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Best Places to Travel for Your First Trip in 2021

2021 is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to begin making your future travel plans.

From scenic national parks to world-class cities and tropical paradises, we have curated the top destinations in the United States to consider for your first trip in 2021.

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Topics: Americas, US National Parks

How Spain’s Rich Culture Influences Your Vacation

When people dream of their perfect Spain vacation, the local culture plays a huge part in the fantasy. The image of clinking glasses of sweet sangria with friendly locals over decadent midday meals followed by an hours-long siesta does sound nice, but is it accurate?

How will Spain’s rich culture affect your time in Spain? How different is it from home? And does everybody really take a daily nap?

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Topics: Europe

Must-Try Coastal Cuisine: Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is renowned for its gorgeous beaches and spectacular year-round weather. Located off the coast of Georgia, it is part of the popular Golden Isles, which include St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons Island.

This charming and historic destination offers visitors abundant fresh seafood, unique coastal dishes, and popular restaurants.

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Topics: Americas, Food and Dining

Best Things to Do In Alaska During the Summer

A getaway to Alaska is unlike anything you have experienced before. “The Last Frontier,” as it’s often called, is a nature lover’s paradise. It’s full of incredible natural wonders, lush forests, rivers and lakes full of fish, and even glaciers.

Many picture snow and cold when they think of Alaska, but the state boasts four distinct seasons with different weather patterns and activities.

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Topics: Alaska, Planning a Vacation

My Experience at Greece’s Ancient Sites

In 2019, my lifelong dream to see the ancient sites of Greece came true. I was raised hearing about the country’s magic, so arriving in Athens felt like a homecoming.

The people, the culture, the food, and the warm, salty Aegean Sea all felt like a natural fit. Most people spoke English, and the ones who didn’t had expressive hands like me, so communication was never a problem.

My husband and I wanted to make the most of our trip. What could we see here and nowhere else in the world? What most piqued our interest? What promised to move us? What seemed the most Greek?

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Topics: Europe, Greece, Guest Stories, International Travel

How Many Days Should You Spend at Each National Park

The sheer size and overall breadth of our beautiful national parks make it nearly impossible to see and do everything, especially if you are on a tight schedule. It is easy to quickly become overwhelmed when trying to plan an itinerary, which is why a guided tour is one of the best ways to ensure you see the highlights.

If it is your first visit to the park, there are important attractions that you do not want to miss, whether that’s the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone or the Emerald Pools at Zion National Park.

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Topics: Americas, US National Parks

River Cruising : Still One of the Biggest Travel Trends to Watch

River cruising continues to grow in popularity thanks to its cultural immersion, slow-paced agendas and access to hard-to-reach ports of call -- making it the perfect choice for travelers of all ages.

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Topics: Europe, River Cruises

Southern Rockies: Fun Things to Do in Colorado

The Southern Rockies of Colorado is one of the most scenic regions of America. Beautiful, colorful, and full of surprises, this area of Colorado is the perfect place to go to get away from it all.

Blessed with abundant sunshine and a highly varied landscape, the Southern Rockies beckon visitors outside. There are abundant activities to enjoy, but where are the best places? Where can you have the most fun? Well, we have a few pretty good answers.

Read on to learn more about the must-see sites near Colorado’s Southern Rockies!

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Topics: Americas, US National Parks

Maine Slang and Sayings

Maine’s just not like other places. This corner piece of the American puzzle takes pride in doing things its own way. From its magnificent cuisine to its fascinating history to its obsession with L.L. Bean (more on that later), Maine has always forged its own path. That independent spirit extends to language, as well. Mainers are well known for their colorful vocabulary, spoken slowly with a strong accent and a mischievous sparkle in the eye.

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Topics: Americas

The Best Time to Visit Alaska

Alaska has plenty to offer visitors. It boasts everything from some of the world’s most stunning scenery, to magnificent wildlife, to the legendary Northern Lights.

It is a rugged state blessed with staggering beauty, but in order to best enjoy Alaska, it’s important to visit at the right time of the year.

We’ve put together a short guide to help you determine when to go based on what you prioritize most highly. Do you want Northern Lights or cheaper flights? See a moose or enjoy a cruise?

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Topics: Alaska, Travel Tips