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Reasons Cruisers Will Enjoy All-Inclusive Resorts

For those who love to sail the seas, it has been a particularly difficult year for travel. While our team is excited for a return to cruising in 2021, we understand that not everyone may be comfortable embarking on their next cruise for some time. Further, with a limited capacity on board, even those ready to cruise may need patience as cruise lines slowly roll out ships and itineraries as the months unfold. We think many cruisers will enjoy all-inclusive resorts! We always want our travelers to feel safe and comfortable on vacation, and while you’re waiting to pack your…
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We Are Here For You.

Travel advisors are advocates, and each member of our team here at Encompass the World and Westlake Travel is here for you, our treasured clients, during this time of uncertainty. We understand you may be worried about the next steps for your upcoming vacation. One of the reasons people trust travel agents to book their trips is because, in times like these, we are your advocates and will work carefully to handle an unpredictable situation. We genuinely care about you and your vacation plans, and we want to help as much as we can. How we are helping you: Please…
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Caribbean Dreamin’

Are you Caribbean dreamin’? With new safety protocols, registration requirements, and testing procedures in place, many islands in the Caribbean have begun welcoming tourists once again. If you’re longing for a tropical breeze and sand between your toes, here are a few destinations to consider for your next vacation: Passports Required Aruba Travel to an island paradise so deep into the southern Caribbean you can see Venezuela from its shores. Picturesque Aruba is known for its white sand beaches, trade winds, lovely boutique hotels, and fantastic food scene. Horseback riding is a truly special Aruba experience and a fun way…
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Family Summer Vacations in 2021

The buds are beginning to sprout on the trees and the days are growing longer and sunnier, which means summer will be here soon. It’s time to start planning summer vacations! Last summer, many of us were focused on creating family fun at home, but this summer more travelers are making plans to reconnect with their loved ones in a favorite destination. Maybe it’s time to consider an extra-special bucket list trip to make up for a year of challenges. Or maybe it’s time to revisit a favorite all-inclusive resort and relax together on a beautiful beach. Whatever family fun…
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Planning Your Multigenerational Vacation

The world is slowly reopening, and people are ready to travel together again! Many months of social distancing meant forgoing birthday and graduation celebrations, milestone anniversary parties, and weddings, but now families are excitedly planning extra-special trips for the months ahead. When gathering several generations together for one memorable vacation, it can be challenging to choose a destination or type of trip that everyone can agree upon. Here are three ideas to consider for your next multigenerational vacation: Hawaii The beautiful islands of Hawaii are a bucket list destination for many travelers and perfect for your special vacation plans. With…
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#ReadySetSail – A Return to Cruising

A return to cruising is on the horizon, and like you, we can’t wait to #readysetsail! As the cruise lines prepare to sail in 2021 and 2022, many changes are ahead for passengers who plan to take to the seas post-pandemic. New procedures and safety protocols are being implemented so travelers can safely sail together again. Here are a few of the possible changes to expect on your next cruise: Technology Passengers can expect more touch-free options for ordering food and processing payments, using the ship’s app for activity planning and reservations, and “attending” e-muster drills that eliminate the need…
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U.S. Vacations to Fit Your Family’s Travel Style

As warmer temperatures begin to creep across the country, it’s time to think about your family’s travel style and begin planning your summer adventure! June is the perfect month to set off on a family road trip to explore a national park, experience bustling city fun, or relax at a beach. Consider your family’s travel style and how you enjoy spending your days while on vacation. Each region of the United States offers beauty, adventure, and memorable experiences to travelers. Here are a few ideas for summer vacation destinations across the U.S. to inspire you! National Park Trek: Sequoia and…
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