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Islands Of Oahu and Maui

Fresh floral air, warm tranquil waters and breath taking natural beauty is all you need to renew your soul. The amazing diversity of these islands make Hawaii a number one choice for any type of vacation. Whether your a honeymooner looking for romance, an adventure seeker looking to try something new or a family looking for fun or lazy relaxation, Hawaii offers something for everyone.

On Oahu-Hawaii’s timeless beauty blends with modern luxury. So many things to do on this Island. Rent a car and watch the surfers on the legendary North Shore, grab a surf board and try it yourself on the world famous Waikiki beach, visit the museum at Pearl Harbor or spend the day snorkeling and laying on the beach of Hanuama Bay the wonderful part of Oahu is you never have to see the same beach twice, rent a car and visit a different location every day. Keep your snorkeling gear handy because you can stop anywhere along the way and just jump in the ocean and enjoy. In the evening there many activities around the city from the Society Of Seven who pay tribute to the many famous musicians around the world or catch the Magic of Polynesia show or perhaps participate in a luau the fun never ends.

Maui- If you looking for something a little more relaxed Maui is a must see. Experience its natural wonders and heavenly beaches, Spend time strolling through the seaside streets of Lahaina. Experience the Arts and Culture, championship golf courses, World famous Kaanapali Beach and you cannot miss the chance to take a scenic drive to Hana, where you can stop and take a dip in Maui’s numerous breathtaking waterfalls and lagoons.

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Eat your way throught the Caribbean!

Every Island in the Caribbean has its share of great food. If your traveling to the Caribbean solely for a culinary experience you want a high concentration of restaurants in a short radius. Here are a few spots that are considered “foodie” destinations!

Port of Spain, Trinidad:  Food probably isn’t the first thing you think of, but in one word the food here is exceptional. If your looking for the Caribbean’s best street food and haute cuisine from around the world, Trinidad will be the culinary experience you never expected.

San Juan, Puerto Rico: With innovative chefs and OLD school eateries, Old San Juan produces some top notch restaurants. you cant go wrong eating your way through Puerto Rico no matter where you end up.

Kingston Jamaica: Most people travel to Jamaica to hang out at a resort in Montego Bay, but for those who are more adventurous check out a new generation of chefs in Kingston forging a new culinary identity for Jamaican cuisine. These up and coming chefs are taking traditional Jamaican cuisine into the 21st century with a new flare for some of your favorite Jamaican dishes.

Fort De France, Martinique: Authentic French cuisine infused with creole flavor gives this destination a culinary experience you wont find anywhere else not to forget mouth watering bakeries!

Willemstad, Curacao: With the walkability of this Island and its delicious cocktail of European and Caribbean cuisine this spot is perfect for walkable culinary exploration throughout the city.

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Todays Travel News

Every week when I go to work I start my day off with catching up on the travel news around the world. The travel lists of top vacation destinations, best Restaurants in the world, weirdest festivals around the world and the strangest delicacies. This weeks list was The worlds top 10 most unfriendly cities, 13 Places to visit in 2013 and The worlds most Popular Cities. Lets see who made the lists!

Top 10 most Unfriendly Cities:
#10 Morocco,  #9 Atlantic City New Jersey, #8 Detroit Michigan, #7 New Haven Connecticut,
#6 Lome Togo, #5 Kuwait City, #4 Luanda Angola, #3 Oakland California, #2 Islamabad Pakistan and  #1– Newark New Jersey.

13 Places to visit in 2013
13: London England, #12 Antarctica, #11 Brooklyn NY, #10 Nashville Tennessee, #9 Philadelphia, #8 Mexico City, #7 Cartagena Columbia, #6 Marseille France, #4 Istanbul Turkey, #3 Qutar, #2 Seoul South Korea, #1 Shanghai China.

Worlds most popular Cities.
#10 Barcelona, #9 Hong Kong, #8 Kuala Lumpur, #7 Dubai, #6 Istanbul, #5 New York,
 #4 Singapore, #3 Paris, #2 London, #1 Bangkok

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Riu Montego Bay is the place to be!

What a fabulous spot to visit! My vacation began the moment I went to the front desk to check in. The staff are very fun, friendly and helpful, they greet you with a Rum Punch where you add your own rum! Needless to say I started the day with a triple courtesy of my sister! Our room was ready immediately no waiting so we took our stuff to our home for the next week dropped it off and hit the beach!

Our first day there we got crazy rain  but it didn’t stop the fun from rolling at the swim up bar where the whole hotel seemed to have gathered for drinks while listening to Bob Marley of course!

The following day and everyday after that the sun was shining. The clouds would moved in later in the day around 5pm which was a nice break because that Jamaican sun is a hot one! You need at least a 60 SPF to keep from frying! Everything at the hotel was very central the pool was in the center and right at the beach! It was a short walk to anywhere you wanted to go at the resort. They had daily activities as well as nightly entertainment! They had a live tribute band to Bob Marley as well as a Michael Jackson tribute, there are many restaurant’s and bars on the resort as well as a disco!

The food was fantastic, breakfast, lunch and dinner were perfect the buffet food was great! In your room you had a full stocked bar with Rum, Vodka, Gin and whiskey for those early drinkers because the bars didn’t open till 10am..all the staff were fun, happy friendly people and  the resort targets all travellers, from couples to singles to families with small children.

The beach was nice the sand was soft and the ocean was warm! Lots of tours and excursions to do. I highly recommend the booze  and cruise to Dunn’s River  Falls with the snorkelling ! There is also a shuttle you can take into town to the Blue Diamond Shopping center for all your gift’s I highly recommend this hotel we had such an amazing time that I returned 4 days later for another fun filled week!! They were so happy to see that I returned so quickly that I was given an upgraded ocean front room with a huge verandah and Jacuzzi. The nice thing about Jamaica is you leave all your worries behind because in Jamaica Everything will be Irie!

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Cruise Cuba & Jamaica 12 nights

Love to dance? Why not dance to Salsa and Reggae aboard the Cuba Cruise! Round Trip airfare from Toronto To Havana, 1 pre night cruise accommodation at the Occidental Miramar, then cruise to Santiago De Cuba, Montego Bay, Cienfuegos/Trinidad and Punta Frances-Isle of youth then back to Havana for 4 nights post cruise and relaxation at the Occidental Miramar or take an opportunity to explore Havana a city trapped in time. For pricing and information call Melanie.

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Halloween in New Orleans

Looking for a ghoulishly good time this Halloween? There is no place better for frightening festivities than the lively city of New Orleans. Put on your costume and head to one of many Halloween parties around the City or get into the spirit by checking out one of the many haunted tours that are offered.  Enjoy a Sunday gospel brunch at the House of Blues or take in an evening of dinner and dancing at one of the many jazz and blues bar around the French quarter. It will be a Halloween to remember. For information and pricing give Melanie a call.

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Singles vacation

Take advantage of a singles week in the Dominican Republic exclusive to singles. Spend a whole week at the Be Live Punta Cana and enjoy a nice relaxing week by yourself or grab a couple friends and head out to the beautiful white sand beaches of Bavaro. This all inclusive package is available from Sept 13- 20th ..If interested give Melanie a call.

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Need a Summer Escape? Try Something New!!

Everyone loves the All-Inclusive beach holiday where you can just escape, relax lay on the beach and enjoy a Rum punch or two, but why not try something different? Add some fun and adventure to your holidays. You can even do a weekend getaway, or a long weekend retreat! Many options out there! If you like excitement and lots of Activity why not try something Like Atlantic City? its like a mini Vegas, with boardwalks, casinos, Nightclubs, restaurants and right on the Ocean. Lots of great shows to see and great festivals, definitely a trip out of the ordinary! Enjoy delicious meals and cold drinks on a patio, even take in a pool party or two that are offered at some of the hotels, or try your luck at the casino, think of the great shopping you can do with your winnings!! If this sounds like something you would enjoy doing give Melanie a call at Oshawa Travel 905-579-0297.