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Travel Central keeps you up to date on the latest trends and news of the travel industry. Explore our blog below for travel tips, vacation ideas, and more! 

Queensland: Destination of the Month for Feb. 2017

Queensland is everything the world loves most about Australia. Warm and welcoming, unpretentious and real.

A First-Timer's View of Costa Rica

Read about an exciting trip to Costa Rica through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

Win a 6-Night African Safari

In partnership with African Travel Inc. and South African Airways, Travel Central is offering the opportunity to win this once in a lifetime vacation.

Five Sites to Celebrate with an Incredible Sundowner

The sundowner is a tradition that dates back to 19th-century colonial Africa, when British soldiers would cap off a hot, dusty day in the bush with a cool alcoholic beverage, usually gin, as the sun sank slowly beneath the equatorial horizon. While countless destinations may be worthy of a refreshing sundowner, here are five that rank as simply incredible.

Top Places to Pop the Question

You’ve found your one and only. Now where to propose marriage and mark the start of an extraordinary life together?

Potential of a New Orleans to Cuba Cruise?

Some of the hottest travel news as of late is concerning the tiny island nation of Cuba. Once the forbidden destination located less than 90 miles from U.S. shores, recent political developments are allowing new access to the previously isolated island nation.

Tantalizing Foods of Italy

There are few places where food is more celebrated, more deeply rooted in the cultural experience, than in Italy. Hyper-regional and made with amore, this cherished fare reveals much about Italy’s landscapes and those who inhabit them, whether it’s Umbria’s tagliatelle with truffles, fresh-plucked seafood from the coast or rugged Abruzzo’s rib-sticking lamb with egg and cheese.

Can't Miss Architecture Along the Rhine River

The Rhine River originates in the Swiss Alps and flows for 760 miles through France’s Alsace region, Germany and the Netherlands, before emptying into the North Sea. Winding through forested hillsides and open rolling fields, the river passes cities, towns and villages where some of Europe’s finest architecture is on display, making it an ideal route for a relaxing and informative river cruise journey.

Dodge the Crowds and Visit these Hidden Gems in Europe

Summer has long been recognized as the ideal time to visit the European continent with sunny weather beckoning tourists to explore the mountains, beaches, and cities. However, with the wonderful summer weather comes several less-desired items: crowds, higher prices, and a feeling that you are on the same trip as everyone else.