Summer Reading 2021

Books for Your Beach Bag 2021

Summer travel season will soon be upon us, and many people will be heading to their favorite beaches. If your perfect day in the sun includes a stack of new books to read, here are a few recommendations to pack in your tote bag for lounging at the beach or by the pool. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (available now) Although opposites in many ways, Alex and Poppy become the best of friends following a shared car ride home from college. Despite moving away from one another after graduation, they meet each year for a week-long vacation…
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Roam Magazine

Roam Magazine / Issue 3 is Available!

Escape The Ordinary with Roam Magazine For over a year, people found themselves spending day in and day out in their homes. With work, school, and relaxation all taking place under the same roof, the urge to escape has grown. Now, with a widely available vaccine, travelers are ready to get away. Summer, fall, and winter travel numbers will continue to increase in bookings as more travelers break out of the rut of staying home. Rekindle your desire to travel again and find yourself in new, extraordinary places with inspiration from Roam Magazine. Articles Include: Supporting Small Business When You…
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Reading Road Trip: The Complete Book List

Our reading road trip has ventured to all four corners of the United States, featuring reading selections and travel experiences from each region of the country. You can explore this blog series in its entirety here, and use this list for reference as you read through all fifty states. The Reading List Alabama: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson Alaska: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah Arizona: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Arkansas: True Grit by Charles Portis California: East of Eden by John Steinbeck Colorado: Plainsong by Kent Haruf Connecticut: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates Delaware: The Book…
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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!

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Participating in another country’s Christmas traditions while traveling the world is a special experience we highly recommend. European Christmas Market river cruises, for example, are extremely popular, and passengers must make their reservations when itineraries are released. Spending time exploring Italian cities, or even the Greek Isles would be an enjoyable way to celebrate the holidays, as would a cruise to Caribbean ports featuring Christmas decorations against blue skies and white sand. The gift of travel is the best gift, because it comes with learning about cultures around the world, which is just one reason why we love traveling so…
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