Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Frontiers Announces 5-Star Africa Train Tour

March 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                     Frontiers Announces 5-Star Africa Tour on World’s Most Luxurious Train   Gibsonia, Pa. — Frontiers International Travel is thrilled to offer a 15-day train journey between Cape Town and Dar es Salaam (or vice versa) aboard “The Pride of Africa,” the most luxurious train in the world operated by Rovos Rail.  Guests will recapture the romance of a bygone era by stepping aboard the wood-paneled coaches and enjoying fine cuisine in 5-star luxury as they travel across five countries:  South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania. The Cape Town to Dar es Salaam trip is June 30-July 14, 2018 and Dar es Salaam to Cape Town is July 17-31, 2018. There are also departures in September and October. Deluxe Suites start at $16,500 USD per person based on double occupancy. For more info, contact Kathy Schulz of Frontiers International Travel at 800-245-1950 or 724-935-1577 or visit Hi-res photos (credit Rovos Rail) can be downloaded here. The full itinerary can be viewed here. The sojourn begins in Cape Town taking guests to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, the diamond town of Kimberley, and the capital city of Pretoria, followed by two nights in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Guests will continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe where they’ll overnight at the Victoria Falls Hotel. After crossing the mighty Zambezi River, the train joins the Tazara...

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Yoga + Cycling Tour of Provence

March 9, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Yoga + Cycling Tour of Provence Announced by Ride & Seek (Provence, France) — Ride & Seek is excited to unveil a brand new cycling and yoga tour in the Provence region of France featuring several of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (meaning “the most beautiful villages of France”). The six-day tour offers cycling options to suit all skill levels and daily yoga practice in the morning and afternoon with celebrated yogi Tania Brown. The tour allows guests to ride as little or as much as they would like and is suitable for non-riders.  It also provides opportunities for more experienced cyclists to push themselves on extra loops which include the “giant” of Provence – Mont Ventoux. The spring tour is slated for May 27th – June 1st, 2018 and rates start at €2450. Find more info at “Ride & Seek is based in Provence and with over 15 years of leading tours in the region we are not short of ride options,” said Ride & Seek Founder Dylan Reynolds. “Lodging on this tour consists of two luxury boutique hotels, providing a bit more variety and a sense of journey as we ride from the Luberon into the Vaucluse.” Provence Cycling and Yoga Tour Highlights > Daily yoga practice to prepare for and recover from the riding with Yogi Tania Brown....

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Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the new Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, Four Seasons second resort in the Seychelles.   The only resort on Desroches Island, the resort is home to a variety of accommodations including one and two bedroom suites as well as a selection ofvillas with private plunge pools, and most notably, the seven bedroom Presidential Villa. Dining options include the remote Lighthouse on the southern tip of Desroches Island, and Claudine, offering fresh cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean Rivieria, combining French and Italian specialties with favourites from Portugal, Greece and Spain.   Guests will also enjoy a spa menu designed to evoke all five of the senses at The Circle of Connection Spa.Yoga programs with in-house yogi Ganga Sadhuka include Hatha, Nidra, Meditation, Pranayama and Ashtanga in a dedicated pavilion or on the beach....

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California Glamping Mendocino Grove Opens (Mendocino, CA)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                Mendocino Grove Announces 2018 Season Opening Modern Camping on California’s Mendocino Coast Welcomes Guests This May for Second Full Season   MENDOCINO, Calif. (March 1, 2018) – Mendocino Grove is excited to welcome new and returning guests beginning Friday, May 11 for its 2018 season.  Founded in late 2016 by St. Helena-based couple Teresa Raffo and Chris Hougie – the creative force behind the beloved Cornerstone Sonoma – Mendocino Grove is a modern camping experience on Northern California’s picturesque Mendocino Coast.  Reservations are currently open for the 2018 season, which runs from May 11 through October 31, 2018. “As we enter our second full season, we’re thrilled to offer our “camping made comfy” concept to travelers visiting the Mendocino Coast,” said Raffo.  “Our biggest takeaway from last season is that people are wanting to take a break from the stress of daily life and reconnect with something much deeper.  With increasing demand from work and family, and to “stay connected,” there has never been a better time to build on the concept of camping more comfortably.  There is something truly restorative about spending the evening around a campfire or the morning listening to the sound of the fog horn from the comfort of your down covered bed. As Chris likes to say, ‘Mendocino Grove is the perfect place to disconnect from Wi-Fi and...

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James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs – 40+ Coveted Spots

José Andrés (recently named JBF’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year), Kim Bartmann, Angie Mar, and Stephen Starr are among the 15 mentors across the country participating in the James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Women in Culinary Leadership (WCL) program.   Applications just opened for more than 40 opportunities for WCL and JBF’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) program, both of which are aimed at advancing the careers of women in the culinary industry.   Leading with Action: The James Beard Foundation 2018 Women’s Leadership Programs ~ Applications open for more than 40 opportunities in two leadership programs advancing the careers of...

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