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December in the Land of the Long White Cloud
 By News on the Net   --Vacation Resorts, Travel

As Canadians bundle up to brave the winter holiday season weather in Canada, it’s summertime in New Zealand. The country’s beautiful beaches, fabulous wine regions, world-class or budget-friendly golf courses, biking and hiking are all great reasons to check out Santa Claus in New Zealand.

Luxe Holiday Offers in Palm Beach, Seattle and Naples
 By News on the Net   --Vacation Resorts, Travel


In anticipation of the most wonderful time of the year, The Brazilian Court Hotel presents the ultimate holiday shopping package with “Shop the Tropics,” available Nov. 16 - Dec. 18, starting at $18,000 two/nights.

Travel feature: Jersey
 By Tim Saunders   --Vacation Resorts, Travel

“Little bits of France dropped into the sea and picked up by Britain.”

That is how Victor Hugo, the French poet, referred to the Channel Islands. We discover this at Jersey’s Living Legend Village where a fascinating video featuring Tony Robinson, John Nettles (who played Bergerac, Jersey’s famous detective) and other celebrities provides an insight into Jersey’s past. From smuggling through to German occupation, this is a land rich in history.

Winter Getaway:  Weekend Winter-vention
 By News on the Net   --Vacation Resorts, Travel

With mild weather, popular theme parks and great accommodations, Orlando ranks No. 3 for top destinations for domestic winter travel (, and this season Marriott Orlando hotels invite travelers to wind down and warm up with a “Weekend Winter-vention” escape, with rates starting at $109/night, for stays now - March 31, 2015. Offering 20% savings and a $25 daily hotel credit — when using promo code: P91 — guests can reclaim their weekends with great rates and added value at five exclusive Orlando hotels across four Marriott brands, including:

THANKSGIVING GETAWAY: Orlando World Center Marriott
 By News on the Net   --Vacation Resorts, Travel

As Thanksgiving travel has continued to increase over the past five years (AAA), Orlando World Center Marriott invites families to flock to Orlando and indulge in a stress-free “Thanksgiving Getaway,” available now - Nov. 30, 2014, starting at $179/night — offering holiday revelers a $25 resort credit per night and complimentary self-parking when using promotional code: HO9.

Canadian Hobbit Fan Contest Winner Visits Hobbiton
 By News on the Net   --Vacation Resorts, Travel

Gearing up for the final big screen journey to Middle-earth with the December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the third film in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy, an army of keen Hobbit fans, their guests, and around 40 high profile international media have converged on New Zealand for The Hobbit Fan Fellowship, a six-day Middle-earth adventure.

Travel Feature:  Easton Farm Park, Suffolk, UK
 By Tim Saunders

One family has stayed in the same holiday cottage on a Suffolk farm nine times. Numerous others have stayed on almost as many occasions.

Shop the Tropics at The Brazilian Court Hotel, Palm Beach
 By News on the Net

Can you believe the holidays are almost here?! In anticipation of the most wonderful time of the year, The Brazilian Court Hotel presents the ultimate holiday shopping package with “Shop the Tropics,” available Nov. 16 - Dec. 18, starting at $18,000 two/nights.

Epic Escape: Champagne Wishes
 By News on the Net

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort invites revelers to escape the hustle-and-bustle of seasonal stressors and savor an ultra-luxury celebration with the all-inclusive “Champagne Wishes” escape, available now - Feb. 28, 2015, starting at $18,000 three/nights.*

Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley, California, Announces End of Year Renovation Plans
 By News on the Net

CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -  Tucked in the lush mountain valley between the Monterey peninsula and the Big Sur coast,  the exclusive Bernardus Lodge & Spa today announced plans for a three-month, all-encompassing property restoration to the iconic resort destination. Project plans include upgrading luxury accommodations, creating a stunning new lobby space, reinventing the pool experience and refreshing the dining destinations.

Lonely Planet Says Ireland one of the Best in Travel for 2015
 By News on the Net

(Toronto, ON) – Lonely Planet has named Ireland one of the best countries in the world to visit in 2015.

Trinity College Dublin Holds the Largest Collection of Samuel Beckett Letters of any Research Librar
 By News on the Net

Dublin,  – Trinity College Library Dublin has just purchased the most extensive collection of Samuel Beckett letters (347 in number) ever to have been offered for public sale. It now holds the largest collection of Beckett letters of any research library in the world. It is a fitting home for the correspondence of one of Trinity College Dublin’s most famous alumni.