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Enjoy the Autumn!

 

The final stretch of the year has begun. If you’re thinking of Mexican Caribbean, now, you may fly from Cancun to Cozumel, or enjoy the Maroma Adventure Park. Read the article with all the details.

And because planning ahead enables traveling anywhere in the world, follow theeveryday life saving tips we suggest so you can travel without limits.

For those willing to rediscover the marvelous city of New York this Fall, may we suggest you to watch the video of the month, featuring the Manhattan Club, only 5 minutes away from Central Park.

Lastly, check upon the last minute offers on our website, where you will find the best destinations with great promotions.

Happy holidays!

April is a great month for traveling…

Take advantage of your membership by staying in one of our New York City hotels. Read a special article with 5 extraordinary sites your should definitely check out on your next visit to the “city that never sleeps”.
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We wish you a happy vacation.

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Memorable love stories filmed in NYC and Paris

“Love is in the air.”

What would be of the film industry without incredible locations where love stories and romance happen? The streets, parks, restaurants or skyscrapers where characters interact not only do they play a major role in romance but the city where love unfolds becomes a character as well with its own identity, thoughts, conflicts, feelings and emotions. For decades, New York and Paris have been the favorite cities for cinematographers to shoot a love story. Here are 7 movies where NYC and Paris have starred in.

hearth Midnight in Paris (2011)

Written and directed by Woody Allen, this romantic comedy-fantasy film won both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Screenplay. is set in Paris.

While on a trip to Paris vacationing with his fiancée’s wealthy, conservative parents, a successful but creatively unfulfilled Hollywood screenwriter (Owen Wilson) finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

They go to a party for Jean Cocteau where the astonished Gil realizes that he has been transported back to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Cole Porter, Alice B. Toklas, Josephine Baker and Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway.

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hearth Amélie (2001)

Amélie is a shy waitress in a Montmartre café in Paris. After returning a long-lost childhood treasure to a former occupant of her apartment, and seeing the effect it has on him, she decides to set out on a mission to make others happy and in the meantime pursues a quirky guy who collects discarded photo booth pictures.

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hearth Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Is there anything more special than finding true love atop the Empire State Building on Valentines Day? If you are into romantic movies, you’ll love this one, inspired and filmed in NYC.

Annie’s (Meg Ryan) relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter (Bill Pullman) is unlike her dream love life in the movie An Affair to Remember (1957).

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Jonah (Ross Malinger), Sam’s son, is also looking for a new mother, so when Jonah puts his father on national radio, hundreds of women write to him.

Annie writes to Sam (Tom Hanks) proposing they meet atop the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. Finally, Annie meets Sam and Jonah atop the Empire State Building on Valentines Day. When Sam meets Annie he realizes it’s the same unknown woman he had spotted a few times in Seattle.

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hearth When Harry met Sally (1989)

Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet when she gives him a ride to NYC after they both graduate from the University of Chicago.

The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other throughout life. Finally a close friendship blooms between them and both are confronted with a question: “Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?”

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hearth Manhattan (1979)

This American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Woody Allen opens with a montage of images of Manhattan and other parts of NYC, with Isaac Davis (Woody Allen) narrating drafts of an introduction to a book about a man who loves the city.

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Isaac Davis is a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl (Mariel Hemingway) but falls in love with his best friend’s mistress (Diane Keaton).

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hearth Casablanca (1942)

Casablanca is a 1942 film about an American expatriate owner of an upscale club and gambling den in the Moroccan city of Casablanca who meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. It’s one of the most romantic movies of all times.

“What about us?” Ilsa asks, not wanting to board the plane without him.
“We’ll always have Paris” he says, meaning they’ll always be together in their memories.

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We hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane of the best love stories in the history of movie making. Better yet, we hope you take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and get to visit NYC and Paris: two destinations where love eternally blooms.

12 travel resolutions: Destinations you should visit once in your life.

1. Buenos Aires

Sexy, alive and supremely confident, beautiful Buenos Aires is unforgettable. Take a Tango class; enjoy an afternoon of soccer at the River Plate stadium; and finish the day savoring a flavorful beef Parrillada (juicy beef steak) in the land that has perfected grilling.
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2. Whistler

Whistler is internationally known as one of the leading ski resorts in the world and is repeatedly voted as the #1 destination by ski, travel and lifestyle magazines. Although acclaimed for its winter events, Whistler is year round destination, with festivals, activities and fun for every season. Including skiing in the summer!
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3. Río de Janeiro

There’s no other place like Rio. It’s a combination of golden beaches, samba-fueled nightlife; spend the evening catching music jams around Lapa; join friends amid the roaring crowds at Maracanã Stadium; or greet the sunrise from Copacabana Beach. The carioca spirit has the urge to live life to the fullest.

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4. Las Vegas

Sin city is the ultimate escape; it’s the only place you can spend the night partying in ancient Rome, brunch under the Eiffel Tower, watch an erupting volcano, or sip a frozen vodka martini set on a bar made of ice. There are no clocks inside casinos, just never-ending buffets, ever-flowing drinks and adrenaline-fueled gaming tables.

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5. Mexico City

Organized chaos rules in this high-octane megalopolis, yet rest assured that the city offers plenty of escape valves in the way of old-school cantinas, intriguing museums, dramatic murals and dozens of recently found archaeological ruins. It has countless restaurants, boutiques, museums, galleries, arts & crafts markets. The sky is the limit as to the cultural richness you can find in Mexico City.

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Salzburg, Austria

Beyond Mozart and The Sound of Music, Salzburg hides a city with a burgeoning arts scene, wonderful food, manicured parks and concert halls that uphold musical tradition 365 days a year. The Baroque old town with its beautiful churches and cathedrals, the Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s House and St Peter’s Monastery, among other sites, will leave you speechless.

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7. Barcelona

Sited between the sea and the mountains, Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, modern and avant-garde city in Spain. The variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture like Dalí, Miró, Gaudí and Picasso… It’s a truly amazing city to visit.
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8. Cusco

Incas deemed this spot the belly button of the world.  But Cuzco is just the beginning; beyond lies the Sacred Valley that leads you to Machu Picchu: a tangible evidence of the urban Inca Empire at the peak of its power; one of the 7 wonders of the world. It’s located about 7,970 feet above sea level.
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9. New York

Enjoy the timeless traditions of winter in the Big Apple, like ice skating in Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra show; or a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park. Because as Simon Beauvoir well said: “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.

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10. Prage

Prague’s maze of quaint cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise for the aimless wanderer. Just a few blocks from the Old Town Square you can stumble across ancient chapels, unexpected gardens, cute cafes and old-fashioned bars. Plus, the beer is the best in Europe.

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11. Punta del Este

Gorgeous beaches, elegant seaside homes, yacht harbor, high-rise modern buildings, colonial architecture, glitzy restaurants, is one of South America’s most glamorous resorts. Gorlero Avenue is full of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, galleries, boutiques, cinemas, casinos and shops. Love Uruguay!

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12. Hawaii

Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise: sugary beaches, coral reefs, volcanoes, islands scattered in a cobalt blue ocean… Whether you’re swimming in waterfall pools or lazing on golden-sand beaches, you will fall in love with this island. It’s absolutely beautiful.
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It’s just a matter of deciding where you want to spend your next unforgettable vacation.