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10 Compelling Reasons to Visit Japan: A Journey into Culture, Tradition, and Innovation

10 Compelling Reasons to Visit Japan: A Journey into Culture, Tradition, and Innovation

We just announced our 2025 tour of Japan, and I thought I would tell you a little bit about why we have included it as part of our travel portfolio.  Japan is a land of contrasts and captivating allure, beckoning travelers from around the globe with its rich tapestry of culture, tradition, and innovation. From the serene beauty of ancient temples to the bustling energy of neon-lit cities, Japan offers a diverse array of experiences that promise to leave visitors enchanted and inspired. While there are many reasons to visit Japan, the following are my top 10. 1. Cultural Heritage:...

Unveiling the Future: Travel Trends for 2024

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As the world continues to evolve, so do the ways in which we explore and experience new destinations. The travel landscape is dynamic, influenced by technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and a growing awareness of sustainability. In this months blog, we delve into the anticipated travel trends for 2024, offering insights into the evolving nature of the global travel industry. • Rise of Sustainable Travel: Sustainable travel has emerged as a significant trend, with an increasing number of travelers seeking eco-friendly and socially responsible options. From eco-friendly accommodations to carbon offset programs, conscientious travelers are prioritizing destinations and experiences that...

My Recent Trip to Jordan

My Recent Trip to Jordan

Jordan is an amazing country with world-class tourist sites such as Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. I was in the area during the Israel-Gaza incident and headed to Jordan as part of an already planned extended itinerary. The minute we landed in Jordan we were greeted and shrouded in local hospitality. Everyone went out of their way to mention how glad they were to host us in Jordan. Jordan has long-standing diplomatic and cultural ties to the USA, including being ruled by an American-born queen. Queen Noor Al Hussein was born Lisa Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951...

Egypt Just May Surprise You

Egypt Just May Surprise You

Travelers to Egypt often find themselves pleasantly surprised by a variety of aspects that may exceed their expectations. Here are some common surprises that our travelers have reported experiencing in Egypt: • Warm Hospitality: Many visitors are surprised by the warmth and friendliness of the Egyptian people. Hospitality is an integral part of the culture, and locals are often eager to engage with and assist tourists.  Zoom Vacations guests have always been welcomed in Egypt with open arms. • Rich Cultural Heritage: While many travelers are aware of Egypt’s historical significance, experiencing it firsthand can be awe-inspiring. The ancient wonders,...

Express Yourself Through Travel

Express Yourself Through Travel

Traveling is a beautiful journey of self-discovery and exploration. It’s a canvas upon which I paint my experiences, emotions, and memories. As I step out into the world, I feel a sense of freedom and wonder that fuels my soul. Each destination is a new chapter in my life story, and every step I take is a brushstroke on the canvas of my existence. The world is my palette, offering a diverse range of colors, cultures, and landscapes. When I wander through ancient streets, I absorb the whispers of history that echo in the cobblestones. I savor the flavors of...

Gay Friendly Portugal

Gay Friendly Portugal

Portugal has become an increasingly popular destination for gay travelers, and we’ve almost finished the design of the perfect Zoom Vacations tour to Portugal. Here are some key reasons why Portugal stands out as a particularly fabulous destination for LGBTQ+ travelers: • Legal Protections: Portugal has made significant progress in LGBTQ+ rights and legal protections. Same-sex marriage has been legal since 2010, and anti-discrimination laws are in place to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination in various areas of life, including employment and housing. • Acceptance and Tolerance: Portuguese society is generally accepting and tolerant of LGBTQ+ individuals. Major cities like...