Author: Valarie

St. Barth’s Offers Free Nights At Le Guanahani This Summer

Booking date: December 22nd, 2017

The cachet of traveling to St. Barth’s is still the same in the summer, however, the prices are much more affordable. Take this deal for instance:  Le Guanahani is offering guests complimentary nights with the “Stay 7/Pay for 5” and “Stay 4/Pay for 3” packages, which includes daily breakfast buffet at Indigo and round-trip transfers from St. Barth’s airport/port. This deal is valid into December, however you have to high tail it out of there in time for the super expensive holidays. The expiration is December 22. The average price in the summer is around $700 a night, (when...

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Why You Should Travel Solo To Cuba Before October

  By Valarie D’Elia Now that President Trump is tightening up loosened restrictions on travel to Cuba implemented by the previous administration, independent travelers have at least a 90-day grace period to visit the island nation before the rules change. This goes for solo travelers who already have plans in place for a “people-to-people” visit or who make arrangements before the new Treasury Department regulations ban those types of trips.  In the case of the latter, trips can extend beyond the effective date of the new regulations. John McAuliff, Coordinator, Cuba-US People to People Partnership said by simply eliminating...

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Twelve Days To Vietnam With World Spree, Less Than $2000 Per Person

Booking date: December 30th, 2017

If you’ve caught the revival of Miss Saigon on Broadway, a Tony award nominee, you know the intrigue and passion is still as hot as ever. Forty-two years since the Fall of Saigon, the historic moment that ended the Vietnam War,  a popular tour operator is offering 12-day tours for as low as $155 per day. World Spree’s Amazing Vietnam Tour, includes round-trip flights on China Airlines from San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York, all transportation in Vietnam, comfortable western-style hotel accommodations, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, 14 meals, sightseeing tours with entrance fees, professional English-speaking guides,...

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Welcome New Citizens On Independence Day, at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

  By Jennifer Ceaser If you’re like most Americans, your July 4th is celebrated with a cookout, maybe a parade or patriotic music concert, and of course, plenty of fireworks. But at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate in Charlottesville, Virginia, the holiday takes on a far deeper meaning: It’s here that the oldest U.S. naturalization ceremony (outside a courtroom) is held each Independence Day. Now in its 55th year, the event welcomes more than 70 newly minted American citizens from 40-plus countries who will take the oath of allegiance—and share their stories—during the inspirational ceremony. This year’s keynote speaker is...

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An Expert’s Guide To Visiting Croatia

By Jennifer Ceaser Credit “Game of Thrones” for putting Croatia on many tourists’ radars. Last year, more than 1 million visitors flocked to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, aka King’s Landing in the wildly successful HBO series—making it one of the most popular destinations in the country. But with 1,100 miles of coastline, 1,246 islands and eight national parks—plus a rapidly developing wine and food scene—Croatia is about much more than just a single city. Native New Yorker Jay Ternavan, founder of JayWay Travel, which has been offering customized tours of the Balkans since 2006, has seen firsthand...

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