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Sri Lanka’s Latest Villa Rentals

On Houses

A view from On Houses Weligama, Sri Lanka

Lately, Sri Lanka is really making the travel aficionado rounds as the next hot destination. As such, we came across On Houses Weligama, located on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka, and wanted to let our readers know about these luxury villa rentals. On Houses, Weligama is in a quiet and secluded bay five minutes away from Weligama Bay. With its four houses built into the hillside and each with uninterrupted ocean views and lush tropical gardens, On Houses, Weligama is the newest addition to the growing portfolio of luxury accommodation and travel options now available in Sri Lanka. 

Imagine awakening every morning on a tropical island, rich in culture and history, unrivaled in its natural beauty, facing the white sands and clear waters of the Indian Ocean, in a home that represents refined taste and tropical modern luxury.

On Houses

Take in the views of the ocean from your own private infinity pool

On Houses can be rented out as whole villa rentals, whether only 1 or all 5 bedrooms are being occupied. Each On House rental comes with an in house highly trained chef, as well as housekeeper, waiter, shared gardeners, pool attendant, and security.

Rental of an On House can be best booked and paid for through a variety of property rental services, such as Airbnb, Trip Advisor, Booking.com, Expedia, Vacation Rentals, and others.

On Houses

A room with a view…

Features of the On House include:

  • 5 en-suite bedrooms, each with direct ocean facing views
  • Handcrafted high quality finishes throughout
  • Private infinity edge pool with underwater music speakers
  • Generous terraces and verandahs
  • Spacious living and dining areas
  • Outdoor dining pavilion
  • Fully furnished
  • Private gym/ massage room
  • Enclosed garage
  • Separate two-bedroom staff quarters and laundry
  • Exquisite landscaping
  • On site management, including security, gardening, and maintenance
  • ON House rental program available through ON House management

 

 

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5 Star Vietnam… on a 2 Star Budget

Vietnam Sightseeing with World Spree Tours

Vietnam Sightseeing with World Spree Tours

A 5-star experience… for a 2-star price?

We can’t complain about that.

This Worldspree Tour 9-night Amazing Vietnam tour, which starts at only $1,899 from Los Angeles and San Francisco ($200 more from New York), includes round-trip air on China Airlines, all intra-Vietnam transportation, 5-star hotel accommodations, private sightseeing tours with entrance fees, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, nine American buffet breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, English-speaking tour guides in each city, taxes and fuel surcharge, and discounted optional tours.

The tour starts in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, with its parks, French colonial mansions and a fascinating Old Quarter of tiny shops and street vendors that dates back to the 13th century. Sightseeing here includes monuments associated with Ho Chi Minh and there’s an optional half-day tour of the Old Quarter, the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison and a water puppet show. Overnights are in the resort-like Sheraton Hanoi, set in lush gardens with views of West Lake.

Vietnam's Halong Bay

Vietnam’s Halong Bay

Next comes a tour highlight: an overnight cruise on a luxe little cruise ship through the beautiful waters of Halong Bay, which is celebrated for its spectacular seascape of limestone outcrops and islets. The cruise includes a cooking lesson, a visit to a traditional floating village and a chance to explore enormous caves, take a swim or relax on a white sand beach.

A flight south to Da Nang and a short ride past China Beach brings the tour to Hoi An, a charming market town that retains much of its traditional architecture, with well-preserved temples and pagodas, not to mention shops that can produce a bargain-priced dress in 24 hours. There’s plenty of time for relaxation in the beautiful beachfront Golden Sand Resort and Spa.

On to Hue, the old imperial capital and its wealth of royal palaces, temples and gardens. Sightseeing here includes the impressive Citadel and its Forbidden City and there’s an optional cyclo excursion through the old town, ending with a sumptuous dinner in a delightful garden restaurant. Accommodations are in the luxurious Imperial Hotel, which offers views of the Perfume River.

And finally, the bustling metropolis called Saigon (officially Ho Chi Minh City), where skyscrapers are rising beside ancient temples and French colonial buildings. Here there are two not-to-be-missed optional excursions: the Mekong Delta, known as Vietnam’s “rice basket,” and the truly amazing Cu Chi Tunnels. The Saigon hotel is the splendid Renaissance Riverside with pool, gym and spa.

So what are you waiting for?

www.worldspree.com

Bonefishing in the Seychelles

Seychelles

Bonefishing in the Seychelles

Are you an avid adventurer with a love of island life and in the mood for something new? If so, Frontiers International Travel is excited to announce Astove Lodge, a new fishing destination slated to open its doors in February 2015. Astove is one of the most southerly islands in the Seychelles and a top fishing destination worldwide. The remote raised coral island measures 3.7 miles north to south and about 2.5 mi east to west. Its only settlement was abandoned in the 1980s. The new lodge includes six en-suite single occupancy bedrooms, allowing lucky anglers to spend six and a half full days fishing this remote atoll. The southernmost islands of the Seychelles have a reputation as perhaps the best bonefishing and trevally destinations in the world, yet only an elite group of anglers have wet their flies in these extremely rich waters.

Astove offers opportunities to catch giant trevally, bonefish, permit, barracuda, milkfish, Bluefin trevally, triggerfish, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth tuna, wahoo, sailfish and marlin.

“Cosmoledo Atoll is known as the best giant trevally fishery in the world, but Astove is where anglers have caught more than 40 in a session,” said Mike Fitzgerald, President of Frontiers International Travel. “With this new lodge, six lucky anglers per week will have it all to themselves for some of the best fishing on earth.” 

The 7-night fishing package starts at USD $14,950 pp.

Contact Frontiers at 800-245-1950 for additional information or click here for a unique fishing experience in the Seychelles!

WinWin Living

Win Win Living

For those who care about their family, their pet and their planet, we spotted this new website, WinWin Living, that features dramatically discounted daily deals on the best of what your city has to offer. WinWin Living not only helps boost local business, but they also donate 10% of their deal proceeds to charity, proving life can be a WinWin. An online lifestyle guide and daily deal website for parents, pet-owners, and eco-enthusiasts who want the most from their city and the best for their planet, all at an unparalleled low price (50% to 90% off), each day WinWin Living features an amazing deal on family, pet, and eco-friendly dining, products, services, and entertainment. Subscribers purchase the deal on the spot, but can use it for an extended period of time, thus saving significantly while boosting local business. WinWin Living personally donates 10% of their revenue to charitable organizations that benefit animal services, children’s well-being, and green living and customers are also able to choose a nonprofit from a featured list on their website each time they make a purchase.

So yep… sounds pretty win win to me.

What do you think?

www.winwinliving.com

Ecover’s 30 under 30

Ecover's 30 Under 30 Contest

Ecover is Looking for 30 Under 30

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for working to improve the world and they’re under 30?

Yes, we wish this was us because then we’d be eligible to apply, but we’re (ehem) just a little bit over 30 (mini-gasp). No really, it’s okay.  We’re happy where we are and well… we’re still pretty young (when you look at those old dudes).

So check this awesome and practical contest: Ecover is seeking 30 people under the age of 30 who are protecting our planet. The best part? The winner will receive furniture from Environment— either a new bedroom or new dining set—and the top 30 entrants will receive Ecover Products for a year.

A year! That’s right. Good stuff.

This is to celebrate Ecover’s 30th anniversary. I can’t believe they’ve been around that long, can you? They were so ahead of the rest. So, with that in mind, wrangle up the people you know that are ahead of the rest too. That could even be you.

Submit your nomination here:

http://ecoverusblog.com/30-under-30-contest/

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