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SecureVillas Offers Independent Safety & Security Certification to Vacation Home Rental Sector

September 8, 2016
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A new international standard in vacation home safety and security has arrived. The standard is being welcomed by the ever-growing and increasingly complicated vacation home rental market. SECUREVILLAS certification offers an unbiased and thorough, third-party, health, fire, safety, and security audit of vacation properties throughout the world. The standard will provide a competitive advantage to property managers and owners who can reduce safety and security incidents, limit liability, and demonstrate their commitment to guest safety and well-being by gaining certification…

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Mesa Verde Country’s Open Season on Summer Water Sports

June 9, 2016
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Mesa Verde Country has announced its complete list of summer adventure on the water. From small mountain streams to the second-largest lake in Colorado, visitors to Mesa Verde Country can water recreate in the form of boating, fishing, rafting, swimming and more. The largest lake in the San Juan National Forest and the second largest in all of Colorado, the best way to experience the entirety of the McPhee Reservoir is by boat. With 50 miles of shoreline featuring campgrounds, and…

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Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations

May 24, 2016
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Here’s Our Top Three Picks from the Mediterranean Specialist Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations offers a variety of cruises throughout the Mediterranean region. One selection from the experts even shows that a Mediterranean cruise doesn’t have to mean deep pockets. And it can mean immersing one’s self in sights directly from the Game of Thrones. From now through October just 38 privileged guests per sailing enjoy royal treatment for eight days for under $180 a day aboard the 161-foot small ship Infinity.…

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New Frontier in Polar Expedition Cruising

May 17, 2016
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The next frontier in polar expedition cruising is the High Arctic known as Franz Josef Land. Few have ventured here in recent decades. In fact, because of the ice, access by ship is possible only a few weeks each summer. Poseidon Expeditions is the only company offering dedicated cruises from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to this archipelago of 191 uninhabited, volcanic, mostly glaciated islands that since 2012 are part of the Russian Arctic National Park. The seal industry drove the first explorers…

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The Genius of the ICONSPEAK T-shirt

May 11, 2016
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Remember a situation where no language or hand gesture could get you what you wanted? Imagine you are abroad – in a foreign country, in a foreign culture, maybe while travelling the world. That’s what three Swiss friends; George, Steven and Florian did, travelling the world and repeatedly left with no words to bridge language barriers. The answer came to them after a remarkable experience in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry when their motorbike broke down and they found themselves using…

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Ecuador Campaign Spotlights Tourism as Critical Driver To Post-Earthquake Recovery

May 5, 2016
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Ecuador takes tip from Nepal about post-earthquake messaging  EcuadorNOW, a tourism recovery campaign modeled after a program in Nepal, is a brand-new crowd sourced, social media campaign to advise friends and visitors that Ecuador is open for business as usual and that places they want to enjoy were physically unaffected by the recent earthquake. The campaign showcases Ecuador as it is now, with reliable, up-to-the minute information, facts, photos and stories. The EcuadorNOW campaign is a collaboration between tourism experts,…

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New Drinkable Sunscreen: UVO

April 15, 2016
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Have you ever been so thirsty while sunbathing at the beach that you thought of opening your bottle of sunscreen and taking a swig? Yeah, probably not. (In fact, doing so would be highly toxic and is something you should never attempt.) But for those of you who have always wanted a sunscreen that can both protect your skin and quench your thirst, there’s now a product for that. It’s called UVO, a sunscreen that you can drink. Hold the…

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Top Ten Off-the-Radar Trails to Ride in the Rockies from Chasing Epic Mountain Bike Company

April 11, 2016
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Owner Steve Mokan offers his personal list of favorites in the US Rockies. The best known trails to mountain bike in the West are also likely to be the most crowded. Serious riders are always on the lookout for the more obscure routes that one day may become legends as well. So what are the top ten off-the-radar mountain biking trails in the Rockies? Chasing Epic, a new mountain bike adventure travel company, is refiguring the way people experience the…

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Keeping an Eye on Earth Day: Member News Spotlight

April 7, 2016
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The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people in 194 nations now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Media Kitty members far and wide are among participants in Earth Day and…

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