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Love is in the air
(and the sea, and…)
By T. Foster Jones
FEBRUARY IS THE month when we traditionally celebrate love. And while we tend to
associate it with romantic love, it can also be
a time to think about the special connections
we share with family and friends—all the
people who contribute meaning to our lives.
Combine this emotion with travel and
the result is an opportunity to celebrate and
connect with all of our loved ones.
unlimited golf at Cocotal Golf and Country
Club. In French Polynesia, a new Jack Nicklaus
golf course on Moorea o;ers world-class golf;
in the Denarau Island area of Fiji, golf resorts
outside the capital city of Nadi o;er the opportunity to golf where Vijay Singh learned before
he became a professional.
FALL IN LOVE WITH
THE SPLENDORS OF EUROPE
European Traveller: London, Paris,
Lucerne, Venice, Florence, Rome and more!
Weddings, etc. From the Caribbean to
Hawaii, Tahiti to Fiji, many resorts o;er packages designed to celebrate weddings, vow
renewals and anniversaries, with well-established facilities for every element—simple to
elaborate—of a wedding ceremony.
Cruise ships are another venue. Princess
Cruises o;ers the “Tie the Knot” program,
which includes an onboard wedding coordinator, ;owers, photographer, wedding cake,
champagne and the choice of an onboard or
onshore wedding at a variety of destinations.
11-DAY ESCORTED VACATION from $2,048 per person*
Highlights of France & Spain: Paris,
Chartres, Loire Valley, Tours, Lyon, Nice,
Barcelona, Toledo, Madrid and more!
12-DAY ESCORTED VACATION from $2,241 per person*
Spa-aaah. To get away, relax and pamper
yourself and your friends, try a spa vacation.
Spa packages offer unique treatments
designed for couples or friends, providing a
relaxing and refreshing experience for mind
and body in a soothing atmosphere.
For example, the BodyHoliday at LeSport,
an all-inclusive resort in St. Lucia in the
Caribbean, o;ers daily select spa treatments
that are included in the price.
Live and learn. Another way to become
closer is sharing an educational vacation. Live
and learn together by experiencing local culture or taking advantage of specialty programs. Visit a local village, take a historical
walking tour, participate in an interactive
wine or food event, or participate in an eco
program designed to protect local wildlife.
Crystal Cruises’ “Vineyards & Fiords”
cruise from Sydney to Auckland features
chefs and wine experts who share their talents
at lectures, special meals and tastings onboard
and ashore. Several resorts in Fiji o;er trips to
local villages where guests can experience a
traditional kava ceremony, see village homes
and learn about island culture.
My generation(s). Of course, nothing
bridges the generation gap like sharing adventures in a new and exciting place or introducing youngsters to an old favorite. A trip to
Disneyland, a Trafalgar escorted vacation or a
sojourn at an all-inclusive resort can o;er
something for everyone, with many features
included in the price.
Whoever your loved ones are—friends,
siblings or your partner for life—travel can
bring you together and create memories that
simply can’t be achieved any other way. C
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Offers are valid for select travel
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Fore! It may not sound romantic, exactly,
but if you’re planning a bachelor party, as I
am, and your friends are golf nuts, as mine
are, you can enjoy your favorite sport in some
of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
Even if you are as bad at golf as I am, nothing
beats a day spent walking through a gorgeously landscaped course in a pristine area,
trading jokes and stories with close friends.
Paradisus Punta Cana, an all-inclusive
resort in the Dominican Republic, offers
The Costco Connection
For hundreds of vacation options for couples,
friends and families, and nearly any other
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1-877-849-2730 | Costco.com *Price is per person based on double occupancy, land only and re;ects 10% savings off the everyday Trafalgar price. Price is valid for travel as speci;ed and is valid for new bookings only. Price and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Cancellation and change fees might apply. Executive Member offer is valid for primary cardholder only. Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward program. Seasonal surcharges, availability, blackout dates and restrictions might apply. All prices are in U.S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any inaccuracies or typographical errors. Costco Travel is registered as a seller of travel in each of the states listed: California registration number: CST 2054248-50 ; Florida registration umber: ST 32555 ; Hawaii registration number: TAR 5595 ; Iowa registration number: TA 620 ; Nevada Seller of Travel registration number: 2007-0060 ; Washington registration umber: WS T 602042600. Registration as a California Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the state. 10TR0404 12/09
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