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Geared Up and Ready to Go: Essential Tips for Planning Your First Adventure Travel

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Adventure beckons! Do you dream of scaling rugged mountains, navigating uncharted territories, or diving into vibrant coral reefs teeming with life? Adventure travel offers a unique way to experience the world, pushing your boundaries, creating unforgettable memories, and igniting your sense of exploration. But for […]

History Comes Alive: Unveiling the World’s Most Captivating Historical Destinations

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   History buffs, rejoice! This blog post is your invitation on a captivating journey through time. We’ll explore some of the most fascinating historical destinations around the world, where the echoes of the past come alive, igniting your imagination and transporting you to bygone eras. A […]

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Beyond the Bucket List: Unveiling Unique and Transformative Travel Experiences

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Travel broadens our horizons, exposes us to new cultures, and creates memories that last a lifetime. But with so many destinations vying for our attention, it’s easy to get caught up in ticking off locations from a well-worn bucket list. This blog post invites you […]

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Perks, status matches, family ties: How cruise brand loyalty is evolving

It’s difficult to persuade Kelly Brewer’s clients to try another cruise line once they’ve racked up loyalty status points with a particular brand. The Arkansas-based owner of a Cruise Planners franchise and a top producer for Carnival Cruise Line said her clients have little interest in trying out another contemporary line or upgrading to a […]

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State Department reopens online passport renewal, but it’s limited

Online passport renewal is back, but only for a limited number of applicants and a limited period of time. The State Department reopened the online renewal portal this week, which will accept a limited number of daily applicants. The program will run during the next several months, the State Department said, so it can monitor […]

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Summertime Sizzle: Unveiling Unforgettable Adventures Under the Sun

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Summer’s warm embrace beckons us with long days, balmy nights, and endless possibilities for adventure. Whether you crave relaxation on a pristine beach, exploration amidst vibrant cultures, or adrenaline-pumping thrills, summer offers something for everyone. This blog post unveils some of the most captivating destinations […]

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Culinary Capers: A Delicious Exploration of the World’s Most Unique Food Festivals

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Food is a universal language, a delicious way to connect with cultures and traditions. But what if you could experience a whirlwind of global flavors all in one place? Look no further than food festivals! These vibrant celebrations bring together food enthusiasts, local vendors, and […]

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Cunard’s Queen Anne: The vision and the final product

I’ve had the good fortune to see a few British queens in my life. I’ve met the Queen Mary 2 several times — and I even glimpsed Queen Elizabeth herself from my balcony on the QM2. I saw the Queen Elizabeth 2. And now I’ve toured the Queen Anne twice. My first trip to the […]

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Chasing Waterfalls: Unveiling the Majesty of Cascading Wonders

Richard Shane Founder and CEO The World’s Greatest Vacations   Waterfalls have captivated hearts for millennia. Their mesmerizing power, the thunderous roar, and the ethereal beauty of cascading water create a spectacle that transcends time and culture. This blog post is your invitation to embark on a journey to discover some of the most magnificent […]

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Following a record year for cruising, Alaska says a leveling off is welcome

Following a record-breaking year, the number of cruisers in Alaska is expected to be relatively flat this summer — something that members of the industry say could mean a better experience for both visitors and locals. The stable numbers are “a really good thing” and will give communities time to decide how to manage cruise […]