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Hitting Overdrive: Experiencing the Sexiest Automobile Races in the World

Do you have the need for speed? Whether it be hearing the sound of the engines, smelling the burnt rubber on the track, or watching the frenzied pit crew, attending a top international auto race boasts an experience unmatched by any other. However, the journey doesn’t begin and end at the track – bearing witness …

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Size Matters: Why Cruising The Panama Canal on a Small Cruise Ship is Best

By Aaron Saunders   They said it was the canal that couldn’t be built — and for a while, it was. In 1881, the French tried for more than a decade before admitting defeat. The United States picked up the cause in 1904, and it took them another 10 years before the engineering marvel that …

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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top 5 Caribbean Cruise Hikes

You squint at the sun bouncing off turquoise waters and consider using the tiny umbrella in your cocktail as a shield from all the shimmering beauty. It’s almost too much splendor to process in your blissed-out, lounge-chaired state. Paradise is found on the Caribbean’s hidden beaches; in rum-soaked drops of sweet, fruity goodness; and in …

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Not a Cruiser? This is the most anti-cruise you’ve never heard of.

If you wouldn’t be caught dead on a cruise ship with thousands of people, playing Bingo, watching Vegas-style acts and visiting touristy ports of call, know that there are alternative ways to get to the spectacular islands and fascinating small harbors of the world. Not a cruiser? Try a different kind of ship. Here’s how …

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3 Myths Standing Between You and your Dream Vacation to Tahiti

We can’t believe it has almost been a year since we started sailing year-round in Tahiti. Time flies when you’re having fun! There are SO many reasons to book a trip to visit the incredible islands of French Polynesia (hello, just look at this picture and try not to go on a mental vacation there …

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French Secrets for Fitting in While Cruising the Riviera

By Kitty Bean Yancey   Visitors to France often are intimidated by French style and formidably rigid etiquette — not to mention café waiters who may ignore awkward outsiders. It can be a shock to go from being a pampered insider on a yacht-like luxury cruise such as those offered by Windstar to feeling at …

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Which Riviera is Right for Me? French or Italian?

Travel professionals get this question a lot: “Should I visit the French OR Italian Riviera? I don’t have time for both.” Well, both are beautiful and glamorous. Both have delicious cuisine (Salade Niçoise vs. Fresh Pasta with Ligurian Basil Pesto). Both have scrumptious local wine (rosés in France vs. white wines from Vermentino grapes in …

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Shh! This is the line other cruise execs cruise on their own time

By Lynn & Cele Seldon Just what is it about Windstar Cruises that lures executives from competing cruise lines onto Windstar’s ships time and time again. “Several years ago, I started noticing how many executives from other lines that we had sailing with us,” says Joe Duckett, Windstar’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Without …

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5 Most Romantic Islands in the World

Top Five Most Romantic Islands in the World (and where to stay)

Are you ready to get away from it all? Whether celebrating a special occasion, or seeking solace from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there’s no better place to say ‘I love you’ to your special someone than at an exclusive oasis surrounded by the world’s most pristine water and stunning landscape. Couples count …

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5 Alternatives to Airbnb That Aren’t a Boring Hotel

As the profile of today’s modern traveler evolves, so does the bevy of accommodations from which to choose for their next stop! Airbnb has taken over as a go-to alternative to the standard hotel, allowing travel enthusiasts to bunk up in a local’s pad. But, just around the corner, there are a variety of additional …

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Cruise Beverage Package and Laundry Service

The beauty of sailing at sea is the elegant simplicity of the experience. No lines, no distractions, no complications, just effortless enjoyment and boundless seas. Our crew delights in making your voyage as stress-free as possible. Electing to purchase a Beverage or Laundry Package will further eliminate any work on your part because the only …

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Souvenir Ideas

We all know the best things in life aren’t things, but we suspect you have that ONE favorite souvenir from that one trip… the object that makes you remember a unique travel experience or special someone. We polled our staff and Facebook fans to come up with the best souvenir they’ve brought back from their …

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