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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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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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Luxury Vacations In Paradise: Celebrate The Holidays On Velaa Private Island

Dreaming of luxurious vacations may put you in mind of tropical island paradises and exclusive resorts. But what if you could combine those two things into a deluxe, private island paradise in the Maldives? Well, you can! That place exists, and it’s called Velaa Private Island. Located in the Noonu Atoll north of Male, this incredible island is a haven for guests where everyone can be treated like royalty. With the holiday season nearly upon us, a vacation spent in a luxurious, boutique-style resort in a tropical paradise might just be the best solution! Escape the cold and snow...

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Vala’s Pumpkin Patch: Holiday Family Fun In Nebraska

I have to admit that as a girl who primarily grew up in the deep South, I didn’t spend a lot of time growing up participating in typical fall traditions. We didn’t visit pumpkin patches or apple orchards when I was a kid. Trust me, typical fall weather in Alabama and Georgia? Let’s just say it’s not conducive to sweaters and scarves. But now that I’m living out west, it seems it’s time for me to see what all the fuss is about! During my last visit to Omaha to perform with the symphony, my fabulous host and her...

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Winter Vacation Ideas For The 2019 Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner, and for most people, that means cold, nasty winter weather. While a lot of snow during the holidays might feel festive, it can be uncomfortable and make you want to get away for a bit. Maybe that’s why so many people choose to vacation during the winter and spend their holidays abroad. After all, 37% of families say that vacations make them happy, making it the activity that makes families most happy. Here are a few destinations you should check out for your holiday vacation, and some ideas for activities you...

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How to Make the Most of Your Las Vegas Vacation

For decades, Las Vegas has been a high-traffic vacation destination, with plenty of casinos, shows, high-end restaurants, and more to explore. With so much to do, it can be hard to pick out exactly what you want to include in your Las Vegas vacation. Winter vacation time is almost here, and if you’re planning a trip to Vegas, here are just a few things you absolutely need to include during your travel. Casinos, Casinos Everywhere Obviously, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without a visit to at least one casino for a bit of gambling. Las Vegas is...

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PHOTO ESSAY: Italian Opulence On the Las Vegas Strip

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas There’s no question that Las Vegas is a mecca of luxury and opulence in the Nevada desert. But with so many elegant resorts to choose from, how can you decide where to stay? The Palazzo at the Venetian Resort could be your winner. The updated and modernized twin to The Venetian, The Palazzo offers a modern color palette and sleek, resplendent decor, catering to a hip and fashionable crowd. Romantic, Ethereal Entryway and Opulent Rooms The Palazzo’s lobby and atrium are full of elegant touches: waterfalls and flower gardens,...

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Qantas Airline Tests 19-Hour Non-Stop Flight From New York To Sydney

The resilience of the human body is fascinating, yet it can be defeated by seemingly trivial things. We can blast into space, putting a strain on the body hitherto unheard of, but we get more than one billion colds every year that render us energy-sapped husks for a couple of days. There’s a bodily balance that most people are aware of in themselves that differs from person to person. The FAA clocks 24,833,000 hours of general aviation every year, so we’re going to take a look at the human body versus the soon-to-be longest direct flight we’ve yet to...

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The Springs Resort and Spa, A Unique Luxury Getaway In The San Juan Mountains

My husband and I don’t have what you would call a traditional family life. After all, as a musician that frequently travels for work, I’m gone a lot performing and travelling to auditions all over country. We got married on a Thursday, and by Monday morning I was back at work in Kentucky while he stayed at his work in Florida. Needless to say, we ended up having to skip a traditional honeymoon. Finally, just this past July, my husband and I decided to take a long weekend and call that our honeymoon. We live in beautiful, colorful Colorado,...

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3 Summer Getaways to Visit Before Cold Weather Comes

to do that is by going on vacation. If you’re struggling to figure out where to go, you’re not alone; up to 52% of people plan a summer vacation and more than 100 million adults go on vacation every year. That’s more than double the number of people who move house each year! Whether you’re looking for vacation romance or a getaway with your special someone, there’s no better time to book a vacation than right now. Here are some of the best destinations to visit before the sun sets on summer. Look for unique events that speak to you One of the...

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Photo Essay: Luxurious Desert Getaway at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

All photography ©Dale Sanders 2019, article written by Christine Sallas   Relax and Recharge If you’re looking for a luxurious escape that truly connects you back to mother nature, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Located in the Sonoran Desert near Pinnacle Peak, this western, adobe style property blends in perfectly with the beautiful mountains and desert of the surrounding landscape. Rooms in the resort are spread out across Southwestern style casitas, all with stunning views of the desert and the unique formations of Pinnacle Peak. You can enjoy Scottsdale’s 330 days of...

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The Simplicity of Island Living: North Haven, Maine

Summer getaways on the East Coast can mean endless lines, beaches that are blanketed in umbrellas, towels and families; and bumper-to-bumper traffic. However, if you’re looking to escape the busyness of summer on the East Coast; consider a trip to the small island of North Haven Maine.  Just an hour ferry boat ride from Rockland, Maine, in the Penobscot Bay, lies the tiny hidden island of North Haven. It has been a summer vacation spot for families who have been coming to this magical place for centuries. It is home to famous novelist, Susan Minot, various members of the...

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