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Tempted to skip town for the holidays? Here are a few places we recommend.

Getaways to warm your soul.

T and now they’ve reimagined the entire fleet.

What would Kevin McCallister do?

Hand-picked self-care getaways in November, December, and January that will put the emotional and physical pep back in your step.

A ticket in exchange for a good deed!

You can fly to Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Copenhagen from New York for $99.

Grab your tickets now before they sell out.

The celebrity-favored luxury resort Villa d’Este has a rich and royal history.

The previously undiscovered hidden chamber is the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century.

Here’s what it’s like to get a spa treatment while traveling through the Scottish Highlands.

Apparently, the change could have some major health benefits.





27/03/2018

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  • 15 Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas – Off the Registry Wedding Gifts,

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    The toaster is for the B-list guest who needs to ship something along quick. These customized, straight-from-the-heart ideas are for the thoughtful planner — you!

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    Mr. and Mrs. Photo Frame

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    Inspired by the Australian harborside, Darling Point, this simple silver-plated frame will give them a classic option for showcasing their favorite wedding day memory.

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    The intricate diamond cuts of this platinum flute set will ensure the crystal sparkles when it counts.

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    Inspired by the Australian harborside, Darling Point, this simple silver-plated frame will give them a classic option for showcasing their favorite wedding day memory.

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    Diamond Flute Set

    The intricate diamond cuts of this platinum flute set will ensure the crystal sparkles when it counts.

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    Contemporary Server

    Usable for decorating or serving appetizers, the natural marble and Acacia wood finishes add a modern touch to their kitchen. Like all marble items, just be sure they hand wash!

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    Striped Throw

    This made-to-order throw is crafted by a brother and sister duo who use Suzani, an extra-cozy fabric from Uzbekistan.

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    Monogrammed Duffle

    This beautiful canvas duffel with polyester lining is strong enough to withhold years of travel, and customizable font and color options let you personalize to fit every couple’s style.

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    Customized Aerator

    This hand-blown glass carafe was designed with aeration in mind, allowing it to give every bottle of wine a smooth taste.

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    Welcome Mat

    Don’t be fooled by its delicate design, this door mat is made of durable rubber that won’t crack or mildew. Plus it’s made from 100% renewable resources and is biodegradable.

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    Jewelry Box

    The velvet interior of this polished, silver-toned jewelry box includes padded rolls for storage that will keep their new rings safe from scratches and dust.

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    This artist captures a moment in time by illustrating a star chart of the night sky from a specific date — whether it be their first date or the day he proposed.

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    Passport and Luggage Tag Set

    This travel set packs everything needed to keep their travel documents safe. Plus the variety of bold colors will make it easy to spot their luggage on the baggage carousel.

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    27/03/2018

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    By Susan Breslow Sardone. Honeymoons & Romantic Travel Expert

    Susan Breslow Sardone is the Web’s foremost expert on Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways and the author of Destination Weddings For Dummies . She has been an About.com Expert since 1997.

    This site was named “Best of the Web in Romantic Travel” by Forbes.com, and The Week magazine echoed that praise.

    In 2015 she was elected president of the elite New York Travel Writers Association and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors’ Council.

    On Honeymoons/Romantic Getaways from About.com you can travel with her to the best places in the world for couples and let her show you how to plan a memorable vacation. You can also follow Susan Breslow Sardone on Twitter and join Fans of Romantic Getaways on Facebook .

    Stumped for a gift? Travel gift cards and certificates can solve that problem. They allow recipients to choose when they want to travel and where they want to go. (And they can help to ensure a recalcitrant traveler will get moving!)

    Depending on when you buy travel gift cards, you may be able to take advantage of promotional offers that can include free shipping, a free gift, even a small gift certificate for yourself to accompany the purchase.





    12/11/2017

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    Discover Spas Near You with the Spafinder Wellness Gift Card #travel

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    Skin Care: 4 Tips for Healthy Skin This Fall

    I don’t know about you, but it seems any time the seasons change, so does my skin—and not always for the better: When the cooler temps of autumn come around, cue my seriously dry and dehydrated complexion. So suffice it to say when Pat Dutcher, spa director of SiSpa, located at Palm Beach Marriott S.

    Read more Explore More Beauty & Grooming Nutrition 2015-11-26 09:41:15 Kate Phillips

    3 Thanksgiving Hangover Cures to Curb Turkey Tiredness

    Got a case of Turkey Day blues? Must be the tryptophan (or so the myth goes). To cure turkey overindulgence, sleepiness, and plain old heavy belly-ness, here are a few Thanksgiving hangover cures from culinary chef and holistic nutritionist Tricia Williams, founder of Food Matters NYC, diet coach, a.

    Read more Explore More Nutrition Travel & Play 2015-11-27 05:31:27 Kate Phillips

    Shop Sales: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

    The height of the holiday shopping season has begun, and the sales this year are superb. So skip the lines and skip the stress: Several resort spas and beauty brands are featuring Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and for a  majority of these promotions, all you have to do is click. Save y.

    Read more Explore More Travel & Play Fitness 2015-11-17 14:02:38 Kate Phillips

    Take a Hike: Top Hiking Trails to Explore This Fall Winter

    You’ve heard the phrase, “take a hike”—and the fall and winter are excellent seasons for doing just that. Get amped to explore a few of the world’s top hiking trails, plus, the destinations that promote them. They’re perfect for providing invigorating exercise as the weather cools down. Ranch.

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    Your Guide to a Stress-Free Season: 5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

    by Dr. Mark Pirtle, Stress-Illness Specialist at Miraval Arizona Resort Spa While the holidays signify a joyous time of family togetherness and giving, we often find ourselves becoming stressed with the pressures of it all – from crowded shopping malls to an onslaught of holiday parties and.

    Read more Explore More Mindset Relationships 2015-10-12 09:23:55 Kate Phillips

    Child’s Play: Spa and Wellness for Kids

    Who says the adults should have all the fun? Spas and wellness centers worldwide are incorporating healthier options specifically for children. We call it child’s play. The Virgin Active Health Clubs collection boasts nearly 100 clubs in the UK, and children of all ages are welcome with thei.

    Read more Explore More Relationships Caring 2015-11-07 07:31:16 Kate Phillips

    Good Karma: Island Spa Catalina Supports Sports Community

    This past summer marked the second-annual Community Open House and Appreciation Evening, hosted by Island Spa Catalina in support of its area Avalon High School Athletics. Approximately 200 local residents and visitors attended the evening event, where they enjoyed complimentary mini services such a.

    Read more Explore More Caring Healing 2015-11-30 09:45:43 Kate Phillips

    6 Simple Ways to Make Your Home More “Well”

    When Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady put their $20-million, eco-friendly L.A. home on the market in early 2014, I immediately called my realtor and put a bid on it—nah, totally kidding of course, but a girl can dream, right? Yes, the nearly 14,000-square-foot house, once highlighted in Architectural D.





    21/09/2017

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    The Microsoft Internet of Things Pack for Raspberry Pi 3 is the best way to get started using Windows 10 and your Raspberry Pi as an IoT enabled device.

    A collaboration between Microsoft s IoT division and Adafruit, this pack s the best way to get started using both Windows 10 on your Pi and to start doing some popular projects with the internet of things.

    Check out https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot for more information on how to set up Windows 10 IoT Core on your Raspberry Pi and download project samples!

    This pack is certified for use with Microsoft Azure as well as other compatible Azure certified operating systems.

    This pack contains:

    • Adafruit Raspberry Pi B+ Case – Smoke Base / Clear Top – We think it s the Single Greatest Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Case Ever – though our Pi Box Plus is also nothing to scoff at.
    • ​Full Size Breadboard – In the past, we ve used the half-size breadboard for a lot of Pi projects – but no longer! WIth 40 pins to break out, you re going to need some space – and that s why we re including a full size breadboard in this pack.
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    • 5V 2A Switching Power Supply w/ 6 MicroUSB Cable – The 5V 2A power adapter is the perfect choice for powering your Raspberry Pi B+ with 2 Amps of current output, and an extra long cord.
    • Assembled Adafruit BME280 Temperature, Pressure Humidity sensor – The assembled verison of an Adafruit Instant Classic. This breakout board has a powerful BME280 sensor from Bosch that s good for temperature, barometric pressure, AND humidity sensing. This version comes with headers already soldered on.
    • Assembled TCS34725 RGB Color Sensor – The assembled version of a longstanding Adafruit classic. This RGB Color Sensor with IR filter and White LED comes fully assembled – with headers already soldered on.
    • MCP3008 – 8 Channel 10-Bit ADC With SPI Interface – Easy to use, SPI enabled chip that s perfect for adding 8 channels of 10-bit analog input to your microcontroller or microcomputer project.
    • Ethernet Cable – 5 foot long – An ethernet cable.
    • 16GB SD/MicroSD Memory Card w/ NOOBS – This SD card comes pre-loaded with NOOBS which now supports running Windows 10 on your Raspberry Pi 3.
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    18/09/2017

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    Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Books – Stylish Reads – Rover at

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    From four stunning and accomplished French women here is a fresh take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. Any time is the right time to celebrate Paris and all that it means to be French and this book makes a great gift for your favorite fashionista or Francophile.

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    10. In the Spirit of Capri by Pamela Fiori

    The island of Capri is one of the worlds chicest destinations. It s where well-tanned Italians share the island s beauty with celebrities, socialites and lovers of the sea. Limoncello, the native digestivo. and to those famous Capri pants, the bright turquoise jewelry and those bejeweled sandals  this is the glamour of Capri.  And it s all captured in one stunning coffee table book called In the Spirit of Capri .

    (Bonus tip for any billionaires reading my blog right now: wrap this book up with a bottle of limoncello and a plane ticket! He-he-he!)

    Please note that all links provided in this post are affiliate links. I’ve set up associations with selected gift providers which means I may receive a small commission (Yay me!) if you purchase, although you won’t pay one red cent more. (Yay you!)    That’s how I support my travel habit and this blog, so thanks a bunch!

    And rest assured that I only recommend items I love and enjoy myself.





    28/08/2017

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    Some say the most beautiful sound is hearing your name spoken by a loved one- show her how much you care by having her name woven into elegant gold or silver wire to wear as a necklace or a pin! Wire Name Jewelry can make your gift giving opportunity one that she’ll always remember. Our elegant custom wire jewelry can be made into any word, so you aren’t simply limited to names! Why not a favorite word or company name? The possibilities are endless. Personalized name Jewelry makes a touching and thoughtful gift- for others or for yourself! Wire jewelry is designed to be passed down for generations to come, each piece is crafted by hand in Chicago.

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    Push present is a new tradition: a gift for mother or grandmother to celebrate the birth of a child. Celebrate the birth of a child with a precious keepsake. You’ll be able to treasure the memory of this precious moment and have it close, even when your baby goes away to college! A stroller with name, is wonderful way to remind your child how happy you were to welcome him or her into the family. This unique timeless pendant with a personal touch will be a brilliant reminder of this day. Wire Name Jewelry believe that the jewelry you wear should be one of a kind, like you. We make each piece to order, just the way you want it, one at a time.

    While names are our most popular personalized gift, there is a growing trend to have us create unique custom gifts that you won’t find anywhere else. These are just some of the few concepts we’ve made into unforgettable keepsake jewelry. I can make custom jewelry from a picture or your imagination. Just email or fax your unique jewelry sketch and idea. I will translate your custom design jewelry sketch into the reality of superlative design. All handcrafted jewelry is custom made in gold filled wire and sterling silver wire, silver custom bracelet, wire neck choker, personalized mothers jewelry, personalized anklet with birth stone, choker, neck wire. Express yourself with beautiful, elegant personalized necklaces, initial necklaces, wire pins jewelry, initial pins, hat pins, name tags pin, lapel pin, wire bracelets, wire brooches, wire anklets, ankle bracelets, women’s chokers, initial pendants, or lovely semi-precious stone jewelry made into cabochons or wire rings. Choose gold filled wire and argentium sterling silver not tarnish wire: it’s your choice. Wire Name Jewelry uses only the highest quality wire to craft your jewelry design with attention to detail.

    02/08/2017

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    Travel Gift Cards and Certificates #britax #travel #system

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    Top 15 Travel Gift Cards and Certificates

    By Susan Breslow Sardone. Honeymoons & Romantic Travel Expert

    Susan Breslow Sardone is the Web’s foremost expert on Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways and the author of Destination Weddings For Dummies . She has been an About.com Expert since 1997.

    This site was named “Best of the Web in Romantic Travel” by Forbes.com, and The Week magazine echoed that praise.

    In 2015 she was elected president of the elite New York Travel Writers Association and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers Editors’ Council.

    On Honeymoons/Romantic Getaways from About.com you can travel with her to the best places in the world for couples and let her show you how to plan a memorable vacation. You can also follow Susan Breslow Sardone on Twitter and join Fans of Romantic Getaways on Facebook .

    Stumped for a gift? Travel gift cards and certificates can solve that problem. They allow recipients to choose when they want to travel and where they want to go. (And they can help to ensure a recalcitrant traveler will get moving!)

    Depending on when you buy travel gift cards, you may be able to take advantage of promotional offers that can include free shipping, a free gift, even a small gift certificate for yourself to accompany the purchase.





    16/05/2017

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    Holiday Gift Vouchers from Co-op Travel #cheap #car #rental #deals

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    Struggling for novel gift ideas for those special presents? Co-operative Travel gift vouchers could be the answer! Practically guaranteed to be appreciated by the lucky recipients, after all holidays are something enjoyed by the majority of people, wherever they choose to travel to. For many, going on their travels is the only time when they truly have the opportunity to temporarily leave their busy lives behind. At Co-operative Travel, we know this only too well, as thousands of customers trust us with their holiday bookings every year, so we have created our holiday gift vouchers as exciting alternatives to the usual birthday Christmas presents.

    Holiday vouchers also make perfect wedding presents. It is not unusual that many couples headed for the aisle already have most of the things they need for their homes, rendering fondue sets and toasters unnecessary. Yet weddings are notoriously costly affairs, meaning many couples cannot afford the honeymoons of their dreams. Yet they can when receiving Co-operative Travel gift vouchers from their families and friends. Furthermore, they can choose the destination and style of holiday for themselves, from romantic Paris or Venice city breaks. to the guaranteed winter sun of Sharm El Sheikh.

    Some unusual types of holidays might appeal to the tastes of the younger generation with forthcoming 18th or 21st birthdays. Cooptravel.co.uk gift vouchers can contribute to one of the clubbing holidays on offer at the best known party destinations in the world. At the opposite end of the generational scale, mum and dad might not be so young in years, but more than young enough at heart to appreciate Co-operative Travel gift vouchers for a landmark anniversary. Your generosity and thoughtfulness will not be forgotten as they take their places at the Captain’s Table on their dream cruise.

    We, at Co-operative Travel, really do have all your gift giving dilemmas wrapped up, just take a look for yourself at the vast range of holiday types we offer on our website. Our gift vouchers can be redeemed against each and every Co-operative Travel Direct Holiday.

    To purchase Co-operative Travel gift vouchers, call us now or pop into your local branch .





    21/04/2017

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    Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Books – Stylish Reads – Rover at

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    From four stunning and accomplished French women here is a fresh take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. Any time is the right time to celebrate Paris and all that it means to be French and this book makes a great gift for your favorite fashionista or Francophile.

    Travel Book Coffee Table Book Gift

    10. In the Spirit of Capri by Pamela Fiori

    The island of Capri is one of the worlds chicest destinations. It s where well-tanned Italians share the island s beauty with celebrities, socialites and lovers of the sea. Limoncello, the native digestivo. and to those famous Capri pants, the bright turquoise jewelry and those bejeweled sandals  this is the glamour of Capri.  And it s all captured in one stunning coffee table book called In the Spirit of Capri .

    (Bonus tip for any billionaires reading my blog right now: wrap this book up with a bottle of limoncello and a plane ticket! He-he-he!)

    Please note that all links provided in this post are affiliate links. I’ve set up associations with selected gift providers which means I may receive a small commission (Yay me!) if you purchase, although you won’t pay one red cent more. (Yay you!)    That’s how I support my travel habit and this blog, so thanks a bunch!

    And rest assured that I only recommend items I love and enjoy myself.





    21/04/2017

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    Giving the gift of flight with airline gift cards #tickets #for

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    Giving the gift of flight with airline gift cards

    Terms and conditions vary, so do your homework first

    By Allie Johnson

    Airline gift cards can be an easy way to give the gift of travel in a neat little package. Anyone considering giving one of these cards as a gift, though, should check the terms and conditions ahead of time, be careful when choosing the airline and make sure the recipient will use it (see Airline gift card comparison chart ).

    You have to make sure the card you get is convenient for the recipient, says travel expert Marybeth Bond, who offers travel tips on her website. But the nice thing is that a gift card offers flexibility — you can use it to buy a ticket to anywhere.

    Though retail gift cards have been around for well over a decade, airline gift cards took a bit longer to catch on. Many domestic airlines have now done away with gift certificates and offer only plastic or virtual gift cards. In most cases, buyers of airline gift cards don’t have to worry about the major snags associated with some retail gift cards: Most airline cards do not expire or diminish in value if the card goes unused, even for years.

    There are still catches and restrictions to watch out for, though, and even questions about whether a gift card still will be good if an airline goes bankrupt or merges. So, here’s a guide to the ins and outs of using airline gift cards.

    The best way to buy

    Walk into a major discount store, grocery store or warehouse club, and you might see airline gift cards hanging near the checkout. However, it’s best to resist the urge to make an impulse purchase, experts say. The best place to buy them is on the airline’s website, says gift card expert Kwame Kuadey, CEO of the gift-card swapping site GiftCardRescue.com. If you buy them in a store, they only come in very small denominations, and $50 or $100 is really just a down payment on a ticket.

    Purchasing multiple cards would be an option — though maybe an awkward one, since the recipient would have to keep track of all that plastic — but most airlines put restrictions on the number of cards that can be used for the purchase of a single ticket. One question to ask the airline is whether you can redeem multiple cards when booking a single ticket, Kuadey says.

    Buying the card on an airline’s website also offers added security. Websites that specialize in selling gift cards hawk airline gift cards at a discount — so do individuals on Craigslist and eBay — but just about all airlines’ terms and conditions warn that cards purchased anywhere but through the airline or an authorized retailer might not be valid.

    4 things to consider when buying an airline gift card or gift certificate

    Before airline gift cards became available, gift certificates provided a way to buy air travel for someone else. Some airlines still don’t offer gift cards, but do offer paper or electronic gift certificates. Here are some things to consider when trying to decide between a gift card and a gift certificate:

    1. As with gift cards, the maximum dollar amount of a gift certificate varies from airline to airline.
    2. Most gift certificates, like most cards, are transferable to another person. However, if there’s any chance the recipient might not use the certificate, it’s a good idea to double check.
    3. As with gift cards, places where gift certificates can be redeemed vary. Gift cards typically cannot be redeemed through a travel agent, but some gift certificates can.
    4. It is becoming more common for airlines to not offer a paper gift certificate option and instead send the certificate by email, so there’s no physical gift for the recipient to open.

    After purchasing a gift card on an airline’s website, the buyer typically has several shipping options for the card — usually standard, two-day or overnight shipping for a charge of between $3 and $15. Or, some airlines offer the free option of giving a virtual card — an email sent to the recipient with a card number and PIN number.

    Watch out for pitfalls

    Travel experts say the biggest mistake the giver of an airline gift card can make is choosing the wrong airline. To avoid that, pick an airline the recipient flies frequently or one that has a nearby hub or offers a large number of flights in and out of the major airport closest to the recipient’s home, Bond recommends. If you have a specific trip in mind, check the routes ahead of time, Bond says.

    BestFares.com CEO Tom Parsons, a budget travel expert who has been in the travel business for about 30 years, says being locked into one airline can still cause problems. For one, another airline might be offering a bargain flight to the cardholder’s chosen destination. Also, the airline might charge extra fees that the gift card recipient will have to pay out of pocket. There might be a baggage fee, a kid-flies-solo fee, change fees, a charge for a blanket and $3 for a soda pop, Parsons says. So, checking the airline’s baggage and other fees before your purchase is a good idea.

    Consumer advocates say another risk of airline gift cards is that some airlines state in their terms and conditions that they will not freeze funds on and replace a lost or stolen card. Beware. If your card is lost or stolen, you could either be in for a big hassle — or out of luck, says Jack Gillis, director of public affairs with the Consumer Federation of America. Gift card expert Kuadey agrees: These are high-value gifts, so you want to make sure the card is replaceable.

    If you’re giving an airline gift card — especially to someone who might not use it right away — a possible future airline bankruptcy also could be an issue. If an airline goes bankrupt, it’s hard to predict whether it will be easy for you to get your money, Gillis says. So, before you buy, think about, ‘How solvent is that airline?’

    In tough economic times, an airline gift card can provide the luxury of travel for someone who might not otherwise be able to afford it. But an airline gift card isn’t for everyone. For example, it might not be right to give to someone who is on too tight a budget to pay for a hotel or restaurant meals. You might have a $300 gift card, but if you don’t have the other money for a trip, the card might just sit around, Kuadey says.

    Instead, experts recommend giving an airline gift card to someone who is travel-savvy or who is planning a specific trip but hasn’t yet purchased tickets. It can also work for a friend or relative who has always wanted to go to a particular place but needs a nudge to actually take the big step and plan something. It wouldn’t be as good a gift for people who don’t have the habit of traveling, Bond says.

    Giving an airline gift card did work well for writer and designer Tamela Terry, who chipped in with her sister on a $200 American Airlines card for their mother’s birthday. Terry’s mother used the gift to fly from Texas to Maryland for a family party. It was easy peasy — completely painless, Terry says. There was a downside, though. Terry and her sister chose to have the card number and PIN sent via email to avoid a shipping fee, so the presentation was not impressive. Terry says: It was pretty underwhelming.

    Even opening a plastic gift card can seem impersonal, but experts say you can get around that with creative presentation. Gift expert Leah Ingram, author of Gifts Anytime: How to Find the Perfect Present for Any Occasion, who offers tips on her website GiftsandEtiquette.com, suggests perusing online auction sites for an unusual flight-related item, such as a vintage airline bag, and adding little extras that could come in handy on a trip — chewing gum, hand sanitizer, a map, travel-sized toiletries — along with the gift card.

    Get anything you can think of that screams airport or airplane and put it in a kitschy bag or even buy a cute new carry-on bag, Ingram says. You can really make it fun.

    Updated: November 13, 2013

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    31/03/2017

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    About Park Travel Agency Gift Certificates

    Give the gift of travel with Park Travel Agency Gift Certificates. They’re the perfect gift for any occasion. Gift Certificates can be used to purchase an airline ticket, vacation packages, hotels, cruises and other travel related services. Gift shopping has never been easier! You can purchase Park Travel Gift Certificates by: Calling Park Travel Agency at 908-756-3800. Outside NJ call: 1-800-642-PARK. Or visit our agency in person at 2119 Park Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080.

    If the price of the ticket is greater than the value of the Gift Certificate, you simply pay the difference. If the price of the ticket is less than the value of the Gift Certificate, the remaining portion will ONLY be returned to you in the form of a Miscellaneous Charge Order (MCO)

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    The expiration date of a Park Travel Agency Gift Certificate is one (1) year from the date of issuance. Tickets purchased with a Park Travel Agency Gift Certificate will expire one (1) year from date of their issuance. A Certificate is not replaceable if lost, stolen or destroyed and is VOID if sold, altered or bartered. After a Park Travel Agency Gift Certificate has been exchanged toward a ticket, the name on the ticket cannot be changed We are unable to redeem Gift Certificates online. You must present your Park Travel Agency Gift Certificate in person at 2119 Park Ave. South Plainfield, NJ 07080. You may “>Email us for more information





    28/03/2017

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