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Falling for Your Next Adventure!

Autumn is upon us. The morning air is crisp. The leaves are slowly changing to vibrant shades of red and gold. The kids are buckling down in their studies. Football fans cheer at their televisions Thursday through Monday while indulging in slow-cooked meals. People line up at their local coffee shops for pumpkin spiced brews. For many people, fall is the best time of year. As for us…we love fall travel! In fact, in many destinations around the world, it is the best time of the year. Menus are spruced up with a hearty selection of homemade meals and the most robust…
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The World is Your Classroom

School is back in session for children around the country, but learning isn’t over when you’re an adult. The world is your classroom! Planning an adventure is the first step in broadening your horizons and improving your understanding of cultures and countries around the globe.  History and Social Studies It’s interesting to study the ancient Incan civilization of Machu Picchu, the beauty of the Taj Majal, or the architectural ingenuity of The Great Pyramids through textbooks and documentaries, but visiting these incredible sites (especially with a knowledgeable tour guide) and witnessing the history firsthand is truly mind-blowing. Visiting and touring…
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Encompass Extra: Travel News You Can Use

Our September issue of Encompass Extra will be delivered to your email inbox this afternoon, and here is a sneak peek at the travel news stories we are featuring this month. If you’re not subscribed to our monthly newsletter, you’re missing out on seasonal fun, travel news, featured promotions, blog spotlights, recipes, book recommendations, and more! Sign up on our home page to receive Encompass Extra in your inbox the first Thursday of each month. Cruise News Disney Wish Reimagines Cruising Passengers onboard the Disney Wish will enjoy dining innovations, a state-of-the-art interactive experience, the AquaMouse, and more exciting new…
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3 Destinations for Fall Colors and Fun (That Aren’t New England!)

Each year, New England’s glorious fall colors beckon tourists to visit its quaint towns and scenic parks. But other regions of the United States also boast a beautiful autumn season. If you yearn for crisp air, crunchy leaves underfoot, and dazzling displays of nature at its best, plan your getaway to one of these destinations for fall colors and fun! Aspen, Colorado Aspen draws skiers and snowboarders to its snowy peaks in the winter, but it’s also one of the USA’s most beautiful destinations for fall colors. With fewer tourists, reduced lodging rates, and awe-inspiring pops of color against the…
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America’s National Parks: 7 You Must Visit

In 1916, the United States government established the National Park Service. It was the first organization of its kind in the world, formed to preserve and protect our landmarks and natural treasures from an increasingly commercialized world. Approximately 327 million people visited America’s National Parks in 2019.  As people resume traveling, nature-lovers, history buffs and bucket-listers are making their way to the parks across the country once again. In honor of our 400+ parks around the country, we take a look at America’s most majestic playgrounds. Yellowstone Park – Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana The world’s very first national park remains the…
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