Author: Maralyn D. Hill

What’s Cooking at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders?

    October, 8 2013 The Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders Newsletter Greetings, Valued Customers! What’s Cooking at Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders? Is your goal to lose a little bit of weight prior to the holidays? Olive Oil May Help You Eat Less By Elena Paravantes Olive Oil Times Health Editor | Reporting from Athens Olive oil is known for many of its health benefits, but new research shows that it may even help in weight loss. A study from the Technical University of Munich showed that fats in general, but olive oil in particular, increases feelings of fullness which may result in consuming less calories overall. Fat is necessary in the diet not only for its essential fatty acids and for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, but also to produce feelings of satiety. This is one of the reasons many individuals have a difficult time adhering to low fat diets as they may not feel full, so they eat more carbohydrates or other foods in order to compensate. It is important to note though that while olive oil may make you feel full longer, it needs to be used judiciously in order to achieve a balanced calorie intake.     What’s new on the shelves? Stop in to Verde Valley Olive Oil Traders and learn more about healthy and happy eating habits! There is a lot more to share...

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Win a 3-night Stay at THE KING AND PRINCE

  Win a 3-Night Stay in a Beach Villa! At The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort St. Simons Island, GA (November 19, 2013) The King and Prince is excited to announce that two family and travel-related blogs, Trekarooand The Mommy Insider, are partnering to bring two lucky winners a 3- night stay in one of the resort’s oceanfront villas.  Perfect for families, the villa comes with a full-sized kitchen stocked with cookware, and a washer and dryer.  Families can enjoy themselves at the villa’s private pool and hot tub, soak up the rays at one of the three pools in the main pool complex, or walk the beach and splash in the Atlantic. Enter to win from November 18 through December 2 by visiting visit or and following the instructions on their special Rafflecopter widget. Contest Details  TWO families will win: 3-night stay at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort – relax in comfort in a 2-bedroom oceanfront villa, complete with balcony or patio, full kitchen, and living/dining area. Start your day with a delicious breakfast in our oceanfront dining room for up to 2 adults and 2 children each day of the stay Explore St. Simons Island by bicycle – one-day bicycle rentals for up to 2 adults and 2 children Enter to win today and everyday for two weeks by using the Rafflecopter (included in post) Restrictions: The prize is...

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CONTACT: . . Sally Andrews PHONE: 800-637-5029 FAX: 206-262-5934 EMAIL:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       HOLLAND AMERICA LINE’S ms NOORDAM TO SAIL CENTRAL AND WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN CRUISES IN 2014     Seattle, Wash., Oct. 28, 2013 — Holland America Line’s ms Noordam will now sail cruises with central and western Mediterranean itineraries in spring and summer 2014. The new itineraries will allow for longer voyages, including the introduction of three new 11-day itineraries with several departures each and numerous Collectors’ Voyages up to 33 days.   From April through October 2014, the ship will sail between Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy, and Barcelona, Spain, or Venice, Italy. The 11-day itineraries feature a combination of calls in Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Tunisia, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey. Guests who want a longer vacation can combine two or three back-to-back voyages to form a 22- or 33-day Collectors’ Voyage. These extended itineraries offer a more in-depth cruise and allow for extra time ashore to become immersed in the culture and history of the Mediterranean.   “The central and western Mediterranean cruises feature a variety of popular ports in 10 countries so our guests can explore the top highlights of the region,” said Richard Meadows, Holland America Line’s executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest programs. “For travelers with more time, the different itineraries can be combined into an ultimate Mediterranean cruise experience...

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Five Fast Facts about Insight Vacations!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2013 FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact: Arnelle Kendall Telephone: (561) 330-0850 Email: Five Fast Facts about Insight Vacations!   Did you know that Insight Vacations‘ new 2014/2015 programfeatures 15 amazing new vacations with itineraries visiting every country in Europe except one (Kosovo) – more than any other tour operator? This means more opportunities than ever to intimately explore the world with the leaders in business-class touring! You’ll fondly remember brilliant destinations like the magnificent Taj Mahal in India, the Palace of Versailles in France, the Parthenon in Athens, and St. Petersburg’sfabulous Hermitage Museum.   Did you know that in 2014, Insight Vacations will havecomplimentary Wi-Fi on its coaches in more than 25 European countries and ALL their North America coaches? This is exciting news for anyone who wants to check in with their family, stay abreast of global news, post a tour update on Facebook, or send a quick email about the amazing tapas they devoured in Seville!   Did you know that Insight Vacations never has more than 40 passengers on a coach—and it’s usually closer to 36? Our coaches are the same size as those typically used for 52 passengers, giving every seat substantially more leg room. Imagine the comfort of stretching your legs as you admire the endless waves of lavender in the Provence countryside.   Did you know that Insight has selected nearly 60 Signature Hotels that have something really special about them? They could be a château or manor house, set in...

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