2014 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
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BlackNLA’s 7th Annual Mammoth BlackOut
February 7-9, 2014

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Join BlackNLA @ The West Coasts Ultimate Urban Ski and Snowboarding Weekend

Its winter and you know what that means, fun on the mountain! Join us for a fabulous weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and everything in between at California’s finest ski resort- Mammoth Mountain. Last year there were over 500 people that made the trip. This trip is open to everyone: groups, singles, couples and friends. All are welcome – beginners, experts and non-skiers – believe us, there is plenty to do…GET ON THE BUS!!!!  Visit: www.MammothBlackOut.com

The NPN 2014 South Africa Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
February 17 – February 27, 2014

Silversea Cruises * 6-Star Silver Wind

Cape Town, South Africa * Port Elizabeth, South Africa * Maputo, Mozambique
Richards Bay, South Africa * Durham, South Africa * East London, South Africa

http://www.npncruise.com

Trinidad Carnival 2014 – An All Inclusive Experience!

February 27-March 5, 2014
Port of Spain, Trinidad

Diaspora Travelers presents an ALL INCLUSIVE 7 day/6 night travel getaway to Trinidad Carnival 2014, the “Mother” of all caribbean carnival festivals that attracts over 200,000 visitors worldwide! Travel packages features hotel accommodations at the 4 star Hyatt Regency Trinidad, presently sold-out to the general public and the most popular hotel choice for Trinidad Carnival participants. Round-trip flights to Trinidad also included in all travel packages along with daily breakfast buffets, admission to (2) all inclusive parties and a carnival mas costume with a major Mas Band. For more information please visit: www.DiasporaTravelers.com/Carnival2014

The Pro-Bowl
January 26, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii

Aloha, Honolulu! The NFL is back in Hawaii for the 2013 Pro Bowl. The annual contest of the AFC and NFC’s best will take place Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at Aloha Stadium

http://www.nfl.com/probowl



Rio de Janeiro Carnival
February 28 – March 4, 2014
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The spectacular Carnival in Rio is a celebration of beauty, rhythm, music and sensuality. The decoration of the city, the Samba schools, the amazing costumes, the colorful and creative allegoric cars and the amazing weather all contribute to fill your senses and memory with incredible images and sensations.

http://www.rio-carnival.net/

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

April 25 – May 4, 2014
New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Evening Concert Series. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.

http://www.nojazzfest.com/



St. Lucia Jazz Festival
April 30 -May  11, 2014
St. Lucia

During the month of May, the Island of St. Lucia moves to the beat of jazz when music fills the air. This event continues to be one of the top music concerts in the Caribbean, with performances taking place all over the island. The line up is guaranteed to please. If you’ve been before, then you know that this is a premiere Music Festival and rooms will go fast! If this is your first time to the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, we’ll be happy to answer your questions. But, regardless, rooms will go fast!

http://stluciajazz.org



Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference
May 14 – 17, 2014
Columbus, Ohio

Comments: The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, features four days of business, motivational, and leadership seminars designed to empower and profit emerging and established minority businesses. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn from and network today’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Millions of dollars worth of opportunities await you at the nation’s largest gathering of black-owned business leaders and key decision makers.Come experience it for yourself.

http://www.blackenterprise.com/events/


Cancun Jumpoff
May 22 – 26, 2014
Cancun Mexico

“O” INTERNATIONAL is bringing Bourbon St back to the white sandy beaches of Cancun, Mexico to celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of The Largest Urban Event Held Outside of the United States. Already anticipated to be the largest Memorial Day Weekend gathering ever held in Cancun, the 2013 extravaganza will celebrate all that is positive in the young, trend setting, urban professional landscape, in grand fashion.

http://www.cancunjumpoff.com

The Urban Fiesta
May 22 – 26, 2014
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This is the newest Memorial Day island destination that does not require a Passport. This event is strictly for the “Grown & Sexy” trendsetters and taste makers! If you’re tired of doing the same old thing for Memorial Day weekend, why not come party with us?

The packages are affordable, the parties don’t stop and our motto is…

“No Passports, No Problem… Just Fun!”

http://www.theurbanfiesta.com

The 7th Annual Memorial Day Getaway
May 22 -26, 2014
Puerto Plata – Domincan Republic

Join BlackNLA on the tropical island of Dominican Republic. 5 days and 4 nights at a ALL INCLUSIVE resort that features 15 restaurants, 33 bars, 12 pools, 5 beaches and 2 spas. This annual event caters to Urban Professionals who are looking to getaway, relax, network, and party non-stop on the sexiest island in the Caribbean.

Let us know when you have registered we want to make sure you get our special BlackNLA welcome pack. http://www.dominicangetaway.com/



Soul Beach Music Festival
May 22 – 26,  2014
Aruba

The Soul Beach Music Festival kicks-off Memorial Day Weekend, in Aruba’s sun-kissed paradise, with five-days of power-packed events. Join Soul Music Lovers from around the world and take part in amped-up nightclubs, sizzling beach parties, music and comedy concerts.

www.soulbeachmusicfest.com

Soul Siesta
May 23 – 27, 2014
Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Celebraing 14 years with a new dimension in all-inclusive luxury. Soul Siesta, An Exotic Blend of Urban Soul and Latin Flava’. For The Sophisticated Urban Trendsetter!. Soul Siesta kicked-off 13 years ago in Republica Dominicana and has grown to become one of the premier getaways for the mature-minded, sophisticated traveler. Started in 2000, the Soul Siesta event derived from the need to offer a different product to the urban market based in the United States. Memorial Day Weekend was saturated with events and a change was needed. We responded by creating a 5-day/4-night all-inclusive getaway that’s more than an event, it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Join Soul Siesta as we celebrate our 14 Year Anniversary with a highly anticipated return to 5 star luxury at The Royal Playa del Carmen!  Discover luxury at every turn, and experience the unparalleled service that only The Royal delivers!

http://www.soulsiestaonline.com

British Virgin Islands Music Festival
TBA

Promoted with the slogan “Where the sounds of music meet the sounds of Nature”, the BVI Music Festival invites all music lovers to dance to the beat of genuine Caribbean tunes. Local and international artists play every year at Cane Garden Bay Beach in Tortola.

http://www.bvimusicfestival.com


Black Bike Week (A.K.A Tthe Atlantic Bike Festival)
May 23 – 26, 2014
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Largest Black Bike Festival in the world. Over 300,000 participate in what has become a super bike event for people of color.

www.blackbikeweek.us

Cafe Chocolate Ole’
Desire Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya Cancun, Mexico
May 26-31, 2014
Details: Join Grown and Sexy Crew and LLVClub as we indulge in a fun-filled week of assorted chocolate desires. This couples only affair will welcome you at the wonderfully exotic, all-inclusive, adults only  Desire Resort & Spa, where each moment is an adventure. Bring your owner favorite flavor of chocolate (white, caramel, dark) or who knows…you might meet some there!


Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C.
June 6 – 8, 2014

The Capital Jazz Fest has become one of the hottest jazz fests on the East Coast, attracting enthusiasts from New York to South Carolina. Past performers include Earl Klugh, Roy Ayers, David Sanborn and Nancy Wilson. But truth be told, most folk come because this is the first big party of the summer.

http://www.capitaljazz.com


23nd Annual Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival
June 2014 – TBA
Jamaica

The Caribbean’s complete jazz vacation!! Featuring the greatest names in Jamaican Jazz as well as the very best of international fare. It boasts a Youth Programme, daily free concerts, a large-scale Photo Exhibition and events large and med going on simultaneously all over the Island, including: Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, and Runaway Bay

http://www.ochoriosjazz.com/

Essence Music Festival 2014 – A July 4th Weekend to Remember Travel Packages
July 3-7, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Diaspora Travelers presents Essence Music Festival 2014, the 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring performing artist Prince July 3-7, 2014. Trip includes 3 and 4 night travel packages featuring the hottest parties and hotels On Bourbon Street, Near the Convention Center, and Near the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Last year’s Essence Festival attracted over 500,000 visitors worldwide! Add round trip flights from ANY airport to New Orleans and airport shuttle bus service courtesy of GoSearchTravel.com. Book Now at www.DiasporaTravelers.com/Essence2014

Essence Music Festival
July 3 – 6, 2014
New Orleans, LA

Soulful music fills the air at the Louisiana Superdome on one main stage and four super lounges in the celebration of multi-cultural music and arts.

http://www.essencemusicfestival.com/

Montreux Jazz Festival
July 4 – 19, 2014

Since it began in 1967 when it was a three-day event, the Montreux Jazz Festival has become a stupendous 16-day affair, headlined by jazz, blues, rock, world-music, rap, electro, pop and soul luminaries!


Taste of Chicago
July  2014
Grand Park, Chicago, IL

It’s the granddaddy of them all, but where oh where to start? Roasted corn dipped in Cajun butter, barbecue turkey legs, jerk chicken with red beans and callaloo, chocolate-dipped frozen bananas, grilled lobster tails, rainbow ice cream–and that just a sample from the first six food booths! Bring your appetite, as this favorite Chicago tradition offers cuisines from more than 70 restaurants!  

To get the best information google “Taste of Chicago” or click here for info

Reggae Sumfest
July 13 – 19, 2014
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Celebrating the Red Stripe Reggae SumFest’s Anniversary! Past Line Up includes: Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Morgan Heritage, Third World, Tanto Metro & Devonte, VYBX Cartel, Assasin and Warrior King.

http://www.reggaesumfest.com/

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Urban Hangover Las Vegas Getaway
July 25-27, 2014

Las Vegas will never be the same – after The Urban Hangover II – Summer On The Strip!

This FIRST CLASS LYFESTYLE event will be held on July 26th – 28th 2013 and promises to be a weekend that you will never forget. Tastemakers, Trendsetters, Upscale Mature Professionals, Celebrities & Jet-Setters will converge on the Las Vegas Strip for a weekend of Gambling, & OVER THE TOP Parties!!

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PIP’s Palm Springs Getaway
July 25 – 27, 2014
Palm Springs, California

Join us for one of the largest urban, West Coast events. The 16th annual Party in Palm Springs is grown and all the way sexy this year. Are you ready for a fun and exciting weekend where you can be entertained and really get your groove on? Well this is the event for you!!

The NPN 2014 Southern Caribbean Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
July 26 – August 2, 2014

Royal Caribbean International * Jewel of the Seas

San Juan, Puerto * Philipsburg, St Maarten * Basseterre, St. Kitts
St. John’s, Antigua * Castries, St. Lucia * Bridgetown, Barbados
http://www.npncruise.com

Antigua Carnival
July  – August, 2014
Antigua

The Caribbean’s premier summer festival — Antigua’s Carnival — is celebrated each year during the last week of July and culminates on the first Monday and Tuesday in August. Come see the beauty that are the Queen of Carnival contestants, listen to the majestic performances from our steelband men, see the awesome talent of the Mr. & Miss Teenage contestants, and of course, come see the calypsonians duke it out for supremacy during the “Mother of all Shows” (The Calypso Monarch Competition).

http://www.antiguacarnival.com

The NPN 2014 Transatlantic Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
September 1 – September 13, 2014

Royal Caribbean International * Oasis of the Seas * The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Fort Lauderdale, Florida * Malaga, Spain * Barcelona, Spain
Optional 2-Night Post-Cruise Mediterranean Land Conference

http://www.npncruise.com

Blacks Over 40 Family and Friends at Sea
TBA 2014

Come join Blacks Over 40 at Sea, the first and only cruise experience designed by us and just for us. A Black cruise for the Brothas and Sistahs near and over 40, for couples, singles, family and friends. Where else can you meet, make friends and have more fun than you could ever imagine with like minded folks from your home town and around the country? Get ready to relax your mind, body and soul with other mature men and women in an atmosphere where you feel comfortable and at ease.

http://www.blacksover40.org

57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival
September 19- 21, 2014
Monterey, CA

Nonstop jazz at the oldest continuous jazz festival in the world. Always features top performers, plus colorful gifts, food, jazz photo/art exhibits, jazz clinics/seminars and more.

http://www.montereyjazzfestival.org

The 28th Annual Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival
October, 2014
Catalina Island

1st Festival Weekend of October 9-12
2nd Festival Weekend of October 16-19

At the Avalon Casino Ballroom looking out to sea. Performance line-up to be announced early in the New Year. Bringing together 30 different stars of smooth jazz.

http://www.jazztrax.com/jazz/catalina.html

8th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise
October 18–26, 2014
Full-Ship Music Festival At Sea

8 days and nights of concerts, parties, jam sessions, games, dancing, and much more!
Sailing from Fort Lauderdale to: Costa Rica, Panama and The Cayman Islands

http://www.capitaljazz.com/supercruise/

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2015 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS


Samba Swings Tango
Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Argentina – Azamara Journey
January 3-10, 2015
Join Grown and Sexy Crew and LLV Club for a couples only unique experience on a luxury South American cruise that starts in Rio de Janeiro; explore the cobbled streets and gorgeous beaches of Buzios, sometimes called “the Saint-Tropez of South America”. At upscale Punta Del Este discover the art of Casa pueblo and Ralli Museum (the first of five Ralli Museums operating in the World), famous beaches, and the huge seal colony at Isla de los Lobos (Sea lions Island) with an overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

The NPN 2015 Northern Europe Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea
August 21 – September 1, 2015

Crystal Cruises * 6-Star Crystal Symphony – Copenhagen, Denmark * Edinburgh, Scotland * Newcastle, England *Hamburg, Germany * Helgoland, Germany * Amsterdam, Netherlands

http://www.npncruise.com

Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast
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Come join hosts Brian Culbertson and Boney James and other artists such as Oleta Adams, Alonzo Bodden, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Kenny Latimore, Jackiem Joyner, Euge Groove, DW3, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller and Special guest Tower of Power on board the Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast 2013 from San Diego, CA going to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Bahia Magdalena. Special Event Hosts are Candy Dulfer and Jonathan Butler.

www.aquabluetravel.com