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Blame It On Rio


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Step into Rio. Visually breathtaking, Rio is one of the most energetic & passionate cities in the world. It boosts the largest street Carnival in the world, hottest beaches, steamy rainforests & surrounded by the majestic Sugarloaf Mountain. Christ the Redeemer spreads his arms… As the lyrics go, “Music and Passion are always in Fashion at the Copa…”

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Take the High Road – VIP Private Access – Secure sold out restaurant reservations, first class hotels, access to sport venues. (Access to “Girl From Ipanema” on your own)
Pleasure – Limo at airport, all transportation, private guide & on-site host
Personal Sports Specialist – Create your unique trip

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First Class Accommodations

* Caesar Park Ipanema by Sofitel – Brazil’s best beachfront hotel w/unsurpassed terrace views of the beach below. It’s easy to be a voyeur from up high.
* Hotel Santa Teresa – A coffee plantation transformed into a luxurious boutique hotel. Eco–chic w/tropical gardens, Brazilian art & top rated romantic bar. Santa Teresa is home to all Olympic Event Zones. It’s all about location!
* Porto Bay Rio International – What is Rio without Copacabana? Located directly on the beach, this full service hotel offers sunset views and Bossa Nova sounds while sipping your potent caipirinha!

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* Barra da Tijuca – Olympic Park! 20 venues with 23 sports that are hosted.
* Copacabana Zone – “Hottest spot north of Havana.” It’s all about sun, beach, sports & hot sexy swimwear or not! Volleyball, triathlons, cycling, sailing, rowing & canoeing (rippling those muscles are also a sport) Add cafes & dance clubs.
* Maracanã Zone – Let the games begin! Mark your calendar for the opening & closing ceremony in Maracana Stadium. Everyone will be there!
* Deodoro – Come prepared for the first “Extreme” Sports Park (X Park) an eclectic mix of the most traditional sports. How about an artificial white water canoeing course in the middle of the city? Think loud, fast & furious. Bring earplugs!

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Go Local – Need more space? Rent an apartment or a villa. Choose from over 250 apartments from cozy studios to five star luxury properties. In Rio, it’s all about the view. Choose from duplex ocean front penthouses, to private swimming pools, to 4 bedroom houses (perfect for families.) Plus you can make multiple caipirinhas!

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Cartagena, Colombia

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Cartagena, Colombia

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Are you green with envy? Columbia, the world’s exporter of emeralds & the 3rd happiest country in the world! Perhaps because the most beautiful women live there! (Miss Universe 2015 & Sofia Vagara) Or is it the steamy coffee or steamy men?

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Travel to Columbia as a VIP. Want a seamless vacation? Stay at the best, dine at the best; you deserve the best!

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Why Go?
* One of the most diversified countries in the world!
* UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site
* 2nd most bio-diversified country in the world
* 2nd highest number of national holidays – love long weekends.
* Amazon Rain Forests
* Tayrona National Park & the Lost City
* Spectacular beaches
* Botero Art

Cartagena – Bursting in Color

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* Romance, food & dancing (is there anything else?)
* Stunning walled city, cobblestone-winding streets & squares, vivid colored buildings, unique shopping, azure beaches.
* Known as the “Green City.” Emerald stores & factory lined streets. Taxi drivers know the “real shops.” People on the street guide you to the best (their cousin’s store.) Be savvy – all that glitters could be green glass!

Stay – Sofitel Legend Santa Clara – a monastery turned hotel located in the old city.
Dine – Don Juan – who can resist? Not the President of Columbia! Basque specialties.
Play – Bazurto Social Club – mingle w/society & hit the floor calypso style!

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Bogota – “The Heart & Soul of the Andes”

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* Modern shopping malls, glass towers & museums mixed w/ shanties, open air markets & colonial churches.
* Must see Gold Museum but you can’t shop there. Need exercise? Climb up to the Church on top of Monserrate.
* Wander the historic La Candelaria & Plaza de Bolivar connected by pedestrian walkways where hotels & bars mix w/colonial churches.

Stay – W Bogotá – What’s your pleasure? Business by day, play at night. It’s a W!
Dine – Magnolio – Be seen w/models, actors & bankers. It’s the hottest restaurant!
Play – La Villa mixes rock, pop and salsa. Kick back & party. It’s the City of Music.

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Medellin – Spring Fever

* Thriving metropolis boasting a vibrant food scene
* Nestled in a narrow valley against jagged peaks – perfect year round climate.
* Largest fashion event – Colombiamoda – half-naked models (both sexes) in July.
* Festival of Flowers – Biggest outdoor flower parade in the world!

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Cali – Feel The Heat

* World Capitol of Salsa
* Hot gritty city with passion for life & festivals
* Rich in Afro-Colombian heritage
* From barrios to slick clubs everyone moves to the beat of salsa
* Feria de Cali – most important Cali festival w/ salsa contest at its center
* Festival de Petronio a concert featuring music of the Pacific Coast of Columbia

VIP Travel Experience tapped Sandy Mandel & Barbara Winchell of Wear2Where for the latest in traveling in style.

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Swing into Golf


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Are you addicted to golf? You start out young after school. You call in sick at work the minute new clubs arrive, find tees in your pockets, one hand is tanner than the other. It’s you against the course. Just remember you need balls to play!

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Come to Grips
As a VIP gain access to private clubs, private planes, preferential tee times. Leave sand & water for the beach. Don’t get trapped.

Australia – Get Down

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10% of the Australian population plays golf down under! 6th largest country in the world & tiny Melbourne has the best golfing. Just aim for the birdie.
* West Course, Royal Melbourne Golf Course – best in Australia.
* Kingston Heath Golf Club scores a close second. Located in the “Sand Belt Area” of Melbourne.
Punta Cana Dominican Republic – Golf & Romance – Score!

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A perfect hot get-away. Golf on your honeymoon! That should go over well.

* Paradisus Palma Real – All-inclusive 5 star luxury resort.
* Corales Golf Club – Play sizzling Devils Elbow, along natural cliffs & coves designed by Tom Fazio. “Stay Up” for the challenge.
* Punta Espada Golf Club – #1 Best Golf Course in the Caribbean & Mexico designed by Jack Nicklaus.
* La Cana Golf and Beach Club – Comparable to Pebble Beach. Consists of 27 holes, three nines designed by P. B. Dye. Hot dogs & beer on 28
* Westin for La Cana & Corales Stay “on course” with the All- inclusive.

Vietnam -“Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year”

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Tour the country like a pro. It’s exotic, historic & dramatic, a country now emerging as a major player. Crossing the street is as challenging as a hole in one especially when surrounded by water!

As a VIP visit the French Colonial city of Saigon, tour Cu Chi Tunnel & travel to the ancient wooden town of Hoi An. Ride a “Cyclo” through the old quarter of Hanoi, view dramatic limestone cliffs from your “Junk” on Halong Bay, tan on China Beach climb the Marble Mountains of Danang. Don’t forget you’re there to play golf!

Near Saigon – Take a Drive

* Vietnam Golf & Country Club – Home of the Vietnam Masters.
West Course – Single-digit handicap players apply! It’s a long course!
East Course designed by Lee Trevino – course hazardous to your health bunkers, water, undulating greens a challenge for the pros!“ Think twice before “going for it.”
* Long Thanh Golf Club – Ron Fream designed this scenic 36-hole course, finally a relaxing golf course. Until you hit the tree.

Hanoi – The French Quarter Oui Oui!

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* King Is’Island – Play night golf. Accessed only by boat! Watch your step!
* Chi Linh Star – Masterpiece in tech design spread over 324 hectares of lakes & rolling hills. Designed to International standards.
* Danang Golf Club – Greg Norman designed course. Watch for par 3, 16th hole. Distracting long-tail boats might cause you to get on board!

Where’s the Putter?

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Scotland –You’ve Scored!

What’s the ultimate men’s fantasy? Women? No it’s not about women, it’s about golf in Scotland. Let VIP get you into the game. Be taken to the most famous golf courses in the world & be treated royally.

* 9 nights start & end in London 5 star hotel then private aircraft to Edinburgh.
* Arrive at KIncross House. Eat wild boar & drink whiskey – What a start!
* Golf break? Play polo, archery, shoot clay pigeons, curl or sit in the whiskey library & guess what you would do? Play day/night. End the night in the casino.
* Play Kincross, Gleneagles, Royal Troon & end at St. Andrews. Either play or watch the final day of British Open off the 16th tee in the Village.
* VIP handles your green fees, motorized buggies, caddies and transfers.
* Be wined /dined & entertained – could be opera, bagpipes, pianist or a masseuse.
Not sure any woman could treat guys this royally!

Take a swing from any angle. Especially when the “lie” may look better lying down. . Let VIP could help keep you at par.

Smoking Hot Golf

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