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Friday, July 22, 2011

Bicycle Vacations Top 6 Desinations

Expensive gas isn't the only reason to switch from four wheels to two. Bicycles offer a great way to get to know an urban area.  More urban areas are adding bike lanes, and most have rentals for visitors to hit the trails. Here are our top 6 places to bike:


San Francisco


With 40,000 bicycling commuters and 60 miles of lanes and paths, the ideal way to see the city may be on two wheels. Even the city's BART transit system welcomes cyclists. For an iconic outing, ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Bike Wine Tours in Napa Valley! 

 Portland, Ore.

One of the country's bikiest cities, Portland has an extensive system of interconnected bike lanes and paths that route cyclists through neighborhoods, bypassing highways entirely.  For a true Portland experience, take the Oregon Brewery Trail bike tour, Unique Travel can arrange this Bicycle Tour for you.


 
Montreal

The French-speaking city is all about la bicyclette, devoting 2,400 miles to trails and paths. Popular routes include the Lachine Canal and the Island of Montreal.   Call Unique Travel today to book this amazing Bicycle Tour



Washington


The wide avenues and monuments of the nation's capital make it perfect for two-wheeled sightseeing. The National Mall and adjacent parks, the tourism heart of the nation's capital, are linked by a grid of bike-friendly service roads and paths. Don't overlook the C&O Canal path, which offers cyclists miles of scenery.

 



Chicago


Former mayor and cyclist Richard M. Daley led the charge to make Chicago a bike-friendly metropolis, reports A classic ride links Lake Michigan's lakefront parks, but there are also suburban surprises, like the 32-mile Fox River Trail. Riders can bring their bike aboard Metra trains, allowing them to start in one city and end in another. 

Tucson


Miles of bike lanes crisscross the old Spanish city. Routes can take you through mountain foothills and cactus-studded Saguaro National Park. One 15-mile trip, along the Rillito River, offers sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

 
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Monday, July 11, 2011

AGEROLA COOKING VACATION

AHHHH...  ENJOYING THE AMALFI COAST IN ITALY AND LEARNING TO COOK FROM AN ITALIAN CHEF.....

A LITTLE ABOUT AGEROLA:

KNOWN BOTH AS THE PICCOLA SVIZZERA (LITTLE SWITZERLAND) AND THE GRANDE TERRAZZA SUL MARE (THE GREAT TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE SEA), THE SMALL TOWN OF AGEROLA IS SITUATED IN AN IDYLLIC SPOT SUSPENDED BETWEEN THE SEA AND THE SKY, IN THE LATTARI MOUNTAINS THAT GIVE ON TO THE AMALFI COAST. AGEROLA IS A PERFECT BASE FOR EXPLORING THE MANY LOCAL PLACES OF INTEREST LIKE THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF AMALFI, RAVELLO, POSITANO, VIETRI, PRAIANO, SORRENTO AND CAPRI.  HERE IS A MAP:

SOME PICTURES OF AGEROLA:




HERE IS THE 8 DAY ITINERARY:


DAY 1: FLY INTO NAPLES(FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE), PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO THE VILLA INCLUDED.  CHECK INTO YOUR ROOM.  THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES A HOSTED VILLA STYLE BED & BREAKFAST.   ALL ROOMS HAVE A PRIVATE BATHROOM AND BALCONY OFFERING ENCHANTING SEA VIEWS.

DAY 2:  EXPLORE POMPEII AND COOKING CLASS 1 - EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE AND TOUR OF POMPEII AND RETURN FOR YOUR HANDS ON COOKING CLASS. 



DAY 3:  MORNING FOOD TRIP TO LOCAL MOZZARELLA PRODUCER AND COOKING CLASS 2

DAY 4: EXCURSION TO THE BEAUTIFUL SENTIERO DEGLI DEI AND COOKING CLASS 3 - EARLY DEPARTURE FOR A TREK THROUGH THE "PATH OF THE GODS"

DAY 5: EXCURSION TO LOCAL WINERY AND COOKING CLASS 4

DAY 6: VISIT TO A LOCAL POTTERY AND COOKING CLASS 5 - VISIT A GIFTED LOCAL POTTER WHO MAKES BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED CERAMICS.

DAY 7: FREE DAY TO DISCOVER THE AMALFI COAST - WE CAN ARRANGE TOURS FOR YOU OR EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN AMALFI, POSITANO OR RAVELO

DAY 8:  ARRIVEDERCI

INCLUDES:
  • 7 NIGHTS 8 DAYS ACCOMMODATIONS IN A B&B VILLA PROPERTY
  • DAILY BREAKFAST
  • ROUNDTRIP TRANSFER UPON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TO / FROM NAPLES TO THE VILLA
  • 5 COOKING CLASSES, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH OR DINNER, WINE, WATER, DESSERT AND COFFEE INCLUDED
  • WELCOME APERITIF AND TASTING DINNER
  • GUIDED VISIT TO A TRADITIONAL MOZZARELLA PRODUCER OF AGEROLA
  • GUIDED TREK ALONG THE PATH OF THE GODS
  • EXCURSION TO LOCAL WINERY, TASTING INCLUDED
  • WELCOME BAG WITH CHEF'S APRON, RECIPE BOOKLET AND PROSECCO
COOKING VACATION PRICE:
  • $2,795.00 PER PERSON, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.  ALL TAXES AND ITALIAN VAT
  • $200.00 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
UNIQUE TRAVEL CONCEPTS CAN ARRANGE ALL YOUR FLIGHTS AND BOOK THIS AMAZING VACATION FOR YOU....  CALL US AT 1-800-879-8635....

Friday, July 8, 2011

PUERTO VALLARTA IS ONE OF THE SAFEST TOURIST DESTINATIONS

FOR ANYONE THAT IS WORRIED ABOUT GOING TO MEXICO THIS ARTICLE WAS RECENTLY WRITTEN:

June 20, 2011

By: Joe Pike

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Thomas Dale & Associates (TDA) just released a study, concluding that Puerto Vallarta is one of the safest tourist destinations for international and national tourists.

The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board appointed TDA, a global investigative and security firm who lists several Fortune 100 companies amongst its clients, to complete a Security/Threat assessment.

The international security company visited the destination from April 6-13 to conduct interviews and a thorough assessment on the ground, and based on findings develop a comprehensive report in relation to all aspects of tourist security in the destination.
 

The study found that the number of negative events involving foreigners or non-foreigners is fractional compared to the large ex-pat resident population and the millions of visitors that come to vacation each year in Puerto Vallarta.

Overall the study found that visitors to the destination feel safe and continue to visit Puerto Vallarta numerous times through their lifetime and that the destination’s support services are well above the average standards and dedicated to serving the visiting public.

In relations to the drug wars, TDA found that the limited land transit makes the smuggling of guns and drugs through Puerto Vallarta very difficult and thus a non-issue in the destination.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

OUR TRIP TO QUITO, OTAVALO, MINDO CLOUD FOREST

Still savoring the memories of a wonderful trip. Thanks again for your excellent choice of tour company and all your hard work to put it together”
VIRGINIA, HENRY, AUSTIN AND ADRIAN TOOK THE TRIP OF THEIR DREAMS.  HERE ARE PICTURES OF THE MANY SITES THEY SAW:

DID YOU KNOW THAT ECUADOR IS AT THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD!


OTAVALO MARKET
LAKE CUICOCHA


MINDO CLOUD FOREST WHAT AMAZING
CAMOFLAGE







HACIENDA CUSIN

TO SEE ALL OF THE PICTURES OF THIS AMAZING TRIP GO TO
http://www.uniquetravelconcepts.com/ AND CLICK ON PHOTO ALBUM

DO YOU WANT TO GO ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME CALL US
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bette and Arthur's Trip to London and Paris

The Trip went very smoothly and your patient checking regarding metro lines, tipping, Down House, Oyster Pass, Les Car Rouges and the Paris Visite Pass made things ever so simple.  I can't imagine how we could have done all you did by ourselves.  THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
Quote from Bette Pegus one of Unique Travel's Clients.  Here are some pictures that Bette and Arthur took on their trip:
 London Buses
Trafalgar Square

The Moulin Rouge show was quite spectacular said Bette

 
The Latin Quarter in Paris
Bette and Arthur loved this part of Paris