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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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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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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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