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Top Destinations for an Early Summer Getaway

By | Blog, Central America, Cruising, North America, South Pacific, Travel Tips | No Comments

While we’ve turned the corner into spring, it’s not quite spring and summer weather in most destinations around the world. In fact many places are still seeing snowfall this time of year. However, that doesn’t mean travelers can’t get a head start on their summer vacation plans. This can be a great time to start thinking about an early vacation to visit a few of the world’s best warm hot spots. Today we feature a…

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Why You Should Take a Cruise Vacation Now

By | Blog, Caribbean, Cruising, Travel Tips | No Comments

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? The Caribbean? Or maybe Europe? While a vacation marveling at European architecture or sitting on a beach with a cocktail in hand in the Caribbean may sound like the perfect trip, these are things you can also do while on a cruise vacation. Cruises continue to grow as the vacation of choice for many travelers. They offer many…

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Top Destinations for a Spring Break Trip

By | Blog, Central America, Europe, North America, South Pacific | One Comment

It feels as if we were just hunkering down for the winter and it’s now already time to talk about spring travel. The busy summer season is still months away, but if you’re like most people, then you’re probably ready for a break from the hustle and bustle of the year to escape for a trip. While the spring is often the time of travel for teenagers and college students, it’s also one of the…

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Our Picks for Top Ski Resorts

By | Blog, Europe, North America | No Comments

IMAGE ABOVE OF THE RITZ-CARLTON IN BEAVER CREEK TAKEN FROM: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/BachelorGulch/Default.htm This time of year often brings visions of snowy peaks, warm fireplaces, and steamy coffee mugs. That means that the winter ski season has arrived. As fun as skiing the snowy slopes is, what can make or break a ski vacation is often the resort at which you stay. After a day chock full of skiing, it’s important to come back to a resort…

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Exploring the Underwater World: Best Destinations for Scuba Diving

By | Active & Specialty, Blog, Caribbean, Group Trips | No Comments

As specialists in planning South Pacific vacations, it’s no surprise that scuba diving is one of our favorite things to do while traveling. However, while the South Pacific has world-class scuba diving opportunities, it’s by no means the only place to have on your must-visit list of scuba diving destinations. There are numerous destinations in the world worth visiting for the various scuba diving experiences they offer. Today I’ll highlight some of the best places…

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Best Destinations for New Year’s Celebrations

By | Blog, North America, South America, South Pacific, Travel Tips | No Comments

Another year has flown by, and it’s hard to believe we’re already talking about New Year’s celebrations. You’re probably familiar with a lot of the top U.S. celebrations, such as the ball drop in New York City, but there are other destinations around the world that throw a big party, making them great spots for your first trip of the New Year. Below you’ll find a list of some of the best destinations in the…

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A Unique Insight into Mexican Culture: Día de los Muertos

By | Blog, Central America, Culture | No Comments

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is an important three-day Mexican holiday to celebrate and remember the deceased. The holiday takes place from October 31–November 2, correlating with the Catholic All Saints’ Day on November 1 and All Souls’ Day on November 2. In many areas of Mexico, children are honored on November 1, Día de los Angelitos (Day of the Little Angels), while adults are honored on November 2, also called Día…

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Exploring Argentina’s Vibrant Wine Country

By | Blog, Food & Wine, South America | No Comments

Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or not, you’re probably familiar with some of the European wine regions, such as France and Italy, which have long been some of largest wine producers in the world. However, South America is quietly growing and has positioned itself as one of the leading wine producing regions. Argentina is one of the South American countries that’s leading the way, as it’s the fifth largest wine producer in the world. However,…

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Itinerary Spotlight: October Musical Events in NYC

By | Blog, Culture, North America | No Comments

Music and New York City just seem to be synonymous with one another. This is because of Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in the world for musical performances. Many musicians have even gotten their start in New York City. That’s why I’m thrilled to share information on our 2011 music-themed trip to New York City, which takes place October 20 – 23. This music-themed trip to New York City spotlights the best in…

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Montréal and Quebec City: Sacred Music Festival Itinerary Spotlight

By | Blog, Culture, North America | No Comments

At Travelex, we love to plan multiple group tours throughout the year. Some of our favorite tours are the music tours we plan, which are uniquely themed tours that take guests behind the scenes of some of the best music destinations in the world. Today, we spotlight Montréal and Quebec City’s Sacred Music Festival, which educates and entertains guests about some of the earliest forms of music. This tour comes at one of the best…

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