A New Beginning

Summer is the ultimate fresh start, it’s optimism brought to life. The weather is warmer, days are longer, and buds revive stark branches. Ride past iconic Dutch windmills and take in rows of colorful blossoms on a VBT bicycle tour of the Netherlands. Or savor le printemps in the countryside of Provence, France, on a Country Walkers journey to capture lush meadows bursting with the color.

Our national parks are all ​​stunning natural wonders that change with the seasons, particularly summer. In Yellowstone, that’s when bears, bison, elk, wolves, and other large mammals begin their awakening. Or, travel to the heart of one of the seven natural wonders of the world—the Grand Canyon—to spot young deer and elk fawns and calves as they adapt to their new canyon home.

This fresh new season is the perfect time to reconnect with family and friends, discover new horizons, and share these experiences together.

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Looking for Summer Travel Inspo?

Inn Pool Sunset

Vacation Mode: On

Booked your Vacation? Great, we can’t wait to see you! Let others know you’re heading away on the vacation of your dreams with one of these fun out-of-office messages.

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Traditional old buildings and tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Discover Europe by Trails and Sails

Summer is such a great time of year because it’s like a fresh start. It brings new opportunities, experiences, and places to go. What better way to start this beautiful season off than with a trip to somewhere you’ve always dreamed of?

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How to Plan a Grand Canyon Vacation.

There are certain experiences in life that defy description. For many, standing at the edge of the crimson-colored Grand Canyon falls in this category. Bestow your Grand Canyon vacation experience with the glorious gift of time. You’ll be glad you did.

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Xanterra’s Best Sustainable Experiences

At Xanterra, we’re committed to sustainability and sharing the best our world has to offer for generations to come. With that in mind, we want to share some of the best destinations in The Xanterra Collection that actively and consciously participate in the conservation of Mother Earth.

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The 2016 Death Valley Superbloom along Badwater Basin Road.

Death Valley’s Superbloom.

Water is precious in Death Valley National Park, especially for its flora and fauna. And the recent rains that the desert experienced could create a bonanza wildflower season this summer. Many enthusiasts think that this just may be “the year” for this spectacular phenomenon.

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Thinking of a Walking Adventure to Europe Soon? Here’s What It’s Like.

There are Country Walkers guests who have just enjoyed a European sojourn. And they’re eager to share their experiences so that, as you consider when to return to Europe, you can do so with a clear picture of what it might be like in mind.

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Guide to Watching Wildlife in Yellowstone By Month.

Yellowstone is the center of an ecosystem-scale wildlife tapestry with threads that stretch all across parts of the western hemisphere. Each season, birds and mammals pulse in and out of Yellowstone’s critical wildlife habitat in an annual cycle of movement that is as old as the land itself.

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Holiday Vacations’ Top Bucket List Destinations.

Thinking about all the incredible destinations waiting for you, it can feel overwhelming to choose where to go for your next adventure. But don’t worry, Holiday Vacations is making it simple for you. As travel experts, They’ve compiled a list of ten top destinations that everyone should see in their lifetime.

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Xanterra Travel Collection Gift Cards Are Here!

With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation season on the horizon, we have your gift giving all wrapped up. The best part? You give an unforgettable gift, and that gift is whatever they want it to be—the trip of their dreams, dining overlooking pristine Yellowstone Lake, the perfect souvenir from one of our shops, golfing at Death Valley, or an unforgettable journey aboard the Grand Canyon Railway to the stunning South Rim. The gift is yours, but the adventure, that’s up to them.

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Summer Resources

In Full Bloom

Bid winter goodbye with cheerful summer color in our new wildflower coloring sheets.

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Windstar Knows the Way to Europe

Three ways to discover Europe with Windstar Cruises

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The Unforgettable Guide to The Grand Canyon

Dust off your wide angle lens, lace up your hiking boots, and sharpen your curiosity to learn more about the history that shaped this area and its people.

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Not Sure Where to Go Next? VBT & Country Walkers Can Help

VBT Bicycling Vacations and Country Walker’s new handy worksheets offer a new way to decide where to head next. Check it out!

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10 Tips for Summer Wildlife Viewing in Yellowstone

Here are our top ten tips to help you make the most of your summer time wildlife viewing opportunities in Yellowstone.

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Stories to Inspire Wanderlust