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northamerica 5 Activ e Trip s IN THE STATES paloma villaverde de rico 1. A WAII FOR AN HE AD TO HA DVENTURE Un-Cruise Adventures' 7-night Hawaii adventure cruise, Hawaiian Seascapes, with only 36 guests on board the Safari Explorer, will have your clients night snorkeling with giant Pacific manta rays; kayaking through a lava tube or near volcanic cliffs; jumping in a skiff to look for whales, giant sea turtles and other marine life; watching dolphins off the bow; and paddleboarding near the yacht. The itinerary offers up a unique mix of islands-Hawaii, Lanai, Maui, and Molokai, an island few travelers have the opportunity to visit. Departures are November 2014 through April 2015, and rates start at $3,595 pp dbl and if you act VERY quickly, by July 31, you can save $600 per couple (excludes the Dec. 20 and 27 holiday departures). Who to book: "Clients who are enquiring about resort vacations in Hawaii may be ideal for an all-inclusive week aboard our 36-guest Safari Explorer. There is a sense of exclusivity with the small numbers of guests on board. Families celebrating a milestone event such as a wedding, anniversary or reunion can be presented a private charter option," says Tim Jacox, executive v.p., sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures. 2. 28 july 2014 28-31 NA Active.indd 28 A RANCH EXPERIENCE IN FLORIDA-WHO KNEW? The 1,400-acre, third-generation-owned Creek Ranch in Haines City in Central Florida is, as owner Jim Black says, "a delightful surprise for most people. Our family has preserved a part of Floridian history that most people do not realize exists. We share with guests an authentic ranch experience; believe it or not, there is no need to travel out west." On this working ranch, with 400 cattle, guests can go horseback riding with the herd or along the main trails, take a trip on an airboat, go fishing, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, or mountain biking, take a self-driving jeep tour of the ranch, or hop on a pontoon boat for a ride on 9-mile-long Lake Hatchineha, rich with wildlife and rare birds. The outdoor activities are complemented by meals prepared by a personal chef, with menus discussed in advance, and accommodations in the lushly decorated, 9,000-sq.-ft. main house, which is filled to the brim with family heirlooms, antiques, paintings and art books. The minimum rate to rent Creek Ranch exclusively for a group is $3,250 per night; that rate covers up to eight guests and includes all meals, beverages, wines and all activities. Who to book: "We are perfect for a girlfriend getaway because our staff is welcoming and pamper each guest. Meals are cooked whenever they like and schedules are set up so each day is relaxing and adventuresome. We offer a great atmosphere to reconnect with friends," says Black. 6/24/14 8:47 AM

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Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: EVEN Hotels
Tour Talk: Back-Roads Touring
Pick a Theme...Any Theme on the High Seas
Jamaica & the USVI: Not the Jimi Hendrix Experience
Guadeloupe: Culture, Rum, the Sea, & That Volcano
5 Active Trips in the States
Ski Adventures Across North America
Argentina & Uruguay: A Traditional Feast
Alma del Pacifico, Costa Rica
Rwanda & Uganda: In the Footsteps of Gorillas
Dreamy Puerto Vallarta
Borneo, the Bountiful

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