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Best things to do in Brussels in 36 hours



Whether you find yourself in Brussels for business, vacation, or on a layover between destinations, this cosmopolitan city is not to be missed. Thanks to its compact size and proximity to France, Germany, and the Netherlands, Belgium’s capital is easy to get a lot out of, even if you find yourself with only a day and a half to spare. To help, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite things to do and see:




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Top 10 traditional Foods to Try in Greece



Greece is one of our most popular destinations for countless reasons. The warm weather, the friendly locals, the natural beauty, and absolutely fascinating history all attract their fair share of guests—but it’s the food that leaves the biggest impression. Greece is renowned for its fresh, flavorful cuisine—healthy and natural, Mediterranean food is a treat for your palette as well as nourishing for your body. Here are some of our favorite authentic Greek foods:




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Topics: Greece, Travel Tips


Top Travel Tips for First-Timers to Hawaii



You’ve set your sights on paradise and now you’re ready to pack your bags—but before you book your trip to the Aloha State, here are some tips for first-time travelers to Hawaii:




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Topics: Hawaii, Travel Tips


10 Must-Visit Places in Berlin



Modern Berlin is a relatively new city because so many of its finest treasures were bombed out in World War II. That doesn’t mean, however, that there isn’t any history scattered throughout this German capital. While the Berlin Wall may no longer stand, reminders of it are all around—from Checkpoint Charlie to the Brandenburg Gate, the Palace of Tears to the remaining sections of the Wall itself. Discover the proud remnants of Germany’s past and the ever-evolving designs of its post-modern future. Here are the top 10 things to see in today’s Berlin:




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Topics: Germany, Travel Tips


8 Best Spots to Photograph the Eiffel Tower



By taking the time to snap a great travel photograph, you can freeze your favorite moments forever—and where is that more important than in France? To help create the perfect Parisian memory, here are the best places for viewing and photographing the City of Light’s most recognizable monument.




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Topics: France, Travel Tips


5 Must-Eat Foods around the World



Nothing allows you to embrace the open-minded spirit of travel—the willingness to risk and to experience something entirely new, unexpected, and potentially spectacular—like trying local foods. When you step off a long flight, do you seek out burgers and fries? Or do you embrace the culture and take a big bite of adventure?

Many of our tours allow YMT guests to delight in the delicious food offerings of new and exciting destinations. Here are some of the best dishes to try in the places that made them famous:




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Topics: Travel Tips, France, Asia, Hawaii, Italy, Spain


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


Top 15 Must Eat Foods in France



Fine dining is a birthright for the French, but with so much to savor where does one begin? Here are 15 foods every visitor to France should eat:




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Topics: France, Travel Tips


Beating The Heat in The Summer Months



Perhaps you’re exploring the national parks this summer, or taking that long-awaited Caribbean and Mediterranean cruise. No matter where you go, you’re going to want to find ways to beat the heat, so we’ve assembled a few ways to stay cool when the sun’s trying to melt the pavement.




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Traveler's Booklist



 

Whoever said getting there is half the fun never experienced a long plane ride. Without something to occupy your mind a six-hour flight can seem like an eternity. Mobile devices offer escape through digital entertainment and music, but we believe that one of the best travel distractions is a good book (preferably paired with a set of noise-reducing earphones). With that in mind, here’s a selection of travel-related books to keep your mind focused on the joys of exploring the world. Maybe you’ll find your next destination hidden in their pages!




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