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FREE SPECIAL REPORT - CANADIAN ROCKIES / RAILS / RESORTS
We have compiled a SPECIAL REPORT describing the world-class hotels and train ride that our travelers will be enjoying on the one-of-a-kind travel experience we will be personally hosting in May of 2008. Request your FREE, no obligation copy today at firstname.lastname@example.org. . Among other things, the report will:
- Show why this particular tour and itinerary are always so popular and why they regularly “sellout”.
- Show why you don’t have a full Canadian Rockies experience unless you actually stay in and enjoy the luxurious hotels our travelers will be enjoying – these hotels were constructed because of their scenic vistas that are unmatched anywhere else in the Canadian Rockies. They cannot be duplicated.
- Show why The Rocky Mountaineer train-ride is so popular.
- Show why the cost is justified.
This tour is unlike any other mountain/train experience in the world. It will be enjoyed most by those who are accustomed to nice surroundings, fine food, and who appreciate the opportunity to enjoy and do things that many people never get the opportunity of doing.
The almost impossible weather of the past few weeks makes it even more delightful to think about pleasant things, like "Spring Time in the Canadian Rockies" -- the type of experience persons already reserved on the upcoming CANADA'S BEST - ROCKIES/RAILS/RESORTS - May 2/11, 2008 will be experiencing. Please join us.
This is a deluxe tour experience that features "all inclusive" pricing. This means you are not "dollared to death" once on tour having to purchase an abundance of optional excursions, nor are you ever surprised by hidden charges.
By contrast, everything listed on our brochure as included is "included in the price shown". This extends to included roundtrip air transportation (calculated out of Wichita on the brochure, but able to be adjusted to any other more convenient departure city), travel protection insurance, etc.
Additionally, we will be staying in the very best hotels noted for their history and unmatched service and scenic locations. For example, there is only one hotel that is located on famous Lake Louise. It is the Chateau Lake Louise Hotel; and we'll be staying there.
Do you really want to go to the Canadian Rockies and "not" enjoy the best? We think not. Request your FREE no obligation SPECIAL REPORT today at email@example.com
FIRST 2008 ALASKA LAND/CRUISE TOUR 'SOLD OUT' - SECOND ONE SCHEDULED
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We’re “sold out”. Response has been outstanding! Our July 29/August 9 ALASKA ADVENTURE
- featuring “all” of our 49th
State on a specially arranged Interior Wilderness/Voyage of the Glaciers/Inside Passage experience – is full. Congratulations to the many persons that have taken the positive step of reserving. They are going to have a wonderful time. Described in the next paragraph are steps you need to take immediately to avoid disappointment if you are not among those already reserved, but would like to be. Ask all questions and act now!
There are two things those members still wanting to experience Alaska can do, if you act quickly.
1. First, you can pay a refundable reservation deposit and be placed on a “waitlist” in case openings occur on the ‘sold out” departure. Any such openings will be filled from the “waitlist” in the sequence “waitlist” reservations are received.
2. Second, and this is what we recommend you do
, you can immediately reserve on a second Alaska departure
that has been arranged. By reserving now your spaces are assured. Its dates are July 3/14 (celebrate July 4th
in our 49th
State – a really neat experience).
The bonuses, benefits, itinerary and costs of the second departure are identical to the “sold out” one, with one exception. The “sold out” departure is on the Sapphire Princess
of Princess Cruises, while the second one is on the Island Princess
of Princess Cruises, Alaska’s #1 cruise line. The ships are comparable (almost identical) and can be viewed by going to www.princess.com
and taking a virtual reality tour. Full details of the itinerary, exceptional inclusions, selections of stateroom categories and costs can be viewed by going to www.travelpleasegoaway.com
, clicking on "Personally Escorted"and then clicking on "Cruise Collection" . You can also immediately receive a detailed brochure by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling toll free 1-800-362-9347 and letting the travel professionals at Please Go Away™ Vacations answer your questions (2008 is our35th
year of arranging special group departures to Alaska).
THE WALLS OF SACSAYHUAMAN - MORE MIND BOGGLING TO SOME THAN MACHU PICCHU
We've expanded our specially created SENSATIONAL SOUTH AMERICA
itinerary to include the ancient wonders of Peru. Among them are these "most unusual" walls that defy common understanding.
Although not among the newly-named Wonders of the World, you will also see and experience these famous temple walls, which to many are more impressive than Machu Picchu, when you "go away" with Please Go Away™ Vacations.
There are no other walls like these. They are different from Stonehenge, different from the Pyramids of the Egyptians and the Maya, different from any of the other ancient monolithic stone-works. The stones fit so perfectly that no blade of grass or steel can slide between them. There is no mortar. They often join in complex and irregular surfaces that would appear to be a nightmare for the stonemason.
Scientists speculate that the masonry process might have worked like this: after carving the desired shape out of the first boulder and fitting it in place, the masons would somehow suspend the second boulder on scaffolding next to the first one. They would then have to trace out a pattern on the second boulder in order to plan the appropriate jigsaw shape that would fit the two together. In order to make a precise copy of the first boulder's edges, the masons might have used a straight stick with a hanging plum- bob to trace its edges and mark off exact points for carving on the second boulder. After tracing out the pattern, they would sculpt the stone into shape, pounding it with hand-sized stones to get the general shape before using finger-size stones for precision sanding. Admittedly, this entire technique is merely scientific speculation. The method might have worked in practice but that doesn't mean this is how the ancient Quechua stonemasons did it. Maybe you will have an idea as to how it was done.
Join team member Paula Axman and together attempt to insert a knife blade between these mortarless joints - it's impossible.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE - ANOTHER NEW WONDER OF THE WORLD
Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 feet) tall, weighs 700 tons, and is located at the peak of the 700-m (2296-foot) Corcovado mountain overlooking the city.
The idea for erecting a large statue atop Corcovado had been around since mid 1850s, when Pedro Maria Boss a Catholic priest, requested financing from Princess Isabel to build a large religious monument. Princess Isabel did not think much of the idea, which was completely dismissed in 1889, when Brazil became a Republic, with laws mandating the separation of church and state.
The second proposal for a large landmark statue on the mountain was made in 1921 by the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro. The archdiocese organized an event called Semana do Monumento ("Monument Week") to attract donations. The donations came mostly from Brazilian Catholics. The designs considered for the "Statue of the Christ" included a representation of the Christian cross, a statue of Jesus with a globe in his hands, and a pedestal symbolizing the world. The statue of Christ the Redeemer with open arms was chosen.
MACHU PICCHU - NEW WONDER OF THE WORLD
Let's experience Machu Picchu together!
Machu Picchu (which means "Old Peak") was most likely a royal estate and religious retreat. It was built between 1460 and 1470 AD by Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, a ruler of the Incas. The city has an altitude of 8,000 feet, and is high above the Urubamba River canyon cloud forest, so it likely did not have any administrative, military or commercial use. After Pachacuti’s death, Machu Picchu became the property of his allus, or kinship group, which was responsible for it’s maintenance, administration, and any new construction.
Machu Picchu is a city located high in modern Peru, high in the Andes. It lies 43 miles northwest of Cuzco at the top of a ridge, hiding it from the Urabamba gorge below. The ridge is between a block of highland and the massive Huaynac Picchu, around which the Urubamba River takes a sharp bend. The surrounding area is covered in dense bush, some of it covering Pre-Colombian cultivation terraces.
About 1,200 people lived in and around Machu Picchu, most of them women, children, and priests. The buildings are thought to have been planned and built under the supervision of professional Inca architects. Most of the structures are built of granite blocks cut with bronze or stone tools, and smoothed with sand. The blocks fit together perfectly without mortar, although none of the blocks are the same size and have many faces; some have as many as 30 corners. The joints are so tight that even the thinnest of knife blades can't be forced between the stones.
Join us on SENSATIONAL SOUTH AMERICA!