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Costa Maya for Families

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Costa Maya for Families

A trip to Mexico’s breathtaking Costa Maya offers a wide array of nature, adventure, cultural and family activities that can be enjoyed by travelers of all ages. Here are some of our noteworthy picks: Cenotes A unique system of underground rivers and caves on the Yucatan Peninsula, cenotes are shrouded by a sense of mystique and awe. These sinkholes are underground or partly sheltered by rocks; others look like rocky, shallow ponds. You can explore the cenotes by scuba diving, kayaking or swimming on your own or via guided tours. Be prepared for some very cold water! Cenote Azul is a popular...

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Cruises Are Beneficial For Your Wellbeing: Benefits of Cruise Travel

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Cruises Are Beneficial For Your Wellbeing: Benefits of Cruise Travel

If you’re contemplating where to take your next vacation, a new study may provide you with some food for thought. Recent research shows that going on a cruise may improve our wellbeing – and the effects can apparently last for up to six months. While most travel is beneficial, cruises seem to be particularly so thanks to their multi-faceted nature, which includes time for relaxation, visiting multiple destinations and being able to experience a variety of new activities. The researchers, whose work has been published in the International Journal of Tourism Research, concluded this...

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Why You Need a Travel Consultant

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Why You Need a Travel Consultant

  A large percentage of travelers are finding out that in offering more options, online travel sites have actually made it more confusing to figure out what they are selling. Many travelers dread the moment they have to sit down at the computer to research travel, wasting valuable time and feeling uncertain about their purchase. Seems like a good time to call in a pro, wouldn’t you agree? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider using a professional travel consultant: A travel consultant knows how to sell both the product and service —for example, the airline and resort or cruise line...

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New Orleans Family Fun

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New Orleans Family Fun

Maybe you want to enjoy Mardi Gras (surprisingly kid-friendly!) or soak up the Cajun vibes. Whatever your reason, New Orleans is a great place to bring the whole family. In fact, the Big Easy was ranked #1 on TripAdvisor’s list of the “7 Best Family Getaways in America.” Visiting New Orleans with kids may be one of the best vacations you’ll ever take … and here’s why! Top New Orleans Family Attractions Beignets. Treat your family to a New Orleans culinary staple (and this town’s guilty pleasure) at Café du Monde, an open-air French Cafe in the French Quarter. A local institution...

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Cuba Cruise Itineraries

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Cuba Cruise Itineraries

Located just 90 miles from the United States, Cuba is a world apart in many respects. For decades, visiting Cuba was impossible for nearly all Americans, but today, this traveler’s jewel is just a cruise away! Here are the top picks of 2018 itineraries from our preferred cruise lines: CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE 4 Night Havana sailing on the Carnival Paradise from Tampa (prices* starting from $939 in May for an Ocean View Cabin) 5 Night Havana And Key West sailing on the Carnival Paradise from Tampa (prices* starting from $939 in July for an Ocean View Cabin) With the largest fleet at sea Carnival...

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Cruising to Cuba

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Cruising to Cuba

Cruising to Cuba A chance to see colorful, out-of-the-way ports and the opportunity to really get a feel for its culture, flavors and rhythms makes taking a cruise to Cuba the ideal way to see it. Why Should You Visit Cuba? The appeal of Cuba is that it has remained free of western influence and commercialization. The countryside is stunning, the beaches are gorgeous, and most of all, the people are warm and friendly. The island’s colonial architecture, history, and music add to its appeal, culminating in a unique vacation experience. When Should You Go? The prime time to visit Cuba is...

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Fun Facts: Presidents and Travel

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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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