best Trip TV The Cabins at Mountain Village The Town of Mountain Village...

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Dial Up The Thrill Factor With Royal Caribbean

At Perfect Day at CocoCay, it’s the ultimate beach and pool day — all day long. From picturesque shoreline to record-breaking lagoons, plus plenty of savory bites and refreshing sips to be had in between, you’re in for a fun and sun-soaked adventure you’ll only experience with Royal Caribbean® From giggle-worthy tides to shriek-inducing slides, you’re...

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Always Better Together!

From downgraded summer beach vacations to postponed once-in-a-lifetime adventures, Family vacations haven’t been the same lately. While it’s been rough not traveling like we’re used to, we’re all hanging in there and in many cases dreaming up even bigger, more incredible travel experiences. By working on your vacation planning now, you’ll be ready to head out...

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Feel Like Making Awesome Family Memories With Norwegian Cruise Line?

We know a place where kids can be kids, adults can be adults and families can get even closer. A cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line offers something for everyone visiting some of the best destinations including Alaska, The Caribbean, Europe and more. There’s plenty to explore on our ships. Head up to the top deck and...

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Discover the magic of Scotland

The land of tartan, whisky, and bagpipes will enchant you.  There’s a reason the unicorn is the symbol of Scotland – it’s a land of pure magic. Travel to discover every delightful vista, from the heather-covered Highlands to the depths of Loch Ness. Let us introduce you to the richness of Scottish culture and the charms...

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St. Patrick and Shamrocks

Who was St. Patrick? The man most associated with Irishness, and one of the world’s most beloved saints, St. Patrick wasn’t Irish himself. Born in Britain, likely in the fifth century, Patrick was captured as a teenager by Irish pirates and spent six years in Ireland as a slave, working as a shepherd. He spent much time in...

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Whisky vs Whiskey: What is the difference?

It is no secret that every corner of Ireland and Britain holds claim to a storied past of spirits. If you look closely, however, you might notice a small nuance in the spelling of a particular amber-colored, malted drink that has been produced in the region for centuries.  So is it whisky or whiskey? Does it...

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The Best of Ireland’s Historic Irish Pubs

Irish pubs are much more than just a place to quench your thirst – they are places for storytelling, music-making, and merriment. And the pub tradition in Ireland is a hallowed one – with many pubs dating back hundreds of years. We asked our Ireland experts, CIE Tours, for a few of their favorites. Most of...

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Drink a Cocktail Made by the World’s 1st Human-like Robot Bartender at Sea

He mixes drinks, but doesn’t stop there. ‘Rob’ the robot bartender also speaks 8 languages, tells jokes and even dances too! When we can cruise again, you won’t want to miss the world’s first humanoid – and interactive – shipboard robot bartender, who will make you the perfect cocktail to toast your return to cruising and travel. When...

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Second Chance to See 2020's Once-in-a-decade Easter Passion Play- Oberammergau Reschedules to 2022

The small Bavarian village of Oberammergau has become synonymous with the Passion Play – a recreation of the biblical story of Easter that consumes the entire village for over a year.    Today's audience will find it ironic that the origin of its performance was a prayer and promise to God to save the village from...

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Every 10 Years, This ‘World’s Fair’ of Flowers Upstages Netherlands’ Tulip Time. Don’t Miss Floriade 2022

  If you thought Tulip Time in the Netherlands was the ultimate garden travel experience, you haven’t heard about Floriade.   Horticulture is famously the Netherlands’ most ‘colorful’ industry. The country sells half of the world’s ‘floriculture’ products and over three-quarters of the world’s flower bulbs. It’s number one in greenhouse horticulture and leads global exports...

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The 'FOMO' Guide To Travel in 2022

Social media has an acronym for it: FOMO, or ‘Fear of Missing Out’. Over the last year, we’ve been missing out on a lot. A lot of get togethers, events, family celebrations… and a lot of travel. Finally, it looks like there’s light at the end of the tunnel, with travel starting to pick up this year,...

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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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