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Traveling Abroad with Medication



If you’re planning a trip abroad and you take prescription medication, don’t just toss your bottles into your bags. You’ll want to ensure you know the rules about traveling and flying with medication and do some pre-planning. Read below to find out what you need to know before you hit the road.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips


British Words & Phrases Americans Don’t Understand



While Americans and Brits technically speak the same language, all it takes is five minutes down the local to realize that theirs is a very different form of English. From insults to compliments, technical talk to slang, there’s plenty to confound those of us from across the pond. Learn how to navigate this foreign land with just a few common British English words and phrases:




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Topics: Europe, England


10 Tips for Photographing Fall Foliage




Every fall, New England is set ablaze in an explosion of autumn foliage. The lush green of summer gives way to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. The season slowly shifts. Dusk creeps in earlier each day as the crisp air hints at the coming of winter. Brisk gusts shake the trees, rattling down a rainbow of crunchy leaves as the annual crowd of “leaf-peepers” arrive to catch the show.

The colors are spectacular in person, but capturing their beauty in photos can be a real challenge. Discover our favorite, tried and true, easy to follow fall foliage photo tips.





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Topics: Americas


Native Animals Found in Alaska



Alaska is known throughout the world for its spectacular wildlife—a pack of wolves hunting together in the moonlight, a bald eagle silently dragging a single golden talon across a glassy lake, a greedy bear cub clumsily learning how to catch spawning salmon.

Images of Alaskan fauna are some of the most important visuals in what we now think of as the wilds of America, and are a large part of what created our nation’s very identity.

Below are just a few of the beautiful animals you might catch a glimpse of in the “The Last Frontier.”




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Topics: Alaska


Hawaii Vacation Packages: Multi-Island Options



If you’re passionate about guided travel, then you’re sure to enjoy one of YMT’s Hawaii island hopping vacation packages. We have a variety of multi-island tours that are absolutely perfect for guests who want to see and feel what makes each island so distinct. Do you prefer the excitement and abundant entertainment of Oahu? The easygoing charm of the Big Island of Hawaii? The serenity of Kauai, the “Garden Isle”? Or Maui’s unique blend of historic appeal and breathtaking nature?

Whether this is your first or tenth visit to the islands, you are in for a major treat by joining us on a guided tour, the best way to see more of Hawaii.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Hawaii


10 Best Cities to Visit Within the U.S.



There is a great variety of dynamic cities in the US to visit, each with its own unique culture, history and attractions. When planning a trip within the United States, you’ll want to be sure to include one or more must visit cities in the US on your itinerary.




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Topics: Americas


Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign



Are you trying to figure out where to go for your next vacation? You can look to the stars to help you decide! We’ve put together a helpful list of the best vacation destinations for each sign, from charismatic Capricorns to regal Leos. What’s your sign? And where will it lead you? 




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


The World’s Best-Loved Passion Play: Oberammergau's Legacy



In 2022 you can watch the Oberammergau Passion Play, a once-in-a-decade performance put on by a tiny German village perched high in the Bavarian Alps. You’ll see a cast of thousands of local children, adults, and animals reenact the final days of Christ’s life in an elaborate tradition dating back nearly 400 years.

It is the oldest, most famous, and most popular Passion Play in the world. The play is expected to draw over half a million people across its 103 shows scheduled for 2022.




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Topics: Europe, Oberammergau


Taking Travel Photos with a Smartphone



For many travelers, taking photos that document their journey is an important part of the travel experience. And for photography lovers, there is nothing quite like the quality images and satisfaction of using a DSLR-style camera. But lugging one around on vacation can be downright cumbersome. So...how do you capture amazing photos without a DSLR camera? A Smartphone.

That’s right. With today’s advanced technology, smartphone cameras take brilliant images. Plus, a Smartphone is small, light and easy to carry. You don’t need the hassle of carrying a heavy camera and equipment, which can take up precious space in your travel bags.




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Topics: Travel Tips


National Parks with the Best Wildlife Viewing




National Parks are the best place to see wildlife in USA. They offer protected habitats for wild animals to roam freely. Visitors can observe wildlife as they live and interact with each other in their natural environment.




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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Travel Inspiration