Travel & Events 04 Nov 2021

how to plan a destination wedding: tips and advice

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming.  Add a foreign country to the mix things can definitely start to get a little crazy. While  destination weddings conjure up thoughts of exotic, dreamy locations the reality is there is a lot of leg work that needs to be done before you get to that magical day. To help get you there without the stress I have put together top tips to planning your special day.Having Time on Your SidePlanning a destination wedding takes time. To ensure your venue choices aren’t limited and that your wedding is scheduled during the season with the best weather conditions allow yourself plenty of time.  Your guests need time as well, to accommodate this it is imperative that you send out Save the Dates as soon as you have the location and date selected. If neither is set in stone, an estimate will suffice. For instance the month or year and the city/country are enough information for your guests to decide whether they will be able to attend.Avoid Doing it All on Your OwnIf you are getting married at a resort,  part of your package  will most likely provide you with their resident wedding planner who will take care of most things.  However, local based wedding planners will have relationships with vetted suppliers in the area. It is a wise move to enlist the help of a wedding planner from your area who specializes in  destination weddings. The two teams of wedding planners will then be able to work with each other ensuring that your dream day is made complete. Securing local suppliers can be difficult especially when time differences or language barriers are an issue, hiring a wedding planner will ensure that you remain stress-free throughout the entire process. Doing Your ResearchYour wedding guests will be far more dependent on you for an overseas wedding than they would for one at home.  It is important to work with a wedding planner that specializes in Destination Weddings,  who will do  research and work for them.  They will negotiate hotel contracts,  transportation, and activities for them to do in the area. It’s a good idea to have planned group activities to keep your guests occupied and make a full week or weekend of festivities for your guests to mingle with one another.  This is key is to make your wedding a celebration unlike any other.Sourcing SuppliersIf you have your heart set on a particular photographer or hair and makeup artist discuss with them the possibility of travelling to your wedding. Try and negotiate with them the additional rates or whether they would just want you to cover the costs for their airfares and accommodation.  For overseas weddings, have a session with a makeup artist who can teach you some tricks for perfecting a bridal makeup look. Then have at least one practice run of doing your own makeup in the lead up to the big day. Another alternative is to ensure you arrive at your destination a few days in advance and to schedule in a trial so you can have a test run and make any tweaks to the look before the big day. One more idea is to bring all your own makeup products for the makeup artist to apply.  This way you can guarantee the foundation will suit your skin tone.  Understanding the Reality of a Destination WeddingIt is best to understand that when choosing a destination wedding there will be quite a few close family and friends who will have to decline your invitation. This is merely the  reality of a destination wedding and you should manage your expectations from the start.  If by chance there are certain family members or friends that you simply can’t imagine your day without who are unable to attend ask them their their thoughts on attending virtually and have the wedding live streamed. The Art of TravelWhen it comes to selecting your bridal attire and  other elements you wish to bring with you it is important to consider how you will transport such items. Perhaps you pay for extra baggage or split items amongst guests and the bridal party. Ensuring nothing will get damaged in transit is paramount to avoiding any unnecessary wedding day dilemmas. To do this diligent planning will be vital.  No bride wants any unwanted surprise in the lead up to her big day.It is recommended to refrain from requesting gifts from guests who have made the effort to travel to attend your big day.  Giving back to the destination where you are getting married is a wonderful gift, and your wedding planner can assist with charitable contributions to the local community.  If by chance you are given gifts you will have to figure out how you will get these home, look into the option of packaging them up and shipping them back separately or ensure you have left room in your luggage just in case.  Doing this ahead of time will eliminate potential stress.It’s always nice to put together welcome gifts for all your guests. They can be as extravagant as you like however just simple baskets of goodies is more than enough. For instance in tropical locations provide your guests with sunscreen, insect repellent, band aids etc. – essential items they may not have thought of.  Your guest will love this personalized added touch.While planning a destination wedding can definitely be more difficult, working with a certified wedding planner that specializes in Destination Weddings, such as   Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways will definitely make it stress free.

Travel & Events 07 Jun 2021

casa boho guest house-alaminos cyprus

Nestled between Earth & Sea up the village of Alaminos, Casa BOHO Guest House-Bed & Breakfast , a traditional renovated 150 years old house, is a work of Love & Passion by Galvano Group COO/Photographer Simi Benjamine Aboutboul & Architect-Designer Ali Mahjourian who teamed up to create a hidden gem, 5 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from Larnaca International Airport, 20 minutes from the city of Larnaca, 30 minutes from Nicosia & Limassol.Casa BOHO has risen to host guests, parties, events, seminars & celebrations & much more..An ultimate private hideaway with two suites accomodation, making this lieu a tranquil haven filled with Arts & Music, Cuisine & Literature.A peaceful place yet with plenty of Sea & Country leisure fun activities, Cyprus is best known for, such a Diving, Snorkelling, Hiking, Cycling, Cross Country Quads or simply Safari Photos..Casa BOHO includes  local, Mediterranean or Fusion cuisine from around the world for private functions.We accommodate 8/24+ people seated, 30/50+ for cocktail gatherings.Casa BOHO in collaboration with Galvano Group is your Cyprus concierge for all other services  on the island & abroad.A great location for Fashion Photoshoots & Video Clips, a private discreet luxury feel in a genuine traditional Cyprus historical house.Call Now-Book Now+357 99760987contact@casaboho-guesthouse.comwww.casaboho-guesthouse.com|

Travel & Events 07 Mar 2021

asw connect - asw networking - bring a drink - mee

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Travel & Events 17 Jul 2018

...merci paris!!!!...

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Travel & Events 28 Jun 2018

gg/paris-france secret casual thursdays!

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Travel & Events 26 Jun 2018

your dream destination wedding starts here.

Your tropical fairy-tale wedding awaits at Belmond Maroma Resort and SpaA luxurious seaside hideaway located along the Riviera Maya. Belmond believes there is nothing more important than location when it comes to planning the best day of your life, and Maroma delivers.  The magic begins as you enter this romantic hideaway, winding your way through the jungle and being greeted with genuine warm Mexican hospitably.    Understated elegance is the style at this enchanted estate, hidden by lush foliage and coconut trees.  The resort is located on a white sandy beach, recognized as the “World’s Best” by the Travel Channel.  While discretion and privacy are dominant, this intimate 63-room resort makes it perfect for buyouts, affording exclusivity for your entire stay.Your guests will stay in luxurious authentic Mexican style handcrafted rooms, feeling more like a home than resort, all within close proximity to the exclusive beach, truly a little piece of paradise.Activities to choose from are onsite jungle bike tours, tennis, cooking and tequila classes and yoga.  The world’s second largest barrier reef just offshore, provides world-class snorkeling and diving.   Private tours of the rich Mayan culture as well as golfing at nearby premier golf courses. Golf classes can be arranged by the concierge.Spend an entire day at KINAN Spa, voted # 1 best spa in Mexico and Latin America by Conde Nast Traveler.   Pronounced keynan, is Mayan for “the source of life”, this spa offers a full range of spa services in unique environment combining Zen and Maya concepts.  In addition to steam bath and saunas, the traditional Temazcal (spiritual Maya sweat lodge) is offered.  Beautiful caftans are worn in spa.Savor sensational genuine Mexican cuisines at El Restaurante or El Sol where Mexican taste sensations await.This resort exudes romance, and with the Caribbean Sea as your backdrop, make for the perfect destination wedding.  The hardest decision you will make is which magnificent location to choose from. Beach, main pool, courtyard, garden, terrace?Rest assured from the moment we are involved, we will start working tirelessly and behind the scenes sprinkling metaphorical stardust to ensure your day is pure magic!   “And they lived Happily Ever After”Please contact Nancy Barkley at Honeymoons and Get-A-Ways for your Happily Ever After at Belmond Maramo.All pictures are courtesy of Belmond. 

Travel & Events 18 Jun 2018

gg/the stones-no filter 2018 uk/europe tour

THE STONES-NO FILTER 2018 UK/Europe TourMarseille-FranceTuesday June 26th 2018Velodrome ORANGE GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ The Stones UK/Europe Tour Concerts...Travel, Accomodations, Tickets, Services & Experiences →We Got it All! Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!

Travel & Events 10 Jun 2018

gg/eric chou -twenty two plus  2018 asia tour

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Travel & Events 08 Jun 2018

twin flames relationship workshop in london

Is he/she my real Twin Flame? When will separation finally end? How can I connect with my Twin Flame in 5D? What else do I need to work on?These and other burning questions is what keeps a lot of Twin Flames up all night.This workshop will provide you with profound knowledge and the right tools to get hands-on with your journey and your relationship. What you are about to receive? Real knowledge from a real Twin Flame couple? No sugarcoating? Presented by a Divine Masculine with Life Path number 1 (a true leader)? Spectacular Insights from an empowered Divine Feminine  Start Receiving Guidance for your Twin Flame Journey Today, presented by a real Twin Flame Couple!A Twin Flame journey is confusing, stressful and can surely turn out into a nightmare without the right knowledge, wisdom and guidance.There is nothing romantic about doing the hard inner work on yourself to become whole again, no. It is painful. And you sometimes wished you never had read about Twin Flames, right?Every Twin Flame journey is different, but the underlying laws of the universe are the same.Right now, you might be struggling on your journey, but that’s ok. Every Twin Flame has been there.A Twin Flame relationship has been overly romanticised, when in truth, it is not about romance. It is about spirituality, becoming whole, so you can united with the other half of your soul and create your empire. ?? ? SEATS ARE LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!? http://bit.ly/TwinFlamesLondon  Your hostsJosef and Yulia have gone through massive ups and downs mentally and physically on their own journey to consciousness. Josef is a a Divine Masculine with Life Path number 1 (a true leader), and Yulia is an empowered Divine Feminine, giving you ground-breaking and eye-opening insights.They were able to develop methods to identify, crack & replace their old belief systems, patterns, paradigms and mental blocks.Part of their inner work was to move away from the mind space, get into their heart space, dissolving ego, deeply letting go and surrender to what is. Let their relationship be an inspiration to you, even if you are not in a twin flame relationship. Josef and Yulia have done tremendous inner work, not only for themselves, but also to support others in their awakening, their growing consciousness and awareness.  Typical Challenges of a Twin Flame Journey? You cannot cope with the intense feelings for your twin? You don’t know what to work on next? You are struggling with separation phase? You do not know how to detach from your twin in a healthy way? You do not understand how to surrender to the journey? You cannot cope with the intense feelings for your twin? You are struggling with overcoming the obstacles of reunion? You still have a lot of conditions on your love and you do not know how to handle this? You want to know how to become whole? You want to understand, feel and experience what Unconditional Love is What you'll learn in this workshop? What are Twin Flames?? Twin Flame Purpose? The Fuck-up Phase? The Healing Phase? Balancing your Energies (Divine Masculine / Divine Feminine)?? Reunion An Intimate SettingYou will be among like-minded people who want to learn more about Twin Flames, their journey, their purpose and how to get things right. ?? ? SEATS ARE LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!? http://bit.ly/TwinFlamesLondon ABOUT PRAGMA Institute for Holistic Life Transformation We are helping to transform Individuals, Couples and Companies to upgrade their Life, Love and Business with proven, results-driven tools.PRAGMA provides live seminars, digital workshops, 1-on-1 coachings, and is also a publishing house for self-development books with focus on subconsicous mind reprogramming and paradigm cracking, as well as self-learning materials, such as success planners.Learn more http://www.pragma.love We are looking forward to welcoming you to our workshop! It will change your whole perception of your Twin Flame Journey. - Josef & Yulia  ?? ? SEATS ARE LIMITED. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!? http://bit.ly/TwinFlamesLondon

Travel & Events 07 Jun 2018

gg/celine dion asian pacific tour -summer 2018

GG/CELINE DION ASIAN PACIFIC TOUR -SUMMER 2018Macau-Singapore-Tokyo-Jakarta- Taipei-Manila-BangkokCeline Upcoming Tour, LIVE 2018. GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ Celine Dion Asian Tour. We got it All &…Much More!Tickets, Travel & Accommodations, Unique Experiences.. Etc…Name It, We’ll Deliver! Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!

Travel & Events 05 Jun 2018

gran canaria

Hi all.I am going to Gran Canaria in August - has anyone been there, that could share some top spots there?Thanks,Ajay

Travel & Events 27 May 2018

gg/ a perfect match→air & earth

GG/ A PERFECT MATCH→AIR & EARTH!GLOBEAIR & GALVANO GROUP... GALVANO GROUP Gets U Access To→ The World!...With Our GlobeAir Partner Combine With Galvano Concierge & LifeStyle Management.Pick Ur Day, Place & Planning →We'll Deliver. Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!                                                            

Travel & Events 10 May 2018

luxury destination wedding

Dreaming of a luxury destination wedding, either within Australia or at an International location? ?From our Sydney base, Exclusively Yours plan luxury destination weddings and occasions worldwide. We work with the finest hotels and premium suppliers around the world to ensure that your wedding or event is luxurious and of a first class standard. Using a wealth of professional and personal experience, we can arrange every aspect of your destination wedding. From advice on current trends to discounted travel for your guests, we have everything covered to allow you to concentrate on enjoying every moment of your day. ?Destination Weddings is one of our specialties, so stop dreaming and contact us today as we can make it a reality.https://www.exclusivelyyoursweddings.com.au/destinationwedding

Travel & Events 27 Apr 2018

galvano group-an ace up your sleeve !

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Travel & Events 11 Mar 2018

gg/music-festivals-sports-awards- charity events!…

GG/MUSIC-FESTIVALS-SPORTS-AWARDS- CHARITY EVENTS!….2018 Spring-Summer GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ All Events going on around the World & beyond…Sold Out Access, Travel & Accomodations, Experiences & Night Life & Much More... We Got It All!Pick-It-Choose-It & Inquire Within! A Few ExamplesCoachella – Indio, USAFriday 13th April 2018 – Sunday 15th April 2018Friday 20th April 2018 – Sunday 22nd April 2018White House Correspondence Dinner - Washington, USASaturday 28th April 2018Vanity Fair Cannes Party & Cannes AmfAR  – Cannes, France Monaco F1???? Grand Prix – MonacoThe Championships Wimbledon – London, UKMonday 2nd July 2018 – Sunday 15th July 2018Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala – St Tropez, FranceWednesday 25th July 2018 Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More! 

Travel & Events 05 Mar 2018

thirdhome member spotlight: tom and pam bernhardt

Tom and Pam Bernhardt have been THIRDHOME members since 2011. In the past 6 years, they’ve managed to travel to some amazing places. From Jamaica to Umbria and beyond, the Bernhardt’s have leveraged their Austin homes to take 18 trips with THIRDHOME, with more slated for 2018. How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?We joined in 2006 when THIRDHOME reached via a phone call. Where are you based?Austin, TX. Who do you usually travel with?We travel as a couple frequently and at least once a year with all five grown children. What do you do for a living?Pam is a real estate agent in Austin. Tom is retired for the fourth time. What are your favorite travel hobbies?Hiking, walking, beach going, swimming, boating, tennis In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it? I would have to say, Aspen.  We went for three weeks during the summer and hiked daily.  We go there every summer and know the town well. What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?France.  We are traveling to Cap Benat which is on the ocean near St. Tropez.  La Radieuse is the name of the villa. What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?We have two and soon to be three.  The two that we currently have (Austin Bungalow and Austin Clarksville Home) are located downtown, so walking to morning coffee shop or going to listen to music at neighborhood pub after dinner are fun things to do.  You can walk everywhere including the three-mile trail along Town Lake. How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?It has allowed us to travel much more than we use to.  I also can now take multiple girl trips.  This summer my husband is doing the motorcycle trip in Europe.  This will truly be a first for him. Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?My husband Tom was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2000. What makes a THIRDHOME stay so special?The people. When people own a second home they tend to keep your home like they want others to keep their home. All good. How would you describe THIRDHOME to a friend?It is like entertaining friends.  Much different than the general population. What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?Jean Georges in NYC. Any travel tips for fellow members?Look very carefully at the location and condition of each home. This is what can make your trip very special. Compared to other exchange and rental platforms, how has your experience been hosting other THIRDHOME members?I have had all positive experiences and have met some very interesting people. Want to travel like the Bernhardts?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now: http://miljonet.thirdhome.com/signup

Travel & Events 01 Mar 2018

gg/2018 world’s biggest festivals

GG/2018 WORLD’S BIGGEST FESTIVALS GALVANO GROUP gets u access to →all World’s Biggest Festivals & Concerts.From A to Z, Travel, Tickets, Accomodations, Experiences & Entertainment….We Got it All! Contact & Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!An Ace Up Your Sleeve &.....Much More!

Travel & Events 25 Feb 2018

gg/ 2018-remote exotic getaways

GG/ 2018-REMOTE EXOTIC GETAWAYSWinter sticks around!.. Time to Getaway To Hideaways! GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→a Wealth of Choices & Options for ur Holiday Villa Rentals, Concierge & LifeStyle Management packages from Travel to Logistics, From Celebrations to Private Charterings, From Unique Experiences to Events…Featuring→Maldives, Seychelles, Fiji &….The Whole World! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Your Global Butler In Your Pocket!

Travel & Events 22 Feb 2018

thirdhome luxury home exchange passes 10,000!

On February 15th, 2018, the THIRDHOME team added a gorgeous property in Sydney, Australia. That property happened to be the 10,000th property added to our luxury home exchange club. “I ALWAYS KNEW WE WOULD REACH 10,000, BUT TO ACTUALLY SEE IT, THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE.”-THIRDHOME FOUNDER & CEO, WADE SHEALY THIRDHOME‘s 10,000th property, the Pacific House,  is a modern beach home in Palm Beach, just north of Sydney. Patrick and Karen, the property owners, are rightfully proud of their home. Its construction was carried out by the notable Sydney architect studio, Casey Brown. Beyond a stunning design, the home features stellar views of Palm Beach and the New South Wales coastline. There’s also a plunge pool overlooking the water. The sleek interior has an open layout and floor-to-ceiling windows. Those stellar coastline views follow you throughout the home, even to the master bedroom. The property has a total of 3 bedrooms; there are 2 queens and a king-sized bed. With room for 6 people, this property is perfect for a Sydney beachside getaway! Keep an eye on this property for your next Australian adventure!While we celebrate the 10,000th property, we also celebrate every other THIRDHOME luxury home exchange club member who has contributed to this milestone. We are thankful for each and every home and owner that has added to our portfolio. We raise our glasses to you!

Travel & Events 08 Feb 2018

guest blog: the roth family's iceland experience

Jacqueline Roth shares her family’s experience staying in Iceland through THIRDHOME‘s Travel & Concierge Curated Journeys. THIS PAST CHRISTMAS, MY FAMILY AND I EMBARKED ON OUR FIRST TRIP TO ICELAND. With only five days to hit all the major sites around Reykjavik and the southern coast, every day was packed with excursions set up by Liz Bates and the Travel & Concierge Department. She connected us with two amazing guides from Superjeep Iceland tours. Our guides would pick us up at our villa each morning and our day of adventure would begin. Iceland only has about 4-5 hours of sunlight during the winter, so our days needed to be meticulously planned to get to our first destination at sunrise and end our day with a beautiful sunset. Some of the highlights of our trip included ATV-ing through the mountains, soaking in the blue lagoon, hiking on top of glaciers, and visiting a number of amazing natural wonders. We conquered a lot over our stay, including the famous Golden Circle Tour, Ice Tunnels in Langjökull Glacier, Gullfoss Waterfall, and watching the sunset on the black sand beaches on the southern coast.  At night we explored and dined in downtown Reykjavik. We tasted the traditional Icelandic cuisine like whale and puffin, went ice skating in the town center, and even sang karaoke with the locals. Our trip ended on a high note as we were fortunate enough to see the Northern Lights from our villa, a sight we will never forget! Thank you, Liz and THIRDHOME for helping us create yet another amazing vacation!  Jacqueline and her family have traveled with THIRDHOME since 2011. You can also read about their experience at Camdeboo Manor in South Africa or learn more about the Roth’s travel lifestyle with Alan Roth’s Member Spotlight.  Want an Iceland experience like the Roth's?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now: http://miljonet.thirdhome.com/signup

Travel & Events 24 Jan 2018

member spotlight: dr. charles stoopack

Dr. Charles Stoopack, a clinical instructor at UC San Diego and a former practicing OBGYN, has a second home in Vail, Colorado. He combines his love for skiing and adventure with THIRDHOME ski properties across the globe. He also loves discovering new cultures and attending musical events in Vail. He highly recommends catching a George Balanchine ballet (either Swan Lake or Serenade) if you ever get the chance. Meet THIRDHOME member Dr. Charles Stoopack!How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?I saw an article in a travel section of the Sunday paper. This was back in the fall of 2014. It just sounded like such a unique concept. The article showed all these places you could go, and it looked amazing. What happened at that point, I either called or emailed THIRDHOME in October, and we had a couple of conversations and I ended up joining around Christmas.Where are you based?I’m based out of Carlsbad, California, which is North of San Diego. I grew up in New York and moved here when I was 25 for my residency at UC San Diego, and I just fell in love with the place.What do you do for a living?I originally practiced as an OBGYN. At this point in time, I’m a professor at UC San Diego. I used to be in clinical practice for 23 years, but I had to have some orthopedic surgeries and stopped practicing and transferred to education. It’s wonderful teaching. I’m doing a lot of good. You try to mold young physicians into caring doctors, try to teach them what we call the “Art of Medicine,” how to appropriately care for patients to make them feel valued. The gain as a physician is that your practice will be more fun and be rewarding if you have that sort of relationship with your patients.Who do you usually travel with?My wife and my daughters. Now they’re both engaged, so we’ve got two weddings coming up this year. We travel with other couples as well. The idea behind joining THIRDHOME was that the properties were large and we could bring groups of friends or family.What are your favorite travel hobbies?I like skiing. I also like beach holidays with a beautiful beach that has nice sand and warm water. I like traveling where it involves culture, fine dining and fine wining as well. Not like whining, but wining!In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it? I wrote down the whole list so I could think about it. I would say Barbados. We stayed in a 9 bedroom and 9 bathroom villa that was fully staffed. The whole experience was very spoiling. The staff felt like your family after a day or two. They prepared all the meals. We paid for food and staff, of course. We had access to a private beach club at Sandy Lane which is one of the premier beach clubs in the world. It’s where Tiger Woods got married. The whole thing, the island, the people the staff, the access to the beach, it was just wonderful. We brought 13 people with us, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The food was incredible. We’d come home from wherever we were and there would be pitchers of margaritas and hor d’oeuvres waiting for us. We’d be sitting at a long dining table and it felt like we were in an old fashion movie. It was just spectacular.What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?I’m going to Kenya next, to two different THIRDHOME properties. We’re going to Hippo Point and then to Cottars Mara Private Homestead. They look incredible. There was only one week available at Cottars, and it’s our 30th wedding anniversary and after several weeks of talking with the owner, with the help of Liz Bates, THIRDHOME‘s Director of Travel and Concierge Services, the owner agreed to give us that week. We’re very excited! The other property [Hippo Point] was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest as well. It has a gorgeous tower. I recall reading that Brad and Angelina had stayed there once, too.What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?The skiing in Vail. It’s the best skiing mountain in North America because it’s not terribly cold (Whistler members would argue with that). You get sunny days, which is much different than Whistler, where it was very dark. Vail’s got the back bowls, which if you don’t ski are these large open areas, they call them the legendary back bowls. The condo is extremely well located. It’s about 5 minutes from the gondola, if you don’t want to walk to the bus stops out front too. Our building went under a $10 million remodel so everything is updated and upgraded. The location is wonderful, 3 nice bedrooms, and 1800 sq ft. It’s very spacious. You can go there with other couples or two families and not feel on top of each other. I used to bring our daughters along with their friends for ski trips. We still go every summer for the annual dance festival. Something that’s unique to Vail is the summers. There is a BRAVO music fest that goes through July for 6 weeks or more, then a dance fest, then a jazz fest around Labor Day. There are a lot of cultural experiences that are just delightful. During the day you can hike or golf, then at night, you go to the performances. These are world-class performances. The saying is that people go to Vail for the winter and then move there for the summers.Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?Both of my daughters are engaged now so we have a busy year ahead of us. Their fiancés are great guys. We also have our 30th wedding anniversary coming up.How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?It allowed me to visit places that we probably would not have gone to and has allowed me to have accommodations for many people.Anything else you think members should know?I think the staff [of THIRDHOME] is wonderful. The concierge and member services are very helpful: Liz, Kristine, Amy Jo, Kelly. I hope I didn’t leave out anyone. I got a friend to join, and he booked a trip to San Juan Island. Actually, I’ve had two people that joined and two others thinking about it. And the Chairman’s Club, I’d thought about it for a while and when I finally did it, I loved it. It’s definitely worth it. Want to take your travel to the next level, like Dr. Stoopack?  List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now: http://miljonet.thirdhome.com/signup  

Travel & Events 09 Jan 2018

member spotlight: mj and dee jennings

MJ and Dee Jennings, Texas natives, have been members of THIRDHOME since 2011. In that time, they have racked up 31 trips. That’s a little over 5 trips a year! The Jennings family are true jet-setters. Get to know MJ and Dee Jennings, and how they travel with THIRDHOME, below. How did you get involved with THIRDHOME?I received a phone call from someone at THIRDHOME that was interested in my condo on Lake Travis in Austin TX in late 2011. Where are you based?Dallas, TX Who do you usually travel with?Husband, girlfriends, as well as brother and sisters family. What do you do for a living?Fundraising. What are your favorite travel hobbies?Exploring the area, active fitness activities, tasting the local foods, taking pics and walking everywhere I can. In your past travels with THIRDHOME, what was your favorite destination and what did you love about it?I just booked my 32nd trip. My favorite was a Malibu Beach home because it was insanely luxurious on Malibu Cove, a close second was Iceland as it was such an amazing adventure, and my repeat favorite is Turks and Caicos where I go as often as possible – the most beautiful beach in the world. What’s the next destination you are eyeing to travel to with THIRDHOME?I want to find a THIRDHOME to stay in South Africa before I venture off on a safari! What do you love most about your property with THIRDHOME?Every single guest takes care of it as if it was there own. In fact, because they are so pleasant it only wants me to make their stay so much more enjoyable. Any personal/family achievements you’d like to share?Because of THIRDHOME and the money we have saved, we splurge on adventure activities such as taking a helicopter to the top of a glacier and hiking the glacier tunnel, hiking the mountains of Malibu, swimming with sharks in Turks and Caicos, sliding down a mile long slide in Costa Rica, and even sent 2 family members on their honeymoons! How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?Completely! I always look online to see what I WOULD have paid for a THIRDHOME should I have actually paid more than a small exchange fee and some (or no) Keys. I am almost embarrassed to share, but I bet I am close to saving $200,000 since 2012. I plan a year in advance watching properties that I really want, or, if I have a free month I always take advantage of the 30-day Keyless properties. What is the nicest amenity you have encountered while staying at a THIRDHOME property?A 50-foot yacht in Miami for free. How would you describe THIRDHOME to a friend?For only $495, you can stay at a 2.5 million dollar home for a week anywhere in the world. All you have to do is give up one week at your second home. What’s the most memorable restaurant you’ve eaten at during one of your trips?Probably a local Icelandic one – a tiny little house with the most unbelievable fish soup I have ever tasted. Any travel tips for fellow members?Be active on the site, save your favorite properties so they pop up in your email when something comes available and check the site for the newest properties. What makes a THIRDHOME stay so special?The properties are hands down top of the notch luxury or if not, it is all about location, location, location! How is staying in a THIRDHOME different than other types of accommodations?For so many of the properties, the owners seem to always make sure we have everything we need – almost like a personal butler! Want to take your travel to the next level, like the Jennings family? List your property with THIRDHOME! As a Miljonet member, you can join for FREE without paying the USD$2,500 (£1,900/€2,100) Initiation Fee. Gain access to thousands of homes now: http://miljonet.thirdhome.com/signup

Travel & Events 31 Dec 2017

meet & greet and dine with the nyc broadway stars

A Behind the Scenes NYC Exclusive Experience in NYC!How about having dinner and experiencing a private Meet & Greet backstage with the talents that are part of the top selling Broadway shows in NYC?!We’ve all seen the huge success of Hamilton, right? Tickets can skyrocket to $1,500 and places are always sold out! It can take months for you to actually find an available date to attend the show! Unbelievable, right!?Now, imagine having the possibility of experiencing a Pre-Show Dinner with these fantastic talents. They are part of the most coveted Broadway shows in NYC.But wait! You’ll also be sitting at the best seats in the house. And still, after the show, the talents meet you once again! This time, for an exclusive, intimate opportunity to go backstage Meet & Greet with the entire cast members!A thousand times “WOW!”And we’re not done with the good news!This is available to a variety of Broadway shows. From Hamilton, Aladdin, Chicago, to Kinky Boots, The Lion King (See our Founder, Fê, in the picture above with Simba and Nala!), The Book of Mormons and so many other shows!If you are interested in organizing a corporate experience for your team or to WOW your clients you need to entertain, let our experts help you out! There are a few fantastic experiences we can organize with post-cocktail parties, bringing together these Broadway stars!Contact us for further information: www.behindthescenesnyc.com/corporate-concierge-services-btsnyc/btsnyc-delegation-tours-experiences

Travel & Events 17 Dec 2017

-kids recommended!parents tolerated! ho..ho..ho!!!

2017 SANTA CLAUS LAPLAND - FINLANDKids Recommended!..Adults Tolerated!HO…HO…HO! Santa Claus Village is located northeast of Rovaniemi, Finland.In 1985, Rovaniemi was declared an official hometown to Santa Claus! During World War II Rovaniemi was completely destroyed & then… reconstructed again… GALVANO GROUP gets u & ur family access→ to Santa’ Claus lapland!… Fun, Accomodations, Amazing Experiences, we got it all!.. The Santa Claus Park, connected to the Santa Claus Village, awarded in 2007 by Topworld International, as second best Travel Adventure in Finland, is there to welcome U & Loved Ones!…&…Much More! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ Christmas is an extensively prepared celebration centering on Family & Home, Peace & Love, beside & beyond its religious dimension..Christmas season starts from December, even late November, when shops begin advertising for Christmas gifts! The Declaration of Christmas Peace has been a tradition in Finland from the middle age every year, except in 1939 due to the winter war. It is a custom in many towns & cities. not to miss out!Finnish people clean their homes, well before Christmas & prepare special treats for the -Festive Season-. A sheaf of grain, nuts & seeds are tied on a pole, which is placed in the garden for the birds to feed on. Spruce trees are cut or bought from a market and, taken home, on or a few days before Christmas Eve & decorated. Candles are lit on the Christmas tree, which is traditionally decorated using apples & other fruits, candies, paper flags, cotton and tinsel, in addition to Christmas ornaments  such as stars or baubles. Traditional candles are now being replaced by incandescent or LED lamps.      During the holiday season, it is traditional for families to work together to bake small cookies to serve or give to guests. Most common are thin gingerbread cookies which are decorated in many different colors of glaze. Many families also follow the tradition of making Laufabrauð (Leafbread), which is a flat thin bread that is cut out using a special tool & folding technique.