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Wonders of South America

Posted by Mary Nadal on Sep 23, 2019 9:58:22 AM


1. Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is the most famous of all Latin American wonders for a good reason: it covers over 2 million square miles and spans nine different countries. With unparalleled biodiversity, the Amazon is home to the largest collection of living plants and animal species in the world. In fact, 10% of all known species on the planet live in the Amazon. An astonishing number of unique species call it home including pink river dolphins, transparent glass frogs, capybaras, giant river otters, jaguars, jaguarundis, tapirs, golden lion tamarinds, sloths, macaws, harpy eagles, and hoatzin birds.  

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Topics: Latin America, peru, argentina, chile, ecuador, machu picchu, south america, brazil, galapagos, easter island, amazon, torres del paine, natural wonders

Where Did Christmas Markets Come From?

Posted by Mary Nadal on Sep 17, 2019 12:33:07 PM


One of the most delightful parts of the Christmas season is the charming Christmas markets that pop up all over Europe. The scent of gingerbread, sizzling sausage, and mulled wine wafts through the air and festive music fills the streets as shoppers peruse the wares and children dart through the crowd. Covered stalls featuring all sorts of gifts and holiday decorations are usually accompanied by vendors selling regional food and drink specialties as well as various live performances from singing and dancing to live nativity scenes. 


Above: Berlin Christmas market stall 

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Topics: europe travel, germany, christmas, history, christmas markets, austria

Architectural Gems of Croatia

Posted by Mary Nadal on Sep 9, 2019 11:52:52 AM


Croatia is a land rich with history, art, and culture, and these architectural gems are not to be missed. 

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Topics: croatia, split, zagreb, trogir, architecture, history, art, dubrovnik, korcula

Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Accessories

Posted by Mary Nadal on Sep 3, 2019 10:41:19 AM


Here at Keytours Vacations, we do our share of traveling. Here are some staff recommendations for favorite travel accessories to make your trip smooth and comfortable. 

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Topics: travel accessories

Five Unexpected Wine Destinations in Europe

Posted by Mary Nadal on Aug 26, 2019 9:26:33 AM


Expand your mind past the usual Bordeaux and Tuscany and discover a whole new world of off-the-radar wine destinations. 

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Topics: italy, hungary, croatia, ireland travel, poland, wine, puglia

Our Favorite Fall Destinations for 2019

Posted by Mary Nadal on Aug 19, 2019 10:36:19 AM


It may seem hard to believe now in the heat of August, but fall is right around the corner. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall destinations for you to explore this autumn.

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Topics: food, italy, germany, germany travel, scotland, egypt, fall travel, autumn, greece, wine

Winter Magic in Scandinavia

Posted by Mary Nadal on Aug 13, 2019 11:22:48 AM


It’s no secret that winter in Scandinavia is cold and dark. But if you’re willing to bundle up, you can have a magical adventure that’s unlike any other.

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Topics: winter, denmark, scandinavia, adventure, outdoors, northern lights, norway, sweden, finland

The 7 Best Reasons to Travel Off-Season

Posted by Erin Wright on Jul 31, 2019 3:57:16 PM

Listen, I know that traveling during the summer is easier; warmer weather, schools are out for the year, and many major attractions only operate during the summertime high season. I get it, there’s nothing wrong with that! But imagine if you could visit the Sistine Chapel and witness the masterpiece ceiling without being jostled around by hundreds of other sightseers. Imagine looking out your hotel window to a privileged view of the Eiffel Tower! While high season travel has its perks, low season vacations offer an entirely new perspective on old favorites and here’s the seven best reasons why:

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Topics: europe travel, travel, italy, seasonal travel, croatia, japan, travel to asia, european vacations, poland, off-season travel, low season travel

The Top 6 Summer Festivals

Posted by Erin Wright on Jul 26, 2019 6:09:45 PM

Think summer fun ends in August?  Think again! It’s an excellent month to explore another culture. Check out these August festivals throughout the world!

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Topics: Festivals, europe travel, travel, italy, croatia, japan, european vacations, poland

The Top 5 World Independence Days

Posted by Erin Wright on Jun 21, 2019 4:30:27 PM

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Americans across the country are dusting off their barbecues and purchasing their fireworks. In the U.S., Independence Day means national pride, grilling out, colorful displays of explosives, and summertime. America is not the only country to celebrate their independence, however! Take a minute to check out how some other countries around the globe choose to celebrate their day of independence.

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Topics: europe travel, travel, Latin America, trips to europe, vacation packages, top 5, asia vacations, travel to asia, european vacations, europe vacations, fourth of july, central america, independence day, 4th of july

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