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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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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

North America specials with Delta Airlines and Gohop.ie – Silvija Travel Tips

Thinking about a trip Stateside? Get more bang for your buck with Delta Airlines and GoHop.ie

Delta Airlines have just released some fantastic fares for 2018, allowing you to visit some of the spectacular cities that America has to offer.

Plus, the first 51 people who book a Delta Airlines flight with GoHop will receive a complimentary pass to the 51st and Green – the new executive lounge at Dublin Airport, so you can kick start your USA adventure in style.

Located in Terminal 2 after US Preclearance and beside the US departure gates, 51st & Green is the perfect retreat away from the bustling terminal and somewhere to enjoy a few hours of rest and relaxation before your long-haul flight.

Check out just some of the great airfares currently available for the new year, exclusively with Delta Airlines and GoHop.ie

 Dublin to Las Vegas from only €440pp  Departs: 12th January 2018 Returns: 14th January 2018

Dublin to Boston from only €443pp  Departs: 4th February 2018  Returns: 23rd February 2018

Dublin to Orlando from only €452pp Departs: 26th February 2018  Returns: 8th March 2018

Dublin to Seattle from only €761pp  Departs: 21st February 2018  Returns: 28th February 2018

Dublin to Atlanta from only €849pp  Departs: 11th January 2018  Returns: 16th January 2018

For more amazing Delta Airlines fares click here!

For more information or to book visit  ≈ www.Gohop.ie or call the experts on 01-2412389.

Source:  TravelMedia.ie

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Monument Valley, Utah pro karietos langą – Silvija Travel Tips

Sveiki atvykę į Navajo tautos Monument Valley Parką-Raudono smėlio dykumos regioną ant Arizona /Utah (JAV) sienos.Tai viena iš labiausiai įspūdingų ,didingų ir labiausiai fotografuojamų vietų žemėje. Ši vietovė su unikuliais smiltainio šedevrais , įrėmintais vaizdingais debesų šešėliais ,užburia. Kraštovaizdis užvaldo ne tik savo grožiu, bet ir savo dydžiu. O aš mėgaujuosi šiuo reginiu tiesiog iš medinės senovės indėnų karietos.

Reporter: Silvija Zalepugiene #SilvijaTravelTips  road trip car was provided by hertz.ie and Silvija stayed at Goulding’s Lodge, Monument Valley, Utah gouldings.com

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Tips for the perfect American Holidays Road Trip – Silvija Travel Tips

While the USA is home to some of the most famous routes in the world, only a modest number of Irish have actually undertaken an all-American road trip.

A recent survey by American Holidays showed that only 12% of their customers have taken a USA road trip.

Considering how accessible the United States are to Ireland, with more direct flights than ever to cities across the USA, and how iconic some of the road trip routes, such as the Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66, there has never been a better time to take the ultimate road trip.

To inspire Irish travellers to undertake a road trip for their next adventure, American Holidays have put together these tips for planning the ultimate road trip experience.

Get inspired – If you can’t decide which route you want to take, give the new Road Trip Recommender tool from American Holidays a test drive. Unique to American Holidays, this tool gives you tips from the already existing itineraries worked up by the experts or helps you put together your own tailor made trip.

Plot your route – The last thing you want is to get to the end of your route and realise that you missed something amazing along the way. Talk to the experts beforehand to make sure you have a comprehensive list of what to see en route.

Don’t forget your drivers license – Try to have more than one qualified driver on board. There is so much to see along the routes with such stunning scenery that it’s only fair – not to mention safer – to share the driving and allow everyone equal time to take it all in.

Why not start planning your own Route 66 adventure today? The newly launched Road Trip Recommender tool – unique to American Holidays – lets you plan the perfect road trip itinerary to suit you.

Take a Route 66 Fly/Drive from only €1999pp
Price includes: Return flights ex. Dublin, 15 nights’ accommodation in selected hotels, compact car rental with fully inclusive insurance, taxes and charges.
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Call American Holidays to book on +353 01 673 3804 or call into their office just off Grafton Street – 18- 19 Duke Street, Dublin 2 where the expert staff will help you plan your holiday of a lifetime.

For more information visit www.americanholidays.com

Information provided by TravelMedia.ie

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