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14 Common Hawaiian Words and Phrases You Should Know Before Visiting Hawaii




Getting ready for a trip to Hawaii and not sure what words and phrases you should know when communicating with locals? While Hawaii is an English-speaking state, it wasn’t made a state until 1959. Because of this, the native Hawaiian language still plays a strong role in today’s Hawaiian lifestyle.




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Topics: Hawaii


South African Animals



South African animals are some of the most iconic wildlife in the world. It’s home to nearly 300 mammal species, 450 reptile and amphibian species, and almost 850 different kinds of birds. This southernmost nation in Africa is a dream destination for animal lovers. South Africa is the best place in the world to the see legendary “Big 5” and countless other incredible animals.




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Topics: Africa


Visitors Guide to Washington D.C.



Washington D.C. offers many wonderful opportunities to learn about American history in fun and engaging ways. Visiting Washington D.C. monuments and memorials, as well as museums, is a great way to immerse yourself in this country’s past.




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Topics: Americas


What to Do in Quebec City



Visitors figuring out what to do in Quebec City have an embarrassment of riches to choose from. This French-speaking city at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saint-Charles Rivers is teeming with history, culture, and both natural and man-made beauty.




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Topics: Americas, New England/Canada


History of Trevi Fountain: Why You Should Toss A Coin In?



Where is the Trevi Fountain and why is it such a big attraction? One of the most famous fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain is located in the Quirinale District of Rome. Every year, visitors flock to the Baroque-style fountain to toss a coin in and make a wish. The name Trevi comes from a combination of Italian words— “tre” which means three and “vie” meaning roads. At the time of its construction, it sat at the intersection of Rome’s three most important roads.




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Topics: Europe


The Daddy of ‘em All: Cheyenne, Wyoming’s Frontier Days




Since 1897 the small town of Cheyenne, Wyoming has hosted Frontier Days, an outdoor rodeo and western celebration that claims to be the largest of its kind. The event kicks off the Sunday before with the annual walking of the steers, where hundreds of animals are ushered some three miles into Frontier Park to await the festivities.




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Topics: Americas


Return to Travel



 

Our domestic tours have resumed operations, and travelers are thrilled to be on the road again! YMT Vacations welcomed guests back in May, more than a year after the travel industry shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  




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Topics: Planning a Vacation


Best Places to Visit in China



The list of the best places to visit in China is long because there is so much to see in this massive, ancient, endlessly varied Asian nation. China covers 3.7 million acres. It contains megacities, the towering Himalayas, lush forests, the sprawling Gobi Desert, tropical islands, and many more diverse environments.

The country is home to 3,000 years of history, and the world’s largest population at 1.3 billion people. 

The most popular places to visit in China are spectacular displays of history, natural beauty, and culture. From the centuries-old treasures hidden within the fortified walls of the Forbidden City, to the thick bamboo forests lining the scenic banks of the Yangtze River, there is no shortage of memorable places in China to visit.

Here are just a few of our favorite places to visit in China. 




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Topics: Asia, Planning a Vacation


America's Bucket list - Travel to our National Parks



When westward expansion threatened America’s wildlife and wilderness, a “nation’s park, containing man and beast in all the wild and freshness of their nature’s beauty” was proposed.

A century later, the National Parks System now encompasses nearly 400 parks and monuments. These natural wonders, which were set aside for the benefit and enjoyment of the people, are among America’s greatest treasures—bucket list National Parks you will not want to miss.




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Topics: Americas, US National Parks, Travel Inspiration


Vacations to Plan a Year in Advance



 

Last-minute trips to exotic locales can be a fun indulgence. But for many vacations, a bit more long-term preparation helps ease the stress and anxiety that can go with planning a getaway. 




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Topics: Planning a Vacation