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Sail Around North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean Islands

There is an abundance of natural wonders in all countries of the Caribbean and the Americas, as well as extremely diverse cultures and lifestyles throughout. America original Indulge in the laid-back lifestyle of all Caribbean islands, while noting the array of languages and cultures that speak to the early inhabitants of each island from faraway lands including Spain, France, Britain, The Netherlands, and Africa. Central America, which connects North America to South America, boasts gorgeous natural wonders and a rich history. History buffs will love to check out the ruins of ancient societies including the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec, while more adventurous types will enjoy the tropical forests of Costa Rica.

Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its unique operation. In North and South America you will see many extraordinary sights as well as spectacular beauty. Traveling North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French ambiance, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century.

A cruise along the west coast of the United States will take you to Alaska, where you can see for yourself the striking natural beauty of its glaciers, or sail along the east coast to visit the bustling cities.

Going Down South

Continuing further south, travelers will encounter incredible ruins, a wide diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we have danced to on many nights. A trip south to Brazil will give city lovers the option to visit Rio de Janeiro with its famous beaches and vibrant nightlife, or nature buffs the opportunity to see the rain forests along the Amazon. Valparaiso, Chile is worth a stop to see the famous colorful homes on the steep hillsides and the stunning natural beauty of the country’s massifs and fjords. Head to Buenos Aires and have a Tango lesson.

Keep going south all the way to Antarctica to enjoy the breathtaking snow-filled landscape.

International Getaways: Not As Far As You May Think

Do you think a three-day weekend isn’t adequate time to indulge in an international getaway? Not the case. There are many overseas destinations that are perfectly doable over a long weekend. Following is a list of destinations awesome for an unforgettable long weekend.

Montreal, Quebec

French-inspired old-world charm is mixed with all the advantages of a big city in the lovely Montreal, Canada. The old-fashioned cobblestone streets of Vieux Montreal take you back in time, and the unique boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are always fascinating to explore. The famous Mount Royal Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon if the weather permits, as you can hike, rent a bicycle, or find a lovely spot for a luscious picnic.

Winter sports are also abundant in the park, like snowshoeing, ice skating, or other fun activities.

Bermuda
Bermuda is not only internationally-renowned for its stunning pink sand beaches, but this British overseas territory set in the mid-Atlantic is just a two-hour flight from lots of US cities.

Even if you do not like beaches, Bermuda is fascinating with a long maritime history, fortresses complete with cannon installations, beautiful colonial buildings, and old-time cobblestone streets. If you like a little heart-pounding exhilaration, rent a jet ski and head over to the famous Bermuda Triangle.

Baja California Sur, Mexico

If you’re dreaming of sunlight and sand, you might want to head south to the beautiful beaches of Baja California Sur, Mexico. At the southern tip of Baja California is Cabo San Lucas, popular for its exotic resorts, world-class dining, and lively bars and nightclubs.

Exciting activities for the more adventurous include checking out the alluring caves at Lover’s Beach, taking in the dazzling rock formations, or doing water sports in the fabulous crystal-clear blue water.

Costa Rica

While its tropical rain forest feels like another world, Costa Rica is actually a fairly short flight from many places in the U.S. One of its claims to fame is its 800 miles of coast, so it is a great place for beach goers who want to enjoy some fun in the sun.

If you like thrills, head over to the Arenal Volcano to get your heart pumping by zip-lining through the beautiful rain forest, hiking in the lush jungle, rappelling down a deafening waterfall, watching exotic jungle animals such as sloths and monkeys, and finally relaxing in a hot spring fed by the volcano itself.

Cartagena, Columbia

Central impression Cartagena is on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, and features gorgeous beaches with white powdery sand, enticing crystal clear blue water, and legendary coral reefs for you to explore. The lovely old walled city takes you back in time to the Spanish colonial era with its typical architecture and fascinating 500-year-old fortress built of coral.

Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and is a typical modern-day metropolis. More than 50% of its occupants were not born there, making it a very diverse city in terms of people and culture.

After a vacation in Toronto you could feel like you’ve been on a world tour if you checked out its Little Italy, Chinatown, Koreatown, and Greektown. Whether you are looking for extreme adventure, lounging on the beach with a nice drink, or something in between, there is an international weekend getaway ideal for you. Whatever you desire – love, adventure, culinary treats, history – can be yours.

Things to Do and See in Asia

Hong Kong is one of the most advanced cities on the Asian continent and is a hub for international business and finance. Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket, is famed for its stunning natural beauty, beach life, and culture. With its centuries-old cultural icons, including a vibrant Jewish community with seven synagogues that dates back to the 12th century, and St. Francis Church built by the Portuguese in 1503, Cochin (or Kochi) in the Indian state of Kerala has earned the label “Queen of the Arabian Sea”.

In Jordan, be sure to set aside time for UNESCO World Heritage City Petra, which was built from rose-colored rock, earning it the moniker “Rose City”.

The diversity of the earth is yours to experience – from lush jungles to vibrant cities, from historic landmarks to breathtaking panoramas – when you travel the globe on a luxury cruise

Africa: A Place of Exceptional Diversity

A cruise to Africa will take you along the same route as early explorers from countries such as Portugal, The Netherlands, England, and Germany. From historical tribal traditions to colonial influences, you will experience a spectrum of cultures in countries such as Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal, and Mauritius. South Africa boasts beautiful mountainous terrain, while at the other end of the spectrum, the desert landscape of Namibia will leave you awestruck.

Off the coast of Tanzania you'll find the tropical archipelago of Zanzibar, also known as “Spice Island”, a place well-known for its abundance of precious spices including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Picking the Best Tour for You

Trek Peru's Inca Trail... horseback ride in Alaska... ascend the highest peak in Southeast Asia... surf the waves in Costa Rica... cycle through Patagonia… or run with the bulls in Pamplona. Some more adventure tours out there include an Air Combat experience, along the lines of Top Gun, in San Diego, or a fast Ferrari drive along the curvy coastline of the French Riviera. These make for the perfect vacation for the adrenaline junkies out there.

Touring the World’s National Parks

You will be witness to some of the most stunning landscapes on earth at national parks found throughout the world. There are recognized national parks all over the world, so read on to identify which ones are the most interesting to you.

The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands is the earliest national park in Ecuador and one of the most visited UNESCO World heritage sites. On this island chain you will come face to face with giant tortoises and small penguins, some of the island’s most famous inhabitants.
Machu Picchu

One of the world’s most important archaeological sites is the spectacular Incan fort of Machu Picchu set high in the Andean Mountains. The power and triumph of the Incan Empire is clearly visible at this spectacular site.

Yellowstone National Park
Claiming Yellowstone as “absolutely unique in the world” because of its unmatchable geology and abundance of wildlife, in 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt declared it as a place “absolutely unique in the world”.

Caribbean portrayal He was a big advocate of developing national parks to promote the idea that natural beauty was a priceless asset for all generations to come.

Serengeti National Park

The famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa are brimming with all kinds of animal species and a wide variety of fauna. There you will not solely witness landscapes you could never have dreamed of, but you will also be very close to the countless predators which roam in the dark.

Great Barrier Reef
Whether viewed from underneath the sea or high in the air, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the coast of Australia is the earth's largest coral reef system and is worthy of a place on any traveler's bucket list.

Fiordland National Park
Close by is the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, awash with fjords so dazzling that they put Norway's famous natural marvels to shame.

Special Interest Tours Galore
These days, more travelers than ever are choosing to go on specialty tours.

Think of any hobby or special interest and you'll undoubtedly find one that's just right for you.

For the Wine Lover in all of Us

Wine country is filled with all types of people who have a passion for for this delightful nectar. Understanding and savoring the outcome of the complex process of wine making are a just some of the reasons people go on wine-tasting tours. Wine tasting tours can take you from Napa Valley, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne.

For the Lover of Food
Satisfy your hunger pangs on a foodie tour. understanding how culture and history affected the development of regional cuisines are some of the rewards of a culinary tour.

It may well even be conceivable for you to see a prominent Michelin-starred maestro if you go on a more exclusive tour.

For All the Yoga Lovers
Yoga tours are also proving to be an emerging trend in travel. Breathing exercises and meditation help to bolster and harmonize the body and mind according to this ancient tradition.

Stylish and charming destinations where you can truly let go and relax are best for these types of tours.

For the Nature Lover in All of Us
Some of the fundamental aims of eco-tours is to keep any hint of human presence to a minimum in locations that continue to be fragile and relatively undisturbed.

Eco-tourism aims not only to provide memorable experiences for nature-lovers, but also to educate them on the necessity to protect natural resources. These tours are also designed to enlighten travelers about conservation and how to better the well-being of local people.

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Strictly for Women
Yet another trending kind of vacation is woman only tours. Women only tours are specifically designed for female tourists of all ages who want a safe and pleasurable travel experience. These tours are also a great opportunity to share experiences with like-minded travelers whether you’ve been adventuring, discovering historical sites, or just lounging by the sea.

For Spiritual Seekers Only
Are there places where you can go to ponder as well as learn about the people who had the biggest influence on your faith? You’ll find that a faith-based tour is the ideal occasion for you to look inward and connect with your spirituality among people who are on the same voyage. No matter what type of tour speaks to you, there is no doubting that you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied.

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