How to Travel Like a Local: Add These Immersive Trips to Your Bucket List

We travel to discover new things—about ourselves and about the world around us. Immersive travel allows us to dive headfirst into the experiences that let us do just that, and so much more. Don’t just dip your toe in the pool of a new culture—completely surround yourself with the newness of unfamiliar sights, sounds, sensations and flavors that are unlike anything you’ve known before. Read more

What to Expect When Working with a Travel Agent for the First Time

If you’ve never used a travel agent in the past, you should know that it’s like meeting someone for the first time. When you first speak to each other, you get a feel of one another’s personalities and can sense if there’s a connection. The right travel agent will listen to understand what you’re looking for and become a one-stop shop, chock-full of resources for your travel plans; which is just the kind of trusting relationship you need when you’re spending your hard-earned money on a vacation. Here are just a few things you can expect. Read more

5 Incredible Cruise Pools

The time has come to soak it all in. Pools are the epicenter of daytime activity onboard; however, some ships really go above and beyond. With cruise lines pushing the boundaries of design, it’s only fitting that even something as simple as taking a swim has been elevated. For many guests, nothing beats a day lounging on the veranda, alfresco cocktail in hand, the ocean below, and yesterday’s worries behind. There is something intrinsically relaxing about being close to a body of water, and in this case, being submerged in a stunning turquoise oasis floating above the dark blue waves. Get ready to be in awe as we explore the five most incredible cruise pools. Read more

Top 8 Absolute Best Bars at Sea

Not all treasures are silver and gold. Some are served in lowball glasses with crushed ice or in martini flutes with festive umbrellas. When selecting a cocktail, the sky’s the limit, or should we say, the top shelf! It’s no secret that cruisers love a perfectly crafted cocktail while enjoying their deep blue voyage. Next time you sail, pick a ship with one of these innovative and exciting watering holes on board. Read more