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1P. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa (Canada) Culinary Experience including Workshop, Private
Tour, Dinner and Executive Chef Meet & Greet, 3-Night Stay at Fairmont Château Laurier, and
Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: Priceless
Pay This Price: $3,250

This Experience Includes:
•     1-day demo and workshop class for (2) at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, Ontario
•     VIP tour of the facilities and history of Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa
•     Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures Dinner with Wine Pairings for (2) and Meet &
Greet with Executive Chef Yannick Anton
•     3-night stay at the Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa
•     Daily breakfast for (2)
•     Round-trip coach class airfare for (2) from the contiguous U.S. to Ottawa, Canada
•     The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) - Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute is
Canada's only campus for Le Cordon Bleu. Located in the heart of Canada’s picturesque capital,
Ottawa’s rich history in gastronomy and flare for French architecture makes it the perfect destination
to experience a culinary journey. Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute operates out the
former Munross Mansion, a historic building constructed 1874. The original building has been
restored and is home to Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures.

Enjoy a one-day class for (2) designed for food enthusiasts - From a series on flavors from
countries around the globe to planning and preparing special occasion meals and dishes, these
classes are ideal for everyone from beginners to professionals. Learn from world-class chefs as
they teach the latest techniques that can be used to achieve your very own masterpieces at home.
The unrivalled Le Cordon Bleu teaching methodology combines a 3-hour demonstration followed by
a 3-hour hands-on practical workshop in a professionally equipped kitchen. Tilted overhead mirrors
and video cameras give students a chef's eye view of specific techniques as they are being
performed. After the demonstration, the group is encouraged to taste the completed dishes and
then create them during the hands-on workshop.

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Private History & Facilities Tour - Receive a VIP tour of the facilities
and history of Le Cordon Bleu.
Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures Dinner with Wine Pairings for (2) and Meet & Greet with
Executive Chef Yannick Anton – Enjoy a dinner with wine pairings for two, including a meet and
greet opportunity with Chef Anton. Le Cordon Bleu Bistro @ Signatures combines the finest French
cuisine from the highly acclaimed 5-diamond Le Cordon Bleu Signatures restaurant with the
relaxed, casual ambiance of bistroCordonBleu. Originally from the South of France, Chef Yannick
Anton was appointed Executive Chef of Le Cordon Bleu Signatures Restaurant in November 2006,
where he showcases local ingredients such as game, foie gras and seasonal produce. Dinner
includes taxes and gratuities.

All classes take place from 12:00 PM-6:30 PM

Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa - Enjoy a three-night stay including daily breakfast for (2) at
this 4-star luxury hotel. Located in the heart of Ottawa next to the Parliament Buildings, the
landmark Fairmont Château Laurier is a magnificent limestone edifice with turrets and masonry
reminiscent of a French château. The Rideau Canal offers miles of bicycle and inline skating paths
and the world's longest skating rink just outside your door.

American Airlines - This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any
American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States to Ottawa, Canada, subject to
availability. A minimum of three nights or a Saturday night stay is required. AAdvantage miles may
be earned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program.
Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The
following blackout dates apply: 2011: Nov 18-23, Nov 26-28, Dec 16-23, Dec 26-31.
2012: Jan 1-2; Feb 17-20; Mar 9-12, 16-18, 23-25; Apr 6-9; May 25-28; Jun 29-Jul 1, Jul 6-8; Nov
16-21, 24-26; Dec 21-24, Dec 28, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.

Airfare certificates will have a one-year expiration from the date of purchase. Any airport departure
taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations
are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases
are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air
rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.


2P. Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Michigan Avenue Shopping Spree, 3-Night Stay and Airfare
for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: Priceless
Pay This Price: $3,500

This Experience Includes:
•     $1000 Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree with a Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Consultant
in Chicago; plus a champagne toast and dessert for (2)
•     3-night stay at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago
•     Round-trip coach class airfare for (2) within the contiguous U.S. and Canada
•     The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service
Saks Fifth Avenue - Saks Fifth Avenue is renowned as an arbiter of modern style. From the day its
doors opened in 1924, the purpose of this retail legend has always been the same: to be the first
and only choice for the most discerning consumers, the ones with the highest expectations. Saks
offers the finest designer collections for men and women, as well as accessories, cosmetics and
home furnishings, all supported by highly personalized customer relationships. With modern energy
and great fashion authority, Saks Fifth Avenue pays tribute to - and continues to enhance - a rich
legacy of exceptional style and service.

Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card - Enjoy a $1,000 gift card for all purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fashion Consultant - Your group of (2) will work with a Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion
Consultant for your shopping needs, subject to availability.

Champagne Toast & Dessert - Enjoy a champagne toast and dessert for (2).

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago - Enjoy a three-night stay at this 4-star property
located in downtown Chicago. With an individualized retro style, terrazzo floors instead of marble,
plump velvet furnishings in muted tones, and a techno-contemporary profile keyed to the media
age, this hotel stands ready to meet your needs. The gym and indoor lap pool are on the fourth floor
and open to a triangular sundeck. The outstanding features in the guest rooms are the incredible
views, either north toward the Chicago skyline and Soldiers Field or south toward the lakefront and
Comiskey Park.

American Airlines - This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any
American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to anywhere American
Airlines flies in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada, subject to availability. A minimum of
three nights or a Saturday night stay is required. AAdvantage miles may be earned in accordance
with the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program. Miles cannot be utilized to
upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The following blackout dates
apply: 2011: Jun 17-19, 24-26; Jul 1-5; Nov 18-23, 26-28; Dec 16-23, 26-31. 2012: Jan 1-2; Feb
17-20; Mar 9-12, 16-18, 23-25; Apr 6-9; May 25-28; Jun 29-Jul 1, Jul 6-8; Nov 16-21, 24-26; Dec
21-24; Dec 28, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.

Airfare certificates will have a one-year expiration from the date of purchase. Any airport departure
taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations
are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases
are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless
where specified.



3P. Costa Rica Marriott Resorts 5-Night Stay with Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: $6,490
Pay This Price: $3,650

This Experience Includes:
•     A total of (5) nights year-round at your choice of participating Marriott Resorts in
Costa Rica
•     Daily breakfast for (2)
•     Round-trip coach class airfare from the contiguous U.S. or Canada to Central America
•     The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

Costa Rica, which translates literally as "Rich Coast", attracts more than one million visitors eager to
catch a wave, bathe under a waterfall, spot a sloth or otherwise enjoy paradise. This tiny Central
American country embodies the perfect appreciation of life’s simple delights. It is no doubt that
Costa Rica was named "the happiest place" on earth for its most content people, best ecological
footprint and the average life expectancy according to the Happy Planet Index (HPI). So, whether
you’re a beach bum, surf nut, nature enthusiast or just someone looking to chill out and escape the
world, visit Costa Rica and experience a vacation like no other!

Enjoy a total of (5) nights including daily breakfast for (2) year-round at either or both of these
Marriott® resorts in Costa Rica. Subject to availability and cannot be used during hotel special
events. Transportation between these two locations is not included.

JW Marriott® Guanacaste Resort & Spa (Tamarindo) - A stunning 4.5 star oceanfront resort
quickly being recognized as one of the most magnificent in Latin America, the resort is located on
the country's northwestern coast and offers the comforts and luxuries associated with JW Marriott in
an environment that is richly and authentically Costa Rican. The resort is located on a pristine
secluded beach, unspoiled and peacefully surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican nature. With
a choice of three beaches, championship golf, an equestrian center, world-class spa and more, your
experience will be unforgettable. The 18-hole championship course is a masterpiece of golf
architect Mike Young. Be sure to pause at the 15th hole overlooking the serene and blue Pacific.
This resort is located approximately 116 miles northwest of San Jose International Airport.

Los Suenos Marriott® Ocean & Golf Resort (Playa Herradura) - Recognized by Travel+Leisure
magazine readers as one of the "World's Best", this resort is nestled between the warm waters of
the Pacific Gulf of Nicoya and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. A memorable Costa Rica beach
resort vacation awaits, gliding from tree to tree on a canopy tour or just sitting back and relaxing
along the palm-lined free-form pool. This resort also features six restaurants and lounges in
magnificent settings that heighten the experience. Set alongside the rainforest, the La Iguana 18-
hole Championship Golf Course offers not only a challenging layout, but a gallery of friendly
monkeys and brightly hued macaws. Try your luck at the Stellaris Casino or simply pamper yourself
with a Costa Rican inspired massage at the new Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat. This resort is
located approximately 60 miles southwest of San Jose International Airport.

NOTE: Transportation between these two locations is not included.

American Airlines - This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any
American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to anywhere American
Airlines flies in Central America, subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. Flights will
not accrue AAdvantage miles. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a
higher level of service. The following blackout dates apply: 2011: Dec 16-31. 2012: Jan 1-2;
Feb 17-20; Mar 9-12, 16-18, 23-25; Apr 6-9; May 25-28; Jun 29-Jul 1, Jul 6-8; Nov 16-21, 24-26;
Dec 21-24, Dec 28, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.
Airfare certificates will have a one-year expiration from the date of purchase. Any airport departure
taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations
are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases
are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air
rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.




4P. Celebrate Mardi Gras (February 19-21, 2012) in New Orleans with an Exclusive VIP
Balcony Party on Bourbon Street, 3-Night Stay and Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: Priceless
Pay This Price: $4,600

This Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience Includes:
•     (2) invitations to an exclusive VIP party celebration on a private balcony (Monday,
February 20, 2012) at La Bayou Restaurant on Bourbon Street
•     Unlimited food and drinks during the 7-hour party
•     3-night stay (February 19-21, 2012) at the newly-reopened Hyatt Regency New Orleans
•     Round-trip coach class airfare for (2) from within the contiguous U.S. and Canada to
New Orleans
•     The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

French for "Fat Tuesday," Mardi Gras is a world-famous New Orleans festival attracting more than
six million visitors every year. The largest and most elaborate parades take place the last five days
of the carnival season, which is when you will be there!

On Sunday night, your first night in town, join in as crowds gather to watch the Bacchus parade
(named for the Roman god of wine), one of the first Krewes to have celebrities appear as Kings of
its parade. Past Kings of Bacchus have included William Shatner, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, and
more recently, James Gandolfini, Hulk Hogan, Val Kilmer, and 2010 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.
Monday is known as Lundi Gras (aka “Fat Monday”) when some parade Krews arrive by boat on the
Mississippi River front at the foot of Canal Street. Your last night will be Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday”,
with celebrations beginning early in the day with larger parades starting Uptown and ending at
Canal Street. Everyone should experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans at least once -- there’s a
reason it’s called the “Greatest Free Show on Earth!”

La Bayou Restaurant Exclusive Balcony Party on Bourbon Street (“Fat Monday”, February
20, 2012) - This is an exclusive VIP party celebration for a group of no more than 70 attendees,
offering unlimited food and beverages (including “Hurricanes”), private restrooms, and in/out access
between the party and remainder of La Bayou Restaurant and Bourbon Street. Throw Mardi Gras
beads, drink a tall “Hurricane” and dine on spectacular New Orleans cuisine! You and your guest
will join in an exclusive VIP group party celebration on a coveted balcony above Bourbon Street on
Monday night during the final days of Mardi Gras. This is one of the largest party rooms and
balconies on Bourbon Street, occupying the entire second floor of La Bayou Restaurant, home of
“true New Orleans cookin’”. The old-time roll-up windows open to a spectacular view of the world-
famous Bourbon Street craze where you can throw Mardi Gras beads into the crowds below.
A buffet of popular local cuisine will include a selection such as seafood gumbo, blackened chicken
crawfish penne pasta, chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya, and BBQ brisket, plus a variety of
sides. An open bar will be stocked with brand name alcohol, a selection of red and white wines,
beer, soft drinks, and unlimited “Hurricanes” – a New Orleans specialty. Private party will be
available from 6:00PM to 1:00AM. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend the party.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans - Enjoy a three-night stay (Sunday-Tuesday; February 19-21,
2012) at this newly renovated property. The Hyatt Regency New Orleans was one of the most visual
representations of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. More than five years later, this hotel will be re-
opening in Fall 2011. Take advantage of its premier setting – adjacent to the Louisiana Superdome
and New Orleans Arena, blocks from the French Quarter and the Mississippi River front. Enjoy
strikingly sophisticated guest rooms and amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, a heated
outdoor pool and sundeck, two restaurants and lounges, a full-service Starbucks, and 24-hour
grab-n-go fresh market.

Airfare - This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any destination in the 48
contiguous United States or Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana, subject to availability. Miles cannot
be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. Airfare certificates
will have a one-year expiration from the date of purchase. Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel
surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Must be booked a minimum of 90 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability.
Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable.
Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.


5P. Machu Picchu in Orient-Express Luxury 7-Night Experience with Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: $14,538
Pay This Price: $8,500

This Experience Includes:
•      3-night stay in a classic room including daily breakfast for (2) at the Hotel Monasterio
in Cuzco
•      1-night stay in a double occupancy king room including buffet breakfast, a-la-carte
lunch and dinner for (2) at Restaurant Tampu at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
•      3-night stay in a city-view Executive Suite including daily buffet breakfast for (2) at the
Miraflores Park Hotel Lima
•      Round-trip coach class airfare from the contiguous U.S. or Canada to South America
(excluding Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay)
•      Round-trip coach class airfare from Lima to Cuzco
•      The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

Hotel Monasterio (Cuzco, Peru) “Orient Express Hotels” - Enjoy a three-night stay in a classic
room including daily breakfast at this prestigious member of Conde Nast’s Gold List as the #1 rated
property in Peru. One of the Top 500 Hotels in the World and the #1 rated hotel in Peru according to
Travel+Leisure Magazine. You will experience days and nights in the hallowed colonial San Antonio
Abad seminary, built more than 300 years ago, and today is known as the Hotel Monasterio. While
providing you with the comforts and quality of a modern 5-star hotel, it is the only museum hotel
where you can experience a unique encounter with Cuzco's Inca and Spanish traditions. Blackout
dates: December 23rd-January 3rd.

From Cuzco to explore the Andes and Machu Picchu, we suggest you take advantage of PeruRail
linking the tourist highlights of the Andes, with the most popular route being the Cusco – Machu
Picchu route. This 3 1/2 hour journey takes you through a changing landscape. First there is a steep
climb out of San Pedro Station in Cusco by means of a series of switchbacks, known locally as the
‘Zig.-Zag’. Soon the train descends into the Sacred Valley, passing by lush, green fields and colorful
villages in the foothills of the Andes. From here on, there are wonderful vistas of the mountains and,
deep in its dramatic canyon, the beautiful Urubamba River running through the Sacred Valley. And
what a destination awaits you! Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, is one of the wonders of
the world. PeruRail is NOT included in this package.

Machu Picchu: Relax peacefully and pleasantly in a magical place you will never forget. The
ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu is one of the world’s most important heritage sites. A place of
unforgettable sunrises and magical moon nights located at the top of Aguas Calientes, just in the
hearth of the valley of the Incas.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge “Orient Express Hotels” - Enjoy a one-night stay in a double
occupancy king room including buffet breakfast, a-la-carte lunch and dinner for (2) at Restaurant
Tampu at the only hotel located within the boundaries of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel, 8,200 feet
above sea level. This prestigious member of Conde Nast’s Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels
in the World according to Travel+Leisure Magazine rankings allows you to enjoy unforgettable
sunrises, magical moonlit nights and the remains of the ancient culture of this unique place,
considered part of the world's cultural heritage. Some of the rooms offer views over the majestic
mountains. Relax peacefully and pleasantly in a magical place you will never forget. Blackout
dates: December 23rd-January 3rd.

Miraflores Park Hotel Lima, Peru “Orient Express Hotels” - Enjoy a three-night stay in an
Executive Suite featuring a city view including daily buffet breakfast for (2). Every detail of the room
has been designed with the utmost care to pamper and please; from the exquisite ocean views, to
the fine cotton linen on the beds, to the size of the showerheads in the marbled bathrooms, to the
top-of-the-line business amenities and connections. This property enjoys a privileged location in the
heart of Miraflores, famous for its elegant homes, financial centers and entertainment close to the
ocean. Lima, which used to be called the “City of Kings,” is a cosmopolitan city of about 8 million
inhabitants and has a beautiful and historical city center which boasts buildings dating back to the
colonial days.

International Airfare - American Airlines - This package includes round-trip coach class service
for (2) from any American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to any
American Airlines destination in South America (excluding Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay),
subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. Flights will not accrue AAdvantage miles.
Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The
following blackout dates apply: 2011: Nov 16-21, 24-26; Dec 16-31. 2012: Jan 1-2; Feb 17-20;
Mar 9-12, 16-18, 23-25; Apr 6-9; May 25-28; Jun 29-Jul 1, Jul 6-8; Nov 16-21, 24-26; Dec 21-24,
Dec 28, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.

Domestic Airfare - This package includes round-trip coach class airfare for (2) from Lima to Cuzco.
Airfare certificates will have a one-year expiration from the date of purchase. Any airport departure
taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations
are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases
are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air
rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.

				
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