Five Must-Do Travel Haute-scursions

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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Cruise

True, a cruise can be hokey, but who cares? Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas Cruise is a seven-day adventure aboard the biggest cruise ship in the world. This massive ship contains the first-ever 3D movie theater at sea, a two-story dance floor, an ice skating rink, a zip line, a rock-climbing wall and its very own park. You may never want to leave and you may not have to!

The 1933 Lodge at Lion Sands Private Safari Camp, South Africa

Premier Tours is offering a package including your own private safari camp, with room for up to eight adults and eight children. For $10,000 a night at the 1933 Lodge at Lion’s Sands, it includes your own private chef and guided safaris.
Watch baby elephants bathe in the Sabi River from your own game viewing deck or enjoy a swim in your private heated plunge pool. Additional features include a fireplace in the lounge. For another unique African safari experience, spend the night at Chalkley Treehouse, a romantic four poster bed situated in a secure, animal safe space. Sleep in the African bush under a star studded sky. Enjoy a picnic dinner while listening to the sounds of nearby African wildlife. Bungle in the jungle!

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain

This pristine resort in Scottsdale, Arizona offers a “Twelve Days” gift card program. For $1,200, you can obtain 12 unique gift certificates that will include the following sanctuary experiences: a celebratory overnight stay in a Mountain Vista Casita cooking class for two at Sanctuary’s Lunch & Learn summer series, any 60-minute treatment at the Sanctuary Spa, a week-long pass to a variety of Sanctuary fitness classes, a royal pedicure at the Sanctuary Spa, a private tennis lesson on one of Sanctuary’s championship courts, a scalp massage at the Sanctuary Spa, brunch for two at elements, led by Food Network star, Chef Beau MacMillan, poolside cabana for a day to enjoy Arizona’s largest infinity-edge pool, a mixology 101 class for two at jade bar, a Spa Boutique gift certificate for a special splurge and “The Pour” cocktail hour including two cocktails and two small plates ($24). Is there any thing left to want for?

Country Inn Travel

Perfect for that person who has everything…but time to relax. Nine inns in New England called the Distinctive Inns of New England offer upscale travelers luxury accommodations, haute hospitality and a fabulous culinary experience. The Rabbit Hill Inn is one of our fashionable faves. Established in 1795 in Northern Vermont, this is the quintessential romantic and luxurious Vermont bed and breakfast country inn – an oasis of unparalleled pampering and spoils with glowing fireplaces, luxurious double whirlpool tubs, heavenly canopy beds, and intriguing antiques. Drop your day planner and head on up.

Aqua Live, Cancun Sensuality, harmony, playfulness, hautefulness.

This luxury, 371-room resort is a beachfront paradise on the serene shores of the Caribbean Sea. Guest facilities include three restaurants, one cocktail lounge, one club, eight pools, a spa, a fitness room and a business center. Modern design elements are found throughout the resort. The interior design features many open spaces that let in the warming energy of the sun while embracing the sounds, spirit and sight of the pristine, white sandy beach and crystal clear sea. Book an appointment in their outdoor spa and experience the Temazcal therapy session, a sublime spa treatment based on ancient ritual and allure of a steam bath that has been used for both healing and ritual purposes in Mexico for thousands of years. Climb into a cave like structure and let the on-staff master guide you through a spiritual life cleansing journey. The pit in the ground holds hot volcanic rocks. Water is drizzled on the hot rocks to produce steam.

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