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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Best Places to Travel in November

Didn’t get a chance to vacation this summer but still dying to get away? November is the perfect time to get in those end of the year trips. With two holiday weekends, it is just begging for you to hop on a plane with your friends or family and take advantage. Whether your heart is set on the sand and sun or you’re embracing the cool, crisp wind, Rubinsohn Travel has a destination for all. Check out some of our favorite spots below! 

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Bermuda 

Extend your summer with a trip to the gorgeous island of Bermuda. Everyone loves the feeling of relaxing on the beach with a drink in their hand and sand between their toes. Bermuda beaches are known for their uniquely beautiful pink-sand and with temperatures staying in the mid-70s, its truly paradise. Enjoy activities like snorkeling through the coral reefs and visiting the 36-acre Botanical Gardens. 

Montreal, Canada 

Canada, O Canada! With one step into Montreal, you’ll think you’ve transported to a European fantasy. From its boutiques and cafes to its cobblestone streets, there’s no denying its Parisian vibes. November is the perfect time to visit the city and all of its unique events like the La grande dégustation de Montréal tasting event that hosts 200 wine producers, distillers, and brewers plus features 1200 great products. That sounds like our kind of event!

A Mountain view of Montreal City, Canada in the fall.  The sky is clear and it is a sunny day.  A cluster of gray, multiple-sized buildings are visible in the center of the photo.  Lush, fall foliage lines the front of the image, and a body of water is visible in the back of the photo.

Iceland 

When you think of Iceland, you think of the Northern Lights and the breath-taking waves of hues over the icy mountain tops. Instead of thinking and dreaming about them, why not take a trip to witness the one of a kind light show in person? Sure November will be a little chilly, but this is the time of year when the crowds start to die down so you can get a front-row seat of the magic. If you get too cold, you can always take a warm dip in the many heated outdoor pools. The famous Blue Lagoon is Iceland’s best-known geothermal spa with temperatures of 98-104 degrees Fahrenheit. It also contains minerals like silica and sulfur that can easily be applied to the face as a skin-benefiting mask. This is a lagoon worthy of an Instagram selfie.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina 

While things start to cool down in the northern hemisphere, things are just heating up in Argentina! Buenos Aires is full of regional foods, craft vendors, musicians, and tango dancers. You can explore the city one day and grab a breath of fresh air the next in Tigre. This city is just an hour train ride away and is home to artist markets, parks, and museums. With attractive hotel prices, this is a trip you won’t want to pass up on.

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Fall is the perfect time to travel with beautiful leaves and mild temperatures. However, planning a European getaway might be out of your budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home with nowhere to go. This week, Rubinsohn Travel has selected the best cities to visit that won’t break the bank! 

Fresno, California 

This is the perfect place for nature lovers. Fresno has a wide variety of outdoor activities, national forests, and national parks. Visitors can explore Fresno Chaffee Zoo, which is home to over 200 species of animals from around the world. Everyone in the family will be happy strolling around the zoo surrounded by beautiful animals, and fall foliage. 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

One of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City – Pumpkinville. Every year, the city goes all out for Halloween fun. The Myriad Botanical Gardens transforms into a “pumpkin town” with thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of gourds, a variety of fall foliage and tons of fun activities for everyone in the family! Oklahoma City is known for RiverWalk which is home to dozens of restaurants, shopping and boat cruises. During the fall, the city host’s haunted river cruises during the evening for visitors of all ages. Don’t worry about having to miss out on the spooky fun. This affordable getaway has very reasonable hotel and airfare prices all year round!

Grand Junction, Colorado

The beautiful scenes of Colorado come alive in the fall, but to experience everything that Grand Junction has to offer visitors should partake in the Tour de Vineyards Bike Ride. This 25-mile ride through Colorado’s Wine Country takes you on paved roads past scenic wineries, vineyards and orchards. If you feel like you want to sit back and relax, enjoy the spectacular views of golden aspen trees while on one of the many chair lift rides. During the fall, these rides are available on Saturday and Sunday. Trust us, you won’t want to miss those mesmerizing views. 

Billings, Montana  

Montana’s climate, people and culture make it a perfect state to enjoy autumn. As you probably already know, Montana is known for craft beers. During the fall, there are tons of seasonal brews to choose from, and local breweries to taste them all. Throughout the town, there are various Oktoberfest celebrations that light up the town. Billings is home to the only walkable brewery district. If you’re not a beer lover don’t worry! Fall is also the perfect season for cider, and Montana has a handful of breweries making cider. Beer and cider lovers unite!

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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 00:00

The 4 Best Cruises From NYC

The Big Apple is always a good idea, but little do you know it is a great jumping off point for vacations, big or small. New York City has endless travel options from subways to buses, but many people are unaware of its thriving cruise industry. So, this week’s blog will feature the Rubinsohn Travel top picks for the coolest cruises from New York City and beyond!

New York to Southampton, England, 7 nights

Ship: Queen Mary 2 

Price: Starting $909/ person for sailing beginning January 2020 

Why we love it: The transatlantic journey begins in New York City, and lands in Southampton, England. Days 2-7 guests will be at Sea, but there is never a shortage of fun and food. Relax with performances of Shakespeare, mini soufflé sandwiches, and daily afternoon tea to get visitors in an English state of mind. Once visitors arrive in Southampton, the days will be filled with visiting historic landmarks such as Royal Windsor Castle or Prehistoric Stonehenge. 

New York to Quebec, Canada, 7 nights 

Ship: Queen Mary 2 

Price: Starting from $649/person for the sailing leaving Sept. 1, 2019 

Why we love it: This cruise is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of the remote calm waters of Canada. Sail from New York City, to Bar Harbor in Maine, and Canada’s Corner Brook and Sept Îles, en route to Quebec. When you arrive in the French-speaking province of Quebec, it will feel like you’ve touched down in France without the jet lag. 

New York to Bermuda and the West Indies, 15 days 

Ship: Viking Sea, Viking Sun, or Viking Star

Price: Starting from $3,499/person 

Why we love it: This cruise lets guests visit seven countries in 15 days! Sail over the crystal blue waters of Bermuda while you sip on a fruity cocktail along the sandy beaches. Then take a dip in the waters of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and taste the authentic Puerto Rican foods in San Juan. This once in a lifetime adventure gives travelers the freedom to sip and sail on this unforgettable tropical cruise. 

New York to Rome, 15 days 

Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Price: Starting from $1,099/person

Why we love it: Sit back and relax at sea for five days as you travel through Portuguese Azores islands on this 10-stop cruise. Guests will enjoy homemade Italian cuisine, an untouchable selection of fine Italian wines, feast on fresh fish before arriving in Lisbon, Portugal, before arriving in Italy. 

So, if you’re ready to get cruisin’ call Rubinsohn Travel today to start sailing your next dream destinations. 

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