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Best Places To Visit In 2019



Whether you’re chasing the sun, searching for fall foliage, or looking for your own winter wonderland, seasonal travel opens up a world of vacation possibilities… literally! Not only can you enjoy the best climate for your desired activities, you can also avoid crowds and make the most of your budget. Here’s a guide to the best places to visit in 2019 by season:




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Topics: Europe, Cuba, Hawaii, US National Parks, Americas


10 Different Travel Types—What Kind Of Traveler Are You?



When someone gets bitten by the travel bug and decides they want to go on vacation, they might assume that the hardest question they’ll have to ask is a simple “where?” That is certainly a great start—and your first and most important decision—but in modern travel, it’s not the only choice to make.

Today’s travel industry is booming in large part because there are options for everyone—making travel accessible to the masses like never before. No matter who you are and no matter how you prefer to travel, there are options perfectly suited to provide you what you want at a price you’re comfortable with.

It's a new Golden Age, but the limitless options can be overwhelming if you look at them without knowing generally the kind of traveler you are and the travel experiences you seek. Are you organized or carefree? Do you like flame kissed smores or haute cuisine? Follow our handy guide below to figure out your travel style!




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Topics: Travel Tips


8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To Put On Your Bucket List



With so many things to see and do in the world how do you determine where you’ll go next? To help make your travel plans easier, we suggest you look to UNESCO, or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Each year this organization identifies World Heritage sites—buildings and archeological sites, natural wonders and national parks— chosen for their outstanding value to humanity. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Sydney Opera House, each of the now 1,073 UNESCO sites on the World Heritage list are a rare privilege to explore. Here are just a few of the ones you can add to your travel bucket list:




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Topics: Asia, Europe


What To Pack For Your Transatlantic Cruise



A transatlantic cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime trip! Whether your journey starts in the Americas or Europe, you’ll see beautiful sights along the way and get to enjoy all the amenities onboard your vessel as it crosses the Atlantic Ocean. Your embarkation date can’t come fast enough, but preparing for this journey presents a unique challenge because you will be away from home for three to four weeks. Deciding what to pack can be daunting, and we have compiled a guide to help alleviate your stress so you can focus on the amazing voyage.




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Topics: Packing Lists


What To Pack For Your Australia And New Zealand Vacation



 

The ideal time for Australia and New Zealand tours is during their summer months of January and February. The days are long and sunny with highs around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while the evenings are mild with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Consistent weather means your packing list will be relatively straightforward. Here is a list of must-pack items for your summer travels to New Zealand and Australia, whether you plan to stroll through the city, visit subtropical islands, or explore picturesque towns:




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Topics: Packing Lists, Travel Tips, Australia, New Zealand


Wildlife And Animals In Iceland You Might See On Your Trip



Known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland has one of the world’s most rugged landscapes. This Nordic nation renowned for its volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, glaciers, and sparse population isn’t often celebrated for its wildlife—but we think it should be.




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Topics: Iceland


Cuban Customs: 15 Do's And Don'ts For Visiting Cuba



Time stands still on the Caribbean’s largest island. Classic Ford Thunderbirds rumble along the seawall beside the crumbling Spanish-Colonial palaces peering out over the ocean. Cuba’s beauty disguises a complicated history that Americans are just now glimpsing for the first time in more than half a century. To see it for yourself, you’ll need to know the dos and don’ts of visiting this forgotten slice of paradise:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Cuba


4 Top Tips For Staying Safe When Traveling Abroad



Travel security has never been tighter—from airport scans to train station protocol, we’re all a bit more conscious and aware of our surroundings. While most of the countries you’ll visit are likely just as safe as the United States, it still pays to be prepared when heading abroad. Here are our top tips for staying safe, and feeling secure, when vacationing internationally:




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Topics: Travel Tips


Hawaiian Customs: 10 Dos and Don’ts for Visiting Hawaii



 

It’s 85 degrees, the sun is shining, and the ocean breeze carries just a hint of coconut-scented sunscreen. It’s true that there’s never a bad day in paradise, but that doesn’t mean a slip up in etiquette or a misstep in planning can’t cloud what would otherwise be the perfect trip. However, with these 10 common sense dos and don’ts, you’ll be well on your way to understanding the local culture, and ensuring the Hawaiian vacation of a lifetime:




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Topics: Hawaii, Travel Tips


Best food destinations in the world



The quality of a destination’s food has become one of the first considerations for travelers—there’s no better way to appreciate a new culture than by pulling up a seat at the table and digging in. At the end of each year, there is a glut of must-eat lists. Here are a few of our favorites for 2018.




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Topics: Travel Tips