THE truTV IMPRACTICAL JOKERS “WHERE’S LARRY?” TOUR is coming to Tampa Theatre!

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 5, for The TruTV Impractical Jokers Wheres Larry? Tour Starring The Tenderloins, live on the Theatres historic stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. The show is presented by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. 

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Tickets will be $49.50 for reserved seating; tickets plus the opportunity to meet the guys after the show will be $125 (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 5, at the Tampa Theatre Box Office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street, and online at www.TampaTheatre.org 

The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James “Murr” Murray and Brian “Q” Quinn star in truTV’s hit show, “Impractical Jokers,” and are headed from your screen to the Tampa Theatres historic stage to perform a live comedy show! The night will be filled with laughs and hilarious videos inspired by the long-running “Jokers.” Expect there to be never-before-seen footage and the guys doing what they do best.  

By the way, have you seen Larry? 

Natives of Staten Island, New York, Sal, Joe, James and Brian met in high school and later formed The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe in 1999. After years of performing live improv and sketch comedy in theatres, clubs and festivals across the country, The Tenderloins crossed over to the web, garnering millions of views for their Internet sketches. They went on to win NBCs Its Your Show, a sketch comedy competition hosted by Carson Daly, and a scripted sitcom pilot with Spike TV followed, based on the guys real lives. 

Today, as the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTVs Impractical Jokers, The Tenderloins are touring nationwide with a mix of stand-up, hidden camera videos, stories and insight into the making of their hit show. 

This show is suggested for audiences ages 16 and older. Parental discretion is advised.

 

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African Operator Celebrates LBTQ rights with New Out Safari

To celebrate the strides being made in recognizing LBTQ rights, African Safari Company (http://www.africansafarico.com/) is hosting a for-women-only 12-day Out Explorations Safari in early November 2015.

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Leading this adventure will be Julia Nesbitt, co-owner of this ground-breaking tour company, and her wife, Shannon Nesbitt, who also works with Seattle-based African Safari Company.

The per person double rate for the Nov. 1-13 Out Explorations: South Africa 2015 Safari is $6,800 (single supplement $1,610). A post-safari beach extension to Mozambique (Nov. 13-18) is an additional $1,950.  The rates are nearly all-inclusive.  Some meals and on-own touring expenses are extra.

The adventure begins with VIP assistance through customs and immigration before heading into the city to meet your hosts and enjoy a group dinner with traditional African cuisine. Air transfers bring travelers to Hoedspruit, a gateway to Greater Kruger Park. Here Kapama Private Game Reserve on 13,000 hectares has all the big game of Africa with 42 mammals and some 350 bird species. One of the highlights while staying at Kapama Buffalo Camp is a face-to-trunk interaction with a herd of rescued elephants. The famously leopard-rich Sabi Sands Reserve on 65,000 hectares is home later in the week. Guests lodge at Lion Sands River Lodge with an optional Sleep Out in one of Lion Sands exceptionally beautiful Treehouses (sleep out at additional cost).

A flight whisks guests from the world of the wild to Cape Town and accommodations at a boutique hotel, More Quarters.  The old and established suburbs of Gardens, Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof merge into each other as they line the foothills of Table Mountain and Signal Hill. The area enjoys convenient proximity to the city, the Table Mountain Cableway, as well as the beaches. Narrow streets are lined by original Cape buildings, many restored and some now housing museums and art galleries, as well as lively sidewalk cafés and highly acclaimed restaurants. Known for its trendy and modern vibe, this area is wonderful to explore on foot, encompassing the historic parliament buildings, the Company Gardens and the unique boutiques of Kloof Street.

On Nov. 9 and 10 the highlights of the Cape are revealed, including Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to the magic of where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. The African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach and Stellenbosch, a winegrowing and tasting center, are also included with an optional visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. Following two days of touring the focus turns to the culinary heritage of the region with a local expert who knows all the hidden spots that represent the tastes of the rainbow nation. Some of the foods to be sampled are African Soul food (pap, samp & beans, a meat stew and vetkoek), Falooda (a traditional Muslim Rose Milkshake), a gourmet bunny chow to get a little taste of Indian Cuisine, coffee from one of the micro artisan coffee roasters in the city, and babotie pies (a modern take on the traditional Babotie dish which both the Cape Malay group and white Afrikaner group refer to as their traditional dish). See: http://www.africansafarico.com/safari/out-explorations-south-africa-safari-2015/

While this tour ends on Nov. 13, some may opt for a flight to Mozambique and a beach extension that includes overnights at an exclusive private villa, Villa Santorini, local markets, motorized beach activities and more.

Nesbitt’s passion for Africa shines through in every adventure she creates and she is thrilled to be leading the first Out Explorations Safari to some of her favorite places in South Africa with partner Shannon. Never daunted by a language or cultural barrier, one of Shannon’s favorite parts of traveling is meeting new people and submerging herself in the local way of life and regional cuisines. Shannon is a trained chef and owner of Fig Tree Catering when not assisting African Safari Company with social media. The couple led their first group trip to South Africa in 2013 and continue to hone their extensive wildlife and destination knowledge with every trip.

Holland America Line’s New ‘ReadySetSail’ Promotion Features Big Upgrades and Savings on Select 2015 Summer Cruises

With the 2015 cruising season quickly approaching, Holland America Line is launching a new ReadySetSail promotion that enables guests to take advantage of special offers, including an onboard spending credit for suite guests that can be put toward a variety of shipboard experiences. ReadySetSail offers are available on select 2015 summer sailings and feature savings for multiple destinations, so guests are encouraged to book early for the best stateroom selection.  

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Guests who book cruises or an Alaska Land+Sea Journey (offers on cruise portion only) with the ReadySetSail promotion will receive a complimentary stateroom upgrade from an interior to ocean-view or ocean-view to verandah stateroom, up to 10 percent savings on select shore excursions when booked before March 15, 2015, free or reduced third and fourth fares, and a reduction of 50 percent off the normal deposit rate. With complimentary upgrades, guests can sail in an ocean-view stateroom for the price of an interior or receive a free upgrade to a verandah when purchasing an ocean-view. Suite bookings receive a $300 onboard spending credit per stateroom ($150 per person), a complimentary three-bottle Wine Navigator Package and two free soda cards per stateroom in addition to the other ReadySetSail offers.

“This is a great time of year to introduce some of our best promotions when people are thinking about making their summer plans, and ReadySetSail features exceptional savings that we know will entice travelers to book a Holland America Line cruise,” said Orlando Ashford, president for Holland America Line. “It’s hard to beat the value of a cruise vacation, and ReadySetSail makes it even more inviting to take a dream holiday with family and friends.”

Cruise destinations featured in the ReadySetSail promotion include Alaska cruises and Land+Sea Journeys, Bermuda, Canada/New England and Europe.

Ideal Family Cruises with Extra Savings

Families reap vacation benefits from ReadySetSail with free or reduced third and fourth fares. With ReadySetSail, travelers also will enjoy fun and interesting experiences for the whole family with select summer shore excursion adventures that can be booked before March 15, 2015, at up to 10 percent off. These savings provide the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most recognizable monuments, photograph stunning scenic landscapes and embark on a memorable adventure.

By taking advantage of the 50 percent reduced deposit offer, guests will have more flexibility and time before paying the final deposit on their cruise or Alaska Land+Sea Journey. And a complimentary full category upgrade makes it possible to book a lower-fare cabin and cruise in a higher category.

Onboard Credit for Suite Guests

The onboard credit for suite guests can be used to enjoy a variety of shipboard experiences, including a treatment at the Greenhouse Spa and Salon, gift shop purchases, shore excursions, beverages or a dinner at an alternative venue such as the Pinnacle Grill, Canaletto, An Evening at Le Cirque or Tamarind.

For more information about ReadySetSail and Holland America Line, consult a travel professional, call 1-877-SAIL HAL (877-724-5425) or visit www.hollandamerica.com.

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