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Popular Film Locations In The World You Didn't Know You Could Visit

All movies are created to transport us into a different world for a few hours, but some films capture our imaginations so deeply we’re moved to grab our passports just for the chance to experience the story for ourselves. Here are a few films with spectacular real-life locations that you can visit on your travels:

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Topics: Planning a Vacation

The Perfect Travel Experience - Why Guided Tours are 2019’s Hottest Travel Trend


Guided tours are one of the best and easiest ways to see the world. When it comes to low stress levels, favorable prices, pure enjoyment, and a guaranteed way to learn about the places you visit, guided tours are an invaluable experience. That makes guided tours the hottest travel trend of 2019.

Still not convinced?

Here are 8 reasons why guided tours should be on your radar:

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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel

How To Use Your Company's Unlimited Vacation Policy The Right Way

Unlimited vacation is becoming increasingly popular in today’s workplace. The idea behind unlimited paid time off (PTO) is that employees are allowed to take as much time off as they want, under the expectation that productivity will not suffer. While the concept is exciting, it can also be confusing. If your workplace has recently implemented this policy or you have switched to a company with unlimited PTO, expectations may be unclear on how to use it and how to communicate your time off. Here are some best practices when it comes to using unlimited vacation the right way:

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Topics: Travel Tips

Your Guide To Tipping When Traveling Abroad

Escorted tours make visiting new countries easy and convenient. Your tour company will take care of booking everything from transportation, hotels, and meals. But there will likely be occasions where you go out with your new travel friends to have dinner or plan an excursion independently. During those times, tipping is a great way to show appreciation for the various services you experience abroad, but expectations differ across continents and may even differ among countries in the same region. We’ve compiled general guidelines on how to tip when traveling to various destinations:

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Topics: Asia, Americas, Europe, Travel Tips, Australia, New Zealand

How To Pack For Your Ireland vacation

Packing for vacations in Ireland can be tricky, even for frequent travelers. One would think a reasonable amount of sunshine and warmth would be the norm for trips between April and September, but that is not the case. In fact, temperatures rarely get higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak of summer! With so much uncertainty when it comes to the weather, you may be asking yourself, “Where do I even get started?”

Regardless of season, there are some standard items you should include in your luggage, and below is a packing list of must-haves for your upcoming Ireland vacation:

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Topics: Ireland, Packing Lists

Five Factors To Consider When Planning Retirement Travel

If you are recently retired and looking to book your celebratory trip, you have many advantages when it comes to finding the perfect vacation. Whether you worked a standard 9-to-5-desk job, had the ability to work remotely, or set your own hours, chances are you’ve never had the flexibility and freedom that you do at this very moment! When researching tours and packages that align with your interests, we’ve compiled five factors to consider for optimizing your retirement travels!

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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Solo Travel

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

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