Travel Stories

Summer Vacation Checklist to Pack on Your Next Getaway
May
2
2022

With summer right around the corner, planning a summer vacation is sitting on the horizon as a glimmer of hope. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, honeymoon, or a girl’s trip, here’s a summer vacation packing list to help you. Summer is here so many of your will be going on vacation most likely somewhere warm.…

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How to Book a Cruise for the First Time
Apr
2
2022

Tackling the topic of how to book a cruise for the first time has always been somewhat daunting, with a dizzying assortment of itineraries, companies, destinations, and ships to choose from. It’s even more so in the wake of the pandemic: cruise lines garnered mass media coverage as the CDC suspended operations for the industry beginning spring 2020. Now,…

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Checking In? How Accommodations Add to the Experience
Apr
1
2022

First: Discover a true undiscovered gem in the “Grand House” in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Where is that, you ask? It sits along the breathtaking Algarve Coast in Portugal.                         The “Grand House” is a Relais and Château property and not only meets…

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The Endless Possibilities of Europe

March 5, 2022 By Gabe Hoffman

The Endless Possibilities of Europe
Mar
5
2022

More people are partaking in the pleasure of traveling through Europe. Whether it is for one week, two weeks, or longer, there are some delightful properties and incredible sights to fill the time. Here are a few stand-out properties and experiences! Paris: Explore the surrounding beauty and wonder during a stay at the Sofitel Paris…

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Flying with a Dog? Here’s What You Need to Know
Mar
2
2022

Flying with a dog used to be fairly straightforward: Get a travel crate, don’t feed your dog too much, administer a sedative from your vet, treat the dog in its crate as checked luggage, and cross your fingers. Today the process is more complicated, and for good reason; the old approach was not only challenging…

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The Travel History of Black America

February 15, 2022 By Necoh Mitchell

The Travel History of Black America
Feb
15
2022

How about we start in the 1930s. People would spend their summers traveling by car to visit their families or maybe taking a trip to the beach. Black people didn’t have the freedom to travel just anywhere because Jim Crow laws and segregation prevented this. Angry people who didn’t want to see black travelers confirmed…

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Why You Should Start Planning Your Family’s Bucket List Trip Now – And How To Get Started
Feb
10
2022

With travel remaining uncertain due to the continuing pandemic, carefully planning for a future trip is now more crucial than ever. Between ever-changing COVID protocols and the risk of paying in advance for an excursion trip you won’t get to take, many travelers are using their built-up wanderlust, unused vacation budgets, and itinerary-creating itch to…

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A Trip on the Nile

February 5, 2022 By Cynthia Heath

A Trip on the Nile
Feb
5
2022

Egypt has fascinated people for centuries, from its mythical history to its incredible ancient architecture. The land of the Pharaohs is captivating to visit — even over the Christmas holidays!  Uniworld Boutique River Cruises commences one of their trips in Cairo, which includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum and the chance to view the…

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Four Seasons Napa Valley – Napa Valley, CA

January 10, 2022 By Leah Smith

Four Seasons Napa Valley – Napa Valley, CA
Jan
10
2022

Prepare to be pleasantly surprised! The Four Seasons Napa Valley presents more like a boutique hotel with 85 rooms. The property includes privately owned residences, complete with full kitchens, and also available to rent through the Four Seasons.  If you are traveling with little ones, special touches like a diaper pail in the room make…

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Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in Remarkable Rwanda

January 2, 2022 By Susan Bruce

Gorilla and Chimp Trekking in Remarkable Rwanda
Jan
2
2022

Imagine yourself in a place where fauna and flora are part of every minute of the routine and where nature is kept safe thanks to responsible tourism and the local community. We are not talking about a utopia, we are talking about Rwanda, a country that should be on the top of your bucket list.…

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Bhutan – Land of the Dragon People

December 9, 2021 By Dani Johnson

Bhutan – Land of the Dragon People
Dec
9
2021

Six Senses Bhutan is a must-see destination — one for the bucket list, including seeing the Himalayan mountains up close and personally. Movies such as Seven Years in Tibet (with Brad Pitt) are award-winning not just because of the acting and story but for the location and the exotic, unbelievable scenery. Experiencing this country will…

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Top 12 Travel Apps to Install Before Travelling
Dec
1
2021

Do you ever arrive at a new destination for a vacation and wish you had researched how gratuities work there? Or wondered about exchange rates as you pull extra funds from a foreign ATM? You are not alone! Here are some fantastic apps to help you with those details, and more, on your next trip!…

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Undiscovered Spain

November 20, 2021 By Marcia Martin Pilgeram

Undiscovered Spain
Nov
20
2021

Savor the 80-degree weather of southern Spain, eat warm, ripe, sun-kissed tomatoes, straight off the vines, with abandon.   A must-see destination is the village of Carmona, a half-hour’s drive from Seville. This village is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Europe (over 5000 years). It will soon become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It…

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Iceland Escape

November 13, 2021 By Cynthia Heath

Iceland Escape
Nov
13
2021

After a prolonged period at home, I was ready to travel this summer and Iceland seemed the perfect place. It is sparsely populated with wide open spaces, an ideal place to vacation. In addition, if you are fully vaccinated you can enter the country without a quarantine period. Adventures can begin in the picturesque city…

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Revenge travel and the rise of the mobile office
Oct
18
2021

Have you heard of revenge travel? People looking to make up for lost time and missed opportunities want to book holidays, vacations, and corporate trips with a vengeance. Mobile and remote work opens doors for more employees to enjoy a working holiday, and they are willing to observe extra precautions to make it happen. Here…

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Sip & Dine your way through France
Oct
4
2021

Join us on a Wine & Culinary Journey through France aboard Azamara French Wine From Bordeaux And Loire Valley Are Some Of The Best In The World! Experience Azamara with exclusive Coastline Touring options as an added benefit along your journey.   Join Azamara and Coastline Travel for a virtual evening of this France intensive…

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Welcome to Big Sky Country

October 4, 2021

Welcome to Big Sky Country
Oct
4
2021

Welcome to Big Sky Country – The Resort at Paws Up With 37,000 acres of pristine and undeveloped land, including 100 miles of trails along 10 miles of the Blackfoot River, The Ranch at Paws Up inspires a sense of freedom & adventure paired with access to ultimate luxury. Perfect for your next family reunion…

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Tracking the Return to Normal

September 18, 2021

Tracking the Return to Normal
Sep
18
2021

With travel restrictions continuing to ease, many people feel confused about where they can go and what they need to do. The good news is that more Americans are feeling increasingly comfortable with the idea of (finally!) taking a vacation. Here is some interesting data recently collected on the topic.   When the pandemic first…

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Mar
5
2021

California Coast Summer Road Trip Guide
Jul
29
2020

California Coast Your Guide to your next Summer Road Trip By Stephanie Louzil Fellow California residents – it’s time to get out of the house and onto the road for a fun-in-the-sun getaway you can enjoy sans any mandatory COVID-19 quarantine requirements. From the San Diego beaches to Sonoma wine country, we’ve mapped out our top socially (distant) acceptable recommendations for a post-quarantine trip along the California coast.  Hotel…

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Jun
1
2020

Keys to Summer in Colorado Social distancing restrictions are beginning to lift and you’ve been calling. Where can I drive? Do you have any summer deals (extra points for those of you who know that we refer to our promotions as Travel Inspirations). For our Coloradans – our favorite Rocky Mountain Escapes for Summer of…

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Jackson Hole

May 28, 2020

Jackson Hole
May
28
2020

  Destination Feature: Jackson Hole   From the moment you fly into Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), located within Grand Teton National Park, you’re instantly transported into a dreamy landscape of majestic mountain tops, wide open roads and endless (often blue) skies. Jackson’s unbeatable scenery, close proximity to spectacular national parks and quaint Jackson Town Square area easily make it one…

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Feb
18
2020

Bhutan has been on my bucket list for years. As a child, I dreamed of seeing the awe-inspiring Himalayan mountains. I’d watch movies such as Seven Years in Tibet with Brad Pitt and think to myself, “I have to go to this exotic destination.”

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Rwanda – Africa’s Hidden Gem
Jan
21
2020

  AFRICA’S HIDDEN GEM We found Africa’s hidden gem – a perfect blend of historic reconciliation, National Parks with volcanos and the “Big Five,” a lake so vast it looks like the ocean, and treks to see gorilla families in the wild. Rwanda, tucked between Lake Victoria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is…

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Jan
17
2020

“We are thrilled that our companies embrace the same unique customer-centric management philosophy and values,” said Jay Johnson, CEO of Coastline Travel Group.  “We view this not as an acquisition, but rather the ideal addition to our family of agencies that will only enhance the collective client experience.”   “For our World Travel Bureau clients, this…

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Aug
9
2019

Relaxing on the terrace of the CIVANA Spa in Carefree, Arizona with a glass of wine in my hand, I watch as the sun sets over the desert, creating an imposing background for the palm trees and Saguaro cacti. This is my favorite time of day and I can’t think of a better place to…

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Feb
8
2019

I love river cruising and have been on several different river ships. So, when I learned that Dawn Johnson would be going on a Crystal river cruise over New Year’s Eve, I was very envious. I asked her to call me upon her return and tell me all about her experience. Crystal has been operating…

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Jan
11
2019

One day last fall I arrived at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport early. As I was approaching TSA pre-check, I saw a new lane marked “CLEAR.” Since I had time and was curious, I approached the gentlemen standing at the entrance to the lane. I asked him what CLEAR was all about. It was amazing to…

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Oct
3
2018

Everyone is talking about Iceland, and what a hot destination it is becoming. So Andrea Ortega, a Travel Advisor with Coastline Travel, decided to go there to find out why. “This place is gorgeous!!! Photos don’t do it justice,” said Andrea when she arrived in Arnarstapi, Iceland, a small fishing village located on Iceland’s Snæfellsáss…

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Sep
13
2018

River cruising offers a unique way to travel, especially in Europe. The river boat is your hotel as it meanders through several countries. It stops in small villages and towns along the way. This enables you to tour Europe without having to pack and unpack every day or two. Ocean cruises take you around the…

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Aug
27
2018

Travel insurance covers nonrefundable monies that are paid to travel providers. It also covers trip interruption, delay, and medical costs while outside the United States.

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Jul
3
2015

Agent Leah Bergner had the right idea when she accepted a FAM trip to famed ski resort town Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here’s what she discovered!

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