Father’s Day Getaway

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With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, the Spanish and Portuguese introduced Father’s Day to the Americas during their early explorations. The U.S., however, did not officially observe the occasion until the early 20th century. Today, the nation, along with 77 other countries, celebrates the love and dedication of the important men in their lives on the third Sunday …

Best Restaurants Near OAK

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Sometimes overshadowed by San Francisco’s buzz and Berkeley’s counterculture, Oakland’s beauty comes from its diversity. There are few places in the world where you can find a salsa club, Victorian-style home, an eclectic clothing store, and a Buddhist meditation center on the same block. Serving as a bedroom community for San Francisco until the 1940s, Oakland’s rapid industrial growth invited …

Ski Resorts to Visit in the Summer

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Nothing compares to the wintry scenes and fresh powder on the slopes at the top resorts in the U.S. But, ski resorts have a secret life during the warm summer months, making them a worthy destination to fly to in a chartered jet. They boast fewer crowds, beautiful blue skies, flowing waters and numerous events. When paired with longer days, …

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

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A holiday on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors those who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. After the Civil War ended, American’s faced the challenge of how to honor the 625,000 soldiers who gave their lives while fighting for the causes they believed were just and right. Over the following years, decorating the graves of …

Mother’s Day Spa Getaway

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Mother’s Day is about giving back to the woman in your life who made you who you are today. Level up the traditional bouquet of flowers and late-morning brunch with a special trip that includes a lavish spa getaway via a private chartered flight. The world is filled with an abundance of relaxing high-end retreats, making it simple to find …

Learn a New Language Before Your Next Trip

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Learning a different language can seem daunting. It kicks you out of your comfort zone and takes away the sense of control you feel when you’re around others who speak your mother tongue. Rather than see language as a barrier as you prepare for an international trip, see it as an opportunity to connect with the individuals you’ll meet and …

Singapore

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A sovereign Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore served as an important trading post in the 19th century. Today, it is a global finance, transportation, and commerce hub and a tax haven with numerous accolades. The area is full of contrasts, from temples that sit in the shadows of skyscrapers to luxury homes that back into jungles. Traveling around the island is like …

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

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What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with an ice-cold margarita in one hand and delicious food in the other while listening to rhythmic music that makes you subconsciously tap your foot? Doing all this in Mexico. This year, mix up your Cinco de Mayo plans by chartering a private jet south of the border for an epic …

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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One of Saudi Arabia’s three major cities, Riyadh (“The Garden”) wears many hats. What was once a mud brick fortress in the desert is now a thriving financial, administrative and political capital that’s home to more than eight million people and part of the historical Najd and Al-Yamama regions. As one of the wealthiest cities in the world, it is filled …

Explore Berlin, Germany

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Berlin is a hip, energetic urban center along the banks of the Havel and Spree Rivers. As a cultural melting pot, its six million residents represent more than 180 nations, giving it a welcoming cosmopolitan atmosphere with a young heart. Among its grand neoclassical buildings, swanky shopping boutiques and leafy streets, no tour of Berlin is complete without a look at …