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Alaska to Yukon: Top of the world highway



The Top of the World Highway is a scenic 79-mile mountain road from the Yukon River in Canada to the Taylor Highway in Alaska. It winds its way along the crests of hills and mountains, providing spectacular panoramic views.




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Topics: Alaska, Travel Tips


Do I Need a REAL ID to Fly?



You may be wondering what the REAL ID Act is, and how it changes the ID requirements for boarding domestic flights. But why do we have this new law? When does it go into effect? What does it mean? How will it affect you?

We did the research for you, and have broken down what it means for travelers starting on May 3, 2023.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Airlines


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


Italian Sayings and Phrases to Know



Ciao! Without even realizing it, you’ve probably long known at least one Italian word—hello. Italy is a bucket-list destination for many travel lovers, and it is easy to see why.

Boasting an enviable mixture of cosmopolitan cities and small villages, history and art, food and wine; Italy—with its sun-drenched piazzas and Tuscan hills—is one of the most popular places to visit in the world.




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Topics: Europe, Travel Tips


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


8 Reasons Why Travel Insurance is a Must Before a Trip



Purchasing travel insurance is a great way to protect yourself from unexpected problems before or during a vacation. It’s a relatively low cost, hassle-free expense that we highly recommend you build into your budget.




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Topics: Travel Tips


Kiwi Slang phrases Every Traveler to New Zealand Should Know



New Zealanders—Kiwis for those in the know—are famous for speaking in their own unique dialect. Not convinced? Just listen to any local conversation. Fast and sometimes quite thickly accented, the regional speech is packed with Kiwi slang that often requires a translator.




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Topics: Travel Tips, Senior Travel, Australia, New Zealand


Top Bucket List Vacation Destinations in 2021



With a turn of the calendar to 2021, a fresh start has arrived. The world beckons us to explore new destinations, embark on exciting tours, and savor new experiences. From Italy and Ireland to Peru and Hawaii, you can say hello to a clean slate and new beginnings. 




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Topics: Travel Tips, Travel Inspiration


The Best Time to Visit Alaska




Alaska has plenty to offer visitors. It boasts everything from some of the world’s most stunning scenery, to magnificent wildlife, to the legendary Northern Lights.

It is a rugged state blessed with staggering beauty, but in order to best enjoy Alaska, it’s important to visit at the right time of the year.

We’ve put together a short guide to help you determine when to go based on what you prioritize most highly. Do you want Northern Lights or cheaper flights? See a moose or enjoy a cruise?




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Topics: Alaska, Travel Tips


What to Pack for Greece




From April through September, the weather in Greece is ideal for traveling and sightseeing. You can expect sunny and dry conditions as you explore Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and more.

To prepare for your trip, follow our packing list to make sure you bring all the essentials.




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Topics: Europe, Greece, Travel Tips, Packing Lists