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Planning a Destination Wedding? Answers You’ll Want to Know

Thinking about a destination wedding? You'll want to start here.

Thinking about a destination wedding? Here are some answers to your basic, but pressing questions

Planning a wedding is one thing, planning a trip is another, and planning both is a special talent. Each bride and groom has unique questions, but these are always on the list. Here are the questions you really need to ask to start making decisions about the destination and property.

With destination weddings, either the guest list or the budget is the problem. What is the balance of guest attendance and a great location?

Essentially, guest attendance depends on how affordable and accessible your itinerary is, paired with the travel experience of your guest list. To make the journey easier and more affordable, areas with direct flights from different parts of the country will cut hundreds of dollars per ticket and connection hassle for you and your guests.

On the other hand, those with unmanageable guest lists can solve that problem by choosing a remote destination. Have fun finding out how far your guests are willing to go! No matter what you choose, using a travel advisor will save you and your guests valuable time and money through their partnerships and group rate access, and give your party support through last minute changes and travel mishaps.

Visit the Resort before the wedding to meet with your wedding planner and take a much needed trip with your fiance.

Visit the Resort before the wedding to meet with your wedding planner and take a much needed trip with your fiance.

Should we take a trip to the property before selecting the destination or after?

It depends on your budget and style. If you and your fiancé want to take a trip to Mexico and stay at potential venues along the way, we highly recommend it. You will have a better sense of the atmosphere, service, surrounding area, ease of transportation, climate, and more. More often than not, we can get you an upgrade with our affiliates.

Of course, your travel advisor will also be familiar with the area, so if you can’t make it down there, you have more than the internet on your side.

Visiting the destination before you make the choice  ensures you both love the choice, and gives you some alone time.

Visiting the destination before you make the choice ensures you both love the choice, and gives you some alone time.

Does the property I choose need to have experience with destination weddings?

Yes! Coordinating the guest list and travel details will be one thing, but you want a wedding planner who knows the area and all of the local vendors. Make sure there is an event planner on staff, or at least a good one they can recommend. Meet with the event planner often—at least twice a week via Skype or email. You’ll want to make sure that the event planner becomes familiar with you, your preferences, and your budget, so they can help make the best decisions.

European Planning or All-Inclusive?

 

Ideally, the property can offer guests both plans in order to cater to the budget and travel style of each guest. Of course, all-inclusive plans are the easiest to coordinate—order what you want, eat any time, and the price is paid with the room. Another alternative is to consider two sister properties that offer a variety of price points and share amenities.

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We are worried about proper marriage documentation. What do we need to know?

 

In some destinations, the legal requirements are complicated. An easy, pre-planned way around this is to make things official at City Hall before you depart, then invite family and friends to celebrate at the destination. You can still have a ceremony and exchange vows, of course. Otherwise, the rules change per country and you will need to learn the requirements.

 

We are thinking of taking our honeymoon right after the wedding. Is this a good idea or should we plan a separate trip?

The benefit of combining a wedding and honeymoon is that you are also combining preparation and travel time. The downside is that your wedding and honeymoon can get blurred into one very easily. Remember, your guests are likely staying longer than the wedding, so to start your honeymoon, change properties. We recommend moving to a new area—it’s a new trip, isn’t it?

 

We are planning on getting married abroad. Is my marriage legal in the United States, and are there religious limitations in other countries?

 

Almost always, if your marriage is legal in a foreign country, it is legal in the US. Just be sure you have the proper paperwork. Certain countries have requirements that you will need to abide by. If you are planning a religious ceremony, make sure you’ll be able to find an officiate of your religion. For example, in a strongly Catholic country, it may be challenging to find a Rabbi. If it is a same-sex union, make sure the union is legally binding.

For more information about destination weddings and honeymoon planning, contact your Santa Barbara Travel Advisor or our wedding specialist, Erin Zetter.

Erin Zetter

Erin Zetter

Travel Advisor, Santa Barbara

Email: ezetter@sbtravel.com
Phone: 805.869.1110
Direct: 805.869.1140

The Rocky Mountaineer Celebrates Canada’s 150 Birthday

Rocky Mountaineer Panorama

Photo by Rocky Mountaineer, Noel Hendrickson

 

If your summer travel plans aren’t yet finalized, there is still time for a memory-making rail journey in the Canadian Rockies on board the unparalleled Rocky Mountaineer…

Rocky Mountaineer Train

Named “The Best Train Experience in the World” by National Geographic, the RockyMountaineer offers guests amazing scenery aboard the train by day, and a chance to refresh and get a good night’s sleep in some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. On board the train, guests will experience award-winning cuisine and a variety of snacks and beverages, all included! Their GoldLeaf service boasts 5-star dining and panoramic views from their bi-level glass-dome luxury coach. Additionally, tales, stories and educational engagement will be provided throughout your rail journey by one of the Rocky Mountaineer onboard hosts. Rocky Mountaineer has partnered with iconic and historic hotels along their routes and throughout the Canadian Rockies including Four Seasons Resort Whistler, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, and many others. Santa Barbara Travel can help arrange all your land accommodations if you decide to extend your stay before or after your rail experience.

Rocky Mountaineer Wildlife

Extraordinary wildlife exists in its natural habitat, and you get to see it!

 

There are many great reasons to consider traveling to Western Canada this year: a vacation close to home; Canada’s 150th year anniversary; plus the value of the US dollar to the Canadian dollar is very advantageous. So, while all meals and drinks are included on the train, your holiday spending off the train will be stretched much further.

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The Rocky Mountaineer winds along Howe Sound

 

As a special added benefit, guests who book a 4-day journey or more by March 3, 2017 through Santa Barbara Travel Bureau will receive a complimentary dinner at their hotel.* Additionally, this special offer is combinable with the current Rocky Mountaineer promotion which offers up to a $450 added value per couple that may be applied toward activities, excursions or pre and post night stays.

Nancy Herrmann, Travel Agent for Santa Barbara Travel, poses on her journey with the Rocky Mountaineer

Nancy Herrmann, Travel Agent for Santa Barbara Travel, poses on her journey with the Rocky Mountaineer

To receive more information or a brochure from Rocky Mountaineer, please contact your Santa Barbara Travel advisor or Nancy Herrmann.

Nancy Herrmann

Nancy Herrmann

Travel Associate, Santa Barbara

Phone: 805.679.3326
Email: nherrmann@sbtravel.com

 

 

Warm Weather Cruising with Paul Gauguin

The luxurious m/s Paul Gauguin chases warm weather and leads small ship cruising in destinations such as Tahiti, the South Pacific, Fiji and hidden ports found in the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. This year,  the ship is taking a “one-time” opportunity to voyage to Bali and Fiji and back. The all-inclusive pricing offers an extraordinary value, and allows you to spend more time enjoying your cruise vacation and less time worrying about every little detail when it’s all been taken care of—from airfare out of LAX to gourmet dining to onboard gratuities, and so much more. Once you’re on the plane, relax.

Relaxing by the pool on the deck in Tahiti

Relaxing by the pool on the deck in Tahiti

The experience is more than just sunshine and open waters. Guests can enjoy world-renowned SCUBA diving that will awe the most experienced divers and set the foundation for those new to the thrill of swimming under the sea. You can even earn your PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certification on board instead of training in pools back home.

Scuba Dive in the South Pacific! Earn your PADI certification during vacation.

Scuba Dive in the South Pacific! Earn your PADI certification during vacation.

Built specifically for the shallow waters of the South Pacific, this luxurious cruise ship is able to access small ports (like the port pictured below) that other ships can’t. It is a thrill to look down over white sands in shallow waters, and even more of a pleasure when you arrive at the small ports made possible by Paul Gauguin.

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Paul Gauguin in Tere Mora

Bali to Fiji

17 Nights
Departure Date: June 7, 2017

Experience many different aspects of the Far East on this one-time, one-of-a-kind itinerary. Embark The Gauguin in the tropical paradise of Bali and continue your exploration of Indonesia. You’ll also call on the tiny new nation of Timor-Leste, as well as Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu en route to Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region. .

Prices starting from $7,895

(Includes airfare from Los Angeles)
*Prices and availability are subject to change. Please contact your Santa Barbara Travel Advisor for more details.
To see where m/s Paul Gauguin will be in 2017-2018, contact your Santa Barbara Travel advisor or call Tina at 805.869.1112
Tina Slimp

Tina Slimp

Travel Advisor, Santa Barbara

Email: tnordholm@sbtravel.com
Phone: 805.869.1112

Save the Date! Building the Ultimate Cruise Ship, Seven Seas Explorer on PBS

On February 8th at 6 PM (PST) we will be tuning in to PBS to watch this documentary created about the engineering challenges and construction of the luxurious Seven Seas Explorer. Watch pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to create the ultimate cruise ship, Seven Seas Explorer in the upcoming episode of NOVA, the most-watched, prime-time science series on American television.

See the ship by numbers here on our blog.

Our CEO, Charles de L’Arbre, traveled aboard this incredible ship on the invitation-only Pre-Inaugural Voyage from Barcelona to Monte Carlo. He shares his experiences, insider tips, and personal photos from the trip here.

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Save the Date! Building Seven Seas Explorer on February 8th

Sailing with Star Clippers Cruises

Experience the traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing when you travel with Star Clippers. Step aboard the decks of this incredible fleet of Tall Ships recreated from early 20th century designs that are now paired with modern amenities, top of the line navigation, and relaxing luxuries on water.

Star Clipper and Star Flyer – true clipper ships for guests seeking traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.

Star Clipper and Star Flyer – true clipper ships for guests seeking traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.

With each destination, experience vastly different cultures from the Caribbean, to Indonesia, to the Mediterranean, to Cuba to epic Ocean crossings. Enjoy adventures on land, underwater (scuba!), and immerse yourself in new cultures. For the days when you just want to relax on board, enjoy evening performances by local musicians and dancers.

Unlike a typical cruise ship your voyage is wind-powered, and your schedule is relaxed and flexible. Enjoy on-board evening entertainment from local musicians and performers at each destination for authentic, local cultural experiences. Enjoy the salty, ocean breeze on your face– the same wind powering the sails above. Find your secret hideaway on one of the hidden balconies on either side of the bow. Or climb the mast (with safety harness provided) to one of the passenger lookout crows-nests, thoughtfully furnished with a comfortable settee, where you’ll have the grandest view of all!

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The fleet of three ships includes Royal Clipper, Star Clipper, and Star Flyer. Royal Clipper, the crown of the fleet, was inspired by the largest, fastest sail boat made in 1902, that has now been redesigned for the 21st Century without losing their tradition or function. Today, the Royal Clipper is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world, with 5 masts, 56,000 square feet of canvas sails, 3 swimming pools, and a 227 passenger capacity. The twin-sister ships –Star Clipper and Star Flyer– are true clipper ships for guests seeking traditions and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships.

Leave the hectic pace of land behind, and travel leisurely with the wind. For more information about sailing on small ships, join us at our event on Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30 hosted in our Downtown Santa Barbara Office at 1028 State Street.

Kathy Reimer

Kathy Reimer

Travel Advisor, Ventura

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
3140 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003

Email: kreimer@sbtravel.com
Phone: 805.869.1151

COO David de L’Arbre & UA PRESIDENT & CEO Oscar Munoz

LA Chamber of Commerce Dinner sponsored by United. Oscar Munoz with David de L'Arbre.

Oscar Munoz, United Airlines President & CEO with David de L’Arbre, Santa Barbara Travel

Last night, Santa Barbara Travel’s COO, David de L’Arbre was invited by United Airlines to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner honoring Vin and Sandy Scully.   The event’s presenting sponsor was United Airlines.

 

Charles Travels to Paris the 2016 Virtuoso Chairman’s Event

Our CEO, Charles de L’Arbre, recently traveled to Paris for the 2016 Virtuoso Chairman’s Event, for what he considers to be “the most remarkable week of travel in my 42 year career in the travel industry.” From a river cruise on the Seine, to lunch and a visit to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, to dinner at Four Seasons Hotel Georges V, to a tour of the Palace of Versailles, to a perfect stay at Le Bristol, our Virtuoso partners have the best recommendations.

Upon exiting the plane, Charles and his wife, Barbara, were met by a representative of “Decouvertes” (“Discoveries” for you non French-speakers), which is one of the premier French destination management companies. They were greeted on the jetway outside of the door of the plane, and 6 minutes later, they were through a special line at Passport Control, at baggage claim, and 10 minutes later were in the back of a Mercedes being whisked in to the center of Paris. Soon enough, they were stepping in to the lobby of Le Bristol Hotel on the Faubourg St. Honore in the First Arrondissement of Paris, 2 blocks from the Presidential Palace.

The attendees of the Virtuoso Chairmen’s Event stayed either at Le Bristol, Plaza Athénée or the Four Seasons Hotel. Other hotels participated, hosting events throughout the week, including The Park Hyatt, The Peninsula, The Intercontinental Grand Hotel, and The Ritz.

Le Bristol, Paris, is the top hotel choice for your Paris stay by our CEO, Charles de L'Arbre

Le Bristol, Paris, is the top hotel choice for your Paris stay by our CEO, Charles de L’Arbre

There is nothing like coming back to a hotel which truly feels like home. For Charles and Barbara, that is the Bristol. “Laure and Louise at the front desk; Olivier who greets us every morning at breakfast at the Epicurean Restaurant; my friend Matthias Obresser in sales and a host of other friends who all greeted us by name as we walked in to the hotel. After a full day of work, a drive to LAX on a Friday evening, and a 12 hour flight, the delight of walking in to an environment which was familiar, warm, and the epitome of French refinement and luxury was one of indescribable joy,” shared Charles. Le Bristol is a Virtuoso property and offers Santa Barbara Travel Bureau highly preferential rates, time of booking upgrades, breakfast (85 euro per person value), as well as a special amenity.

The Opera House of Paris, Palais Garnier

The Opera House of Paris, Palais Garnier

The Virtuoso Event included a show at the Paris Opera House, where several ballets by Balanchine were performed. After the event Barbara and Charles walked over to The Ritz for a late dinner at the Hemingway Bar, which Charles tells us “is fabulous and has to be the best bar in Paris.” Before that, they had been at the Picasso Museum and met the grandson of Picasso.

The bar is aptly named in Hemingway's honor, where he is said to have spent the 1920s.

The bar is aptly named in Hemingway’s honor, where he is said to have spent the 1920s.

Louis Vuitton Fondation designed by Frank Gehry. Photo  from http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/

Louis Vuitton Fondation designed by Frank Gehry. Photo from http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/

A new “must” when in Paris is a visit to the new Frank Gehry building located in Greater Paris, at the edge of the  Jardin d’Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne, where Paris meets Neuilly-sur-Seine. The building is incredible– a feat of modern architecture composed of 12 “sails” composed of 3,600 panels of curved glass, cut to the nearest millimeter. The futuristic building is a reflection of the unique, creative and innovative project of the Louis Vuitton Fondation.  The Cheval Blanc Hotel Group hosted a lovely lunch for the Virtuoso Event.

Charles at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Charles at the Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by architect Frank Gehry in Paris

“To reflect our constantly changing world, we wanted to create a building that would evolve according to the time and the light in order to give the impression of something ephemeral and continually changing.” -Frank Gehry 

The new Frank Gehry building in Paris. Photo by Charles de L'Arbre

The new Frank Gehry building in Paris. Photo by Charles de L’Arbre

One must visit the Palace of Versailles at least once in their lifetime! The Garden of Versailles is where fruits and vegetables were raised specifically to feed the king and his family. A tour from the head gardener was very informative, and the most interesting part of the garden was was how the fruit trees were espaliered.

Espaliered fruit trees in the Garden of Versailles. Photo by Charles de L'Arbre

Espaliered fruit trees in the Garden of Versailles. Photo by Charles de L’Arbre

The final day of the trip included a reception at City Hall, hosted by the Mayor of Paris and the Minister of Tourism. Dinner was hosted on a Batau Mouch or the “fly boat” which cruised up the Seine. After dinner, the group received a “salute” of flashing lights from the Eiffel Tower as they passed. With Virtuoso, they know who to call.

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Charles aboard the Batau Mouch as they passed the Eiffel Tower

Santa Barbara Travel is a member of the by-invitation-only, luxury travel network, Virtuoso – an organization of the top travel agencies, travel providers and destinations worldwide.  Our membership in Virtuoso brings a host of unique travel opportunities and exclusive values to our clients as well as access to the world’s best travel companies, hotels, and cruise lines.  For travelers who depend on experts to reduce complexity and ensure smart choices, your Santa Barbara Travel Advisor will design customized travel experiences using the resources and relationships available exclusively through network membership.

A frequent traveler to Paris, Charles would be happy to share his experiences. Please call or email to talk about your trip to Paris.

Charles de L'Arbre posing at the Picasso Museum in Paris in front of the L'Arbre

Charles de L’Arbre posing at the Picasso Museum in Paris in front of the L’Arbre

Charles de L’Arbre

President, Montecito

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
1485 East Valley Road #9
Montecito, CA 93108

Email: charlesd@sbtravel.com
Phone: 800.266.5452  
Direct Dial:
805.869.1128
Cell: 805.698.8751

Advisor Trip: Kathy Reimer Visits India’s Golden Triangle

Image provided by ICS Group

Image provided by ICS Group

This Fall, Santa Barbara Travel Advisor, Kathy Reimer, traveled to India for a ten day tour of India’s Golden Triangle –Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur– ending in Udaipur as a supplement. The itinerary through the Rajasthan area was smooth, with rich cultural experiences and beautiful accommodations in each city. Below, read highlights from Kathy’s trip, see photos, and travel tips for your India adventure.

Having arrived in Delhi in the early morning, a hotel reservation booked the night before arrival was a welcomed plan for the weary traveler who will want to relax after the long journey. There will likely be an opportunity for a short tour and some shopping, but the first day is well spent acclimating and resting by the pool.

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, New Delhi

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, New Delhi

Of course, you will be flying in to Delhi, but you’ll want to venture into New Delhi, the capital of India. From the President’s House to Qutub Minar built in 1193, to the modern Hindu Lakshminarayan Temple, the history and culture of the city is magnificent.

TRAVEL TIP: Travel outside the monsoon season, which tends to be July to September. Depending on where in India you are traveling, the timing can fluctuate.

We also visited Old Delhi, a walled city, and the capital of the Mughals. Visit the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi, and enjoy a Rikshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets of Old Delhi.

Riding Rickshaws. Photo by Greaves Tours, LLC

Riding Rikshaws. Photo by Greaves Tours, LLC

If your focus is the Golden Triangle, Agra will be a wonderful treat, and is home to the famous Taj Mahal. The trip from Delhi to Agra was a relatively comfortable four hour bus ride, and offers beautiful views along the way.

TRAVEL TIP: Take the sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal for beautiful morning light, cooler weather, and fewer people.

We stayed at the Trident Hotel in Agra which had lovely grounds and service, and is very close to the Taj Mahal. Of course, in the true nature of a travel advisor, I had to see The Oberoi Amarvilas, which is only 600 meters from the Taj Mahal. Staying at the Oberoi Amarvilas is highly recommended, as every suite offers wonderful views of the Taj Mahal.

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra

Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, has views of the Taj Mahal from every room

The journey from Agra to Jaipur is about a 5 to 6 hour bus ride, but was broken up by cultural visits to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned for over 400 years due to water deficiencies. In contrast to the drought-deserted city, Abhaneri is also along the journey to Jaipur, and is known for having “Baoris” which are stairwell-type designs invented to harvest rainwater.

TRAVEL TIP: Hiring a tour company is very helpful when traveling to multiple location in India. Your advisor can help find the best company and itinerary to match your travel style.

Photo by Kathy Reimer: The Women of India

Photo by Kathy Reimer: The Women of India

Jaipur has earned the epithet Pink City, as it was once painted pink to honor the arrival of King Edward VII in 1876, and many avenues have remained pink.  On your drive from Jaipur to Udaipur, stop in Pushkar to shop the colorful bazaars and see the beautifully dressed camels.

Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur

Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur

Once you arrive in Udaipur enjoy the beautiful lake views and palaces lining Lake Pichola. I couldn’t recommend a visit to Oberoi Udaivilas more highly, if not a stay. Be sure to experience their wonderful restaurant for dinner and ask the chef to send an assortment of traditional Indian dishes, which will amaze you. The hotel was designed to look and feel like the royal palaces of India, a beautifully accomplished feat.

TRAVEL TIP: Reserve your hotel for the night before you arrive if your international flight arrives very early morning. Otherwise, the wait to check in time will seem like the longest part of your journey.

 

Kathy Reimer

Kathy Reimer

Travel Advisor, Ventura

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau
3140 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003

Email: kreimer@sbtravel.com
Phone: 805.869.1151

Star Alliance Appreciation Dinner

It was a festive evening of appreciation for Santa Barbara Travel hosted by Star Alliance Partners: United, ANA and Lufthansa airlines at the intimate Stella Mare’s Bistro.

Michael Burny, United Airlines; Charles, Santa Barbara Travel; Mickey Miyamae, All Nippon Airways; Martina Hupach & Jens Wacker of Lufthansa Airlines

Michael Burny, United Airlines; Charles, Santa Barbara Travel; Mickey Miyamae, All Nippon Airways; Martina Hupach & Jens Wacker of Lufthansa Airlines

David, Santa Barbara Travel; Michael of UA; Mickey of ANA; Martina & Jens of Lufthansa

David, Santa Barbara Travel; Michael of UA; Mickey of ANA; Martina & Jens of Lufthansa

Peter; Jess; Tracy; Tessa; Angela

Peter; Jess; Tracy; Tessa; Angela

Erin & David

Erin & David

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Charles and Martina – Lufthansa

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Two Davids of Santa Barbara Travel

 

 

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Peter and Jessica

 

 

Sheila, Ruthie, Tina, Lisa

Sheila, Ruthie, Tina, Lisa

 

Jens - Lufthansa; Erin - Santa Barbara Travel; Mickey - All Nippon Airways

Jens – Lufthansa; Erin – Santa Barbara Travel; Mickey – All Nippon Airways

 

Presenting Fall Travel Options for United Boys & Girls Clubs

Santa Barbara Travel Bureau and our travel partners were pleased to support United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County by donating amazing travel opportunities. A specials thanks to Viking Cruises, Four Seasons Resort Lanai, an the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for your generous donations to help those in our community who need it most. Thanks to you, the Fall Gala was quite a success! Below, see the three trips donated for the live auction!

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Live Auction Item #1: Viking River Cruise

On a Viking ship, you will sail into the heart of your destination, so you can explore up close and in depth. Viking’s innovative and award-winning Longships have set the standard in river cruising: their intimate vessels have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity to unpack once and comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination — where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship. Destination focused culinary experiences, beverages, shore excursions and Wi-Fi are complimentary.

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Live Auction Item #2: Four Seasons Lanai

Among the best resorts in Hawaii, luxurious Four Seasons Resort Lanai is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Hulopo’e Bay, a marine sanctuary that’s a playground to spinner dolphins and humpback whales. Enjoy plush accommodations, an array of dining options, including NOBU LANAI and Malibu Farms, plus breathtaking panoramic views from the Jack Nicklaus designed Manele Golf Course.

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Live Auction Item #3: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

A beloved resort since it opened in 1965, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was found by conservationist Laurance S. Rockefeller who spotted the perfect white sand crescent of Kauna’oa Bay and visualized an elegant, luxury resort that reflected the spirit of that incredible location. Maintained in understated tropical elegance, the island of Hawaii’s first resort provides guests with a perfect mix of exceptional golf, tennis, ocean and cultural activities as well as serene and luxurious relaxation.

For more information on Viking River Cruises, Four Seasons Resort Lanai or the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, please contact Erin (805-869-1140) or Tina (805-869-1112)