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06.15.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Amanyara – Turks & Caicos
Set on the beautiful island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Amanyara is a secluded haven embracing the elements of the Caribbean. Bordering the pristine reefs of Northwest Point Marine National Park, acclaimed for some of the world’s best wall and reef diving, the resort draws its name from the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace’ and yara, the word for ‘place’ in the language of the Arawak Amerindians. Offering 40 timber-shingled Guest Pavilions tucked along the coast and a number of Aman Villas, the resort enjoys a contemporary layout and design, open to the sights and sounds of the turquoise sea.

Vacation includes:

* Five nights accommodation in a Pavilion from $5,400

* One Organic Pedicure

* Cocktails

*Canapes

* Daily Meals

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

 

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06.08.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Plans

The Landings St. Lucia
 The Landings, the premier luxury resort in St. Lucia features 72 one, two, and three-bedroom villa suites, as well as five star luxury St. Lucia resort amenities including:
7,000-square-foot “Soleil” Spa
State of the art fitness studio
Private harbor with exclusive moorings
The Beach Club restaurant and bar
Viscount Lounge offering evening entertainment and full cocktail menu
Three pools and two hot tubs
Two floodlit tennis courts
800-foot beachfront offering lounge chairs and umbrellas
The Landings Personal Pantry grocery stocking service
Water sports and beach concessions
Grand Pavilion with auto-shutter roof and three-story waterfall
Water taxi/shuttle throughout the St. Lucia resort
24-hour concierge services
St. Lucia Golf & Country Club nearby
Helicopter transfers available from the International Airport at Hewanorra
Shopping and dining in Rodney Bay Village, a 10-minute drive from The Landings
7 nights in a One Bedroom Villa Suite – Marina View starting from $2,800
Travel Dates: Now through 12/19/14
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06.01.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Plans

Pelican Hill – Newport Beach, California
Seasonal dining & celebrations!With spring in full bloom along the coast of Newport Beach, we invite you to celebrate grads and dads with special dining offerings at Pelican Hill. Commemorate the graduate in your life with custom-designed menus at Andrea Ristorante, Pelican Grill or Coliseum Pool & Grill. Treat dad to Father’s Day Brunch at Pelican Grill or Coliseum Pool & Grill. Tickets and packages are now available for Pelican Hill’s annual Festa dell’Autunno three-day harvest season celebration over the weekend of October 10-12! Join us this autumn, as we bring the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of Italy to Newport Beach’s Tuscan seaside village.
FESTA DELL’AUTUNNOOctober 10-12, 2014

As autumn arrives along the coast of Newport Beach, Pelican Hill presents its fourth annual three-day harvest season celebration, including:

Andrea Ristorante Guest Chef Wine Dinner: Friday, October 10 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Italian Street Festa: Saturday, October 11 | 12 – 5 p.m.
Festa dell’Unitá: Saturday, October 11 | 6 – 10 p.m.
Under the California Sun Jazz Brunch: Sunday, October 12 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For a weekend, experience the harvest season like never before, as you are transported to somewhere much further away. Event tickets and accommodation packages are available – let me help!

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

 

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05.25.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa – Maldives

  An exclusive, private, and romantic island resort lush with tropical plants and encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives.

Each of the resort’s luxuriously designed 64 villas is furnished in natural tons and textures and offers ocean views.

Vacation includes:

* Five nights accommodation in a Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Pool

* A la carte breakfast for two daily

* One complimentary romantic beach dinner for two with complimentary bottle of wine

Rates from $4,309 per person! 

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

 

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05.18.14 – San Francisco

Thinking about splurging on a trip, but don’t want to deal with the hassles of a passport or customs?

San Francisco may be the perfect place for you!

The city has something for everyone – Alcatraz tours for the history buff, Golden Gate bike rentals for those looking to really break a sweat, building and city tours for someone who appreciates beautiful architecture, endless shopping downtown, and incredibly delicious food for the self-proclaimed (and closet) foodie.  The environmentalist will be happy to hardly see a plastic bag in sight, and thrilled when they see that even the buses are electric.

Get ready to walk (a LOT), and pad your budget by about 30% (their sales tax is 12%+).  If you live in a different time zone, prepare yourself to push through a *little* sleepiness around 8 or 9pm PST, and remember that you’re not in San Francisco ALL of the time.  😉

Public transportation is available (the BART runs underground, MUNI is the bus system, and cable cars, taxis, and bikes are all various ways to get around).  San Francisco is a little spread out (there is a LOT to do), but if you plan your trip carefully, you can maximize your time spent in different parts of the city each day.

Here are some shots from my recent 3-day May trip.  Thinking of traveling to California?  Let me help!  Allison at pvactravel.com

 

Too excited about our trip, I forgot to take a photo of the room.  So, here's the hotel website version of it.  We stayed at The Westin St. Francis off Union Square.  Central to a lot we ended up doing!

Too excited about our trip, I forgot to take a photo of the room. So, here’s the hotel website version of it. We stayed at The Westin St. Francis off Union Square. Central to a lot we ended up doing!

The view from our room wasn't half-bad!  Looking down on Union Square.  Don't be surprised to come across random unexpected festivals, demonstrations, or interesting people during your stay.

The view from our room wasn’t half-bad! Looking down on Union Square. Don’t be surprised to come across random unexpected festivals, demonstrations, or interesting people during your stay.

Be sure to ride The Westin's glass elevators to get amazing views of the city!

Be sure to ride The Westin’s glass elevators to get amazing views of the city!

Grab a cable car at lots of stops throughout the city!  Need some help planning your trip to San Fran?  I can help tell you where to pick up the cable car, and what time is best.  ;)

Grab a cable car at lots of stops throughout the city! Need some help planning your trip to San Fran? I can help tell you where to pick up the cable car, and what time is best. 😉

Flower vendors make the streets smell like lilies and roses in May.

Flower vendors make the streets smell like lilies and roses in May.

 

What's San Fran without Ghirardelli?

What’s San Fran without Ghirardelli?

 

Recognize the Chinatown Gate from any movies?

Recognize the Chinatown Gate from any movies?

 

Visit Alcatraz by one of the official ferries.  This is definitely a can't-miss stop in San Fran.

Visit Alcatraz by one of the official ferries. This is definitely a can’t-miss stop in San Fran.

 

A cool shot of the prison library.

A cool shot of the prison library.

 

Take a drive (or walk) down Lombard Street

Take a drive (or walk) down Lombard Street

 

Check out Fisherman's Wharf for fresh seafood, or try Boudin's famous sourdough bread.

Check out Fisherman’s Wharf for fresh seafood, or try Boudin’s famous sourdough bread.

 

Lucas Film is in The Presidio - and you, too, can have your picture taken with Yoda.  ;)

Lucas Film is in San Fran.  Do you know where you can have your picture taken with Yoda?  🙂

 

Stop by Golden Gate - or walk the length and then buy a t-shirt saying you trekked it!

Stop by Golden Gate – or walk the length and then buy a t-shirt saying you trekked it!

 

Try world famous pancakes or cinnamon sourdough French toast at Sears Fine Foods... and play their slot machine afterwards!

Try world famous pancakes or cinnamon sourdough French toast at Sears Fine Foods… and play their slot machine afterwards!

 

Outside the Ferry Marketplace, where you can buy fresh veggies, grass-fed beef, local honey and mushrooms, all natural cheeses and ice cream... if you leave here hungry, you're not human.

Outside the Ferry Marketplace, where you can buy fresh veggies, grass-fed beef, local honey and mushrooms, all natural cheeses and ice cream… if you leave here hungry, you’re not human.

 

The Ferry Marketplace reminded me of a cross between Charleston's Market and New Orleans' French Market

The Ferry Marketplace reminded me of a cross between Charleston’s Market and New Orleans’ French Market.  Pick a restaurant, grab a chair on the water side, and overlook the ships and the Bay Bridge down the way.

 

Baseball fan?  If it's during the season, catch a game!  Be sure to buy tickets in advance... most Giants games are sold out games.  With this view, how could you blame the fans?  (oh, yeah, and their home team isn't too shabby, either)

Baseball fan? If it’s during the season, catch a game! Be sure to buy tickets in advance… most Giants games are sold out games. With this view, how could you blame the fans? (oh, yeah, and their home team isn’t too shabby, either)

 

 

 

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05.11.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa – Riviera Maya (Mexico)

 


  Set among verdant jungle beside a white, sandy beach, Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa is pure escapism with a touch of Mayan magic.

Vacation includes:

* Five nights accommodation in a Deluxe View room

* Every 4th night free

* A la carte breakfast for two daily

* Welcome margarita cocktail upon arrival

Rates from $1,019 per person!

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

 

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05.04.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort – Puerto Rico

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Embrace the romantic setting of a Caribbean coconut plantation nestled between a lush national forest and the sparkling sea at one of the most luxurious Puerto Rico resorts.  Named for the third consecutive year to the Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot & Gold List and AAA Five Diamond Resort, experience elegant tropical luxury and iconic Butler service, perfected.

Vacation includes:

$100 Food & Beverage Credit

4 nights in a Superior Garden View Room from $1,773

Travel Dates: May 1 through October 16 (2014)

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

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04.27.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

 Australia

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From diverse destinations to unique experiences, Australia is the perfect place to see and do it all. With internationally renowned sights and cities, spectacular restaurants, world-class hotels and exciting attractions, you are sure to get caught up in the wonder of Down Under.

Icons of Australia
12 nights from $4,900
Icons of Australia represents the best of Down Under, all rolled into one twelve day adventure. With a perfect combination of guided tours and leisurely city time, Icons of Australia has it all.

Sydney, Reef and Rainforest
10 nights from $5,000
Visit some of Australia’s famed sights. Laze on pristine islands in the Whitsundays, adventure through the world’s oldest rainforest and see Sydney, home of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

One&Only Hayman Island
9 nights from $3,615
Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea. Book early and save!

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

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04.20.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

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Imanta Resort – Punta de Mita (Mexico)

Magnificently set on the pristine beach of the Mexican Pacific and at the edge of a mountain jungle reserve…

Vacation includes:

The 3rd night free
Choice of Ocean View, Ocean Front, or Jungle View Casa
Daily breakfast at Tupika Restaurant

Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

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04.13.14 – Travel & Honeymoon Deals

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Cheeca Lodge & Spa – Florida Keys

An Unmatched Florida Keys Resort

Turquoise waters, towering palms and AAA Four-Diamond service welcome you to Cheeca Lodge & Spa, the Florida Keys’ premier luxury resort. This enchanting resort offers the laid-back lifestyle of the Keys with endless activities and unrivaled oceanfront venues. World-class dining, soothing spa treatments and first-class service cater to your every need. Cast your line from our 525-foot pier, tee off on the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, and discover why Cheeca Lodge & Spa has been the jewel of the Florida Keys for over 60 years.

 Vacation includes:

Upgrade at Check-In (based on availability)

Early Check-In (based on availability)

Welcome amenity – Champagne & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Complimentary Full Breakfast

Late Check-Out (based on availability)


Interested?  Email me your travel dates, and let’s talk!

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