Join us in Salt Lake City in September
by Jane E. MacNamara
I can’t quite fathom how this much time has passed, but 2013 will be my 20th trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. A number of my travel mates seem anxious to add to their list of visits, and you’re invited, too.
We’ll fly from Toronto on Sunday, September 8. You can choose to stay for one or two weeks. (We can accommodate other departure points.)
For family historians, there is no place like the Family History Library—an unimaginable collection of original records on microfilm from all over the world, free access to subscription databases and an extensive collection of genealogies, local histories and research handbooks.
The best parts, though, are the knowledgeable staff, top-notch equipment, and the opportunity to grab some concentrated research time in a too-busy life!
Salt Lake City also has some of the most spectacular desert and mountain scenery in the U.S.A. Our hotel is just a short walk from the magnificent Salt Lake Temple, the Mormon Tabernacle, major concert halls and shopping. TRAX, the city’s electric transit system (free in the downtown area) will take you to more shopping and points of interest. A short drive or bus ride will take you to the Great Salt Lake, state parks, many historic sites and Olympic-class ski resorts.
September is lovely in Salt Lake City—warm, late-summer daytime temperatures with cool evenings. The gardens of Temple Square will be overflowing with flowers—chrysanthemums, asters, lavender, roses, sage, and exotic grasses.
We’ll be staying at the Carlton Hotel. Built in the 1920s, it is a friendly, 45-room hotel with cable TV and a refrigerator in each unique room. A full cooked-to-order breakfast (or continental if you prefer) is included. Regular van transportation to and from the Family History Library is provided free of charge.
Although prices for the 2013 tour will not be available for a few months, we’ve already had a lot of interest from past participants. We’ll set prices and start taking reservations by the beginning of May.
Different Types of Meat
The Ginger Pig began over 20 years ago with a near-derelict farmhouse, an accidental farmer and three Tamworth pigs named Milly, Molly and Mandy. We now farm over 3,000 acres of farm and moorland, to supply our five London butchery shops as well as a handful of the capital’s best restaurants… Our beef, pork and lamb is from our of free-ranging Longhorn and Galloway cattle, our Tamworth, Old Spot, Berkshire and Middle White pigs and Blackface, Swaledale and Dorset sheep. We also farm 300 acres of barley, oats, wheat and fodderbeat to feed our animals, covering as much of the food chain as we are able to.
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Make sure to visit the Tarangire National Park during the dry season as it is during this time when countless animals migrate from Manyara.
An eclectic combination of vegetation and landscape is what you should expect from this part of Tanzania, many of which can’t be found in a typical northern safari trip. Take a sneak peek at a safari trip at the Tarangire National Park by checking out this clip uploaded by Ecologic Travel.
So get in touch with our travel representatives now, and let them guide you with your next safari trip in Tanzania!
Located in Bonner County is the ski resort of Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
Aside from offering some of the most outstanding views of the mountain ranges of Cabinet and Bitterroot as well as the Lake Pend Oreille, adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy the 1.7-mile Little Blue Ridge Run, the longest continuous groomed run in the resort.
Get a better look at how thrilling it is to ski in Schweitzer Mountain Resort in this video uploaded by Peak Travels. The uploader of the vid further shares,
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located in Northern Idaho just north of Sandpoint. Stand at the top and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. Then return to the top at hair-flying speed thanks in part to Stella. Stella, as you will soon discover, is Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift. If you visit this Idaho resort, you will not be disappointed.
So contact us as early as now to begin your travel preparations on your skiing trip to Idaho!
Typical Shops in the Castro, San Francisco
If you’re looking for a typical local joint in San Francisco, then the Blackbird perfectly fits the bill. You don’t need to worry about getting enough space for you and your friends to have some chit chat as the good number of orange benches will surely make you appreciate the place, most importantly the eclectic mix of custom and classic cocktails as well as craft beers that come out of the bar.
So learn more about the Blackbird bar in this quick review published on travel-centered site, called Fodor’s:
It tries too hard to be hip and cool, but this neighborhood hangout is a lot of fun. The crowd is less casual than others in the Castro, though no one will judge you for wearing Chuck Taylors. Blackbird serves up a good selection of craft beers, along with seasonal cocktails. The chipotle Bloody Mary is a must-try.
So contact us now for more tips on where to go when vacationing in San Francisco!
The Exploratorium, San Francisco
Get ready to see the exhibits of human perception, science and art in San Francisco’s Exploratorium.
With numerous experiences and equipment created to help you, especially your children, to become active learners and explorers, you’ll surely appreciate the number of exploratory displays, informative websites, workshops, movie showings, family investigations and children day camps in this Californian attraction.
With only $10 and $15 as admission fees for adults and kids, respectively, check out The Exploratorium in this review excerpt written on world-renowned travel site, called Frommer’s:
Scientific American magazine rated the Exploratorium "the best science museum in the world" -- and I couldn't agree more. Inside you'll find hundreds of exhibits that give you hands-on access to everything from giant-bubble blowing to Einstein's theory of relativity. It's like a mad scientist's penny arcade, an educational fun house, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one. Touch a tornado, shape a glowing electrical current, or take a sensory journey in total darkness in the Tactile Dome ($3 extra, and call tel. 415/561-0362 to make advance reservations) -- even if you spent all day here you couldn't experience everything.
So communicate with our travel reps now and start planning your next family trip to San Francisco!
Bergamot Station, CA
Aside from several offices, a bookstore and a café, the Bergamot Station is now home to two dozens of galleries that frequently change from Track 16 Gallery’s modern ingenuity and pop art to the monochrome photo displays of Julius Shulman.
Learn more about the Bergamot Station in California in the overview below:
Since its launch, Bergamot Station has become a popular destination for visitors from around the country and the world. Bergamot Station provides a central location which allows visitors to park in one place and spend the day seeing art, rather than spending time driving from one gallery to the next. It now appears in every guide to Los Angeles as a primary cultural destination, with well over 600,000 visitors each year.
Get started with your next gallery tours as early as now!
Times Square, NYC
Proudly standing between Franklin and North Moore Streets, the quaint Greenwich Hotel makes itself distinctive from the rest of the Big Apple accommodations by ensuring that its contemporary amenities perfectly blend with its exceptional interiors. From the Italian Carrara marble that tile your bathroom floor to the Swedish Duxiana beds where you lay your tired body in, it’s apparent how every bit of this hotel is a pleasant surprise to its guests.
Learn more about this NYC hotel in a review provided by the prominent travel site, Frommers.
Built from the ground up, the Greenwich Hotel, like the Bowery Hotel, is a combination of modern meets rustic in design. The building was crafted with handmade bricks, reclaimed wood, and furniture from antique stores and flea markets throughout the world. The uniqueness does not automatically make a great hotel. First and foremost for are comfort and service, and the Greenwich provides both. The rooms are airy and quiet; some have Hudson River views. The hotel has a Japanese-inspired spa, including a pool surrounded by a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse assembled without using a single nail. You might find the location a bit too far away from the heart of the city, but maybe in this case, that's the point.
So get started with your next travel to NYC as early as now!
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