A spooky light show is projected on the front of the Winchester Mystery House on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. Winchester Mystery House’s newest attraction for the Halloween season is “Unhinged,” an immersive walk-through horror experience.(Jim Gensheimer/Special to Bay Area News Group) A spooky light show is projected on the front of the Winchester Mystery House on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. Winchester Mystery House’s newest attraction for the Halloween season is “Unhinged,” an immersive walk-through horror experience.(Jim Gensheimer/Special to Bay Area News Group) An actor plays out a haunted scene in a room at Winchester Mystery House on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. Winchester Mystery House’s newest attraction for the Halloween season is “Unhinged,” an immersive walk-through horror experience.(Jim Gensheimer/Special to Bay Area News Group) An actor plays out a haunted … [Read more...] about Halloween hauntings at Winchester Mystery House and beyond
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Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (July 26, 2019): Get complimentary VIP perks at any Soneva Resort! As most of you know, I am a huge fan of luxury hotels (and I assume most of you are as well since you are following my blog). Aman, Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood and Four Seasons rank among my favorite hotel brands. But none comes close to my absolute favorite hotel group in the world: Soneva. What I like so much about the Soneva – and how they discriminate themselves from their high-end competitors – is their pursuit for excellence, the unique design of their resorts, their commitment to inspired living, their very smart take on barefoot luxury, their breathtaking ‘remote but accessible’ natural locations, and their creation of authentic experiences (unlike any other). Soneva has four spectacular resorts so far (with more exciting properties planned to open in … [Read more...] about Get complimentary VIP perks at any Soneva Resort!
EVEN just the thought of a sunshine holiday can warm you up – and there are some very tempting deals on offer to make your dream come true. Escape to stunning beaches in the Caribbean or India or soak up city life in Spain or California – whether you want a budget break or are happy to really splash out and spoil yourself. TRISHA HARBORD has selected ten hotspots and two deals for each destination – one low-cost and one luxury. Morocco SOAK up the sun on Agadir’s miles of golden sands, a haven for watersports fans. The city on Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast combines lively restaurants, cafes and shops with bazaars and spice-filled souks. For a local experience, book a night at a Berber show for food and a belly dancing show. Explore the waterfalls at Paradise Valley as well as top views from the Kasbah, a set of fortifications built in 1541 up on the hillside. BUDGET: Seven nights’ room-only at 3★ Bo Hotel & Spa from … [Read more...] about Ten destinations for you to escape the cold weather and enjoy a sunny holiday whatever your budget
The start of a new year is traditionally when our thoughts turn to embracing a personal health and well-being programme, to readopting the essentials of self-care after the Christmas excesses, and there is no better way to kick-start a healthier existence than on a spa break. But spas shouldn’t just be for January, which is why the number of wellness holidays we Britons take is increasing exponentially each year. Whatever you need, or think you need from a spa, you can find it – a new fitness regime, a diet overhaul, stress-busting techniques or just pure indulgent pampering. Most of all we now recognise that spas are no longer places for the wet and weedy, the soft and the spoiled, for they have established themselves as true holiday destinations with a defined purpose, and places where we can invest our time and money in our own health and well-being. We are constantly reminded that most of us lead sedentary lives, that we eat too much of the wrong stuff, don’t … [Read more...] about 50 amazing spa breaks for 2018
Have you been putting off your dream vacation because of a high price tag? This might be the year to finally book it. The same way technology and on-trend products drop in price over time, dream destinations also become more accessible. A slew of high-value bucket list trips are now within reach. Thanks to new tour options and changing travel trends, these dreamy destinations and expensive-sounding vacations just became more affordable. But act fast—travel trends move quickly, and these trips could be ultra-pricey again before you know it. Related: The 12 Best Places to Travel in 2019 Antarctica Cruising The continent that not long ago was only reachable by the most intrepid world explorers has recently seen a spike in adventure travelers—most of whom have had to pay a pretty penny (think well over $10,000 before flights) to get there. But now, thanks to an influx of cruise options to the Antarctic Peninsula through the Drake Passage, Antarctica is nearing … [Read more...] about 9 Affordable Dream Vacations to Take in 2019