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The Warmer Side of Whistler Has More Than Just Wintertime Activities

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

It was my final day in Canada and I relaxed upon rattan palms at the entrance of Fairmont Chateau Whistler, which at 25 years of age is the village matriarch. As I awaited my transportation, I observed my surroundings. Encircled by the green of mountains and a blue sky above, the village to the left and spruce and cedars everywhere, it was a Christmas-perfect setting, one that it is best known for in the winter. But having gone in the summer, I discovered that Whistler is much more than just a winter destination.... Read More

7 Romantic Fall Foliage Destinations to Visit With Your Darling This Autumn

Aug 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s almost September, which means many of you are probably looking forward to throwing on comfy sweaters, cute boots and cuddling up by a fire as summer turns into autumn. With orange and red foliage sprinkling the ground, cooler weather and the smell of apple spices filling the air, we can’t wait to head to some of our favorite fall destinations.... Read More

The More Grown-Up Side of Cancun: Where to Stay and What to Do While in Punta Nizuc

Aug 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri

When you think of Cancun, Mexico, images of intoxicated spring breakers partying at Senor Frog's probably come to mind. But conveniently located only 15 minutes from the city’s airport in an exclusive area called Punta Nizuc, there is a very, very different grown-up, luxury experience available.... Read More

A Guide to San Antonio: Where to Go, Eat & Stay for the Best Texas Experience

Aug 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

As a native Texan (now Californian), I’ve been to San Antonio many times in the past. Based on this background, you could assume that I know the region well, right? Well, you would lose that bet as my last visit acquainted me with a Texas town I had not yet met.... Read More

Fairmont Kenya and Raffles Praslin Seychelles Partner on African Getaway

Aug 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Fairmont Hotels and Raffles have come together to create a wilderness infused getaway that will take guests from luxury glamping and tropical gardens in Kenya to a private villa escape in Seychelles.... Read More

Take to the Skies and Experience Nepal by Helicopter on This Awesome 15-Day Trip

Aug 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Resting between the jungles of the Indian plains and the Himalayas, the small mountain nation of Nepal is a stunning destination comprised of snowy peaks, monasteries and the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. Its region is a favorite among travelers who love the outdoors and seek active adventures.... Read More

One Tour to Rule Them All: Check Out the Ultimate Lord of the Rings 11-Day Journey

Aug 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Hey, Lord of the Rings fans, enough cosplaying and following online theories to see if Gandalf really did plan on having eagles fly the ring to Mount Doom; it’s time to make the ultimate journey to the motherland. Home to Frodo, Samwise Gamgee, Legolas, Strider (AKA Aragorn) and the loveable Gimli among others, the picturesque country of New Zealand is the setting for Zicasso’s Ultimate Lord of the Rings Tour: A 60th Anniversary Celebration trip. Who’s as excited as a hobbit at second breakfast?... Read More

3 Hotels Offering the Chance to Go Up, Up and Away on a 225-Horsepower Jet Pack

Aug 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Dorothy Cascerceri  |  3 Comments

Adventure-seekers who have seen the episode of the hit HBO series East Bound and Down where Kenny Powers propels above the water wearing what looks like a backpack have wondered, "What is that thing and where can I do that?" Well the thing on Powers’ back is a jet pack, the latest craze in watersports. The commonly-used JetLev pack boasts a 225-horsepower engine, creating 600-800 gallons per minute of thrust, propelling the brave user up to 30 feet above water.... Read More

 
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