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The “Do-Nothing” Vacation

Traveling allows us to immerse ourselves in new cultures and experiences, learning about both the world and ourselves simultaneously. Rigorous sightseeing permits viewing lots of landscapes and landmarks, maximizing our time away so we can see as much as possible during our (often too short) vacation time. We feast, we snap photos, we journal, we learn, and we return home, our minds and hearts full of the moments we just shared. These trips can be life-altering, exceptionally humbling, and incredibly magical. But sometimes we crave ultimate relaxation. A life reset. A chance to recharge our batteries by unplugging and detaching…
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Delicious Desserts Around the World (Part 2)

For travelers with a craving for sweets, delicious desserts can be found in all reaches of the world. In part one, our taste buds traveled to Portugal, Italy, South Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean. Here are a few more mouth-watering desserts from around the globe to tempt you to pack your bags (and your fork!) and hop on a plane! Gulab Jamun (India) A favorite treat at festivals and special occasions, Gulab Jamun is formed by creating a milk solid and adding flour to it to form into small dough balls for frying. Once cooked, the dough balls are soaked in…
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Winter Reading Recommendations

When the temperature drops and you’re looking for something new to read, look no further than our winter-inspired reading list. From fairytales to horror to nonfiction, an interesting mix of titles await, depending on your mood. Here are six winter reading recommendations: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden The first book in The Winternight Trilogy, The Bear and the Nightingale weaves historical fiction and fantasy together to create a transportive story set against Russia’s unforgiving wintry wilderness. Young Valisia finds comfort in her family’s small cabin, snuggled up with her siblings and listening to her nurse’s fairy tales….
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5 New Resorts Opening in 2024

Pack your beach bag, because 2024 promises a few new resorts travelers are excited to visit in the coming year. Here are a few standouts in Mexico and the Caribbean:   Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos (December 2023)  Although the resort opened in December 2023, most travelers will experience this incredible sister property to Grand Velas Los Cabos in the coming year. Tucked into a cove of the Sea of Cortez, this adults-only intimate retreat also allows access to the beloved Grand Velas Los Cabos. The brand is known for its culinary delights, impeccable service, and luxurious grounds.  Perfect for: Couples…
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New Cruise Ships Setting Sail in 2024

Here’s hoping for fair skies and following seas in 2024! With so many new cruise ships sailing the globe, we can’t wait to help you plan an exciting adventure at sea that promises endless onboard amenities, special memories in port, and genuine fun for all ages.   Here are a few ships generating excitement this year:  Icon of the Seas and Utopia of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)  The largest ships launching in 2024 also have the biggest buzz. Icon of the Seas sets sail in January as the first in a new class of ships from Royal Caribbean. It boasts lots…
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