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Australia & New Zealand Expeditions: Unlock the Wonders Down Under

Embark on a Journey Where Adventure Meets LuxuryImagine a realm where untamed wilderness and urban sophistication blend seamlessly, creating a tapestry of experiences that resonate with the soul of every traveler. Welcome to the enchanting lands of Australia and New Zealand, where the vibrant pulse of cities like Sydney, Melbourne, and the allure of Singapore are...

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Escape to the Liberating World of Avalon

Embark on a journey of unparalleled freedom with Avalon. While many consider luxury in terms of lavishness, we redefine it as the liberty to craft your ideal voyage. Say goodbye to cookie-cutter itineraries and hello to a world where every moment is yours to design.How Suite It IsIndulge in the elegance of Avalon's Panorama Suites, featuring...

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The Bahamas "Launching" as the Next Destination for Space Tourism

We have lift off! It’s a “giant leap” for The Bahamas, which is joining the exclusive club of destinations appealing to fans of humankind’s Last Frontier. The country has entered into an agreement with Elon Musk’s space tourism company SpaceX to become a global destination to witness booster landings.  SpaceX – short for the Space Exploration Technologies Corp....

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Essential Tips for Booking Your Next All-Inclusive Vacation

It's not too late to book your all-inclusive getaway this season. But all resorts are not created equal. Making the wrong choice of an all-inclusive vacation can be the difference between the relaxing… or romantic… or active… or fun-filled family holiday you were hoping for. Even if you’ve had terrific holidays at certain resorts in the past,...

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Princess Cruises Brings Back the "Love Boat"

If you grew up on classic The Love Boat episodes on TV - or binge watched reruns more recently - and fallen in love with the good-humored tales of romance and ‘meet cutes’ on the high seas, here’s some good news:For travelers into classic TV nostalgia or quirky themed cruises, Princess Cruises is again rolling out...

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VIDEO: Incredible! Helicopter Quest for Emperor Penguins on the Scenic Eclipse in Antarctica

The Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury expedition ship is equipped with not one – but two, 6-seat helicopters – and they were the key to a life-changing excursion during our cruise in Antarctica. Even many of the crew and expedition team members said in years of bringing cruise travelers to the White Continent, they’d never seen Emperor penguins...

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10 Can’t-Miss Experiences in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a very complete travel destination. It is mostly known for its astonishing beaches, but it comprises so much more. Being on the second-largest island in the Caribbean, it is the perfect size to have a variety of landscapes and microclimates, where you can have different and unique experiences. Over 6,000 species of flora...

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New All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean Include Overwater Restaurant Made for Love

Just add love. Kindle or rekindle the flames of your relationship at two new, all-inclusive, adults-only, beach resorts this year. You can be among the first couples to indulge in the embracing warmth of all-new luxury resorts that make it easy to relax, knowing practically everything is already paid for. Royalton Chic Resorts Debuts in Antigua with...

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Romancing the Seas: Why an Intimate Emerald Yacht Cruise is the Ultimate Way to Experience the Caribbean

Did you know? You don’t have to be a billionaire to live the yachting lifestyle in the Caribbean. WATCH THIS VIDEO to see what it’s like to sail aboard the 100-guest Emerald Sakara on a week-long ‘yachtsman’s’ cruise to out-of-the-way islands. When you think of cruising to the Caribbean, the first picture that pops into your head...

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Windstar Debuts New, Year-Round Ship for Tahiti – With Cultural Immersion

With more than 3 decades of experience sailing in the exotic waters of Tahiti, Windstar is doubling down on the ultimate romantic destination, with a new ship dedicated year-round. Plus, the small-ship cruise line is launching a new program of shipboard experiences and shore excursions that will bring the culture of French Polynesia to life for...

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2024 is a Peak Year for Northern Lights, and this Seabourn Cruise Delivered

Most North Americans have never seen the Northern Lights, but this is the year that could change for you. Scientists say that in 2024, the captivating astronomical phenomenon will be more visible than it has been for years – and for years to come.   Word is getting out. Requests by travelers for trips to see the...

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Discover Peru with Transat!

As one of South America's leading destinations, with its unique cultural, historical and natural wealth, Peru promises an exceptional trip and an unforgettable experience. From the remains of ancient Inca civilizations to the beauty of the Andes and its contemporary culture, let yourself be surprised by this magical destination.Top attractionsOne of Peru's main attractions is the...

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Explore Icon of the Seas: Ultimate Family Adventure

Embarking on a family cruise vacation is akin to stepping into a realm of endless possibilities and adventures, a journey that promises to be etched in your memory forever. The Icon of the Seas, Royal Caribbean's latest marvel, is not just another addition to their fleet—it's a groundbreaking vessel designed with families in mind, offering experiences...

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The Spirit of Christmas Along the Danube

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to kick it off with an Avalon Impression Christmas market river cruise! I selected a six-night Danube cruise embarking from Budapest, then traveling to Bratislava, Slovakia, and Vienna and Melk, Austria. Each of these places has its own bevy of holiday markets, traditions and tastes, and I...

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Tips For First-Time Cruisers

Setting sail on your first cruise is unlike any other kind of vacation experience, no matter if you’re taking the entire family on an adventure through the sparkling Caribbean or cruising one of Europe’s most romantic river settings with your main squeeze.Choose Your Cruise Line Wisely: Different cruise lines cater to different demographics and interests, so...

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We're Celebrity Cruises, And The World Is Open.

WHAT SETS CELEBRITY APARTOn every Celebrity Sailing you have the world at your service. With a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly two to one, the friendly, personal attention you deserve is close at hand. Grab a cool towel from poolside staff, marvel at the attention to detail, and enjoy your own personal butler in the Suite Class.•...

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Surprising Celebrations on a Seabourn Ultra-Luxury Arctic Expedition Cruise

Ultra-luxury cruise line, Seabourn, is famous for not just cruising – but helping you live your best life. An expedition cruise to the Arctic may sound remote from luxuries or celebrations, but it turns out that even at the earth’s poles, Seabourn creates moments that elevate already-extraordinary experiences into unforgettable memories of a lifetime. Seabourn recently expanded...

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Top Street Food Experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

A trip to Vietnam is a feast for the senses, with exotic scenery, scents, sounds, fascinating history and culture. It’s also a literal feast. Vietnamese cuisine is a foodie favorite, and it doesn’t have to be high-end cuisine. In fact, one of Vietnam’s can’t-miss destinations is also home to one of the country’s most vibrant street food...

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Why January is the Best Month to Plan a Trip to Scotland

Ireland has St. Patrick’s Day, Scotland has…Robbie Burns Day. Scotland’s most celebratory day is in honor of its national poet. If everyone’s a little bit Irish on March 17th, then on January 25th, the date of Robert Burns’ birthday in 1759, everyone’s a little bit of a Scot. Throughout Scotland and among Scottish communities dispersed around the...

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A Hotel on Italy’s Chic Lake Como Now Has the Largest Floating Infinity Pool in the World

One of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world, Italy’s Lake Como, just keeps getting more extraordinary. For centuries, the glacial lake located in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, surrounded by the majestic Alps and near the Swiss border, has been famous for its crystal-clear waters, lush greenery, and picturesque landscapes. The serene, scenic… and cooler...

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We're Celebrity Cruises, And The World Is Open.

WHAT SETS CELEBRITY APARTOn every Celebrity Sailing you have the world at your service. With a guest-to-staff ratio of nearly two to one, the friendly, personal attention you deserve is close at hand. Grab a cool towel from poolside staff, marvel at the attention to detail, and enjoy your own personal butler in the Suite Class.•...

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VIDEO: The Best Highlights of a Viking Great Lakes Expedition Cruise

 Zodiaks, kayaks and submarines, oh my! Expedition ships are opening up a whole new way of cruising and experiencing the world – even parts of the world you may think you already know! We sailed on board a Viking expedition cruise of the Great Lakes. Both of Viking’s two expedition ships, the Viking Polaris and the Viking Octantis,...

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No One Does Island Fun Like Carnival: Introducing Celebration Key

No One Does Island Fun Like Carnival: Introducing Celebration Key At Grand Bahama, Opening in 2025Whether you’re looking for a chill family getaway or a relaxing couple’s vacation, we’ve got the newest spot to kick back!  In case you haven’t heard the fun news, now — for the first time ever! — Carnival is building a...

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Where to Dive in to the Hottest - or Coldest! - New Wellness Trend

Have you resolved to travel more and to focus more on your health? You can do both by taking a holiday where you can practice the latest activity touted to benefit your mental and physical health. ‘Wild swimming’ is swimming in the open water, whether river, lake or the sea – regardless of the temperature. Swimming...

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Renowned Jeweler Tiffany Helping to Preserve Japan's Gold Leaf Art Techniques as a Cultural Treasure

Japanese arts and crafts are cherished souvenirs from a trip to Japan. And now, one of the country’s most treasured and elegant crafts has a new future – thanks to a luxury jeweler best-known for its aspirational robin’s egg-blue boxes. Tiffany & Co. Japan has launched a new initiative to help preserve gold leaf art skills in...

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Save During Wave! All the Reasons to Book Your Next Cruise During 'Wave Season'

 It couldn’t come at a better time. The thrills of the holidays have passed, and cold weather, cabin fever, and the doldrums of winter are descending. Everyone needs something to look forward to. Welcome, Wave Season! It’s the catchy name for the cruise travel equivalent to Black Friday. But instead of just a day, it’s a whole season...

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Orlando's Marriott: Your Family Paradise!

Unforgettable Family Moments at Orlando's MarriottTravelling with family can be a joyous yet challenging experience, especially when it involves multiple generations. Each family member has unique needs and interests, making planning a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. But worry not, the solution lies in the heart of Orlando at the World Center Marriott, where every family...

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Maximize Your Vacation in Mexico and the Caribbean

There’s no denying the charm of Mexico and the Caribbean. With crystal-clear waters, swaying palm trees, and endless sunshine, it’s no wonder why so many sun-worshippers flock to this paradise every year. But, with so many destinations and activities to choose from, it can be tough to decide where to go and what to do. To...

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The Best Destinations to Travel in 2024

Are you looking to get inspired for your next unforgettable journey? Whether it’s ancient architectural masterpieces, breathtaking sun-kissed shores, or enchanting natural landscapes, you will find what you’re looking for with Exotik Journeys. Keep reading to discover the best destinations to travel to in 2024, and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!...

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Huge Hotel Brand Launches First All-Inclusive

The all-inclusive trend keeps growing! All-inclusive resorts used to be all about packaged beach vacations. But more and more people are tuning into the benefits of all-inclusives, especially the ease of paying upfront once, then putting your wallet away and not having to think about keeping to your holiday budget, even as you enjoy food and...

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These 3 Cities are the 2024 European Capitals of Culture

The EU’s Capitals of Culture program was designed to showcase the cultural riches of European cities that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve. Every year, new cities are designated that represent the incredible diversity of Europe’s landscapes, history, and resulting unique lifestyle heritage of different parts of the union. A year-long calendar of events brings...

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Best Souvenirs from an Emerald Cruise on France's Rhone River

A river cruise on the Rhone allows you to indulge in French cuisine, culture, scenery and lifestyle – and you’re going to want to take the best of the best of the region home! Our river cruise on the Emerald Liberte on the Rhone took us from Lyon, north on the Saone river, then down the...

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This Cruise Line is Submerging Thousands of Bottles of Sparkling Wine in the Ocean

They’re calling them ‘Bubbles of the Sea.’ Celebrating with sparkling wine is a year-round event on many cruise lines. But Hurtigruten is taking celebratory sparkling wine to another level: down. Norwegian coastal cruise line Hurtigruten is sister cruise line of eco-conscious expedition cruise line HX / Hurtigruten Expeditions. Its ‘Bubbles of the Sea’ (or ‘Havets Bobler’ in...

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Winter's Secret Paradise: Explore The Azores

Unlocking Winter's Hidden Retreat: A Tale of Tranquil AdventuresAs winter blankets Canada in its chilly embrace, the usual escape routes lead either southward to warmth or northward to snowy retreats. Yet, amidst this travel dichotomy, a lesser-known haven emerges – the Azores Islands, an off-the-beaten-path marvel in the vast Atlantic. Join us on a journey where...

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Journey into Authentic Mexico in its "Magical Towns"

Mexico is more than beaches. It’s also a country rich in folklore, traditions, culture, history, nature and cuisine. And some of Mexico’s towns have such a concentration of significance and authentic experiences for visitors, they’ve earned the label “Magical.”  As of 2023, 177 towns in Mexico have been designated “Magical Towns,” or “Pueblos Magicos” by the Mexican...

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Indoor Winter Chalets Let You Get Cozy at IHG Hotels & Resorts this Season

Winter chalet popups by celebrity tastemakers are making the coldest season warm and cheerful for travelers across North American hotels and resorts in the IHG family, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vignette Collection and Hotel Indigo. Until the end of February 2024, every hotel and resort in IHG is transforming into a welcoming...

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12 Ways Fairmont Hotels are Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas and More

Take a break from planning Christmas festivities and shopping and treat yourself to Christmas cheer, Fairmont-style. Get into the spirit of the season with a dozen merry programs at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts throughout North and Central America– from ugly sweaters to a Thirsty Elf, a Home Alone tribute in New York, and Holiday Hula in...

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VIDEO: The Best Christmas Markets on a Viking Rhine River Cruise

A Christmas market river cruise in Europe may be the very best way to capture the magic of the season. Our Viking Christmas on the Rhine river cruise from Switzerland to the Netherlands took us to four countries, each with its own Christmas markets, traditions, flavors and specialities.  WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE with highlights of some of...

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Celebrate Travel: New Destinations Inside

Embarking on a Carnival Adventure to Celebration Key: Your Ultimate Getaway SolutionTraveling can sometimes feel overwhelming, whether you're planning a family vacation or seeking a tranquil escape with your significant other. That's where Celebration Key, Carnival's latest gem, set to open in 2025 on Grand Bahama Island, comes into play. This exclusive Carnival destination offers a...

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Beach Vacation Tip: What You Need to Know About Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Most of us are pretty careful about sun exposure when we travel on beach vacations these days. It’s hats and sunscreen all the way to protect our skin from the sun’s rays. But how about protecting the ocean we love to visit from the chemicals in our sunscreens?  The rise of "reef-safe" or "reef-friendly" or “ocean-friendly” sunscreen...

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Four Seasons Opening A New Resort in Another Caribbean Destination

The newest Four Seasons resort will change the face of one of the Caribbean’s most popular islands.  Famous for affordable, all-inclusive beach resort vacations, the Dominican Republic’s latest resort will put it on even the most discerning luxury traveler’s map.  The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is underway on 60 acres of pristine...

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And the Top Tourism Attraction in Europe This Year Is...

Not the Eiffel Tower. Not Rome’s Colosseum. Or even Barcelona’s magnificent Sagrada Familia cathedral by Gaudi. The attraction voted Europe’s best in awards dubbed the “Tourism Oscars” also earned the title of Europe’s Leading Beer Tour Visitor Experience 2023.  Ireland’s Guinness Storehouse is one of the highlights of a visit to Dublin, and walks visitors through the...

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Set Sail for Fun: Uncover the Joy of Carnival® Cruises!

Are you ready to dive into a sea of excitement and adventure? Carnival Cruises is your ticket to a vacation filled with joy, laughter, and memories to last a lifetime. Voted the Best Cruise Line For Families, Carnival offers a unique blend of fun for all ages, ensuring that every moment of your journey is filled...

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Paradise Found: Luxurious Beachfront Resort

WestJet Vacations is pleased to feature the best rates of the season with Princess Hotels & Resorts! From honeymooners to family vacationers, Princess Hotels & Resorts have accommodations to suit all travellers needs.Welcome to a world where luxury meets tropical paradise – the recently refurbished Grand Bavaro Princess in Punta Cana. This five-star all-inclusive resort is...

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It’s Time to Check Off Your Destination Bucket List!

From the crystal-clear waters of Patagonia, Africa’s exciting safaris, to a monastery tucked in the mountains of Japan, your dream destination is ready to be explored. Grab your bags and get set because we've got a European bucket list for you that's anything but basic- fresh tales, iconic flavors, and jaw-dropping views are all on the...

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"Hoppy" News: UNESCO Lists Czech Hops Landscape as World Heritage Site

The Czech Republic is already a bucket-list destination for beer lovers, with a beer culture dating back to the 10th century, and continuing today, with renowned brewing traditions and iconic beer styles.  Pilsner Urquell, the world's first pilsner lager, was born in the city of Pilsen, and visitors can explore the Pilsner Urquell Brewery Museum to learn...

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The Biggest W Hotel in the World has Opened on Sydney’s Harbourfront with a Spectacular Wave Design

They like to make a splash Down Under. So it’s no surprise the long-anticipated opening of the new W Sydney hotel overlooking Darling Harbour is “making waves.” Its eye-catching, curving architecture adds wave-inspired drama to the harbourfront in Australia’s capital. And it’s the biggest W hotel among the 5 dozen W’s around the world, including two...

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How Many Ways to Celebrate Adventure on a Seabourn Expedition Cruise?

With more cruise lines getting into expedition cruising, travelers have more options about how they want their expedition cruise experience. From the extremes of barebones to the ultimate in luxe? The choice is yours.  We sailed onboard a Seabourn expedition cruise to the Arctic this summer, and discovered that the ultra-luxe cruise line has perfectly adapted its...

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The Azores – a winter escape to a natural paradise

It’s closer than you think.  Nonstop flights year-round with SATA Azores Airlines from Toronto brings Canadians to Ponta Delgada, the capital city of São Miguel, one of nine volcanic islands that make up the Azores in 5.5 hours.  From there, Ponta Delgada acts as a hub for SATA which offers inter-island flights to explore sights on...

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VIDEO: Dramatic Sailing Through One of the World’s Largest Fjords in the Arctic Aboard Seabourn Venture

“The best morning of my life.” That was a cameraman’s reaction to filming in one of the hottest cruise destinations today. The Arctic’s icecaps, glaciers, icebergs and fjords are drawing intrepid cruise travelers who want to experience some of the most remote, pristine, – and epic – scenery in the world.  You may have already cruised to...

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