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October’s Encompass Extra: A Sneak Peek

Encompass Extra is our monthly newsletter that provides readers with travel news, recipes, reading recommendations, destination spotlights, travel promotions, and more! Each newsletter is emailed to subscribers the first Thursday of the month. If you’re not receiving these emails, subscribe at the bottom of our homepage. This post is a sampling from this month’s edition. Crisp air and crunching leaves means fall is here! While you enjoy the splendor of the season, don’t forget to plan your winter vacation! Ideas for an incredible winter escape: The magic of a Disney or Universal vacation A relaxing post-holiday Caribbean cruise A winter…
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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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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!

Dreaming About Travel

We may be housebound, but the spirit of travel remains within us. Dreaming about embarking on a journey to a new-to-you destination is invigorating for both the mind and soul. It is the perfect time to plan. Sharpen your pencil, grab a map, and imagine the possibilities for your next adventure, no matter how big or small it may be. Write a rough list. Make it long or keep it short, but brainstorm an initial list of any and all destinations that have been on your mind and in your heart. Go deeper. Are you drawn to the sea? Do…
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California Wildfires Affecting Travelers

California’s wildfires are continuing to devastate homes, neighborhoods, families, and wine country farm land. The tragedy continues as wind gusts are picking up with no rain in sight. There are current warnings that the roaring flames could merge creating an even bigger beast. Many California natives have been urged to leave their homes and businesses. Our hearts break for the families who live in California and everyone affected by the devastating circumstances. Many families own and operate winery establishments that have inherited the business through multiple generations. Our hope for these families is that they can overcome these challenges. FEMA…
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