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Japan: The Way Of Tea

Context Travel expands its program in Kyoto with The Way of Tea, a new history and cultural experience that offers travellers insight into the pivotal role traditional Japanese tea ceremonies play in contemporary society.

Tea scholar Randy Channell takes you through a classic Japanese tea ceremony, from first sip to dessert, showcasing the differences between formal and informal Japanese tea ceremonies and highlighting the essential aspects through interactive lessons. The Way of Tea lasts two and a half hours and is available daily. Group walks cost JPY6,500 per person. Private tours cost JPY30,000 per party. www.contexttravel.com

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Mexico: The Best Revenge

Recently un-tied the knot? The Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit invite newly-single guests, and their friends, to restore their inner harmony with Divorce Packages. The packages feature activities like yoga lessons on the beach, complimentary spa treatments, “Ladies Night Out” or “Guys Night Out”, purification rituals – even piñata bashing in honour of an ex-spouse. All-inclusive rates start at $530 per person, per night at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya (minimum five, maximum six guests); and $653 per person, per night at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, based on double occupancy and minimum three-night stay. www.velasresorts.com 18 hole on miller courseVilas Resorts

Florida: The Ultimate Man-Trip

Turnberry Isle Miami is redefining the standards of ‘man-tripping’ with the launch of its new Ultimate Guys Golf Weekend, inviting 20 friends to indulge in the golf experience of a lifetime. The package includes personalized golf amenities like professionally fitted Scotty Cameron Putters and customized MyJoys Golf Shoes; professional tournament scoring, walking caddies and personalized locker; complimentary spa treatments, courtesy of Turnberry Isle Miami’s Spa & Fitness Center; and a customized dining experience created by the resort’s Executive Chef, as well as dinner at Chef Michael Mina’s award-winning BOURBON STEAK restaurant. The all-inclusive, $100,000 package breaks down to $5,000 per guy. www.turnberryislemiami.com

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Cruise: Cinema At Sea

In a cruise industry first, ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has launched a complimentary service that provides streaming movies and live television news broadcasts to guests’ mobile devices aboard Silver Cloud. The service can be accessed on any Wi-Fi-enabled laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even e-book reader -- anything with a browser. It includes access to an extensive library of classic and recent Academy Award-winning feature films. A limited supply of iPad minis is also available to Silver Cloud guests wishing to borrow a tablet to view the streamed movies and television during the voyage. www.silversea.com

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Canada: Our Own Bucket List

What are the destinations and activities we should experience in Canada before we die? Travel writer and television host Robin Esrock answers that question in The Great Canadian Bucket List, a collection of unique experiences that everyone can actually do. Inspired by his column in the Globe & Mail, Robin travelled to all 10 provinces and three territories to check off his Bucket list of outoor, cultural, history, culinary and just plain bizarre adventures. The book and accompanying website launch October 12. www.canadianbucketlist.com

 

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