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Digital Fasting: Why You Should Go Device-Free on Your Next Holiday

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Word this summer of the introduction of the world’s first phone-free tourist resort island in Finland highlighted a growing holiday trend: digital fasting.  You read that right. Wellness travel has offered vacationers opportunities to undertake juice and other fasts on retreat...

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What You Need to Know to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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Hiking up the tallest freestanding mountain in the world is on a lot of people’s travel bucket lists. From BFF getaways to rewarding yourself for reaching fitness goals, climbing the highest peak in Africa is the adventure of a lifetime.  Unlike...

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Christmas Markets, NYE, Ice World and Gala Balls: Why Visit Vienna in the Winter

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Don’t wait til spring or summer to visit Austria’s capital. Some of its most unique experiences take place during the frosty months, where one-of-a-kind local events warm your heart and reveal a side of Vienna you can’t see any other...

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These Resorts have been Named Top in the Caribbean for the 30th Time at the 30th World Travel Awards

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30 times in 30 years. That’s an incredible vote of confidence in the resort chain named “The Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand” for the 30th time at the 30th annual World Travel Awards. It wasn’t the only win for Sandals Resorts International,...

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Air France Celebrates its 90th Anniversary with - What Else? High Fashion

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Ever since it was inaugurated in October, 1933, Air France has been flying high as an international beacon of the uniquely French art of travel and art of life. 90 years later, flying to France on the airline remains the...

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The Best Way to Experience the Most Romantic River in Europe

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It is extraordinarily charming to cruise any of the rivers of Europe, but they call it “The Romantic Rhine” for a reason – at least three reasons! And on my most recent sailing on the Rhine on a Viking river...

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Oktoberfest on the Beach? Yes, You Can!

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Every year, beer lovers look forward to the month that celebrates friendship over a stein of brew. The original Oktoberfest has returned full strength and has also inspired a world of imitators that look nothing like the beer tents and...

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New Ships Debut on Two Sensational Rivers: France’s Rhone and the Nile

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More and more travelers are tuning in to the charms of river cruising through the hearts of some of the world’s most fabulous destinations. Two new ships have just debuted that will make exploring France’s fabled Rhone River and Egypt’s...

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Here a Ship, There a Ship, Everywhere a New Ship

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August, 2023 may go down in the cruise travel history books, with the launch of an exceptional number of new, ground-breaking ships that inspire us to take to the seas – and give us a glimpse into the direction cruise...

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The Best Reasons to Visit Both of New Zealand’s Main Islands

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New Zealand consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, and whether you call yourself a nature lover, adrenaline junkie, foodie, wine or culture aficionado, you’ll find reasons to visit both.  North IslandWhile New Zealand’s North Island...

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You Can Join the Biggest Search for Scotland's Loch Ness Monster in Half a Century

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Scotland’s most famous legend… may not remain a mystery for much longer. A new Loch Ness Centre at the famous lake in the Scottish Highlands is promising to unleash the biggest search for “Nessie” in over half a century. And visitors...

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Ports of Call You Can't Miss in the Eastern Mediterranean’s Newest Cruise Hub

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The Mediterranean is full of ancient maritime cultures, but some seaside countries are just recently becoming popular cruise destinations. One up-and-coming cruise hub in the eastern end of this historic sea offers the best of Mediterranean, modern European, and Middle...

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