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It’s one of the busiest seasons of the year for air travel, and chances are, you’ll be traveling with gifts. Incorrectly packing gifts for holiday flights can cause slowdowns at security checkpoints and potentially ruin your careful and loving wrapping job. These tricks will help you tackle your luggage woes and glide through long security lines. 1- DON’T WRAP IT UP Although TSA allows wrapped gifts in carry-ons and checked bags, if they spot something suspicious it might be opened. It’s generally better to wait until after your flight to wrap packages. 2 – USE GIFT BAGS Rather than worry about TSA opening…

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Experience the Iberostar Paraíso Complex

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is a popular all-inclusive resort brand known for its beachside properties surrounded by gardens. The Paraíso Complex in Riviera Maya, Mexico is home to five resorts, each property providing plenty of activities for guests of all ages. After a short transfer ride from the Cancun airport, you can be basking in the sun and having fun in no time! THE FIVE RESORTS There are five resorts that make up the Iberostar Paraíso complex: Iberostar Paraíso Del Mar and Iberostar Paraíso Beach Iberostar Selection Paraíso Lindo and Iberostar Selection Paraíso Maya Suites (with access to the two…
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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!

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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