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Exploring Heidelberg Castle with AmaWaterways

River or Ocean Cruises

Timeless authors including Mark Twain and Victor Hugo drew inspiration from Heidelberg, Germany’s red sandstone ruins, green forests and fascinating history.

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First, Fully Digital Hotel to Open in Northern Europe

Hotels London, United Kingdom

It’s in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods in London. But this hotel has become a symbol of the future of travel.ibis Styles London Gloucester Road is...

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Meet the Stingray Whisperer of the Bahamas

Outdoor Activities The Bahamas

They are the laid back cousin of sharks, majestically pre-historic looking, and spellbinding in footage ‘flying’ through the ocean on ‘wings’. Stingrays are not as dangerous as their name implies,...

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Cruise Ships: New, Improved, and Coming Soon

River or Ocean Cruises

The latest designs, innovations, and features, in a sparkling white cruise ship gliding over the waves. If that’s not enough to get you excited about taking a cruise on a...

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'Astro' Travel Will Have You 'Seeing Stars'

Adventure

International Dark Sky Week, held during the week of the new moon each April, calls for people worldwide to turn out their lights and take in the beauty of the...

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Extraordinary Experiences - Making Connections

Awesome Travel Stuff

Now more than ever, travel holds greater value as a means of connection – to our fellow citizens, to nature, to culture and to understanding one another. This edition of...

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One Trail Walk Takes You Across the 2 Highest New Suspension Bridges

Adventure

The Golden Skybridge features not one, but two expansive suspension bridges connected by forested trails – right at the edge of two legendary mountain ranges.Visitors embark on a 3k (nearly...

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The 'Happiest Place on Earth' Becomes the 'Sweetest' with New M&M's Experiential Store

Shopping Orlando, Florida

Everyone with a sweet tooth has a reason to celebrate the newest store opening at Disney Springs in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.The M&M’s store is...

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Yes, You Can Cruise Again - This Summer! Here's How.

River or Ocean Cruises

No sailing in American or Canadian waters yet? No problem! That’s what at least three cruise lines – so far - are saying.Plus, some other lines confirming they’re able to start cruising...

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4 Top Reasons to Make a Vacation Rental Your Next Holiday - Plus Booking Tips

Awesome Travel Stuff

Vacation rentals were the fastest growing type of holiday accommodation even before the pandemic. With types of rental homes ranging from urban apartments to beach villas, farmhouses to ski chalets...

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Travel Talk with G Adventures - A Consumer Evening Event

Adventure

As borders begin to open up again, there is a whole world of adventure ready for you! Join us and our host from G Adventures to find out where you...

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Defy the Ordinary: 2022/2023 New Season Sale with Hurtigruten

Adventure

Save up to 30% on newly launched cruises in 2022 & 2023 PLUS receive $150 Onboard Credit per person PLUS Canadian Residents save an additional 20%

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3rd 'Lady Ship' Announced for New Cruise Company on International Women's Day

River or Ocean Cruises

Cruise lovers haven’t even had a chance to sail aboard the first ship on this new – and much anticipated – cruise line. The Scarlet Lady launched a year ago just...

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World's Longest River Cruise Set for 2023

River or Ocean Cruises

46 nights. 7 rivers. 14 countries. You’ve heard of ocean ‘World Cruises’. This is the first of its kind for river cruising and may be the start of a whole new...

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Why 'Coming Home' is the Best Way to Discover Your Irish Ancestry

Before your trip Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day finds most of us rooting around in our closets for a green sweater to fulfill the ‘wearing of the green’ on a day that they say ‘everyone...

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'Pandemic Pivots' in Travel We Hope Will Stick Around Forever

Dining North America

Necessity is the mother of Invention, they say, and the pandemic, while it has shut down travel, has also inspired some innovations we love – and are hoping will stay...

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Drink a Cocktail Made by the World’s 1st Human-like Robot Bartender at Sea

River or Ocean Cruises

He mixes drinks, but doesn’t stop there. ‘Rob’ the robot bartender also speaks 8 languages, tells jokes and even dances too! When we can cruise again, you won’t want to miss...

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Celebrate 50 Years of Disney Magic

Local Events Orlando, Florida

They’re calling it ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ and it's a new entry on the travel bucket list of Disney lovers around the world.  On October 1st, 1971, after years of...

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Every 10 Years, This ‘World’s Fair’ of Flowers Upstages Netherlands’ Tulip Time. Don’t Miss Floriade 2022

Local Events Netherlands

 If you thought Tulip Time in the Netherlands was the ultimate garden travel experience, you haven’t heard about Floriade.Horticulture is famously the Netherlands’ most ‘colorful’ industry. The country sells half...

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The 'FOMO' Guide To Travel in 2022

Before your trip

Social media has an acronym for it: FOMO, or ‘Fear of Missing Out’. Over the last year, we’ve been missing out on a lot. A lot of get togethers, events, family...

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Kiss the 'Love Boat' Goodbye

River or Ocean Cruises

If you remember Saturday night TV dominated by a double-header of feel-good, travel-inspired shows, with the ‘Love Boat’ followed by ‘Fantasy Island’, this is the end of an era. The ‘Love...

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Why a Trip to Canada's Northwest Territories is a Girl's Best Friend

Shopping Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories

Canada’s Far North is one of the world’s Last Frontiers – and a true polar travel experience. The country’s Northwest Territories extend from the 60th parallel into Arctic Ocean islands...

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This State's 'For Lovers', and Even has a Seductive Local Cuisine - Recipe Included!

Dining Virginia Beach, Virginia

The catchy saying is known around the world and has even been inducted into the Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame. ‘Virginia is for Lovers’ debuted over 50 years ago,...

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3 Places For the Romantic, Overwater Escape of a Lifetime

Luxury

Ever since the first overwater bungalow resort was built half a century ago, they have come to define the ultimate romantic tropical getaway. Overwater villas are the next best thing...

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