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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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4 Relaxing Resorts

Leisurely weekend mornings spent sipping coffee and turning the pages of a book. Evening sunsets accompanied by the soundtrack of soft music. Cozy winter days filled with movies, sewing, assembling puzzles, and baking. Aaah … Doesn’t it feel good to just RELAX? Sometimes vacation is for doing: rising early in the morning, filling your days with activities, and immersing yourself in your destination. But sometimes vacation is for doing nothing—passing your time without a care in the world, having nowhere to be, surrounded by beautiful scenery. If your mind, body, and spirit crave the ultimate do-nothing vacation, these 4 relaxing…
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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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Holiday Cruises

After months of socially distancing last year, this year it’s time to reunite with loved ones. The special seasonal touches and festive atmosphere of holiday cruise itineraries provide the perfect backdrop for bringing the family together once again. What better way to reconnect than through the sharing of seasonal cheer on a holiday sailing? Through decorations: Colorful decorations will wow passengers when first stepping on board. Lavish Christmas trees, evergreen garlands, poinsettias, twinkling lights, menorahs, and blue, white, and silver flower arrangements adorn the ships. Through entertainment: Special holiday programs abound, so be sure to scan each day’s itinerary so you don’t…
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