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Modern Exploration Society, Hidden Compass, Calls for Proposals for its first $15,000 Pathfinder Prize
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hidden Compass, a women-founded media company and modern exploration society, has just announced a call for proposals for their first annual Hidden Compass Pathfinder Prize. The $15,000 prize will fund a curious team of modern explorers and allow them to share their discoveries with the public.
Star Vintners and Top Innovators in Food & Wine Take the Stage in Napa CA at 9th Annual WineaPAWlooza
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jameson Humane ("Jameson"), a solutions-based nonprofit and animal sanctuary which educates to inspire change on behalf of companion and farmed animals, is holding its signature fundraising event, WineaPAWlooza 2022, live and in-person on June 24 and June 25 at 5 p.m., PT. Combining two things that are universally loved (wine and animals), WineaPAWlooza has consistently earned its place as one of the top 10 wine events in the country.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Covenant Winery Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend in Berkeley with acclaimed French/American jazz pianist, composer and arranger Franck Amsallem. Franck has recorded ten CDs under his own name as well as a collaboration, "New York Stories," with (Berkeley's own) Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, and Danny Gatton on Blue Note.
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one connected platform for business travel, announces Gather, the travel planning solution for today's guest traveler. Gather enables travel arrangers to quickly invite guest travelers to book their own travel within set itinerary parameters and travel policies, giving arrangers the controls they need and guests the travel choice they want.
SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EV Range Inc., an EV Charging Network based in San Pedro, CA, is in the process of deploying a total of 26 high-powered (180-350kW) electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across 9 sites throughout California and Nevada in 2022.
BERKELEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Every year, California-based Ethical Traveler reviews the world's developing nations for their commitment to human rights, social welfare, and environmental protection. The ten destinations with the most impressive records are honored with Ethical Destinations Awards.
AmTrav Corporate Travel Launches Innovative Flight Shopping Experience for Business Travelers and Travel Managers
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AmTrav, the one-stop platform for business travel, announced today the launch of its brand-new flight shopping experience in their award winning a2b booking tool.
Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance
PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parkk, the first RV focused parking app that allows travelers to reserve private RV parking in advance, today announced the parking technology is now available on both iPhone and Android, so RV travelers will no longer have to limit their travel routes based on current RV parking options.
CARPINTERIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Holiday Inn Express & Suites, located in Carpinteria, California, owned and operated by the HMBL, LLC, is pleased to announce the activation of their solar power generating system. The hotel has installed over 500 solar voltaic panels on new carports built in the parking lot.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Serenity Time, a private wholesale travel platform, is starting to see a big upswing in consumer interest to travel again. Travel searches and increased booking activity appear to be a sign of things to come.
Golden Gate Park 150th Anniversary: 150-Foot Observation Wheel to Offer ‘Bay to Breakers’ Views for Riders in 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed has announced an illuminated 150-foot observation wheel is among the attractions being planned for Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The wheel will provide riders with sweeping views from the ocean to downtown San Francisco.
Santa Knows Who’s Been Naughty or Nice and, More Importantly, Where to Escape the Crowds After Christmas – The Oasis at...
DEATH VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Santa's discovered one of the best-kept secret hot spots in the United States - The Oasis at Death Valley, on the California/Nevada border, where the spring-fed pool is consistently 85 degrees, the weather is warm and it's mostly sunny.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Whimstay, the leading marketplace dedicated to last minute vacation rental deals, today announced the availability of over 5,000 properties nationwide in the Whimstay iOS iPhone and Android apps, which provides travelers with real savings on vacation rental properties when booking a stay during the next 10 nights.
Legacy Global Development in Talks with Major Hotels to Operate Resort at Its Orchid Bay, Belize Property
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community, today announced that they are talking with major hotel brands to be Orchid Bay's new hotel operator.
Legacy Global Development Staff Share Insider Knowledge on Why Belize Tourism is Growing at Such a Rapid Rate
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Belize Tourism Board recently released its January - June 2019 Tourism Statistics which show remarkable growth. Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay community, offers insight on why Belize continues to rise and how it's related to the country's current real estate boom. Read about it in Legacy's latest blog post titled, "Belize Tourism in 2019: The Numbers Are in For the First Half of the Year."
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, reports rapid growth. Regional offices have been added in Northern California and Arizona and staff has tripled over the past 12 months. In part, it attributes this swell to a recent partnership with Vacation Tour and Travel (VVT) and Carnival Cruise Lines.
Ready to Move to BELIZE? Legacy Global Development Shares Insider Knowledge – What to Expect If Moving to Belize
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the beautiful Orchid Bay, Belize community and recognized as an expert source for living in Belize, shares its wisdom in a blog post titled, "Before Moving to Belize, You Need to Read This."
Legacy Global Development Shares 2019 Recommendations on the Top 10 Memorable Things to Do in Belize
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community and recognized as an expert source on Belize tourism, shares its Top 10 List of sites to see and things do while visiting Belize.
As Belize Becomes Recognized as a Top Destination for Travelers and Expats, Orchid Bay Presents a Prime Opportunity for Homeowners
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As many North Americans are purchasing vacation homes, and retirees are choosing to move to tropical destinations full-time or part-time, Belize is quickly becoming the top choice for home buyers, says Legacy Global Development.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of the Paradise Retirement Plan at its prestigious Orchid Bay, Belize property. As many North Americans are purchasing vacation homes prior to retirement, then choosing to live in their vacation home full-time after they retire, the Paradise Retirement Plan is a home ownership program customized to cater to this growing real estate trend.
Mixed Media Art Exhibit by Britney Penouilh Captivates Mojave National Preserve Visitors – ‘Earth Through Time’
KELSO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mojave National Preserve is presenting "Earth Through Time: Providence Mountains and the Mojave National Preserve," a solo, mixed media exhibition of paintings, etchings and installation art at the Desert Light Gallery, Kelso Visitors Center, by nationally celebrated National Park Service Artist in Residence, Britney Penouilh.
Exclusive Travel Site – Travel Transparency – Gives Members Access to Wholesale Prices and Beats Competition Every Time
CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Travel Transparency, a private wholesale travel platform, is creating a real buzz in the travel and tourism industry. It guarantees to beat any pricing on major Internet travel sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Kayak, Travelocity, Hotwire and more. For serious or beginning travelers, Travel Transparency saves time and money and people can feel confident that they have gotten the best deal possible.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAGLITE (Mag Instrument Inc.) wants motorists and pedestrians to be extra vigilant to save lives during the "vacation months" - July through October - which are the most dangerous months the year for traffic fatalities. So MAGLITE is launching a dedicated web page, and promoting a public education campaign, in observance of the newly minted National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Laguna Art-A-Fair announces a Call for Artists Jury Day on Sunday, February 12 with an opportunity to join one of California's premier summer fine art festivals. Artists and artisans may enter three pieces of their original artwork along with a jury fee from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Alan and Judie Sherin recently completed an intensive training program to become certified vacation specialists and owners of a Dream Vacations travel franchise in Los Angeles. As a result of being part of the nation's leading home-based travel agent franchise network, their travel agency TourTakers Dream Vacations, has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and exclusive, elite product and service offerings.
New on iTunes: Augmented Reality Collaboration between Civic Resource Group and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality 'VisitPalmSprings' App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.
Art, Science and History Through Pinball: The Pacific Pinball Museum Opens New 'Science Room' in California
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In furtherance of its mission: to teach art, science and history through pinball while preserving this unique part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) will be recreating a room within its facility to strictly focus on teaching science through pinball.
New 'CaliParks' Social Media App Helps Californians Discover Calif. Parks, Plan Trips, Share Experiences
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward this past week announced a neat new app - "CaliParks" - for those wanting to explore and...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's not hard to lose money in Las Vegas, says new start-up VegasTourism.com. Remember the phrase, The house always wins? For the most part, gone are the days when hotel-casino heads figured that if they could get the tourists there, they'd spend so much money gambling it was worth it to sell prime rib plates for $4.99 and offer cheap entertainment.
Down the rabbit hole in time for tea: the 5th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival 2014 is a Wonderland
VALLEJO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Down the rabbit hole! The City of Vallejo, Calif. has gone Mad for the month of December 2014 - Mad Hatter that is - with its popular 'Mad Hatter Holiday Festival' that attracts thousands to the historic downtown district with its whimsical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike!
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Parks Forward today announced that new and innovative “camping cabin” designs aimed at attracting non-traditional campers to California State...
Mojave National Preserve's Artist-in-Residence program to feature 'Mojave Moonlight' by Photographer Tom Lowe
BARSTOW, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 'Creating a fine art exhibit for Mojave National Preserve's Artist-in-Residence program requires reflection, introspection, and then interpretation,' says Linda Slater, Chief of Interpretation, 'because artists have to develop a thematic from 1.6 million acres of visual communities and millennia of history.'
The Pacific Pinball Museum signs Letter of Intent with Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as its new home
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After more than a decade of preserving and promoting the game of pinball, the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) is excited to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent with the City of Alameda to restore the vacant Carnegie Library as their new home. This magnificent 1902 building has sat vacant since 1998. This location will more than triple the museum's display capacity. The facility will also provide space for community events, classrooms, exhibits and many other expansions.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum is excited to announce the opening of a new art show celebrating the America's Cup Race with a collection of pinball machines and art featuring sailing and yachting: 'Sailing Through Pinball.'
Adventure Travel Memoir recounts real-life of heroine Aloha Wanderwell Baker – the first woman to travel around the globe in an...
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Starting at the age of 16, Aloha Wanderwell Baker became the first woman to travel around the globe in an automobile, a Model-T Ford. 'Aloha Wanderwell: Call to Adventure' (ISBN: 9781484118801) is a new book published by the Nile Baker Estate and Boyd Production Group that journals those adventures.
Museum of History in Granite having press preview of 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument
FELICITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Appropriately on Washington's Birthday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 10:45 a.m. PST, the Museum of History in Granite is having the first and only preview for the press of the 100-foot granite 'History of the United States of America' monument.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Having just been selected as one of nine artists nationwide to be showcased at Art Basel Miami in December 2012, in conjunction with Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, John Waguespack will exhibit his 'New Works' at 111 Minna Gallery November 16, 2012 through January 26, 2013.
CARMEL VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Quail and Olive celebrated its grand opening with nearly 250 new friends last Saturday at 3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924. The olive oil fustis had to be refilled as customers walked out with California-grown varieties of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, olives and other fine gourmet gifts.
Envy Corner scares up spooky sexy women's lingerie and Cosplay Halloween costumes, with their new oniline retail site
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Envy Corner, a company selling women's lingerie and Halloween costumes, has just launched their new website and are giving away a Halloween Costume! Just like them on Facebook and be entered to win the sexy and adorable French Maid Costume.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Professionals Guild announced today it is hosting Halloween dance parties in both Sacramento and the Bay Area. Singles are especially invited. Couples are also welcome. The Sacramento Halloween is at the Hilton Hotel Arden West, 2200 Harvard St. on Friday, October 26, 2012. The Bay Area Halloween party will take place at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Ranch Dr, San Ramon, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum, founded ten years ago in the Bay Area city of Alameda, has dedicated its non-profit mission to preserving the art, science and history of pinball. The museum currently has 90 games set to free play for one admission price at its Alameda location. With the ongoing success of its mission, PPM has begun bursting at the seams and needs a new location. The board has set a goal of relocating to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
The Pacific Pinball Museum announces recent delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the recent purchase and delivery of the Visible Pinball Mark III to the Exploratorium of San Francisco. The Exploratorium's acquisition marks the first such exhibit to sell from PPM's unparalleled collection of pinball-related science, art and history exhibits.
The Pacific Pinball Exposition 2012, Museum Fundraiser, and World's Largest Pinball Show Comes to San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) and Novato's Pinball Revival Company announce The Sixth Annual Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE) to be held at the Marin County Civic Center Exhibition Hall in San Rafael, Calif., September 21-23, 2012.
ALAMEDA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) proudly announces the addition of more than 100 rare items to their massive collection through a donation made by business entrepreneur and renowned philanthropist Richard Foos.
TOLEDO, Belize (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge, located in southern Belize, is demonstrating its commitment to supporting the community with its involvement in a drumming project for local Garifuna youth. Perched in the verdant hills above the Caribbean coast of southern Belize, Machaca Hill Lodge is a self-contained sanctuary from the everyday world.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapOair's 'Like Us' Facebook contest launches Monday, November 1 in partnership with Tourism Montreal, Air Canada and the Montreal Marriott Chateau. From Nov. 1 to Nov. 5, 2010, savvy travelers have 5 days to enter the contest by 'liking' the Montreal Buzz and CheapOair Facebook pages.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapOair is the proud recipient of three of Travel Weekly's esteemed 2010 Magellan Awards. CheapOair was honored with a Gold Award in the Promotional Videos category and Silver Awards in the Booking Interface and TV Campaign categories. The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards recognize the best in the travel industry.
HONG KONG -- As security efforts increase globally, Securoseal, a company specializing in baggage security, has issued a public warning concerning a growing trend of authorities being implicated in acts of baggage tampering. This has caused unintentional security breaches internationally, endangering the welfare of affected passengers and exposing them to the possibility of criminal sanctions.
OneTravel, one of the nation's oldest and most recognized travel sites, announces its latest endeavor, the OneTravel Blog, which officially launched on August 12, 2010. Readers can find valuable travel information, news, planning tips, and fun things to do while on vacation.
CheapOair Launches South Africa Contest – Tweet Your Way to a Grand Prize of Two Roundtrip Tickets to South Africa
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapOair, a top ten rated online travel agency, in partnership with South African Airways and Lonely Planet, has announced that they will hold a 10-day contest via Twitter. Starting on August 17, 2010 and ending on August 30, participants will have the opportunity to enter the contest where they can win a grand prize of airfare to South Africa.
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