Croatia Special Fall Discounts
All Adriatic Cruises 2-for-1
1 person pays, 2 travel
Any departure, any small ship cruise listed on Mediterra website.
Must be booked and paid in full by August 10, 2014
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Mediterra is offering number of other FAM trips to travel agents to explore Croatia’s and the Balkans.
Nobody is offering more luxury and budget tours and cruises to Croatia and the Balkans than Mediterra. Luxury Adriatic cruises and small ship cruises touching beautiful Croatian island and selection of Mediterra tours and cruises in Croatia and other Mediterranean countries can be viewed at http://www.mediterra.biz.
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Cathar country is home to medieval castles, world-class wine, quaint villages and Provence-like beauty without the crowds. Explore this up-and-coming locale in the South of France with Discover France, the bicycle tour operator pioneering travel through the Languedoc Roussillon region. Not only is it tres bon rapport qualité prix (more bang for your buck), but you will gain a whole new perspective while rolling through the hills on two wheels.
Your trip begins in the wonderful medieval city of Carcassone, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Mediterranean Sea. The essential first stop is at Limoux; imbibe the bubbly white wine Blanquette de Limoux while nibbling a sweet, chocolate dessert. Conquer the hills around Couiza before traversing the tranquil and paradoxically wild landscape of the Hautes Corbières countryside. There are breathtaking vistas and delightful villages nestled among rows of vines and majestic castles. The final stage of your journey will take you to the Mediterranean sea, where you can visit the charming village of Collioure, a Catalan port sheltered by the Pyrenees Mountains. Stone and sandy beaches, creeks and crystal clear water will entice you to take a refreshing swim.
The 7-day/6-night self-guided “Languedoc – Carcassonne to the Coast” presents a diverse region with stalwart citizens, awe-inspiring architecture and breathtaking natural beauty. National Geographic named Cathar Country as a “Best Trips 2014” and now Discover France can show you why it’s a must-see for 2015 too.
GLENDALE, Cali. — Feel the savanna rumble as millions of wildebeests and zebras bound across the plains of Kenya and Tanzania in search of sustenance, with hungry predators not far behind. These wild animals follow thousands of years of instinct on this annual, 1,800-mile circular journey, known as the Great Migration. Great Safaris has designed a luxury tour giving guests the opportunity to explore the best of East Africa and offering them a front-row seat to the action.
Start your adventure in Kenya, in the unique Samburu Game Reserve, with rugged and dramatic terrain of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and the hardy desert rose, which provides a magnificent backdrop for two days of game drives. Move on to the world famous Masai Mara, home to the Maasai people and the Big Five game. Continue your ‘flightseeing’ experience at the Ngorongoro Crater, where the densest concentration of African wildlife exists. Your final stop is the vast Serengeti, the ultimate safari destination and perfect habitat for big cats and grazers alike. Spend the last two days game viewing and watching the sun set on the western horizon.
Learn more about Great Safaris’ Lands of the Great Migration safari tour and how to contact a Great Safaris advisor at www.greatsafaris.com
Adventurers can use this promotion in conjunction with ongoing offers to experience great travel with more rewards
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –
WANT Expeditions – the world leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented small group travel – announces a special 10 percent discount on all remaining 2014 expeditions open for booking. The discount will apply to each traveler on the reservation.
It’s not too late to book a summer or fall adventure vacation to a destination worthy of bucket-list status!
WANT offers other promotions that can be used in conjunction with the 10 percent discount.
For starters, the company now has a profile on LinkedIn. Connect with WANT and earn a $25 travel credit toward a future booking.
Adventure junkies can join fellow travelers in sharing insight, tips and exciting stories from recent WANT tours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
As part of the WANT Loyalty Club, every club member earns a $15 Loyalty Rewards Voucher for each day traveled, which can be used toward a prospective trip. The Club is free to join and enables travelers to find a group of like-minded adventurers with similar goals and tastes for future trips with WANT. The company provided vouchers because it believes in the importance of rewarding guest loyalty. Furthermore, redeeming the vouchers is a hassle-free affair; guests can apply them at anytime for any earned amount toward a trip for themselves or the vouchers can be gifted to family and friends.
As for the upcoming 2014 tours, WANT has assembled exclusive itineraries to eight off-the-grid destinations including: Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world and home to rare and endemic species; Kamchatka Peninsula, located in the far east of Russia, where trekkers can walk amongst brown bears and fly into active volcanic craters; Ethiopia, a country of rich tribal culture, substantial wildlife and gorgeous landscapes.
To learn more about WANT’s late 2014 itineraries and to book an expedition, visit www.wantexpeditions.com and click on the “Destinations” page.
About WANT Expeditions
WANT Expeditions is the world leader in highly personalized, conservation-oriented small group travel, connecting travelers, adventurers, photographers and conservationists from all over the world through expeditions to see the most amazing natural phenomena that exist on our planet. The company only uses local (and often family owned) business partners, practices strong environmental conservation measures, supports protection of cultures and traditions, discourages hand-outs and encourages letting go of western ideals to experience true cultural immersion. For more information, visit www.wantexpeditions.com
DENVER - Spending a long amount of time in the car for a road trip can sometimes be uneventful, but not a road trip through Colorado. The state is home to 25 Scenic and Historic Byways (11 of which are also America’s Byways) celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2014 along with other roads and passes that offer amazing views. Summer through fall is the perfect time of year to travel the byways, roads and passes of Colorado. Following is a sampling of Colorado’s scenic drives with the best views and activities. For more information, visit http://www.colorado.com/articles/quick-guide-colorados-scenic-historic-byways.
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 11 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.
PORT ANGELES, WA– Upon arrival at the entrance of Olympic National Park, visitors will be in awe of the natural wonderland that awaits. Start the morning in the Quinault Rainforest with a leisurely trek along Maple Glade where every shade of green imaginable can be found in the light of the new day. Stroll the garnet-colored sands of Ruby Beach and wander Beach Trail. Listen for the spray of whales while investigating the watery worlds of tide pools. Once time at the beach has concluded, head back into the forest to kayak the pristine turquoise waters of Lake Crescent.
Follow part of the waterfall trail from Marymere to Sol Duc Falls and experience nature’s incredible power. Take a dip in nearby Sol Duc mineral hot springs warmed in part by underground volcanic gases. For one final adventure, imagine the intensity of a howling storm while staring out from atop Hurricane Ridge, one of the park’s top destinations. After hiking to its summit, peer deep into the depths of the Olympic Mountains and find glacier-covered peaks with river valleys far below. With lodging options and campsites matching the brilliance found in each location, it’s easy to take an extra day or two to explore. Breathe in deeply as the beauty and wonder of Olympic National Park are sure to take your breath away.
Pink synagogues, ancient cemeteries, age-old bazaars, delicious Shabbat dinners, and unique lectures by Dr. Shalva Weil of The Hebrew University, world’s leading expert on Jewish India—Burkat Global’s luxury, 14-day, small-group tour, 3,000 Years of Jewish India, is a wonderful people-to-people travel experience. It departs on January 26, 2015.
The land-only tour costs $7,995 per person, double occupancy, and includes hotel accommodations, all transfers and internal transportation (plane, motor coach, boat and tuk tuk), daily American/Indian/European buffet breakfast, 21 other delicious veg and fish meals, bottled water, comprehensive sightseeing with entrance fees, the services of expert Jewish Indian guides, taxes and gratuities. Note that international air fare is not included and meals are not kosher.
The luxurious hotels, all green-award winners, are exceptional. Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace, just across the street from the Gateway to India, is one of the finest hotels in India. Kerala’s lakeside Coconut Lagoon Resort, called “a little bit of heaven,” is ideal for relaxation and seeing the backwaters of Kerala. And the Brunton Boatyard, on an historic stretch of Cochin’s celebrated harbor, combines colonial charm with modern luxury and offers beautiful views of the Arabian Sea.
Among the tour highlights:
· See Mumbai’s beautiful synagogues, shop in ancient bazaars and stay in the legendary Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
· Explore the backwaters of Kerala by luxury houseboat and dugout canoe.
· Tour magical Cochin with its historic synagogues, tiny lanes and spice markets.
· Practice yoga under a mango tree, on the beach, and on the edge of a rice paddy.
· Hold history in your hand with coins and Judaica brought by traders from Eilat thousands of years ago.
· Examine ancient torah scrolls at a rare Shabbat service in the
Paradesi Synagogue, built in 1568.
· Enjoy a private Shabbat dinner in the former home of Cochin’s leading Jewish merchant family.
· Learn about Indian cooking in a private home.
· View the 13th-century tombstone of Sara bat Israel, on which is written what some scholars call the oldest Hebrew text in India.
· See contemporary art at the acclaimed Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
· Take a swim in the Arabian Sea (or just relax by the pool).
For more information about the 3,000 Years of Jewish India tour, visit www.burkatglobal.com/journeys. For reservations, call Iris Burkat at 1-914-231-9023. The tour is limited to 20 persons.
BOTSWANA – The Okavango Delta was inscribed as the 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage site during the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) being held in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday 22, June 2014. This was announced yesterday at a Press Conference in Gaborone.
The Okavango Delta inscription came about in fulfillment of the UNESCO listing criteria due to its unique hydrological event (Criteria IX. Outstanding Ecological Biodiversity and Hydrological Processes): as it is one of the few inland deltas that floods in the dry season, busting into an oasis wonderland during the harsh, dry and dusty winter season.
In addition, the vast natural scenic, alluvial systems from which the waters never reaches the sea, but drains into the desert sands of the Kalahari basin and extensive Makgadikgadi Salt Pans.
Moreover, the outstanding example of ecological and hydrological process supports diverse forms of life including 1000 species of plants, 130 species of wildlife, 480 bird species, 90 species of fish as well as a host of reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians. (Criteria X. Protection of threatened and endangered species) Thus, the Okavango has become the core habitant for many threatened and endangered species, which includes wild dog, cheetah, lion and sitatunga antelope. (Criteria VII. Exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance). This dynamic ecosystem has truly become a true wonder for the world to marvel at, thus, constituting for its inscription
“Madam Chair, let me assure you that the government of Botswana is committed to the protection of all its natural and cultural heritage, regardless of whether it is a World Heritage site or not.
We therefore assure the committee that we will continue to work with relevant stakeholders, most importantly the communities living in and around the Okavango Delta, and the riparian States of Angola and Namibia to maintain the integrity of the Okavango Delta.
Most importantly, let me thank the people of Ngamiland for taking care of the Okavango Delta, their participation and support in the nomination process and assure them that government will continue working with them to maintain the integrity of the Okavango Delta and ensure that they benefit from it.”
As part of the celebration for the inscription,
The Minister hosted an exhibition and reception in Doha to honor this milestone of the 1,000th UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
www.PigeonForge.com, the premier website for Pigeon Forge vacationers, has launched its revamped coupons section. The company is making purposeful strides to ensure that finding coupons is fast and beneficial for users of the website.
With vacation season in full swing and back-to-school shopping rapidly approaching, online companies are vying for the attention of consumers who often become overwhelmed by too many choices and leave the website. New navigation is now simplified and stress free.
“We had a ‘needle in the haystack’ problem. Users didn’t want to sift through coupon pages just to find the one coupon that they are looking for. That’s why we reorganized to make our coupon experience more simplified,” PigeonForge.com founder Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt said. “With the new streamlined navigation, PigeonForge.com organizes deals so people can quickly drill into three things most folks are looking for:
3. Attractions & Theaters
PigeonForge.com has already established itself as a trustworthy source for the best deals and coupons. The new website update enhances PigeonForge.com’s existing reputation for a simple and easy-to-use interface.
Founded in 2000, PigeonForge.com has become the most trusted one-stop shop for people who like to vacation in the Smoky Mountains. “There are plenty of high-tech websites trying to offer deals, but our website specializes in the simplified user-experience. We have large readable text, and the most personable, real, and practical advice. We have grown because we keep it basic, and this just solidifies our relationship PigeonForge.com users.” Doppelt added “This is not just a redesign for the sake of redesign—it’s a redesign of how we help people find coupons and save money.”
Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt has helped thousands of people plan Smoky Mountain vacations since she launched PigeonForge.com in 2000. She grew up in Pigeon Forge and consider the Great Smoky Mountains her home. She is happy to share all the great things about the area and help you enjoy a perfect getaway through her website where you can easily browse lodging, attractions, restaurants, wedding information and more. For additional information, visit http://www.PigeonForge.com or follow PigeonForge.com on Facebook and Twitter.
Continuing to build a bond of friendship between Northwest mountaineers and the people of Nepal, Seattle’s Red Lantern Journeysis organizing its ninth annual Mt. Rainier Climb for Himalayan Children. In mid-July, 18 participants will climb two different routes on Mt. Rainier, led by six experienced climbers-many with Himalaya mountaineering experience. The money raised supports the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, a St. Louis based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports children’s educational causes in Nepal.
“This climb is more than just a fundraiser. It is part of our commitment to help others in the countries we do business in,” says Ambrose Bittner, the founder of Red Lantern Journeys and a board member of the Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children. “Even small companies and non-profits can make big impacts on the lives of others, and this climb is part of our effort towards that goal. I’m incredibly proud that Mitrata supports the education, healthcare, and housing of over 100 children in Nepal through its programs.
Bittner was also a friend of Dorje Khatri, a Nepalese climbing guide, who summited Mt. Everest 11 times, but was one of the 16 Nepali Sherpas who were killed in the tragic avalanche on Mt. Everest in April of this year. Bittner says that he is dedicating his climb this year to Dorje and the family he left behind. ”Dorje was a kind soul and true friend that I made sure to visit whenever I was in Kathmandu. Besides guiding, he was involved in many things including union activities for Sherpas and being a speaker on climate change at international conferences. But he also spared time to visit the Mitrata programs in Nepal with me. I was truly touched by that. ”
In the past nine years, Red Lantern Journeys has raised over $200,000 for the Mitrata programs in Nepal. Participants in the Climb for Himalayan Children need no prior mountaineering experience-just a commitment to get in shape and raise a minimum of $1,500 in sponsorships. However every year, Red Lantern Journeys awards the biggest fundraiser with a free trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal. This year’s climb takes place from Thursday, July 17, to Saturday, July 19.
Red Lantern Journeys specializes in arranging cultural tours and adventure travel packages in Asia for independent travelers and private groups with a focus on responsible travel and unique cultural experiences.
For more information, or to participate in the actual climb, visit here.
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