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The Best Winter Holiday Spots: 2

alaskaAlaska always has been and still remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for summer holidays.

One main reason for this is the high chance of getting to see Aurora Borealis — or the Northern Lights, whatever you prefer to call this mystical, visually stunning phenomenon.

The winters there are absolutely pristine, and it is an ideal sporting spot because of the favored — and official — winter sport: dog sledding! You can view races and experiencing mushing for yourselves.

Contrary to popular belief, you will not be freezing cold during this vacation — Alaska’s temperatures have gained mythical proportions, but you will likely be pleasantly surprised by what you actually experience there.

The Best Winter Holiday Spots: 1

us-virgin-islands-natureWinter is a weird kind of season. At first we look forward to it, we begin anticipating the holidays and the cheery sight of snow falling outside the window while a fire roars inside.

Around about January or February, though, when the snow starts looking a little dirty and we start feeling stir crazy, many of us choose to go on a winter holiday instead of experiencing cabin fever.

For those who choose to take themselves away to considerably warmer climes, the U.S. Virgin Islands will definitely be a great place for you. It is only two hours away from Miami, closer than you may imagine. There, you can have your pick of peaceful, laid back St. Croix, exciting St. Thomas, or St. John, which is something of an eco treat.

And yes, you will get to enjoy enough sand, surf, and sun to get you through the rest of winter.

What’s the Most Expensive Luxury Suite in Las Vegas?

What’s the Most Expensive Luxury Suite in Las Vegas?Now that we have talked about the cheap side of thing, let’s go ahead and talk base on the expensive side.  If you are thinking about taking a vacation to Vegas and are looking to blow a hell of a lot of money – well, I can tell you that there is a suite out there that is over $40,000 for just one night.

The Palms Casino Resort is the hotel that owns this incredible suite and it is actually the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa suite – that is the most expensive suite in the world and it is certainly one of the best hotel rooms in the world.  It includes a private glass elevator, infinity pool overlooking Sin City and a rotating bed that lies underneath a mirrored ceiling.

This is certainly one of the best suites in the world and if you are looking for luxury – this has got to be it!

$49 Nights Available at New Fairfield Inn In Orlando!

Fairfield InnWhen you think about it – there are a ton of different vacation options out there for you to choose from and tons of hotels.  However, my favorite brand (probably because I work for it) is Marriott Hotels.  Honestly, I think that the service that Marriott gives off is absolutely beautiful and me … being an employee I know all about the inside secrets and it is a fantastic company to work for!

However, we are talking about the Orlando Fairfield Inn here – this particular hotel, this month alone is offering up $49.00 a night rooms.  It is a fantastic rate for the accommodations that you are going to be getting.  You get your choice of king and queen rooms and they even include microwaves and fridges in the rooms!

The hotel offers up free shuttle service to SeaWorld and it also includes continental breakfast each morning and free internet.  A great deal if you ask me!

If you are looking for a great place to stay, Gatwick hotel with parking is near you! Or try your luck at cheap hotels in bristol.

Wine And Dine This Fall In Scottsdale!

ScottsdaleI am a huge, huge, huge fan of books – all kinds of books and when you give me books and a weekend someplace warm, I am all set.  That is exactly what this particular mini-vacation in Scottsdale is all about!  This fall, in Scottsdale at a few hotels, authors like Dave Barry, Anita Diamant, M.J. Rose or Scott Turow will be offering up their vacation with you!

These are just a few of the top names too, for this particular event, there will be a line-up of over 32 famous and well-known authors who will be participating in everything from the hotels and cocktail receptions, book readings and question and answer sessions with any and all of the hotel guests.

If you are looking for a fall vacation, this is got to be it for you – rates start around $499.00 per couple, per night with a two-night minimum, but … it is worth it!

The Best Wine-Tasting Vacation Spots! 3

The Best Wine-Tasting Vacation Spots! 2Finally, we have come to the end of our wine adventure and we are ending in Finger Lakes.  This is a place that not only features all sorts of different wineries – over one hundred, but each winery has all sorts of different events happen at different times of the year and they all have wine trails that you can go one.

Personally, I think that Finger Lakes is one of the best places to go if you truly are a wine lover.  Not only will you be able to partake in some of the wine in the world, but some of the events include barrel painting, live music and finally free wine sampling, which is awesome!

So if you are looking for some wine-tasting vacations … you should absolutely check out some of these vacation spots!

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The Best Wine-Tasting Vacation Spots! 2

The Best Wine-Tasting Vacation SpotsNow that we have talked about California, let’s head down south and talk about Texas.  Now, most of the time, you wouldn’t think about Texas as a very romantic place or a place that would produce some of the best wine in the world.  However — Texas Hill Country is actually the best place for you to visit when you are looking for some wine-tasting.

In Texas Hill Country, there are over twenty-four wineries and they are all located just about two hours outsides of Austin.  The sampling and overall appeal of these beautiful wineries is awesome and honestly, there is so much that you can do in Texas Hill Country that you will never get bored!

So if you are looking for a place to go to get some fantastic wine, food and fun, Texas Hill Country is going to be the place for you!

The Best Wine-Tasting Vacation Spots!

Napa Valley/Sonoma CountyWe all know that Napa Valley/Sonoma County is definitely number one on the list for producing and making wines, but really – what can you do for a vacation there?  Well, if you are a wine lover, Napa Valley/Sonoma County is going to be the best place in the world for you to take a vacation.

There are a ton of different things that you can visit and a winery is one of them.  There are over 200 wineries to choose from in Napa Valley/Sonoma County and you should absolutely arrive right around harvest time.

Napa Valley also has some of the best galleries, stores and certainly a heck of selections of romantic restaurants, so you and your spouse can enjoy a night of wine tasting and some romantic food as well.

Located near sensational points of interest, the perfect San Antonio hotels are awaiting your stay.

What to See When Visiting London: 3

london 3The Parks, which allow you to stroll from Westminster to Holland Park, are an absolute delight. There are so many stunning views along the way — such as the bridge located in St. James Park. Hyde Park is a must simply because it is Hyde Park, but there are beautiful sites in all of them. There are cultivated gardens and the zoo in Regent’s Park; a lake complete with pelicans lies in St. James; Hyde has the Speakers’ Corner — and the list goes on.

Bow Bells, the Bank of England — in short, the London known by Samuel Pepys, can all be found in the heart of the City, where Victorian nooks still exist.

Naturally, there are many museums as well as other galleries to be seen, as well. Some of them include the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum, and the Natural History and Science Museums.

Last but certainly not least, a visit to London is not complete without a trip to the theatre — at least one. You will see high quality performances without breaking your bank account.

What to See When Visiting London: 2

london 2Simply in strolling the River, you can see much of what London has to offer. A stroll from the Tower Bridge, along the South Bank, to Lambeth can show you a wealth of sites. You can see the Houses of Parliament, not to mention the Archbishop of Canterbury’s home, Lambeth Palace, and even the famed Globe Theatre, which in its time has seen the best of Shakespeare. The Tate Galleries are along this walk as well, along with St. Paul’s Cathedral, plus South Bank Centre, the London Eye, and The Temple. Boat rides are also available, taking you to the Thames Barrier, the Dome, or Greenwich.

Naturally, a trip to London would not be complete without a visit to Westminster Abbey, the place where kings are crowned and bards are buried.

The Houses of Parliament are must sees as well — especially if ytou can get a seat in the famed Strangers Gallery, especially during Question Time. There are a number of surprisingly entertaining things to do here. A must if you enjoy government and/or debates. On that note, check out the Inns of Court as well.