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Top 9 Things To Do in Copenhagen



If you’re looking for the best reason to visit Copenhagen, you won’t find it in a guidebook. Those in the know come here for the attitude, the feeling—what the Danes call hygge. Something akin to coziness, it’s that feeling of homeyness that comes from curling up with a good book, wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket, or gathering together with dear friends. While you may have never walked Copenhagen’s cobblestone streets, the warm sense of welcome is something everyone will recognize. 




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Topics: Europe


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


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


What to Eat & Know When Dining in Prague



With people around the world discovering this iconic city, and a culinary awakening welcoming a flurry of new restaurants, it would seem the communist days of state-licensed dining are a thing of the past for Prague. Instead, travelers are welcomed by bustling pubs with hearty local fare, charming outdoor cafes and fine-dining restaurants aplenty. Here are a few tips on what to eat and what to know when dining out in the “city of a hundred spires”:




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Topics: Europe


8 Foods to Eat in Iceland



Mention Iceland and most people immediately think of cascading waterfalls and rugged mountain cliffs, brilliantly-colored auroras and towering glaciers. What doesn’t often come to mind is Icelandic cuisine.




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Topics: Europe


Essential Phrases for traveling in Portugal



When we think of great European vacations, our thoughts often turn to France, Italy and Great Britain. And while these are certainly exciting travel options, don’t forget one of the hottest destinations in Europe: Portugal. Recently named Travel + Leisure’s Destination of the Year, Portugal is perhaps the best overall value among all the countries in the eurozone. And thanks to its vibrant cultural and thriving artistic and culinary scenes, this historic spot on the Iberian Peninsula is having quite a moment. To make the most of your travels there, plan to master some basic Portuguese sayings:




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Topics: Europe


Top Girlfriend Getaways



Time with your family is a great way to spend a vacation, and a romantic getaway is certainly a must…but sometimes what you need most is one-on-one time with your BFFs. A Girls Weekend isn’t just fun, it’s essential to maintaining your friendships. From Old World villages to beachside retreats, museum hopping to holiday celebrations, we’ve got some incredible ways for you to reconnect and enjoy time with your girlfriends:




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Topics: Europe, Oberammergau, Rose Parade, senior travel, Planning a Vacation


Making the most of a Transatlantic cruise



In the golden days of travel a transatlantic crossing was only for the fabulously rich and famous, but today anyone can enjoy a grand ocean voyage. With a nice mix of days spent on the water and in port, this land and sea vacation proves that the joy is truly in the journey. Here are some things to consider when embarking on a transatlantic cruise:




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Topics: Europe


A Trip for Every Mother



Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Some express their love quietly, while others shout it out for everyone to hear. All of them love us, and on Mother’s Day, we get to remind them we love them right back. 

This Mother’s Day, why confine yourself to gifts of flowers and brunch? Show the mom in our life you really care by giving her the trip of a lifetime. Perhaps she’d like a romantic cruise for two, or maybe a land adventure. It all depends on what type of mom you have.

While we can’t say for sure which trip your mom would like best, we do know a little about what certain types of moms like. So, here’s a list of the most common moms we see on our tours, and the type of tours we most often see them on.




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Topics: Americas, Europe, US National Parks, River Cruises, History, Balloon Fiesta, Rose Parade, Hawaii, Asia, Alaska, New England/Canada


The World’s Best-Loved Passion Play: Oberammergau's Legacy



In 1634 a group of bedraggled citizens gathered in a cemetery next to the town church. They were tired and weary, and by the looks on their faces they’d been through a lot. Crowded around the tombstones were about 70 people, all that was left of the town. There, on the same plot of earth were several of their friends and family had recently been laid to rest, they would perform a play -- the Passion of the Christ.




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Topics: Europe, Oberammergau