Travel Tips

Making sense of online travel reviews

The Internet has revolutionized the way we plan vacations, and nowhere is that impact more apparent than in the profusion of online, first-person traveler reviews of hotels, restaurants, guided tours, cruises and attractions. Consider this: One leading travel review website hosts 260 million unique monthly visitors and more than 100 million reviews...
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Posted by Guest Blogger on 9/27/2013
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Travel, Tauck, How-To

Five places in Europe where you can bring home some of the magic!

Traveling is magic, inspiring lifelong memories of the experiences you have as you explore new destinations. If you want to bring home a piece of the place where you leave a piece of your heart, it can be helpful to know what to find, where. Let Tauck help you choose the best gifts from Europe for you and your loved ones.
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Posted by Cindy Clarke on 5/9/2013
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Europe, France, Belgium

Packing with a Sense of Style: A How-To

When packing for travel, the thought of condensing your apparel down to a single bag can bring on a sense of dread. What to bring? How much? How to dress so that you don’t feel out of place? Here’s a rough guide to advice shared by a number of travel fashionistas, including one of our very own here in Tauck’s Connecticut office.
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Posted by Mary-Frances Walsh on 3/28/2013
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Tags: Travel, How-To

Free Time in Brussels? Here's What to Do

Comic Brussels Among Belgium’s most famous exports is the work of comic artist and writer Hérgé, whose Adventures of Tintin introduced the button-nosed young detective in Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1930). In 22 more adventure books, Tintin ventured across the world, chasing villains and missing treasure from t...
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Posted by Mary-Frances Walsh on 10/4/2012
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Travel, Belgium, Europe

Top Ten "Extreme Views" in the USA & Canada

Life-changing memories sometimes come from short-lived “highs” – or so many guests have told us… like the friendship born when two solo travelers met (over a fear of heights) on a tramway headed 10,000 ft.+ straight up over the Rio Grande. There are views that “wow” across North America, but experiencing them with fellow travelers can present l...
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Posted by Mary-Frances Walsh on 9/20/2012
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Nature, Travel, USA, Canada

Tips for Photo Contest Entries

For the past 10 years, I have had the pleasure of looking through the photography submitted for Tauck’s Travel Photo Contest. We edit the best of the authentic photography gifted by our guests for use in our brochures and on our website. Quite often I am asked what makes a winning photograph.Below are some basic suggestions from my expe...
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Posted by Kathleen Whittaker on 8/9/2012
Posted in: Travel Tips
Tags: Photos, How-To

Protecting the Unexpected Side of Travel

I am sitting at my desk this morning feeling nostalgic about my family’s journeys as I recall the stories my grandfather told me of a simpler, humbler life in Poland… a time when Grandpa Stanley did not need identification to make a withdrawal at the bank, where house doors remained unlocked, when family travel meant packing up the kids, taking...
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Posted by Karina Koscielny on 7/18/2012
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Tags: Travel Insurance, Family Travel

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