Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Patagonia – A Spicy Vacation to Chile and Argentina

Patagonia Argentina and Chile for One Spicy Springbreak Vacation Argentina and Chile Patagonia offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in the southern hemisphere.   Augmented by numerous large lakes and snow-capped peaks, the mountainsides are covered by primeval forests.  Protected by chain of national parks, UNESCO has named the region a World Reserve Biosphere.   Deluxe Base Camps On the Argentine side ROAM trips base out of a spectacular lodge tucked on 500 private acres.  Each cabin and villa has privacy and lake view.  In Chile, we will stay at a safari-style base camp perched on the banks of the Futaleufu River.  The locations cannot be better! This family springbreak adventure will be so much fun you will wish the kids were always out of school! In both locations we river raft, hike, bike, horseback ride, kayak and fish to our hearts content but each night return to our deluxe lodging and chef-prepared meals.  The parents will be busy too – wine tasting, massages, learning to play polo, visiting a chocolate museum, trying yoga… You get the picture! Our March 17th Chile departure will be hosted by ROAM founder, Brian McCutcheon, and his teenage daughters, Georgia and Grace.  We rendezvous in Bariloche, Argentina for a night and then it’s off to Chile for the first leg of the adventure.  March 25th we are back in Argentina for a week and relaxing lakeside at the...

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Paso Robles CAB Collective Revved Up and Ready for 2014 CABs of Distinction

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Paso Robles CAB Collective Revved Up and Ready for 2014 CABs of Distinction Increased Regional Interest Drives Reach and Education with Additional CABs of Distinction Trade and Consumer Events   January 8, 2014 (Paso Robles, Calif) – The Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) recently announced the dates, venues and new format for its second annual CABs of Distinction event.   After the success of the inaugural CABs of Distinction event (launched last year to celebrate and promote Cabernet Sauvignon and red Bordeaux wines produced in Paso Robles, California) and the increased momentum from Paso Robles being named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the PRCC has geared up for even more exciting events in 2014. Set for April 22 through 26, 2014, CABs of Distinction events will take place in locations across the Paso Robles AVA with enhanced sommelier, media, trade and consumer experiences.   Sommelier Events The first-ever CAB CAMP is a three-day, all-inclusive opportunity for 20 sommeliers and key buyers to go in-depth with the Paso Robles AVA. Tuesday, April 22: Vineyard and winery tours of PRCC member properties, a winery-hosted lunch at Vina Robles, and a tasting and dinner at DAOU Vineyard & Winery. Wednesday, April 23: Vineyard and winery tours, a winery-hosted lunch at ADELAIDA Cellars, and an En Primeur tasting at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom with barrel tastings from the as-yet-unreleased 2013...

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Maine Office of Tourism Hosts Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 18-19, 2014

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maine Office of Tourism Public Relations Team Phone: (212) 922-0900 E-Mail: Thursday, January 09, 2014 Maine Office of Tourism Hosts Governor’s Conference on Tourism March 18-19, 2014 Mark Orwoll, International Editor, Travel+Leisure Magazine and Executive Editor/International, American Express Publishing to deliver keynote address AUGUSTA, Maine — The 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism will be held in Bangor, Maine at the new Cross Insurance Center on March 18-19.  Online registration for the event opened January 1, 2014 The theme for the Conference is The Next 5 Years:  Today’s Strategies for Tomorrow’s Success.  The Maine Office of Tourism will unveil the new 5-year strategic plan for tourism. Noted travel authority and media personality, Mark Orwoll of Travel+Leisure is the keynote speaker.  He will draw on his many years of expertise in the tourism industry to talk about the latest in travel trends and the future of the industry.  The Governor’s Conference on Tourism will include professional development sessions, valuable networking, and the opportunity to meet with tourism professionals.  It is the only statewide event of its kind and draws attendees from all segments of the tourism industry. The annual Conference includes a trade show and offers the exchange of ideas and best practices that benefit the state’s most vital and valuable industry.  Based on the most recent data available, the economic impact of tourism in Maine is $7.5 billion. “Tourism continues to...

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Québec City Travel News – January

  A newsletter from Québec City Tourism January 9, 2014, Vol. 11, no. 1 Student tourism is going strong in the Québec City region Québec City is at the top of the class! A school trip to the Québec City region, the most popular educational destination in the province, is certain to be a great success! A number of activities are made available to student groups, and you can contact us for advice on planning your school trip. Countless cultural or entertainment activities are offered day and night in Québec City, the cradle of French civilization in the Americas. If you have any questions or comments, contact Marie-Eve Perron. She would be pleased to help you! Marie-Eve Perron Office du tourisme de Québec   It’s time to make cruise reservations! Now for something a little different… Are your regular cruise line clients looking for new destinations? Then give them the opportunity to experience a thrilling itinerary aboard a selection of deluxe world-class liners that will take them to one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Starting from the cruise line terminal in the heart of Old Québec, passengers will be able to explore the city’s history and heritage. If they arrive a little earlier or extend their stay, they will have more time to visit this historical haven, a fascinating combination of French culture, natural beauty, culinary excellence,...

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Seabourn Launches 2014 Signature Savings Event

  PRESS RELEASE For more Information:  Irene Lui  (206) 626-9122 or   Michelle Munick Zacharia / Ashley Fenton Hawkins International Public Relations (212) 255-6541 or /  SEABOURN LAUNCHES SIGNATURE SAVINGS EVENT WITH EXCEPTIONAL OFFERS   Special Savings, Shipboard Credits, Suite Upgrades and More SEATTLE, January 9, 2014 – Seabourn has launched its 2014 Signature Savings Event, featuring special offers and exceptional savings on a worldwide array of voyages throughout 2014 and 2015. The promotion includes the following offers on select sailings:  Special savings Complimentary veranda suite upgrades Additional savings up to 15% on Combination Voyages $1000 USD per suite shipboard credit for penthouse and premium suites “Now is the season when many travelers plan their vacations for the year,” said John Delaney, Seabourn’s senior vice president, marketing and sales.  “Our Signature Savings promotion offers the absolute best value opportunity for booking a Seabourn cruise.” Seabourn’s Signature Savings Event applies to select 2014 and 2015 cruises around the globe. Sample offers include complimentary suite upgrades, additional savings on combination cruises, and shipboard credit on premium suites for Mediterranean cruises. Many of the line’s Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, South America, and Arabia, Africa and India voyages feature complimentary suite upgrades and shipboard credit on premium suites. Cruises to Southeast Asia, Australia, Canada and New England, as well as transatlantic sailings, include shipboard credit on premium suites. Seabourn’s intimate, award-winning ships offer key elements that set Seabourn apart:...

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