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Traveling Abroad with Medication

If you’re planning a trip abroad and you take prescription medication, don’t just toss your bottles into your bags. You’ll want to ensure you know the rules about traveling and flying with medication and do some pre-planning. Read below to find out what you need to know before you hit the road.

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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Travel Tips

Hawaii Vacation Packages: Multi-Island Options

If you’re passionate about guided travel, then you’re sure to enjoy one of YMT’s Hawaii island hopping vacation packages. We have a variety of multi-island tours that are absolutely perfect for guests who want to see and feel what makes each island so distinct. Do you prefer the excitement and abundant entertainment of Oahu? The easygoing charm of the Big Island of Hawaii? The serenity of Kauai, the “Garden Isle”? Or Maui’s unique blend of historic appeal and breathtaking nature?

Whether this is your first or tenth visit to the islands, you are in for a major treat by joining us on a guided tour, the best way to see more of Hawaii.

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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Hawaii

Where You Should Travel Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Are you trying to figure out where to go for your next vacation? You can look to the stars to help you decide! We’ve put together a helpful list of the best vacation destinations for each sign, from charismatic Capricorns to regal Leos. What’s your sign? And where will it lead you? 

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Topics: Planning a Vacation, Quizzes, Travel Inspiration

National Parks with the Best Wildlife Viewing

National Parks are the best place to see wildlife in USA. They offer protected habitats for wild animals to roam freely. Visitors can observe wildlife as they live and interact with each other in their natural environment.

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Topics: Americas, Planning a Vacation, Travel Inspiration

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

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

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

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