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

ERIC CHOU-STAR HALL HONG KONG JULY 25th 2018!July 25th 2018  at 8.15pmKowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC)Star HallHong Kong, Hong Kong GALVANO GROUP gets u access to→ the -King Of Lovelorn People-Eric Chou’ Asia Tour!..Book Now for Hong Kong…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 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 !

GALVANO GROUPYour Global Butler In Your PocketAn Ace Up Your SleeveCEO- Markus Sassmann GG Media Interview!…Read The Article!http://www.kevin-underwood.com/upperclass-concierge/galvano-group-interview/GALVANO GROUP gets u access→ To Top & Unique Experiences Around the World.Name it we have it!.. 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 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

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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 29 Jan 2018

estate verwolde, enjoying dutch luxury and nature

A city trip to Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht is a highlight of our little county, but if you want to explore a different side of the Netherlands, the countryside might surprise you. In the Provence of Gelderland there are many castles and estates surrounded by beautiful forests. One of them is the authentic estate of Verwolde, where quietness and singing birds is all you hear, celebrating your holiday in a romantic carriage house of Buitenleven Vakanties.   Text: Angelique van Os | Photography: Henk Bothof You can wander there without getting lost. By bike, walking or on horseback. You do not even have to go far from the estate and its castle, because Verwolde and the Oranjewoud, which lies on the other side of the Markeloseweg, are equipped with various horseriding and walking paths that run through the forest and along surrounding meadows. Herds of horses, cows and sheep adorn the landscape. And when you go past the Moesgaard, at the end of the road, the T-junction to the right, you are surrounded by meters high cornfields that show off in the summer months in the sky. Furthermore, the typical nineteenth-century houses with the recognizable black-yellow shutters are sometimes beautifully hidden against the lee of the forest. For a long time there were sixty houses that fell under the estate, now there are still about fifteen. Great coach houseIn the heart of the estate that covers about 400 hectares, lies the stately mansion annex castle, dating back to 1776. A stone's throw away from this, completely sheltered by trees and high bushes, you can find the beautiful spacious coach house that was built in 1890. Since 2016 the Stichting Geldersch Landschap and Kastelen, Staatsbosbeheer and Buitenleven Vakanties are taken care of the coach house and it serves as a holiday home. When we close the gate behind us and park the car, a sea of ??beautiful blooming bedding flowers and plants comes to meet us. The house is surrounded by greenery and behind the house you have a 'mini-forest' with wide views for you alone. Inside, it is just such a party, because in the large kitchen, the old hayracks, water bowls and stable fences have been preserved and incorporated in the modern, sleek design. The imposing dining table with space for up to twelve people, invites you to dine extensively and play games in bad weather. It forms a tasteful, quirky whole. Through the hallway we reach the other side of the house, where the living room is located. Even so great, with multiple seating areas of classic interior. We miss a bit of coziness, because the furniture in terms of size actually falls away in space. The wood-burning stove does a great job, however, the worn-out bridles on the wall revive old times and the folding garden doors take the forest inside.The three bedrooms on the upper floor cover the entire coach house, so there is plenty of room; which is also very pleasant with children. The double rooms each have their own (pour) shower and toilet, and the master bedroom even has a tempting freestanding white bath. When you open the bathroom window in the morning, all you hear is birds singing and the swings of the trees. For lovers there is also a sauna with separate shower available on the landing. Family Van der BorchAround the country and coach house there is a canal, where a riding trail runs along the outside. It is quite possible that during a walk you will meet Bella van der Borch with one of her horses. The eldest daughter of baron Allard Philip Reinier van der Borch (1926-2008) has been living at the estate till she was eighteen. Her family relatives lived in the house for two hundred years (1777-1977). She is from the sixth generation. In the living room of the coach house hangs a family photo. The little boy sitting on the ground is her father. After several wanderings, Bella returned to her roots and cultural heritage a few years ago; she lives a stone's throw from Verwolde and makes an outdoor ride almost every day.In addition to two cousins ??and aunts, Bella's younger sister, Julie, can also be found on the estate. Together they lease a part of the agricultural land and associated houses to dairy farms. Since 2012, Julie runs and manages the Moesgaard and the associated tearoom, landscape store and flower garden. We meet her during the haying with a team of enthusiastic volunteers, the so-called 'forest men', who spend a lot of time in the maintenance of the estate. Every weekday, except Thursdays, there are volunteers at work who together maintain about 150 hectares of land. With a sweaty face, Julie stomps and rakes the gathered hay together on the cart, pulled by an antique simmering red tractor. When she has refreshed herself a little later, she tells about the work and background of her family. "My father renounced the house in 1976 and the grounds within the canal of the estate, because it was no longer workable in terms of maintenance and costs. I was twelve at the time. We moved to the Jagershuis, nearby. Later, after the death of my parents, I also lived there for a few years. For my parents it was quite difficult at first to leave the castle behind. I am very happy that I live here and see how well everything is maintained by Stichting Geldersch Landschap & Kastelen. And everyone can enjoy it. I find that very important, because it ensures a great commitment to the volunteers, as well as to the villagers and of course the day-trippers. There is always something to do. " Hard working baronessJulie van der Borch, like her brother and sister and his children, still has a noble title, but she only sees that as a formality. "When people know that I live here, they sometimes come to see the 'baroness' out of curiosity, but I do not really care about it," she says with a smile. The days when there are no volunteers on the floor, Julie runs the tearoom and estate store her self. With a lot of visitors, from hikers to castle visitors, that is sometimes quite challenging. "Sometimes I think, I have to find a 'real' job again, but I this is too much fun. And it is grateful work. Then I just have little free time." After closing timeDespite the great interest in the castle, especially during the summer when there are guided tours, you hardly notice that staying in the coach house. In fact, after five o’clock the fence is literally locked and you have the realm for yourself. That gives you a privileged feeling, because after closing time you can stroll in silence through the richly landscaped garden of the mansion, walking along the canal, over bridges, enjoying the special trees and the stately avenues. Sitting on the platform we can almost imagine the rich past of the Van der Borch family. In peace we return to the coach house, pull out a bottle of wine and settle us in front of the fireplace. Fully satisfied.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HISTORYThe estate Verwolde was created through collaboration between the owner Frederik Willem van der Borch and architect Philip Schonck. The latter also worked for Stadholder Willem V. The castle is the first neoclassical house in Gelderland. Remarkable, especially for that time, is that the house was built in just nine months. During the construction period, the sleek, stately garden was also laid out, in which architect Schonck was also involved. In 1795 the landscaped garden was created, followed in 1926 by the current garden, designed by Hugo Poortman. The design by Poortman is clearly visible inspired by the geometric French style of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the garden there are pieces with a special 'tree path', consisting of a collection of pine trees (pinetum) of more than one hundred years old. Furthermore, there is a Judas tree, tulip tree, handkerchief tree and some specimens bear a special name such as Freedom, Equality and Brotherhood. These names refer to the French Revolution and were planted during the Batavian Republic. And of course just outside the gate in a clearing of the forest is the Dikke Boom van Verwolde, the thickest oak in the Netherlands, with a trunk circumference of 7.70 meters at a height of 1.30 meters. Finally, there is also an orangery on the estate that is a popular wedding and party location. Events such as music or art exhibitions are also organized. You can find more information about guided tours and the history of Estate Verwolde on the website of the Geldersch Landschap & Kastelen.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------For more info and bookings of the coach house Verwolde, look HERE If you are interested in more of our stories, check our website.

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.

Travel & Events 27 Nov 2017

dubai’s first bulgari-branded hotel

Dubai’s first Bulgari-branded hotel is set to open on December 7, 2017. The luxury property will be the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property and will be operated by Marriott International.Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, the first Bulgari property will be located on Jumeirah Bay Island, off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Road and sculptured in the shape of a seahorse.“The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai is anothermilestone for the Bulgari Hotelsand Resorts Collection and represents a tribute to the importance of the Middle East Market for the Bulgari brand.It is an honour for us to partner with Meraas on this extraordinary project, which brings the best of the Italian design and lifestyle culture to one of the most modern and future orientated cities in the world,” comments Jean-Christope Babin, chief executive office of Bulgari.The 1,700 sq m Bulgari Spa, will be equipped with eight treatment rooms, a 25-metre indoor pool with a sea view floor-to-ceiling windows.Dubai will be joining the ranks of luxury Bulgari resorts located in Milan, Bali, London and Beijing, and the 101-key resort has 20 private beachfront villas, and a private beach.

Travel & Events 26 Nov 2017

laucala island -a private island resort in fiji

LAUCALA ISLAND -A PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT IN FIJI, SOUTH PACIFICHolidays- Holidays-Holidays!Seminars- Seminars- Seminars!Incentives- Incentives- Incentives!Celebrations- Celebrations-Celebrations! GALVANO GROUP gets u access to →Laucala Island! 0ne of the worlds most exclusive private island resorts in Fiji, offering  unspoiled wilderness of rainforest...Dietrich Mateschitz  head of the Red Bull energy drink company, bought the island from Forbes's heirs.Now a private retreat for celebrities. 25 Bures, each with differient themes…..& Much More!Your Global Butler In Your Pocket! Contact, Details:office@galvanogroup.comwww.galvanogroup.comwww.galvano-iridium.comFollow us on : https://www.miljonet.com/b/galvanogroup/viewhttps://www.facebook.com/galvanogroup/ A Bure is the Fijian word for a wood-and-straw hut!