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A Deeper Dive Into

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This fall, Excellence Group’s newest luxury retreat, Excellence El Carmen, joins the all-inclusive gems of Playa Uvero Alto.

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Quest for the Iron Throne

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Happy Elephants Equal Happy Guests: Elephant Hills

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This is a city made for exploring, and we have the iconic sites you won’t want to miss.

Elevate your European adventure with a Game of Thrones day tour when you visit these iconic and up-and-coming destinations.

Interact with Asia’s largest land animal like you’ve never imagined at the luxury tent resort Elephant Hills in Thailand.

Oahu is a must stop on any Hawaiian adventure, and we have an insider’s guide to make you feel like a kama’aina (local).

The USA is a culinary delight, so we’ve complied a guide to the best foods U.S. cities have to offer from sea to shining sea.

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Order that mandatory pumpkin latte and spice muffin, and head above the border to see spectacular fall foliage this September.

Warm sands, clear waters, and unlimited margaritas – we found the most amazing all-inclusive resorts, from Cancun to Cabo.

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STEP into the MYSTERY With Globus, we take you deeper into the places that make South America so intriguing. Along the way, legends will come to life with firsthand, in-depth knowledge from your expert guides, VIP access and hand-picked local experiences. Don’t just dream about the mysteries of South America, step into it.

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Room with a View Jade Mountain inspires with unparalleled views of St. Lucia’s lush land and waterscapes, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Pitons and the serene Caribbean Sea. Fifteen-foot ceilings, a nonexistent fourth wall, and private infinity pools showcase the 600 acres of Anse Chastanet, and luxury-seekers will marvel at the views of the rainforest or sea from their therapeutic chromatherapy whirlpool. There’s a reason the resort’s suites are named “sanctuaries.” Experience St. Lucia in ways unavailable to other travelers by booking an Escapes package, exclusive to Liberty Travel. Choose an Insider Experience and soar high above the towering Pitons on a Zip Line & Plantation Tour, or explore the island’s natural wonders and historic sites on a Segway. Discover more about Escapes on page 9, and enjoy tropical perfection in St. Lucia.

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NEW opening dec 2016 Majestic Mirage

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Located next door to Majestic Elegance, Majestic Mirage will offer guests more space, more luxury and more amenities, simply put more Majestic! The Majestic Mirage will be the first ALL SUITE RESORT in Punta Cana with 511 breathtaking One Bedroom Suites with Jacuzzi. The hotel will be more adult oriented with five exclusive buildings dedicated to adults and two buildings for families with children. Pricing by room category will be the same in both areas of the hotel. Rooms accepting children will be distinguished with child rates. The Mirage Club (18yrs+) will be exclusive for adults only. All guests in both the Mirage Club (18yrs+) and the two family buildings will be indulged and treated to the Majestic Supreme amenities and facilities. VIP lounges, Butler service, In room dining, A la carte restaurants, Entertainment with live music, Premium drink selection, Free Wireless Internet, Spa Service, Unlimited Free Rounds of Golf at the Punta Blanca Golf Course to name a few. These services will be available to all guests regardless of room location. Guests will have a plethora of dining options that include both buffet and a la carte options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Premium drinks will be on offer in all bars throughout the resort. The impressive One Bedroom Suites with Jacuzzi will offer 1000 sq feet of comfort, surrounded by 13 swimming pools, providing the resort with 118 Swim Up Suites! This resort is perfect for guests celebrating a Wedding or Honeymoon, Majestic Mirage will be a very special place in Punta Cana, where space becomes luxury! Majestic Mirage will set the bar, as the perfect paradise for repeat guests of this wonderful destination and will be the perfect home away from home year after year!

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GROUP TRAVEL Whether planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, a family reunion in the Caribbean or a birthday celebration in Mexico, Liberty Travel’s Group consultants will help plan the trip of a lifetime. The entire group will receive personalized support and service, the best value, and a worry free experience. Our group travel consultants will help choose a destination and arrange tailored packages for your residents and their guests. They’ll organize and plan every detail, and assist in the logistics of the group at no additional cost.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of the Caribbean & Mexico offer the tropical elegance of the region combined with the legendary service, renowned cuisine and impeccable style that define The Ritz-Carlton experience. Whatever the preference, guests will experience the ultimate in relaxed luxury at each of our acclaimed retreats. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

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BEST All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Fall is almost here, so that means escaping the cooling weather to an amazing all-inclusive in the warm Caribbean. With so many options, we’ve put together a go-to guide to the best resorts in this year’s hottest destinations!

Secrets Wild Orchid

This Montego Bay resort is a favorite among vacationers and celebrities alike. Due to its excellent beachfront location, you will find yourself in paradise mere minutes from the airport, and this luxury resort features contemporary suites with splashes of color for that Caribbean feel and whirlpool tubs for ultimate relaxation. Guests staying here also have full access to the Secrets St. James right next door.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Nestled on the best beach in the Dominican Republic, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana spoils guests with spacious suites fit for a celebrity, complete with Hydro Spa tubs, in-room liquor dispensers, and plush bathrobes and slippers. Your rising stars will love staying in a Family Suite with kid-friendly minibar and Xbox. Plus, receive up to $1800 in Limitless Resort Credit you can use towards spa, treatments, golf, and tours.

WELCOME TO MOON PALACE JAMAICA GRANDE. The FlowRider® Double Wave Simulator. The Playroom kids club. The Awe Spa. It’s a total reinvention of all-inclusive, and now it’s all here, at Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios. You may have seen the Caribbean, but you’ve never seen it like this.

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Paradisus Palma Real

This Punta Cana resort has a luxurious feel with an abundance of top-of-the-line entertainment and amenities, making it the perfect choice for friends, couples, and families. Become a wine sommelier at a tasting, or show off your new moves after a salsa or merengue class. Ageappropriate activities are available for kids and teens of all ages, and you can feel like the Royal Family when you stay in The Reserve section. You’ll also receive exclusive My Time benefits, such as enhanced VIP treatment and $2000 in resort coupons!

Beaches Turks and Caicos

When it comes to family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, Beaches Turks and Caicos takes home the gold. Four distinct villages offer over fifty accommodations to suit the needs of all travelers and families of different sizes. Everything is truly included with your stay, from the anticipated premium cocktails and decadent meals to thrilling activities including both non-motorized and motorized watersports, which is unique for an allinclusive. Even scuba diving is included, and they provide lessons right at the resort.

Sandals LaSource Resort and Spa

Sandals Resorts have always been the leaders in romantic escapes with more inclusions than most all-inclusives. Sandals LaSource in Grenada goes above and beyond for their guests thanks to their outstanding staff and endless activities, including theme nights, scuba diving and snorkeling, and land sports. The accommodation choices range from romantic rooms in secluded tropical gardens to the extravagant Skypool Suites with a private infinity pool, breathtaking ocean views, and a personal butler.

Your Liberty Travel consultant will find your ultimate all-inclusive getaway to paradise. Upgrade your next vacation package to an exclusive Liberty Travel Escape with sightseeing and unique benefits! Find out more on page 9.

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A Deeper Dive into

Barcelona Nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean in northwestern Spain sits Barcelona. Within Spain, and yet not entirely a part of Spain, Barcelona is a unique city, with its own culture and language (both called Catalan). Wandering the city’s labyrinthine streets and taking in its medieval buildings, modernist architecture, and everything in between is like stepping into a dream. This is a city made for getting off the beaten path and exploring, for discovering your own adventure and for getting a firsthand view of its quirks and charms. That said, there are a few iconic sights you won’t want to miss.

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Sagrada Familia

The city is widely known for its Modernist architecture, especially Gaudi’s incredible Sagrada Familia. Construction began on this massive, awe-inspiring church in 1882 and is expected to be completed in the next decade. It’s probably not like anything you’ve ever seen before, with its towering spires, exquisitely detailed facades, and the rich, colorful interior. It is a stunning building, where every element carries symbolic meaning, and it’s worthy of all the time you can devote to exploring it. Perhaps most interestingly, you can take the elevator ride up one of the spires and get a remarkable view of the construction, since it’s a long way from being completed.

La Boqueria

The Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueria is a popular spot with locals and tourists alike – it’s also a mouthful, so most just call it La Boqueria. If you can eat it, you can probably find it here – eye-catching, colorful displays of fruits and vegetables abound, along with butchers and fishmongers. Food can be purchased raw or cooked – there are skewers of meat and fish for sale, and if you’re peckish going in, you won’t be by the time you come out. There are bakers, too, and a loaf of fresh bread with cheese and some Iberian ham makes for a perfect picnic during a day of walking around the city. You can even wash down your meal with fresh-squeezed fruit juices, and at one or two Euros per cup, you can afford to try a few kinds.

Plaça Reial

The Barri Gòtic, or Gothic Quarter, as it’s called in English, forms the center of Barcelona’s old city, with buildings dating from the medieval era. Most of the neighborhood is closed to regular traffic, making it a great place to wander. Plaça Reial (“Royal Plaza” in English) is one popular square in this area, boasting restaurants and nightclubs alike. The nineteenth-century square is also home to open-air concerts during September’s La Mercè festival, as well as the city’s New Year’s Eve festivities! Barcelona is a huge city, with countless things to see and do, so make the most of your time by making it a EURObreak, exclusive to Liberty Travel. Every EURObreak offers personalized keepsake document booklet and holder, Insider Benefit coupons, personal concierge service, 24/7 emergency travel center priority access, future travel credit, and the services of a City Insider! Having a City Insider to help you get oriented in your destination allows you to delve deeper into the hidden gems, best-kept secrets, and coveted spots that locals flock to. It all helps ensure your vacation memories will be unforgettable, so make sure to book your next European adventure as a EURObreak!

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Quest for the IRON THRONE It’s that time of year again. This season’s edition of the massively popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones (GoT) has come to an end. With the start of season 7 looming far in the distance, and no book scheduled for release from author and GoT creator, George R. R. Martin, it seems winter has arrived for fans of this fantastical series. Fret not, Thronies! We’ve found a way to thaw the wait. The geniuses behind the camera knew their work was cut out for them after deciding to adapt the popular book series to screen. Martin’s world calls for drastic landscapes, grand castles, and ancient allure that can be difficult (and pricey) to create through green screen. Location scouts trekked across the globe for ideal backdrops, finding magic in countries and cities that otherwise may have gone unnoticed by locals and travelers alike. Recognizing the positive impact the show can have on these destinations, many countries have embraced the fandom and now offer visitors a chance to get lost in the world of Westeros with set and location tours both in and outside Europe’s beloved cities. Traveling to these cities is made easier with Liberty travel’s exclusive EURObreaks, which feature priority benefits, personal touches, and a two-hour meeting with a City Insider, a native who will introduce you to the city they love, offer tips, and reveal local hotspots. Elevate your next EUROBreak with a Game of Thrones day tour when you visit these iconic and up-and-coming destinations.

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DUBLIN Ireland’s seemingly untouched landscapes and captivating coast combined with some of the oldest castles in the world create the perfect backdrop for a fantasy adventure. Its small (but mighty) size affords Dublin visitors the opportunity to head north for a day and immerse themselves in the fictional story they love. Depart Dublin’s Centre early and head for the first stop on your quest, Tollymore Forest Park. Ireland’s first state park has been privy to GoT cast and crew, and will surely be recognized for hosting notable scenes such as where the Starks found the dead direwolf and her pups. Your 1.5-mile trek through the forest includes this stop, as well as Tyrion and Jon’s camp site on their journey to the Wall, and the captivating first scene where the Night’s Watch witness the dead rise again and encounter the White Walkers. Stage your own scene with wool cloaks, swords, and shields provided by the tour group for photo opportunities that will leave your friends at home green with envy. In the early afternoon, imagination turns into reality when you take those first steps through Winterfell’s gates. Castle Ward Estate has the honor of hosting nine filming locations for the series. Most notable as

Winterfell, other scenes include Rob’s camp in the Riverlands, the battlefield from the Season One episode of “Baelor,” and a 15th - century Tower House that will leave you resisting the urge to turn back in fear of Lord Walder Frey and the infamous Twins that hosted the Red Wedding. One final stop at the Cistercian Abbey where Rob is declared King of the North after he and Catelyn hear of Ned’s death is the seamless end to your adventure.

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REYKJAVIK & BEYOND Iceland’s appeal has always been its natural wonders and icy frontier. The capital of Reykjavik has seen a steady growth in visitors over the past 15 years and the numbers continue to increase. Its wintery façade has made it a popular destination in the colder months for travelers searching for natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights and geothermal activity at Geysir and the Blue Lagoon. It wasn’t hard for location scouts to imagine scenes of the Night’s Watch battling with White Walkers in the snow. The Game of Thrones Revisited tour from Reykjavik affords the opportunity to take in Iceland’s natural beauty while walking in the footsteps of the Wildling Trail north of the Wall. The highlight of the day is a visit to Pjorsardalur Valley where some of the show’s most gruesome massacres took place. Lose yourself in time at the valley’s Viking era settlement that acted as Mole’s Town, the village ransacked by the Wildlings in Season Four. Filming in foreign lands has not only captivated audiences; it’s also created oneof-a-kind experiences for travelers to Europe’s hottest destinations. As Game of Thrones progresses in story and popularity, so will the appeal for its tourism. Dubrovnik,

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Croatia’s medieval jewel on the Mediterranean, offers tours through the cobblestone streets and fortresses that serve as Kings Landing. Season Six featured the lovely Spanish city of Girona, and a set location day tour will soon be available from Barcelona (see pg. 18 for the latest travel trends in Barcelona). Escape the wait for the next installment of this beloved series by unveiling the secrets of your favorite scenes and getting lost in the fantasy on your next EURObreak.

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Explore the Real Thailand at Elephant Hills Halfway around the world, you’ll find Khao Sok, a national park that houses Thailand’s largest virgin forest and is believed to be the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world. Stay in the middle of its wondrous beauty at Elephant Hills, a luxury tent resort with an award-winning elephant encounter. “You can feed [the elephants], wash them, see them play in their giant pool, and roll around in their mud hole,” says Chris Kaiser, marketing manager for Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camps. “Staring an elephant in the eye is a much longer-lasting memory than sitting on one.” The experience is geared toward celebrating the elephants and their comfort. The animals not only interact with guests but also with each other as a herd in the resort’s large roaming pen. “As animal welfare is such a hot topic these days and travelers become more welfare-aware, we found that happy elephants equal happy guests,” says Kaiser. What started as day trips into Khao Sok expanded into African safaristyle, luxury tents in the Thai rainforest for an immersive experience with the jungle and wildlife, three hours from Phuket Airport and Krabi. Each tent is protected against mosquitos and other rainforest elements, and offers the luxuries of a modern hotel suite with an elegant, private bathroom and tea and coffee making facilities. The Elephant Camp has free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool with a limestone cliff backdrop, and a local herb garden, while the Rainforest Camp, the only floating tented camp in the world, rests upon Cheow Larn Lake and provides an unplugged experience. The three-day Jungle Lake Safari, the resort’s best-selling tour, includes a night at each of the camps plus an elephant experience, canoe safari, local market venture, a traditional longtail boat ride upon Cheow Larn Lake, and a jungle trek. Guests also enjoy authentic Thai dishes with this tour, such as Pad Thai, Green Thai Curry, and Som Tam (papaya salad). The resort was recently praised by National Geographic World Legacy Awards as Asia’s only finalist in the “Conserving Natural World” category and was hailed as one of the “20 Trips For the Adventure of a Lifetime” by Forbes Life.

Journey to Southeast Asia Experience all the exotic beauty and magnificent sites of Southeast Asia by turning your trip to Thailand into a Journey package, exclusive to Liberty Travel. Each Journey sends you on an immersive exploration of the world’s most iconic cities with specialized services, including a Travel Butler who will book unique sightseeing excursions and top experiences. You’ll also receive Insider Benefits, $150 future travel credit, and unlimited emergency travel center priority assistance. Contact your Liberty Travel Consultant today about extending your trip to Thailand to see the ancient culture of Chiang Mai or the vibrant landscapes of Phuket with a Journey!

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8, 9, or 11 day escorted tour Explore the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness and the Highlands. Enjoy castles, skilled sheepdogs, Loch Lomond cruise, and stay in Atholl Palace Hotel. See the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August. 3 departures per week, March to October

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10 or 12 day escorted tour Start in Wales to explore castles, Snowdonia, and colorful villages. Cross to Ireland by ferry and visit Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher. End in Shannon or extend to Dublin. Departs Fridays, April to October All CIE Tours travel programs are protected by the company’s $550+ Advantage, a no-fee benefit guaranteeing that travelers are never charged for special features considered optional extras with other tour companies.

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OAHU “Like a Kama`aina” From the moment you step out of the airport, it’s very clear how Oahu earned the nickname “The Gathering Place.” This island is the perfect mix of tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, diverse cultures, and a dash of city-life, making this a must stop on anyone’s Hawaiian adventure, and we have your insider’s guide to make you feel like a kama’aina (local). Beaches

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Waimea Bay

Looking to escape the city and search for that true Hawaiian feel? Escape to the North Shore. Depending on the time of year, this beach is an oasis for relaxation lovers or a mecca for thrill seekers. Visit in the summer months to enjoy gentle waters, and jump from the large rock formations in the cove. However, during the winter months, this peaceful inlet turns into an extreme surfer’s paradise. Waimea Bay is known as the birthplace of big wave surfing, with swells that can reach over 20-feet high. Pearl Harbor

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No doubt a must-see whether you’re a history buff or not. Pay homage to those who defended our country on that iconic day.

Waikiki Beach O.K., so this one is no secret. In fact Waikiki is one of the most famous beaches in the world, but that’s why it’s a must stop for visitors. It’s conveniently located right in Honolulu and within walking distance from most hotels, some of which are right on the beach itself. Soft white sand, warm blue water, and the profile of Diamond Head volcano are enough to make you forget about the bustling city behind you. Be sure to rent a surf board and hit the waves for a day (lessons are available too), and have the bragging rights to say you surfed in Hawaii!

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort

This Honolulu haven embodies the spirit of “aloha” with an attentive staff dedicated to making you feel like family. This resort is just steps from the famous Waikiki Beach and the sizzling energy of downtown shopping, restaurants, and activities. Relax with a massage at the award-wining Na Ho’ola Spa or learn about local life and traditions with one of the cultural activities. Rest your head in the largest guestrooms in Waikiki, which include iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi, and separate work areas.

Situated on the south-eastern end of Waikiki Beach, this resort is located next to the iconic Diamond Head crater, creating spectacular views and experiences like no other hotel in Honolulu. Sip on a traditional Mai Tai (one drink a day is complimentary with every stay) from the balcony of your newly refurbished room with modern island décor. Included in your stay are exclusive My Time inclusions such as a bottle of sparkling wine in the room and early check-in/late check-out.

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Turtle Bay

Located on the charismatic North Shore, Turtle Bay’s waters are a refuge for sea turtles. This resort has endless activities for the entire family with luxury accommodations and amenities. All rooms and suites feature large furnished balconies, chic island décor, a mini fridge and Keurig coffee maker. Stay in a Beachside Cottage for a truly serene escape, or turn your trip into a family reunion where all can stay in the spacious Ocean Villa. Fine dining is found right on property, and you can even hit a few rounds on two championship golf courses at the resort. And when you book with Liberty Travel, your stay is enhanced with special My Time privileges such as discounted golf rates and activities, a welcome gift from the resort, and room upgrades based on availability.

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Relaxation and Escape at Aulani,

A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i.

Iolani Palace History lovers should definitely take a tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Walk the same halls as Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch to live in the palace, and see the tiny upstairs bedroom where she was held prisoner for five years.

Lanikai Beach

Located on the Windward side of the island, this beach has a natural barrier thanks to a reef right offshore, making the waters calm and perfect for swimming and snorkeling year round. The surrounding town of Kailua gives it a sleepy beach town feel, where you can hang with locals and really get a taste of authentic island life. Other watersports are also popular here, such as windsurfing or kayaking to the two small islands a half-mile offshore for some bird watching.

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Diamond Head

For a breathtaking experience, hike to the top of Diamond Head in time to see the sunrise. It’s a fairly easy climb, even for someone who doesn’t hike up mountains very often. It takes about 40 minutes nonstop but give yourself plenty of time for picture perfect moments along the trail.

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Visit Aulani Resort and you’ll agree, it’s a whole new way to experience Hawai‘i. Make sure to add a sightseeing tour, like the Insider Experience Diamond Head Morning Hike, to upgrade your vacation to an exclusive Escape package. Not only will you embark on a scenic private hike starting at Hawaii’s most recognized landmark, Mount Lē‘ahi, getting unforgettable views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean, but you’ll get inspired extras, like a $150 future travel credit and Insider Benefits.

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Eat Your Way

ACROSS AMERICA OPENING OCTOBER 2016

The late, great Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme once said, "You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” In every corner of the US, there is amazingly delicious and varied international food—some of which doesn't require a fork at all! Here's our guide to the best foods US cities have to offer from sea to shining sea.

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Boston New England Clam / Corn Chowder and Oyster Stew Nothing warms the heart more than this thick and creamy soup made from the freshest seafood and herbs.

New York City Everything From thin-crust pizza and hot dogs to pastrami and cheesecake—the Big Apple specializes in anything you could possibly crave.

Philadelphia Cheesesteaks Head to 9th Street to taste the culmination of a four-decade battle between cheesesteak kings, or try one of the city’s many gourmet options.

Baltimore Blue Crabs Lay down your newspaper and grab your mallet for the best blue crabs on the East Coast.

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Dallas Ribeye Fajitas This Tex-Mex favorite combines tender meat with fresh, soft tortillas, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Get deep fried bacon, cheddar tots as a side, too.

Las Vegas Burgers An artisan delight in Sin City, burgers star in their own foodie tours, which take you to The Strip’s best joints.

Seattle Coffee In Emerald City, coffee is more than just a daily compliment with breakfast; it’s an art form with drinks crafted by national brands and in local shops.

Los Angeles Sushi SoCal loved this Japanese delight so much that it received its own roll, and though its origins are from across the Pacific, sushi is ubiquitous in this west coast city.

Albuquerque Chili Beef, corn, and bean stew made from green or red chili peppers exemplifies New Mexico’s southwestern cultures.

Anchorage Alaskan King Crab The giant crab legs are so fresh and delicious in Alaska that they are usually served with a simple butter and garlic sauce.

DC Washington, DC Cocktails The quintessential place to “grab a drink” is the nation’s capital. Try the Gin Rickey, the District’s official drink.

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New Orleans Crawfish and Beignets In pie, in gumbo, in jambalaya, boiled, or fried—you can get crawfish every which way in NOLA, but start the day off with the Creole favorite beignets.

Chicago Pizza The jury’s still out on which city has the best pizza, but you can’t visit Chi-town without grabbing a slice of its deep-dish style pizza.

Memphis BBQ This unique style of BBQ has fallingoff-the-bone pork, smoked over hickory logs. Grab a stack of napkins!

Miami Cuban Delights You won’t be able to find more delicious croquetas, fried plantains, or arroz con pollo than on Calle Ocho.

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THE MELIÁ EXPERIENCE IN JAMAICA

Discover the true magic of Meliá at the all-inclusive Meliá Braco Village Resort. Located 45 minutes from Sangster International Airport, the resort consists of rooms and suites within colonial-style buildings facing one of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, and features a variety of restaurants, bars, pools, entertainment and activities, and a Spa.

• Beautiful oceanfront resort with 232 rooms and suites • Pristine white sand beach • Five restaurants offer signature dining experiences • Sparkling freshwater swimming pools • YHI Spa, Fitness Center and tennis courts • Wedding, event and banquet facilities • THE LEVEL, an exclusive service featuring VIP amenities and upgrades

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No Worries No Lie! —Meliá Braco Village, Trelawny, Jamaica Get Up, Stand Up! Meliá Braco Village, Meliá International Hotels’ first venture into Jamaica, offers you an escape in the form of a brand new all-inclusive resort with Caribbean Sea views, lush gardens, luxurious spa treatments, gorgeous deluxe rooms, a private colonial villa atmosphere, and enough authentic jerk chicken to go around for everyone.

• Beautiful oceanfront resort with 232 rooms and 52 suites • Pristine white sand beach • Five restaurants offer signature dining experiences • Wedding, event and banquet facilities • THE LEVEL, an exclusive service featuring VIP amenities and upgrades

Authenticity is the mission statement here; just ask Sarah John Afana, an Events Manager for Flight Centre USA, who visited the property in April. “You don’t have to leave the property to get the real Jamaica,” she says. “There’s a Jamaican fresh fruit cart near the pool where a vendor cracks coconuts and hands out raw sugar cane.” Swim off your sugar high and work up an appetite in one of the swimming pools overlooking the Caribbean. Everything’s Going to be More than Alright at one of the six restaurants on the resort property. Choose from Japanese, Cantonese, and Peruvian cuisine at NIKKEI, classic Italian fare at Rasta Pasta, or kick off the sandals at the Barefoot Bar and Grill for that classic jerk chicken. The Marketplace is your stop for international food, a buffet-style profusion of cultures and dishes—but it’s all One Love in Jamaica! Exploring the attractions outside of the resort is also encouraged. You can sail on a raft down the Martha Brae River, or visit the Glistening Waters, an inlet that has a type of algae that glows at night with the movement of the water. Trelawny also puts you in the middle of the action, close to Montego Bay and breathtaking golf courses. For some Big Up exclusivity, be sure to book the The Level for a resort-withina-resort experience. The Level VIP Lounge includes express check-in/check-out and special access to an exclusive restaurant, free internet, coffee, tea, top shelf drinks, aperitifs all day long, towel service, and reserved sun loungers.

Get away from everything with an Escape! Elevate your Caribbean getaway with exclusive amenities and enhanced experiences by booking an Escapes package from Liberty Travel. Escapes packages excite with sightseeing adventures and luxurious properties, and when you book an Insider Experience, you’ll also enjoy one-of-a-kind activities you won’t find anywhere else. Every package includes a Liberty Travel personal concierge, a personalized keepsake booklet and document holder, Insider Benefits, future travel credit, and 24/7 emergency travel center service with priority access. Don’t just take a vacation. Escape with Liberty Travel! Call 1.866.823.5788 to speak to a knowledgeable Travel Consultant or visit LibertyTravel.com to start planning your Caribbean getaway now.

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Experience two jaw-dropping theme parks, spectacular on-site resort hotels, unique dining & entertainment and more. Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando® Resort.

NEW RIDE SUMMER 2016 SKULL ISLAND: REIGN OF KONGSM

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Autumn is when nature puts on its own brilliant spectacle of color, and it’s also one of the best times to head above the border to Toronto. Canada’s largest city is popular from September through mid-October for “leaf peeping,” and its interior and nearby national parks showcase some of the most remarkable fall foliage in the world. Coupled with spectacular sites, worldclass stays, and Liberty Travel’s new CANADAbreaks packages, there’s no reason not to head up to the Great White North this fall.

CANADAbreaks

The problem with the fall foliage is that it’s fleeting, and so is your vacation time. When you only have a few days to see nature’s vibrant display, make your trip a CANADAbreaks package, exclusive to Liberty Travel. Each package comes with a City Insider, a local expert who will show you around the city and make suggestions based on your travel interests. Plus, with every CANADAbreaks, you’ll get personalized keepsake documents, Insider Benefits, and $150 future travel credit. Choose a CANADAbreak for your leaf-viewing adventures in Toronto and discover all the autumn beauty with your City Insider’s expertise. Here are just a few of our favorite leaf-sighting spots.

City Colors

After you order the mandatory pumpkin latte and spice muffin, head out to Rouge National Urban Park, which welcomes visitors with a lovely mix of autumn sights and established walking and water trails that are great for hiking and canoeing. The scenic overlooks on Highway 401 are exceptionally breathtaking. Work your way closer to the city center, exploring the 27-acre Glen Stewart Ravine with its sea of red oak and red maple trees; the brand-new boardwalk on these trails makes this park easily navigable and pleasant. Akin to Central Park, Toronto’s High Park lures visitors with a museum, a zoo, and of course, an ice-skating rink, but to get your leaf-viewing fill, follow the Spring Creek and West Ravine nature trails which immerse you so deep in the natural environment that you’ll forget you’re in the middle of a concrete jungle. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see the city draped in vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges from atop the tallest free-standing tower in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. Gape at the lovely colors 1,136 feet above sea level or venture even higher to the SkyPod, 33 additional stories above the lookout. If you’re truly adventurous, head outside for the EdgeWalk, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk at 1,168 feet.

Call 1.866.823.5788 or visit LibertyTravel.com today to start planning your CANADAbreak to Toronto or one of these iconic cities: Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and Niagara (Canada-side).

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BEST All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico Warm sands, clear waters, and unlimited margaritas? If this sounds like your ideal getaway (it definitely sounds like ours), then check out these amazing all-inclusive resorts found on Mexico’s captivating coasts. Moon Palace, Cancun This mega property is the best family-friendly resort in Cancun, possibly in all of Mexico. Only 10 minutes from the airport, this resort features phenomenal pools, entertainment, activities, and worldclass dining combined with modern accommodation choices that will ensure satisfaction for everyone, from couples to large families. Moon Palace aims to spoil guests even further with $1500 in Limitless Resort Credits to use towards the spa, golf, and excursions.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Welcome to Turquoize, a serene adults-only haven, ideally situated within Mexico’s most coveted resort — Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Standing tall above a scenic peninsula, Turquoize grants guests an exclusive getaway — complete with special adults-only access — within an all-ages resort. ■■

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Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya Secrets’ newest retreat is located in the picturesque southern end of Riviera Maya on the world-renowned Akumal beach. Relax in unmatched romance at this adults-only resort with luxurious accommodations creating harmony with sophisticated design and the tranquility of nature. Be sure to head into the crystal blue water for a chance to swim with sea turtles.

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa If you’re looking to be the center of the party, look no further than Breathless Resorts & Spas. This glamorous adults-only resort hosts theme months, guest DJs, and rocking parties with modern and chic accommodations.

Nestled in a remote tropical hideaway on a breathtaking beach lies a sophisticated yet laid-back resort ideal for travelers of all ages. In addition to an abundance of restaurants, themed and delicious food carts can be found throughout the resort, keeping everyone full and energized while they take part in daily activities and nightly entertainment.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

This all-suite and spa resort is the most luxurious family-friendly all-inclusive in Riviera Maya. Kids and teens will love the amenities and activities in their respective clubs, and adults can kick back and relax in the infinity pools or on the beach with waiter service at both.

LeBlanc Spa Resort, Cancun A stay at TripAdvisor’s #1 Best All-Inclusive in Mexico, #2 in the World, guarantees a luxurious experience like no other. This adults-only property has nearly one staff member per guest, promising a level of service that goes above and beyond.

Don’t just go on vacation. Get away with an exclusive Liberty Travel Escapes package, featuring not only special benefits for this trip but also travel credit towards the next one! See more information on page 9.

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The family-friendly Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is elegantly set within an upscale gated community just outside of Cancun. White sandy beaches, the clear aqua Caribbean and a world famous golf course surround this spectacular haven. It features 65,000 sq. ft. of tri-level swimming pools, a lazy river, two children’s pools, a water park, world-class spa and every amenity and service for relaxation and fabulous vacation memories — including complimentary greens fees*.

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INVESTING IN OUR GUESTS’ EXPERIENCE. The Norwegian Edge introduces a new standard of excellence to further elevate our guests' overall cruise experience. We’re investing $400 million to ensure all Norwegian vacations are up to the high standards we’ve set for ourselves –and those that you expect and deserve. • EXTENSIVE SHIP REVITALIZATION - Renovating nine ships from bow to stern by 2018 with new unique venues and modern décor so they will be even better than when they first left the shipyard. • SPECTACULAR PRIVATE DESTINATIONS - Grand opening of Harvest Caye, our newest premier destination in Southern Belize, and enhancements of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. • SUPERB CULINARY EXPERIENCES - Enticing new menus across specialty and complimentary dining and enriched service with new training and certification by the American Culinary Federation.

HARVEST CAYE, BELIZE RENOVATING 9 SHIPS BY 2018

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HOLIDAYS AT SEA

One Love, Two Resort Choices.

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Imagine spending your holidays upon powdery soft sand. Imagine singing Christmas carols around one of the largest trees you’ve ever seen with your favorite chilled drink in hand. Imagine the holidays actually being a relaxing time when you can enjoy the loving company of your family. If that sounds like something worth celebrating, then sailing over Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, or New Year’s could be your holiday dream come true. CRUISE TO THE NEW YEAR Holiday cruises sail to just about anywhere in the world, including Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, and Europe, which means you have a generous selection of voyages and destinations to discover this holiday season. Almost all major cruise companies, from Viking River Cruises to Royal Caribbean International, host a savory Thanksgiving feast, both with a traditional menu of roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and an innovative menu with exotic dishes. Hanukkah and Christmas diversify the holiday cruises with special events and delicious offerings.

Perfect to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or just to fall in love all over again.

How remarkable would it be to visit Europe’s Christmas markets? Take a romantic Viking River Cruise on the Danube with stops in Budapest and Nuremberg, both known for spectacular markets and crafts. Onboard, you’ll celebrate the holiday spirit by baking gingerbread cookies with the ship’s executive chef or helping to decorate the ship’s Christmas tree. Avalon Waterways has seven cruises specially designed for the Christmas market crowd, ranging from the 5-day Christmastime in Alsace & Germany to the 17-day festive Christmastime Zurich to Budapest itinerary. On Norwegian Cruise Line’s holiday cruises, the Festival of Lights burns brightly with eight nights of onboard activities for the entire family, plus an open bar on certain cruises. For Christmas, elaborately decorated decks with brightly lit trees and vibrant poinsettias set the festive mood. And rumor has it Santa himself makes a visit (We hear those reindeer fly over oceans). Many ships also host a gingerbread house-building competition as part of their “Festivus” celebration, a favorite event for Seinfeld lovers.

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Royal Caribbean cruises offer religious services on all ships during the holiday season and scrumptious specialty meals, like a tender brisket with potato pancakes, applesauce, and sour cream for Hanukkah, and cookies and hot chocolate for Christmas. Not only does Santa come for a visit, but on ships with the DreamWorks experience, you’ll also find Shrek and Puss in Boots decked out for the season. Disney Cruise Line goes above and beyond to please the little ones (and the kids at heart) at this time of year with a Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, Mickey’s Tree Lighting Magic Ceremony, and a Santa Claus Meet-and-Greet. Mrs. Claus also reads Christmas stories from her rocking chair in the Atrium, and there’s even a gingerbread replica of the ship. WHEN TO BOOK

Natural Tranquility All Inclusive, Tulum

Since cruising over the holidays is a popular time, you need to book months in advance to get your desired suite or stateroom. Your knowledgeable Liberty Travel Consultants will find you the cruise of your holiday dreams, so you won’t just imagine a relaxing vacation. You’ll actually enjoy it.

Call 1.866.823.5788 to start planning your holiday cruise today!

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IBEROSTAR Grand Collection Hotels. Where life’s luxuries are commonplace.

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Set in the most stunning locations, at IBEROSTAR Grand Collection Hotels, guests will enjoy an all-inclusive, all-suites, adults-only getaway, rich in luxurious service, gourmet dining and dazzling amenities. It should come as no surprise that our three Grand Collection Hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean have won countless awards and are recognized as the top all-inclusives in the world. Here you’ll be treated to our signature hospitality with personalized butler service, a variety of specialty restaurants, challenging golf, a two-story, world-class spa and so much more.

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraíso, Riviera Maya, Mexico IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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ONLY AT LIBERTY TRAVEL

The World Is Within Your Reach with Journeys The world’s iconic cities call to you, and it’s time you answered. Climb the world-renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge, followed by an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the Thai culture with stops in Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok, or book an extended European getaway with tours in London and Paris. Don’t keep the world waiting, especially with an exclusive Journeys Package crafted especially for you. Journeys are exciting adventures in exotic destinations, and every package includes the services of a Travel Butler who will assist you with all your travel needs pre-departure.

Travel with confidence thanks to your very own Travel Butler. Short of packing your bags, a Travel Butler will take care of the finer details of your Journey, making sure you’re fully prepared while adding special touches based on your interests and needs. Once your trip is booked, they’ll contact you and provide useful tips and information about the destinations you’ll visit. From arranging dinner reservations and special celebrations to anything in between, your Travel Butler is dedicated to giving you a memorable experience.

What’s included with Your Journey? • Personalized Keepsake Document Booklet & Holder • $150 Future Travel Credit • Insider Benefit Coupons Valued at up to $275 in Savings • Liberty Travel Personal Concierge Access & Smart Phone App • Unlimited Emergency Travel Center Priority Access

JOURNEYS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN: AUSTRALIA • CAMBODIA • CHINA • EUROPE • FIJI • INDIAN OCEAN • JAPAN • LAOS MIDDLE EAST • NEW ZEALAND • SOUTH AFRICA • TAHITI • THAILAND • VIETNAM

Start planning your Journey today. Visit libertytravel.com/Journeys or call 1.866.823.5788 to speak with a Travel Consultant

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Conditions Apply: Promotions valid on new bookings only. City Insider provided by third party suppliers and are subject to availability. City Insider and any other third party supplier may (in their sole discretion) substitute any of the offers for any other offer that is available for similar or no face value. Journeys: Based on a 7-night minimum stay in two or more destination cities, a two hour City Insider when available in select cities (additional charges apply for any extended time payable directly to City Insider), a sightseeing experience in at least one city, Travel Butler (available before, during and after vacation from 9:00am-5:30pm Monday – Friday via email or phone) and return airport transfers. All offers are not combinable with any other offers and are not transferable. Any offers not used have no surrender value and are not redeemable for cash. Not valid for contracted group rates. Additional terms and conditions apply. Liberty Travel does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the offers displayed.

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GUIDED VACATIONS

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It’s a big world we live in, with lots to see, do, eat, and experience. Our vacations can be few and far between, urging us to maximize the time we have. With a knowledgeable guide, meals, hotel, sightseeing, and transportation included, a guided vacation is the ideal way to see the world. Join the National Park Service as it celebrates its 100th anniversary! See hundreds of monuments and other attractions from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon to the Gettysburg Battlefield, or go on a global adventure. Get to know the Republic of South Africa, “a world in one country.” Explore Asia, a diverse continent with rich cultural heritage and bustling, modern cities. Let Central and South America astound you with breathtaking waterfalls, serene cloud forests, and imposing mountains. Delight in the Old World with guided vacations to sensational Spain, charming Portugal, and lively Ireland.

Let Liberty Travel plan your next adventure. We have long trusting partnerships with the top tour companies in the industry, who go above and beyond for our clients. Our travel consultants have the expert knowledge, professional training, and personal experience to find the tour and tour company that’s right for you. With personal one-on-one attention and 24/7 support, you can travel with confidence knowing we are here for you throughout your adventure.

Call 1.866.823.5788 Stop by one of our stores or visit LibertyTravel.com to start planning your guided vacation today. See next page...

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Some Things You May Not Know About Guided Vacations Escorted tours are a fantastic way to see a new place, but before you jump on the bus/boat/train, we have the answers to your most frequently asked questions about guided excursions.

Do I need a passport?

If your tour goes anywhere outside the US, you’ll need to bring your passport. Remember to check the validity of your documents as some countries may not allow you entry if your passport expires within a certain time frame.

Is there any free time?

On most tours, yes! You usually have time built into the itinerary to explore, shop, and eat on your own – if you desire. Some tours offer guides from arrival to departure.

What meals are included?

Most tours do provide breakfasts and dinners on tour days, and some even provide dinner and/or breakfast on the days you arrive and depart. However, meals vary per tour and per company, but your Liberty Travel consultant will be able to find the perfect tour to fit your needs. Have more questions about escorted tours? Call your local Liberty Travel store at 1.866.823.5788 to speak with a consultant and start planning your next guided adventure to Europe, the US, and beyond now!

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Take a Break in the World’s Most Iconic Cities

ONLY AT LIBERTY TRAVEL

Take a break with Liberty Travel. Our exclusive USAbreaks, CANADAbreaks and EURObreaks are amazing short getaways to iconic cities with thrilling sightseeing excursions. Land in London and ride the Underground to Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Follow the cobblestone road to endless charm in Quebec City and catch some views atop the CN Tower in Toronto. Boogie to the beat of your own drum in New Orleans and get an all-in experience in Vegas. Plus, your vacation experience will be enhanced by a knowledgeable City Insider who can maximize your time by unlocking the best-kept secrets and coveted spots – and welcome you to the destination as a new friend.

Feel welcomed as an new friend in your destination by a City Insider. This local guide will help you maximize your time by showing you how to navigate the city they love and reveal hidden gems, unique facts and secrets, and spots favored by locals. Once settled in to your hotel, your City Insider will meet you in the lobby and start your trip by giving you an overview of the city, while exposing hidden attributes not widely known. Paying special attention to your interests, they’ll then walk with you around the neighborhood offering recommendations for restaurants and sights. A City Insider ensures that your vacation will be unforgettable.

With each USAbreak, CANADAbreak, & EURObreak you will receive: • Personalized Keepsake Document Booklet & Holder • $150 Future Travel Credit • Insider Benefit Coupons Valued at up to $275 in Savings • Liberty Travel Personal Concierge Access & Smart Phone App • Unlimited Emergency Travel Center Priority Access

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN THESE DESTINATIONS: CANADA: MONTREAL, NIAGARA FALLS, QUEBEC CITY, TORONTO, VANCOUVER EUROPE: AMSTERDAM, BARCELONA, BERLIN, DUBLIN, LONDON, MADRID, LISBON MILAN, PARIS, REYKJAVIK, ROME USA: BOSTON, CHICAGO, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES, NASHVILLE, NEW ORLEANS, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON, DC Start planning your USAbreaks, CANADAbreaks, or EURObreaks package today. Visit LibertyTravel.com or call 1.866.523.5788 to speak with a travel consultant. Conditions Apply: Promotions valid on new bookings only. City Insider offer is provided by a third party supplier and is subject to availability. City Insider and any other third party supplier may (in their sole discretion) substitute any of the offers for any other offer that is available for similar or no face value. All offers are not combinable with any other offers and are not transferable. Any offers not used have no surrender value and are not redeemable for cash. Not valid for contracted group rates. Liberty Travel does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the offers displayed.

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YOUR SHORTCUT TO

NEW HORIZONS Convenient flights to One happy island

Our white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people will put you in a happy state of mind as soon as you land on the island with the most sunny days in the Caribbean.

Plan your perfect SHORTCUT TO HAPPINESS today with a vacation expert.

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HEAD TO ARUBA FOR ONE HAPPY HOLIDAY Liberty Travel Consultant Melissa Schwarz is no stranger to spending the holidays in the tropics. While her family frequents the Caribbean often, they have made Aruba their island of choice and return every year to celebrate the season. So what makes Aruba her favorite destination and perfect for your next holiday getaway? The white powdery sand beneath my feet, running into the blue waves with my brother, and that famous island breeze cooling me down – Aruba is my home-away-from-home. Its ideal beaches, perfect year-round weather, and amazing people make it a popular destination for every season. But its charm and enthusiasm make it extra special for family fun during the holidays. For my family, Aruba has always been the picture of paradise, and their mantra “One Happy Island” hits the nail on the head. I’m not kidding when I say Aruba has flawless weather year round. It’s always warm and sunny, and thanks to the ocean breezes, the temperature always feels like it’s in the high 70s to low 80s. I have never seen it rain here for more than an hour total throughout an entire day. In fact, the locals never look at the weather report and say the only reason for having one is for tourists. But what really won me over are the incredible locals. They are truly some of the nicest people I have ever met, and it’s one of the main reasons my parents continued to choose Aruba for our family vacations. I have made lifelong friends there and primarily go to visit them now, although the beautiful beaches don’t hurt! Since the locals are always inclined for a good celebration, they truly embrace the holiday spirit on this lively island. I still remember the first time I saw the palm trees all lit up in Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital. I had never seen an island-style “Christmas” tree before, and now I can’t think of anything better. Music and decorations grace the lobbies of hotels and pedestrian areas around Aruba. I’ve stayed at multiple hotels throughout the years, but one of my favorites, the Occidental Grand Aruba, has had a live nativity scene with farm animals for a few years. I recommend extending your trip past the holiday season to truly experience the culture and vibe of this fascinating island. Their biggest event of the year is Carnival, which spans an entire month, usually January. And make sure you get out and explore. There’s great shopping, delicious food, and an abundance of activities just waiting for you. Introduce your family to the island by turning your holiday adventure into a Liberty Travel Escape and book the Discover Aruba tour. You’ll enjoy the best of land and sea with a guided tour of the island’s natural wonders and historical landmarks on dry ground before you head out for some of the best snorkeling in the Caribbean. There’s no better time to create long-lasting family memories than during the holidays. Make your holiday getaway as special as mine and head to One Happy Island. Trust me, you’ll feel as though Aruba is welcoming you home.

Call 1.866.523.5788 to start planning your Aruba getaway today!

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Enjoy a chic beach club, a butler village and unlimited golf*.

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VOTED WORLD’S BEST A L L - I N C L U S I V E F A M I LY R E S O R T S

M O R E Q UA L I T Y I N C L U S I O N S T H A N A N Y OT H E R R E S O R T S I N T H E W O R L D. At Beaches® all-inclusive resorts, absolutely everything you could think of for the ultimate family vacation is included and unlimited. The most thrilling waterparks and land sports in the Caribbean. Fabulous water sports including unlimited waterskiing and scuba diving*, even for the kids. Superb dining at up to 21 gourmet restaurants. Authentic island entertainment for everyone. A free* Beautiful Beginnings wedding that everyone can enjoy. Up to 14 bars serving unlimited premium spirits for adults. Cool hangouts for teens and Sesame Street ® fun and games for the kids. Beautifully appointed rooms and suites, some with butler service. Take a closer look at Beaches and see why we were voted the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort Brand at the World Travel Awards for 18 years in a row.

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Activities and amenities vary by resort. *PADI certification is required to dive, but not included. PADI dive courses, night dives and kids’ dive programs are available on resort for a nominal fee. A Beautiful Beginnings wedding is free with a stay of 3 paid nights or more in all room categories. All weddings are subject to mandatory marriage offi ciant and government documentation fees, which vary by island, and must observe the respective island’s residency period. All fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Beaches ® is a registered trademark.

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Exclusive AARP Member Benefits

AARP members save up to $100 for 2 travelers on select Liberty Travel vacations and more.*

Not an AARP Member? Ask us about joining today.

*Conditions Apply: Special promotions valid on new bookings only. Maximum $100 savings per booking ($50 per person, maximum two people) on Liberty Travel air/land bookings of 5 nights or longer. Valid on bookings to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and South Pacific. Not valid on cruises, escorted tours or USA bookings. Discount applies to land portion of bookings only. Deposit reduced from $150 per person to $50 per person for AARP members. Final payment reduced to 30 days prior to departure date for AARP members. Contact Liberty Travel for further details. AARP member benefits are provided by third parties, not by AARP or its affiliates. Providers, pay royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. Some providers offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact the provider directly for details.

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Exclusive benefits & special amenities, including: • Early and expedited check-in service • Room upgrades • Resort or spa credit Plus, each resort adds to your vacation in its own way, with special bonuses like: • Food and beverage credits • Free wi-fi • Kids club access Experience exclusive extras, now at over 170 resorts in over 35 countries, with My Time by Liberty Travel.

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All My Time offers are provided by our third party suppliers to My Time customers and are subject to availability. My Time and any third party supplier may (in their sole discretion) substitute any of the offers for any other offer that is available for similar or no face value. All offers have no cash value, are not combinable with any other offers and are not transferable. Any offers not used have no surrender value and are not redeemable for cash value.

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Live big. 1:00 AM Late night party & dancing

11:00 AM Relax. Recharge. Repeat.

Breathe deep.

At Breathless Resorts & Spas there are always two sides to every story and there is always an excuse to party! Be it the best Birthday Bash ever, or even a Last Fling Before the Ring, have it all with the Unlimited-Luxury ® experience... all the time.

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Experience Unlimited-Luxury ® where everything is included in Dominican Republic: Punta Cana Jamaica: Montego Bay (Jan 2017) | Mexico: Los Cabos • Playa del Carmen (2018) • Riviera Cancun

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