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5 Must-Eat Foods around the World



Nothing allows you to embrace the open-minded spirit of travel—the willingness to risk and to experience something entirely new, unexpected, and potentially spectacular—like trying local foods. When you step off a long flight, do you seek out burgers and fries? Or do you embrace the culture and take a big bite of adventure?

Many of our tours allow YMT guests to delight in the delicious food offerings of new and exciting destinations. Here are some of the best dishes to try in the places that made them famous:




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Topics: Travel Tips, France, Asia, Hawaii, Italy, Spain


The First-Timer's Guide To Visiting Alaska



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 you’re a first timer, 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


Best Destinations in the World to Visit



When readers of Travel + Leisure ranked the World’s Best Awards for 2018, several YMT Vacations destinations topped the list. From culinary hot spots to old-world villages and cosmopolitan cities, there’s plenty to choose from. Take a look at these winning destinations sure to make your bucket list, and inspire some serious wanderlust:




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Topics: Travel Tips, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Americas


Travel Wales on the World’s Oldest Narrow-Gauge Railway



The Ffestiniog Railroad is the oldest surviving railroad company in the world, employing a vintage steam engine in operation since 1832. Located in Gwynedd, Wales inside the Snowdonia National Park, this narrow-gauge heritage railway was created to run slate from the small mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to the Welsh coast to be loaded onto ships for export.




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Topics: England


Top 15 Must Eat Foods in France



Fine dining is a birthright for the French, but with so much to savor where does one begin? Here are 15 foods every visitor to France should eat:




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Topics: France, Travel Tips


Hawaii's Recent Ban On Sunscreens And How It Will Affect You



Hawaii’s crystal-clear but fragile reefs and ocean life are one of the great attractions of the Aloha state, and a resource the state wants to protect for both tourists and locals alike. It’s for this reason governor David Ige signed a sunscreen ban into law on July 3, 2018—a law that doesn’t actually ban all sunscreen, only sunblock products containing certain chemicals.




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Topics: Hawaii


Beating The Heat in The Summer Months



Perhaps you’re exploring the national parks this summer, or taking that long-awaited Caribbean and Mediterranean cruise. No matter where you go, you’re going to want to find ways to beat the heat, so we’ve assembled a few ways to stay cool when the sun’s trying to melt the pavement.




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Topics: Travel Tips


Alaska's Native Animals



Alaska is known throughout the world for its spectacular wildlife—a pack of wolves hunting together in the moonlight, a bald eagle silently dragging a single golden talon across a glassy lake, a greedy bear cub clumsily learning how to catch spawning salmon. Images of Alaskan fauna are some of the most important visuals in what we now think of as the wilds of America, and are a large part of what created our nation’s very identity. Below are just a few of the beautiful animals you might catch a glimpse of in the “The Last Frontier.”




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Topics: Alaska


10 Reasons to Visit Europe in Spring



The long, cold days of winter are over, the sun is shining and there is no reason not to head to Europe in the spring. From the colorful cherry blossoms to the outdoor concerts, there’s plenty to do. Here are the top 10 reasons to take a springtime European holiday:




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Topics: Europe


8 Top Tips for an Alaskan Vacation



As the days grow longer and the weather warms, travelers heed the call of the wild and head to the Frontier State. Hulking moose meander alongside the roadway and icebergs the size of school buses break from glaciers before crashing into the sea. There are totems where history is carved in wood and an endless stretch of sky where snow-covered mountains kiss the clouds. If an Alaskan adventure is in your plans, here are some need-to-know travel tips to help you make the most of your time:




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Topics: Alaska