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Cruise News Wrap-Up – Week Ending August 8, 2020
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Cruise News Wrap-Up – Week Ending August 8, 2020

It’s been a busy cruise news week, and still not much is good news. Some cruise lines are anxious to resume cruising and following the money. Though they think they’re following safety protocols, apparently it isn’t effective enough. Muster drills are about to change The dreaded muster drill as we knew it may be no more.Highlights: Muster 2.0, Extended Cruise Suspension, Masks and Rapid Tests, Bye-Bye Cunard?  No Cruises until November According to CLIA On Wednesday morning, the Cruise Lines International Association announced that their member cruise lines have suspended all cruise departures through the month of October. This includes the big three that sail from U.S. ports: Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. Also on the list for North Americ...
The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Calico Ghost Town
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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Calico Ghost Town

Somewhere on the long desert drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, lies one of the most exciting ghosts town in California: Calico. At least for me. But not everybody shares my opinion. For ghost town devotees, Calico is this over-commercialized town that plays to idealistic Old West stereotypes. Even so, if you have never seen a ghost town before, Calico may be a fun place to experience.A Brief History of CalicoThe discovery of gold and silver in the second half of the 19th century changed the face of California completely. Thousands of people lured by the promise of riches began heading west in order to “see the elephant,” as the California Gold Rush was often called.  Little towns began sprouting like mushrooms around the gold and silver mines. One of these towns was Calico, in the u...
Marmaris Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Marmaris, Turkey
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Marmaris Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Marmaris, Turkey

When people hear about Turkey, what comes to mind is Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir, the three largest and most popular cities in the country. However, for people who like to try new things and off the beaten paths attractions, the seaport and tourist resort city of Marmaris is a gem. Lying on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the city is located in Turkish Mugla Province, at the edge of a bay surrounded by rugged terrain. Marmaris is a typical Mediterranean resort, with heavenly nature at unoccupied islands, pine-covered hills, and beautiful coves, plus there is so much to do and see. Enjoy water activities Beach in Marmari TurkeyThis Mediterranean resort has arrays of sea-related activities such as swimming, lounging on the beach, and sunbathing. The beaches of Marmaris...
Bled Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia
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Bled Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

Located in the Upper Carniolan in northwestern parts of Slovenia, Bled is a small lakeside town known for being a beautiful skiing resort in winter. The town’s stock has been rising steadily thanks to the nearby Lake Bled and its island church. Lake Bled photo by Jason Thomas via UnsplashIntoxicatingly photogenic, Bled is always a tourist hotspot regardless of the time of the year. It is attracting visitors with its overabundance of thrilling outdoor activities such as diving, skiing, hiking up the hills or around the lake, horseback riding, Ziplining, and many more. Despite being a small town, it is incredibly convenient to travel to Bled, due to the availability of all kinds of transportation modes, be it flights, buses, or trains, which connects it to other major Europ...
How to Spend One Incredible Day in L.A. – the Perfect Itinerary
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How to Spend One Incredible Day in L.A. – the Perfect Itinerary

Attempting to visit a city like L.A. in only one day is an ambitious project, but it can be done. As a 30-year resident of Los Angeles I know it’s difficult to visit this big metropolis in such a short amount of time. Ideally, you should spend at least 2-3 days in Los Angeles to visit it properly, but if 24 hours is all you have, let’s make the best of it!With that in mind, I’ve put together a step-by-step itinerary that can help you see the best of L.A in only one day, including the time needed for each site. In this guide you’ll also find information about places to eat, where to park, and how to get around in the City of Angels in one day. Things to Consider When Planning to Visit L.A. for One DayThere are some trivia facts about Los Angeles that you probably already know. Like the fact...
Koh Lanta Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Koh Lanta, Thailand
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Koh Lanta Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Island destinations in Thailand is a dream for many travelers. The most popular ones such as Phuket, Koh Samui, and Koh Phi Phi attract millions of visitors every year and are always crowded regardless of the time of the yea. However, some people just want a calm vacation in a less crowded destination, such as Koh Lanta. Things to do in Koh Lanta ThailandThough it is not as developed as other famous islands in Thailand, Koh Lanta still has the necessary facilities and beautiful attractions fitting of any traveler’s needs. Its selling point however is the ability to find quieter shorelines if the ones in the north are packed. Is Koh Lanta worth visiting? Yes, it has quaint towns, beautiful beaches, ravishing waterfalls, and verdant jungles. Below are the best things to do ...
15 Best Tropical Vacation Destinations Around The World
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15 Best Tropical Vacation Destinations Around The World

The word vacation usually conjures up the thought of white sand beaches fringed by tall palm trees, and aquamarine water. That is just how tropical islands embody a dream vacation. There is something about tropical islands that make them the number one vacation destination for most travelers. Maybe it is their exotic beauty or the privacy they provide owing to their far-flung location on the global map. Whatever the reason, tropical islands have been a perfect peaceful escape from day-to-day hustle and bustle. 15 Best Tropical Vacations Seychelles Grand Anse Beach in Seychelles by @mece via UnsplashLocated far off the coast of East Africa, Seychelles is made up of 115 islands. It is the true definition of a paradise, with its white-sand beaches, blue waters, tall palm t...
Avila Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Avila, Spain
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Avila Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Avila, Spain

Avila is known for being the most elevated provincial capital in Spain. Surrounded by its still-intact medieval fortifications, Avila is also known as the Town of Stones and Saints and has the highest concentration of Gothic and Romanesque churches in Spain. Avila is located just 88 kilometers from Madrid, making it one of the easiest getaways from the capital. Visiting Avila is like transcending into another realm, with its wealth of extraordinary manmade and natural monuments. View at the Convent Santa Teresa of Avila photo via DepositphotosBesides its awe-inspiring architecture, Avila also boasts some breathtaking natural landscapes, owing to the undulating peaks of the Sierra Gredos Mountains. Avila was declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Spain in 198...
Nicaragua Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Nicaragua
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Nicaragua Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to Do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is never on many people’s minds when planning their next vacation, except for those who admire the charm of the off beaten paths and budget travel. Unlike many travel destinations in the region such as Panama and Costa Rica, Nicaragua is quite affordable and less touristy. But this slowly changing as the country is increasingly becoming a popular tourist spot for many international visitors. With its stunning landscapes, appealing architecture, and rich history, Nicaragua is truly an ideal destination for adventure-seekers and history buffs. It offers everything, from surfing, hiking up active volcanoes, and exploring the lumbering colonial cities. 15 Best Things to Do in Nicaragua Try volcano-boarding at Cerro Negro Cerro Negro Nicaragua By NicaPlease – Own ...
Go-Yunnan Launches 17 Themed Cultural Tourism Products
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Go-Yunnan Launches 17 Themed Cultural Tourism Products

KUNMING, China, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On July 18, sponsored by Yunnan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and organized by Yunnan Tengyun Information Co., Ltd., the “Friends of Yunnan” — Yunnan’s new cultural tourism products release press conference and the 2nd Campaign of the “Go-Yunnan” Global Experience Officer Program opening ceremony were held in the Colorful Yunnan Ancient Dian Town.  Go-Yunnan Launches 17 Themed Cultural Tourism Products Tengyun, the creator and operator of the “Go-Yunnan” platform, for the first time launches a new product mix of 17 themes, including countryside, food and beverage, sports, festivals, history, culture, industry, research, cross-border tourism, meditation, travel photography, cities, recreational vehicles, ancient town...