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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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Cruising the Cyclades on Variety Cruises

Sailing to multiple Greek Islands on the small motorized sailing ship Galileo, passengers have the opportunity to visit some of the most well known islands in the Cyclades including Mykonos and Santorini, as well as less populated islands steeped in Greek history. Boarding the 157-foot, 49 passenger wooden ship from Marina Zeas in Athens, Greece, for an 8-day ‘Jewels of the Cyclades’ cruise passengers are welcomed by the Greek Captain and his crew of 16, as they receive their stateroom key. The four level ship has portholes in each tastefully decorated cabin. Twin beds are either separated or pushed...

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Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort – Jazz. Swim. Spa.

Weekends at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa begin on Friday nights with glasses of complimentary sangria and light bites during the weekly ‘Hello Weekend Reception’. Guests gather outside overlooking the Las Brisas pool and golf course to transform into a relaxing vacation vibe. Prime time to visit the The Westin Mission Hills is from November 2019 through March 2020, when the resort hosts world-class jazz talent once a month during Grooves @ The Westin concerts. Kickoff of the first concert is the weekend of Friday, Nov. 22 with musical guests Ron King and vocalist Barbara Morrison. King...

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The Top Tourist Destinations To Start 2020 In Style

When you want to travel somewhere special to start 2020, you have several choices. You do not need to go to the typical tourist destinations, and you are not obligated to go to all the typical tourist destinations. You can create a special trip to ring in the new year, and you will have just as much fun as the people who are watching the ball drop in Times Square. New York City’s Hidden Neighborhoods When you want to travel to New York for the new year, you do not need to stand in Times Square at midnight with...

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The New Must See Super-Luxe Resort On Greece’s Unblemished Island Of Ios

Calilo, the first 5 Star Resort on enchanting Ios, part of Greece’s  Cycladic Chain in the heart of the Aegean, just north of Santorini – delivers an idyllic paradise. Here you can bask in the sun, bathe in azure seas and dine alfresco amid nature’s splendor – away from the crowds. Calilo is wonderfully remote, a 30-minute drive from the main town Chora and the lively nightlife the island is known for. Opened this July, the glam beachfront hotel boasts winding stone walls, the owner’s eye-catching signature sculptures and whimsical flourishes throughout, a large lovely curved swimming pool, swings...

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Last Tango in Paris: Napoléon’s Tomb

“Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.”~ Napoléon Bonaparte “That was the greatest and finest moment of my life!” a smallish man in a white raincoat proclaimed loudly as he exited the domed church at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris. Moments before, this man stood trembling with excitement and removed his cap out of respect as he gazed for a long time at an ornate marble tomb. It was June 23rd, 1940; just three days after the French capital had become German-occupied territory. The following day during his official sightseeing city tour,...

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