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Never Considered a Cruise – Here’s Why You Should Think Again – My Daily Traveler

Never Considered a Cruise – Here’s Why You Should Think Again – My Daily Traveler | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it

Because of the huge costs involved in building and operating today’s luxury ships, cruise lines want their ships to sail with as few empty cabins as possible.

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Due to the economic slowdown and significant overcapacity in the industry, ships don’t always book up – and savvy travelers can now enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime cruises at insanely low prices.

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5 Islands You Need To Visit At Least Once 

5 Islands You Need To Visit At Least Once  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
The world is a beautiful place; if you want to
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Have you been to any of these islands? Are any on your bucket list? Five islands full of spectacular landscapes and opportunities for adventure and activities every avid traveler will enjoy.

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Why Women Are Booking More Adventure Travel Than Ever

Why Women Are Booking More Adventure Travel Than Ever | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
A new crop of travel operators are creating itineraries for women who want adrenaline-pumping adventure — no boys allowed.
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It's one of the latest additions to the growing list of women-only adventure companies — outfitters that cater to a generation of female travelers who prefer surf weekends and mountain-climbing expeditions to the spa weekends of old. 

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5 Things you must do in Key West

5 Things you must do in Key West | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
The Florida Keys are 125-mile-long of island chain.

It's a popular vacation destination because of the endless beaches, with each island offering something unique and special.
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The most popular place in the Keys, is Key West. The area sees nearly 400k visitors each year. If you're planning a trip, here are five things you should add to your must-do list.

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Out doors have fun indoors go get out have fun
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Virtual reality concept creates travel search & booking experience

Virtual reality concept creates travel search & booking experience | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Navitaire hopes to change the way travellers shop for trips by integrating the reality experience into browsing.

Via Wendy Forbes
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The user can spin the globe to select a destination, and they are taken there. If the traveller likes what they see, they can purchase a flight and go through the entire booking process right through to payment.

When selecting a flight, the traveller can walk through the plane cabin to find the right seat, and when booking a rental car they can hop in and try different cars. In the future, the VR experience could include hotel booking features and social functions so the traveller could see where their social media friends have been as they spin the globe.

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How Travel Media Missed the Digital Leap

How Travel Media Missed the Digital Leap | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
“How we discover, dream, and plan vacations has changed radically as print has given way to digital and desktop gave way to mobile. Lost in much of this are”
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We are setting plans in motion to shoot more video to remain relevant in the digital world. Glad we provide a digital magazine to keep people in the know. Curating for content does take time, put the pay offs make it worth the time it takes.
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How to travel: 12 travel beauty hacks for your best holiday ever 

How to travel: 12 travel beauty hacks for your best holiday ever  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it

Read on for our top beauty tips and hacks to make the most of your holiday look.

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Although travel can often be a time for us to let our hair down and shake off our usual routines, it's also one of our most photographed times -- and it's nice to still feel

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The Best Hiking Trips Around the Globe

The Best Hiking Trips Around the Globe | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Just because you want to get into the great outdoors doesn't mean you have to sleep there, too.
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David Stapleton's curator insight, July 15, 2017 9:51 AM
Saturday adventures everyday fun
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Airbnb adds Experiences to its sharing economy platform - Destination Think! 

Airbnb adds Experiences to its sharing economy platform - Destination Think!  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
As Airbnb expands its sharing economy platform into Trips and Experiences, destinations may find new opportunities to improve tourism.

Via Wendy Forbes
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Airbnb now offers Experiences, a new platform that turns locals into tourism operators. It’s all part of the company’s Trips product, which expands Airbnb beyond guest accommodations and home sharing into the role of a full-service travel agent.

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These are 4 of the world's hottest tourist destinations

These are 4 of the world's hottest tourist destinations | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Mexico, Iceland, Cyprus and Azerbaijan all experienced more local tourism spending in 2016, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
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Mexico, Iceland and Cyprus all experienced a surge in tourism spending in 2016, according to a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.

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18 Money Saving Travel Resolutions For 2017

18 Money Saving Travel Resolutions For 2017 | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
From figuring out how to redeem VAT to finally cashing in those points the right way, you'll jet set in style next year with these money saving travel tips.
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Money saving travel resolutions, something to ponder.

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This $213 train ride takes you cross-country through the most beautiful cities in America, so start packing your bags!

This $213 train ride takes you cross-country through the most beautiful cities in America, so start packing your bags! | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Consider taking this route on your first trip of the new year -- your wallet and your new sense of wanderlust will thank you.
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It seems like it would be fun traveling on the train and wow, for so little money. The post says it's considerably more to get a compartment with a bed, not to sure about sleeping in chair for an extended period of time. May have to check the cost for the bed compartment. 

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The 15 Best November 2016 Cruises from Florida 

The 15 Best November 2016 Cruises from Florida  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Looking for November 2016 cruises from Florida? Find and plan a November 2016 cruise from Florida on Cruise Critic.
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Lots of fabulous cruising choices sailing from #Florida perfect time of year for great deals! Bon Voyage! Are you following Holiday Vacation Places feed on Facebook?

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A Perfect River Cruise for Seniors 

A Perfect River Cruise for Seniors  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
As a senior, I can attest that river cruising is a wonderful way to see the world. Here are six reasons why a river cruise is perfect for seniors.
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River cruises, unlike the mega ships that are like floating hotels, are far more intimate. Great post,worthy read for sure!

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How to Survive a Long Flight Without Feeling Like Poop 

How to Survive a Long Flight Without Feeling Like Poop  | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Having visited over 40 countries in the last 3 years we have survived many long haul flights. Unless you are one of those really rare and really weird people who love nothing better than a nice long plane ride chances are you dread the thought of flying for 10 hours. Never fear, brave traveler, we... Read More
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Never fear, brave traveler, this post has a whole bunch of tips to help you survive that hellish long haul flight. Preparation for a a long flight is crucial, but there are many things you can do while on a long airplane flight that can make the entire experience (and the day after) much smoother.

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The 6 Most Affordable Greek Beaches - Cheese Traveller

The 6 Most Affordable Greek Beaches - Cheese Traveller | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
The six most affordable beaches in Greece based on the price of five essentials for each destination: sun cream, water, a beer, lunch and ice cream.
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The Greek Beaches a must for your travel bucket list!

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David Stapleton's curator insight, July 15, 2017 9:43 AM
One for travel one for life go explore
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TripAdvisor Returns to TV Advertising With Bathrobe-Clad Owl as Spokesperson

TripAdvisor Returns to TV Advertising With Bathrobe-Clad Owl as Spokesperson | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
“Forget Priceline's William Shatner, Hotels.com's Captain Obvious, the Trivago Guy, and Travelocity's Roaming Gnome. TripAdvisor returned to TV advertising”
Via Wendy Forbes
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Wondering why @Tripadvisor is going to TV, when they should be going to YouTube? #tripadvisor #fail #VideoIsKing
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What, when and why of downloading an app for travel

What, when and why of downloading an app for travel | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Google has released some research on what makes consumers download travel apps, what they're using them for and why they stop using them.

Via Wendy Forbes
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We love when Google does research about travel! Drop a comment and let us know what travel apps you use. 

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This can help give you endless ideas
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Never Considered a Cruise – Here’s Why You Should Think Again – My Daily Traveler

Never Considered a Cruise – Here’s Why You Should Think Again – My Daily Traveler | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it

Because of the huge costs involved in building and operating today’s luxury ships, cruise lines want their ships to sail with as few empty cabins as possible.

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Due to the economic slowdown and significant overcapacity in the industry, ships don’t always book up – and savvy travelers can now enjoy these once-in-a-lifetime cruises at insanely low prices.

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Siena, Italy: Passeggiata and Aperitivo

More info about travel to Siena: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/italy/siena The Italian ritual of the early evening stroll is called the "passeggiata.
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Rick Stevens provides money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

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Getting Started with Going Live - Digital Tourism Think Tank

Getting Started with Going Live - Digital Tourism Think Tank | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Going live is a mindset change for organsiations - because it involves communication across disciplines. Here’s a foolproof process for getting started with going live.

Via Wendy Forbes
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Great advice about going LIVE with your audience. It's awesome, when done right!

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3 of the UK's remotest places to dine and drink - A Luxury Travel Blog

3 of the UK's remotest places to dine and drink - A Luxury Travel Blog | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Got screen fatigue? Tired of being constantly connected? Fancy a digital detox? If you’ve answered ‘yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘oh yes’ to these questions, then perhaps it’s time to head ‘off grid’ for a bit? Here’s three out-of-the-way spots where you can taste the remoteness in the air (also known as ‘fresh air’ to city folk) and where your phone will …
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Here’s three out-of-the-way spots in the UK where you can taste the remoteness in the air (also known as ‘fresh air’ to city folk) and where your phone will usually just mumble ‘huh?’ if you ask it to connect to the internet. Revel in the luxury of being uncontactable and focus on the food and drink instead. That call can wait…

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Airbnb's CEO Plans to Disrupt More Than Just the Hotel Industry

Airbnb's CEO Plans to Disrupt More Than Just the Hotel Industry | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
“With the launch of Airbnb Trips, we wanted to make travel magical again by putting people in the heart of every trip,” Chesky tells Adweek.
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Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, has rapidly disrupted the powerful and highly regulated hotel industry while empowering millions of people to open their apartments, homes and tree houses to guests they’ve never met.

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The Evidence on Vacations

The Evidence on Vacations | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
While a trip to the beach sure feels good, is there any evidence that vacationing is actually good for you?
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Studies have found benefits of vacationing. One published by Finish researchers in 2010 found that vacations can generally improve health and well-being.  The study followed nearly 200 people who took winter sports vacations and long weekends away. Before, during and after the trips, the researchers measured six indicators: health status, mood, tension, energy level, fatigue and satisfaction. The Travel Seekers at Holiday Vacation Places are always on the look out for great vacation get-aways!

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Bulgaria: Rila Monastery

More info about travel to Bulgaria: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/bulgaria Founded in the 10th century, Rila Monastery was a stronghold for Bulgaria
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We added this to our "Must See in Europe" play list. What a beautiful historic structure. Hard to fathom it's from the 10th century. 

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Instagram Hashtags 101 for Travel Bloggers and Travel Writers

Instagram Hashtags 101 for Travel Bloggers and Travel Writers | Holiday Vacation Places | Scoop.it
Why you must use Hashtags to increase your likes and comments on Instagram. This is the ultimate Instagram Hashtags 101 for Travel Bloggers.
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Great post on using hashtags effectively on #Instagram

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