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Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Miami, Florida – Silvija Travel Tips

Reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa with its leisure-focused lifestyle and grand design, Acqualina is South Florida’s only five-star hotel of its kind, built completely open to the ocean, free of barriers between the 51-story tower, featuring 98-luxury rooms and 188 lavish residences, and its 400 feet of glistening Atlantic shoreline.

very detail of the guest suites has been studied with a master design eye, from luxury beds and bedding to, the custom case goods and artwork, as well as the customary Acqualina 5 star service. The resulting vision, a space fit for royalty.

Guests may partake in a variety of off property excursions, or enjoy a collection of amenities on property that make the luxury Miami Beach resort a true destination. Our Les Clefs d’Or Concierge staff await your call at +1.305.918.6860

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach, Miami, Florida www.acqualinaresort.com

This video was produced by VolAero for the Acqualina Resort and Spa in Miami, (a Forbes 5 Star and AAA Five Diamond Beachfront Oasis) for its marketing campaigns that were showcased at the Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference 2017 in Las Vegas. (VNR).

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Idaho, the Stargazing USA State – Silvija Travel Tips

Following the mass influx of tourists that flocked to Idaho to witness the Solar Eclipse, the state is becoming more and more renowned as a must visit destination for the space gazing globetrotter. To celebrate Craters of the Moon’s newly granted International Dark Sky Park Status – here are our top 3 Idaho picks that will have you seeing stars:

1.       Craters of the Moon

The International Dark-Sky Association has granted silver-tier International Dark Sky Park status to Craters of the Moon National Monument. This starry spectacle is a must see due to its distance from large cities and the low southern horizon looking out over the Snake River Plain. Once the sun sets, visitors can take in the most out-of-this-world night sky – and now recognised as a designated International Dark Sky Park, you can be sure there’ll be no shortage of stars to observe.

2.       Bruneau Dunes State Park

Bruneau Dunes is the perfect destination for a road trip adventure. This state park boasts the highest single-structured dune in North America. In addition to the sandy waves, Bruneau is home to Idaho’s largest public observatory. Climb the 470-foot dune, dune sled, ski and snowboard – but most importantly, gaze at the stars.

3.       City of Rocks

The City of Rocks National Reserve is another of Idaho’s other-worldly experiences. The reserve boasts a plethora of natural beauty, from the rocks to the skies above them. As well as a haven for geologists, visitors are in for a treat once nighttime hits the City of Rocks. Tucked away from light pollution and at an elevated position the location makes for the most impressive stargazing. The illuminated night hits the rocky landscape, creating a contrast between the earth and the sky that simply can’t be put into words.

Idaho

Idaho is ideal for family travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, or those just looking for a relaxing getaway.  A year-round destination, wherever you choose to explore in this magnificent state, you will find spectacular scenery, fun things to do and friendly, helpful people. You will also find a place that is unhurried, unspoiled and unassuming.  Adjacent to Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Northwest, Idaho stretches from the top of Nevada and Utah to the Canadian border.  The beautiful state has a variety of landscapes – from forests to desert and rugged mountains to broad farmlands.

Over 30 Scenic Byways across the state pave the way to adventure. Idaho offers unspoiled nature, white-water rafting, ranching experiences, Native American culture, biking, golf and wineries, spring through fall.  Winter offers mountain sports with blue skies, sunshine and powder snow in a variety of destination resorts including Sun Valley. Powwows, rodeos, cultural celebrations and festivals fill the calendar with a variety of interesting choices.

www.visitidaho.org

(Photo credit: Visit Idaho)

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Pažintis su Beverli Hilsu, Los Angeles – Silvija Travel Tips

Beverli Hilsas – tai miestas Los Andželo apskrityje. Gražus tvenkinys su vandens lelijomis ir naktį šviečiančiu užrašu pažymi ,kad tai- Beverli Hilso pradžia. Čia gyvena daugybė kino ir muzikos pasaulio garsenybių .Ši vietovė žymi prabangiais pastatais, kurių kosminės kainos įkandamos tik elitui. Labai gražios gatvės , daug augmenijos ir gėlių, išpuoselėti parkai ir skverai . Čia visada daugybė turistų, norinčių įsiamžinti prie Beverli Hilso.

Silvija Zalepugiene #SilvijaTravelTips flew from Dublin Airport. Ireland to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with Ethiopian Airlines www.ethiopianairlines.com

Christmas Tax-Free Shopping Break In Philadelphia – Silvija Travel Tips

With the UK high streets becoming increasingly busy with shoppers on the hunt for the perfect gift, now is the time to escape the Christmas chaos with a well-timed winter shopping break to Philadelphia. The city of Philadelphia is offering a festive selection of shopping experiences for travellers this winter, including browsing the outdoor market stalls at the 10th annual Christmas Village in the recently re-opened LOVE Park and tax-free shopping at the festively decorated Macy’s. Or travellers looking for carols, cocoa and roasted chestnuts on fairy-lit streets can explore the quaint neighbourhood of Chestnut Hill, which will host lively Stag and Doe Shopping Nights throughout December 2017.

Alongside tax-free shopping on clothes and shoes, Philadelphia is also consistently citied as one of the most walkable cities in the US – the perfect combination for a stress-free shopping break. The city is renowned for its excellent shopping districts, including the centrally-located Rittenhouse Row which is brimming with independent shops and national retailers alike. Travellers looking to find a one-off gift for a loved one back home can also find a great selection of vintage and thrifted items in the various boutiques located in the Old City of Philadelphia and those eager to ‘shop until they drop’ should head to the nearby King of Prussia Shopping Center or the Philadelphia Premium Outlets in Limerick, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Celebrates The Christmas Village’s 10th Anniversary at LOVE Park
Following an official opening ceremony by the Christkind from Nuremberg on Thanksgiving (23rd November), the city’s recently renovated LOVE Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with the return of the 10th annual Christmas Village. Inspired by the traditional German Christmas markets, Philadelphia’s very own open-air Christmas Village will play host to more than 80 vendors from across the world until Christmas Eve. From the wooden booths, local and international merchants will sell traditional gifts and treats, including ornaments, toys, jewellery and artwork. Following a browse of the stalls, holidaymakers are invited to warm up with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate under twinkling lights, while enjoying the festively-themed and mouth-watering food. Admission to the Christmas Village in Philadelphia is free, with food, drink and shopping available to purchase. For more information, visit www.philachristmas.com

Enjoy the Christmas Light Show and Tax-Free Shopping at Macy’s
Dating back more than half a century, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Philadelphia’s Market Street Macy’s is not to be missed during a family break in the city. During the show, 10,000 LED lights will create falling snowflakes, dancing ballerinas and reindeer against a four-storey-high velvet curtain in the store’s atrium, all to a soundtrack provided by the largest playable instrument in the world, the Wanamaker Organ. After the show, bargain-hunters can enjoy over 157,000 square feet of shopping space, take a stroll through the store’s wonderland of holiday window displays, or head to the third floor to explore the Dickens Village, which will include over 100 animated figures re-enacting 26 of A Christmas Carol’s most memorable moments. The Christmas Light Show and the Macy’s Dickens Village will run from 24 November – 31 December, excluding Christmas Day. For more information and for store opening hours, visit www.visitmacysusa.com/philadelphia.

Stag and Doe Shopping Nights in Chestnut Hill
Each Wednesday throughout December, Philadelphia’s charming north-western neighbourhood of Chestnut Hill will celebrate the season with Stag and Doe Shopping Nights, one of the areas oldest and most loved holiday traditions. Located just 25 minutes from Center City, travellers visiting the historic district of Chestnut Hill can enjoy extended opening hours of many stores on the festively decorated and tree-lined streets of Germantown Avenue, with many hosting holiday sales and promotions. Along with a chance to purchase unique gifts for loved ones back home, the nights will also provide revellers with live entertainment, seasonal treats, dazzling lights and carollers. For more information on Christmas events in Chestnut Hill, visit www.chestnuthillpa.com/events/holidays-hill-2017.

A package for a last-minute shopping break to Philadelphia includes:

Four-Night Package To Philadelphia From £843 Per Person
America As You Like it is offering a four-night package to Philadelphia from £843 per person. Package includes direct return flights from London Heathrow to Philadelphia with Virgin Atlantic and four nights’ accommodation at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District. Price is based on selected departure dates in December 2017 and is based on two people sharing. For more information or to book, call 020 8742 8299 or visit www.americaasyoulikeit.com.

For more information on Philadelphia, visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s website, www.discoverPHL.co.uk

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Ąžuolų Alėja – istorinė plantacija – Silvija Travel Tips

Plantacija “Ąžuolų alėja” (Oak Alley Plantation),
įsikūrusi vakariniame Misisipės upės krante Luisianoje, JAV . Ąžuolų alėja įrėminta įspūdingais, galingais, didingais tris šimtmečius skaiciujančiais ąžuolais. Jų šakos kaip tunelis gaubia visą taką , o šaknys tarsi medžio skulptūros išsiraizgiusios žemės paviršiuje. Tai istorinė plantacija,primenanti labai sunkius ir paslaptingus vergovės laikus. Dėl puikaus kraštovaizdžio ši mėgiama lankytojų vieta taip pat yra puiki vieta įvairių filmų kūrimui.

Silvija Zalepugiene #SilvijaTravelTips flew from Dublin Airport. Ireland to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with Ethiopian Airlines and onwards to  Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana, USA  www.ethiopianairlines.com/IE

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Santa Monikos pliaže – Silvija Travel Tips

Ach kaip gera pasipliuškenti Ramiojo vandenyno bangose Santa Monikos pliaže Los Andžele, Kalifornija, JAV .Šiltas vasaros vakaras, rami pakrantė, begalinis vandenyno chorizontas ir vandens gausa paliko didžiulį įspūdį ir lengvai atpalaidavo po visos dienos viešnagės Holivude.

Silvija Zalepugiene #SilvijaTravelTips flew from Dublin Airport to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with Ethiopian Airlines www.ethiopianairlines.com/IE

Richmond Hotel, South Beach, Miami – Silvija Travel Tips

The Richmond is a small hotel situated directly on the ocean in the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District and in one of South Beach’s finest location. The Richmond is an authentic art deco restoration, meticulously and lovingly directed by owners Patricia and Allan Herbert and is family-owned and operated since 1941. The Herbert’s have paid detailed attention to every aspect of the renovation and maintenance of the Hotel and their passion for it has been embraced by the hotels friendly, hand-selected staff who provide sincere and personalized, cordial hospitality which has developed a strong, loyal clientele and following.

The Richmond features one hundred guestrooms: each offering all-white bedding and down comforters, Art Deco décor with blond-oak furnishings, desk and armchair and unique Allan Herbert-inspired alarm clock. Accommodations also include in-room safes, bathrobe and iron/ironing board. Hotel services include: High-Speed WiFi (surcharge), satellite television and Valet parking. Guests also enjoy a business center and complimentary Fitness Center. Meeting Facilities are available upon request. The heated swimming pool, patio and fountains are surrounded by luscious landscaping creating a unique oasis for visitors. The hotel chef oversees the inviting Verandah Dining Terrace; serving dining and daily drink specials. Guests enjoy the Bridge to Romance linking the Richmond to Miami Beach’s Beachwalk and direct beach access to the warm, turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Hotel is just steps from the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, the New World Symphony, Botanical Gardens, Holocaust Memorial and Bass Art Museum. The Richmond is also within easy walking distance to Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive and all of the exciting nightlife, fine dining experiences and shopping that South Beach has to offer. The Richmond is conveniently located to the Miami International Airport, the Port of Miami and all major South Florida sporting & event venues.

Richmond Hotel www.richmondhotel.com

Richmond Hotel 1757 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL. 33139

New York Broadway Week Winter Stay Hotel Promotion 2018 – Silvija Travel Tips

Hotel Promotion Offers NYC Broadway Week Ticket Holders Daily Food and Beverage Credit Alongside Attractive Room Rates—More than 25 Theatre District Properties to Participate from January 15 through February 5, 2018

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, 7 December 2017 announced the first-ever NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay hotel promotion to coincide with NYC & Company’s celebrated biannual Broadway ticket offering, NYC Broadway Week, taking place early 2018. Through the promotion running January 15 through February 5, global visitors with NYC Broadway Week 2-for-1 tickets who stay at one of over 25 participating hotels will receive a daily $25 food and beverage on-property credit—perfect to use before or after attending a Broadway show. All 26 participating hotels* are centrally located to Broadway’s famed Theatre District and will offer attractive room rates as part of the promotion.**

“We are pleased to offer visitors the first-ever NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay promotion and for more than 25 hotel partners to join us on this new initiative,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “This is the first collaboration between our hotels and our celebrated NYC Broadway Week program. Overnight guests will benefit from ease of access to the Broadway theaters and savings on a hotel stay within the heart of New York City.”

The NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay promotion features a diverse array of accommodations to satisfy a variety of visitors. Participating hotels include independent boutique properties such as the new Luma Hotel Times Square; luxury options like The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, and The Knickerbocker; as well as recognized brands like the New York Hilton Midtown and the Sheraton New York Times Square. Overall, the winter season’s attractive hotel rates in addition to the daily food and beverage credit offered by all participating properties make for a great value.

A current list of participating hotels is below, with more scheduled to participate. For an up-to-date list of participating hotels and corresponding links to book, visit nycgo.com/nyc-broadway-week-winter-stay.

Properties participating in NYC Broadway Week Winter Stay 2018:

  • 3 West Club
  • Chambers Hotel
  • The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton New York City—Times Square West
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Central Park
  • The Gallivant Times Square
  • Hampton Inn Manhattan Times Square Central
  • Hilton Garden Inn—Central Park South
  • Holiday Inn New York—Times Square
  • Hudson New York
  • InterContinental New York Times Square
  • The Knickerbocker
  • The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
  • Luma Hotel Times Square
  • The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
  • The Michelangelo
  • New York Hilton Midtown
  • Park Central New York
  • Parker New York
  • Row NYC
  • Royalton New York
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Sofitel New York
  • The Time
  • W New York—Times Square

*Subject to availability; additional properties may be added to the promotion.

**Certain terms and conditions may apply. Guests may be asked to present NYC Broadway Week tickets upon check-in, subject to hotel discretion.

The NYC Broadway Week program will return in winter 2018 with 20 Broadway shows expected to participate. Tickets will go on sale at 10:30am on January 5, 2018, for performances January 16 through February 4. Participating shows and details to be announced soon. nycgo.com/broadwayweek.

For more to do in NYC this winter, visit nycgo.com/winter.

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