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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Chicago: Family Fun

Chicago beckons visitors with its lake views, delectable dining, and array of activities that families can enjoy together. Plan your long weekend getaway and explore some of the greatest parks, museums, and attractions The Windy City has to offer for Chicago family fun! Here are five recommendations for families to experience while visiting The Windy City:   Museum of Science and Industry The largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, the Museum of Science and Industry invites visitors to explore its 14 acres of exhibits. As the only remaining building from the 1893 World’s Fair, the MSI features a swirling…
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Set Sail for Fun and Football on Super Cruise 2021

What is Super Cruise? Super Cruise 2021 is a unique 7-night theme cruise that combines a vacation with America’s favorite sports holiday, The Super Bowl! Unique to this particular group itinerary is a chance to share in over $200,000 cash and prizes while cruising the Caribbean with over a thousand new and old friends!  Celebrating its 28th year, Super Cruise is an annual tradition for some cruisers and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere to newcomers. It’s truly something you must experience if you love gaming and cruising. When and Where is Super Cruise? Super Cruise 2021 takes place onboard the inaugural sailing of…
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How Travel is Good for Your Health

According to the U.S Travel Association, 768 million vacation days went unused by Americans in 2018. In addition, 55% of workers reported not using all of their accrued vacation days. In 2020, Americans are more stressed than ever. Time-consuming jobs combined with parenting and family life demands much of our time. Balancing working from home with homeschooling children and running a household is exhausting. Once you add daily chores and responsibilities to the schedule, we feel more strained than ever. It can be difficult to find time to relax and enjoy hobbies we love, and our health often suffers from…
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Fiction of the Midwest

The Midwest is America’s heartland. It’s where farming and industry meet and large commercial cities sprawl into rural towns.  It’s the Great Lakes, picturesque colleges and universities, and the wonder of the four changing seasons. To continue our reading road trip, let’s journey to several of the states in the Midwest: Ohio – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The picture-perfect Richardson family resides in tranquil, progressive Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland. When Mia Warren, artist and single mother, moves into the Richardson’s rental with her daughter, the family finds themselves drawn to the enigmatic pair. As friends of…
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Planning Your Travel Bucket List

When it comes to travel, a little planning can go a long way. That’s where the professional expertise and experience of a travel advisor is a must. Whether you’re a planner or the spontaneous type, you want a vacation that checks all of your boxes. Planning usually starts with a bucket list. When was the last time you revisited your travel bucket list? If it’s been awhile or you don’t yet have one, ask yourself these questions and start dreaming about your next vacation: Which destinations have you always wanted to see? What experiences have you dreamed about? Which places…
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