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Best National Parks to Visit During the Summer



Visiting a national park can be a completely different experience from season to season. Each time of the year brings its own challenges and new adventures with it. With warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and plentiful sunshine, summer is the perfect season to visit many national parks. Be sure to keep these tips in mind.




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Topics: Americas


Tips for Going to Alaska For the First Time



A trip to Alaska is a bucket list trip—traveling to the 49th state is a dream come true for many of our guests—but it can also be overwhelming.

If this is your first time to Alaska, here are some things to keep in mind to make the most of your time in the Frontier State.




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Topics: Alaska


4 Most Popular Wine Regions In Europe



Some people say that wine in Europe is equivalent to water in America. Wine is a distinct part of European. In fact, it predates ancient Rome and Greece.

During your European travels, you will not only experience how art, history, and the sciences have influenced various regions of a country, but also observe first-hand how wine acts as an important part of life there. 

Studies tout the benefits of wine in moderation. It has been shown that wine contains antioxidants, promotes longevity, and reduces the risks of certain diseases. What great reasons to raise a glass!




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Topics: Europe


8 Reasons Why Travel Insurance is a Must Before a Trip



Purchasing travel insurance is a great way to protect yourself from unexpected problems before or during a vacation. It’s a relatively low cost, hassle-free expense that we highly recommend you build into your budget.




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Topics: Travel Tips


Kiwi Slang phrases Every Traveler to New Zealand Should Know



New Zealanders—Kiwis for those in the know—are famous for speaking in their own unique dialect. Not convinced? Just listen to any local conversation. Fast and sometimes quite thickly accented, the regional speech is packed with Kiwi slang that often requires a translator.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Australia, New Zealand


Top Bucket List Vacation Destinations in 2021



With a turn of the calendar to 2021, a fresh start has arrived. The world beckons us to explore new destinations, embark on exciting tours, and savor new experiences. From Italy and Ireland to Peru and Hawaii, you can say hello to a clean slate and new beginnings. 




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Topics: Travel Tips


What to Pack for Italy



Italian summer weather is bellissimo, meaning beautiful: hot, sunny, and dry for the most part. The invigorating Mediterranean climate is ideal for traveling and sightseeing, but deciding what to pack for Italy can be challenging. The country has several microclimates, including mountainous regions and islands.

Whether visiting the Vatican in Rome or admiring Renaissance art in Florence, YMT has the essential packing list for your next visit to Italy.




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Topics: Europe, Packing Lists


Must See Western National Parks to Visit for First Timers



The United States boasts 62 national parks spread over 31 states and territories. These range from small parks to large, famous ones such as Yellowstone and its most popular attraction, Old Faithful.

The western part of the U.S. has the most national parks, including the acclaimed Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Arches, and Sequoia National Parks. That makes the west an ideal destination to easily explore a variety of parks. These are our top five western national parks for first-timers.




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Topics: US National Parks


10 Foods to Eat in Hawaii



You’ve finally made it to Hawaii. You have an umbrella drink in one hand, a paperback in the other, and your only shoes are several pairs of brightly colored flip flops. But before you get the idea that a Hawaiian escape is all about the pool deck, we invite you to head a bit further afield to discover local Hawaiian food and the real flavors of the islands.

Pull up a seat at the table and enjoy the best of the Aloha State with these 10 beloved foods to eat in Hawaii:




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Topics: Hawaii


Travel Quiz: Where Should You Travel Next in North America?



Sometimes it’s difficult to decide where to go on your next vacation. From tropical getaways to national parks and historic road trips, the options are seemingly endless.

To help you choose your next North America getaway and determine the type of traveler you are, we have created a Travel Destination Quiz. By answering a few simple questions, our quiz will help you choose the right destination to meet your needs and send you on a phenomenal North American vacation.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Quizzes