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Traveline Assists Team USA to Kosice, Slovakia for ISDE 2015

Shannon Scott and Vicky DiMichele from Traveline assisted Team USA with their travel to Kosice, Slovakia. Team USA riders, support staff, friends and family joined in the group of well over 100 members.

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The Traveline team arrived early to familiarize themselves with the area and make sure everything was prepared for the trophy team to arrive the following day. Throughout the first few days, most of the group members arrived and were met outside baggage claim by a friendly Traveline face. Then, once their car was picked up and they arrived at the hotel, another Traveline member was there to assist with any rooming questions.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kosice was the selected hotel for our team along with a few other country teams including Isle of Man. It was in a prime location just outside of the historic district. Just a half a block away begins the walking street full of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and an array of other sights. The road is also home of the furthest east western-style Gothic cathedral in Europe, St. Elisabeth Cathedral, which is only five minutes walking distance from the hotel and the park with a musical fountain. Košice State Theater is just beyond the fountain with amazing events from ballet to orchestras. Don’t forget to stop by a gelatto stand for some interesting flavors such as Red Bull, Smurf or aloe vera along with the traditional strawberry, chocolate and vanilla.

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Team USA arrived about a week before the event to set up their bikes and walk the tracks where they would be riding for six days throughout the countryside. Preparations went very smooth and most of the riders were done early so they could enjoy some of the sights of the city. The paddock was also where our Traveline girls helped sell Team USA shirts to the many event visitors.

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By the end of the week, Team USA was well prepared and hopeful for a great ISDE event. As usual, there was a big parade of all the participating teams which went through the city center to a large stage in the center of the historic district.

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After the short weekend, the races began and Team USA was off to a great start with riders placing first in many of the events and trails.

Throughout the week, there were many ups and downs with Team USA from the fastest times to the inevitable injuries. Overall, the races went well. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing supported rider, Ryan Sipes, became the first-ever American to win the Overall Individual award at the ninetieth edition of the International Six Days of Enduro in Kosice, Slovakia. Sipes pioneered his way to a historical victory aboard a Husqvarna FE 350 by winning most of the tests against the world’s top riders in the globe’s toughest competition. Full Article

After the races finished, it was time to pack up the bikes and get them shipped back to the USA. Then it was time for celebrations. The team had an enjoyable evening out and many decided to join a UNESCO Heritage Tour in the Spiš region with the Traveline team.

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The tour included Spiš castle, a lunch break at Salaš (a chalet restaurant offering typical Slovak dishes and homemade sheep cheese products) located below the castle in Levoča and a tour of St. Jacobs cathedral in Levoča. They were transferred by private coach and escorted by two English speaking guides.

The group finally made their leave from this beautiful country on Monday for preparations on their next event or just back to life as usual.

Traveline is honored to assist with Team USA and look forward to next year in Navarra, Spain!

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Celebration of Pumpkins in the Pumpkin Capital of the World

Half Moon Bay is known for its pumpkins, and in October we celebrate the pumpkins in every way at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We begin in the spa with the October Spa Special, the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Facial. The Pumpkin Facial is a perfect complement to a Half Moon Bay autumn. This treatment uses a nourishing pumpkin enzyme mask, leaving skin smooth, plump and hydrated. 25% off a pumpkin body treatment.  Next, enjoy pumpkin inspired culinary creations from October 12th through October 31st, 2012!

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6 Course Pumpkin Menu – $108.00 per person plus tax and gratuity

Chef Eastwood will be showcasing locally grown pumpkin varieties from “Farmer John’s” Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Evenings from October 12-31

 

Pumpkin Sunday Brunch

Will be featuring Pumpkin inspired dishes (Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Risotto, Pumpkin Desserts)

October 14th, 21st, and 28th

Seating 1 – 11am

Seating 2 – 1.30pm

$95 per person plus tax and gratuity

Ages: Up to 4 years – Complimentary, 5 to 12 – ½ price, 13 and up – Full Price

 

Conservatory

Menu will feature Pumpkin Inspired Dishes (i.e. Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Risotto, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cocktail).  After Sunday brunch, head over to The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.  The city of Half Moon Bay showcases the winner of the largest pumpkin contest as locals and visitors enjoy the art and pumpkin delights.

October 13-14, 2012

 

Lastly sit back and relax with your glass of wine from our Vintner of the month, Far Niente, Knickel & Knickel and roast smores by fireside.

For more information or to book,

click here to contact Traveline

or call us at 1-888-700-TRIP.

FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions on Regent

Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions on each and every voyage. Receive access to complimentary, award-winning shore excursions during your voyage, in addition to the all inclusive cruise experience you have come to expect from the World’s Best Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

While there are numerous FREE Shore Excursions in each port, below is just a small sampling of those available in some of our worldwide destinations. Be sure to click on the Ports & Excursions tab of any voyage for a complete list of available tours.

FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions on All Voyages
Alaska Was Now
Juneau Mendenhall Glacier River Float $179 FREE
Ketchikan Cruise George Inlet and Crab Feast $199 FREE
Sitka Sea Otter and Wildlife Quest $199 FREE
Skagway Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Adventure $199 FREE
Asia Was Now
Osaka, Japan Osaka by Night $129 FREE
Shanghai, China Ancient Water Town of Zhujiajiao $109 FREE
Hong Kong, China Hong Kong by Night $119 FREE
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Mekong River Delta $149 FREE
Laem Chaban, Thailand Grand Palace & The Emerald Buddha $129 FREE
Singapore Singapore’s Iconic Tour $139 FREE
Padang Bai, Bali, Indoneisa Bali Discovery $179 FREE
Australia & New Zealand Was Now
Fremantle, Australia Aussie Wildlife and Swan Valley Winery $139 FREE
Adelaide, Australia Panoramic Adelaide $99 FREE
Sydney, Australia Exclusive Sydney Harbour Cruise $109 FREE
Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Vintage Train Ride $99 FREE
Lyttelton, New Zealand Christchurch Heritage & Garden Tour $139 FREE
Wellington, New Zealand Wellington Harbor & The Storm Coast $129 FREE
Auckland, New Zealand A Taste of Auckland $99 FREE
Europe Was Now
Barcelona, Spain Gaudi’s Barcelona $129 FREE
Livorno, Italy Florence & Pisa $219 FREE
Monte Carlo, Monaco Jewels of the Cote d’Azur $189 FREE
Rome, Italy Rome On Your Own $129 FREE
St. Petersburg, Russia Highlights of St. Petersburg $229 FREE
Stockholm, Sweden Highlights of Stockholm & Vasa Museum $129 FREE
Venice, Italy Grand Canal and the Guggenheim Collection $149 FREE

Terms & Conditions

Fares listed are in U.S. dollars, per person. FREE Unlimited Shore Excursion Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability. A supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions featured above are based on 2010 offerings and programs, and pricing and availability is subject to change or modification. Available tours by sailing will be finalized and online under the Ports & Excursions tab 180 days prior to departure. Shore excursions on the first and last day of a cruise are only available for guests who are combining back-to-back voyages to create a longer cruise. Restrictions apply and penalties apply 36 hours prior to shore excursion start date.

National Parks & Canyon Country – 2012 ~ 13 days from Denver to Las Vegas

     

Vacation Overview

Marvel at the West’s premier natural wonders on this 6-state vacation and see spectacular scenery, memorials, monuments, parks, canyons, and much more. Your trip begins in Denver and heads to South Dakota for visits to the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Tour Tatanka and Deadwood, once a wild gold-mining town, and journey west to Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody, Wyoming. Then head to Yellowstone National Park to see magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon, Lower Falls, and world-famous Old Faithful Geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park before traveling into breathtaking Grand Teton National Park for a delightful walk along glacier-fed Jenny Lake. In nearby Jackson, with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, you’ll have plenty of free time to tour on your own.

Next, it’s on to Salt Lake City, Utah’s capital, for a sightseeing tour; then marvel at the “hoodoos” and dramatic landscapes of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Stunning scenery awaits you in both parks, so have your camera ready! Continue into Arizona to Page, on the shores of Lake Powell, and cross the Painted Desert to amazing Grand Canyon National Park. Your hotel is located on the rim of the Grand Canyon, giving you a rare opportunity for great views and time to explore this spellbinding place. For a thrill of a lifetime, take an optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Finally, travel to Las Vegas, where this spectacular vacation ends. On this vacation through some of the West’s premier national parks, you’ll see breathtaking scenery that cannot be found anywhere else—a trip of a lifetime!

Day 1 – Denver

Enjoy time at leisure to relax or to do some independent exploring. Your Tour Director is on hand this evening to answer any questions.

Day 2 – Denver–Cheyenne–Black Hills of South Dakota–Keystone

Depart Denver and travel north to Cheyenne. See the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and continue to Custer. Then, see the CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, a monument carved out of a mountain that pays respect to the great Native American hero, Chief Crazy Horse. (CB)

Day 3 – Keystone–Mount Rushmore–Deadwood

Deep in the Black Hills, behold the granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a monument to four American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Afterward, visit TATANKA: The Story of the Bison, and experience the richness of the Lakota people. On to Deadwood, a lawless frontier town during the 1876 Gold Rush, where Jack McCall murdered Wild Bill Hickok during a poker game. Overnight in this historic town and discover Deadwood’s Wild West ways as you walk in the footsteps of legends like Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock.

Day 4 – Deadwood–Cody

On to Buffalo, where open-range cattle kings made war on sheep ranchers in the 1890s. Drive by Sheridan, site of battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody. (CB)

Day 5 – Cody–Yellowstone National Park

Proceed through Shoshone National Forest to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Travel along Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with views of Yellowstone Canyon and the Lower Falls. See the bubbling geyser basins and the consistent “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s most famous geyser. Overnight in Yellowstone National Park.

Notes:
Departures traveling to Yellowstone National Park in April/May and September/October will stay in West Yellowstone. Routing and areas visited in Yellowstone National Park are subject to favorable weather, gate access, and road conditions. When conditions are unfavorable, routing may be adjusted accordingly.

Day 6 – Yellowstone–Grand Teton National Park–Jackson

Head south into magnificent GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s last preserves of wild solitude. Its 13,770-foot-high ridges are crested with snow most of the year. Stroll along the shores of beautiful glacier-fed Jenny Lake before ending the day in all-Western Jackson. This evening, join an optional barbecue cookout and Wild West show.

Day 7 – Jackson

With its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons, Jackson is like a film set. Time today for an optional float trip on the Snake River. (CB)

Day 8 – Jackson–Salt Lake City

Today, drive to Salt Lake City for an overnight stay. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the adjacent tabernacle, and the Beehive House. (CB)

Day 9 – Salt Lake City–Bryce Canyon National Park

On to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its 20 miles of sandstone cliffs and ever-changing colors. See some of Earth’s most brilliant shades of rock, sculpted by nature into pillars called “hoodoos.”

Day 10 – Bryce Canyon National Park–Zion National Park

Travel to ZION NATIONAL PARK with its landscape carved over millions of years by rushing streams. Steep canyons, stone towers, and verdant vegetation form the scenery of Zion. Head east into Page on the shores of Lake Powell.

Day 11 – Page–Painted Desert–Grand Canyon National Park

Enjoy an optional flight over scenic Monument Valley. Then, cross the Painted Desert and through Kaibab National Forest. Arrive for an overnight at the South Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK with free time to explore. (CB)

Day 12 – Grand Canyon National Park–Las Vegas

For a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, take an optional flightseeing trip over the Grand Canyon. Next up: the world-class entertainment of Las Vegas.

Day 13 – Las Vegas

The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport are included. You can extend your vacation with extra nights and explore “Sin City” further with a variety of exciting optional activities.

US, Canada & Costa Rica Family Vacations

     

Think about all the great things you plan to do with your family on vacation. Now, picture it going perfectly. That’s what it feels like on a Globus Family vacation to the U.S., Canada & Costa Rica because we handle all the planning and logistics for you. You and your family just have fun, enjoying the expert itineraries that appeal to all ages, family-friendly inclusions, great accommodations, and front-of-the-line access to the must-see sites.

You won’t waste a single moment of your priceless time together. Plus, your engaging and fun Tour Director tells the fascinating stories behind each location and landmark…so that your destination really comes to life. With Globus, your family returns home happy and reconnected. Hey, family vacations don’t come along often enough. Make this year’s getaway to North America & Costa Rica one you’ll all be talking about for years to come!