Year of the Pig: What You Need to Know About Chinese New Year

What is Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) is China’s most important holiday. Because China’s lunar calendar is based on the new moon that appears between January 21–February 20, the actual date of Chinese New Year varies from year to year. Public celebrations are observed this year between February 4–10 and mark “The Year of the Pig”.

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Travel Horoscopes for 2019

If traveling more often is your top resolution for 2019, deciding where to actually go is no small feat. Lucky for you, we’re here to help with a set of travel horoscopes! Whether or not you’re a big believer in what the stars predict, you might find the destination we’ve assigned to your zodiac sign intriguing—and if you don’t, you can always call a Personal Vacation Manager for some help!

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Equator-Crossing Rituals on Cruise Ships

When cruise ships sail across oceans, or change seasonal home ports, their one-way itineraries are known as repositioning cruises. Often a longer and more unique route, repositioning itineraries have become increasingly popular among avid cruisers.

One unique factor about repositioning cruises is that many of them must cross the equator to get to their desired destination. Among many old stories of sailors and their rituals falls the line-crossing ceremony. Read more

Why You Should Take a Family Vacation Instead of Exchanging Gifts

The Holidays are approaching and as you wonder, “What could I possibly get for the family that has it all?” we’re here to offer you a crazy alternative.

Skip the material possessions this year and Take Your Family on a Vacation Instead.

It’s not as crazy as it sounds, actually. In a world where we’re becoming increasingly materialistic, and it’s harder to compete with their phones, streaming services and social media, why not cut your family off cold turkey? Feed the beast no further, that’s right—no video games this year, no toys you’ll never play with, no computers to divide your attention any further. Your gift this year is good, old-fashioned FAMILY TIME!

I know you’re already warming up to the idea, but in case you aren’t, here’s some things to consider: Read more

What You Missed at Oktoberfest 2018

With an average of 6 million visitors per year over the last decade, the Munich Oktoberfest has rightfully become known as the World’s Largest Folk Festival. This year, Oktoberfest took place from September 22–October 7. While the event is popularly known for it’s beer drinking, it is also a place where tradition is carried on and history comes to life. If you couldn’t make it this time around, here’s what you missed beyond the beer and pretzels… Plus, learn about an Exclusive Oktoberfest Vacation Package you can book for next year!

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