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Best Places To Visit In 2019



Whether you’re chasing the sun, searching for fall foliage, or looking for your own winter wonderland, seasonal travel opens up a world of vacation possibilities… literally! Not only can you enjoy the best climate for your desired activities, you can also avoid crowds and make the most of your budget. Here’s a guide to the best places to visit in 2019 by season:




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Topics: Europe, Cuba, Hawaii, US National Parks, Americas


8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites To Put On Your Bucket List



With so many things to see and do in the world how do you determine where you’ll go next? To help make your travel plans easier, we suggest you look to UNESCO, or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Each year this organization identifies World Heritage sites—buildings and archeological sites, natural wonders and national parks— chosen for their outstanding value to humanity. From the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Sydney Opera House, each of the now 1,073 UNESCO sites on the World Heritage list are a rare privilege to explore. Here are just a few of the ones you can add to your travel bucket list:




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Topics: Asia, Europe


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 culture and did you know it predates the Romans? 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 firsthand how wine acts as an important part of life.




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Topics: Europe


Top European Destinations To Visit In Spring



The snow has melted, and blooms now carpet the landscape in brilliant colors as Europe rolls out the welcome mat for travelers. Spring is the ideal time to grab your passport, pack your bags, and head abroad. March, April and May offer more than just pleasant weather and longer days for sightseeing—the shoulder season also brings more affordable airfares and accommodations. Join the locals as they head outdoors to celebrate the season at five of our favorite springtime destinations:




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Topics: Europe


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