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Travel Hygiene Tips

Maintaining personal hygiene can seem challenging when you’re dog sledding in Alaska or hiking in Guatemala. And it can be just as tricky when you’re spending the day museum hopping or shopping for souvenirs. Regardless of your destination or travel plans, you may not have easy access to soap and water or a place to change …

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Around Iceland Travel Tips: A Meal in Every Port

Though the onboard kitchen of Windstar’s Star Pride is notable for its international cuisine, circumnavigating Iceland allows for access to remote restaurants with local specialties hard to find anywhere else. Where else might you try minke whale? Or puffin heart? Here is a guide to the best local restaurants in each of the ports on …

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Three Top Itineraries in Northern Europe!

Do you know where you’re going next summer? Why not explore the historical, geographically astounding, and culturally rich regions of Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic with us? We’re tempting you by highlighting three Northern Europe itineraries that explore some of the most beautiful and compelling destinations this part of the world has to offer, …

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What Is the Monteverde Cloud Forest?

What Is the Monteverde Cloud Forest?

Can you think of anything more enchanting than a lush rainforest immersed in clouds? Or does a forest teeming with tropical flora and lively fauna captivate you more? As you’ll see, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve genuinely offers something for everyone. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve piques the interest of many travelers, drawing …

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Crew Repatriation – How Windstar Managed to Return Crew Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 12, Windstar Cruises ceased embarking guests as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide. By March 15, all guests had disembarked Windstar’s ships and crew stayed on board as the company worked to find places to dock or anchor our ships. As the pandemic evolved over the next few weeks and months, it became clear …

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20 Travel Influencers You Should Follow

Do you need inspiration for your next globe-trotting adventure? Or do you need photos to satisfy your wanderlust as you wait to head abroad? In either case, you may want to follow a travel influencer. Travel influencers share photos, stories, advice, tips, product recommendations and all things travel-related with their fans. You’ll find them connecting …

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Adventure Beyond the Beach: Top 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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Tropical Cocktail Recipe Pinky’s delight by Angelo Labastida

While the crew is safely quarantined on board Wind Spirit, Angelo Labastida came up with a new cocktail for a bartender’s challenge called Pinky’s Delight that you can also make at home. Ingredients & procedure 1 oz Vodka .5 oz Malibu Rum .5 oz Peach Schnapps 2 oz Cranberry juice 2 oz Sour Mix Splash …

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How Much Fuel a Cruise Ship Uses

Cruise ships travel far distances carrying anywhere from 100 to 6,000 passengers, depending on a vessel’s size. Some ships cross the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, which are both thousands of miles wide. Considering there are no cruise ship “gas stations” along the way, how do these vessels transport their guests to such exotic places …

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13 Beaches in Cozumel Worth Checking Out

The island of Cozumel sits off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. It’s one of Mexico’s finest tropical jewels that invites travelers to lounge in a beach chair and drift into tranquility.  Millions of travelers flock to Cozumel year-round for its perfect swimming weather, neon-blue waters and some of the best snorkeling opportunities …

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Cruise Ship Speed

Have you ever wondered how fast a cruise ship goes? It’s hard to imagine a massive vessel, complete with rooms, restaurants, entertainment centers and possibly hundreds, sometimes thousands of passengers, moving swiftly. But, if you’ve ever set sail before, you know large ships make it from port to port somehow without sprinting across the water. …

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