Ocean vs. River Cruising

When it comes to taking a cruise on river or ocean, it’s pretty tough to go wrong. Both offer incredible views, luxurious amenities, and the opportunity to explore interesting ports.

But each one comes with its own unique perks, and depending on your specific needs for your next trip, you might find that one is a slightly better fit than the other. So what are the major differences?

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Scientists may have found the “wanderlust gene.”

Do you have it? You know them when you meet them: those people who always keep their passport on hand, who can pack for an international trip in about twenty minutes flat, who’ve almost never met a travel idea they didn’t like, who would rather take three international trips a year than own a car.…

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Virtuoso Travel Week

We hope this inspires you to look ahead to future travels.We’re here for you when you’re ready to explore again. It’s our favorite week of the year. Every August, Virtuoso Travel Week brings together thousands of travel advisors and industry professionals for the world’s largest luxury travel conference. Though it’s usually in Las Vegas, this…

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Travel Restrictions

Travel restrictions won’t last forever. Where are you dreaming of going? Having to stay home during the pandemic isn’t easy for anyone. Even if you are getting good things from the slowed pace, or are finding unexpected joy in the quiet — this time can still be a time of restlessness, uncertainty, and anxiety. You probably…

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Learning a New Language: Check out these language apps that make learning not only easier but fun.

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language or brush up on your french and english from high school?  As long as you’re ready to commit, there are a number of language apps that make learning a language accessible but also fun. Here are a few apps that you should check out…. ROSETTA STONE…

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Why use a Virtuoso Travel Advisor

Of all your life priorities, your leisure time is one asset you can’t earn back. People who spend their time wisely know that it pays dividends to collaborate with a seasoned industry professional when it comes to fulfilling travel dreams. Virtuoso travel advisors provide personal, completely customized service before, during, and after every trip. Whether…

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Travel by Rail

Travel by rail is definitely trending for 2020.  One of our Virtuoso Travel Partners, Ker & Downey has named train travel in Europe as one of the top trends for 2019.  According to the World Rail Market Study, conducted by Roland Berger and commissioned by UNIFE (organization that represents the European rail industry) the rail…

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Capturing Those Vacation Moments: Smartphone Photography

Why the Best Camera for Your Vacation Might Not Be A Camera  Most people want to take at least a few photos on their vacation, but not everyone wants the fuss of packing and keeping track of an extra piece of electronic equipment. Have you considered leaving your digital camera at home and simply using…

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How to skip TSA security AND immigration lines for good

If you’re a frequent traveler, you’ve undoubtedly had the near-universal experience of enduring a TSA security line or an immigration line upon re-entry to your home country. What if you could bypass these lines for good? You may have heard of Global Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance…

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Flexibility: Be prepared to bend a little.

When we embark on a for pleasure trip, we are often excited, filled with anticipation about the adventure we are about to begin, or the people we are about to see. Whether you are traveling to a place you have never been, or in my case, traveling home to see my family for a special…

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