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Wellness at Island Spa Catalina

Recently I cruised on a one hour Catalina Express boat ride from Long Beach to Catalina Island. The captain slowed down when a pod of dolphins were feeding, so we could all admire this magnificent mammals. Once I arrived in Avalon, I walked along to pedestrian-only front street to enjoy a day at the spa with a 60 minute Sea of Life facial, complimentary treatment enhancement, $30 credit at Encanto Cafe, 25% retail discount at the Spa Shoppe and complimentary access to all spa amenities. Walking into the spa, I was introduced to Spa Director Zach Thomas formerly of...

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Survey Reveals 87% of Travelers Don’t Claim Airline Compensation for Lost Luggage

AirHelp, the world’s leading air passenger rights company, today revealed the results of a survey showing that more than 87 percent of U.S. travelers do not file claims following an issue with lost, damaged or delayed luggage at the airport. Under the Montreal Convention and U.S. national law, passengers may be entitled to claim between $1,525 and $3,500 in compensation from the airline at fault. One of the most comprehensive pieces of research on air passenger rights, AirHelp surveyed more than 2,000 people across the United States to understand how travelers are exercising their rights when travel plans go awry. AirHelp‘s survey results show...

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Explore Australia’s Largest and Undiscovered Fringing Reef

Where do the red and orange hues of Australia’s iconic outback meet white sand beaches and turquoise blue water? Where can you walk off the shore and instantly experience pristine coral reef during a special drift snorkel? It’s where the best marine encounters in the world are part of everyday life. Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, along the stunning Coral Coast, is one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Jump on a two-hour flight from Western Australia’s capital city of Perth or opt for an extraordinary 750-mile road trip to pull on your snorkel gear and step into the bluest waters...

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Culinary Experiences Around & About Bath, England

Revolutionary Southwest England tour provider Around & About Bath today announced its unique Winter 2018/19 calendar of customizable tours of Bath and its surroundings.  Around & About Bath is transforming the day tour experience in Bath.  The perfect hub from which to explore quintessential England, Bath is surrounded by stunning and countryside, history, and hidden cultural gems.  Around & About Bath’s carefully crafted, all-inclusive tours (for 2-8 people) explore a history-rich corner of England and give visitors intimate, engaging experiences of Bath and the Somerset region. All tours include tour guide, food, drink and transportation. “There’s so much to see and...

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4 Destinations That Should Be on Your List

We all dream of travelling all over the world and visiting places including those that we have never heard of. If you can afford a trip to any corner of the world, it can be a bit frustrating to determine which place to visit due to the many options available or you may be having. There are so many places that promise good times and adventurous experience but from your long list, here are four destinations that you should have. Top four destinations that you must consider visiting. 1. Rwanda. This is another African country that is interesting to...

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5 Tips for Booking Private Charter Flights

When your company cannot afford to delay flying to another city, booking a charter flight can be a great option. There are no tickets to reserve because you will book a plane for the number of people flying to your destination. These tips can help your company book a charter flight. Double Check Departure Times The primary advantage to booking a charter flight is flying according to your schedule. However, some charter companies have set departure times, so before booking a charter plane, double check departure times with any companies with whom you speak. Book the Correct Plane Before...

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3 Ways to Ruin Your Riviera Maya Vacation

Riviera Maya is a fanciful 20th century tourist slogan given to a rather scenic stretch of Caribbean coastline on Mexico’s northeastern Yucatán Peninsula. Famous for its beautiful sun-drenched beaches and all-inclusive resorts and hotels, Riviera Maya’s tourism district lies approximately 17-kilometres (10-miles) south of Cancun, Mexico beginning at the quiet fishing village of Puerto Morelos and stretching south to Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal before coming to an end at the Maya town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. Two thousand years ago, long before they were conquered by Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century, the Yucatán Peninsula was...

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Prepare to be Dazzled by Detroit

When I told friends I was going to Detroit, I received a lot of puzzled looks and raised eyebrows, followed by the question, “Why?” They were skeptical when I explained that my reason for visiting the town was curiosity-based, as rumor had it that “The D” was a reinvigorated destination and worthy of a look-see. Most people that I spoke to all had the same negative impressions of the city, as a gritty, seedy place with boarded up buildings, major unemployment and a high crime rate. Their views were likely shaped several years ago, based on photos and stories...

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5 Tips For Biking To Work In The Summer

Most cyclists are thrilled at the first glimpse of the warm summer sun because they get a chance to enjoy biking to work. Although the warmer temperatures are welcome after the chilly winter season, it does not mean that cycling under the hot summer sun comes without its own fair share of challenges. Cycling to work during summer is healthy and environmentally friendly but you must be equipped with some handy tips if you want to enjoy riding in the hot temperatures. Here are five tips to help you stay cool and fresh as you bike to work in...

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Hotel Honoring Hawaii’s Queen Kapiolani

Across from Kapiolani Park, Honolulu Zoo and one short block from the surf of Waikiki Beach, the Queen Kapiolani Hotel is enjoying a $35 million dollar renovation. As one of the first modernistic hotels built in mid 1960s, its becoming one of the most authentic, engaging and unique properties in the Waikiki Beach area. There is a story behind this 19 floors and 315 room hotel offering ocean and Diamond Head views. In honor of the rich history of the Hawaii’s most beloved royal, Queen Kapiolani, the property is celebrating her deep commitment to health, education, and well-being of...

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Taos: The Soul of the Southwest

Nestled at the edge where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico spread westward toward the sage brushed mesas and plains is a land of wide expanse and open skies. Here you’ll find the enchanting high desert town of Taos, a historic art colony and world-class outdoor recreation mecca. Visitors to Taos often remark on the magnetic-like pull the town seems to possess, drawing them back time and time again. They fall under the spell of the jagged peaks and sun-drenched landscape, and the almost spiritual vibes that this magical destination with its age-old traditions emits. History...

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Yappy Hour at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

As the sun sets at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, guests bring their dogs out of their dog-friendly guest rooms and walk along the paved and grassy golf course paths, to socialize with other guests during “Yappy Hour.” The Westin Mission Hills is an upscale dog-friendly resort that caters to canine guests year-round.  Dogs up to 50 pounds are welcome to stay in guest rooms for no additional fee. Upon check-in, the resort will collect a refundable $100 deposit in case of damage to the room. Dogs have the opportunity to sleep in a signature Westin...

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