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Here’s why you should book with WestJet Vacations

  With so much competition clamoring for you to book with them, it’s good to do your research. So, why should you choose WestJet Vacations? Well, we did the research for you. To make it easy, we’ve put together the following handy top 10 guide (in no particular order) to make your booking decision easy.  Top...

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20 Things You Must Pack For Your Next Trip - and 1 Thing To Skip

Luggage allowances are shrinking and on many airlines, checking a bag comes at an additional cost.  So a savvy traveler only packs what's most important. Travel Expert and BestTrip.TV Producer/ Host Lynn Elmhirst has packing down to a science. Here's what's in her bag. The smartest travelers and frequent fliers try to never check a bag.  Not...

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February - Where Romance Reigns

With their sunny skies and endless beaches, Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean offer love birds the perfect refuge for a romantic getaway. They’re also home to some of the absolute best vacation values thanks to their exhaustive array of luxe, all-inclusive resorts where nearly every amenity – from gourmet dining and drinks to watersports...

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5 Things You Must Do At Mardi Gras

New Orleans is home to one of the world's greatest parties.  Like other Carnival celebrations, Mardi Gras grew from the Christian practice of feasting and celebrating on 'Mardi Gras' – which means 'Fat' Tuesday - on Shrove Tuesday, just before the solemn fasting of the 40-day pre-Easter season of Lent.  The actual dates differ every year. ...

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What is the Top Golf Travel Destination in the Asia Pacific Region?

Twice in a row, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators has named New Zealand the golf destination in Asia Pacific with the best experience for golf travelers. Do you think of New Zealand as the golf world's hidden gem? In fact, only Scotland has more golf courses per capita in the world. This island nation...

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Sacre Bleu! Discover Iconic Paris

    Do you know the Notre Dame from the Sacre Coeur? Trafalgar invites you to discover the most famous sights in and around one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris – and take the quiz to find out how well you know the city. 1.    The Tuileries Garden This iconic park...

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Why Travel with G Adventures?

    A Different Way to Travel At G Adventures, we encourage you to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary.      Price and Value We believe an unforgettable travel experience doesn’t have to be expensive; that’s why we continually strive to offer the most competitive prices around. ...

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Visiting the Alhambra Palace

  The Alhambra Palace ranks among the world’s most revered sites, as capable of inspiring wonder in the 21st century as it was at the time of its construction some eight centuries ago. “When guests finish the tour of the complex they are tired but amazed,” says Dom Nemer, an Insight Vacations Travelling Concierge who has...

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What is it About Europe That Makes it So Perfect For First Time Travellers?

    When the wanderlust grabs a hold of you and you go on your first real trip, we all seem to find ourselves in Europe. It’s just what you do and where you go when you’re ready to start your life of adventures abroad. But why?  Here’s why, in our unscientific opinion, first-time travellers choose...

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The US Government Shutdown Has Limited Impact on Travel So Far

by Richard D'Ambrosio of Travelmarket Report Members of Congress will reconvene later today (January 22, 2018) to vote on a short-term budget compromise that will allow the government to fully fund its operations, but for the most part, travelers should see little immediate impact from the government shutdown initiated over the weekend. A provision in the government’s operating rules...

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The Magic of Europe

Steeped in more than 25 centuries of history, art, architecture, and culture, Europe is a brilliant mosaic of sights and sounds – and every country is certain to stimulate your senses. With so many countries, cities, and regions to choose from, deciding on just where to travel in Europe can seem a daunting task. Remember that...

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Tours highlight Newfoundland and LabradorCombining famous friendliness, jaw-dropping scenery and memorable seafood meals, there’s a “new” darling on the Canadian tourism scene: Newfoundland and Labrador.St John Harbour Newfoundland by Michel_Rathwell on VisualHunt.com / CC BYAnd what better way to explore this vast and remarkable province than in the company of new friends? Globus, a world leader...

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Cruise Into Savings

Helping Travellers ‘Cruise Into Savings’ With Exclusive Vacation OffersOur agency, has just mailed our latest brochure 'Cruise Into Savings' to help inspire travellers with special cruise deals this winter. Cruisers-to-be can choose from a variety of exclusive offers including stateroom upgrades, shipboard credits and pre-paid gratuities from an assortment of the most popular cruise lines. To...

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Our 5 Favorite European Cities

ParisWe love the City of Light! Paris assaults the senses like few other cities. Here you can walk down the same street every day and always discover something you’ve never seen before. Everywhere, delightful aromas of baguettes, sugary crepes, and delicious cheeses waft in the air. And then there are the sounds: the French don’t speak...

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Top 5 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Written by Elaine Glusac Celebrating the promise of a new year ahead, the entire world parties on December 31st. But a handful of cities around the globe have made the big night a bucket-list reason to travel whether you want to dance in a New York street, champagne-toast in the City of Light or surf an Australian...

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Feel Right at Home in a Far Away Place

Days and nights with Holland America Line are among the most memorable of a lifetime. Sail in classic style on beautifully appointed mid-sized ships where gracious service anticipates every desire.Relax in a chaise lounge, melt into a massage table, or learn to arrange flowers, blend wine and edit digital photos. Surprise and delight your palate with...

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Feel Right at Home in a Far Away Place

Days and nights with Holland America Line are among the most memorable of a lifetime. Sail in classic style on beautifully appointed mid-sized ships where gracious service anticipates every desire. Relax in a chaise lounge, melt into a massage table, or learn to arrange flowers, blend wine and edit digital photos. Surprise and delight your palate...

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The "10 Most Christmassy" Towns in the U.S.

A hundred miles north of Detroit lies Frankenmuth, Michigan, a literal step back in time. From the moment you pull off the exit on I-75, you are transported to a European village – Michigan’s self-proclaimed Little Bavaria – complete with window flower boxes, lederhosen and what is arguably the "most Christmassy" place in America.   1....

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Destination Wedding Checklist

Here, five no-fail tips: 1. The Basics In general, organization experts suggest laying out your clothing options a few weeks before your trip, adding and subtracting as needed. Since you’ll be so occupied with wedding tasks, you should aim to have everything packed and ready to carry about one week before your departure. Using your wedding...

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4 Tips for Planning a Family Reunion Cruise

Over the years, families tend to spread out further and further away — which is why it’s important to put effort into planning fun family gatherings each year! Family cruises are a great way to ensure that you get to see your loved ones and that you all can take a little time off together to...

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Discover Silversea's Caribbean - Island Paradise Like Only We Can Deliver

Experience all the Caribbean has to offer with Silversea!

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Welcome to Our World

Do it all on Holland America Line's mid-sized ships!

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Offering Unique Vacation Experiences For Families

Family Getaway mailer has hit the streets!

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Rescue and Relief From Hurricane Irma

A message from Norwegian Cruise Line President & CEO Andy Stuart

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Over 90 Percent of Caribbean Cruise Ports Welcoming Guests

by Daniel McCarthy “The degree of public perception that the entire region has been affected by storm…could not be further from the truth,” Paige told reporters on a conference call Monday where she was joined by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. President Adam Goldstein and Carnival Corp. President and CEO Arnold Donald to talk about the state of...

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Transat Family Collection!

Kid-Friendly Fun Transat Family CollectionHotels in 31 South destinations that cater to the wants and needs of all types of families. More reasons to book a family vacation: Kids stay & eat free up to age 13* Single Parents benefit from no single supplement or reduced rates Families of 5 or more enjoy spacious room and/or...

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Canadian Survivors of Vegas Shooting Regret Passing up Travel Insurance

The shooting in Las Vegas last week was a horrific experience for everyone who was there. But many international visitors, and Canadians more than most, are finding themselves taking home a souvenir they never expected: the huge medical bills incurred by those who left home without travel insurance. An article in The Province this weekend told...

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Vancouver...One Bite At A Time

From the burgeoning food truck scene and family-run cafes, to waterfront seafood restaurants and high-rolling steak houses, you’ll come away amazed with the city’s eclectic variety of eateries. In fact, variety could be your biggest problem. With so much to choose from, where do you start? We’ve selected a few of our favorite places where you...

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What's Open in the Caribbean After Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Hotels and resorts in the Caribbean have been completing their assessments of damage left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Here is a roundup of the properties that are currently open: Antigua Resorts including Cocobay, Jumby Bay, Curtain Bluff, Carlisle Bay, Hawksbill by Rex Resorts, Heritage, St. James's Club, The Inn at English Harbor, and Nonsuch...

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Puerto Rico - Travel Update You Should Know

Jose Izquierdo, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, said in a statement: “We're working closely with other state and federal government agencies and collaborating with our industry partners to identify immediate needs across the island.” The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is now open to commercial flight traffic. A few airlines are already operating...

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How To Find The Perfect Resort For Your Wedding

1. Take out a piece of paper. Give one to your guy too. Write down your top three requirements for your wedding experience. Do you prefer a barefoot vibe? Or did you always imagine yourself as a bride in a grand ballroom? Is a formal dinner your top priority or do you prefer to savor the...

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World's Top Places to Kiss

If romance is on your mind and you’re looking for an unforgettable place to cuddle up with the one you love, we’ve got you covered with some of the world’s most romantic destinations where you can smooch away in pure bliss. Paris, France Ah, Paris, the City of Light and love – no surprise it often...

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That's My Kind of Vacation

To maximize the fun – and your hard-earned vacation dollars – the overall value of an all-inclusive resort is tough to beat. With oodles of properties located throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, you can virtually customize the kind of getaway everyone in your family wants and deserves. Most resorts provide a seemingly endless list of activities...

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Feel Free to Trade Skyscrapers for Sandcastles!

Onboard two ships sailing year-round from New York

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Cuba

For decades, writers, artists, and travelers from across the globe have been seduced and charmed by Cuba’s sun-drenched beaches, food and music, rums, and cigars. However accessing and experiencing the island’s vibrant culture hasn’t always been easy. But that’s quickly changing, especially now that a number of cruise lines are sailing to the island, delighting cruisers...

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Better Together

When it comes to choosing your all-inclusive resort vacation, keep in mind those things you want to experience during your romantic stay. Do you want lots of entertainment? Is a gourmet dining a priority? Perhaps a relaxing spa experience is of the highest order? No matter your needs or wants, there’s an incredible, all-inclusive resort getaway...

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The Writing's on the Wall in Chicago... Literally

American Writers Museum is the newest addition to the city's Cultural Mile.  It is the first and only museum of its kind celebrating the US literary scene and the men and women who captured and shaped American culture, point of view, history, lifestyle and language through pen and ink. From Mark Twain to Harper Lee, John...

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Re-Living the Summer of Love in San Francisco - 50 Years Later

Dust off your fringed vest and tie-dye T-shirt!   It's been 50 years since 100,000 young people converged on San Francisco in the summer of 1967.  The celebration of 1960's counterculture music, fashion, art and anti-establishment rebellion in hippy Haight-Ashbury neighborhood that year became the epicenter of the cultural phenomenon that became known as the Summer of...

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How To Work With a Travel Consultant

Best ways to work with a Travel Consultant.

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Happy Birthday Canada! Celebrating Canada's Travel Treasures

Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation on July 1, 2017.   Of the many celebrations, events and legacy builds taking place in Canada this year, one of our favorites is the free admission to Canada's National Parks and historic sites for the entire year. Parks Canada is inviting Canadians and visitors from around the world to...

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Destination Wedding Check List

6 to 18 months Decide on the budget. Select your Destination Wedding Specialist. Select your wedding style.  Decide on size. Just the two of you or with friends and family? Choose your wedding site.Small resort or Large resort? Select your destination and hotel. Select a date. Request pricing. Finalize the booking. Obtain the legal requirements for...

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Young At Heart

Looking for a resort where you, the kiddies and all the young at heart can have loads of fun? Then search no further than the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort Punta Cana. Located on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach in the Dominican Republic, the all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort has re-imagined the art of hospitality...

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Get your (Science) Geek on in Switzerland

If you, or someone in your family, has an inner science nerd, Switzerland is where you can feed your appetite for exploring the mysteries of the universe (as well as your appetite for chocolate and cheese  - but you already knew that!) Did the song 'Rocket Man' immediately jump into your head?  There may be no...

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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. Why Travel with G Adventures? A Different Way to Travel...

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Love Is In the Air!

Literally, with flights to some of the most romantic destinations in the world - anytime is the right time to re-connect with that “someone special”.   What better way than on a romantic getaway to, well… you name it! From out of the way, exotic locations to closer-to-home hideaways, our Travel Consultants have some enticing rates...

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Exploring Russia

When one thinks of Russia, the large bustling cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg come to mind. There, you can experience historic sites, the arts, incredible shopping and fine dining. But, there is yet another side of Russia seldom explored…The villages and quaint towns along the Waterways of the Czars, such as Yaroslavl, Uglich and Goritzy,...

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Your Most Memorable Vacation Yet

Days and nights with Holland America Line are among the most memorable of a lifetime. Sail in classic style on beautifully appointed mid-sized ships where gracious service anticipates every desire. Relax in a chaise lounge, melt into a massage table, or learn to arrange flowers, blend wine and edit digital photos. Surprise and delight your palate...

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Avalon Southeast Asia: A World of Difference

Avalon Waterways sails beyond Europe to some of the most captivating waterways of Asia. Our ships – the Avalon Siem Reap℠ and the Avalon Myanmar℠ - are built by local craftsmen and have a maximum of only 36 guests. All staterooms are a spacious 245 square feet with an Open-Air Balcony® featuring a wall-to-wall panoramic window...

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How to Eat Like the Irish on St.Patrick's Day

A foodie exploration of  Ireland is an island-wide adventure involving the favorite Irish pastimes of eating, drinking and socializing – from cafés and pubs, to stylish Michelin-starred restaurants. In the 'Emerald Isle', food is intimately connected to the rich green landscape, regional farming and cooking traditions, the freshest seasonal ingredients and supremely talented food-meisters who magically...

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40 Years Later: Where is the 'Hotel California'?

It's one of the most loved travel songs of all time.  And February 26th marked the 40th anniversary of the Eagles' Hotel California.  It really was forty years ago, in 1977, the band's most popular song was released as a single from the Eagles' album of the same name, and entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts....

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