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Wednesday, 22 April 2020 00:00

A Celebration of Our Earth

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is a world-wide effort to bring attention to the fragile nature of the planet and our responsibility to care for it. Due to COVID-19 and stay at home orders, most if not all Earth Day celebrations this year will be virtual. However, though we may not be able to celebrate the earth in a big way this year, there are still many small ways in which we can do our part to positively impact the planet.

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When we can start traveling again, travel responsibly. Several hotel chains offer incentives for making green choices in energy and housekeeping. Recycling is also a fixture in most establishments. When shopping, purchase only what you need or will use. And, since many cities around the world have banned plastic bags, remember to pack reusable totes and bags to carry your purchases. Whenever possible, skip the automobile and take a sightseeing walk. You’ll get a better view of the neighborhood and enjoy a more in-depth travel experience.

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For an even more intense experience, consider an environmentally themed trip. Eco-tourism has grown in popularity and can include guided hiking expeditions, and photography classes. Lodging can range from luxury camp resorts, to the basics. Popular spots include America’s National Parks, Costa Rica, Kenya, and Brazil.

And finally, remember that in practice Earth Day is every day. Whether at home or away, taking small steps like water conservation, recycling, and responsible waste disposal can have a big impact on the environment. Just as the world belongs to all of us it is up to us to care and preserve our Earth and all its fantastic wonders for travelers alike, and generations to come.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 00:00

Bring the World to Your Kitchen

Travel exposes you to new experiences. Those include places, cultures, languages, and food. With an essential trip to the grocery store, a little musical ambience, and a touch of creativity, you can prepare some international favorites in your own kitchen.

Basic food items like rice, flour, tomato sauce, vegetables, sugar and spices can be used to create international treats such as French crepes; Asian stir fry; Spanish paella, and when all else fails Italian pizza. Easy kid-friendly recipes can be found on the internet, and cooking is a great way to bring the family together.

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So go ahead and pull out your culinary passport and get started. Give your family a little “taste” of the flavors of the world. In the meantime, Rubinsohn Travel is here for you and ready to help you prepare for your next international adventure.

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Even in the best of times, it is natural to yearn for different experiences and to explore new places.  But in today’s world where “stay at home” and “social distancing” is the norm, the desire to see the world can be even stronger. It seems as though these concepts and travel are conflicting.  And, even if you are fortunate enough to travel in the U.S. or internationally, most of the sights are currently closed to visitors.

The good news is that some of the world’s most visited sights and venues are now open for business.  Virtual tours are springing up across the internet enabling everyone to enjoy the world without ever leaving your living room. With a few clicks on your computer, you can visit some of the world’s greatest museums, enjoy world-class thrill rides, or experience tranquil beaches.  

So next time the travel bug bites, plan a live personal trip with Rubinsohn Travel at (215) 886-5200.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 00:00

Florida Favorites

As one of the top vacation destinations in the country, Florida offers so many options that it’s hard to narrow it down to your favorite spot! Luckily, we’ve done most of the work for you. Check out our top three unique vacation destinations in the Sunshine State to help you choose!

#1 Anna Maria Island

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Explore local shops, eateries, and galleries on Pine Avenue on the beautiful coastal Island, Anna Maria. The Island is packed full of rich history and culture and offers unique art and jewelry around every corner. From captivating sunset dolphin tours to the can’t-miss Manatee Beach Park, Anna Maria is a delightful and elegant vacation spot that the whole family will enjoy.

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#2 Palm Beach

Feeling fancy? Palm Beach is known for its glitzy estates and beaches and lavish upscale boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Treat yourself this summer to a glamorous yet relaxing Southern Florida escape. Besides the gorgeous clean beaches, there is so much to do on Palm Beach including anything from checking out local art and antique furnishings, to the entertaining Land and Lagoon tour. There is not a worry in the world at Palm Beach!

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#3 Orlando

We couldn’t forget the ever-so-popular Orlando, Florida. Though Orlando is a hot-spot in Florida, there are many things that are overlooked. Aside from the infamous Universal and Disney, visitors can check out the largest skeleton museum in the country that contains hundreds of skulls and bones of over 500 different animals. From paddleboarding to balloon rides, Orlando offers so many unique experiences that the family will love.

Whichever Florida destination you choose, Rubinsohn Travel wants to make sure that it’s the most memorable vacation of your life. Let us know when you’re ready to start planning!

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 00:00

An Alluring African Adventure

Ever been arm’s length from captivating creatures like elephants and cheetahs? There is so much to see on an African safari that you won’t be able to see anywhere else in the world. South Africa is one of the most vibrant and diverse countries in existence, offering a thriving ecosystem and a landscape like no other. Tourists come from all over the globe to interact with the wildlife, climb mountains that overlook stunning scenery, and enrich their lives with the culture of African history and current-day tribes. The southernmost part of Africa, including countries like Zimbabwe, Botswana, and South Africa, is especially known for its beauty and distinctiveness. Check out some of these not-to-miss sights before you plan your African expedition!

South Africa

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South Africa is a popular destination for many reasons, one of them being Table Mountain. This flat-top mountain offers a view that can’t be beaten, overlooking the thriving city of Cape Town, South Africa. There are over 300 trails that lead adventurous hikers to the top of the mountain, or, if you’d rather relax and enjoy the scenery, Table Mountain also has a cableway to transport you to the top. Table Mountain is something you don’t want to miss on your South African adventure!

Botswana

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Botswana is known as one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Home to the Kalahari Desert, Chobe National Park, and the Okavango Delta, this country is full of fantastic tourist destinations.

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Experience the magical feeling of riding through the Kalahari watching elephants play around in the water and lions strut around the desert. You’ll be amazed at the liveliness this country has to offer. Make Botswana a top-of-the-list destination for your next trip!

Zimbabwe

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20 01 23 africa 5Zimbabwe is another beautiful landlocked country in Africa, known for a similar climate and ecosystem as Botswana and South Africa. Zimbabwe is full of national parks, reserves, and waterways. Victoria Falls is a waterfall located on the Zambezi River (between Zimbabwe and Zambia) that offers exhilarating experiences for the adventurous soul like bungee-jumping and white water rafting. Further down along the base of the waterfall, is a section where hippos and rhinos bathe. Experience the time of your life in a gorgeous setting alongside some of the world’s most interesting wildlife.

Your African adventure awaits you! Book this trip-of-a-lifetime today and start preparing yourself to experience some of the most magnificent biodiverse countries that you will ever witness!

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

The Path Less Traveled

There’s something enticing about taking a journey that no one has ever taken before. A journey that’s all your own. Plan a trip that resonates with your soul this summer. Fly out of your comfort zone and into something different. Let Rubinsohn Travel help you find the most unique things to see in some of the most captivating destinations in the world. Check out our list of three places you never thought to travel, but definitely should!

1. Kazakhstan

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Located in both Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country and home to some of the most unique architecture in the world. Got an appreciation for both city life and the natural world?

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This beautiful country is the perfect place for your next unique vacation. Hike the trails of Almaty and check out the views from the top of the Bayterek tower- all in the same trip!

2. Madagascar

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Craving the blue waters of a tropical getaway? Madagascar has it all, from the stunning beachy coasts of the Indian Ocean to wildlife you’ve never seen before. Ever met a lemur? You probably won’t leave the island without be-friending one, so be sure to bring your camera! Madagascar is one out-of-the-ordinary destination to put at the top of your bucket list.

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3. Big Basin Redwood National Park, California

Looking to stay in the country? Between Hollywood and the Pacific Ocean, California is a pretty popular vacation spot. But in a state so large, there are always sites to see that are often overlooked. Ever stood next to a 300-foot tree? Exhale the stress and inhale the fresh air of the Redwood Forest. You won’t find trees this impressive anywhere else.

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Make the 20’s roar again by traveling to some of the top party spots this spring break! As January approaches and the harsh winter weather sets in, we can’t help but daydream about the sunshine on our faces and a cool ocean breeze. It’ll be here before you know it, so we’re here to tell you about some of the hottest spots this year to prep for your 2020 spring break!

Cancun

#1 on our list this year is Cancun. Cancun will almost always be a top spot for spring breakers. Besides its beautiful beaches and lively nightlife scene, Cancun has tons of guided tours that take you on day trips to some of the most alluring spots like Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy and even one of the seven wonders of the world, Chichén Itzá.

Miami Beach

Coming in at #2 is Miami Beach! Known for its famous restaurants, clubs and palm-lined shores, Miami Beach will certainly not disappoint. There is something for every age at this southern Florida destination. In North Miami, you’ll find some of the most family-friendly beaches to build sandcastles with the kiddos and boogie board through the waves. If you travel a bit further down to South Beach, you can get a taste of some of the best food and nightlife Florida has to offer. So whether you’re looking for a college getaway or a family vacay, get a little Miami in your life!                     

Cabo San Lucas

#3 on our list of featured spring break destinations is Cabo! Cabo has everything you’re looking for in a picture-perfect vacay spot. From family-fun activities to clear blue water, Cabo is bound to impress. Check out some of the most luxurious spas around for mom and some of the most elite golf courses in all of Baja California for dad. Make sure you bring your camera- these are some photos you won’t want to miss!

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 00:00

The Best Travel Spots for the Holiday Season

The holidays are the best time to get away from the cold and relax. Whether you’re taking a week off during the Christmas time or enjoying a beginning of the new year vacation, Rubinsohn Travel has the most tropical and beautiful places to take the whole family!

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Saint Petersburg, Florida 

Take a trip down to the sunshine state and enjoy the very inviting family atmosphere of Saint Pete’s! While also enjoying the blue oceans and white sand at Clearwater Beach, you can take the family to different art museums that are very well known in the area. The Dali museum is dedicated to the famous Salvador Dali and captures all of his magnificent work. Saint Pete offers beautiful hotels like the Don Cesar that offers a few different bars and restaurants, two pools, and kid-friendly activities every day, including shark tooth searching and swimming pool games. 

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Waikiki Beach, Honolulu

Book your flight to Honolulu, Hawaii and head down to Waikiki Beach! This is one of the best getaways for the winter months that Rubinsohn Travel has to offer. The view from the beach of the famous mountain, Diamond Head, will be your backdrop as you are lounging under the sun with a drink in your hand. If you need a break from the sun, there are also different activity sites to check out with your family like the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Get a mix of sunshine and history all in the same day!

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Riviera Maya, Mexico

With its white-sand beaches and breathtaking views, it is an amazing place to spend your time for a winter holiday getaway. Not only does it offer the perfect location to relax and recharge, but the Xcaret Eco Theme Park is a great place to engage in some activities with the family-like underground rivers and snorkeling! Then, take a trip to Playa del Carmen, which is just a drive away for fine dining and nightlife. 

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So, if you’re looking for that holiday season getaway, pack your favorite bathing suit and call Rubinsohn Travel today!

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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!

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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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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Most Affordable Destinations for a Fall Getaway

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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