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5 Places To Lust for in December

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Although December is here and the Christmas season is upon us. I can’t help but think of the beach. There is still a few weeks left for the Ski Season in me to kick in. So, for now, a quick getaway from Dubai is in order, that’s why I leave tonight!! I have also added an offer with ATS Travel to Bali. Worth a shot. Have a beautiful December! There is lust and then there is love. They are related, but still very different things. Almost invisible.

Here is the list of the 5 places I am lusting for in December right before we ring the bell in Zanzibar on January 1 2015.

With love,

TJD

Vietnam

How to get there Emirates and Etihad

Where to stay – Six Senses and Intercontinental

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Vietnam Ha Long Bay

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Sri Lanka

How to get there – Fly Dubai and Emirates fly directly

Where to stay – Reviewing as we write Cocoon Resort and Serene Pavilion

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Serene Pavilions

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Seychelles

How to get there – Emirates flies straight to Seychelles in 4 hours from Dubai

Where to stayHilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa  or MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

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Bali

How to get there – Emirates to Jakarta or Singapore Airlines flies directly to Bali (With 1 stop at Singapore)

Where to stayMelia or Four Seasons Hotel

{ATS offer in January: One-Bedroom Duplex Suite starting at 1540 AED per night (15% Discount) plus complimentary daily breakfast

Anantara Seminyak Hotel            5*
ATS offer in January: Anantara Suite starting at 850 AED per night plus complimentary daily breakfast

The Stones Hotel             5*
ATS offer in January: Deluxe Room Garden View starting at 580 AED per night}

Contact [email protected] PROMOCODE: ‘TJD’

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Bali Surfing Memories

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Zanzibar

How to get thereFly Dubai flies from Dubai to Zanzibar so does Emirates with a stop over at Dar Es Salaam International Airport (DAR)

Where to stay –  Double Tree by Hilton or The Residence Zanzibar Karibu

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The Residence Zanzibar

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  1. PoisedinPrint.com by Reginia Cordell says:

    From this list, I’ve only been to Sri Lanka. I’d love to check out the other locales, especially Seychelles and Zanzibar.

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