Armchiar Explorer

We are your guides into the unknown

The best moments of a vacation often center around discovering something new or going off the beaten path. But with that search for novelty comes a sense of the unknown, and for some, venturing into the unknown can be intimidating.


Travel advisors make the unknown approachable and rewarding. We use our extensive expertise and worldwide contacts to open up parts of the world you may never have considered traveling to before — whether it’s an engaging country or an exciting section of a city you’ve already visited before.


As you read this week’s edition of Armchair Explorer — which will inspire travel dreams to Europe, Philadelphia and Mexico, along with introducing you to some talented chefs — please know that any vacation we help you create can be enhanced with unforgettable experiences to the wonderfully unknown.


So please enjoy this week’s travel inspiration. We may not be able to travel right now, but our advisors are here for you when you are ready to start planning your fall, winter or 2021 travels.


Dream Now, Travel Later!

This Week's Travel Inspiration
Seven Amazine Recipes

Learn New Recipes from Cruise Chefs

To elevate their culinary offerings, our cruise partners enlist high-caliber chefs to launch onboard restaurants and plan sophisticated menus. Here we have gathered several inspiring how-to videos from celebrity chefs and mixologists across the fleets.


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A Weekend in Philidelphia

Weekending in Philadelphia

Philadelphia offers the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers and explore U.S. history, taking in everything from independence and the revolution to Benjamin Franklin and Al Capone, finds travel writer Rachel Vigoda. Here’s how she suggests you spend the perfect weekend here.

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The Mayas

The Mayas – One Cool Culture for Kids

Cryptic hieroglyphics, mysterious cenotes, massive stone temples. Maya history is filled with intriguing facts and sites that mesmerize young minds and engage their sense of curiosity. As a result, it’s easy to convince your little ones to escape to Mexico for some family fun in the sun. Here’s our primer on all things Maya.

European Capitals of Culture

European Capitals of Culture

The European Capitals of Culture is a designation that highlights the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe. In this article, writer Bronwyn Griffiths shines a light on past, present and future Capitals of Culture found in Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Ireland and Romania.


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Eye-Opening Virtual Tours

Real stories on how travel advisors aid their clients.


“When it came time to book my honeymoon, I initially had no intention of using a travel advisor. Thank goodness I changed my mind. My advisor made the whole process so incredibly easy that I felt like a fool for trying to book a trip on my own. Then the coronavirus hit, and I was two weeks away from the wedding and honeymoon of my dreams.  While others were posting on social media that they couldn’t even reach customer service agents . . . my advisor was in constant contact with me . . . and we will reschedule both our wedding and honeymoon.  I am thankful I found Travel Leaders and used a travel advisor.  I’d hate to be dealing with all this on my own.
-Name withheld

Look out for another installment of Armchair Explorer next week!

And feel free to contact our agency about any travel questions you have.

Until next time …

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Asian Proverb
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