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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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Traveling with Food Allergies

Food allergies and special diets shouldn’t stop travelers from seeking out new destinations, because everyone deserves a chance to explore the world. Still, keep in mind that some destinations will be more accommodating than others. Tell your travel advisor about any food allergies upfront so we can help you plan ahead. Airlines, resorts, cruise lines, and tour operators have made strides in terms of meal options, even if they aren’t always advertised. We are here to help you! If you will be traveling with food allergies, consider these peace-of-mind precautions. 1. CARRY A DOCTOR’S NOTE. Some national and international airports may…
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Stunning Sites in Puerto Rico

With lush rainforests, stunning beaches and cities teeming with historic charm, it is not by chance that Puerto Rico earned the nickname “The Isle of Enchantment.” As an American territory, travelers have their pick of flights from most major US airlines, and don’t need to worry about obtaining a passport beforehand. Once you arrive, be sure to take in these must-see historic sites and breathtaking natural landmarks. sites in Puerto Rico: El Morro, Luquillo Beach, El Yunque Rainforest San Juan’s Old Forts Puerto Rico’s two most visited spots, El Morro and La Fortuleza, occupy the northernmost area of San Juan’s…
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America’s National Parks: 7 You Must Visit

In 1916, the United States government established the National Park Service. It was the first organization of its kind in the world, formed to preserve and protect our landmarks and natural treasures from an increasingly commercialized world. Approximately 327 million people visited America’s National Parks in 2019.  As people resume traveling, nature-lovers, history buffs and bucket-listers are making their way to the parks across the country once again. In honor of our 400+ parks around the country, we take a look at America’s most majestic playgrounds. Yellowstone Park – Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana The world’s very first national park remains the…
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Holiday Cruises

After months of socially distancing last year, this year it’s time to reunite with loved ones. The special seasonal touches and festive atmosphere of holiday cruise itineraries provide the perfect backdrop for bringing the family together once again. What better way to reconnect than through the sharing of seasonal cheer on a holiday sailing? Through decorations: Colorful decorations will wow passengers when first stepping on board. Lavish Christmas trees, evergreen garlands, poinsettias, twinkling lights, menorahs, and blue, white, and silver flower arrangements adorn the ships. Through entertainment: Special holiday programs abound, so be sure to scan each day’s itinerary so you don’t…
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Packing Post-Covid

Travel looks a little different these days, as does packing post-Covid. If you’re months or even a year overdue for your vacation, you may need to brush up on your packing skills. As you dust off your suitcases and carry-ons, don’t forget to pack these essentials to keep you healthy and happy during your next getaway! Masks…and plenty of extras for everyone! Find your most comfortable masks and pack extras for throughout your vacation! Hand sanitizer Whether you prefer spray or squeeze, make sure all members of the family have access to sanitizer for a quick clean-up before and after…
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