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7 of the Best Places for a First Timer to Visit in Germany

Germany appeals to travelers who are interested in European history, old-world architecture, lovely landscapes, and cultural attractions as well as the flavor of German life. The country is made up of multiple regions, each with ..

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Finland is for Outdoor Adventure Any Time of Year

There is only one Finland, although it can seem like two different countries, depending on the time of year you visit. In winter, the sun never quite rises so a perpetual twilight is cast over ..

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Holland America

This is What a Holland America Cruise Is and Is Not

Each cruise line has its own characteristics that appeal to different travelers. That’s not good or bad, in and of itself, but as travel advisors, we understand that getting the match right can make or ..

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Fill Your Heart with Glee at The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

For over 45 years, people have made their way to Albuquerque, New Mexico during the first week of October to witness hundreds of hot air balloons paint the sky with color. In that time, the ..

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global travel pricing in 2020

What will Global Travel Pricing Look Like in 2020?

The current U.S. economic expansion has now lasted for a record period. Will travel prices continue soaring upward or will rising supply slow their increase? This is the question companies grapple with as they prepare ..

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This is How to Choose Unique Meeting Venues in Richmond, VA

Holding an event at a museum, sports facility or gallery offers a distinctive experience for attendees. An interesting venue makes for a memorable meeting and creates a refreshing change of pace. Richmond, Virginia has a ..

Luxury Abounds at Two All-Inclusive Club Med Maldives Resorts

Karen Kilyk, luxury vacation designer, reviews the two all-inclusive Club Med Resorts in the Maldives. The Maldives is an archipelago of over 1,000 coral islands and atolls in the Indian Ocean. Only 202 are inhabited ..

Nuit Blanche in Paris is the Ultimate Contemporary Arts Festival

Nuit Blanche or White Night festival is an all-night culture fest that turns the whole city of Paris into a living art gallery. Museums and galleries stay open all night and the city presents a ..

15 Simple Ways You Can Be a Responsible Traveler

Sustainability, eco-tourism, and green travel are buzz words that are bandied about plenty in the travel industry, but what does it really mean to be a responsible traveler? Essentially it means minimizing the negative impact ..

Our Wildlife Adventure in Australia Was Our Best Vacation Ever

Covington travelers, Glenice and Dana loved their mother-daughter wildlife adventure in Australia. Vacation expert Jean custom-designed their tour so they experienced a broad assortment of activities and encounters with local people and animals. The trip ..

This is How My East Africa Safari Was the Trip of a Lifetime

This spring, vacation advisor Tracy Carr had an opportunity to take an adventure-of-a-lifetime, bucket list trip – an 11-day safari of Kenya and Tanzania with luxury tour operator Kensington Tours. An East Africa Safari is ..

What Makes Luxury Line Oceania’s Cuisine the Finest at Sea?

Oceania Cruises self-confidently proclaims they offer “the Finest Cuisine at Sea.” While culinary tastes are definitely subjective, Oceania’s unprecedented array of culinary acumen and accolades supports the luxury cruise line’s bold declaration. The Oceania Culinary ..

This is How Americans Can Still Travel to Cuba Legally

On June 4, 2019, the U.S. government changed the rules on American travel to Cuba. The U.S. Treasury Department policy was amended, disallowing the “People to People” license that many cruise lines and tour operators ..

This is What I Learned About the Beautiful Alpine Countries

This spring, Covington vacation advisor Mary Atkinson enjoyed an educational tour of the Alpine countries of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland with Collette Tours. Gaining firsthand experiences in destinations and fostering personal relationships with travel suppliers ..

Revealing the Mysteries of the Remarkable Marquesas Islands

Vacation advisor and Tahiti Tiare Specialist Barbi Partlow shares her exploration of the mysterious Marquesas Islands. I have long held a passion for Tahiti and Her Islands. This spring, as a Tahiti Tiare Specialist I ..