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With so much shifting in the travel industry, you might be wandering where all you can go. Here's a roundup of the countries that changed their entry requirements (for the better) this past month. 🌍✨
Countries That Have Changed Travel Entry Requirements in March March has been a busy month with countries across the globe easing entry requirements for travelers.
For any first-time parents who are nervous about traveling for the first time with their little one, here are some helpful lessons learned from one parent to another. ❤️
Traveling With a Baby Changes the Way You Vacation—And That’s Okay Lessons learned from my first trip after giving birth to my son.
Our favorite travel destinations are back in business! Visit the link below for a closer look at 5 of our favs. ✨✈️
Here are some of the most common post-COVID travel misconceptions to help travelers separate fact from fiction. ✨
Five Misconceptions About Traveling Post-COVID After two years of lockdowns, quarantines, and confusing testing requirements, consumers are more than ready to start traveling again. They are booking more and longer vacations, and they are spending more to upgrade their experiences having saved up during the pandemic.But along with an increase i...
Vaccinated Americans and Canadians will soon be able to visit New Zealand! For more details, click below 👇
New Zealand Will Reopen to U.S. Tourists Months Earlier Than Planned Vaccinated Americans will be allowed to visit in May without needing to self-isolate on arrival.
Wanting to retire? Simply dreaming of the day when you can? Look no further. 👇
The Best Places in the World to Retire, from Malta to Uruguay Dazzling beaches, world-class cities, and $9 healthcare—what's not to love?
As international travel returns, Ensemble Travel Group's Justin Smith, President of Evolved Traveler, encourages travelers to go now for a better experience before the crowds are back.
International travel hacks: When to book flights and hotels, how to deal with COVID-19 rules You can do almost all of the same things you could before the pandemic, just with a few added steps of paperwork and vaccination proof, experts say.
We've recently mentioned several European countries that have opened up and/or dropped many (if not all) of their entry requirements. If you're wondering what your options are for a European vacation, here's an updated country-by-country guide.
Europe Travel Restrictions: An Updated Country by Country Guide From Albania to the United Kingdom, here's your country-by-country guide to all of Europe's travel restrictions and entry requirements.
Ireland has fully opened and removed all travel restrictions! 🇮🇪 What are your most favorite Irish destinations you can't wait to visit? Let us know in the comments.
Ireland Removes All COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Visitors — What to Know Ireland removed all COVID-19-related travel restrictions this weekend, allowing visitors to come to the country without any testing or quarantine measures in place.
Who's ready for a trip to Italy? Let us know what your favorite Italian destinations are in the comments! 🇮🇹
Italy Relaxes COVID Entry Rules for All Travelers Effective March 1, Italy is allowing proof of vaccination, recovery, or a negative COVID test result for entry.
Changed Itineraries, Higher Fares: How the War in Ukraine Is Affecting Travel How travelers feel the effects of Russia’s assault on Ukraine depends largely on where they’re going, though the price of oil will weigh on all airfares, even domestic.
The past two years have led to an increase in national park interest. Which U.S. park is your favorite?
The Best National Parks in the U.S. From remote and seldom-visited sites to classics that can’t be missed, these are the 17 parks to add to your list.
Here's the luxury destination you should visit based on your zodiac sign! 🌟
Your Travel Horoscope: Luxury Destinations Edition Whether you believe in astrology or not, there’s something quite captivating to think about star alignment and how it impacts who we are. From our personalities to compatibility, zodiac signs are used to reason nearly every aspect of life, including travel. Here are the luxury destinations you sho...
Every winter, Banff attracts visitors from around the world. But the destination, including a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, has so much to offer beyond the slopes. Click below to discover one of Canada's treasures. ✨
Banf Beyond the Slopes - Issuu Every winter, the legendary slopes of Banff beckon skiers from around the world. Covered in deep, natural powder and curving through a panorama of Rocky Mountain splendour, each of the “Big Three” ski resorts offers their own version of an alpinist’s paradise – Lake Louise with its Olympic a...
Transport yourself to a different part of the world with these 7 charming U.S. neighborhoods. 🌍👇
Charming U.S. Neighborhoods with Global Influence When you think of “global influence,” you might envision large metropolises with residents from all over the world. We’ve all been there – New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston – and we’ve all probably been disappointed in at least one of them. We go expecting to be immersed into ...
Your dreamy solo retreat is just a phone call away. ✨ Where will you celebrate in silence this year?
The Best Solo Vacations to Take in 2022 Because sometimes two's a crowd.
Can you guess the 10 friendliest cities in the world? 🙂👇
The Friendliest Cities in the World, From Bangkok to Edinburgh As voted by you in our most recent Readers’ Choice Awards.
Did your favorite location make the list? 🌍👇
The most popular destinations for 2022 travel, according to experts National parks, Mediterranean beaches and African safaris are all having a moment.
Located in central Italy and home to some of the most notable wines, Tuscany is perhaps the most well-known wine region in the world. And, rightly so, given its history dates back over 3,000 years to the Etruscan times in 8th century BC. But it’s usually the impeccable views that make people equate wine to Tuscany. 🍷 The epitome of a perfect wine countryside, practically all of Tuscany boasts vast vineyards amidst beautiful rolling, misty green hills lined with sky-scraping Italian Cypress trees. It’s no wonder this incredible skyline has become the embodiment of the wine world. 🇮🇹 CHEERS!
If seeing a glacier in person is on your bucket list, here are the best places to visit them up close!
Where to See Glaciers Up Close, From Norway to Patagonia These Ice Age relics are fading fast, but there are still responsible ways to visit them.
Feeling the urge to do something special this Valentine's Day? From honeymoons to long weekend getaways, St. Martin is one of the most romantic destinations in the Caribbean. 🌴❤️ Plus, it's the perfect place to spontaneously book. 😉
A Romance Rendezvous Guide to St. Martin With the relaxing sound of the ocean, sunset views, delicious cuisine, and plenty to discover, spending time in St. Martin with your loved one will create a lifetime of memories. This spectacular Caribbean beauty is the perfect romantic getaway for couples, especially newlyweds. The French retreat ...
If you’ve visited Japan, you probably indulged in yakitori, but chances are, you may have even enjoyed yakitori here at home. The yakitori history stems from its main ingredient, chicken. In the Showa period(1926-1989), chicken was still an expensive commodity which is why high-class yakitori restaurants were introduced. To this day, yakitori is one of Japan’s most popular dishes, and you’ll find it on Japanese restaurant menus worldwide. 🇯🇵
If you've ever trained from Austria to Switzerland, there's a chance you stopped in Liechtenstein and probably thought, "Where in the world am I?" 🇱🇮 As one of Europe's microstates, the country is tiny but beautiful and well worth a visit! Here are four European "mini countries," including Liechtenstein, that are worth putting on your travel radar. ✈️🌍
Tiny Treasures - Issuu Sometimes the best gifts are the smallest ones – and this applies equally to the gift of travel. Some tiny, but perfect, minicountries should be on your travel wish list. These are nations where, thanks to historical chance or happy accident, a sliver of independence has been preserved, creating u...
Australia is opening to visitors beginning February 21st! Vote in the comments where you're most excited to visit. ✈️🇦🇺
⛰️ Uluru / Ayers Rock (top left)
🏖️ Bondi Beach, Sydney (top right)
🐠 Great Barrier Reef (bottom left)
🚙 Great Ocean Road, Melbourne (bottom right)
Another iconic cocktail created at The Savoy’s American Bar in London, the Hanky Panky was first made by Ada “Coley” Coleman in the early 1900s for actor Sir Charles Hawtrey. 🥃 It is thought that the famous cocktail was made in 1921 when Hawtrey was producing and starring in a play being filmed in the Savoy Theatre next to the hotel. Earlier in the year, he had produced Hanky Panky John. “Coley” started working as bar manager at The Savoy in 1903 after leaving Claridge’s Hotel where she became skilled in her craft. The Hanky Panky is one of her most famous cocktail creations. 🇬🇧 CHEERS!
Fun Fact: If Big Bend National Park's International Dark Sky Reserve is approved, it will be nearly larger than the current 18 reserves combined. ✨
Texas's Big Bend Could Soon Be the Largest Dark Sky Reserve in the World Should the region’s International Dark Sky Reserve application be approved, at over 9.8 million square acres, it would be nearly larger than the existing 18 international reserves combined.
Looking to travel but not interested in the crowds? Here are the best off-season destinations based on the time of year you're wanting to get away. ✨
The Best Destinations for Off-Season Travel, from Iceland to Okinawa With lower prices, fewer travelers, and new experiences, the off-season may be the best time to travel.
When you think of Santorini, you probably don’t think of wine. Perhaps this is because the grape vines you see look more like small bushes than the grape vines of Napa Valley and Tuscany. But, unknown to most, Santorini is the oldest vineyard in Europe. 🍇 Its vines are actually the only European vines that have continually produced grapes for more than 3,000 years. How is this possible? Well, back around the 19th century, an insect called phylloxera destroyed nearly every vineyard in Europe. Santorini grapes survived because the soil mostly consists of pumice, lava and volcanic ash, making it impossible for phylloxera to survive. 🇬🇷 CHEERS! 🍾🍷
Thank you, Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA!
The Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA has had a strong and balanced pandemic response, along with a willingness to continue working with relevant agencies, to ensure cruising is and remains the safest form of travel with regard to the spread of COVID-19. We’re proud to be partnered with CLIA, and we thank them for their advocacy efforts.
It’s time for the cruise industry to stop being the pandemic scapegoat. Cruise lines are doing 21x the rate of testing than the U.S. is doing overall, and the positivity rate aboard a cruise ship is 33% lower than on land, according to data provided by Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA
Our new Canadian Vacations Magazine is live! ✨ The last two years have taught us what a privilege travel is – one we should not take for granted. It has the ability to inspire, educate, motivate, transform, and even challenge perspectives. ❤️🌍 We hope you'll celebrate the power of travel with us!
Vacations - Winter 2022 Our theme for this issue is the gift of travel. It’s a timely topic because the last couple of years have taught us what a privilege it is – one that is not to be taken for granted. Travel has the ability to inspire, to educate, to motivate and to transform. It also has the power to challenge pe...
Getting to know the destination you're visiting at a deeper level can create a transformative trip that's ideal for celebrating life's moments! Here's a look at what it means to "Malama Hawaii." 🌴❤️
Experience What It Means to Malama Hawaii Celebrate life’s moments through rejuvenation, reconnection, and an opportunity to travel deeper. Experience a transformative trip to Hawaii with a greater emphasis on connecting with the community and culture, giving back to the destination, and preserving it for the future.
The cruise industry is the only sector of the U.S. travel and tourism industry that was mandated to require both vaccinations and testing for crew and guests. It’s time for government agencies and the media to be transparent, focus on the facts, and set the record straight regarding the safety of cruise ships.
Fun Fact: The word ‘pierogi’ is plural in Polish. The singular is one ‘pieróg’ which is pronounced pye-ROOG. 🥟 Although most travelers get this wrong, pierogi are the most recognizable and beloved Polish food abroad. But foreigners aren’t the only ones who love the dish – to many Poles, pierogi are known as comfort food and are full of nostalgia from their childhood. 🇵🇱 Click here for a classic pierogi recipe: https://zcu.io/9TTj
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