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Mardi Gras: Fun-Fueled Vacation Innovation

        Get ready to experience Carnival in a way you’ve never experienced it before. Mardi Gras, Carnival’s most innovative ship yet, is set to debut in Port Canaveral in 2020 and will introduce a whole new level of fun with the first-ever roller coaster at sea with BOLT™: Ultimate Sea Coaster™ plus six...

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5 Unforgettable Exotic Destinations 2

Getaways Costa Rica An exhilarating land of rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, Costa Rica is a country where people can easily find their own true bliss. Here nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is...

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5 Unforgettable Exotic Destinations

Getaways Costa Rica An exhilarating land of rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, Costa Rica is a country where people can easily find their own true bliss. Here nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is...

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Experience Colombia

    Dive head-first into the local culture of Cartagena, Colombia. This is one of the happiest places on Earth, where a lust for life is a national pastime. Get in the game with time to explore this electric port city, alive with energy on the glittering Caribbean coast. If you find yourself with 12 hours...

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Why Trafalgar's Be My Guest Experiences Are Breaking the Mould in Guided Travel

    Christine Upton –otherwise known as the person who sips, samples and spiels with locals all over the world to curate Trafalgar’s exclusive Be My Guest experiences shares her stories from breaking bread with Poppy Salinger in the south of France to sampling home-grown wines in a castle in Tuscany, it’s these truly authentic moments...

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Tours That Go Beyond Destinations

    CIE Tours is the premier operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, backed by 87 years of experience and an impeccable reputation. Their tours and people exemplify the best of Irish hospitality: warmth, approachability, natural storytelling, and immersion in local culture. Now, they’re extending that same Irish DNA to brand-new destinations around the world, beginning...

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Everything You Need to Know About How to Order Food in Spain

    Despite being one of the world’s most popular cuisines, Spanish food can seem complicated to those who are new to the country. With pintxos, paella and other foreign labels to navigate on a menu, it’s easy to make mistakes, and with so many regional specialties, even Spanish people can occasionally get confused. From bacalao...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

  G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.   A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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Love Letters to Our Tour Guides

    Love Letters to Our Tour Guides As anyone who has traveled with us knows, our local guides and drivers are the heart and soul of any CIE Tours vacation. Natural storytellers, they are eager to share the secrets and side roads of the destinations they know so well. And, they are dedicated to delivering...

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Explorations by Collette: A new small group travel experience awaits...

    It’s often said that experience is the best teacher and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why you’ll find a variety of unique experiences included on Explorations. Some are active and even a little adventurous, some will reveal the heart of a culture, and some have the power to change your life.   Explorations gives...

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Our World Deserves More You

    Because you want to live it, taste it, try it, learn from it, and bring what you offer to it. Small group adventure travel brings you closer to our world, its people, their culture, and their way of life. We don’t just offer the world. We offer you to the world. See where we’re...

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Insight

    You deserve to go beyond the basics on your next European guided holiday and when guests travel with Insight, they experience travelling in style. Insight Vacations is thrilled to show guests the insights and not just the sights with their award-winning, premium escorted journeys. Here are five reasons to choose Insight for your next...

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5 Things to do in Tanzania Beyond the Big 5

    When you think of Tanzania you probably think of sweeping, plains littered with exotic animals – but trust us, it is so much more! This East-African country is a stunning country that will take your breath away.  Check out these 5 experiences and add Tanzania to the top of your bucket list:  Zanzibar’s Beaches...

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Trafalgar's 2019 Travel Trends

    As the world leaders in group travel for over 72 years, we understand that today’s traveller is constantly evolving. In preparation for the year ahead, we’ve compiled research from The Good Life study, as well as insights from our Trafalgar experts and sustainability partners, to predict the eight hottest travel trends for 2019. 1....

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Top Travel Trends for 2019

    With the beginning of every New Year comes a fresh crop of destinations and ways to explore that are suddenly sizzling hot. We know it can be overwhelming, so to help you narrow down those lengthy "must-see and must-do" lists of yours, we've put together a few of our favourite top travel trends for...

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Authentic...The Decameron Experience!

    Together, Transat and Decameron Resorts create fun, affordable all-inclusive vacations for singles, couples and families and groups in spectacular natural settings. Decameron resorts have an authentic, harmonious feeling. Decameron resorts are all about the human touch, warm and attentive service and comfortable accommodations in exotic settings.  With 15 hotels in 6 destinations – Mexico,...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

    G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.  A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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On Safari: Africa's most luxurious lodges

    Picture this. Waking to the call of the local wildlife in your luxury suite; the tangerine sun rising over the sweeping African landscape. From your window, you spy gazelles foraging for freshly sprouted leaves, and if you’re lucky, elephants roaming in the not-too-distant horizon. Sound too good to be true? Think again. No longer...

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The Magic of an Insight Experience

    Behind the Scenes: Ardgowan Estate Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart 12th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall, or “Ludo” as he insists to be called, is a man on a mission when it comes to restoring and managing his family home, Ardgowan Estate.   A former art dealer at London’s prestigious Sotheby’s, Ludo now focuses on...

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Want to Eat in Locals' Homes Without Imposing? Eatwith is the Answer

    Craving some authentic cuisine on your travels? Nothing beats traditional cooking when you’re visiting a new country, but how do you guarantee you’re going to get that? Restaurants can be very misleading (especially when they’re in a hot tourist spot), but fear not, we have the answer to your problem. Welcome to the world...

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Sí, Mexico. See it again, or for the very first time.

    Experience culture, romance, adventure––whatever it is you’re looking for in a vacation. It all starts when you say yes to Mexico. Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Merida, Loreto, Huatulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cozumel. So many ways to say yes to Mexico. Cancun When you land at Cancun International Airport, you’re...

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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be An Experience

    When planning your next vacation you may ask yourself, why be the same when you can be different? TravelBrands has searched far and wide and is ready to share an eclectic collection of exceptional vacation options. This collection is known as Experiences. A hand-picked list of mesmerizing getaways that feature brilliant hotels, destinations and...

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4 Reasons to Cruise to Harvest Caye

  Hello, Harvest Caye! Never heard of it? Neither have most people and this is what makes the luxury island a premier port stop and centerpiece for Norwegian Cruise Line. The intimate and resort-style destination is part of The Norwegian Edge, Norwegian Cruise Line's program that introduces the highest of standards to the high seas. Let's...

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Our Advice to Making Summer (Seem) Endless

Hi there jet-setter! Like you, we can never get enough summer – the sun, fun, and vacation excitement are something that we wish would last forever, or at least a little longer. But as the season comes to an end, our advice for staying in a summer state of mind is to just keep the fun...

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Have Unused Vacation Time?

Hi there jet-setter! Are you one of the 54-percent of North Americans who failed to use their allotted vacation time last year*?  It’s ok if you are, we don’t judge – we just want to help you take back what is rightfully yours by taking you on a travel adventure that you won’t soon forget!  And the...

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The Heat is on (and so are the Savings)!

    Hi there jet-setter! If you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet, lucky you! Your procrastination may have just paid off in a big way. So what’s with all the excitement about procrastination?  Like you we know a good value when we see one. We also know when it’s best to wait it out for...

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One For Foodies: Modern Ways To Dine Abroad

    Long gone are the days when dining out meant searching endlessly for the local hotspots only to endure the disappointment of choosing the wrong location. Today, food and travel go hand in hand and resorting back to your hotel doesn’t have to be the only option. It has become much easier for travelers to...

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Why You Will Never Regret Traveling

    “I wish hadn’t spent so much time holidaying” said no one ever.  What people do regret, however, is not travelling enough. In fact, research shows that it’s one of the most common lifetime regrets. So many of us consider going on a trip, but it’s always in the context of “some day.” But the...

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Europe Comes In All Shapes & Sizes

    Is there truly something for everyone at every time, anywhere else, other than in Europe?  We think not.  The variety, complexity and appeal brought about from 44 unique cultures and climates on one amazing continent make it so that a trip to Europe can be exactly what you want and more, at any time...

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The Real Africa: 72 Years In The Making

    72 years in the making…we introduces you to our Africa – brand new trips that Trafalgar has crafted with first-hand knowledge and a connection to the local heritage that you won’t find with anyone else. For us, it’s being able to share our love of Africa – our iKhaya or ‘home’, where the Tollman...

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Picture This: The Largest Cruise Ship Ever to Transit the Panama Canal

As you can see, it was a tight fit when the newest mega-ship at sea arrived at one of the man-made wonders of the world in an iconic photo-op for the modern age of cruise travel. On her inaugural sailing from the shipyard where she was built in Germany, towards her homeport of Seattle, the Norwegian...

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Video: The World's Largest Spring Flower Garden - in Full Bloom on a Tulip-Time River Cruise!

They call it 'The Garden of Europe', and it's open for only 8 short weeks every spring. The spectacular Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands is said to be the largest spring flower garden in the world – and it's the highlight of our Avalon Tulip Time river cruise. BestTrip.TV filmed this once-a-year explosion of color of...

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10 Tips When You Travel To Amsterdam From A Monograms Local Host

There's nothing better when you travel than having a friend in town to give you the insider tips only a local would know. Most of us don't have friends everywhere on our travel bucket lists. But we do have Monograms.Monograms tours take the best elements of traveling on your own – and the best parts of...

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Packing Tips for Happier Trips

    We’ve all been there, standing over an empty suitcase feeling a little bit panicked about what to bring and what not to bring. If you pack too much, you wind up lugging all kinds of stuff you never use, but if you bring too little, you’ll inevitably find yourself very uncomfortable at some point...

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Now You Can Take the Chunnel Train to a New Destination in Europe

London to Paris for a romantic weekend? Belgium to London for tea? Travelers have gotten used to having the option of a high-speed train connecting city centre London to mainland Europe via the tunnel under the Channel.    Brexit politics aren't slowing down travel between the British Isles and Europe, either. So now the Eurostar is...

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7 Reasons to Cruise Canada and New England on Seabourn

One of the greatest natural spectacles in the world is the unmatched explosion of colorful foliage that takes place in Eastern Canada and the North-Eastern US every autumn.  And it's best experienced by cruise ship. Our cruise on the Seabourn Quest navigated the St. Lawrence from Montreal with calls at Quebec City, Canada's Maritime provinces, then...

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Video: Get a Bird's-Eye View of One of the Natural Wonders of the World

Something amazing happens when the highest tides in the world arrive in Saint John, New Brunswick. Twice a day, tides in Canada's Bay of Fundy rise as high as 56 feet in places – the height of a 5-storey building! In Saint John, New Brunswick, the St. John River drains into the Bay of Fundy. When the Bay...

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If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of passengers.  It marks the 25th ship of the fleet – and the largest passenger cruise ship ever built. 5518 guests sail on this architectural marvel of a ship that's 3 and a half...

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Holland America Line's Culinary Council®

  An elite team of seven world-renowned chefs is charting an exciting course for dining across our fleet. With their global expertise and diverse culinary specialties, they’re adding inspired new signature dishes to our menus. The Culinary Council is led by Holland America Line’s Master Chef Rudi Sodamin.    •    Rudi Sodamin, Master Chef and Culinary...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

  G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.  Why Travel with G Adventures? A Different Way to...

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Dive Into Culture: Experience Tuscan Cooking with Chef Libero in Florence

    Imagine weaving around crates of freshly plucked olives and the plumpest, juiciest tomatoes you ever did see. The smell of basil wafting in the air. To get you intimately acquainted with Tuscan cooking, our insider experience with local expert Chef Libero will take you to the finest markets in Florence and back to his...

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12 Relationships You'll Find on a Contiki Trip

  Travel is an experience best shared, and a Contiki trip provides the perfect people to make your trip as epic as possible.  You may have one, or you may have all 12, but guaranteed, you’re gonna leave a Contiki with some epic relationships, whether you start out solo or not.     Here are 12...

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Seven of the Most Spectacular Dining Experiences in the World

  In a world where the quality of food continues to skyrocket, it’s simply not enough just to provide brilliant standalone dishes any more. People want a little magic sprinkled here and there, something that elevates their food into the realm of the remarkable. From dinner served in the middle of the desert to dining like...

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Film Set Fantasy: Go On Location in Ireland

The Emerald Isle is Hollywood gold! Lovers of green beer and big parties may dream of visiting Ireland for St. Patrick's Day festivities. But if cinematic drama is more your style, Ireland is where your fantasy of standing in the spectacular natural setting of some your favorite movies can come true.Ireland's dramatic scenery has been the...

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It's All About Family

Like you, we believe our clients deserve the most incredible family vacations – ones filled with plenty of “Let’s do that again!” moments.Today’s families are more discerning than ever, and our carefully chosen travel experiences will give them just the right amount of thrills and relaxation they want – all while providing them the very best...

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Best Family Beaches

Cape May Beach - Cape May, New Jersey At the Beach at Cape May, mathplourde on Visual Hunt / CC BY No matter the beach, the Jersey Shore is a great destination for families. Still, Cape May wins our vote with a combination of historic charm and modern fun. Build sandcastles and visit an old lighthouse...

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Charting a Whole New Course of Action in Europe

  Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With Avalon Waterways’ Active Discovery River cruises, there are activities for travellers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests...

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Here’s Why You Should Book with WestJet Vacations

With so much competition clamoring for you to book with them, it’s good to do your research. So, why should you choose WestJet Vacations? Well, we did the research for you. To make it easy, we’ve put together the following handy top 10 guide (in no particular order) to make your booking decision easy. Top 10...

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20 Things You Must Pack For Your Next Trip - and 1 Thing To Skip

Luggage allowances are shrinking and on many airlines, checking a bag comes at an additional cost.  So a savvy traveler only packs what's most important. Travel Expert and BestTrip.TV Producer/ Host Lynn Elmhirst has packing down to a science. Here's what's in her bag. The smartest travelers and frequent fliers try to never check a bag.  Not...

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February - Where Romance Reigns

With their sunny skies and endless beaches, Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean offer love birds the perfect refuge for a romantic getaway. They’re also home to some of the absolute best vacation values thanks to their exhaustive array of luxe, all-inclusive resorts where nearly every amenity – from gourmet dining and drinks to watersports...

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