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Retracing the queen’s travels

September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London this week marks the farewell to a reign that lasted more than 70 years. She was in Kenya in early 1952 when she learned her father had died and she would take over as queen of the United Kingdom. In her time on the throne, many former British colonies […]

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Destination spotlight: Japan

September 12, 2022

You do need to be part of a tour, at least for the time being, but visiting the Land of the Rising Sun got easier last week, when Japan dropped its COVID testing requirement for travelers who are fully vaccinated and have had a booster shot. “We will ease the COVID restrictions gradually in view […]

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Educational adventures kids will love

August 29, 2022

Depending on where you live, school either just started or is about to. Kids are excited (or anxious) about a new year of learning, and parents are excited about not having to plan daily activities. But soon enough, once the exhaustion wears off, you’ll miss having the kids around. It’s not too early to start […]

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Largay president Amanda Klimak wins top award at Virtuoso Travel Week

August 22, 2022

Largay Travel president and co-owner Amanda Klimak won this year’s Ruby of Siam award at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. The award is Virtuoso’s highest honor and goes to the “member who embodies the spirit of its network, upholds the highest professional standards, and has worked selflessly to promote the travel advisor profession as […]

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Proposed rule would refund passengers for delayed and canceled flights

August 15, 2022

We’ve shared some tips with you this summer of navigating what can be a hectic flying experience. What we can’t do is keep airlines from canceling or delaying flights. But under a proposed rule from the Transportation Department, airlines would be required to give passengers refunds if they are delayed more than 3 hours for […]

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Virtuoso Travel Week: What Can We Discover For You?

August 8, 2022

Some of us will attend in person and others will attend virtually, but we’re all geared for another Virtuoso Travel Week. It’s the time each year when we meet with hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and other suppliers to learn about the latest offerings in the world of travel. As travel advisors, we think […]

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Cheers to International Beer Day with these beer-based journeys

August 1, 2022

The first Friday in August marks International Beer Day, a time to enjoy a pint with friends and enjoy both the company and the craft that went into our favorite brews. For the thirsty travelers who would go to the ends of the earth for a nice glass of beer, these are some of the […]

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Navigating air travel so you can enjoy the journey

July 25, 2022

You may have seen the scenes of hectic airports this summer, either on TV, online or witnessed them in person. People are traveling in record numbers and airports and airlines don’t have enough staffing to keep things running smoothly all the time. This had led to canceled flights and lost bags. It’s especially noticeable at […]

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Euro-dollar parity means Europe just got a whole lot more affordable

July 18, 2022

For the first time in 20 years, the euro hit parity with the dollar last week. The exchange rate, $1.20 to the euro just a year ago, reached 1:1 last Tuesday for the first time since December 2002. That drop has a lot of implications. For American travelers, it means your money goes further in […]

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It’s time to plan your travel for the holidays – and for next year

July 11, 2022

We repeat it every year, but it’s important information. If you have not started planning your festive season travel for the end of the year, you had better start now. We really mean it every year, but this year we really, really mean it. Travel has been so busy this year, we had several suppliers […]

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Travel gems around the U.S.

July 4, 2022

We’re into another summer travel season, one unlike we’ve seen in at least three years, if ever. If you’ve traveled internationally, you know how many other people are traveling this summer as well. It’s night and day compared to the last two summers. And if you’ve tried to book an international trip only to discover […]

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Celebrate your big milestones in style

June 27, 2022

Milestones, they’re how we mark the big moments in life. We gather together to celebrate our accomplishments, including making another trip around the sun, and celebrating with our favorite people makes it all the sweeter. For a lot of us, the milestones are coming in bunches now because we couldn’t really party the way we […]

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