Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Years Eve Getaways

New Years Eve is always a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the brand new year ahead. And there’s no better way to ring in the New Year and a New You with an incredible (and even life-changing) vacation. Daytime’s Getaway Girl Casey Wohl is here to share some amazing New Years Eve trips with us.

On Dec. 29-Jan. 11, The Gandhian Legacy and Grassroots Development will be an epic New Years Eve adventure. Leading this unique tour to India are Dr.Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and his son Tushar Gandhi. Join Global Exchange on this once-in-a-life-time opportunity to hear Dr. Gandhi's first-hand personal stories about his grandfather and to retrace the footsteps of the great teacher of Satyagraha- non-violent direct action. Dr. Gandhi is a retired journalist, having written for the Times of India for 30 years. He is a tireless activist for peace, conflict resolution.

Looking to start your New Year with a major accomplishment? During the December 25th departure of the Kilimanjaro and The Serengeti 
Roof of Africa trip in Tanzania, travelers will begin their final ascent to the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro on December 31st. They will arrive at Uhuru Peak (Kilimanjaro Summit) on New Years Day. This will be the first year ever 
that this trip has aligned so perfectly.

St. Petersburg, Russia
Spend New Year's at the Czar's Ball in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian Winter Wonder Land: New Year's in St. Petersburg - Nobody loves New Year's Eve like the Russians do - it's the most festive holiday of the year, with parties, presents, and champagne toasts. Ring in the New Year at a late-night dinner in a Russian home, feasting, raising toasts and singing songs. Or opt to don gown and tux and join the crème de la crème at the glittering Czar's Ball at Catherine's Palace.

With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving arts and culture, an award-winning culinary scene, and the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, Denver offers an affordable mix of urban sophistication and outdoor adventure.
If you are convinced 2012 will mark the end of the world, plan to visit Denver's Hotel Teatro (AAA Four Diamond award, one of the "Top 50 Large City Hotels in the U.S" in 2009 and 2011 and "Top 500 Hotels in the World" in 2010 and 2011 by Travel + Leisure, top ten hotels in the world on Expedia's 2011 Insiders' SelectT list, etc.).
The hotel is offering three special New Years Eve packages that focus on recovery, romance and dining that range from $339 to $400. And if you are convinced the world is going to end in 2012 and want to go out in style, they offer a “Live While You Are Alive” package that includes champagne, caviar, limos, helicopter ride, private butler, in-room massages and a $25,000 shopping spree. This package starts at $35,000.

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