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Get Photo Ready 

It seems like it has been weeks since we’ve been in this stay at home order, and our thoughts are certainly with everyone who has been sickened by COVID 19. In any ordinary setting, many of us would be packing our bags and getting ready to take a much needed spring or summer vacation. However, we are now living with the reality of our lives being turned upside down, and the “travel blues” have begun to set in.

Of course the best way to cure the blues is to take a trip, but since that unfortunately is not a possibility right now we’ve thought of some other remedies that we hope will do the trick. Go through some of your photos from past vacations. There’s a saying “every picture tells a story,” and a nice vacation story can certainly lift your spirit. You will not only recall the obvious… where you were or what you wore, but also the not so obvious memories. And if the pictures are still on your phone or camera, pick out a few favorites and have them printed, enlarged and framed.

You can take it a step further and really examine the photo to see what you could have done better. And then practice. Things to take into consideration: lighting, focus, angling, and posing. Familiarize yourself with the functions on your camera and give yourself a mini course in photography. Practice outside pictures, inside pictures, night and daylight, sunrise and sunset.  Get used to taking pictures and you will be surprised at all how great your photos will be.

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And soon enough, you will be taking amazing photos, travel restrictions will be lifted, and Rubinsohn Travel will be ready to help you get away.  

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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.

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.

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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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.

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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Travel Around the World Without Leaving Your Home

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.

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

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.

#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!

#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!

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

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

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.

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

Zimbabwe 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!

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

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?

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

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.

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.

“We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” –Anthony de Mello

Don’t forget- you don’t have to walk the path less traveled alone! Rubinsohn Travel is here to help you plan your unique getaway.

New Decade, New Experiences: Top 2020 Spring Break Hot Spots

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!

 

 

 

Winter is on the Way!

You awake from a good night’s rest, preparing for another laborious day at work, and as you look out your window, you notice something. The leaves outside on the trees are turning colors-an autumn brown, signifying the arrival of fall. Before you know it, winter will have arrived and you will be trapped in frigid winds and below 20 degree temperatures. No worries Rubinsohn Travel 215-886-5200, has your back, but you must take advantage of our winter deals immediately, as they do not last forever.

Nothing soothes a winter cold like a vacation to a nice tropical location with great beaches. Below we have listed some our best vacation spots with great deals to go along with them, all courtesy of Rubinsohn Travel 215-886-5200.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic-If you are seeking a place with great beaches, nightlife, and recreation for children, Punta Cana is the place to be. Guests will stay at the Eden Roc, a luxurious hotel, offering amenities such as a full-service spa, signature Golf Course, a private beach club and a Koko Kids Club.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico-Who said that beach and bikini season was over! Possessing a myriad of beaches and nightlife spots, such as La Noche, Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place for single as well as family vacations. On average, fall temperatures are at 89 degrees Fahrenheit, making this location the perfect place for those looking to escape the frigid winter winds.

Mykonos, Greece-Possessing warm Mediterranean weather and clear blue water, Mykonos, Greece is unrivaled as a vacation spot for tourists. This package could easily be yours, as Rubinsohn Travel 215-886-5200, offers a value deal.

Cruises-We also offer value cruises for those seeking to enjoy a different travel setting. Offering cruises from various fleets, such as Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and Silversea, there are limitless possible locations to travel and enjoy yourself.

Before you know it, winter will have arrived, restricting your free time and vacation activity. Book a trip with us, and we’ll save you the time and expense of having to do it all yourself. Just remember, it’s never too late to enjoy yourself. If you are interested in learning more about our travel packages call Rubinsohn Travel today at 215-886-5200, and you’ll be on your way to your next destination.