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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 03:00

Discover Fall in California

Fall is one of the best times of the year for a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation. Take this opportunity and let Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200  plan the perfect trip before the winter blues hit. In this guide we have selected destinations in California to visit this September, October, or November that will blow you away.

Wine Tasting During Harvest Season:

For the full wine making experience, visitors should explore Napa Valley during Harvest when winemakers and vineyard workers are working to pick grapes at the peak of ripeness. Watch as vineyard workers pass by in their trucks overflowing with grapes, and smile as they spill into the road. Many Napa Valley wineries want guests to see the entire wine making experience, from giving guided tours of the cellars to tasting wine fresh out of the barrel. However, if you are looking to get a behind-the-scenes tour of multiple wineries, the Napa Valley Wine Train, is a historic tour that combines food, wine and multiple stops at award-winning wineries around Napa in a shorter time frame than driving. There are six different tours that visitors can choose from, including a full day tour to a half day journey along 36-miles of Wine Country from Downtown Napa to St.Helena and back. Since autumn is a bustling time of year for Wine Country, we recommend that you book at least four months in advance. In the fall and winter, the train departs after sunset, allowing visitors to take in the romantic panoramic views of Napa Valley in the evening.

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Lake Tahoe: Fall Foliage:

Lake Tahoe is a top destination for winter skiing and summer hiking but between the two seasons, Lake Tahoe begins to slow down and the skies are mild. Making fall the best time to plan your trip to Tahoe. When the crowds are gone, getting around the lake is much easier for visitors. Each year Lake Tahoe hosts a wide variety of events such as their own Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson or a salmon festival called Kokanee. Along with this, all of the activities on the Lake continue throughout the season. In fact, locals call autumn the “secret season” because many people do not realize how wonderful of a time it is to visit.

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San Francisco:

The very best time to experience this bustling city is in the fall when the crowds of summer tourist have subsided, and the weather is the best. September and throughout October are some of the warmest months of the year for the city, and especially desirable because there is far less fog in the sky than other months. Additionally, there are many activities to do such as, apple picking with the family in one of the many orchards around the Bay Area, or cruise the bay for a romantic evening on The Sunset Cruise tour.

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Santa Ana Art Village:

The Artist Village hosts over 40 galleries along the open-air market in Santa Ana. The Art Walk, which takes place the first Saturday of every month is a special event that hosts many local musicians and artists who bring their work to the street. For children who are not interested in art, there are many activities such as face painting, artmusement, a Coloring Wall at M. Lovewell, and games at Good Beer Company.  Whether visitors get to experience the Art Walk or not, autumn is the best time to stroll through local design studios while the Santa Ana leaves are changing colors right before your eyes. As the sun sets, the neighborhood comes to life, and everyone in the family will enjoy their visit.

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So are you ready to visit California this fall? California has some spectacular spots for autumn foliage and all four of these locations are special in their own way. Book with Rubinsohn Travel today by calling (215) 886-5200, and let’s get started on planning your adventure today!

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Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:00

Start Planning Next Year’s Easter Vacation

We know planning a holiday vacation is always a headache, so it’s important to get ahead of your Easter travel plans for next year. At Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 we do not want our clients stuck in lines or on crowded beaches. So, we have pieced together a few destinations for your Easter travel that is guaranteed to be stress free and relaxing.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Italy

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of Italy’s premiere five-star hotels that exudes over 100 years of history. The iconic hotel is located on Lake Como with picturesque views of the Grigne Mountains and the Bellagio village. This hotel has something for everyone in the family with three swimming pools, tennis courts, lush gardens, a private beach, and an exquisite spa. Experience exceptional beauty and service while staying at one of the 90 guestrooms, suites or penthouses on your next Easter vacation. Whether you are planning a family retreat or romantic escape, this hotel will exceed everyone’s expectations.

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The Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa in Marbella, Spain

This all-inclusive resort on the beaches of Spain is a trendy destination for both adults and children. Directly on the beach with three swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, world-famous tennis club, and exclusive access to the Marbella Club Golf Resort for all hotel guests. Inside the Golf resort is an array of activities, featuring jet skis, paddle boarding, sailing, and water bicycles for all ages. For the gourmet food lovers, the resort boasts nine different restaurants including two Michelin Restaurants. Guests can also choose between staying in a suite which features an ocean-facing jacuzzi with a private terrace or a villa with your own private pool. This upscale resort will provide an unparalleled experience for all of your holiday needs.

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Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo, Florida

For the travelers who want to stay within the United States, this is the place for you. Just a short flight from Philadelphia, Playa Largo Resort is a quick getaway that will provide therapeutic views and a pleasant stay at the newly built resort. Guests can choose from one of the 177 guestrooms and suites or one of the private single-family oceanfront bungalows. Bungalows are a great pick for families that want multiple bedrooms and privacy from other hotel guests. The beachfront freshwater pool offers easy access to water sports and all four restaurants that the resort has to offer. If the pool isn’t for you, the hotel has a secluded 14.5 acre private beach. So don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to see the Florida Keys like never before seen.

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Hotel Esencia Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Overlooking the turquoise Caribbean coastline and white sandy beaches of Mexico is Esencia Resort. The resort was formerly owned by an Italian Dutchess which creates an intimate experience on private 50-acre estate. With two oceanfront pools, a newly renovated spa, and two restaurants on property it is a top choice for both couples and families. The resort offers on-site babysitting services for couples who want a romantic evening to themselves and a private swimming pool for children. During the day, guests are welcomed to use the golf course, participate in swimming, windsurfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling along the world’s second largest coral reef.

Esencia also offers guests to choose from 38 guestrooms and suites or one of the three private villas. The suites and villas both offer private pools for each room with the option of having a private staff for the entirety of your stay. The services range from a private chef to an in-room nanny daily. For guests that are staying at the resort for a special event, there is also a private three bedroom home that can accommodate up to nine people.

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Every holiday should be an excuse to get away, but Easter is a time to spend with the people you love. Next year, allow yourself the time to travel somewhere you have never been before to decompress from your schedule. All of these destinations are a must on the Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 list. Your luxury vacation is only a call away.

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We know planning a trip for a family member is always difficult, but the folks at Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 have handpicked the top destinations for this Father’s Day. Treat your dad to a getaway that he will always remember, from the golf lover and beer drinker to nature lovers and sports fans. These four Father’s Day destinations will blow your dad away.

Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island is one of the most sought after golf destinations in South Carolina and southeastern United States. Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is a highly respected course by PGA Tour players and boasts picture perfect views on every hole. With more than 15 public courses on the island, Harbour Town Golf Links ranks at no. 1. Every year the course hosts the RBC Heritage tournament on the PGA tour, the week after the masters. So this year, put your dad’s golf skills to the ultimate test at Harbour Town Golf Links.

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Lakefront Brewery Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

It is no secret that Milwaukee has some of the best breweries in America. Dive right into the fun, and join fellow Milwaukee beer enthusiasts for the town’s best tour. Located on the Milwaukee River, the brewery has become a historical landmark for the city and is home to over 200 award-winning brews. The tour lasts around 45 minutes but private tours can also be scheduled.

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Amangiri Resort in Canyon Point, Utah

This resort combines luxury, serenity, and nature. For dad’s looking to explore Utah’s best terrain, Amangiri hosts many activities from guided tours, horseback riding, kayaking, climbing, and more. There is something for everyone, if mom does not want to explore the canyons of Utah, the resort has a 25,000 square foot spa on the property. Discover everything southern Utah has to offer with a family getaway for Father’s Day weekend.

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National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

Nothing says dad like a behind the scenes tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In Cooperstown, New York, all summer long visitors have the opportunity to experience a guided tour through the Hall of Fame gallery, learn about vendors, artifacts, and the business behind the ballpark. All family members will enjoy the interactive experience. The Summer Program Series will be available daily from June 10th till June 16th, perfect for a busy dad who cannot travel on Father’s Day. It is a great mini-vacation for the family, or a special gift for dad and his friends.  

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No matter what type of dad you have, all of these Father’s Day trips will surely create an unforgettable experience. To start planning now, give Rubinsohn Travel a call at (215) 886-5200 today!

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 03:00

Get Away This Weekend

Work can be stressful, life can be stressful, and sometimes we just need a break. What better way to destress than a vacation? We know it’s hard to take time off in the middle of the year, and take a trip, which is why the experts at Rubinsohn Travel have pooled together to give you three options of weekend getaways that are easy to get to, and worth every penny. This just might be the thing you need to relax a little and get back in the swing of things.

Lewes, Delaware 

Only a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, The Blue Water House in Lewes, Delaware is the perfect place to stay for your weekend away. The hotel provides a laid-back, beachy atmosphere that is perfect for anyone seeking a relaxing weekend. Homemade breakfast is included every morning during your stay, and you are only a short walk from the Delaware Bay Beaches. While in Lewes, take advantage of the rare opportunity to tour Lightship Overfalls. The lightship is one of 17 remaining out of the 179 that were built between 1850 and 1952, and is one of the seven open to the public to be toured. It truly is a spectacle to behold, and will only take up to 45 minutes of your time. For an outdoor adventure, head over to Cape Henlopen State Park. The park features unsoiled trails that can be conquered by foot or bike, an 18 hole disc golf course, camp and picnic sites, as well as access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. The park offers outdoor activities of all kinds that will make for as adventurous or relaxing a day as you make it to be. For a piece of history, head to the Cannonball House; a former home, restaurant, laundry store, and major’s office turned maritime museum. Discover the amazing story of how the city of Lewes was able to fend off British invaders during the war of 1812 without a single casualty on their side. The museum is located in the Lewes Historical Society, which is a great place to walk around, soak in the city’s rich history, and get a breath of fresh air. 

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Berlin, Maryland 

A three-hour drive from Philadelphia, and a mere 15 minutes from Ocean City, Berlin is a small town in Maryland that you’ve probably never heard of, but you will love every moment of your visit there. The Atlantic Hotel is a victorian style building located in the center of the town that will take you back in time to a simpler era. Make an effort to snag a seat on the enclosed front porch of the on-site Drummer’s Cafe, which has been a highly acclaimed seafood destination for over a century. A meal at The Globe is a must do when visiting Berlin. The Globe Theater brought entertainment ranging from vaudeville to honky-tonk to the locals of Berlin for more than a century. The theater has since been restored, and is now a full service restaurant and bar serving delicious food, refreshing cocktails, and various forms of entertainment on a given night. Some nights feature live performers, while others feature a film to be seen while enjoying your meal. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take to the skies with Ocean City Plane Rides, and fly in an open cockpit bi-plane to see the shore like never before. Witness the wild horses of Assateague, the beautiful blue water below, and the masses of people walking the boardwalk as you soar over Ocean City. For a more relaxing environment, head to downtown Berlin and shop at local boutique stores, stop at Fins Ale House and Raw Bar for a selection of delicious oysters and craft beers on tap, or even watch artisans work their magic at Jeffrey Auxer Designs blown-glass studio.   

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Hamburg, New Jersey 

We know you’re itching for a tropical island getaway, but we also know you don’t always have the time to make it happen. Why not get the best of both worlds by staying at the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort? Located three-hours from Philadelphia, the resort is situated in the mountains of Hamburg, New Jersey, and has been acclaimed as the New York Metro area’s most unique four-season resort. The resort features a 10,000-square-foot indoor complex with freeform pools, lush foliage, and a grotto-like jacuzzi under a retractable roof. If you were looking for a weekend to break out the golf clubs, then look no further, as the resort features 6 championship courses. For those seeking a weekend of pure relaxation, give one of the two award winning spas on site a visit, and enjoy one of the many packages available to resort guests. There are dozens of outdoor activities to choose from such as hiking the various trails on the mountain, ziplining through the mountain creek, canoeing, and kayaking. We mentioned the resort was a four-season resort, so yes, skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing are available as well! Whatever you choose to do during the day, end your evening by enjoying a gourmet meal at the resort’s Restaurant Latour, famous for its delicious food and vast wine selection. 

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Whatever you’re looking for, there are options for a fulfilling weekend getaway. Everybody needs a break from time to time, so take a few days, and treat yourself! All three of these destinations offer something unique, but all of them will provide a relaxed and stress-free environment that will let you hit the reset button. Show up to work Monday feeling refreshed and ready to share your incredible trip with all of your colleagues. Don’t waste any more time, give us a call today at Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200, and plan your getaway. 

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