What an honour last night to meet Christian Stueckl, Director of Oberammergau Passion Play and Frederik Mayet who played Jesus in 2010. We were thrilled to learn more about the history and detailed workings of this incredible event and I am so excited to be there in 2020. This play has been performed once a decade since 1634 with and a cast of 2,300. Join me in July 2020 on the Austrian Delights with Oberammergau Passion Play – this is a once in a lifetime event not to be missed! Thanks, Collette Vacations, for arranging this amazing evening!
2017 was the safest year in aviation history ever. As mentioned in todays Conde Naste, AirlineRatings.com, a safety and product rating website, just announced its annual list of the world’s 20 safest airlines (and the ten safest budget airlines) after evaluating 409 carriers, their crash/incident reports, operational history, fleet age, and inspection reports. Australia’s Qantas had held the top spot four years in a row, but this year, the website decided to honor the 20 best airlines equally. The safest airlines are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airline System, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. (Notably absent? Delta and United, which dropped off this year’s list.)
In its evaluation of low-cost carriers, AirlineRatings.com found that Aer Lingus, Flybe, Frontier, HK Express, JetBlue, Jetstar Australia, Thomas Cook, Virgin America, Vueling, and Westjet were the ten safest.
2018 is quickly approaching and vacation plans are being made. According to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2018’, these will be the hottest destinations for the new year. Where will your passport take you?
Top 10 Countries for 2018:
Imagine dining below the water’s surface and watching marine life swim by? You will soon be able to at Under, Europe’s first underwater restaurant. Wouldn’t that be a unique location for a proposal!
Have you ever visited Mexico, Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Maarten, Barbuda or Dominica? There are many countries that need our help right now. Today we packed almost 1,000 emergency response family kits that will be in the air today or tomorrow but the shelves are getting empty. Please consider making a donation to Global Medic to help get aid to these countries quickly. This organization is pivotal in getting help on the ground as soon as possible after a disaster. Please visit www.globalmedic.ca to donate – thanks so much!
Tallest sandcastle ever built is the new sandcastle in Duisburg, Germany at an incredible 16.68 metres high!
Whisk your sweetie and yourself off to the brand new Serenity at Coconut Bay in St Lucia! This spectacular adults only resort opens in a few weeks and is absolutely incredible! Only 36 private suites – all butler, all with private plunge pool, minimum 1,250 square feet of luxury. Exceptional gourmet dining and incredible amenities. And it’s only a quick 3 km from Hewanorra Airport. These suites will book up quickly – book yours today!
Welcome to Cocobay Resort Antigua. An exclusive adult only getaway on the sunset side of the Island, Cocobay offers many unique experiences for the most discerning traveler providing a blissful atmosphere among its gingerbread fretwork, sandy beaches and plantation-style Caribbean chic. An all-inclusive Caribbean Resort, Cocobay is a colorful collection of pastel cottages crowning a breezy hillside undulating down to two white-sand beaches and miles of turquoise Caribbean Sea. Blessed with some of the most dramatic ocean views on the Island a simple and nature-filled aura surrounds Cocobay. Come find your true sandy sanctuary, let time drift and fall in love anew as you bask in barefoot luxury and superb natural beauty – one of the most romantic Antigua hotels you will ever discover!
Indulge your senses with a stay at Sensatori Resort Punta Cana. Located on famed Uvero Alto beach, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the turquoise Carribbean Sea from your luxurious accommodations, which include deluxe amenities like free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Delight your taste buds at the Gourmet Village with different restaurants serving everything from gourmet Sicilian cuisine to coffee house fair to good old-fashioned food truck burgers. Adventure-seekers will love included activities like catamaran rides and boogie boarding, while relaxed travellers can stretch out at a yoga class or learn Spanish. Perfect for intimate getaways and family vacations alike.
Special departure dates for July, August and September starting at $1,395 per person INCLUDING all taxes! Must be booked by 11 pm Wed June 28th – this is one sweet deal!
Shhhh….be the first to know! Celebrity Cruise + roundtrip airfare + all taxes + classic beverage package + gratuities + roundtrip transfers – all starting at $2,399 CAD! Limited packages available for select East and West Caribbean sailings in February, March and April 2018, departing from Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton and London. These will sell out fast!