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Easter cooking traditions around the world

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At Insight Vacations we like a celebration! This blog will introduce you to some Easter traditions from around the world and will hopefully give you a few recipe ideas that you can keep and try out yourself. Easter is a Christian festival and cultural vacation commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead three days…

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Wine Tasting Around the World

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“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.”― Andre Simon, French wine merchant and writer. There is a wine to suit everyone, from the pungent and aromatic whites from New Zealand to the deeply fruity reds that grow in the volcanic soil of Sicily. Luxury wine tasting tours are…

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April Fools’ Day Celebrations Across the Globe

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The origins of April Fool’s Day aren’t clear. It seems to date back to the 16th century, according to different accounts. In 1508, French poet Eloy D’Amerval referred to “poisson d’avril”, which is what the French call April Fools’ and may be an account of the celebrations in France. Some scholars have suggested that the vernal equinox was celebrated…

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Meet the Women Shaping the Future of Travel

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Every March, we celebrate International Women’s Day and the question arises: why aren’t there more women in positions of power across the travel industry? The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has discovered that tourism is the most likely industry to employ females and minorities, and in sectors such as travel agents, women represent a colossal 76%…

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Strange and Interesting Architectural Marvels in Europe

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European cities are known for their beautiful architecture, from the sculpted pillars, domes and architraves of Rome’s historic churches and temples to the Baroque and Gothic treasures of Prague. Many people plan visits to these cities purely to marvel at the magnificence of these buildings, and while all these wonders must be seen, there’s also…

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Connecting with the Women Who MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

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Female travel is not as atypical or defiant as it was once seen. In fact 80% of all travel decisions are made by women, irrespective of what kind of journey it is. Women-only travel groups are also on the rise. The first dedicated women-only trips took place as far back as the 1970s, and now…

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Céline Cousteau’s words on Venice & Croatian Coast

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Many of you know may know my grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, but I truly come from a whole family of travelers, where the women were just as adventurous as the men. With this spirit of adventure ingrained in my soul, I couldn’t be happier for my friends at Insight Vacations to launch their new women-only tour to Venice &…

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Cocktails for the perfect At-Home-Happy hour

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Although we’d like to be sipping a drink on the shore of Lake Lucerne as you can on Country Roads of Switzerland or enjoying a cocktail in a fancy bar in London on our Elegance of Great Britain tour. With current restrictions due to Covid-19 the reality is that we need to bring the fun…

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Tours for Women by Women

Join the Wander Women – A Letter from Insight Vacations’ CEO

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Dear Future Wander Women, The African American poet Ntozake Shange wrote, “Where there is a woman there is magic,” and what a fitting quote as we begin Women’s History Month and celebrate International Women’s Day. As the CEO of Insight Vacations, I’m writing to share a very special project that is dear to my heart.…

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Make travel Matter

How We Make Travel Matter: People, Wildlife, Planet

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Insight Vacations is a proud member of The Travel Corporation’s  (TTC) family of brands. The Tollman family behind TTC is guided by service and giving back. Together we believe that travel is a great privilege. With the education, compassion, and lifelong memories travel provides us also comes a great responsibility. At Insight Vacations, our mission…

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