FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
December 2009
2009 / December 2009
Dec 1, 2009

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Hit the High Notes in Nashville

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2009 / December 2009
Dec 1, 2009

Lijiang, China, Banyan Tree Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course,

To reach the world’s longest golf course, one must travel a long way. For me, this meant a flight southwest across China from Shanghai to Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. And from Kunming it was still another hop, a short one, to the village of Lijiang, a place of myth and fable now preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage site. My long journey ended at the Banyan Tree Lijiang. This top-notch villa resort shimmers like a mirage on the high, remote, nearly empty Yunnan plateau. There the Banyan Tree staff had already booked a tee time and taxi for Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course the next morning.