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Alaska to Yukon: Top of the world highway



The Top of the World Highway is a scenic 79-mile mountain road from the Yukon River in Canada to the Taylor Highway in Alaska. It winds its way along the crests of hills and mountains, providing spectacular panoramic views.




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Topics: Alaska, Travel Tips


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 May 3, 2023.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


Top European Capitals to Visit



The capital cities of Europe feature some of the most picturesque scenery and architecture in the world. Historic sites, grand festivals, and local cuisine help shape the culture and identity of each city.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


What to Expect While Traveling During COVID



Travel is one of the things that people have missed most during COVID. The excitement of it, the anticipation, the beauty, the human connection. We’ve longed to feel the joy and freedom that only travel can provide.

Now finally, we’re starting to be able to travel again.

The experience of travel today looks a little different. States are loosening restrictions and certain countries like Greece and Iceland are reopening to travelers, while others remain closed. There are new rules to plan for when traveling, including social distancing, mask wearing, and COVID tests and vaccines. Regulations change often and vary by location, which makes flexibility and patience more important than ever.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips


"Slow Travel" your way through 2021



Bucket-list trips, destinations, and experiences are something we all talk and dream about. We imagine that ultimate getaway to a magical place where the greatest natural wonders, monuments, and sights await.

But when you envision that, does it sometimes seem a bit overwhelming? Perhaps maybe even hectic? What if we told you there was another way—a more laid-back way—to experience any destination?




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Inspiration


Italian Sayings and Phrases to Know



Ciao! Without even realizing it, you’ve probably long known at least one Italian word—hello. Italy is a bucket-list destination for many travel lovers, and it is easy to see why.

Boasting an enviable mixture of cosmopolitan cities and small villages, history and art, food and wine; Italy—with its sun-drenched piazzas and Tuscan hills—is one of the most popular places to visit in the world.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips


10 Native Australian Animals



Many of Australia’s most famous animals could certainly be considered “quirky.” Their unique adaptations make them perfect for surviving on the isolated land mass, and the opportunity to see them in person is well worth the long flight.

The giant jumping kangaroo, the cantankerous Tasmanian devil, and the monstrous saltwater crocodile are just a few of the fascinating creatures to look for in the Land Down Under. Whether at the zoo or in the wild, keep your eyes peeled for these ten exotic animals on your Australian adventure.




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Topics: Australia


Unusual European Traditions You May Have Never Heard Of Before



Traveling to new destinations around the world is a brilliant way to learn about new cultures and traditions. Think about your family or community and the traditions that help make them unique and special. Would your traditions seem strange to others?

As you traverse the globe, you will encounter traditions that may seem strange to you, but they are exactly what makes traveling such an adventure.




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Topics: Europe


What’s an Optional Tour?



Guided tours, cruises, and most packaged vacations offer optional tours in addition to included activities. An optional tour, which can also be called an optional activity or optional excursion, is an extra special experience not included in the base price of your vacation.

They are enhancements, experiences, dining or events that can be booked a la carte at your discretion. They are the cherry on the sundae, the final flourish of a great work of art, the personally significant moments that turn a great vacation into the best trip of your life.




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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips, Travel Inspiration


Things to Do While Traveling Through Ring of Kerry, Ireland



Driving the Ring of Kerry is as essential to an Irish vacation as enjoying a pint of Guinness down the pub. This 111-mile loop winds its way through much of the Emerald Isle’s best coastal scenery.

It meanders through Country Kerry’s the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland’s rugged southwest. You will drive past lakes, castles, tiny villages, and ancient ruins—highlighting the brilliance of the tiny island in technicolor green. 




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Topics: Europe