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Things To Do in Almería, Spain in 24 Hours

The City of fortresses, tapas, and spaghetti westerns The name Almería comes from the Arabic word Al-Mariyat meaning the mirror of the sea. Just south of Granada, set among the Sierra de Gador Mountain Range, Almería Bay welcomes you to romance and mysteries. Almería’s plazas framed with palms and historic churches are just the beginning …

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Things To Do In Vancouver BC in 24 Hours

Vancouver BC History “Not considering this opening worthy of more attention, I continued our pursuit to the Northwest, being desirous to embrace the advantages of the prevailing breeze.” –– Captain George Vancouver Good thing for us the prevailing breeze sent the Captain to Vancouver in 1792. Gold is what brought people in droves to the …

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Interview With Windstar Alaska Cruise Expedition Leader Justin Hofman

Meet our expedition leader Justin Hofman who will be on board the Alaska cruise the entire time as part of our Signature Expeditions program. With a lifelong passion for the ocean, Justin has spent his career observing and documenting wildlife both above and below the water. As a university student, Justin first honed this focus …

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Traveling to Alaska: What to Pack (Other Than Clothing)

Packing for an Alaskan cruise can be daunting. The weather is so changeable that you can experience warm sunshine and frozen sleet during the same week, and sometimes even on the same day! The key to packing without taking your entire wardrobe is to concentrate on layers. Skip multiple heavy coats and focus instead on …

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A Cruise Like No Other: 5 Uniquely Windstar Moments That Took Our Breath Away

People cruise for a multitude of reasons. Some enjoy experiencing the feeling of adventure on the high seas. Others want to forget the “real world” and be pampered for a few precious days, or weeks. Some see cruises as a convenient way to get from point A to point B. The list goes on and …

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New Windstar Alaska Cruise Tours Add to Adventure And Ease of Booking

Windstar Returns to Alaska in 2018 with Four New Cruise Tours With the highly anticipated return of Windstar Cruises to the scenic beauty of Alaska in May 2018 (after a hiatus of more than 20 years from sailing in the region) comes an agenda of larger-than-life adventures awaiting those boarding the 212-guest Star Legend. We …

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How to Make a Travel Journal (Diary)

When you travel, you enjoy immersing yourself in different cultures and expanding your mind to new perspectives. Time and experiences pass quickly. Every day is full of new and unique adventures, particularly when you’re visiting exciting and magical ports. On your trip, your five senses become thoroughly engaged. And the further afield you travel, the …

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Celebrate the Moment! Small Groups Earn Free Cruises on Windstar

“If you wait until retirement to go see the Parthenon, you might not make it up the steps.” Wise words from an anonymous traveler. At Windstar we are applauding a growing trend among our guests: celebrating their milestone moments as they define them. We’re talking taking that cruise to Alaska because you crave one more …

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Five People You’ll Meet on a Windstar Cruise

by Lena Katz   Everyone has a mental picture of the stereotypical sunburned and hard-drinking cruiser that frequents inexpensive mass-market ships; as well as the well heeled elderly type found on a luxury ocean cruise line. However, the spectrum of typical cruise ship passengers found on mega-ships is completely different from the spectrum of personalities …

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