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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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Temples and treasures of Thailand & Angkor Wat

May 23, 2022

They don’t call Thailand the “Land of Smiles” for no reason. Thanks to the welcoming hospitality to the mouth-watering food to the beautiful landscapes and architecture, you’d have a hard time having a bad time on a journey there. The dry season from November to early April is the best time to visit, and you […]

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Destination spotlight: Alaska

April 25, 2022

After a lost summer season in 2020, the wild frontiers of Alaska were able to salvage a partial season last year, with great success. This year at least figures to offer a full summer of adventure — although you don’t have to limit your Alaska explorations to the warmer months. Alaska’s autumn colors are just […]

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Happy Birthday to Rome

April 18, 2022

They call it the Eternal City for a reason. On April 21, Rome celebrates its 2,775th birthday, dating to its legendary founding in 753 B.C.E. This year, the city is emerging from another plague, one of many it has endured in its long history and making a glorious return to the world stage as nearly […]

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Destination spotlight: New Zealand

March 14, 2022

There really is no place like New Zealand. Sure, there are some spots that will remind you of alpine Europe, some that will remind you of the tropics and some that are straight out of Middle-earth. But you’ve never seen anything that packs all the natural beauty, adventure and culture. With a population of just […]

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Destination spotlight: Turks & Caicos

February 21, 2022

The images you’ve seen of turquoise waters lapping up on white sand, the ones that look like the platonic ideal of “beach,” there’s a strong chance they’re from Turks & Caicos. Long white sand beaches overlooking that tranquil turquoise water have long been the islands’ calling card.  You fly into Providenciales, known as “Provo” to […]

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Destination spotlight: Australia

February 14, 2022

Do yourself a favor and get to Australia at least once in your life. Yes, it’s a long way to go, but you will be rewarded with a land like no other on Earth, with unique wildlife and endless beauty in a place that’s as large as the continental U.S. with less than a tenth […]

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Destination spotlight: Fiji

November 15, 2021

Bula! Visitors to Fiji will hear the friendly and boisterous greeting from the locals once more when the South Pacific island nation reopens to fully vaccinated travelers Dec.1. It’s hard to pin down exactly from archaeological evidence, but people have been living in the islands of Fiji for at least 3,000 years, with Austronesians, Melanesians […]

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Destination spotlight: Israel

November 8, 2021

Israel has seen many civilizations pass through in its long history. Jerusalem is home to some of the most holy sites for three world religions. Tel Aviv is a vibrant, modern city that also houses UNESCO World Heritage neighborhoods. In short, there’s something for just about any interest in Israel.  A tour of the ancient […]

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A return to France, which is just as lovely as you remember

November 1, 2021

Paris is always a good idea. Even now though you might notice some COVID precautions, and some more bicycles thanks to new bike lanes, it’s as always an excellent time to visit Paris. “France is back, and Paris was buzzing,” says Largay Travel advisor Lydia Ganz, who recently led a group of advisors on their […]

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Destination spotlight: Thailand

October 25, 2021

Having already reintroduced tourism to the popular islands of Phuket and Ko Samui, Thailand will allow fully vaccinated travelers to go anywhere in the country. Visitors must present a negative COVID test to enter the country, then test again on arrival and spend one night in a government-approved hotel to await results. When that test […]

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Destination spotlight: India

October 18, 2021

India is home to approximately one out of every six people on Earth and more than 50,000 years of human history. To put it bluntly, there is a lot to see and do there. After a year and a half, the country is open to fully vaccinated visitors, starting Oct. 15 with charter flights and […]

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