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Fun Facts: Presidents and Travel

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Fun Facts: Presidents and Travel

Presidents get to travel to all sorts of interesting places during their White House days. Read on for some fun president travel facts: Barack Obama’s 2016 visit to Cuba was the second time any sitting U.S. president visited the country. Calvin Coolidge attended the Pan American Conference in Havana in 1928. Theodore Roosevelt was the first to travel abroad when he went to Puerto Rico and Panama in 1906. Woodrow Wilson became the first president to go to Europe when he sailed to Paris in the SS George Washington in 1918. He went to visit the World War I peace conference. In 1943, Franklin D....

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I See a Cruise in Your Future

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I See a Cruise in Your Future

I’m about to tell you why the next vacation you’re most likely to go on is a cruise. Imagine that you’re being transported to another place in the world while you’re fast asleep. The next morning you find yourself in a new country to explore and discover! If you’ve never been on a cruise, here are some of the many reasons why you should consider the experience: Fantastic Value – Who doesn’t want to get their hard-earned money’s worth? A cruise combines the components that you would otherwise have to pay for individually, like accommodations, meals, most onboard...

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Allianz Travel Insurer Provides Virtual Emergency Room

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Allianz Travel Insurer Provides Virtual Emergency Room

Consumers who purchase a travel insurance policy are provided with a hotline they can access anytime, anywhere. Last year, the highly-respected travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance received some 56,000 calls, ranging from requests for things such as help in finding a destination guide to serious medical issues requiring evacuation. Although not every hotline call is a medical emergency, many of the calls are of a medical nature. A Virtual Emergency Room When a medical case file is opened, an Allianz case manager contacts the insured and finds out where they are located. Allianz’s...

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Spring Break Adventures for Families

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Spring Break Adventures for Families

 Spring Break Adventures for Families Want to escape the cold weather or take a break from a busy schedule? Read on to discover some great family Spring Break destinations. Riviera Maya, Mexico A number of all-inclusive resorts and lodging options make a getaway to this Mexican city an easy option. All-inclusive resorts here are definitely the ticket for families with younger children. Having meals, drinks, and built-in entertainment included makes for a fun and relaxing vacation for the entire family. Spend the day at a pool or eco-adventure park, explore Mayan ruins at Tulum or visit the...

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Top 10 Benefits of Travel Insurance

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Top 10 Benefits of Travel Insurance Have you ever asked yourself, ‘What are the benefits of travel insurance?’. You probably have, and with good reason. Insuring your trip helps make sure your trip isn’t spoiled by unplanned—and costly—expenses. Here are some of the many benefits of travel insurance: 1. Sometimes trips have to be canceled Life can be unpredictable. Having travel insurance means you don’t have to pay for your trip if you need to cancel. 2. Lost or stolen luggage can wreak havoc on your travel plans While on a trip you may lose your luggage or have it stolen. Most luggage...

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Old Belem to Seaside Sesimbra

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Old Belem to Seaside Sesimbra

Our tour of Azeitao and Arrabida began with the arrival of our guide, Vitor Martins in his midnight blue Mercedes. Lisbon is a welcoming city, but the personable Vitor, who speaks four languages and is an expert driver, takes you to the next level. He knows Lisbon, its history, its neighborhoods and its surroundings. Vitor suggested an optional first stop at Lisbon’s most renown coffee house, ‘Pasteis de Belem‘ — known for their delicious custard tartlets sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. We agreed, of course. This establishment has been in continuous operation and...

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Sicily Travel – Hotel Bel Soggiorno, Taormina

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Sicily Travel – Hotel Bel Soggiorno, Taormina

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Sicily Travel – Greek Theater, Syracuse

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Sicily Travel – Greek Theater, Syracuse

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Sicily Travel – Ceramics, Taormina

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Sicily Travel – Ceramics, Taormina

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Sicily Travel – Syracuse boat harbor

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Sicily Travel – Syracuse boat harbor

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