Golf Around the World Tour
What happens when you mix golf and private jets? Dreams do come true and it doesn’t get any better. Kalos Golf is launching its Golf Around the World Tour October 2014-2015. Kalos, the Greek word that means “deep and enriching beauty,” combines visits to prestigious and diverse golf ranges – links, ocean, jungle, mountain and desert courses. The tour also includes stops in Fiji, Sydney, Bali, Thailand, Dubai, Mauritius, South Africa and Spain. Don’t worry about golf bags or luggage. Your travel team includes a tour director, golf director, physician and, of course, a private chef.
Ranch at Rock Creek
Relais & Châteaux is calling all hikers, campers and fly fishermen – Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek has added heli-adventures to its lengthy list of activities. Take off from the resort’s heli-pad and jump from your helicopter with rod in tow – fish in remote locations, sleep under the stars in a national park, then enjoy grill-cooked gourmet meals prepared from the side of the helicopter. All details are personalized based on individual preferences.
An Island Odyssey
A fantastic deal! Lindblad Expeditions is offering complimentary airfare on two fall expeditions: An Island Odyssey that includes Azores, Madeira, Canaries and Cape Verde, or Buenos Aires, Rio and Brazil’s Wild Coast. Both expeditions, set aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, provide insight into a tapestry of cultures, iconic sites, exotic wildlife and habitats.
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts announced fabulous summer savings: The Savoy (my London favorite) is extending a third free night; New York’s The Plaza is offering a 15 percent discount; Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel, an icon in this dynamic destination, is offering 20 percent off; and Monaco’s Cote d’Azur lavish Fairmont Monte Carlo is offering a third night free. And by joining the guests’ loyalty program, Fairmont President’s Club will discount an additional 5 percent off with online booking.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge
Travel to tropical tranquility. Burrowed in a remote rainforest hidden in Belize’s Maya Mountains is Francis Ford Coppola’s Blancaneaux Lodge. Hike through jungle-clad hills of Elijio Panti National Park, or take a sunset horseback ride to Big Rock Falls and break from the saddle to swim under the cascading waterfall. Coppola Resorts is a collection of unique, award-winning properties offering a glimpse into the values that Francis Ford holds dear: family, fun, adventure, fabulous food and wine.
A cruising update: Due to the unsettled situation in Ukraine, Silversea Cruises has recently modified the itineraries for its three Black Sea voyages scheduled for 2014. The three new, nine-day voyages will focus on destinations in Greece and Turkey, and also retain the Black Sea ports of Constanta and Nessebur. The new voyages, which include Silver Cloud’s Oct. 13 sail and Silver Spirit’s voyages of Aug. 20 and Sept. 29, have also been enhanced with a complimentary full-day tour of Bucharest, Romania.