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What to Do in Quebec City

Visitors figuring out what to do in Quebec City have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. This French-speaking city at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saint-Charles Rivers is teeming with history, culture, and both natural and man-made beauty.

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Topics: Americas, New England/Canada

History of Trevi Fountain: Why You Should Toss A Coin In?

Where is the Trevi Fountain and why is it such a big attraction? One of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain is located in the Quirinale District of Rome. Every year, visitors flock to the Baroque-style fountain to toss a coin in and make a wish. The name Trevi comes from a combination of Italian words— “tre” which means three and “vie” meaning roads. At the time of its construction, it sat at the intersection of Rome’s three most important roads.

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Topics: Europe

The Daddy of ‘em All: Cheyenne, Wyoming’s Frontier Days

Since 1897 the small town of Cheyenne, Wyoming has hosted Frontier Days, an outdoor rodeo and western celebration that claims to be the largest of its kind. The event kicks off the Sunday before with the annual walking of the steers, where hundreds of animals are ushered some three miles into Frontier Park to await the festivities.

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Topics: Americas

Return to Travel


Our domestic tours have resumed operations, and travelers are thrilled to be on the road again! YMT Vacations welcomed guests back in May, more than a year after the travel industry shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Topics: Planning a Vacation

Best Places to Visit in China

The list of the best places to visit in China is long because there is so much to see in this massive, ancient, endlessly varied Asian nation. China covers 3.7 million acres. It contains megacities, the towering Himalayas, lush forests, the sprawling Gobi Desert, tropical islands, and many more diverse environments.

The country is home to 3,000 years of history, and the world’s largest population at 1.3 billion people. 

The most popular places to visit in China are spectacular displays of history, natural beauty, and culture. From the centuries-old treasures hidden within the fortified walls of the Forbidden City, to the thick bamboo forests lining the scenic banks of the Yangtze River, there is no shortage of memorable places in China to visit.

Here are just a few of our favorite places to visit in China. 

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Topics: Asia, Planning a Vacation

America's Bucket list - Travel to our National Parks

When westward expansion threatened America’s wildlife and wilderness, a “nation’s park, containing man and beast in all the wild and freshness of their nature’s beauty” was proposed.

A century later, the National Parks System now encompasses nearly 400 parks and monuments. These natural wonders, which were set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, are among America’s greatest treasures—bucket list National Parks you will not want to miss.

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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Inspiration

Vacations to Plan a Year in Advance


Last-minute trips to exotic locales can be a fun indulgence. But for many vacations, a bit more long-term preparation helps ease the stress and anxiety that can go with planning a getaway. 

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Topics: Planning a Vacation

Top European Destinations to Visit in Spring

The snow has melted and blooms now carpet the landscape in brilliant colors as Europe rolls out the welcome mat for travelers.

Spring is the ideal time to grab your passport and consider the best places to travel in Europe in the spring. March, April and May offer more than just pleasant weather and longer days for sightseeing—the shoulder season also brings more affordable airfares and accommodations.

Join the locals as they head outdoors to celebrate the season and visit five of our must-see places in Europe in spring.

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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration

Most Beautiful Places To Visit In The Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is one of the most scenic and beautiful areas of the United States, boasting diverse sights such as beaches, mountains, and much more. In addition to being famous for its gorgeous scenery, the Pacific Northwest also features some of the most charming towns with delicious food, art, and quaint shops.

When planning a trip to this region, there are some spots you won’t want to miss. Luckily, a guided tour makes it easy to see the top sights. Read on to find out the top places to visit in the Pacific Northwest, and let us help you experience one of the best Pacific Northwest vacations.

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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration

36 Facts About Hawaii

There are countless interesting facts about Hawaii. Because the islands are thousands of miles away from their nearest neighbor, the environment and culture developed and adapted in fascinating and unique ways. The intriguing stories and facts about Hawaii’s human and natural history could fill a book, but there are plenty of amusing facts about Hawaii, too.

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Topics: Hawaii, History