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3 Things Travel Agents Do During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season runs from the beginning of June until the end of November, which is a quite a long stretch of the calendar to be concerned about your travel plans. Even with the threat of potential bad weather these months are extremely popular for vacations because of summer, wedding and honeymoon season, and rates can be lower during the peak fall hurricane months. Purchasing travel insurance with your package helps protect your wallet, even if you might be disappointed by rescheduling that much-needed break from work! Here are three things travel agents do to help during hurricane season, particularly when…
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Busting 5 Cruise Myths

Have you been hesitant to cruise? Here are five common reasons our clients give us for not cruising, plus solutions that will hopefully have them (and you!) fall in love with seeing the world by sea. 1. I’LL GET BORED QUICKLY. Even most shorter cruises have one or two days at sea, but cruise lines provide a wide range of options for fun to keep passengers entertained. With so many scheduled activities, live shows, music performances, and entertainment venues around the ship, the question is, “What are you in the mood for?” Live music? Mini golf? Trivia? A lecture? Each cruise line has its own…
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River Cruises 101: Europe’s Rivers

With so many scenic rivers to choose from, it’s no wonder why river cruisers book a European itinerary. Perfect for both newbie and seasoned river cruisers, Europe’s rivers promise history, culture, arts, and architecture, all to be enjoyed up close and personal. Each river, however, has a distinct personality, so let’s “meet” the rivers that wind their way through the beautiful countryside and capitals of Europe. Danube The Danube flows through ten countries in Central Europe and past four major capital cities. There are sixteen national parks along the river’s path and a cycling trail that is perfect for a…
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Snapshot: Aruba

Situated just 15 miles north of the Venezuelan coastline, Aruba is one of the southernmost islands of the Caribbean. The “A” of the “ABC Islands” (along with Bonaire and Curacao), the island is known for its pristine white sand beaches that remain cool beneath your feet, steady trade winds that propel wind-powered watersports, and an enticing dining scene to treat your taste buds. For these reasons, the aptly nicknamed “One Happy Island” welcomes approximately 2 million tourists annually. Who Should Visit Travelers visit Aruba for its steady sunshine and pleasant mix of relaxation and soft adventure. It’s especially popular for…
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A Month in Portugal

Stephanie, our social media manager and writer, recently returned from a month in Portugal with her husband and 7-year-old daughter. With its history (geographic borders defined in the early 12th century, a long list of contributions to global exploration, incredible cathedrals), people (a friendly and peaceful population that is family-focused), and culture (beautiful sites and cities from north to south), Portugal captured our family’s interest as a place to spend some extended time. Planning a month-long visit became a part-time job, and even our 7-year-old was involved with the arrangements. Beyond my experiences studying abroad in college, this would be my…
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