Travel & Experiences






Studio Apartment in Tuscany

  Enjoy one week stay in Tuscany in a one bedroom studio apartment, "Ortensia" at Podere Le Scalette - a 16th century fam house in the Tuscan Hills, 10 miles outside of Florence. The studio can sleep 2-4 guests with a double bed and a sleeping sofa in the living/kitchen area, a large bathroom, and a wood-burning stove.  The village of San Vincenzo a Torri, just a mile away, has a small grocery and a bakery and a pharmacy, bank, restaurant, and many other stores are located in the near by village of Ginestra Fiorentina. Travel dates are based on availability.  

Value: $1,000

 

Starting Bid: $300

         

Paris Apartment 

  This romantic Paris apartment is only steps away from the historic Place des Vosges, Bastille Opera House and fabulous shops, restaurants and museums for which the Marais is so famous! Carefully decorated, the space is furnished with stately 18th-century Swedish Gustavian and French antique furniture and Murano chandeliers. The living rm/kitchen occupies the corner along the avenue and enjoys the finest views of the bustling, fascinating life of Boulevard Beaumarchais. Compact but fully equipped, it features modern appliances, new cabinets and granite counters. The bathroom has a Miele washer/dryer. In addition to two beautifully furnished bedrooms, the apartment also has a spacious office with internet/tel/fax to keep in touch with home, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying fabulous Paris! All seven soundproof windows face Beaumarchais, bathing the apartment in sunlight and offering exquisite views of French architecture and glimpses into Parisian life! Home is available for one week from March 2014 - June 2014 and September 2014 - December 2014 and and is subject to availability. Donor will coordinate dates with home owner.  

Value: $2,200

 

Starting Bid: $400

         

Introductory Flight Lesson 

  One hour flight lesson in a Cirrus, four seat aircraft. Lesson will depart from Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey  

Value: $600

 

Starting Bid: $200

         

Telluride, Colorado Vacation Home

  Enjoy 1 week in a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home in Telluride, CO during either the winter OR the summer. Located in the Mountain Village Core, just steps from the gondola, ski school and all the shops and restaurants in the village, this home sleeps up to 8 people. Enjoy huge views of the San Sophia Range from your private hot tub, your dining room table, or bedroom.  Steam showers, Jacuzzi tubs and excellent media upgrades make this one of the finest 3 bedrooms in the area! If used in the summer the package includes 2 rounds of golf, and if used in the winter the package includes 2 lift passes. Expires 3/3/15. Blackout dates apply during Christmas and New Years.   

Value: $10,000

 

Starting Bid: $2,000

         

Vaction Home in Santa Fe, New Mexico

  Spend one week in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a unique home designed by Larry Andren of International Studio Designs. This five bedroom 3,800 square foot home from an adobe/stucco structure, with 3,200 square feet of covered porches. The house also contains a guest house and an office, which serves as an additional living area, and an internal private garden. House is located just 8 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, and another 8 minutes from the Santa Fe Opera House. An ideal vacation retreat in the winter, spring, summer or fall!  Blackout dates apply from August 11-17, 2014, during Thanksgiving, and from Christmas to New Year. Winner and home owner will arrange dates, based upon availability.   

Value: $5,000

 

Starting Bid: $1,000

         

The Grand Teton Experience 

  Seven (7) days, six (6) nights at The Teton Club, in Jackson Hole. Summer 2014. Besides its reputation as Jackson Hole’s premiere Private Residence Club, the Teton Club is also renowned for setting the bar for Jackson Hole luxury lodging, with 2 or 3 bedroom condo rentals. During the summer, wander out of Teton Village and find yourself one mile from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park, fifteen minutes from Downtown Jackson, Wyoming and a short ride from Yellowstone National Park. Rentals include galley gourmet kitchens, inviting living rooms with balconies and extraordinary views, gas-powered fire places, comfortable beds and linens, washer and dryer, Wi-Fi internet access, in-room security safe, and daily maid service.  

Value: $2,500

 

Starting Bid: $500

         

Sea Island, Georgia Luxury Vacation

  Two (2) nights of luxury accomodations at Sea Island, on the coast of Georgia, for two (2) people - 1 double room - at either The Cloister or The Lodge property. Sea Island is one of only two destinations in the US to receive 4 Forbes Five-Star Awards, and is rated top resort in the Continental US by Travel & Leisure readers. U.S. News and World Report Travel named it one of 2013's Best Hotels for families. Enjoy access to 5 miles of private beach, exceptional dining (from casual to 5-star), three champsionship golf courses, squash & tennis courts, fitness center, and 65,000 sq. ft Spa - which has also been ranked by Travel & Leisure readers as the #4 Hotel Spa in the continental US. Package includes one round of golf per person to be used during stay (including cart and forecaddie). Resort fee and tax is included in package. Subject to availability, expires March 3, 2015. Sea Island is located 70 minutes from Jacksonville & Savannah International Airports, 30 minutes from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (with Delta connections), or just minutes from the private McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport.  

Value: $1,850

 

Starting Bid: $350

         

Seaswept Cottage, Dewey Beach, DE

  Enjoy a one week stay at Seaswept Cottage in Dewey Beach, Delaware. Cottage is just 100 feet away from the dunes. Shake shingle cottage, with large southern porch, living room, den, kitchen, laundry room and full bath. Cottage contains 4 rooms: 1 King Bedroom w/ full bath; 1 Bedroom with twin beds and full bath in hall; and 2 Queen Bedrooms with 1/2 bath in between them. The den also has a hide a bed. There are no pets and no smoking allowed in the house or yard. Available the following dates: August 15-22, 2014 / August 22-29, 2014 / or July 25-August 1, 2014  

Value: $4,000

 

Starting Bid: $1,600

         

Beach House in Weekapaug, Rhode Island

  Enjoy a fabulous weekend stay at one of Rhode Island's best kept secrets. Weekapaug, Rhode Island is a small beach community so well preserved in time, it looks like it did in the late 19th century. This four bedroom, four and half bath home is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway, a family trip or a couples weekend. The newly renovated Weekapaug Inn is within walking/biking distance and has a wonderful restaurant. Weekapaug, with its amazing views, is home to two private beaches, tennis courts and a yacht club. Home is not available May 23-26; June 20-September 2; or October 10-13. Can be used in 2014 or 2015.   

Value: $1,500

 

Starting Bid: $400

         

Sag Harbor Sunset Cruise

  Party like a rock star and enjoy the most memorable Hamptons summer experience!  Jump aboard the A-Train at the Sag Harbor Yacht Club for cocktails, delicious summer supper & sexy desserts for 16 people.  After the perfect sunset cruise around Shelter Island, remain on the boat when it docks at the marina and continue the festivities all night long.  

Value: Priceless

 

Starting Bid: $3,000

         

The Breakers, Palm Beach

  Two (2) night, three (3) day stay for two people at The Breakers, Palm Beach. Package includes golf twosome at the Breakers Palm Beach Ocean Course. Enjoy a tropical oceanfront oasis in this Mediterranean-style Beach Club, with one-half mile of private beach, four oceanfront pools, five whirlpool spas, 25 luxury beach bungalows for daytime use (including personal concierge), an oceanfront spa, two fitness centers and nine distinctive restaurants and nine bars for an array of dining and entertainment. The Breakers also features 36 holes of championship golf, including The Breakers Rees Jones® Course; 10 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and instruction by USPTA/USPTR-certified professionals; and 11 on-site boutiques, including Guerlain, Ralph Lauren and Lilly Pulitzer. Valid from June 1, 2014 - September 20, 2014, for Sundays-Thursdays only. Excludes holidays   

Value: $1,120

 

Starting Bid: $350

         

The Westin Puntacana Resort

  Enjoy 6 days and 5 nights at The Westin Puntacana Resort for two people. Accomodations include a well-appointed bedroom with ocean views and complimentary daily breakfast for two. Alcoholic beverages not included. Reservation subject to availability. Blackout dates apply Easter Week, Christmas and New Year's. Valid through January 2015. Prize is not transferable  

Value: $2,450

 

Starting Bid: $500

         

Society Islands, 7-Night Cruise

  Seven (7) Night Cruise for two (2) people in a complimentary window stateroom, aboard Paul Gauguin Cruises to Tahiti & the Society Islands (Bora Bora; Moorea; Huahine; Taha'a). The m/s Paul Gauguin was designed specifically to sail the shallow seas of Tahiti, French Polynesia, and Southeast Asia visiting small ports that larger ships can't reach and effortlessly blending into the stunning natural beauty of the South Seas. Ship offers an extension of the informal, relaxing environment of the islands, coupled with five-star service, comfort, and luxury. Spacious staterooms, an onboard watersports marina, a choice of three open-seating dining venues, and an extensive spa are among the luxurious attributes. Ship embarks from capital of Tahiti, Papeete. Package includes gratuities for ship's staff, ALL meals, complimentary select beverages/wines (excluding premium brands). Port charges ($109 per person), shore excursions, air and ground transportation to the vessel are NOT included. Cruise must be taken before March 15, 2015. Final confirmation of sailing will be confirmed 45 days prior to sailing. Subject to space and availability. Upgrades can be requested after confirmation of the cruise (not not guaranteed, and not complimentary)   

Value: $5,000

 

Starting Bid: $800

         

The Beach House, Turks & Caicos Islands

  Four (4) nights for two (2) people in a luxurious 1 bedroom oceanfront suite at The Beach House - one of the first authentically boutique Turks and Caicos resorts on Grace Bay. Guests will enjoy a 3 course dinner paired with wines at the acclaimed Beach House Restaurant,  renowned for its French contemporary cuisine with a lovely twist of Turks and Caicos. Guests have access to the resorts spa, gym, complimentary watersports equipment and bicycles activities.  The Beach House Movement is all about pampering you when you least expect it! Reservations based upon availability at time of booking. Black out dates apply Easter Week, Memorial Day weekend and Thanksgiving of 2014; December 22, 2014-January 7,2015; and 2015 President's Week. Expires March 3, 2015.  

Value: $3,200

 

Starting Bid: $700