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Europe

Europe is packed with culture, diversity, and history. Europe is the world’s smallest continent in land surface area, however, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries. Europe has an amazing wealth of sights, sounds, and peoples. There are beautiful cities, architecture, history, mountain ranges, seas, and many countries.…

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The Caribbean

The Caribbean is a dream tropical destination. The islands of the Caribbean Sea are an extensive island chain in the far west Atlantic Ocean. Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos are just some of the destinations available. Here, there is year-round good weather with…

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Canada

Canada the great white north. Canada is the largest country in size in North America and the second largest in the world overall (behind Russia.) Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its unique blend of cultures and multifaceted history, Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination. It houses…

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Australia & South Pacific

Australia and New Zealand are ready to be explored.
Australia and New Zealand offer travelers unique cultural experiences and posses majestic beauty in both the people and the landscapes. Australia is world-famous for its natural wonders including beaches, deserts, and the Outback. Most of the country receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. Australia…

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Asia

Asia is rooted in culture and history. Asia is a vast continent that encompasses such countries as China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India, Tibet, Nepal, and South Korea. It is home to Pandas, Geishas, Temples, Sushi, East Asian Tigers and Mount Everest, the world’s highest point along the border of Tibet and Nepal. You can visit…

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Alaska

Alaska is majestic any way you look at it. Majestic is a great word to describe all that is Alaska. It is known as one of the last wild frontiers in the United States. Situated in the northwest extremity of North America, it is the United State’s largest state. Alaska houses Mt. McKinley, the highest…

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Antarctica and the Falkland Islands

Antarctica and the Falkland Islands are breathtakingly beautiful.
A land of extremes, Antarctica is the 5th largest and most Southern continent. It is also the driest and coldest continent on Earth with the highest average elevation. Antarctica is scarcely touched by humans and houses only a few thousand permanent scientist residents. As a result, Antarctica has…

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South Pacific and Micronesia

South Pacific and Micronesia are a real remote paradise. The South Pacific and Micronesia are undeniably the ultimate locations for paradise seeking travelers and scuba diving enthusiasts. The South Pacific houses Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. It is famous for amazing snorkeling, sunset evenings, beautiful beaches, live volcanoes, lush forests, shipwrecks to…

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South and Central America

South and Central America have amazing travel destinations. South and Central America boast amazing places to visit like the Amazon rainforest, Panama Canal, Machu Picchu, and the Galapagos Islands. Central America is the thin section of land that links the North American continent with the South American Continent. It is made up of seven small,…

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Hawaii

Hawaii is a tropical paradise with amazing natural wonders. Hawaii is an island chain of over nineteen distinct volcanic islands located over a geological “hot spot” in the Central Pacific. The breathtaking, natural beauty, warm tranquil waters, lush rainforests, and lava flows to beautiful white sand beaches are some of the most inviting aspects of…

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Africa

Straddling the equator and encompassing numerous climate areas, Africa is the second-largest and second most populated continent in the world. Africa is home to many special destinations and cultures like Victoria Falls, the Maasai people, Cape Town and Winelands. Here you can visit the catacombs beneath Alexandria in Egypt, track mountain gorillas in Parc National…

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Packing for my Antarctica Trip

My Antarctica trip is coming up soon and now I need to decide what to pack or not to pack for this one in a lifetime adventure. I have begun the “thinking about packing” stage. With a month before take off (when I wrote this) I need to check for and tick off the list…

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Antartica

Antarctica, from one end of the earth to the other

Well, not exactly.  Last October you may have seen my blog, In Search of Polar Bears. That trip took me just below the Arctic Circle and thus still a distance from the North Pole.  In just over a month on Nov 5th I will be heading to Antarctica.  My adventure there will again be a…

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Mexico

Mexico and its culture keep travelers coming back. Mexico is famous for its great weather, food, art, archeology, pyramids, museums, Haciendas, 6,000 miles of shoreline, amazing architecture, and cities. Mexico also has excellent fishing and some of the world’s top destinations like Acapulco, Mexico City, Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, and Patzcuaro. It has amazing wildlife…

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Venice – once in a lifetime opportunity

Last November, I was selected to represent World Travel Bureau at the Virtuoso Chairman’s event, being held in Venice for four days.  Every year this annual event is held at a different city and about 200 guests are invited from the member travel agencies.  Our group was split up and hosted by Virtuoso and three…

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Middle East

Middle East is known as the “Cradle of Civilization”. The Middle East is a region in Western Asia and North-Eastern Africa also known as the “cradle of civilization.” It embraces the ancient and modern, encompassing Roman ruins and Biblical sites, trendy nightlife and the world’s largest tower. Here, there are blue waters of the Mediterranean,…

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My First River Cruise

Wendy Swenson of World Travel blogs about her recent adventure on a scenic river cruise which traveled through three rivers in Europe. We began our river cruise in Amsterdam headed to our final destination in Vienna, Austria. This was to be a 12-day cruise.  We were part of a group of 60 and there were…

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Costa Rica to Belize Travels

It’s been almost two weeks since we came home from our Costa Rica to Belize travels. I can’t believe how quick that went by! Work was waiting as you can imagine and now here we are. That trip was spectacular! Cathy and I are very grateful for the effort you made to organize everything. You helped…

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Amsterdam

Tulip Time in Amsterdam

About a year ago at the end of April, we flew to Amsterdam with a group of about 60, led by our tour designers, Joy and Terry Feulner, who also are Independent Contractors with World Travel Bureau. They create unique tours for their friends and family, and this was the starting point for our first…

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United States

The United States is filled with great travel destinations. The United States of America is a large country in North America about half the size of Russia and about the same size as China, boasting the world’s third largest population, with over 320 million people. It includes both densely populated cities with sprawling suburbs, and…

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