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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Luxury Spa in NY

Once through the stone gates of Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa, you are transported to a bucolic, self-contained retreat on the banks of the Hudson River. A seductively whimsical sanctuary in which you can recharge in one of the charmingly historic bedrooms or guest houses, relish a spa treatment utilizing fresh herbs from the Millstone Farm, or take a stroll of discovery on a network of trails leading to ponds, the property’s impressive namesake waterfall, wild flower fields and lush gardens sprouting dramatic sculptures. You can also savor a memorable dining experience at Henry’s Farm to Table restaurant and marvel at the antics of our Millstone Farm’s goats, chickens, llamas and alpacas… or simply relax, delighting in the uncommon degree of privacy our 75 acres affords with innumerable enticing nooks, both indoors and out.  Read More.  Book through Zenbiz Travel.

May Day Memories

Now that May is here are your ready for your summer vacation?  How will you spend it?  Will you go to a beach resort, the mountains, a cruise, a tropical island, a foreign country, a road trip by car?  Share your vacation plans with us by leaving a comment here.  Check out special deals at www.zenbiztravel.com   Need some ideas, listen to some vacation secrets from our guests on the Zenbiz Trippin Travel Radio show on Radio GBM or at Zenbiz Trippin.com.   Come and meet us at the GLBT Travel Expo in Philly on Thursday or at the show in New York City this Saturday.  We will help you find your way.  

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

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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

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Apollo Amateur Night Goes to London

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.

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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.

Whisper Trip to Santo Domingo a Smash.

The Zenbiz Travel Whisper series are small intimate trips to exotic locations where guests are invited to attend.  The first event was called DR Whisper Trip and took place from March 2-5, 2012.  Thirteen guests traveled from NYC to Santo Domingo.  Trip included Air, Hotel, Colonial Zone walking tour, a Dominican cocktail party and dinner which was cooked by a wonderful Dominican women, a beach visit to Boca Chica and the finale was a visit to the Santo Domingo Carnival.  4 days – 3 nights of excitement.  To be considered for upcoming Whisper Trips send an email to info@zenbiztravel.com and put Whisper Trip in the subject line.

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Zenbiz Travel Top Five Foreign Destinations

Today was interviewed by Bennett & Brown on the C. Alan Morning Show and was asked to give my top 5 beauty destinations so I thought I would share them with you.

1) Salvador – Bahia Brazil
A visit to Salvador is a chance to step back in time, to stroll through a perfectly preserved city from the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s a chance to experience Brazil’s close connection to Africa — to taste this connection in the food, hear it in the music, see it in the faces of the people. All of these elements — architecture, food, and music — mix together in Pelourinho, the restored colonial heart of the city of Salvador.

Beyond Salvador, a trip to Bahia is a chance to stock up on two of Brazil’s greatest non-exportable products — sand and sunshine. The beaches of Bahia are some of Brazil’s most varied and beautiful. They come blessed by sunshine, lapped by a warm southern ocean, and infused with a laid-back spirit that is uniquely Bahian. Read more:

2) Paris – France
With an average of 27 million visitors per year, Paris is the most visited city in the world. Although the city is bustling year-round, the summer (July-Aug) is the worst time to visit, since most Parisians flee the city while most tourists crowd into the city then. Paris is probably most pleasant to visit in the spring (Apr-June) or fall (Sept-Nov), but it is also lovely during December, when the city is all lit up with Christmas lights. Annual fashion shows and trade fairs bring a lot of people to the city in September and October, so it may be difficult to find a hotel room during this period. Hotels in Paris rarely advertise off-season rates, but rooms are often a little less expensive during the cold, rainy period from November to February. Airfares are cheaper during these months, and more promotions are available; airfares rise in the spring and fall, peaking in the summer, when tickets cost the most.   Read more:

3) Capetown – South Africa
Strikingly beautiful and separated by a barrier of mountains, Cape Town looks and feels different from the rest of South Africa. Its unique topography offers a range of activities, from windsurfing and mountain climbing to wine tasting and sun bathing. But Cape Town’s real draw is its vibrant multiculturalism. Watch Zulu groups singing and dancing as you shop or dine at the V&A Waterfront; mingle with Cape Town’s Muslim community in Bo-Kaap; and party European-style in cool clubs around Greenpoint.  Read more

4) Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
On the easternmost tip of the island, 211km (131 miles) east of Santo Domingo, is Punta Cana, the site of major vacation developments, including the Barceló and Meliá properties, with more scheduled to arrive in the future. Known for its 32km (20 miles) of white-sand beaches and clear waters, Punta Cana and Bávaro are an escapist’s retreat. Set against a backdrop of swaying palm trees, these beaches are unrivaled in the Caribbean. Within some of the most arid landscapes in the Caribbean — it rarely rains during daylight hours — Punta Cana and Bávaro have been recognized throughout Europe (especially Spain) and the Americas for their climate.   Read more

5) Barcelona – Spain
A Gothic and Modernist marvel on the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is quirky, cosmopolitan and effortlessly cool. This city breathes life: from chefs foraging for fresh produce in La Boqueria Market at the crack of dawn to partygoers leaving El Born’s pulsating clubs around the same time. Pause for a minute, and discover Barcelona’s real charm in small details — the hidden courtyards of Barri Gòtic, the light catching Sagrada Família’s wax-like turrets — all coming together to make the Catalan capital one of Spain’s most livable and loveable cities.   Read more:

Luxury Small Ship Cruising.

Looking for an extra special uber vacation.  Contact Zenbiz Travel to arrange an exciting adventure on one of these luxurious Silversea ships.

Most luxury brands began in Europe, and even today Italy is universally acknowledged as the world-centre of style, design, and that intangible allure called la dolce vita. There are the world’s leading fashion designers from Armani to Ferragamo, the temptations of la cucina Italiana, the Chiantis and Brunellos of Tuscany. And in the ultra-luxury travel market — there’s the polished perfection of Silversea.  Click here for prices and itineraries
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