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WestJet Vacations - Safety Above All

The safety of our guests and WestJetters has and continues to be our top priority. In these uncertain times, we’ve made some important changes to our business, for your safety and peace of mind at every step of your travel journey. Reduced contact at check in Your check in experience will be close to what you’re...

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Hawaii Re-Opens Sept 1st

Dreaming of traveling to Hawaii? How about a fall vacation?

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Caribbean Islands Open to US Citizens and International Travelers

Here are the latest developments across the region: Antigua and Barbuda The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is now open to international travelers, including Americans. Currently, temperature checks are required upon arrival, and face coverings are required in the airport. Antigua is a popular tropical destination thanks to its 365 white sand beaches, its crystal-clear water...

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The Gold Standard of Luxury Cruising

With its highly-personalized services, sumptuous culinary delights, a seemingly endless number of one-of-a-kind, exclusive shore experiences, the world of luxury cruising is unlike any other. Of course, in our opinion, once you’ve lived the good life on an over-the-top cruise vacation, there’s no going back to just any ordinary cruise. No way! So, no matter if...

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Our Experience Matters: The Importance of Utilizing a Professional Travel Advisor

With so much uncertainty in our fast-changing world today, consulting a professional Travel Advisor like us has become increasingly necessary in order to navigate our complex, global travel system. No matter if you’re travelling for leisure or business, we continually monitor our clients’ flights and travel itineraries to know about any problems that have or may...

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Extraordinary Europe

By Jennifer Jones   We’ll just get to the point – we love, love, love Europe. Of course with its sprawling history, beautiful art and architecture, diverse cuisines, cultures, and landscapes, what’s not to love about this huge and endlessly fascinating area of the world! No matter if you’re looking to travel to Europe for the...

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Time to Reconnect

The Fives Beach Hotel & Residences Playa Del Carmen 5* Holiday in style at The Fives, an upscale, service-oriented hotel set on a white-sand beach in Riviera Maya. At this All Senses Inclusive resort, you’ll savour every moment with dishes infused with creativity—from the ultra-contemporary to the classical—a medley of international cuisine and an award-winning wine...

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Globus Undiscovered Mediterranean: Where Hidden Cities & Seaside Meet

    The Mediterranean’s sapphire seas will lure you in and convince you to stay a while. But beyond the azure waters lie tiny whitewashed villages nestled against sandy shores, marble-clad fortresses, and winding chains of turquoise waterfalls—places loved by locals and untouched by most. Globus invites you to dive deep into the blues of the...

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Go Together - Princess Cruises

    There comes a time when you need to get away from the everyday. To experience new adventures, to kick off those shoes and kick back, to reconnect with that special someone, to feel the thrill of the road less-traveled. And you can make your escape with Princess, recognized as a destination leader with over...

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Tiny Yankicha Island in the Russian Far East Is Startlingly Beautiful

    Long closed to Westerners, the Russian Far East is one of the planet’s least explored destinations – Silversea’s Russian Far East cruises will be with you for a lifetime. Take a cruise to the Russian Far East, where the winter ice isolates the Kuril Islands with their stunning volcanic landscapes and spectacular populations of...

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Meet Air Transat new Airbus A321neoLR

    Because your vacation should start the moment you step on board More space in Economy Class Go ahead and take up more room in our brand-new Economy Class with seats 3.8 cm (1.5 in) wider than those in the Airbus A310. Plus, with 50% less cabin noise, your vacation’s peace and quiet starts here....

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Naples' Crowning Culinary Achievement

    Pizza is a ubiquitous comfort food beloved around the world, and it’s easy to see why. With its gooey cheese and savoury tomato sauce, warm dough and mouthwatering aroma, pizza has scientifically been proven to be highly addictive. To trace pizza’s humble beginnings, we look to the vast Southern Italian city of Naples.  Most...

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The Top Five Wonders of Iceland That Will Blow Your Mind

    Iceland is unique, insanely interesting and filled with extraordinary landscapes, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment, but here are the top five wonders that will blow your mind.   1.    Northern Lights Ah, the...

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7 Hidden Gems in Rome Most Tourist Never See

    With over 4.2 million people flocking to Rome’s tourist attractions each year, escaping The Eternal City’s crowds is no easy feat. From magic doors to a giant pyramid, we’ve discovered seven hidden gems in Rome that will whisk you off the beaten path. Ssh don’t tell anyone… 1. Michelangelo’s Moses Forget David, it’s all...

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Luxury Meets Nature in Mexican Jungle

Hotel Xcaret Mexico, Riviera Maya Nestled along the Caribbean Sea, the five-star Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya boasts an architecture that blends seamlessly into its surrounding nature. Combining comfort and luxury, this unique resort pays tribute to the Mexican culture: think temazcal, delectable traditional cuisine — yes, tequila, mescal and all — and suites with local...

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It's Time to Celebrate!

Some may say they travel to learn about other cultures, to make new friends, or to relax and get away. But by far, most people travel to celebrate special events and life’s milestones. What better reason to get out there and explore than to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, family reunion, wedding or honeymoon! If...

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5 Tips For A Multigenerational Guided Vacation

An overseas adventure can bring generations of families closer while sparking great memories. CIE Tours guided vacations and private driver experiences foster the wonder of travel in all ages—tots, teens, and adults—and offer several advantages over independent travel. No driving or navigating unfamiliar roads means travelers can relax and focus on family and sights. And with...

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Seven Treasures of Italy

1. EXPLORE VATICAN CITY IN VIP STYLE One cannot head to Rome without heading to Vatican City. With Insight, you’ll gain VIP fast-track access into the Vatican Museums and a special private viewing of the Bramante Staircase, before admiring the genius of Michelangelo’s painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. 2. LEARN TO COOK WITH A LOCAL...

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New Tours With Collette

Our 102nd travel season is here! There are always new stories to tell, somewhere out there. You can find them on every continent, among every type of person, in every landscape imaginable. These stories are just waiting for a traveller to come and discover them. A traveller like you. Year after year you inspire us. To...

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Feel Like Chasing the Sun?

    Cue the calypso music and cruise to The Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Line. Go ahead and explore underground waterfalls in the caves of St. Thomas. Lean in and hear the ruins of Costa Maya as they whisper talks of swashbuckling. Zipline across Harvest Caye. Or take a scenic drive in St. Lucia where you...

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How Travel Insurance Saved Martin

When you plan a California vacation, you don’t plan to fracture your foot…But fortunately for Martin, he did plan ahead with Manulife Travel Insurance.  When Martin told us about his experience, we couldn’t help but think of some of the more obvious ways you might get injured in California. You could hurt your back while surfing,...

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Christmas Magic in Europe

    Listening to Christmas carols with lyrics containing snow, snowmen, sleigh bells, chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose are symbolic of Christmas magic. Experience stunning European cities reveal their medieval charm among the sparkle of twinkling lights, step into a white wonderland complete with snow-frosted peaks, Yuletide delights,...

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National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures

    National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures is a new line of trips for adventure-loving families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together. These itineraries are specially designed so travellers ages seven and up can explore a destination’s rich and diverse characteristics. Each itinerary features unique, interactive activities inspired by...

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Be My Guest: The Original Local Travel Experience

    In a world where travel is more accessible than ever before, where experiences trump the typical ‘bucket-list’ items, and giving back to local communities is of utmost importance, it’s the unique local travel experiences like Be My Guest that make a trip stand out. But 10 years ago, it was a very different story....

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"Together" Its Why We Travel

    It’s never the wrong time to take a tour through Europe. But late fall, winter, and early spring are seasons that reveal a special side of Europe. These are ideal times to take a trip to a new place, or revisit an old favorite locale and see it from a different perspective. Local Living...

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Luxury. All. The. Way.

What better way to knock off your bucket list of destinations than by exploring the world with the best of the best! Personalized services, sumptuous culinary delights and one-of-a-kind experiences are only part of the many benefits of luxury travel. While it wasn’t easy, we managed to narrow down our favorite luxe travel picks where you...

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What Happens in Vegas...

Where will your seat take you? With the most flights from Canada to Vegas, WestJet knows that every seat with to Vegas is just the start of an unforgettable adventure. Watch the excitement unfold as WestJet surprises some lucky guests with an ultimate #WestJetSeatCity Vegas experience, and start planning your next Las Vegas getaway today. Las...

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Get Ready To Experience Los Cabos

First sights can be deceiving. On the flight into Los Cabos International Airport, you might notice little more than a dry landscape with low-lying mountains. But within a short drive of the airport, you'll spot the bright blue band of Mexico's shimmering Sea of Cortez. And that's when everything changes. As the memorable drive continues, desert...

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Sun, Sea and the Sand

Many of the most famous buccaneers once roamed these crystal-clear waters, though these days you're more likely to find giant cruise ships and sleek yachts than schooners sailing the Jolly Roger. Nassau is located on little New Providence Island. This 207 sq. km island is a former coral reef, perched right in the middle of the...

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Travel during rainy season

I was fortunate enough to travel to Varadero at the beginning of May. This was my first trip ever to Cuba and I was very excited to be going but was curious about how much rain we would experience due to it being rainy season.The days were stunning and beautiful! Every day was nice with a...

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Mardi Gras: Fun-Fueled Vacation Innovation

        Get ready to experience Carnival in a way you’ve never experienced it before. Mardi Gras, Carnival’s most innovative ship yet, is set to debut in Port Canaveral in 2020 and will introduce a whole new level of fun with the first-ever roller coaster at sea with BOLT™: Ultimate Sea Coaster™ plus six...

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Spring time in Alberta!

It is spring time in Alberta and the Robins are singing!Photo credit: Kurayba on VisualHunt / CC BY-SAAs I sit here finishing off my Friday work and dream of my upcoming trip to Cuba, I get a weather advisory on my phone for a snowfall warning!Photo credit: kevinmklerks on VisualHunt.com /CC BYAfter a possible landspout tornado...

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Experience Colombia

    Dive head-first into the local culture of Cartagena, Colombia. This is one of the happiest places on Earth, where a lust for life is a national pastime. Get in the game with time to explore this electric port city, alive with energy on the glittering Caribbean coast. If you find yourself with 12 hours...

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Why Trafalgar's Be My Guest Experiences Are Breaking the Mould in Guided Travel

    Christine Upton –otherwise known as the person who sips, samples and spiels with locals all over the world to curate Trafalgar’s exclusive Be My Guest experiences shares her stories from breaking bread with Poppy Salinger in the south of France to sampling home-grown wines in a castle in Tuscany, it’s these truly authentic moments...

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Tours That Go Beyond Destinations

    CIE Tours is the premier operator for Ireland and Britain vacations, backed by 87 years of experience and an impeccable reputation. Their tours and people exemplify the best of Irish hospitality: warmth, approachability, natural storytelling, and immersion in local culture. Now, they’re extending that same Irish DNA to brand-new destinations around the world, beginning...

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Everything You Need to Know About How to Order Food in Spain

    Despite being one of the world’s most popular cuisines, Spanish food can seem complicated to those who are new to the country. With pintxos, paella and other foreign labels to navigate on a menu, it’s easy to make mistakes, and with so many regional specialties, even Spanish people can occasionally get confused. From bacalao...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

  G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.   A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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Love Letters to Our Tour Guides

    Love Letters to Our Tour Guides As anyone who has traveled with us knows, our local guides and drivers are the heart and soul of any CIE Tours vacation. Natural storytellers, they are eager to share the secrets and side roads of the destinations they know so well. And, they are dedicated to delivering...

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Explorations by Collette: A new small group travel experience awaits...

    It’s often said that experience is the best teacher and we couldn’t agree more. That’s why you’ll find a variety of unique experiences included on Explorations. Some are active and even a little adventurous, some will reveal the heart of a culture, and some have the power to change your life.   Explorations gives...

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Our World Deserves More You

    Because you want to live it, taste it, try it, learn from it, and bring what you offer to it. Small group adventure travel brings you closer to our world, its people, their culture, and their way of life. We don’t just offer the world. We offer you to the world. See where we’re...

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Insight

    You deserve to go beyond the basics on your next European guided holiday and when guests travel with Insight, they experience travelling in style. Insight Vacations is thrilled to show guests the insights and not just the sights with their award-winning, premium escorted journeys. Here are five reasons to choose Insight for your next...

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5 Things to do in Tanzania Beyond the Big 5

    When you think of Tanzania you probably think of sweeping, plains littered with exotic animals – but trust us, it is so much more! This East-African country is a stunning country that will take your breath away.  Check out these 5 experiences and add Tanzania to the top of your bucket list:  Zanzibar’s Beaches...

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Trafalgar's 2019 Travel Trends

    As the world leaders in group travel for over 72 years, we understand that today’s traveller is constantly evolving. In preparation for the year ahead, we’ve compiled research from The Good Life study, as well as insights from our Trafalgar experts and sustainability partners, to predict the eight hottest travel trends for 2019. 1....

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Top Travel Trends for 2019

    With the beginning of every New Year comes a fresh crop of destinations and ways to explore that are suddenly sizzling hot. We know it can be overwhelming, so to help you narrow down those lengthy "must-see and must-do" lists of yours, we've put together a few of our favourite top travel trends for...

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Authentic...The Decameron Experience!

    Together, Transat and Decameron Resorts create fun, affordable all-inclusive vacations for singles, couples and families and groups in spectacular natural settings. Decameron resorts have an authentic, harmonious feeling. Decameron resorts are all about the human touch, warm and attentive service and comfortable accommodations in exotic settings.  With 15 hotels in 6 destinations – Mexico,...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

    G Adventures is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Our award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to put travellers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife.  A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures,...

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On Safari: Africa's most luxurious lodges

    Picture this. Waking to the call of the local wildlife in your luxury suite; the tangerine sun rising over the sweeping African landscape. From your window, you spy gazelles foraging for freshly sprouted leaves, and if you’re lucky, elephants roaming in the not-too-distant horizon. Sound too good to be true? Think again. No longer...

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The Magic of an Insight Experience

    Behind the Scenes: Ardgowan Estate Sir Ludovic Shaw Stewart 12th Baronet of Greenock and Blackhall, or “Ludo” as he insists to be called, is a man on a mission when it comes to restoring and managing his family home, Ardgowan Estate.   A former art dealer at London’s prestigious Sotheby’s, Ludo now focuses on...

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Want to Eat in Locals' Homes Without Imposing? Eatwith is the Answer

    Craving some authentic cuisine on your travels? Nothing beats traditional cooking when you’re visiting a new country, but how do you guarantee you’re going to get that? Restaurants can be very misleading (especially when they’re in a hot tourist spot), but fear not, we have the answer to your problem. Welcome to the world...

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Sí, Mexico. See it again, or for the very first time.

    Experience culture, romance, adventure––whatever it is you’re looking for in a vacation. It all starts when you say yes to Mexico. Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Maya. Merida, Loreto, Huatulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Cozumel. So many ways to say yes to Mexico. Cancun When you land at Cancun International Airport, you’re...

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