Announcement: Pleasant Valley Travel Joins Encompass the World

Pleasant Valley Travel has faithfully served northeast Ohio for over 30 years and we are pleased to announce that they are now a part of Encompass the World Travel, operating out of our Brunswick office. Together, we mourn the loss of Renee Boblick, who operated Pleasant Valley Travel for years after her parents’ semi-retirement. With the sudden changes that have happened, Pleasant Valley Travel wants to ensure the continued operation of business with clients is the top priority. Nichola Hidey, of Pleasant Valley Travel, is officially all settled in with the Encompass the World team. Nichola says, “One of the great…
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Europe: Three Reasons You Should Go Right Now!

European travel is back and more popular than ever. Our team of travel experts have seen a definite increase in clients requesting European vacations. Why is it such a great time to plan a visit overseas? More for Your MoneyThe US dollar is much stronger abroad than a few years ago. Better exchange rates against the euro, British pound, and other European currencies means your travel budget can stretch a little farther. Fantastic Flights Lower fuel prices and more competition from low-cost carriers is making it easier to find transatlantic airfare options that don’t break the bank. The increase in…
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All About the Upgrade

How do you take a good vacation and make it great? Simple – It’s all about the upgrades! Even if you’re watching your budget, adding a few special touches can make all the difference in your travel experience. Those details are often the most memorable parts of your trip. Here are some of our agents favorite ways to enhance your next getaway: First-Class Flying – No one likes spending hours twisted up like pretzel, so get your trip off to a comfortable start by upgrading your airline seats. First class will get you the most luxury, of course, but premium economy…
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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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Travel Resolutions for 2018

New year, new adventures! Not all new year’s resolutions need to be focused on changing who you are. Instead, focus on where you are. As you look ahead to the new year, don’t forget to think about your travel goals! To inspire your next journey, our travel agents have some tips for you! Try a New Type of Travel The most obvious idea is to visit a new destination, but another way to add excitement is by changing how you travel. Swap your ocean cruise for an all-inclusive resort stay, or a try a river cruise instead. If you’re normally…
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