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5 Ways to Prevent Seasickness On a Cruise



Don’t let the possibility of seasickness prevent you from booking the cruise of your dreams! Seasickness occurs when your brain receives conflicting signals from your senses. These mixed messages throw our bodies off balance and may result in dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, River Cruises, International Travel


General Sherman and General Grant Trees



Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, neighboring parks jointly administered by the NPS, are some of California’s finest. Located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, they have lush green meadows, thundering rivers, mighty mountains, a very healthy bear population, and sprawling groves of jaw-droppingly massive trees. They are home to two of the world’s largest living trees, the noble sequoia tree neighbors General Sherman and General Grant.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Tips


8 Tips for Traveling Like a Local



Travel like a local on your next international vacation in order to get a deeper sense of understanding about the people and culture. If traveling like a local sounds intimidating, rest assured that you do not have to give up the comforts of a vacation or ditch your pre-set plans. After all, you are still there to relax and have a good time! Here are 8 tips for traveling like a local:




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Topics: Travel Tips, International Travel


10 Must-Pack Items When Taking a Cruise



You’ve been looking forward to your YMT Vacations Cruise for a long time. Your bags are packed and ready to go with everything you need – or so you think! Knowing what to pack for a cruise may seem straightforward, but vacations on a cruise ship are very different from land travel. This is especially true if you are booked on a transatlantic cruise, which can last up to 4 weeks. Before you zip up your suitcase for good, review these 10 must-pack items:




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Topics: Travel Tips, River Cruises


Airport and Airline Hacks to Know



Your vacation should be fun and relaxing, but dealing with airlines and chaos at the airport can add unnecessary stress to the whole experience. To have a smooth journey from start to finish, there are some key airport hacks and airline hacks you can utilize to ensure comfort and peace of mind.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Vienna's World-Famous Ferris Wheel at the Prater



Visitors to Austria can check out the Prater amusement park in Vienna and ride the Giant Ferris Wheel—known as the Wiener Riesenrad in German—for a breathtaking view of Austria’s capital city and the glorious Danube River. The Prater is a historic fairground in the center of Vienna with walking paths, sporting facilities, numerous dining options, and rides, including the not-to-be-missed Ferris wheel. The Pater Ferris Wheel is one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions and is a symbol of the city for many.




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Topics: Europe


Tips To Determine How Much To Pack For Your Trip



What to pack for trips varies based on multiple factors. Items you pack for your summer vacation in July will differ for a winter getaway in December. Deciding how much to pack comes down to your destination, the length of your trip, weather, and excursions.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Do I Need a REAL ID to Fly?



You may be wondering what the REAL ID Act is, and how it changes the ID requirements for boarding domestic flights. But why do we have this new law? When does it go into effect? What does it mean? How will it affect you? We did the research for you, and have broken down what it means for travelers starting on October 1, 2020.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


5 Destinations To Visit As Soon As You Retire



Retirement is the ideal time to travel. Say goodbye to days spent packed with meetings, phone calls, and paperwork. Say hello to a leisurely lifestyle doing things you love and taking up hobbies that capture your interest! Retirement travel is the most desirable activity for baby boomers, and it’s time for you to take advantage of an open schedule to go wherever and whenever you want, for as long as you want.




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Topics: Asia, Planning a Vacation, Europe, US National Parks, China, Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Australia, International Travel


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