Best Places to See the Northern Lights

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When you’re in the northern hemisphere, the night sky sometimes lights up with colors that dance on the horizon. This phenomenon is an aurora borealis or the northern lights. Auroras occur when the sun releases high-speed electrically charged particles that collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere during a coronal mass ejection, a type of solar wind storm. When the …

Destinations to Get Scuba-Certified

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Around 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. The oceans contain nearly 97 percent of this water. This means there’s a lot more on the planet to explore than what you see from the surface. Rather than learning to dive at a local pool to earn a scuba certification, seek a PADI-certified instructor in a location with …

Labor Day Weekend Getaway

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Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. The public holiday began in the late 19th century when trade and labor movements grew in popularity and proposed setting aside a day to honor laborers. While the first parades were organized in New York City, Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day …

Best Restaurants with Rooftop Dining

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The setting in which you eat is a key element to fine dining. Whether it’s contemporary décor, dreamy lighting, or incorporating the surrounding elements, each detail makes your meal an experience. Restaurants with prime real estate overlooking sprawling cityscapes make breathtaking views the settings for not just amazing meals, but also unforgettable memories. When chartering a flight to the world’s …

Best Wine Tours Around the World

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What’s better than sipping your favorite vino? Doing it at its source. With a backdrop of vineyards in the landscape surrounding you, well-crafted wine tours give you face time with some of the best winemakers in the world as you sample their top vintages and dine on memorable meals. The trick is choosing the best itinerary for your interests before …

Visit California’s Wine Country

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With a plethora of stellar vineyards, California’s wine country just might be the happiest place on Earth. The most popular destinations for those who want to sample the nectar of the land are Napa and Sonoma, which have their own distinct wine scene. Knowing the difference between the two before your chartered flight to wine country will help you make …

Top Exclusive Golf Clubs

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“You got on where?!” The sound of envy will delight the ears if you’re one of the lucky few to get into one of the world’s most coveted golf clubs where some players would hand over their souls for some tee time. As soon as you have the green light to hit the greens, make haste to charter a private …

British Virgin Islands

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Comprised of more than 50 islands, the British Virgin Islands are sailing hot spots that boast perfect tropical weather, calm currents, steady trade winds and protected bays. The Arawak of South America first inhabited the islands around 100 BC. Not long after Christopher Columbus discovered the volcanic Caribbean archipelago in 1493, the islands became a popular haunt for pirates. Today, the …

Heli-Mountain Biking in British Columbia

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Canada’s vast mountain ranges aren’t just for powder seekers. After the snow melts, British Columbia offers some of the best mountain biking in the world. Level up your two-wheeled adventures with a heli-biking tour that takes you to the summits of your favorite peaks and endless miles of trails. Helicopter-access mountain biking in B.C.’s alpine peaks is a must for …

Books that Inspire Travel

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Sometimes, the best retreat is to unplug from the rest of the world, nestle into a cozy chair and dive into a great book. The best travel books are those that offer an escape from your everyday life with accounts of experiences that are so brilliant that they make you want to pack your bags and book a chartered jet. …