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Cirque du Soleil starts in Punta Cana in June

Cirque du Soleil starts in Punta Cana in June

Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil debuts at Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic in June, according to a report in USA Today. The program for adults and children to learn circus skills as part of the Club Med vacation plan under the supervision of instructors trained by Cirque du Soleil is on schedule.

Circus training has always been part of Club Med Punta Cana since its start in 1978. By involving Cirque du Soleil, the resort adds a new dimension to the entertainment package.
“This new concept will leverage, for the benefit of Club Med guests, the expertise and knowledge of Cirque du Soleil, who are unrivaled innovators in the realm of circus artistry,” says Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Club Med’s CEO, as reported in USA Today. “It will also capitalize on Club Med’s experience and talent for creating extraordinary memories in beautiful vacation destinations.”

Other activities that guests will be able to try include high bungee jumping, unicycle, tumbling and juggling. They can also participate in artistic activities such as percussion and dance and mask painting.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2015/04/03/cirque-du-soleil-club-med-circus-classes-dominican-republic/70656156/

Source: DR1 Travel News

Nickelodeon to Build Hotel for Children

Nickelodeon to build hotel for children in Punta Cana

Promoted as the first of a luxurious family-friendly hotel collection to deliver Nickelodeon-style vacations with the first opening in Punta Cana in 2016.
The popular children’s brand will feature favorite Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as part of the resort’s attractions.

“We are eager for our fans to experience Nickelodeon Hotels, which we are confident will raise the bar for family vacations and incredible fun in coveted tropical destinations,” said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Nickelodeon Recreation Partnerships. The company has reached an agreement with Karisma Hotels & Resorts to develop the new family hotels. Nickelodeon Hotels will also be offering the Gourmet Inclusive Experience, a vacation carefully catered to guests who prefer quality over quantity.

Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

Source: DR1 Travel News

All works out well for jilted British groom

All works out well for jilted British groom

The jilted British groom who made an online appeal to find a woman to join him on his would-be honeymoon trip to Punta Cana is happy about how the vacation turned out. After his fiancee called off the wedding, John Whitbread chose Kelly Wood to accompany him on the trip. Whitbread had already paid for the vacation and did not want it to go to waste.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-31722321

Punta Cana gets more flights from Germany

Punta Cana gets more flights from Germany

Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia, heading the Dominican delegation to the Berlin Tourism Fair (ITB) announced that Condor would be adding two more flights to Punta Cana, the DR’s busiest airport, one from Munich and another from Frankfurt. Lufthansa affiliate Eurowings is also launching a weekly flight to Punta Cana and two to La Romana, both from Cologne. Garcia expressed satisfaction with the upward trend in German travel to the Dominican Republic in 2014 (8.1%), which is expected to continue in 2015 with the new flights. He forecast a 15% increase in travel from Germany this year.

Food For Healthy Living

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, and stabilizing your mood. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these simple tips, you can cut through the confusion and learn how to create a tasty, varied, and healthy diet.

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Sweet potatoes also form the base of an intriguing side dish at Arrogant Swine — an all-pork BBQ joint in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  They’re mashed and pressed into waffles, flavored with walnuts, bourbon and maple — the ultimate sweet counterpoint to salty, fatty hunks of long-sweet-potato-friessmoked pig.

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Top Turkey Dishes in Chicago

While we simply couldn’t imagine Thanksgiving without turkey, we don’t think to eat it that often the other 364 days of the year.  Sure, turkey is a popular cold cut in sandwiches and salads, as well as a viable burger substitute for non red meat eaters, but there aren’t a ton of memorable turkey dishes.  That’s why we’ve rounded up a number of notable exceptions, that truly take the under-appreciated protein to the next level, from the classic Turkey Chili at Empire Diner to the exotic Turkey Ramen at Talde.

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Seasonal Eats Sweet Potatoes

So lets get this out of the way first — Sweet Potatoes are not the same thing as Yams.  In fact, they’re from two entirely different plant families.  And as opposed to sweet potatoes, yams are dry, highly starchy and have white-colored flesh. They’re also usually larger than sweet potatoes, weighing in at three to eight pounds each.  But if you insist on continuing to refer to that classic Thanksgiving dish as “candied yams,” well, who are we to argue?

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