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Travel Trivia Quiz with YMT Vacations



Do you consider yourself an expert on travel trivia? Put your know-how to the test with our fun quiz about destinations across the globe! These interesting facts might even inspire your next vacation.




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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


How to Spend One Day in Los Angeles



Los Angeles is a city where dreams come true and the lights shine bright. Whether from the stars in Hollywood, the streetlights of its vibrant neighborhoods, or the sunshine that bathes the city year-round.

LA is as magical as any of the fictional worlds it’s brought to life, with a wonderfully eclectic mix of people to meet and experiences to enjoy. Many YMT employees are based in the City of Angels and are able to offer you insider tips on how go enjoy the perfect day in LA. Here are our “must-sees” in Los Angeles in one day.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration


10 Powerful Memorial Sites Everyone Should See



Paying respects to those who have passed away is one of our strongest natural human instincts. It is said that if we remember someone they are never really gone.

There are some incredible memorials to see across the world. They honor both fighters and civilians that have been impacted by war and conflict. These memorials are painful yet important reminders for us to be grateful for every moment, and to truly cherish those we love.

Here are ten of the most powerful memorials found in the Unites States, Europe, and Vietnam.




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Topics: Senior Travel, Travel Inspiration


8 Best National Parks in Canada You Need to Visit



The Canadian National Park system contains some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. This world-renowned collection of 37 parks and 10 park preserves represents the best of what Canada has to offer. From beaches to the Rocky Mountains and everything in between, these national parks in Canada are full of dazzling natural beauty you will never forget.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration


Best Things to Do in Santorini, Greece



Santorini is as dramatically beautiful as any Mediterranean island. Located in the middle of the sapphire Aegean Sea, Santorini is the rim of the massive crater of a long-dormant volcano. Steep cliffs rise all around this volcanic caldera, countless whitewashed buildings lining its rocky face.

Santorini is one of the most popular Greek Islands thanks to its dazzling beauty, unique history, and irresistible atmosphere of fun and magic.

Visitors to Santorini are spoiled for choice. Regardless of your interests, there is sure to be something that catches your eye on this queen of the Greek islands.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Inspiration


Top 4 European Rivers to Experience on a River Cruise



A river cruise is one of the best ways to see a lot of Europe’s most stunning scenery on one easy and fun trip. Much like an ocean cruise, you get the benefit of living aboard a comfortable floating hotel. All your needs are taken care of on the water, and you get to enjoy port stops at the most iconic destinations along your route.

European river cruises enable you to get the most out of your time in Europe. They take travelers from great city to great city, past lush countryside, towering castles, ancient villages, and climbing vineyards. You will be able to see countless landmarks in style and comfort. River cruising is an exceptional way to travel.

Four of the best rivers to cruise in Europe are the Danube, the Rhone, the Rhine, and the Douro. Learn about these rivers, including what you can see as you cruise down them with YMT Vacations.




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Topics: River Cruises, Travel Inspiration


Travel Trivia Quiz with YMT Vacations



Put your travel trivia knowledge to the test with this fun, interactive quiz!

Our world is full of landscapes, creatures, and vistas just waiting to be experienced. Delve into the quiz and discover facts about places near and far — and maybe even get inspired to plan your next global getaway!




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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


Top 7 Sights to See at Flume Gorge





Tucked within the White Mountains of New Hampshire lies Flume Gorge, an 800-foot ravine with massive granite walls that extend up to 90 feet high. It cuts a deep fissure through the serene wooded landscape and was first discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old “Aunt” Jess Guernsey on a fishing trip. Not only is Flume Gorge one of the most beautiful gorges in New Hampshire, it’s also considered one of America’s most beautiful State Parks.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration


8 Machu Picchu Facts You Probably Didn’t Know



Since its “rediscovery” in 1911, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu have fascinated archaeologists, historians, engineers, and travelers all over the world. The vast complex was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, and in 2007, it became one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

If you’re one of the over one million people who will experience a Machu Picchu tour this year, we’ve gathered 8 facts about Machu Picchu that will spark your curiosity about this captivating and beloved destination.




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Topics: Americas, Travel Inspiration


Quiz: What National Park Should You Visit?



The United States boast some of the world’s best National Parks. The 62 parks protect over 52 million acres and are filled with beautiful scenery, diverse ecosystems and wildlife. Ranging from 0.02 acres to over 13 million, each park recounts a fascinating history of our natural world. From custom experiences atop the nation's highest peaks to guided tours of some of the world's longest-living trees, YMT Vacations makes it easy to decide which national parks to visit.

Each national park displays incredible features that make for unique vacation experiences based on your interests. Not sure which park to visit first? Take this quiz and get match to the park best suited for you!




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Topics: Quizzes, Travel Inspiration


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