Happy first night of Hanukkah ?

Sunday marks the first night of Hanukkah, and celebrities far and wide are taking to social media to share the beginnings of their celebration.

The eight-day Jewish holiday is known as “the festival of lights” and usually kicks off in late November or mid-December, meaning Jewish people around the world are celebrating earlier than usual.

This year, it falls on the same weekend as the Thanksgiving holiday for Americans.

#hanukkah #hanukkah2021 #hanukkah2021?✡️ #hanukkah2021?✡️day1 #thanksgiving #jewish #jewishlife #jewishlifestyle


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At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

Best Wishes from Wonder Vacation Homes Team


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Black Friday Season with Wonder Vacation Homes

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Splendid 4 Bd w/ Pool Close to Disney @ Veranda Palms 2654

Unlock the door to a great vacation experience by staying at this wonderful Veranda Palms vacation townhome, situated in the world-famous Orlando area.

Family-friendly gated resort in the Kissimmee area of Orlando.

Veranda Palms is located in a fantastic location, easily reached from highway 192 where you will find a vast selection of shops and restaurants. Just 3 miles from Old Town Kissimmee, a great family night out. Just 7 miles from Disney Springs and 6 miles from the Loop Kissimmee, where there are many dining and shopping options along with a Regal movie theater. You always have the option of a cozy night in with a home-cooked meal made in the fully equipped kitchen of your vacation home. Why not enjoy the surroundings of Florida’s nature by visiting Shingle Creek close by, where you can kayak or enjoy walking and cycling paths. Veranda Palms has fantastic modern resort amenities such as a resort pool surrounded by loungers, hot tub, kids splash pad, kids splash playground with two water slides. What more could you need for your family vacation to Florida?

Delightful two-story townhome with private pool in the brand new resort of Veranda Palms

Veranda Palms Resort is a first-class resort style community with a great amenity center and unmatchable location. Guests are minutes away from the major highways that offer a quick ride to the world-famous theme parks, restaurants & bars, golf courses, shopping malls, and much more.

Comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests.

Main Floor: Bedroom (4) w/ QueenSize bed. Full-Bathroom, Living-Dining area, Full-stocked Kitchen, and Screened Private Patio w/ Pool.

Second Floor: Master Bedroom (1) w/ KingSize bed and en-suite bathroom, Bedroom (2) & (3) each w/ both a FullSize and a Bunk bed (Twin-Over-Twin). Hallway Full-Bathroom and Washer/Laundry area.

Featured Amenities:

  • Heated Pool Available Upon Request at Extra Charge
  • Screened Pool/Patio area
  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • Cable TV and Smart TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • HVAC
  • Alarm
  • Towels & Linen
  • Resort Amenities  Included 

Professionally Cleanned , High Touch Surfaces Disinfected, Stocked with New TP, Paper Towel, Hand Soap and more amenities for your Arrival Use ! Bathrooms and Kitchen Surfaces Cleaned with Professional Disinfectant and all Clothes are Washed w Bleach&Soap and Dried on high temperature. Cleaning Team uses Gloves and Masks during all cleaning time.During Pre Arrival Inspection Disinfectant are used again on high touch surfaces.All to be most safe environment for Your Stay !


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Gorgeous 4Bd Close to Disney @ Magic Village 7646

Guests will fall in love with this stunning modern luxury vacation home! A fabulous location for the many entertainment options in the area!

Convenient location, just a mile away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Orlando’s most popular attractions. This resort-style gated community is set in between Sherberth Rd. and Black Lake Rd. with quick access to Hwy. 192.

Comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests in its 3 luxury suites.

Main Floor: Sitting and dining area. Full-equipped Kitchen w/ isle. Covered Open Private Patio w/BBQ and outdoor furniture. Bathroom. Washer/Dryer room.

Second Floor: Master Suite w/ KingSize bed, FullSize Sofa bed, desk, and ensuite full-bathroom. Suite (2) QueenSize bed and ensuite full-bathroom. Suite (3) w/ two TwinSize beds and ensuite full-bathroom.

Featured Amenities:

  • Patio w/ Furniture
  • BBQ Grill ready !
  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • Cable TV and Smart TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • HVAC
  • Alarm
  • Towels & Linen
  • Fully-equipped Kitchen & Laundry

OBS The use of resort amenities request a payment of a daily fee to Magic Village Clubhouse direct per unit.

Professionally Cleanned , High Touch Surfaces Disinfected, Stocked with New TP, Paper Towel, Hand Soap and more amenities for your Arrival Use ! Bathrooms and Kitchen Surfaces Cleaned with Professional Disinfectant and all Clothes are Washed w Bleach&Soap and Dried on high temperature. Cleaning Team uses Gloves and Masks during all cleaning time.During Pre Arrival Inspection Disinfectant are used again on high touch surfaces.All to be most safe environment for Your Stay !

*Club House Amenities and Pools are paid direct at Magic Village Resort upon a daily fee per use, direct w then.


Happy Saturday with our new home!!!????? #wondervacationhomes #orlando #disneyworld #saturday

Happy Saturday with our new home!!!????? #wondervacationhomes #orlando #disneyworld #saturday

Check this great video from our new unit at Venetian Bay Resort
Location, Location and Location !!!

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Family Friendly 2 Bd Close to Disney @ Storey Lake 105 3161

From the moment you arrive at this vacation apartment in the great Storey Lake resort, you will be enticed to sink into its relaxing atmosphere defined by a sophisticated blend of materials and colors.

The unmatchable facilities and services of Storey Lake Resort will make every guest’s stay memorable. The amenities consist of a state-of-the-art clubhouse with fitness center, business center, kitchen, and a day spa. The clubhouse features a lazy river, putting green, a playground, a splash park, a resort-style swimming pool, a tiki bar with a myriad of popular cold drinks and delicious snacks, and a volleyball court. There are also multiple sports courts to enjoy within the community.

Ideally located on Osceola Pkwy and SR 535, it offers a short ride to explore nearby shopping and dining options, many nature trails, conservation areas, the Orlando Orange Convention Center, and entertainment options too… Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and much more! 

Guests find this condo a great accommodation option for their family vacations or business trips. A modern fully-equipped kitchen with isle coexists with the living and dining area that leads to a balcony with sitting area.

A great master bedroom with King Size bed and en-suite bathroom, and a second bedroom with a TwinSize bed  and Full-Over-Full Bunk bed. Comfortably accommodates up to 7 guests.

Featured Amenities:

  • Balcony with sitting area
  • 2 Parking Spaces
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable Service and Smart TV
  • HVAC
  • Alarm
  • Towels & Linen
  • Resort Amenities Included 
  • Unique Location w Lake Front View 

Professionally Cleaned , High Touch Surfaces Disinfected, Stocked with New TP, Paper Towel, Hand Soap and more amenities for your Arrival Use ! Bathrooms and Kitchen Surfaces Cleaned with Professional Disinfectant and all Clothes are Washed w Bleach&Soap and Dried on high temperature. Cleaning Team uses Gloves and Masks during all cleaning time.During Pre Arrival Inspection Disinfectant are used again on high touch surfaces.All to be most safe environment for Your Stay !


Welcome, Mademoiselle Rouge! ❤ @VirginAtlantic ’s flight from @manairport was the first to touchdown from the UK today, after over 600 days since the US closed its borders.


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The United States reopens to vaccinated international travelers TODAY 11/08/2021 606 days after Covid19 Restrictions

Unlocking the World

The United States is flinging its doors wide open to vaccinated international travelers on Monday, welcoming many visitors who’ve been shut out of the country for 20 months.For Maria Giribet Caldentey, it marks a precious opportunity to see her twin grandchildren in California. She’s already had to postpone this trip once as the border was closed.”I’m leaving the first day they will allow me to leave… I’ve got butterflies. I had a few anxieties but I’m delighted to think that I’m going to be able to go see them,” she told CNN at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport.It almost felt like business as usual there this morning, with a steady stream of masked passengers flowing through the terminal.But with new requirements going into effect for US air, land and ferry arrivals, there’s bound to be some congestion as the rules are rolled out.

“It’s going to be a bit sloppy at first, I can assure you,” Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said at a late October travel industry conference. “There will be lines, unfortunately,” he said, citing “an onslaught of travel all at once.”Many Delta flights due to arrive on Monday are 100% full with high load factors in the following weeks, according to Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant. Delta has seen a 450% increase in international bookings in the six weeks since the US reopening was announced, he said.

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (pictured in January 2021) will welcome more international flights on Monday.

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (pictured in January 2021) will welcome more international flights on Monday.Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesInternational flight arrivals will be up 11% on Monday over a similar day in October at Newark Liberty and John F. Kennedy international airports, with 253 flights scheduled to arrive, according to the Port Authority of NY & NJ.The Port Authority expects a gradual increase at those airports over the next two months, with international traffic reaching about 75% of November and December 2019 levels, based on current international schedules which are likely to change.Related contentUnited States travel rules: Here’s what you need to knowA gradual recovery seems to be in the cards for international air travel. According to figures from aviation analytics company OAG, the number of filled seats arriving in the US from Europe this December is projected to be about 67% of the December 2019 level.Airlines are still bringing back employees and aircraft sidelined because of the pandemic. Staffing issues, which could be exacerbated by employee vaccine mandates, have complicated operations for some carriers.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Transportation Security Administration have also been short staffed and face a looming deadline right before Thanksgiving for federally mandated employee vaccinations.Increased wait times are expected by CBP at busy land border crossings from Canada and Mexico.All this to say, preparation and patience will be key for international travelers heading into the US in the coming weeks.Here’s what travelers can expect and prepare for:

When you get there

The United States is largely wide open, although there are some state and local restrictions that still apply.For example, there are mask mandates in Hawaii, Illinois, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Washington, DC and Puerto Rico also require masks in indoor public spaces.In some cities, including New York and San Francisco, there are vaccine requirements for indoor public spaces including restaurants. Los Angeles’ indoor vaccination requirement goes into effect on November 8.Hawaii, which had some of the strictest entry requirements in the US, will now align with the new federal rules for international air travel. Although capacity restrictions in the state are easing, there are still some limits in place.

California (with Santa Monica pictured here), New York and Florida are leading destinations for incoming international travelers.

California (with Santa Monica pictured here), New York and Florida are leading destinations for incoming international travelers.Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty ImagesNew York, Miami and Los Angeles may see some of the most significant influxes of international visitors. They are travel app Hopper’s top destinations for foreign travelers this holiday season.Those spots line up with client demand at Trailfinders in the United Kingdom, where the US is back to being the travel company’s top destination. New York, California and Florida lead the way in bookings, according to Nikki Davies, public relations director at Trailfinders.Related contentTravel to New York City during Covid-19: What you need to know before you go

Before you go

Getting vaccinated is a key requirement for the vast majority of international travelers hoping to enter the United States.Children under 18 are exempt from the vaccination requirement. The CDC has the full slate of air travel requirements on its website.Travelers must meet CDC criteria for being “fully vaccinated.” Paper and digital documentation are acceptable. More information on documentation is on the CDC’s site.Airlines are responsible for gathering and verifying this information from air travelers.

Visitors to the new Summit One Vanderbilt observatory in New York ride up a glass elevator on October 21.

Visitors to the new Summit One Vanderbilt observatory in New York ride up a glass elevator on October 21.Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty ImagesAnna Zwing, 28, is flying from Germany to Chicago on Monday to see her boyfriend for the first time in more than two years. She checked in for her Lufthansa flight in person in Frankfurt on Sunday to make sure her ESTA application and all the new Covid documentation she has vigilantly gathered and double- and triple-checked was in order.All set, the check-in agent assured Zwing and told her to prepare for longer wait times at security on Monday.”My boyfriend and I are super excited and are counting down the hours til we’re finally reunited again! He keeps telling me that he can barely sleep out of excitement,” Zwing said Sunday via email. “For me it’s still so surreal that it’s actually about to happen! So I’ll believe it when I land in Chicago.”

Which vaccines are accepted for entry to the US?

With different vaccines in use across the world, many travelers are wondering if their vaccination is valid for entry.All FDA-approved and authorized vaccines, as well as vaccines that have an Emergency Use Listing from the WHO, will be accepted for entry into the United States.As of November 8, the approved vaccines for travelers are:• Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
• Pfizer-BioNTech
• Moderna
• AstraZeneca
• Covaxin
• Covishield
• BIBP/Sinopharm
• SinovacPeople are considered “fully vaccinated” by the CDC two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.Mixed-dose vaccinations will also be accepted. Some participants in vaccine trials will also be considered fully vaccinated.

For air travel

Air travelers also need a negative Covid-19 test. Testing is required of all fully vaccinated air travelers ages 2 and up, regardless of nationality. Passengers are required to test negative for Covid-19 within three days of their flight’s departure for the United States.Unvaccinated Americans and a very limited number of unvaccinated international travelers exempted from the vaccination requirement must test within one day of departing for the US.Many airlines have mobile apps and portals on their websites where vaccination and testing information can be processed digitally.Most Delta customers on international routes bound for the US can directly upload and verify their proof of vaccination status using the Delta FlyReady tool.

A Delta Air Lines employee works on the departures level at Los Angeles International Airport in August. Delta will operate 139 flights from international destinations into the US on November 8.

A Delta Air Lines employee works on the departures level at Los Angeles International Airport in August. Delta will operate 139 flights from international destinations into the US on November 8.Mario Tama/Getty ImagesBritish Airways’ VeriFly mobile digital health pass works on all BA’s flights to the US, the airline confirmed.Hard copies are a good idea, too.”I would definitely make sure I have paper copies … of my passport and vaccination card and major credit card, kept separate from my wallet/handbag. And have digital copies of the same on my phone and emailed to my email account in case my phone/handbag/backpack/etc. gets lost or stolen,” said Kathleen Bangs, a former airline pilot who is a spokeswoman for flight tracking site FlightAware.”Proof of who you are, your vaccination status, and front and back of a credit card can go a long way to turning the nightmare of losing your documents into a reasonable situation.”

Miami (with Ocean Drive in Miami Beach pictured here) is among three top destinations for international travelers on Hopper.

Miami (with Ocean Drive in Miami Beach pictured here) is among three top destinations for international travelers on Hopper.Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At land borders

Customs and Border Protection anticipates an increase in travel volumes and wait times at land and ferry crossings and is encouraging travelers to have their identification and vaccination documents ready. The agency also encourages travelers to use its CBP One app and facial biometrics.The Department of Homeland Security said in a news release Monday that it will be working to prevent long lines.”However, long lines are expected in the initial days following pent-up demand, and CBP will adjust resources as needed, while continuing to facilitate lawful trade and travel and protect our national security,” the agency said.Digital and paper documentation is acceptable for proof of vaccination, and vaccine cards do not need to be in English.Travelers should be prepared to attest to their vaccination status and reason for travel. They should also be prepared to show proof of being fully vaccinated, if requested by a CBP officer.Children under 18 traveling with vaccinated adults are exempt from the vaccination requirement.Covid tests are not required at land and ferry crossings.The web of rules and requirements to travel internationally right now is undeniably tangled.”Just hopping on a plane and going someplace doesn’t work anymore,” says travel adviser Dave Hershberger of Prestige Travel in Cincinnati, Ohio. “You’ve got to do your homework.”


Happy Diwali ? from our WVH family to Yours

May the light of Diwali remind us that from darkness there is knowledge, wisdom, and truth. From division, unity. From despair, hope.

To Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists celebrating in America and around the world — from WVH’s Homes to yours, happy Diwali ?