Route 66 by Rail

Kick back and explore this iconic stretch of Americana. It wound from Chicago to L.A., more than 2,000 miles all the way, but Route 66 is now mostly the stuff of song and legend. Much of it was bypassed long ago by the interstate freeway system. However, there are still ways to experience the fabled […]

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Savory Sailings

When considering the menu of choices and the quality of everything related to the culinary experience, dining at sea is tastier than ever. With celebrity chefs at the helm of onboard specialty restaurants, world-class buffets, cooking classes and much more, there’s never been a better time to eat — and drink — well at sea. […]

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Beacon Brovos

Sometimes it’s best to do your light-housekeeping outside the home. From brightest to biggest, here’s a roundup of our favorite lighthouses around the world.   World’s Oldest (still in use) Lighthouse Tower of Hercules, Corunna, Spain BUILT IN: The second century, refurbished in 1791 HEIGHT: 180 feet tall STEPS TO CLIMB: 234 VIEW FROM THE […]

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Island Idyll

Discover infinite bliss with a Pleasant Holidays escape to the South Pacific Days spent swaying in a beachside hammock, as palm trees rustle in the gardenia-scented breeze, periodically wading into the warm, azure waters. Evenings spent sampling just-caught fish, washed down with a cold local lager, listening to soft notes from a ukulele. Nights lulled […]

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For the Birds

Like foodies, birders take their passion with them wherever they go. This year, proclaimed the Year of the Bird by the National Audubon Society in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, is the perfect time to plan a trip to an avian hot spot. Why not combine your adventure of […]

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Agent Spotlight: A Second, First Honeymoon

Agent Spotlight Every worry-free detail about St. Lucia’s Sandals Resort appealed to bride-to-be Sara and her fiancé, Collin. For months they dreamed of a honeymoon spent lazing on the beach; eating and drinking all they wanted; relaxing in a luxurious hotel with all expenses included.  But as the happy couple prepared to take off after […]

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Because Someday I Dream of Eating My Way Through France

With the aroma of espresso spicing the air and a warm pain au chocolat calling from the bakery next door, you have a decision to make: after you pick up a pair of pastries, do you take breakfast at the Jardin du Carrousel in the shadow of the Louvre, or stroll the bank of the […]

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7 Ways to Go Solo

It’s a trend seen by AAA Travel Agents across the United States: adventure seekers of all ages setting aside worries of awkwardness and isolation to explore the world as solo travelers. And travel companies have responded by offering new opportunities — and discounts — designed especially for single travelers.   1. Book a Studio Cabin […]

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