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France: Le Marais, Paris

A seven-night romantic getaway in an elegant, one-bedroom apartment in Paris. This elegant apartment in the heart of Le Marais district sleeps four. It is within walking distance of the oldest open air market in Paris, Notre Dame, Isle St. Louis and the Centre Pompidou amongst other attractions. The unit includes a bedroom with a queen bed that can be split as two single beds, a full bathroom with washer and dryer, a main room with large windows, and a fully equipped kitchen featuring slate countertops and new appliances. In the living room is a sofa bed that sleeps two, as well as a flat screen TV with cable. The apartment offers a cozy place to cook, sleep, enjoy the sights, and relax in beautiful old Paris amidst unique 17th century buildings and lively shops, cafes, and restaurants


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China: Cottage near Beijing and the Great Wall

For our adventurous travelers who don't want to shirk on luxury, this cottage is made for you. Nestled amongst the mountains at the base of the Great Wall, the Big Rock house is straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest. The cottage itself features native brick and stone walls, Great Wall and mountain views, and antique furnishings. The wild garden with a private terrace is an ideal place to enjoy meals cooked in the gourmet kitchen. Your stay includes in-house coffee service and full breakfasts provided by the Schoolhouse, a sustainable and community driven enterprise in the heart of Mutianyu Village. 

The Schoolhouse is a for-profit business with a social mission. Following sustainable business practices, much of their food is grown on site, or at least fresh and locally produced. They utilize existing structures and local materials to create beautiful houses, some hundreds of years old. The Schoolhouse hires local residents without displacing communities. As a guest at the Schoolhouse, you have the option in particitpating in their community outreach and education programs. Keep an eye on their calender to time your visit around a fascinating and enriching event. 

The Schoolhouse also features numerous activities on-site, including beautiful dining options, a spa and fitness center with an outdoor jacuzzi (perfect after a long hike). For the artistically minded, a glass studio and art gallery are also available.



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USA: Kaua'i, Hawaii 

Escape the rain in February with a one-week stay at the Wyndham Bali Hai Villa resort on the beautiful island of Kaua'i! The two bedroom, two bathroom unit accommodates up to eight people looking for the ultimate getaway. The resort is on the north end of the island, so a rental car is a must. Resort activities include two outdoor swimming pools, three outdoor hot tubs, children's activities, a clubhouse, day spa, tennis court, and BBQ/picnic area. Perfect whether you want a relaxing, sun-filled week to wind down or an action-packed adventure.

Generously donated by: Ardath Lilleland


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Italy: Rome

A one-week stay in a New York Times acclaimed apartment near Piazza Navona in Rome. The luxurious 1,600 square foot, two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is brimming with historical charm with all the convenience of modern amenities. Located on the third floor of a 14th century Roman palazzo, you’ll be near great restaurants, a block from the Piazza Navona, and 15 minutes from the Spanish Steps or the Vatican.

Generously donated by: Robert and Barre Stoll


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India: Ahmedabad and New Dehli

A week-long package with three nights in Ahmedabad in a beautiful ancestral palace turned boutique hotel. With its fountain fore court, gardens, and spacious rooms, this is an intimate location from which to explore the rich history and evolving cultures of Ahmedabad and to tour the Sabarmati Ashram, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, now a museum to his life and the freedom movement he led. Followed by a stay in Pataudi Palace, New Dehli.

Generously donated by: Sal Kadri 


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USA: Pendleton, Wildhorse Resort and Casino 

Relax and escape from the city with this exceptional getaway package at the Wildhorse Resort and Casino in Pendleton, Oregon. Two nights stay with three days of unlimited golf, one dozen Nike golf balls, a cart for two, two clubhouse grill lunches, and two casino funbooks to make an unforgettable weekend.

Generously donated by: Wildhorse Resort and Casino, Pendleton


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USA: Portland, Northwest Luxury

Want an escape from daily life in Portland but just can’t seem to get away? This is the package for you! Enjoy a weekend (Friday and Saturday night) out in downtown Portland with an Italian dinner at Café Mingo, a spa pedicure for two by Phong (pedicurist to the stars), and a weekend evening performance of Verdi’s Falstaff by Portland Opera. You can stay out as late as you want because you don’t have to drive back to the burbs. Relax for two nights of luxurious splendor in a tony Northwest Portland condo that the owner describes as living inside a Faberge egg! You’ll never want to leave and you won’t have to (until Sunday morning!)

Details: Dates to be arranged with owner. Portland Opera performance of Falstaff is for Friday May 10, 2013. Tickets should be claimed 30 days in advance for best seating.

Value: Priceless


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USA: Oregon Oceanside Beach Cottage 

Spend a long weekend in a beautifully sited beach cottage that sleeps four in Oceanside, Oregon. Enjoy panoramic views of Cape Lookout and Netarts Bay from the inviting living room. The cottage has a cozy master bedroom and bathroom as well as an extra sleeping space on the lower level. The area features picturesque beach walks, award-winning restaurants, numerous hikes, and peace and quiet.

Generously donated by: Wim & Alice Wiewel

Details: Dates to be arranged with owner. (2 or 3 nights, but very flexible.)

Value: $500-$750


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South Africa: Zulu Nyala Game Reserve

A six-day guided safari for two in the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve, South Africa, offers a tantalizing experience of the wild in the heart of Africa’s richest conservation regions. Luxury facilities are situated near Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal Africa – one of the most abundant wildlife conservation regions in South Africa. The package includes six days and six nights lodging for two in Luxury Hemingway Style Tents, Heritage Safari Lodge, or the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge; three full meals daily, and two daily open Land Rover trips with experienced guides. Immerse yourself in this stunning landscape filled with elephant, rhino, leopard, cape buffalo, crocodiles, cheetah, giraffe, hippo zebra, and many more plains game.

Generously donated by: Trevor Shaw, Owner and The Zulu Nyala Group

Details: Package is non-transferable and non-refundable. Does not include airfare, transfers, side trips, personal beverages or phone calls. Must be used within two years of purchase date.

Value: $4,950


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