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Brett Tollman‘s Top 10 Bucket List: Celebrating 100 Years of The Travel Corporation

Brett Tollman, chief executive of The Travel Corporation (TTC), shares his #TTCTop10 bucket list of destinations for 2020 as a way to celebrate the company’s 100th Anniversary. “Our roots can be traced back over a hundred years to a small fishing village called Paternoster, located in the Western Cape of my homeland, South Africa,” Tollman wrote. “My beloved grandfather Solomon owned a small hotel beginning in 1920 in this village which still exists today, and this is where our fourth generation, family owned and family run business was born.” “Besides being the start of an exciting new decade ahead,...

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What To Bring When Camping In Luxury

Camping can be fun, but if you’ve been doing it countless times already, the activity can get boring. This is especially true if you usually camp with the same people and bringing the same items. If you want your upcoming camping trip to be a little different and become exciting once again, try out luxury camping or, as others call, “glamping.” Traditional camping will require you to sleep in a sleeping bag on the ground; glamping is sleeping in a comfortable queen-sized bed inside a carpeted tent. For your first luxury camping experience to be one for the books,...

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The Ultimate Miami Guide: What You Need to Do, See and Eat

As the southernmost major city in the United States, Miami is a culturally rich and diversified place — in fact, it’s one of America’s most thoroughly bilingual cities, with Spanish spoken fluently across the entire region. The only thing more diverse than Miami’s cultural influences is all the activities and attractions available. If food is your thing, there are hundreds of great restaurants, bistros, and more serving unique and delicious meals. And if you’re the type who enjoys outdoor escapades and events, there’s plenty to see and do. Best of all, the dull cold-weather months are possibly the best...

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Aloha Welcome at Hawaii’s Fairmont Orchid Resort

The 32-acre Fairmont Orchid Resort is located in an ideal climate zone on a northwestern beach along the Kohala Coast on the “Big Island” of Hawaii. The weather is mild year round for weddings, family vacations and corporate functions. On the majestic Kohala Coast above Kona, this area receives about 10 inches of rain a year, with a little bit more up in the hills. Whereas Hilo on the other side of the island receives up to 150 inches of rain. Upon check-in the gracious staff offer Hawaiian leis to each guest. In the warm and friendly Hawaiian culture, a lei of...

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Yosemite Mariposa County Offers a Winter Wonderland

About a 4.5 hour drive from the greater Los Angeles area is Yosemite Mariposa County. During the winter months, the traffic is light and there may be snow on the mountains and trees in the Sierra National Forest near Yosemite Valley. Even though the resort is not in Yosemite Valley, it’s about a 45 minute drive to the majestic Half Dome tunnel view spot and worthy of a day trip. At approximately 4,000 feet elevation, it does snow, however it seldom stays for very long. Check snow reports and road conditions at the National Park Service. Tenaya Lodge is just about two...

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How To Fund The Vacation Of Your Dreams

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we see – beyond the basic weight loss goals or surrendering little vices – is to travel more. People enter the new year with a sense of ambition and possibility, and often direct that toward a desire to see more of the world. And if this accurately describes your own mindset here in the early days of the new year (and decade!), you may have already taken a look at some of the top tourist destinations we previously identified for 2020, including Punta Cana, Vancouver, and Los Angeles, among others. In...

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Nice: A Walker’s Delight

A century ago, Russian princes rubbed shoulder with English lords in the luxury hotels and Baroque villas on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. Ladies of fashion showed off their jewels at masked balls and notorious courtesans dissipated their lover’s fortunes at the gaming tables. Today this capital of the French Riviera is less rarefied, more affordable and, thanks to some 300 days of sunshine, an inviting place to visit any time of the year. With its rich and ancient history–Nice was founded by the Greeks—the city is a walker’s delight, a treasure trove of picturesque streets, striking monuments and souvenirs...

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What To Consider Purchasing Before Going Away On Your Annual Holiday

Everyone loves the excitement that a holiday can provide. However, sometimes it is easy to get swept away with all of your holiday plans and forget about packing the essentials before you go. Arriving at your destination without being fully prepared can leave you with delays and interruptions that will significantly interfere with your enjoyment. Taking the time to walk yourself through the basic items that you will need before you arrive is always a good practice to follow. Skimming some advice on what to purchase and bring with you will help you to remember some items that you...

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Viva Las Vegas Chocolate Tour

The enthusiastic staff inside the M&M World open the double doors each morning at 9 a.m. Located right on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, groups of chocolate fans line up to hear the Bruno Mars song “Uptown Funk” play in the background, as M&M staff members warmly welcome guests, inviting them to taste and shop in their one-of -a-kind retail store. M&M world is the first of many multi-sensory stops on the new Vegas Chocolate Tour. Tour guides Joni Moss and Shaena Engle organized this unique tour over drinks and dinner one night. “There are multiple chocolate tasting opportunities in Las...

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Planning a 2020 Vacation? Read This First

You’ve been dreaming about a vacation overseas for months. While you’ve been busy planning where to go and how to get there, you have other steps to take before boarding a plane. Read on for tips to help your 2020 vacation get off to a great start. Renew Your Passport Your passport may last for 10 years, but your passport should remain current for six months past your international vacay. If not, your vacation plans could pay the price. In Europe, you need to have a valid passport date six months after your trip; the same goes for New...

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The Complete Guide to Aircraft Management Services

In the world of travel, aircraft ownership is often seen as the pinnacle. Of course, owning an aircraft is not an inexpensive or simple proposition. Whenever your aircraft is on the ground, it is losing money. Efficient and streamlined aircraft management can help you get the most from your investment. What Is Aircraft Management? Aircraft management covers a number of the major function of aircraft ownership. A full-service solution may include maintenance, fueling, accounting, marketing, safety management, dispatch and more. Essentially, the service helps aircraft owners get a comprehensive solution for dealing with everything an aircraft needs to operate...

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Flying in a luxury United Airlines Polaris Business Class seat

Recently I was invited to travel from Los Angeles to Brazil for a six day action packed trip while staying at two Marriott International hotels, Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort and Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel, and visiting some of most iconic sights in both cities. I wanted to be refreshed after a long flight to see the beautiful beaches, stand next to one of the 7 Wonders of the World, enjoy the colorful street art and appreciate the culinary delights, so I upgraded my flight to United Airlines Polaris Business Class. My host purchased an Economy seat on...

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