If you are coming in for the Florida/Georgia (FL/GA) Game (GA/FL) to those on the other side of the border, you can have an entire weekend experience. Friday, November 1st is the best way to start the weekend. Enjoy the Gators vs. Dawgs fall exhibition game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home to our very own Jumbo Shrimp. Immediately following the game, Kickoff the Bold City Bash with Country Music Star, Brett Young. Saturday, November 2nd is Game Day. Get downtown early, tailgate, eat and watch this excellence in Traditional Rivalry since 1933. Sunday, November 3rd is for Brunch, & Jacksonville has one of the coolest food scenes in the south. We’ll see ya at TIAA Bank Field. Watch out for the Jax Black Bus bringing fans from all over the city – downtown to enjoy the festivities.
It’s almost that glorious time of year again when the smell of freshly cut grass and the buzz of anticipation for what’s to come seems to fill every single inch of Florida’s beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach.
It’s THE PLAYERS Championship 2019 and from the looks of it, it will be one of the best yet. Scheduled to take place two months early this year from March 12th – 17th, 2019, TPC at Sawgrass will be drawing in tens of thousands of fans from all over the world hoping to get the best views possible of some of the most skilled athletes the game has ever seen. Golfers including last years Championship winner, Web Simpson, along with Si Woo Kim, Jason Day, and Ricky Fowler will guarantee this year’s tournament is nothing short of exceptional.
Dialing back to 1974 when golf legend Jack Nicklaus gained victory over J.C. Snead, THE PLAYERS Championship has been producing memorable moments for the golf world since the beginning and this year will, of course, be no different.
As you plan your trip to Ponte Vedra Beach, look ahead as many of our best hotels will be sold out by the end of 2018. Book a suite at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club or the Ponte Vedra Lodge and you’ll be smothered in luxury and fine living while you are here. Before you board a commercial flight into (JAX) Jacksonville International Airport or fly your own jet into (JAXEX) Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig, contact the reservations desk at Jax Black Car Transportation to get your trip off to the best start. Easy online reservations are always available at JaxBlackCar.com and our VIP Support Staff is available 24 hours a day to accept your reservations. Airport Transfers, Evening & Full Day Charters are available. Charters tend to sell out very fast and are sold on a first come, first served basis.
VIP Charters for the entire tournament are available on a select basis. Select Service includes luxury transportation with specially appointed chauffeurs to provide exclusive service for each day’s events from beginning to end. Select chauffeurs are at your service as directed and remain on hand to meet and exceed your expectations, fulfill your every need, every day guaranteed.
All of us here at JaxBlackCar.com know just how important each minute of your time is – whether your entertaining good friends or your company’s most important clients. When you choose Jax Black Car Transportation for the TPC, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is who you’ll be rooting for to win the $10 million.
Professional chauffeurs in meticulously maintained luxury vehicles. Discreet VIP Service that exceeds your expectations, on-time, every-time, we guarantee it. Contact our Reservations Desk at 904-372-8084.
47 million Americans joined the great Thanksgiving getaway in 2017, journeying more than 50 miles away from home. Airlines carried more than 27 million passengers during the 4-day period last year and similar numbers are expected once again this year.
Here at JaxBlackCar.com, we are passionate about Jacksonville, but also about travel. We thought it’d be fun to look at some of the more “different” Thanksgiving destinations, perfect if you’re looking to get away from it all!
1 THE NATIONAL PARKS
During the summer the National Parks System gets pretty hectic, so Thanksgiving can be the perfect time to check out some of the country’s most scenic locations, and the hotels have some superb Thanksgiving deals.
2 A DISNEY CRUISE
Probably the happiest place on earth, who wouldn’t want to float away with the family and Disney’s most famous residents? With live football broadcasts, shows, aqua play areas, and special Thanksgiving celebrations, this is a dream family getaway.
It’s the off-peak season in Hawaii so why not take advantage of spacious beaches, better deals and luxurious hotels, escaping the crush of the city and enjoying some sunshine! Bustling nightlife, surfing, and adventures await.
4 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
The Windy City has lots to offer at any time of the year, but the Thanksgiving parade makes this one of our favorites! Giant balloons, marching bands, dance groups, and celebrity appearances, as well as the Christmas market, make this a great way to kick-start the holiday season.
5 PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS
The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians first held a feast at the Plymouth Colony in 1621, starting a wealth of Thanksgiving celebrations still recognized in Massachusetts today. Party like a pilgrim attending a host of events including a food festival, crafter’s village and drum corps concert.
6 PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
The Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia is the oldest of its kind in the U.S., bringing the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to life with festive floats, giant balloons, and local performers. The Macy’s Christmas light show and RiverRink are also must-sees in Philly!
7 LAS VEGAS
Remarkably, it’s the city’s low season meaning you’ll take advantage of the best airfare, hotel prices and best of all – you’ll experience fewer crowds. Sin City offers a different Thanksgiving experience, from zip lining, hot air balloon rides, theme parks and of course, casinos! Head out of town to experience kayaking in the Colorado River.
8 GO SKIING OR SNOWBOARDING
The Keystone Resort in Colorado opens in early November, and offers such as “kids ski for free” are often available at this early part of the season. Although this article is all about the U.S., you could head north of the border into Canada if you want to get out of the country! Whistler, BC, is just one of the popular snow-filled resorts to choose from there.
9 GRAPEVINE, TEXAS
The “Christmas Capital of Texas” knows how to celebrate Thanksgiving. More than 1400 Christmas events kick off during the Thanksgiving weekend, and the city sparkles with millions of lights, lavish decorations, and a famous light show!
10 SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
For the thrill seeker, Scottsdale has lots to offer. Outdoor adventure opportunities are plentiful, from bike tours through the Sonoran Desert to kayak riding on the Salt River. Beautiful golf courses and stunning wildlife add to the appeal of this holiday getaway with a difference.
11 NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Deep-fried turkey joins an already varied dining scene, and the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade is something of a culinary explosion! The city is, after all, where po’boys, crawfish and vignettes, and the turducken were first made. A lively social scene makes this a great location for groups of guys or girls.
Don’t forget…Whether you’re staying local or jetting off this Thanksgiving, here at JaxBlackCar.com, we offer an unrivaled transportation service that will get you to wherever you need to be. Airport transfers are one of our specialties – not just at Thanksgiving, but year-round!
From everyone here at JaxBlackCar.com, we’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Jax Black Car Executive Transportation is committed to your travel needs, whether those needs take you across town or across the world. We are pleased to bring travel to life for our clients; inspiring them to travel well, travel further and travel smarter with us“.
In Dubai, the hours just before dawn are nothing short of magical. The air, yet to be warmed by the relentless, Middle Eastern heat is deliciously cool and the stillness holds a silence that is deafening. Despite a setting so languid, the hour of daybreak in Dubai has an exciting secret to share.
At 5:30 am, a sleek, black car arrives to collect a well-heeled couple from where they wait within the lobby of a glittering Dubai hotel – its arrival heralding the start of an exotic day, and what promises to be a beguiling desert experience. Inside is Hendri, a falconer with Royal Shaheen Events. As one of the United Arab Emirates most well-respected falconing groups, Royal Shaheen provides everything from interactive VIP falconing experiences to falconry training for competitions around the world, to ‘on-camera’ talent for film production and photo shoots – indeed collecting their guests in style is just one of the many upscale services the day will bring. Also in attendance is Rogue, a beautiful Kestrel Falcon as well as Khaimah, a stunning, greater spotted eagle. The scene is far from what travelers may think of when contemplating a trip to this indulgent destination, yet for the birds and falconers of Royal Shaheen; mornings like this are just another day in Dubai.
Traveling from the center of the city to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, where Royal Shaheen is one of just a handful of operators who have been granted permission to set up camp, is an event in and of itself. With the hooded birds their silent companions, guests within the luxury vehicle travel past stately Oryx delicately picking their way through sandy dunes and caravans of slow-moving camels, their outlines silhouetted by the day’s first rays of light until finally reaching the gated entrance to the Reserve and ultimately, the Royal Shaheen ‘camp’. Marked by a lone, scrubby tree and a rustic, reed fence designed to ward off desert winds; the camp consists of a brilliantly hued rug upon which a welcome breakfast of thick, Arabic coffee and sweet dates has been laid out. The collective effect of the simple meal served against a pristine, desert landscape is stunning – more so when one’s view broadens to include the nearby collection of perched, hooded raptors waiting patiently for their turn to soar.
After breakfast, Khaimah is freed from his hood. His brilliant, black eyes blink and in a flash, he’s off. The Falconer slips on a leather glove takes a piece of fresh quail in hand and raises his arm. Almost instantly Khaimah appears on the horizon, the majestic bird slicing through the morning sky before landing squarely on the falconer’s arm to collect his prize. Time and time again, the eagle hits his mark and time and time again, his spectators are left spellbound. “Ready to give it a go?” the Falconer asks and with a rush of excitement, the first guest nods his agreement while thrusting an arm into the heavy glove. The air stirs from the eagle’s approach and then all at once, there he is. Having ‘come to glove’ Khaimah is standing regally on the arm of a traveler who before this day had only dreamt about how such an experience might feel. The passion of its founder and president, Peter Henry Bergh, Royal Shaheen Events has catapulted the ancient art of falconry into the center of luxury travel’s very modern spotlight. And in doing so, has given well-heeled travelers another – perhaps unexpected – reason to visit Dubai. That is a quintessential travel moment. And the experience of a lifetime.
For more information on the art of falconry and Royal Shaheen Events, please visit www.royalshaheen.ae
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Photos By Gina Samarotto