2022

New Year, New Adventures

New year, new adventures! Not all new year’s resolutions need to be focused on changing who you are. How about where you’re going? Think about your 2022 travel goals. Isn’t it finally time to enjoy the getaway you deserve? We have a few ideas for how to take your next trip to the next level! The Ease of the All-Inclusive Imagine if you didn’t have to pay for extra trip expenses like drinks, dining, and entertainment during travel because they were already included in the cost upfront. The ease of an all-inclusive resort vacation makes for the ultimate relaxing vacation. Whether you’re heading…
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Spooktacular Halloween Destinations

For many people, traveling for the holidays sparks images of crowded airports and last-minute flights to be home in time to carve the turkey or unwrap a gift. But, with so many wonderfully wicked destinations around the globe, Halloween is one holiday you may want to consider traveling for. Here are a few ideas to inspire you to plan your costume and pack your bags! HAWAIIAN ISLANDS While Hawaiian Islands may not be the first place you think of for a Halloween haunt, there are many opportunities to get into the spooky spirit. There are festivities for all ages, like the…
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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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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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