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Top Things to Do in Cody, Wyoming




Saddle up for a visit to the Wild West capital of Cody, Wyoming. Founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, this quintessential frontier town is home to art, history, and one of America’s most legendary rodeos. Here are the top five things to do and see in this Rocky Mountain mecca!




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Topics: Americas


How to Prep for Your Flight If You’re Worried About Running Late



Before your vacation can begin, you must first catch your flight. While that sounds simple, making it to the airport on time and navigating the terminal is easier said than done. You may have several questions: Can I check in for my flight online? How late can I check in for my flight? What happens if I miss my flight?

You must check in for domestic flights 60 minutes before boarding time. For international flights, you must check in 90 minutes beforehand. To avoid running late for your flight, take the following precautions to keep your travel plans as seamless as possible.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Travel Trivia Quiz with YMT Vacations



Put your travel trivia knowledge to the test with this fun, interactive quiz!

Our world is full of landscapes, creatures, and vistas just waiting to be experienced. Delve into the quiz and discover facts about places near and far — and maybe even get inspired to plan your next global getaway!




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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


Why You Should Consider a Cruise for Your First Trip to Hawaii



Hawaii makes us think of sun-drenched beaches, swaying palm trees, lush forests, and the “aloha” spirit. From whale watching on Maui’s signature Kaanapali Beach to visiting Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii offers everything you could want in a tropical getaway. To make traveling between its islands easier, many opt for a Hawaii island cruise. Here is why you should consider it too.




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Topics: Hawaii


6 Things You Shouldn’t Hide from Your Cruise and Tour Provider



You’ve done the research and chosen an incredible trip. There’s nothing left to do now other than wait and enjoy the fruits of your labor, right? Well, almost. There are a few factors to take care of before your vacation to help ensure a successful trip.

You’ll need to disclose a few details that may feel relatively small or insignificant, but they could have a major impact on your cruise. Communication with your cruise line or tour provider is key to your trip’s success, so be sure to share these six key things in advance.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips


Quiz: What National Park Should You Visit?



The United States boast some of the world’s best National Parks. The 62 parks protect over 52 million acres and are filled with beautiful scenery, diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Ranging from 0.02 acres to over 13 million, each park recounts a fascinating history of our natural world. From custom experiences atop the nation's highest peaks to guided tours of some of the world's longest-living trees, YMT Vacations makes it easy to decide which national parks to visit.

Each national park displays incredible features that make for unique vacation experiences based on your interests. Not sure which park to visit first? Take this quiz and get match to the park best suited for you!




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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


Is There a Real Southfork Ranch?



Glamorous magnets for drama, the impossibly wealthy Ewing family dominated television from the late 1970s through the early 1990s on the primetime tv series Dallas. Their constant scheming, backstabbing, cheating, and deception gripped viewers—350 million people around the world tuned in on November 21, 1980, to find out who shot J.R.—and one of the most popular characters was the opulent setting itself.




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Topics: Americas, History


The Best Newport Mansions



Newport, Rhode Island was the summer playground of the rich and powerful during America’s Gilded Age. At the turn of the 20th century, American commerce experienced an unprecedented boom. Railroad, banking, oil, steel, and mining tycoons earned massive fortunes that they spent lavishly on their image and lifestyles. They wanted to show off their status as American royalty. For the very rich, nowhere was showier than their Newport mansions.




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Topics: Americas


European Etiquette Guide



Taking a trip to Europe promises plenty of adventures and memories that will be cherished long after the trip. But an international trip also involves planning – and an important part of planning should include researching travel etiquette in Europe. As etiquette rules in different countries vary, you’ll want to brush up on the current norms in the country (or countries) you’ll be visiting.

Get familiar with the travel etiquette tips below as you prepare for your upcoming trip to Europe and you may find yourself blending in with the locals!




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips


Guiding Lights: New England’s Lighthouses




Coastal New England is a slice of Americana. A place where centuries-old clapboard houses sit alongside mansions built by Quaker sea captains. Where the rhythm of waves provides the soundtrack of the clam shacks where salty old men tell their tales. There is an abundance of beauty up and down this 6,000-mile stretch of coastline. Towering over it all are the classic lighthouses in New England.




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Topics: Americas


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