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Inspiration for the Traveler in You

DESTINATIONS TO VISIT IN 2018 The Places You Want to Be

Discover The UK Your Way With Our Visit Britain Guide Inside

THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP Hit the Road in Style and Without Missing a Thing PLUS

Everything You Need to Know About


Where in the World Are Our Travel Consultants?


Word on the Cobblestone Street


Learn how our experts learn those insider tips, so you can enjoy a seamless and unforgettable travel experience.

The travel world is abuzz with talk of Portugal — and for good reason.

Where to Find Wedded Bliss in Mexico


Can’t Help Falling in Love with Isla Mujeres


Beyond the Beach: Caribbean Destinations


Gather the people who matter most for a wedding bash in paradise at these all-inclusive resorts.

Find out what makes this laid-back island paradise perfect for rekindling romance.

It’s not all about the beach — check out these other unique activities to do in tropical perfection.

Now Boarding: Best Last-Minute Vacation Destinations 23 Waiting until the last minute isn’t always a bad thing — especially when it means going here.

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These European getaways make reconnecting with the family easy.

Top Destinations for Your Overdue Reunion


Three Best LGBT Destinations


The Ultimate, Epic, All-Out Road Trip


Everything You Need to Know about Vietnam


8 Destinations to Visit in 2018


A reunion at one of these spots guarantees a great time when getting the crew back together.

From paradise weather to city charms, these are the TAG Approved® resorts and the best destinations for LGBT romance.

Hit the open road for the iconic American adventure.

From the food, drink, sights, and history, we know just how to experience Vietnam.

Here’s our list of the best upcoming destinations the world has to offer in 2018. Cover photo: Easter Island, Chile


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•O  ur 700+ travel consultants in 100+ locations have collected the passport stamps you want, to give you the advice you need. •W  e offer first-hand recommendations that provide our travelers the enriching experiences they seek when traveling both close to home and abroad •Y  ou never travel alone with access to 24/7 support services provided at no additional cost. •O  ur close relationships with the resorts you want to stay in and ships you want to sail get you exclusive perks and special amenities. •W  e empower you to experience the culture of a destination, so you can connect with the people you meet and places you visit.

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Our 700+ Liberty Travel consultants

are passionate about travel. It’s evident in the way they help plan your vacation, sharing their expert knowledge and personal recommendations to make every trip truly unforgettable. Of course, this also means that our travel consultants go on quite a few adventures of their own. They trek across the globe, absorbing as much information, insider tips, and experiences as they can, so they can better understand the destinations and share them with you. Take a look at some of the amazing places our people have been, and connect with your Liberty Travel consultant on Instagram, email, or phone, to plan your next adventure to these and other destinations around the world.

Our travel consultants Shane and Peter connected on video chat to share their views at these stunning Wonders of the World.

CHINA Shane Rudes • Commack, NY

INDIA Peter Ferenz • Rocky Point, NY

“It’s very exciting to see some of the oldest landmarks in the world in cities like Beijing and Xi’an, while places like Shanghai are among the most modern and advanced. A visit to China truly is the type of dream trip to take if you want to experience something completely out of your comfort zone.”

“Travel to India requires an open mind. By tasting the incredible food, visiting its iconic historical sites, and connecting with the kind locals, you’ll be sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You need to explore the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) and be sure to see sunrise at the Taj Mahal.”

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MEXICO Asia Davidson • Vorhees, NJ

ECUADOR Samantha Urbanski • 39th & Madison, NY

“You need to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean from the beach in Los Cabos. There’s nothing quite like it!”

“Banos is a foodie and adventure lover’s haven! You have to try all of the different cuisines available from around the world and the adrenalin-pumping activities to get your heart racing.”

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SAINT LUCIA Camila Alfonso • Davie, FL

NICARAGUA Amanda King • Bay Ridge, NY

“You need to see the astounding views of the breathtaking Piton Mountains from the comfort of your sanctuary at one of the world’s most uniquely designed resorts, Jade Mountain.”

“Lake Nicaragua has the most spectacular views, but the absolute must-see is the Masaya Volcano. You can go right into the mouth of the volcano and look inside. It was unlike anything I have ever done.”

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Word on the Cobblestone Street The travel world is abuzz with talk of Portugal — and for good reason. While we’ve always been big fans, this enchanting country is slowly but surely earning a reputation as THE place to be in Europe. From the colorful hills of Lisbon to the sun-soaked southern coast to medieval marvels that have inspired pages upon pages of magic, find out why we just had to include Portugal in “8 Destinations to Visit in 2018” on page 44. Ask your travel consultant how you can explore Lisbon like a local when you book a EURObreaks vacation package, available only at Liberty Travel.

Porto, Portugal

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WEDDED BLISS IN MEXICO A destination wedding is a fun and unique way to celebrate the love you have for one another. Whether you want an intimate service for two or a big bonding bash with your family and friends, no country knows how to throw a celebration like Mexico. Festive vibes radiate in Mexico with its vibrant culture, sunny beaches, and incredible food. Treat yourselves and your guests to a wedding they’ll be talking about for years to come. Here are our top picks for allinclusive resorts that will turn your nuptials in Mexico into a fiesta you’ll never forget.


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Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Perched on one of the most popular sunny spots in Mexico, this resort gives every wedding the rock star treatment. But what else do you expect from a resort that offers a guitar to go along with your room service? Enjoy the beats of your favorite tracks while you’re treated to sick suites, electric activities, and food so good you can’t help but hum a happy little tune. Your wedding will be ultra-lux thanks to a variety of packages and décor, all designed by celebrity event planner Colin Cowie. Plus, everyone in your party can indulge with up to $1,800 LIMITLESS Resort Credit* to spend on spa treatments, rounds of golf, and excursions.

Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya If you’re wishing for a wedding on the sophisticated side, choose the adults-only Secrets Akumal. Located in the far south of Riviera Maya, this stunning property is set on one of the best beaches in the world, and the beautiful bay is favored by sea turtles and visitors alike. You and your guests can indulge in Secrets’ signature Unlimited-Luxury ® along with the resort’s modern comforts and style. From cocktail hours to private dinner receptions, their wedding package options include everything you need for your big day. Plus, you’ll have the assistance of an on-site wedding coordinator to help you before and during your stay.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun The talcum-powder beaches and lively energy of Cancun calls to couples, families, and friends alike, and Hyatt Ziva Cancun knows how to make sure every visitor has the time of their life. You’ll be surrounded by unbeatable views of the Caribbean Sea almost everywhere you look due to the resort’s prime peninsula location. You and your guests will have the option of staying in one of Hyatt Ziva’s family-friendly, elegant suites or in the superior rooms of the adultsonly Turquoise section. For your special day, you’ll enjoy luxuries like oceanfront venues and custom options for putting that personalized touch to your event.

Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence Group Just 10 minutes north of Cancun lies the serene region of Playa Mujeres. Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence Group offers a relaxing, opulent atmosphere for your wedding while still being close enough for you and your guests to explore the worldclass shopping and energetic nightlife nearby. This family friendly resort aims to spoil guests of all ages with spacious suites, daily activities, lively shows, and as much world-class cuisine as you can eat. Say “I Do” in a lush garden, rooftop terrace, or by the sea in front of your closest family and friends. Their all-inclusive wedding packages will take care of the drinks, the food, the photos, and the dancing. Worried about your big day look? Their on-site One Spa will take care of hair and makeup with pampering surprises along the way.

Grand Velas Los Cabos Los Cabos is renowned for being a great time, and a wedding hosted here is sure to be one. Luxurious Grand Velas will pamper every invitee with heavenly suites, attentive service, and rich culinary delights. Engaged couples will have a variety of stunning wedding venues to choose from, including a golden sand beach, oceanfront terrace, or grand ballrooms to fit parties of every size. On-site professional planners will make sure the day runs smoothly and surpasses your expectations. No detail is overlooked at Grand Velas.

Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so trust the specialists to help you plan it. Liberty Group Travel has planned thousands of destination weddings all over the world. We know how to make yours run smoothly from start to finish with a dedicated travel consultant who will plan every single detail, a personalized website created for your group to book the travel arrangements, and payment plans to ensure you are receiving the best rates possible. Call Liberty Group Travel at 1.866.280.4719 today to start planning your big day now and find enjoy pure wedded bliss in paradise.

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Isn’t it time you fell head over heels? Discover romance, Velas style. Our Romance Concierge is standing by to create the ultimate enchanting experience, from a private cinema for two on the beach, to stargazing on your suite terrace, a romantic cooking lesson or mariachi serenade. Plan an unforgettable proposal during a dinner on the ocean’s edge. With beachfront weddings framed by fragrant flowers and honeymoons complete with couples' Spa treatments and breakfast in bed, we offer moments where time stands still.


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Get on island time and on a side of Mexico that’s charmingly romantic. You can’t help but fall in love with Isla Mujeres. Here, you can slow things down and — if you can part with it — put down the phone and technology to reconnect with a loved one. And, well, yourself for that matter, in this idyllic island paradise. A Tropical Technological Breakthrough The cure for thumb cramps, tired eyes, poor ergonomics, and total technological anarchy has arrived. Introducing Isla Mujeres, where the pace is calm, cool, and relaxed. A more traditional, old-school kind of paradise, this small island oasis makes unwinding that much more calming and serene. OK — your technology will still be able to work here, technically speaking, but holding hands is much better than holding onto your phone.


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And, as they say – when in Rome! When in Isla Mujeres, you’ll want to bring your level of chill and romance to new heights. Ironically, Isla Mujeres is right across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from bustling and oftentimes wild Cancun, where late-night fun and partying are closer to being synonymous with the land. Here, calming natural vortexes seem to send your soul into a deep peace. So, when in Isla Mujeres, do as the islanders do and be at total peace at all times, like those early days of romance.

When Quaint & Charming Meets Island Paradise The island is, also, deeply and authentically Mexican, with a big dose of charm. Amidst the high levels of paradise conditions come lazy afternoons in hip, artistic downtown areas and town squares, with plenty of time to siesta. The Zocalo, or town square, like in every quaint Mexican town, is situated ideally at the city center, offering up endless things to do including cultural celebrations, authentic cuisine, artist fairs, and lazy walks with some great sights to see — not to mention peoplewatching and quality romantic time together.

Long Walks on the Promenade Maybe best of all — and most romantic — is El Malecon, a seaside promenade lined with benches, palm trees, sculptures, musicians, and vendors, all along the white-sand beach. Come early to see the fishermen bringing in and cleaning their morning catch, and be sure to take that long romantic stroll, where you’ll glide past beautiful murals, statues, and if timed right, quite the sunrise. Isla Mujeres is such a romantic place that long walks aren’t even best on the beach — they’re best along the Malecon.

For Caribbean vibes, beachside wonders, and charming tranquility, look no further than Isla Mujeres. Come rekindle your romance and remember what matters most. Talk to your travel consultant about how to get exclusive extras and special sightseeing options with Escapes, personalized beach getaways, exclusive to Liberty Travel.

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Delivering distinctive experiences that anticipate the desires of all guests, Barceló Hotels & Resorts is a renowned upscale resort brand featuring multi-resort, all-inclusive complexes. Mexico Barceló Maya Grand Resort (Riviera Maya) Barceló Maya Palace Barceló Maya Colonial & Tropical Barceló Maya Beach & Caribe Barceló Puerto Vallarta Barceló Ixtapa Dominican Republic Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort Barceló Bávaro Palace Barceló Bávaro Beach | Adults-Only Up to $1,000 USD in Resort Discounts is valid at select all-inclusive resorts for travel Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2018, and will be granted to the guests in discounts of up to 25% off. Resort Discounts are only applicable upon the acquisition of different services and products within the resort(s), up until the stated limit is reached. Resort Discounts have no cash value and no unused portion may be refunded. Resort Discount may not be combinable with any other discounts, offers or promotions. Terms, conditions, and restrictions may apply. Offer, inclusions, blackout dates, and availability are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for errors or omissions.

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True Luxury is to Experience Happiness At Bahia Principe, your happiness is our priority. We’re constantly making sure that the finer details are just perfect. Our hotels, in the most beautiful oceanfront locations of the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica, offer an unforgettable all-inclusive experience with privileged locations, impeccable service, extraordinary cuisine, Bahia Scouts program, fabulous pools, water parks, international entertainment and more…

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Endless sunshine, powdery paradise, and warm waters are often top reasons to book vacations to the Caribbean, but those who travel to the tropical islands also need to venture beyond the beach. Vibrant culture, exciting wildlife, and unique experiences lay beyond those flawless sands, and we’ve selected just a few of our favorites to make your island getaway truly brag-worthy.

Seroe Colorado Natural Bridge, Aruba


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Willemstad, Curacao

Historic Walking Tour, Curacao This unique island is a melting pot of cultures. Its Dutch influence is particularly evident in its capital city Willemstad, with its candy-colored colonial harborfront and the floating Queen Emma Bridge. Delve into Curacao’s past on this tour, which visits the Punda and Otrabanda neighborhoods, and learn about their fascinating heritage. Your guide will provide you with information about the history of these parts of the city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Maritime Museum.

Blue Mountains, Jamaica

Bicycle Adventure in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica Jamaica is renowned as the home of jerk chicken, celebratory beach getaways, and Bob Marley, but the heart and soul of this country is found in the slopes of its forestcovered mountains. Immerse yourself in tropical nature high above the world and see a side of Jamaica that very few even know exists when you bicycle down the majestic Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range in Jamaica. Home to world-famous coffee, this soaring landscape offers panoramic views of mist-covered peaks and pristine emerald valleys. Learn about the indigenous herbs and plants that seem to grow everywhere you look; see coffee plantations, with their beanclad plants clinging to the mountainsides. Take a cool dip under a crystal clear waterfall and bask in the clear mountain air as you feast on a delicious Jamaican brunch.

Santo Domingo City Tour, Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a vibrant island filled with rich culture and lively people, and a trip to its beautiful capital Santo Domingo is a must. Join an enriching and unique cultural experience in the oldest city in the Americas. Become enlightened with the history of this enchanting city by visiting its most important monuments — the Cathedral, the house of Columbus’ son, La Atarazana Street, and the Three Eyes Cave. Enjoy panoramic views of the National Palace, Plaza de la Cultura, residential areas, Malecón Avenue, and the gigantic Columbus Lighthouse. Baby Beach Jeep Adventure, Aruba Contrary to the lush jungle landscapes you might picture when imagining an island escape, Aruba’s vistas are a desert dotted with cacti and divi-divi trees — making it the perfect destination for a thrilling off-road adventure. Hop into a Jeep and visit the famed Arikok National Park and one of Aruba’s hidden treasures, the Seroe Colorado Natural Bridge. Make sure to bring a swimsuit, because after kicking up dust throughout Aruba’s outback, you’ll want to cool off in the tranquil waters of Baby Beach, known for its smooth sands and spectacular snorkeling.

Mona Monkey, Grenada

Spice Island Tour, Grenada In the far southeastern Caribbean lies a tiny treasure full of flavor. Grenada may have earned its nickname due to its abundance of pungent exports, but its laid-back attitude is what brings travelers here to find the spice of life. Kick off a fun-filled day at the capital of St. George’s and drive along the picturesque West Coast. Visit historic towns, the Annandale Waterfall, and Grand Etang Lake, where you’ll greet a mona monkey. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the Belmont Estate and learn about the production of organic chocolate beans, part of Grenada’s superb chocolate making industry. Complete the day with beautiful views of Calivigny and Hog Island.

Your travel consultant can help you choose the right island and experience for you, and show you what makes the Caribbean truly unique. Escape to these island destinations with an Escapes vacation package, exclusive to Liberty Travel. Escapes are personalized beach getaways that include special sightseeing options to offer a complete travel experience. Start planning your Escape today, and make your vacation an unforgettable getaway with Liberty Travel.

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VACATION DESTINATIONS The travel bug can strike us anywhere and at any time. A change of pace and scenery sounds pretty great to us right now, and who doesn’t like to get pampered in paradise? For a true pampering, you need a My Time getaway. Available at more than 135 resorts in 25 countries, My Time through Liberty Travel gives you exclusive perks and special amenities at no additional cost. So if you feel the need to get out of town, trade overtime for island time at these top destinations for a last-minute escape and get exclusive extras while you’re at it.

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Jamaica The Island of All Right is always a guaranteed good time, and its superb weather and quick flights make it a top choice for a last-minute jaunt to the Caribbean. This country’s lively spirit can be found everywhere, from its laidback beaches to its shaded mountaintops to the smiles of its friendly people. Stay in always-popular Montego Bay, or head east towards Jamaica’s top attractions in Ocho Rios. Beach bums won’t find a finer stretch of sand than Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, and the island’s South Coast offers unsurpassed opulence and relaxation. No matter where you decide to plant your feet in the sand, you’ll have plenty of excellent resorts and all-inclusive options to choose from. Where to Stay: The all-new Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Jamaica welcomes couples and families to the world-famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril for a Gourmet-Inclusive® Experience. My Time exclusive amenities include $100 resort credit per room, discounts on spa services, and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. 24

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Excellence Punta Cana

Dominican Republic A hop, skip, and a jump away from Jamaica is its vibrant Caribbean cousin, the Dominican Republic (DR). Another great choice for an island getaway due to its close proximity to the states and excellently priced vacation packages, the Dominican Republic is famous for boasting some of the world’s best beaches. Punta Cana in particular lays claim to premium powder sands and cerulean seas, along with an impressive lineup of allinclusive resorts eager to pamper you with endless meals and cocktails. Beyond the beach lies energetic cities that groove to the rhythm of merengue, and a lush jungle landscape filled with winding rivers and refreshing waterfalls. Where to Stay: Experience the newly redesigned all-inclusive, all-suite Excellence Punta Cana. Enjoy the completely transformed resort with a modern, sleek decor, plus exclusive My Time perks such as expedited check-in and check-out, a room upgrade, 40% discount on tastings or a romantic dinner on the beach, and spa discounts and credits in select room categories.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Costa Rica Costa Rica is an eco-tourist’s playground. Tropical beaches stretch along the Caribbean Sea in the east and the Pacific Ocean in the west, and they deliver every imaginable sand and sea experience. Choose a palmfringed beach for lazy days of sunbathing and a secluded bay for a romantic interlude. Bond with nature on a beach that doubles as a turtle nesting ground, and take a morning canopy walk through the perpetually misty Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Join a night tour to see fiery lava erupt from the Arenal Volcano, the country’s most active volcano. Where to Stay: Nestled between a volcanic sand beach and a lush, tropical jungle, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers Unlimited-Luxury® to go with your eco-friendly vacation. Nearby Marina Papagayo offers world-class sports fishing for your adrenaline rush, a pedestrian village for your shopping cravings, and picturesque walkways for a quiet retreat.

Riviera Maya Bordering the west side of the Caribbean Sea, Riviera Maya has been crowned the queen of spur-of-the-moment getaways thanks to its ideal weather, rich culture, and time-tested adventures. Stroll along Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue for fantastic souvenir shopping and authentic culinary delights. Spend a day discovering the region’s diverse nature at eco-theme park Xel-Ha. And snorkeling around the reefs in Puerto Morelos is definitely worth the salty hair. This region is famous for its ancient Mayan roots, so be sure to visit its many preserved archaeological sites. Combine tropical views with historic wonder at the seaside Tulum ruins, or head deep into the jungle to explore impressive Chichen Itza, where you can check visiting one of the New World Wonders off your list. Where to Stay: Enjoy a level of all-inclusive luxury beyond all compare at stunning Grand Velas. Spacious suites are surrounded in tranquility, and guests can taste the world at a variety of internationally-inspired restaurants. You’ll feel even more pampered with My Time amenities like discounts on couples massages, golf, and private dinners.

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Go ahead and treat yourself to an impromptu getaway, and let an expert in relaxing retreats make it even easier by planning all of the details. Contact your travel consultant today to plan your last-minute vacation just in the nick of time and take advantage of exclusive My Time benefits through Liberty Travel.

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Global Gourmet™ dining at up to 16 restaurants per resort. Limitless pours of premium spirits and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines. Even tips, taxes, and transfers*. It’s the ultimate Luxury Included® vacation, and it’s only at Sandals.

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JAMAICA • ANTIGUA • SAINT LUCIA • BAHAMAS • GRENADA • BARBADOS Reservations not guaranteed. All resorts advertised are subject to availability. Activities and amenities vary by resort. *Green fees may be additional at Sandals Emerald Bay. In Jamaica and Saint Lucia, caddies are mandatory, but not included. PADI certification is required to dive, but not included. PADI certification courses are available on resort for a nominal fee. Night dives are additional. Airport transfers included. Other transfers may be additional. Sandals® is a registered trademark. Unique Vacations, Inc. is an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., the worldwide representative of Sandals Resorts.


Everything’s included for everyone At Beaches ® Resorts in Jamaica and Turks & Caicos, everyone in the family can create their own perfect day. For some, it’s the white-sand beaches and calm waters featuring unlimited land and water sports including top equipment and expert instruction. For others, it’s the awesome waterparks, endless rounds of golf*, fabulous restaurants and bars, and non-stop entertainment. It’s endless fun and memories for Generation Everyone—and that’s why Beaches has been voted #1 family resorts in the World. BEACHES NEGRIL






than anyone in the world Unlimited Water Sports including Scuba Diving* • Caribbean’s Largest Waterparks with Huge Waterslides, Surf Simulator and Lazy River • 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining at up to 20 Restaurants per Resort • Exclusive Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® • Xbox Play Lounges • Kids Camp & Teen Programs • Unlimited Premium Spirits • Free* Wedding • Family-Size Suites • English Butlers • Caribbean’s Best Beaches • Tips, Taxes & Transfers* Included • Free Resort-Wide Wi-Fi • All I n cl u d e d . All U n lim ite d . All t h e Tim e .

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The entire family is in for an adventure at our Pirates Island Waterparks . Kids of all ages will be laughing, splashing, and having the time of their lives with up to 11 gigantic waterslides, the ® region’s only SurfStream Surf Simulator*, meandering lazy rivers, and water fun for the tiniest tots. It’s all included, all unlimited, all for Generation Ever yone! SURF SIMULATOR


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Since Beaches was created for everyone, our Master Chefs create extraordinary cuisine for every taste. Our culinary concierges can help with any special requests and please even the most finicky palates. Dine wherever and whenever with gourmet regional cuisines from around the world. From casual, to upscale, it’s all gourmet.





Reservations not guaranteed. All resorts advertised are subject to availability. Activities and amenities vary by resort.*Golf and complimentary transfers available at nearby Sandals Golf & Country Club. Caddies are mandatory, but not included. Airport transfers included. Other transfers may be additional. Surf Simulator only available at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Beaches® is a registered trademark. Unique Vacations, Inc. is an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., the worldwide representative of Beaches Resorts.

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NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY ITINERARIES Discover authentic, local experiences crafted by CIE Tours just for families. Your tour director’s expertise in local history will enhance your visits, keeping the entire family actively engaged and entertained every step of the way.

“Best. Trip. Ever! Wonderful people, amazing places, great hotels, incredible meals, the finest hospitality on the planet – in our opinion, Ireland is as close to heaven on earth as one can get. Again, many thanks to (tour guide) Brian and to CIE Tours for an unforgettable trip.” – The McGuires Yardley, PA

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CITYbreaks are quick getaways to the most iconic cities in Europe, USA, and Canada, enhanced by the inclusion of a City Insider and sightseeing excursions or a rental car. CITYbreaks are Currently Available in these Destinations:


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FAMILY VACATIONS IN EUROPE Europe isn’t always the first place that comes to mind when planning a family vacation, but it should be. The world’s most well-known fairytales were born there. Its great cities are history come to life. And let’s not forget the savory and sweet treats found in cafes, pastry shops, and markets around the continent. Memories are made in Europe, making it the perfect destination for travelers of all ages. Start a new family vacation tradition, and take the kids to a few of our favorite European cities for an adventure they’ll never forget.

Elizabeth Tower “Big Ben”, London


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Copenhagen Maybe it’s the way it awakens the inner child in everyone with the world’s second oldest amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, right in the city’s center. Perhaps it’s the way it celebrates youth with family sections on its buses, parks that encourage playtime, and an entire Children’s Museum. It could be Denmark’s exciting Viking past or the city’s brightly colored streets. Whatever it is, Copenhagen’s citizens absolutely love living here, and travelers are itching to capture its blissful charms for themselves.

London What better place to take the family than the land of Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and real princes and princesses? Let’s be honest, William and Harry are truly charming, and Cinderella doesn’t have anything on Kate. Marvel at palaces and the Crown Jewels. Reveal the magical world of the Boy Who Lived on a filming location tour. Take a spin on the London Eye, one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels. With an entertaining albeit dark past, the Tower of London is a favorite for kids with its interactive exhibits. The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace definitely can’t be missed.

Trevi Fountain, Rome

Nyhavn Pier, Copenhagen

Rome The Eternal City has always been a fan favorite, especially with families. Time travel to Ancient Rome at the Colosseum and Roman Forum, where you’ll learn all about the Gladiators, and kids’ imaginations will run wild with epic battles, sword fights, and champions. Make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain, and let the little ones exhaust their energy by climbing the Spanish Steps or running around Piazza Navona. Plus, there’s no such thing as a picky eater in Rome when there’s endless pasta, pizza, and gelato to enjoy.

Guards at Buckingham Palace, London

When it’s time to start planning your family’s next great vacation, move these cities to the top of your list. Europe offers endless choices for fun, memorable getaways, and your Liberty Travel consultant will help you pick the perfect spot for your next adventure.

Get an enhanced getaway by booking an exclusive EURObreaks vacation package, which features exclusive benefits, like a session with a City Insider, a local guide who will introduce you to the city they love and reveal local hotspots. Add a second city to your European vacation, and enjoy a Journeys vacation package. Theses vacations come with the added services of a Travel Butler, who will take care of the finer details of the European adventure prior to departure. Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

Coliseum, Rome

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YOUR OVERDUE REUNION Miami World-renowned nightlife: check. Shopping and restaurants for days: check. Miles of white sand and cerulean seas: check. Looks like Miami checks off all the items on the friends vacation must-have list. Book your stay at party-hub Fontainebleau Miami Beach, opulent Eden Roc, Japanese-inspired Nobu Hotel, or deco-chic The Confidante to be steps away from all the action in the coolest locations along the beach.


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How long has it been since you hung out with your besties for a night of fun? If you’re hesitating to answer, then it’s clearly been too long. Make up for lost time, and gather the gang for a much-overdue friends getaway. From the neon-lit streets of Miami to the rhythmic shores of Jamaica, these destinations are calling for a reunion with your crew.

Cancun How could we not include Cancun on this list? Undisputedly the most popular destination in Mexico, Cancun draws sun seekers, history buffs, party animals, and adventure lovers alike. Reconnect with your squad with exciting activities like snorkeling, Mayan ruin exploring, and, of course, indulging in unlimited margaritas while lounging on the beach at your all-inclusive digs.

Nashville No city in America knows a good time quite like this country music mecca. If line dancing and banjos aren’t your thing, have no fear — Music City has a genre for every member of your band. Spend your days exploring noteworthy sites like the Gibson Guitar Factory, Grand Ole Opry, and the nearby Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Your nights will be filled with barbeque and bar hopping along the famed Music Row.


Jamaica The special bond you have with your friends deserves to be celebrated, and the Island of All Right can sure throw a good party. In fact, Jamaica and its friendly people make every day and night a time for celebration. Its vibrant culture stars endless smiles, one-ofa-kind music, and arguably the best cuisine in the Caribbean. With dreamy beaches along the coast and lush mountains inland, you and your crew can choose to participate in as much adventure or R&R as you like.



Make your reunion unforgettable by booking an exclusive USAbreak or Escapes from Liberty Travel. USAbreaks are short trips to iconic cities and offer the services of a City Insider, a local expert who will help you make the most of your time in the destination by revealing spots favored by locals. Escapes, our personalized beach getaway, will provide you with exciting sightseeing options you can’t find anywhere else. Both offer a personalized keepsake booklet and document holder, future travel credit, and 24/7 emergency travel center priority access. Rock your reunion with your crew. Speak to a Liberty Travel consultant to start planning your friends getaway now.

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Set in the world’s most exciting destinations, IBEROSTAR’s Grand Collection delivers the ultimate luxury experience. These stunning resorts offer challenging golf, superb dining options, world class spas and impeccable service that includes a personal butler. That’s the Grand Difference. It’s no wonder these adults-only, all-inclusive destinations are recognized among the top all-inclusives in the world. You’ll recognize the difference, as well. IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso, Riviera Maya, Mexico IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Long after the tans fade, your family will still treasure every minute you spent together at this all-inclusive luxury playground. With an exciting new aquapark, bowling alley and so much more. And to help you make the most of it, we’ll give you up to US $1,500 in Resort Credit toward spa treatments, golf, tours and other amazing experiences. PLUS, KIDS AND TEENS STAY FREE.* The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun. Live Grandly.


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Whether you’re looking to kick-back in America’s own paradise or celebrate your love on an exciting island retreat, we’ve got you covered with hot destinations, endless activities, and TAG Approved® resorts for that perfect romantic getaway.


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Kaanapali Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Hawaii Though easy to forget — since it’s perhaps the most beautiful and heavenly place on Earth — this paradise is part of the US. Hawaii celebrated its first gay marriage in 2013, and Honolulu is where the LGBT Legacy Foundation is located, making it a favorite destination for LGBT couples. Choose a relaxing beach vacation on Maui at Kaanapali Beach, once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, or have a nature lover’s getaway on the Big Island, complete with lush rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls. Where to Stay: Find your perfect sanctuary at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. This beachfront luxury oasis celebrates Hawaii’s natural beauty with ocean view rooms, suites, and villas, as well as sea-inspired treatments at the spa and locally-sourced island cuisine at its four on-site restaurants.

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort


Aruba As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, One Happy Island offers visitors an unparalleled experience. Located in the heart of the southern Caribbean, Aruba has year-round sunshine and boasts a constant 82° F temperature, low humidity, and refreshing east trade wind breezes. Along with the perfect weather, visitors will love its diverse activities and culture, historical attractions, flavorful cuisine, world-class shopping, and awe-inspiring beaches. Aruba is an ideal paradise for any type of traveler. Where to Stay: A paradise within paradise, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino mesmerizes guests with a stunning landscape of lush gardens, plentiful palm trees, and relaxing water features. You’ll find everything you desire for a tranquil getaway including five restaurants, live entertainment, a full service spa, and exciting activities like sailing.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

Key West

Key West As North America’s own corner of the Caribbean, Key West is where you want to go for long sun-filled days and fun energypacked nights. Be sure to stroll the streets to view the charming 19th-century beach houses. Duval Street is where you’re sure to find the best nightlife, and a dip in those warm gulf waters is definitely a must. Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of this town, and travelers can visit his beautiful Spanishcolonial abode and say hello to the current residents, a family of six-toed cats. Where to Stay: Casa Marina blends the allure of Old Key West with modern luxury. Since opening its doors in 1920, this impressive estate has become a landmark on the largest private beach in Key West. Beach and pool concierges, heated swimming pools, and their signature toes-in-the-sand dining experience ensure unparalleled pampering.

Casa Marina

Now that you know your destination, it’s time to book that romantic retreat. Make it extra special with exclusive perks and special amenities with an Escapes package from Liberty Travel. These enhanced vacations offer extras like future travel credits and special sightseeing options such as Insider Experiences, exclusive tours and activities that immerse you in the culture and nature of your beach destination with knowledgeable guides, off-the-beaten-path gems, and local favorites. Contact a Liberty Travel consultant to talk about planning that getaway you and your loved one have been dreaming about.

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Life’s an experience. Cover-More is here to help you keep traveling. With thirty years of experience and more than 2.2 million journeys every year, at Cover‑More we know what travelers need. There’s nothing like travel to feed the soul and broaden the mind. And nothing like the unexpected to put a damper on your plans. We know you want some peace of mind. We know you want the best possible medical care if you are sick. And if something goes wrong, you want expert help fast and to know you’re not alone. Quite simply, we want your trip to be as perfect as you do. Our 24/7 global assistance network is here to help. So the assistance you need is only ever a phone call away.

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See North America’s iconic sights at your own pace on an expertly planned road trip.

Discover the Open Road to Many North American Destinations Some of Our Featured Itineraries Include: West Coast Canada Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler Arizona & Grand Canyon Phoenix, Sedona, and Grand Canyon Sunshine State Miami, Everglades, Islamorada, and Key West Pacific Coast Highway: San Francisco, Big Sur, Los Angeles, San Diego Ontario Highlights: Toronto, Niagara Falls & Niagara On-The Lake


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Explore multiple cities and sights on road trips planned perfectly by our travel consultants and equipped with a rental car to go from one incredible destination to the next. See various monuments, renowned landmarks, national parks, and other fascinating places, all along famous roads and highways. Start planning your Discovery today. Visit or call 1.866.823.5788 to speak with a travel consultant Conditions Apply: Liberty Travel $150 Future Travel Credit is valid on new bookings only and will be issued to customer upon receipt of final payment for the Discoveries booking. One Future Travel Credit per booking, credit will expire after 12 months from the initial booking travel date, will not be available on the cancellation of the Discoveries booking. Offer is not combinable with any other offers and is not transferable.




Yellowstone National Park

Reno Salt Lake City

San Francisco

WYOMING Yellowstone National Park America’s first national park, this is one gorgeous stop, bursting with hot springs and legendary geysers like Old Faithful. SAN FRANCISCO Napa Valley Taste your way through America’s best wineries with stops at some seriously pampering spas. Golden Gate Bridge Whatever angle you take, don’t miss seeing this iconic bridge. Alcatraz Island An infamous prison + bird sanctuary = must see when in town! Lombard Street “The crookedest street in the world” is also steep, so hold on and enjoy.


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RENO Casino District “The Biggest Little City in the World” has got a strip of its own when it comes to state-of-the-art casinos. Riverwalk District Less of a gamble, this is literally a walk in the park; stroll along to galleries, gourmet restaurants, and local boutique shops.

SALT LAKE CITY Utah Olympic Park Stretch before this stop. Marvel at the highest-altitude ski jumps in the world, try an adventure course for yourself, or even go bobsledding!

This is just one — and one ultimate —example. Explore all of Liberty Travel’s Discoveries road trip vacation packages to find the path that fits your roadtrippin’ dreams the most.

New York City Chicago Cleveland

NEW YORK CITY Top of the Rock Observatory, One World Observatory at the Freedom Tower, openair observatory at Empire State Building — Find the best view of the Big Apple. CHICAGO Willis Tower Stand on the Ledge (it’s safer than it sounds!) at the SkyDeck, a glass enclosure that hangs over the edge for some amazing looks out at the city. The Magnificent Mile For great shopping and for seeing some sights, this mile lives up to its name. Cloud Gate Also known as “the Bean,” because, well, it looks like one!

Central Park Take the best stroll — and respite! — in the entire city. CLEVELAND Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Make a quick stop somewhere that really rocks.

Broadway Needing no introduction or prologue, this is where you come for the best show in town.

A Christmas Story House See where the beloved 1983 holiday classic was filmed. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Take a walk on the wild side and through a simulated rainforest!

Deep Dish Test out Chicago-style pizza to compare it to New York’s. You be the judge.

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Long favored by the backpacking community for its exotic beauty, unsurpassed experiences, and affordability, Vietnam has emerged as a top destination for all types of travelers for all the same — and right — reasons. This country never ceases to surprise and delight even the most seasoned globetrotter, so we decided to dive right in and discover exactly what makes Vietnam so enchanting.

Ha Long Bay

YOU NEED TO Hang out in Hanoi

An impressive mix of tradition and innovation, you’ll find breathtaking temples nestled seamlessly amid concrete high-rises in this capital city.

Lose Yourself at Ha Long Bay Hanoi

Emerald peaks and cliff sides rise out Bac Bo Gulf, and create an ethereal beauty that would leave even the most urban-obsessed traveler speechless.

Go Green

For those postcard-worthy views of layered hillside rice fields, make your home base in Sa Pa, and hike out into the countryside. Rice Fields, Mu Cang Chai

Slow Down in Hoi An Tranquil Hoi An is the country’s third largest city and a harmonized blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese cultures.

Make Time for Markets

Hanoi’s Quang Ba Flower Market’s vibrant colors are a photographer’s dream. Or head to Binh Tay Market in Saigon for delicious food, handmade treasures, and the stunning architecture.

Snack On

While Pho and Banh Mi reign supreme in Vietnam’s renowned culinary streets, we suggest you try President Obama’s pick Bun Cha, crispy grilled pork served with noodles and a spicy fish dipping sauce.

Quang Ba Flower Market

See the Famous City

Once known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City boasts an over-the-top atmosphere of glamorous shopping centers, world-renowned restaurants, and impressive skyscrapers.

Bun Cha

A visit to this country is enchanting and life-changing in all the best ways. Talk to your Liberty Travel consultant today and capture the magic for yourself. Hoi An


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Ho Chi Minh City

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Journeys are amazing travel experiences to the world’s most epic destinations with an added touch of personalized service from a Travel Butler Available in These Destinations



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With every Journeys package, you’ll receive the expert knowledge of a Travel Butler, who will take care of the finer details of your global adventure prior to departure. From arranging dinner reservations to locating necessary stops, your Travel Butler is dedicated to giving you a memorable experience. Start planning your Journey today. Visit or call 1.866.823.5788 to speak with a travel consultant Conditions Apply: Liberty Travel $150 Future Travel Credit is valid on new bookings only and will be issued to customer upon receipt of final payment for the Journeys booking. One Future Travel Credit per booking, credit will expire after 12 months from the initial booking travel date, will not be available on the cancellation of the Journeys booking. Offer is not combinable with any other offers and is not transferable.

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany


It’s time to bid a fond farewell to 2017, but don’t unpack your suitcase just yet. Get excited — a fresh new year full of adventure awaits. To give you some inspiration, we’ve gathered a diverse list of destinations that’ll set your wandering heart aflutter. From up-and-comers to tried-and-true favorites, these are our picks for 2018.

Germany From notable natives like Albert Einstein to world-changing inventions like the printing press to its famous yet ominous folklore like the collection from the Brothers Grimm, the land of beer and brats has reason to be prideful. Visit Munich over Oktoberfest. Delve deep into Berlin’s history, arts, and stranger side at sites like the Berlin Wall, Hamburger Bahnhof Contemporary Art Museum, and the MonsterKabinett, a sculpture gallery that’s part theatrical performance, part haunted house. The Black Forest has inspired some of our favorite and most gruesome fairytales, and its bewitching beauty and quaint villages beg to be explored.


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Belem Tower, Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal This small yet magical country is revered as Europe’s new ‘it’ destination. Lisbon’s enchanting hills captivate at every peak with culinary delights, gothic beauty, and vibrant nightlife. Nearby Sintra’s enchanting castles, romantic gardens, and green vistas are so fairytale-esque, it’s easy to see why this UNESCO World Heritage Site was a favorite summer haunt for royals. Lesser-known Coimbra is Medieval and magical — its University was supposedly J.K. Rowling’s inspiration for Hogwarts. Portugal’s southern coast has coves and beaches perfect for long days in the sun. Best of all, Portugal is still relatively cheap in comparison to Europe’s other tourism powerhouses.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Belfast has transcended its troubled past to become a welcoming, modern city with a rich history. Along with enjoying its renowned restaurant and music scenes, be sure to pay homage to the massively famous Titanic at its dedicated museum, which stands in the very shipyard where she was built. Explore youthful Londonderry, and see the Giant’s Causeway, a coast composed of stacked hexagonal volcanic rocks once thought to be the beginnings of a bridge built by giant and warrior Finn MacCool. Whiskey lovers must stop at the famous Bushmills Distillery, and Game of Thrones fans can visit the show’s many filming sites in the area.

Biscayne Bay, Miami

Miami South Beach has always been a playground of neon lights, retro glamour, and all-night parties. Play on powder-sand beaches and splash in turquoise water so clear, you’ll think you’ve landed on an island in the Caribbean. Treat yourself to Cuban delicacies in Little Havana. The area awakens at night with a lively scene of clubs and bars. Beyond South Beach, find engaging museums like the Philip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science with its impressive Gulf Stream Aquarium and Planetarium. Or discover a little piece of Europe at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a Renaissance-style villa filled with antique furniture and art from the 15th-19th centuries.


Snorkeling in Fiji

Fiji If there was ever a place to spoil yourself, this is it. Overwater bungalows are the epitome of opulence, and often feature relaxing verandas, a glass floor for underwater viewing, and direct entrance to an enchanting lagoon. Most resorts have a spa of the utmost pampering and scrumptious restaurants serving local delicacies made from fresh ingredients. Enjoy natural adventures like diving the surrounding reefs and hiking to refreshing waterfalls. Fiji’s people are among the most welcoming in the world, so get to know them and their beautiful culture. Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, is the perfect spot to explore traditional villages.

Patagonia, Chile

Chile What the country lacks in width, it more than makes up for in diverse landscapes and ecothrills. Take time to hike in Torres del Pain, Patagonia. Take a walk in the world’s oldest, driest desert, the Atacama. Ride on horseback through the Andes Mountains, and ski the snowy peaks of Valle Nevado. Sip some of the best wines in the world in the country’s Central Valley Region. If you also consider yourself an urban explorer, fret not. Chile’s capital Santiago hosts barrios — neighborhoods — that boast their own personalities. Bellavista is home to the best nightlife; Bellas Artes and Lastarria are the fashion hubs, and Parque Bustamante is the perfect place to people watch at its many cafés.

Paynes Bay, Barbados

Barbados The Caribbean is always in style, and this island is well-known for its fantastic powder beaches and well-appointed resorts. But make sure to head off property in search of cultural adventures. Bridgetown is a dedicated UNESCO World Heritage Site with a tropical colonial style influenced by its British past. Head to Ostins Fish Fry on a Friday night and dig into a feast of grilled fish and shellfish, BBQ, macaroni pie, and breadfruit. Work off your meal with the locals dancing to beats spun by live DJs and bands. New moves are a great souvenir.

Kyoto, Japan

Japan As the location for the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan is sure to see an increase in tourism over the next few years. We suggest you see it now, before the rush. The pulsing streets of Tokyo are a sight to behold, with its endless neon glow, whimsical cafés, and shopping. Outside of this modern metropolis, you’ll find centuries of tradition in cities like Kyoto. Japan’s cultural beauty is complimented by stunning natural features, from snowcapped mountains to tropical islands. Let’s not forget this country is known for its fresh, delicious food. Just like acclaimed chef Jiro Ono, we’re dreaming of sushi.

Make 2018 your best travel year yet. Plan your 2018 getaway now with Liberty Travel and receive exclusive perks and great deals with our extensive range of vacation packages. From our Escapes beach getaways and short CITYbreaks, to our longer Journeys and Discoveries vacations, our travel consultants will help you create memories that will last forever. CALL 1.866.823.5788 | LIBERTY TRAVEL



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