California Wildfires Affecting Travelers

California’s wildfires are continuing to devastate homes, neighborhoods, families, and wine country farm land. The tragedy continues as wind gusts are picking up with no rain in sight. There are current warnings that the roaring flames could merge creating an even bigger beast. Many California natives have been urged to leave their homes and businesses. Our hearts break for the families who live in California and everyone affected by the devastating circumstances. Many families own and operate winery establishments that have inherited the business through multiple generations. Our hope for these families is that they can overcome these challenges. FEMA…
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Encompass the World Travel Agent Explores Peru

Earlier this month, Encompass the World travel agent, Lois Holben, had the pleasure of taking an 8-day escorted tour through Peru and Machu Picchu. All expectations of her experienced tour operator, Tauck Tours, were exceeded. Lois, her husband, and her close friends were amazed by the detail of their tours, the views of Peru and Machu Picchu, and their multiple resort stays. As a first-time traveler to this destination, Lois was unsure of what exactly to expect. But the result was so much more than she could have imagined. Lois shared, “Visiting Peru and Machu Picchu had always been on…
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Great Hawaii Food Neighborhoods

There’s no better way to experience the diverse cultures of the Hawaiian Islands than through the universal language of food. Some of Hawaii’s best-kept dining secrets can be found along the streets and deep into the hearts of neighborhoods and charming towns throughout the Aloha State. Whether your clients are foodies in search of a multicultural dining experience or families looking to taste Hawaii’s local cuisine, Hawaii is host to a number of neighborhoods sure to satisfy an array of culinary cravings! Highlighted below are a few must-visit neighborhoods on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the island of Hawaii: • Kaimuki…
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A Tour of Italy with the Cleveland Singing Angels

Encompass the World’s Bill Coyle has just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime group trip, leading Cleveland’s Singing Angels choral performing group on a tour of Italy. Encompass the World won the bid to plan the Singing Angel’s annual trip, which was organized through the Globus Family of Brands. They spent three nights in Rome, three nights in Florence, and wrapped up the trip with three nights in Venice. The group of 49, including 30 students, landed in Rome on June 29th. One of the highlights of the trip came the following morning, when the Singing Angels performed for Pope Francis in…
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Trending Now: Travel Safety

Whether you watch the news or just skim your Facebook feed, you’re probably aware that travel safety has been a hot topic lately.  Eye-catching headlines and increased attention from media outlets has resulted in a lot of questions and concerns being raised by travelers. Feeling unsafe while traveling takes away the thrill of exploration. For any destination, it’s important to stay healthy, protect yourself from theft or loss of valuables, and be prepared to deal with unexpected events. Encompass the World Travel agents have eight travel tips that can help keep you safe during your next trip, no matter where your travel…
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