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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Virtual Travel Experiences from Home

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? It is a common question we ask during ice breakers, job interviews, and first dates. It’s fun to talk about the answers, which can reveal a great deal about someone’s dreams and values. But now, with the current circumstances, asking this question feels a little bit different. As many of us have adapted to social distancing and sheltering-in-place, we’ve put our dream vacations on hold. While we all do our best to be good neighbors to one another, we can still embrace our passion for travel and sense…
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Dreaming About Travel

We may be housebound, but the spirit of travel remains within us. Dreaming about embarking on a journey to a new-to-you destination is invigorating for both the mind and soul. It is the perfect time to plan. Sharpen your pencil, grab a map, and imagine the possibilities for your next adventure, no matter how big or small it may be. Write a rough list. Make it long or keep it short, but brainstorm an initial list of any and all destinations that have been on your mind and in your heart. Go deeper. Are you drawn to the sea? Do…
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Spicing Up Your Romantic Resort Vacation: An A to Z Guide

When it comes to planning a special resort vacation, it’s not just the destination and resort that make your time away together incredible – it’s the little touches that help spice up your getaway. But it’s not always easy to think of new ways to connect with your loved one, even if you’re on a beautiful vacation. Our list of romantic resort ideas to spice things up is as easy as A – B – C! Adult-only resorts: When considering your romantic getaway, we highly recommend the luxury and peace of an adult-only resort. While many family-friendly resorts have adult-only…
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‘Tis the Season for Magical Moments Shared

During the Christmas season, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the exchanging of presents and hustle-and-bustle of a filled December calendar. But this Christmas, pay special attention to the love that fills the room during the quiet moments. Delight in the smiles of the family and friends that surround you and take time to be grateful. Enjoy the first few magical sips of a hot cup of cocoa brimming with marshmallows. Sneak a sugar cookie just out of the oven. Revel in the excitement of children greeting Santa Claus. The true enchantment of Christmas is in the unspoken bonds,…
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