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Virginia’s #1 Resort – The Tides Inn

  • 06/29/2012
Virginia’s #1 Resort – The Tides Inn

In 2012 The Tides Inn is named the #1 resort in Virginia and one of Travel + Leisure's Top 50 Resorts in the U.S. and World's Best Values.  The Tides Inn is located in Irvington on a private waterfront peninsula, which is bordered by the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay. The Inn boasts a 5-Bell Marina, clay tennis courts, waterfront spa and the Golden Eagle Golf Course. Perfect location to... Build Lifelong Memories... Families, girlfriends, couples and guys getaways will find a big choice of activities including the Virginia Wine Trail, historic sightseeing, theme parks, sailing...

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Peter Island Resort & Spa with Signature Amenities

  • 06/16/2012
Peter Island Resort & Spa with Signature Amenities

The largest private island in the BVI, Peter Island is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Sir Francis Drake Channel, four miles south of Tortola. Situated amongst 1800 lush acres, Peter Island Resort & Spa boasts beautifully manicured paths with verdant landscaping and water views. Five private beaches, two distinct restaurants and bars, full-service Marina, and a 10,000 square-foot Spa awaits guests looking to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits. Hotel activities also include picnic lunches, weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party, themed...

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Our Latest Adventure – OpSail 2012 Virginia Beach

  • 06/16/2012
Our Latest Adventure – OpSail 2012 Virginia Beach

Scott and I enjoyed our recent adventure to Virginia Beach for OpSail 2012. We stayed at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront which is not far from the First Landings State Park where the Tall Ships were anchored overnight for the start of the Parade of Sails on June 8th. They were expecting around 30+ ships but there were only 15+/- ships. We have vacationed in Virginia Beach numerous times and enjoy the visiting the aquarium. We both love wildlife... so off we went to the aquarium. Turtle at the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Tall Ships at OpSail 2012 Snowy Egret White...

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Stay at Legends Resort and Discover the Magic of Moorea

  • 06/13/2012
Stay at Legends Resort and Discover the Magic of Moorea

Discover the magic of Moorea at LEGENDS RESORT in beautiful Tahiti! Moorea known as the "Magic Island", enchants couples alike with rugged mountains and tranquil waters surrounded by a vibrant reef barrier. Moorea is located 11 miles west of Tahiti.  The 4-star all-villas LEGENDS RESORT MOOREA is nested in a majestic hillside landscape... two-and three-bedroom villas with gourmet kitchens, Jacuzzis, sun loungers, a private lagoon perfect for snorkeling and breathtaking views... I AM ALL FOR BREATHTAKING VIEWS! Activities: Activity Desk, Art Gallery, Beach (Complimentary shuttle provided; 10 min drive),...

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Day at the National Harbor

  • 12/12/2011
Day at the National Harbor

I just recently spent the day at the National Harbor which is just across the Potomac River in Maryland. The sun was out... it was not crowded... so it was a perfect day to stroll around checking out the shops and restaurants! I ate lunch at Nature's Table and the Roast Beef Bluez Panini was very good. I will stop back in Nature's Table on a future visit during warmer months for a Smoothie or Gelato... and another Panini. The National Harbor offers something for all ages... right now the Gaylord National has ICE! featuring DreamWorks' Merry Madagascar now through January 8th... Fireworks Friday...

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Take me to the Beach

  • 05/20/2011
Take me to the Beach

Vacation Plans for the Rest of the Year! Just finished booking our hotel in Nags Head, North Carolina. We will be staying 3 nights... decided on a hotel over a rental property.  If we were vacationing for a week or more then I would have chosen a condo or house... kitchen and more privacy. Plan on seeing a lot of sights... up early to see the sunrise... couple of lighthouses... Cape Hatteras National Seashore... plenty of beach walking. We definitely want to see the Manteo Lighthouse which is pictured above. Comfort Inn South Oceanfront - Nags Head, NC Then off to Turks and Caicos...

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Hottest Travel Destinations of the Season

  • 05/09/2011

Planning a summer vacation? We have the inside scoop on the hottest destinations of the season. Whether you need a budget-conscious escape, a romantic rendezvous abroad or a trip that the whole family will enjoy, we have just the vacation values you are looking for this summer. Destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe and the South Pacific.  Want to go somewhere else, I can help with any destination. Click on the link for REALPLANZ Travel eNewsletter for the latest deals.  Contact Dixie Wiley at 703-347-5224 or email Dixie.Wiley@gmail.com to plan your summer vacation.

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Experience the Wonders of the South Pacific and Asia

  • 03/02/2011
Experience the Wonders of the South Pacific and Asia

Tahiti, The Pearl of the Pacific Each of the many islands of Tahiti is a tiny paradise set in the amazing azure blue waters of the Pacific. Known as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, American couples can now be legally married in the famed islands! Couples can tie the knot or enjoy an unforgettable anniversary on white-sand beaches, at a chapel suspended above the lagoon or aboard a luxurious yacht in the middle of a lagoon. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Taiwan: An Extravagance of Flavors Taiwan offers a fascinating panorama of dining options, from street...

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