Monday, September 12, 2011

The Allure of Antigua.

The island paradise of Antigua is situated in the Leeward Islands which is located in northeastern end of the Caribbean. This beautiful atoll is almost 14 miles long and 11 miles wide. Near by at about 30 miles north is Barbuda, a 68 square mile flat, coral island. The nation also includes the very small (0.6 square mile) uninhabited island of Redonda, which is now a nature preserve. The temperatures range from the 80's in the summer to 70's in the winter with very little rainfall and low humidity.  

A visit to St. John, the capital of Antigua is a must! For history buffs be sure to check out the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, located at the colonial Court house which was built in 1750. At this museum you will be able to view both colonial and Arawak relics that were discovered on archaelogical digs here on these islands. Also on display are a reproductions of sugar plantations and a model of an Arawak house. Be sure to check out the lively farmers market which goes on Friday and Saturday mornings which is located on the southern edge of the city. Stopping by here  you'll mingle with the locales, see folk crafts, and colorful tropical fruits and vegetables. 

There is plenty to do on Antigua. The Caribbean side is great for swimming and snorkeling. The Atlantic side of the island is windy enough for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Feeling like exploring the island while on horseback? Visit Spring Hill Riding  for trail rides and take in the scenic views in the hills and valleys or hoof it to the beaches where you can swim with your horse in the beautiful blue waters.

A great way to spend the day is to go on an Adventure Antigua excursion where you can take a 1/2 day snorkeling and beach tour in the 55 ft catamaran "The Dolphin". If your looking for a more intimate gathering private charters are available. Another tour is the much sought after Eco Your as well as the Circumnav. Any of these tours will sure to be a day well spent full of fun and exploration.

For the ultimate experience visit Antigua Yacht Charters. Here you can relax and let some else do these driving on these fully crewed chartered yachts. You can choose from catamarans, motorboats, as well as luxury motor powered and or sailing super yachts.  

By now your probably wondering where to lay your head as well as feed your belly. One place that has all that and more is the highly rated 5 star hotel Hermitage Bay in St. John. Here at this all inclusive resort is a place you can go to be catered to and nurtured as you should be. The restaurant boasts a daily changing menu which includes their own organically gown vegetables as well as other local ingredients when available and part of the all inclusive package includes a once a week cooking/demonstration show on their outdoor deck.  You can choose from one of 25 individual cottages for your stay..

..and while all of these little oasis's faces the sea the scenes vary from peaceful tropical gardens to panoramas of the bay. Rustic charm and deluxe amenities are what await you here for your sleeping and resting pleasure.

A couple of other's not to miss places to dine include Le Bistro at Hodges bay in St. John's where "Where one of the great chef's of the world"  Patrick Gauducheau will expertly compose a meal fusing authentic french recipes and local Caribbean customs.  I can't think of a better way to end the day by visiting  Australian Homemade Premium Ice Cream and Chocolates located on red cliff Quay in St. John's. Here you will find a dizzying array of delicious ice creams, chocolates, brownies, shakes etc and you can enjoy them while taking in the breathtaking views of St. John's Harbour.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Private Jet Travel - London Venture Capital Conference

A recent blog post by AltAssets reveals that the UK government is reaching out to private equity providing incentives to finance small and medium size business. If you are looking for a new market, the 13th MedTech Investing Europe Conference may be a great venue. MTI Europe is the premier and longest running Medtech investment partnering event in Europe, and is being held October 4th and 5th in London.

Here is an overview to the AltAssets blog , and a link to the blog in its entirety.

Stimulating investment in Europe's small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) is very much on the agenda of Europe's policy-makers, writes Simon Witney of SJ Berwin. Only a few weeks ago, the European Commission launched a discussion paper on its proposals to create a "single market" for European venture funds, aiming to give them access to a "passport", allowing them to raise money from professional investors right across the EU without subjecting them to significant additional regulatory burdens. 

Once again alongside a wide range of companies presenting their latest innovations and investment opportunities to an audience of VCs, healthcare corporates and other investors, the conference will address some of the hottest issues that the medtech sector is currently facing.
Now in its 13th edition, MTI Europe will once again set the agenda for the industry and investment community, with plenary sessions and roundtables aimed to equip delegates with intelligence and advice to succeed in the medtech world.
Key sessions will cover:
    •    The future of innovation in medical technology
    •    Current and future dynamics of investments in medtech in Europe and beyond
    •    The latest analysis of new and forthcoming regulation
    •    Strategies for a successful exit
    •    Venture philanthropy in medtech
    •    Major healthcare corporations perspective on innovation
    •    Emerging markets: threats and opportunities
    •    Opportunities in mHealth (mobile healthcare)
    •    Practical guides on reimbursement in France and UK
The key benefits in attending The 13th MedTech Investing Europe Conference include:

    •    Hear from more than 40 startups about their latest medtech innovations and investing opportunities
    •    Stay abreast of the latest investment strategies in the medtech sphere
    •    Discuss and influence the future of medtech in agenda setting panel discussions
    •    Hear from some of the leading lights in the industry
    •    Hear the latest on new and forthcoming regulation
    •    Get a practical and insighful guide to reimbursement
    •    Network with investors, healthcare corporations senior executives, other investors and innovators

Don't miss out on the leading medtech investment partnering event in Europe.

MTI has provided a list of luxury hotels here: highly recommends the Rembrant located in the exclusive area of Knightsbridge, and here is a link to their website:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Private Jet Charter to Nantucket!

The summer season is here and there are few greater places to be than on Nantucket! The Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) provides FBO services and now features new updates to their Airport Monitor/Internet Flight Tracking System.

New features include:
  • Pause/Resume: You can now pause the flight activity, click on flights in pause mode to see who they are, then resume where you left off, (works in both live and replay mode) – useful for taking the time to find the flight you want at your own pace
  • Fast Forward in replay mode lets you choose faster replay speeds, to view the flight you want quicker
  • Color-coding for alternate airports – a new color for flights from nearby airports local helps clarify and sort traffic
  • Helicopter identification – some helicopters, depending on their speed and flight behavior, will be identified by a black helicopter icon (helicopters that are flying like airplanes may still be identified by a black airplane icon).
  • Online help page – frequently asked questions and topics are now conveniently located right on the application
The New York Times has a great page about places to stay on Nantucket: highly recommends the Wauwinet Inn By The Sea, and there are currently rooms available as of the date of this posting. Get them soon, because they run out quickly! Their website is a great resource for happenings on the Island and the staff at Wauwinet will do everything they can to make sure your stay is exactly how you want it!

The Nantucket Film Festival runs from June 22 through June 26 and is a Must-Attend Event!
Founded by brother and sister team Jill and Jonathan Burkhart in 1996. The Burkharts lived on the island year round, and with their love of movies and the community, they knew it was the perfect place to begin a film festival. Today, the NFF is one of the premiere destination film festivals in the world. Visitors come from all over to experience our preview screenings, signature programs, and stand out hospitality on a magical island rich with history, a friendly atmosphere, and beautiful sandy beaches.

Finally, the BEST breakfast place on the Island in our opinion, is Black-Eyed Susan's, at 10 India Street, Nantucket. Credit cards are not accepted, so make sure to bring cash! Here is their Breakfast Menu:

We serve Nantucket Bakeshop Sunflower Oatmeal Bread
Served with toast and your choice of hashbrowns, cheese grits, or black-eyed peas
2 eggs Any style
2 eggs any style with bacon, ham, or sausage
•Scrambles prepared with Eggs or tofu
Served with toast and your choice of hashbrowns, cheese grits, or black-eyed peas
Vegetarian scramble with pesto
Spicy Thai scramble w/ thai Curry, broccoli, potatoes, and cilantro
Portuguese scramble with linguiva, tomatoes, spinach, and garlic
Pancakes & French toast
Served with blended syrup and sweet butter
Buttermilk pancakes
Pennsylvania Dutch Cakes
(our cakes with Jarlsberg cheese)
Sourdough French Toast with Orange Jack Daniels Butter and Cinnamon Pecans
100% Maple Syrup Add $2.00 With Berries Add $2.50
Served with toast and your choice of hashbrowns, cheese grits, or black-eyed peas
Tri-fold cheese omelette
$.50 for each item:
Broccoli, tomato, onion, muchrooms, cilantro, green chilies, & potatoes
$1.25 for each item:
Bacon, sausage, ham, salsa, and pesto
Black-eyed’s Best
Eggs Benedict
Huevos Rancheros with 2 Eggs Any style
Homemade Corned Beef Hash with 2 Eggs any style and toast
B.E.L.T. (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and tomato on a Portuguese roll)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Private Jet Charter to Maine!!

Private jet charter to Maine this summer will most likely land you in Portland,  Augusta, or Bar Harbor. If you are looking for a summer camp for your kids, Maine has some of the best summer camps in the world ranging from sports camps and music camps to special needs camps.  If you have already registered your children at one of these prestigious camps, we have made a list of hotels, restaurants, and attractions near each of Maine's larger airports.

We have chosen to feature the New England Music Camp, in Sidney, Maine, which is close to the Augusta Airport, and the area's best hotel and dining.

Sidney, Maine is home to the New England Music Camp, and is a short drive from the Augusta airport. We suggest staying at the Senator Inn, which is minutes from the airport, and has a nice little restaurant, spa services, and a gym. The next town over, Hallowell, has a quaint little downtown with lots of shops, restaurants overlooking the Kennebec River.

New England Music Camp, Sidney, Maine - The New England Music Camp's goal is to help young people find joy in making music, appreciate the splendor of Maine's woodlands and lakes, find contentment, and make friends.

Full Session: June 26 - August 15, 2011
First Session: June 26 - July 25, 2011
Second Session: July 25 - August 15, 2011

Where To Stay: The Senator Inn & Spa - Traditional Hospitality ... in a Contemporary Setting.

Where to Eat: Slates Restaurant - Slates purchases their produce from local organic farmers whenever possible and base their entrees on what is fresh and available for the time of year. The bar has an impressive selection of liquor, beer, wine and creative drink specials. Slates is a great place to eat out for any occasion; an appetizer in the bar with friends, dinner in the welcoming art filled dining room or a large gathering in our private function room. If you haven't been to Slates Restaurant or Bakery please make the visit, you won't regret it! We hope to see you soon.

Maine Airports and nearby Camps, Hotels, and Dining:

Bar Harbor
College of the Atlantic Summer Camp
The Bar Harbor Inn
The Ivy Manor Inn

Camp Nashoba North
Places To Stay
Portland Dining

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Private Jet Charter to Aspen!

Get your tickets and make your reservations now for these two great events!

First is the 2011 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. For 28 years, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen has been the premier culinary and wine event of its kind. Each June, FOOD & WINE magazine hosts 5,000 highly targeted consumers, members of the restaurant industry and press in Aspen. The three-day weekend brings FOOD & WINE to life with cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. Seminars led by wine and food superstars such as Mario Batali, José Andrés, Jacques Pépin, Gail Simmons, and Joshua Wesson provide a world-class experience.

The second premier Aspen event of the summer is the Aspen Music Festival. The Aspen Music Festival and School, founded in 1949, is an internationally renowned classical music festival that presents music in an intimate, small-town setting. The festival offers more than 350 musical events during an eight-week season including symphony, chamber, opera, choral and family concerts.

Particularly of note this summer at the festival, on July 23, two-time Tony Award Winner, Patti LuPone will sing songs from such shows as Gypsy, Anything Goes, and Oliver!, as well as some of her personal pop favorites. Don't miss American musical theater's greatest living star. An exquisite dinner held on the Benedict Music Tent stage follows the concert.

Reception and concert-only tickets: $150
Reception, concert, and dinner: $750 ($6,000 table of 8)
Premium dinner and concert seats: $1,000
Sponsorships: $10,000; $12,000

Also worthy of mentioning is that if you are planning a wedding or special event, students at the school are available for hire in any combination to fit your needs. Contact info is in the FAQ section of the website.

We absolutely, hands down, recommend making Aspen's Sky Hotel your base camp during your stay. Featuring High Style and warm hospitality, Sky Hotel is ideal for work and/or play, and their boutique Kimpton Hotel offers signature services, outstanding amenities, and an unbeatable downtown location at the base of Aspen Mountain. For more information:

709 E. Durant Avenue
Aspen, CO 81611

Reservations: (800) 882-2582
Hotel: (970) 925-6760
Fax: (970) 925-6778

Aspen is home to some of the best hiking, biking, rafting and horseback riding in the world, and its rich nightlife offers a diverse music, dance, and theater scene, as well as a vibrant restaurant community. Aspen will leave you spiritually, physically, and mentally refreshed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Private Jet Charter Membership is a Remarkable Experience

View of the Alps from a G550
Our Private Jet Membership Card programs are designed to simplify your private travel needs. You can purchase 25 hours of access to some of the most fashionable private aircraft in the skies today. The ever so popular light jet, the Hawker 400XP, the roomy super-mid size Hawker 1000, the super-fast, super-mid size Citation X or the heavy jet that rivals most, the Gulfstream 400.  Our clients tell us it's not about the cheapest cost to get from point A to point B;  it's the remarkable people, places and access we get as a client that makes for memorable 'once in a lifetime experiences'.