A Villa for Life from Zenbiz Travel

I had the opportunity to visit this wonderful estate in the Dominican Republic this past weekend.  Amazing property with full staff, oversized pool, activities, chef and more.  Sleeps as many as 24 people.  Contact Zenbiz Travel for more information on this and other villas for vacation rentals, weddings, retreats and more.  www.zenbiztravel.com

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In brief: London to Paris for £1 each way, by bus

Amazing things that should happen more often

The repurposed train tracks-cum-public park the High Line is set to become even more impressive, with plans unveiled for the third and final phase of development. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the extension includes plans for a children’s play structure and a 360-degree viewpoint. [Fast Company Design]   Read More


Zenbiz Trippin Travel Talk Radio Launched Today

Zenbiz Trippin is a weekly 30 minute travel talk show hosted by Laurence Pinckney of Zenbiz Travel, LLC.  Each week they will present interesting guests that talk about all things travel.  The premiere edition features Julia Swenda of GoGo Worldwide Vacations, Tammy Peay – comedian and world traveler & Charlii – chef and TV host.  This week Zenbiz Trippin discusses “Planning the Ultimate Vacation”  Tune into Zenbiz Trippin on Radio GBM.  Just go to talk and scroll down to Zenbiz Trippin.  Your comments are welcome.

Apollo Amateur Night Goes to London

Amateur Night at the Apollo is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company
Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.


Winners of this special themed Amateur Night at the Apollo will receive an all-expense paid trip to London where they will represent the Apollo Theater at the “Live at the Empire/ Amateur Night at the Apollo: Hackney vs. Harlem” talent finals on July 14, 2012.  

Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend.  Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage.  At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone!

Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess.    And keep a lookout for master impressionistC.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Want to travel with us for the big show in London, England.  4 nights of fun and excitement Pre-Olympics.

Amateur Night Fan London Tour

Zenbiz Travel is proud to announce its association as the official travel agency for the legendary Apollo Theater’s
Amateur Night Fan London Tour.  Click here for more info.

A Weekend Trip to San Diego, California

A good friend invited me to come out to San Diego for a quick weekend visit. I had no idea how beautiful and peaceful this city is. Not only does it have distinctive neighborhoods it is also a very green city. The trolleys were fast, quiet and green. While there we ate at great restaurants, visited a famous hotel on the beach, went to a historic section of the city that was built for a World’s Fair at the turn of the century.  It is located in Balboa Park. We attended a seminar by the Black Storyteller’s Association of San Diego about the history of African American in the city. We also crossed the border by walking across the bridge into Tijuana, Mexico. We covered a lot of ground in 3 days don’t you think? Check out my photo album here. 

It may surprise you to know that there are over 30 museums in San Diego, and that only one of them is dedicated to surfing. Here’s just a brief look at why this city by the beach is earning a reputation as a vibrant, culturally rich and culture-loving destination.

With 15 museums and 9 theatres and performing arts centers, Balboa Park is San Diego’s cultural heart. “The Smithsonian of the West,” this beautiful park houses its treasures among green expanses, cultivated gardens and Spanish Colonial Architecture, making it a magical place to spend the day. Wonder at the incredible displays in the San Diego Natural History Museum. See old masters from Rembrandt to Rubens in the intimate Timken Museum of Art. Or visit the Air & Space Museum to marvel at the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft. Theatre lovers would be amiss not to try to catch the latest show at The Old Globe, one of the most esteemed regional theatres in the country. In and of itself, Balboa Park holds enough wonderful sights and experiences to fill an entire vacation.  Contact Zenbiz Travel to arrange your trip.

Thanksgiving on the High Seas – 2012

Now is the time to plan for next years Thanksgiving holiday. We have a wonderful cruise for you. For over the last 10 years we have produced events for groups all over the world. Well this one is for you. On November 24th – December 2, 2012 we will be traveling on the Carnival Breeze on it inaugural USA voyage from Miami to some of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. I would love for you, your family and friends to join us. Payment plans available. What a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving on a brand new cruise ship with lots of food and entertainment, good fun, beautiful beaches and people. Unfortunately all suites are sold out but we have interior, ocean view & balcony cabins available.If you are interested in joining us please visit the website for details www.zenbiztravel.com BTW if you are planning any travel event I would love to help you. Have a wonderful week. Visit our website for more information.


Eat on Top of It All

(Travel + Leisure) — When you’re dining at a revolving restaurant 250 feet above Cape Town, you expect the views to be fantastic. The real surprise is when the food appears — and it’s excellent.

What better way to savor a beautiful city than from this vantage point: a window seat at a revolving restaurant where the shifting views complement the gourmet courses. At Cape Town’s Top of the Ritz, that means pairings of just-caught mussels with a view of iconic Table Mountain, spicy curry-butternut soup with the sandstone Twelve Apostle peaks, rack of lamb with beaches, and dessert with the sunset dipping below the Atlantic.

Read more here.