Interactive Bucket List Planner

The team at Encompass the World Travel and Westlake Travel wants you to dream big dreams about your future vacations and contact us to help you with your bucket list. Using our interactive planner as a guide, consider the experiences you’d like to have and the destinations you’d like to visit. Our team can assist with budget, best time of year to travel, and how to make your travel dreams happen! We will continue to celebrate bucket list travel planning all winter long, so subscribe to our blog and follow us on social media so you don’t miss a post!

Bucket List Destination: Israel

first in a series: Our Team’s Dream Destinations Israel is a bucket list destination for many travelers because of its rich religious history, incredible architecture, bustling beaches and markets, and scenic landscapes. Must-See Cities? Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Safed, Akko/Acre, Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth Best Time to Travel? Spring or fall, when temperatures hover around 79 degrees Why Visit? – Israel is a beautiful country rich with incredible history. Who Might Add This to Their Travel Bucket List? – Christian, Jewish, and Muslim travelers can connect with their religion by visiting important destinations in the Holy Land. – History buffs will be…
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Fiction of Hawaii

The six distinct islands of the 50th state of the United States capture the imagination of travelers, often earning a top spot on many travel bucket lists. Hawaii is the emerald green canyons of Kauai, golden sunrises over Haleakala on Maui, the rural rustic charm of Molokai despite its dark history, the luxurious solitude and pampering of Lanai, the crashing surf on the North Shore of Oahu, the active volcanoes of The Big Island, and the quiet reflection while visiting Pearl Harbor. The island’s “ohana” spirit encourages connectedness among family, friends, and neighbors, and a general sense of peace and…
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Bucket List Travel: Our Team’s Dream Destinations

This winter, we are celebrating bucket list travel and want you to dream big dreams with us about your next vacation. On our blog, Facebook, and Instagram, we will highlight our team’s dream destinations and incredible experiences around the world to inspire your bucket list. During this series, we will also be sharing information about our personal bucket list destinations and what makes them special to us. Here is a sneak peek at the places at the top of our lists: Israel Vietnam and Cambodia Greek Isles Galapagos Australia and New Zealand Tahiti and the Society Islands Sri Lanka and…
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A Pre-or-Post Cruise Stay in San Francisco

Stretching approximately 770 miles from north to south, road-trippers spend about 12 hours driving the Pacific Coast Highway to travel the length of California. Although incredibly scenic, drive-time can reduce sightseeing-time on vacation. This makes cruising an efficient and enjoyable way to explore more of the state in a short period of time. Cruise lines offer a variety of itineraries to explore the west coast, ranging from quick 4-day getaways to 10-day sailings that visit several ports. With on-board entertainment, delectable dining, and the ease of unpacking only once, travelers can enjoy California by day and ship fun by night….
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