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Look Ma, No Hands! Unmanned Air Taxis to Launch in Singapore

Transportation Singapore, Singapore

It looks like something out of a science fiction film, but it could be the way you get your very next aerial tour of Singapore. In a world first, after...

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Snuggle Up In the World's Largest Log Cabin

Hotels Montebello, Quebec

It’s made of an astonishing 10,000 western red cedar logs, and ‘logs in’ at a whopping 4-million cubic feet of volume.Fairmont Le Château Montebello lays claim to being the biggest...

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8 New Cruise Ships You Missed in 2020 - And Why to Sail Them Soon

River or Ocean Cruises

Can we hit the reset button on 2020? Usually, at the beginning of each year, we look forward to new ships guests will be among the first in the world to...

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6 Tips for Planning Your Post-COVID Wellness Vacation

Wellness

This January, two powerful forces for wellness travel converge: yearly New Year's resolutions to become or rediscover our best selves, and this year, the pandemic that's both kept us from...

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New COVID Testing Requirements Required For Flights to Canada

Before your trip

As of Jan 7, 2021 the Government of Canada requires those over 5 years old to have a negative COVID test prior to boarding a flight to Canada.

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3 Luxurious Ways to Experience the Travel Event of 2021 - the Antarctic Solar Eclipse

Adventure

A year from now, one of the travel events of our lifetime will be over. Not only will 2021 see the return to travel we’ve all longed for; on December 4th,...

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'Safety Dance': The 80's Parody Airline Safety Video You Need To Watch Now

Transportation Seattle, Washington

In BC (Before COVID) times, viral airline safety videos had fun with things like fastening seatbelts. Times have changed. Alaska Airlines gave the COVID travel era the new type of safety...

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Christmas in July On A Holiday Do-Over River Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises Europe

If this year’s altered holiday celebrations left you wistful and nostalgic for full-bore Christmas festivities, there’s a river cruise that gives you a chance for a re-do. Christmas in July on...

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The Best Celebrations Around the World For You To Ring In the New Year

Local Events

At long last, 2020 is wrapping up, and a New Year full of hope is just around the corner.This feels like the kind of year you’d toast the year past...

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Ensemble Magazine Winter 2021

Before your trip

We can't wait to travel again. View our Vacations magazine for Winter 2020/2021 to explore popular destinations in the Caribbean and unique places closer to home.

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2 Travel-Inspired Beverages to get you in the Holiday Spirit

Culture & History

You may not be celebrating the holidays as usual this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create some new holiday entertaining traditions.While we wait to travel and celebrate again,...

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'Escape' on a Luxury Cruise This Season Without Leaving Home: Meryl Streep Stars in New Movie Filmed at Sea

River or Ocean Cruises New York, New York

We can’t travel on a luxury cruise ourselves right now– or do many of the other things we love to do around the holidays - but “Let Them All Talk” lets...

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What's the Christmas Connection Between Salzburg and Stowe?

Culture & History Vermont

One’s in Austria, and the other in America. But they are bound together in the pop culture celebrations of the season.Have you figured it out yet? The hint is in...

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Celebrating the Holiday Spirit of Travel... at Home

Culture & History

Here we are at the holidays at last. It’s been a year of challenges and disappointments, with canceled or postponed trips that normally give us the relaxation, escape from the everyday…...

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Wish Away the Worst of 2020, Give Thanks, and Plant Hope - Tourism New Zealand's Forest Initiative

Outdoor Activities New Zealand

When the sun rises on the New Year, New Zealand’s location on the globe makes it the first country in the world to welcome 2021. To get next year started...

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How This New American River Cruise Ship May Surprise You

River or Ocean Cruises North America

When you think of ships that cruise American rivers, you might picture paddlewheels, riverboat gamblers, and ladies with parasols. But while some cruise ships exploring the United States by river...

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Italy Names Its First 'City of Wine'

Local Events Barolo, Italy

Wine lovers have one more reason to get traveling again next year. In celebration of one of its oldest and most beloved products, Italy has declared its first-ever ‘City of Wine’....

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Canadian Luxury Train Tours' First USA Journey - Rockies to the Red Rocks

Transportation Rocky Mountains, Rocky Mountains

They are the essential train trips in Western Canada. Three rail routes that provide travelers a window onto the Rockies like no other way of travel. Rocky Mountaineer operates bucket...

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A New 'Species' of Extreme Thrill Ride: the 'VelociCoaster' Takes 'Flight' in Orlando

Outdoor Activities Orlando, Florida

Florida’s fastest and tallest launch coaster – along with a pack of fierce Velociraptors – will be unleashed at Universal Orlando Resort in 2021. If you – or the kids...

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There's a New Moon on the Horizon - a Silver Moon

Luxury

October was an extraordinary month for star gazers and amateur astronomers. One single month saw two full moons: a Harvest moon and a rare, second full moon – a blue moon.But...

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The Latest Cruise Line To Go 'All-Inclusive'

River or Ocean Cruises

Nothing is more luxurious than when things are extra simple and extra special. Now you can have that wonderful feeling that ‘everything is taken care of’ on your next big-ship...

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30 Years Later: Celebrating One of the Great Monuments to Democracy

Culture & History Berlin, Germany

This fall, Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of its reunification. It’s hard to believe it was three decades ago that the Cold War came to an end. That from the end...

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KLM has revealed the future of flight. Hint: You'll be sitting IN the wings.

Transportation Netherlands, Netherlands

If you’re one of those travelers who always picks a seat over the wing, you’re in luck.  In this new-concept aircraft, you – and every other passenger on board –...

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Top 4 Places In The World To Go Hot Air Ballooning

Outdoor Activities

Imagine yourself silently drifting along under colourful silk, cradled in a giant basket. You’re part of the breeze and Nature as you tranquilly float on the air over undisturbed scenery...

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