The Mart for November 2020

 

Tours
Places to Stay
Travel Gear
Books

Tours

TRAVEL DOWNUNDER: Specialzing in independent itineraries to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands for over 19 years. As an Australian, I visit my home country at least once every year and have made many trips throughout New Zealand and most of the South Pacific islands. We can customize a plan to suit your interests or book a small group tour. Wendy Schatz, TRAVEL DOWNUNDER, 100-98th Ave NE, E6, Bellevue, WA 98004; 425/454- 0631, info@travel-downunder.com, www.travel-downunder.com 1120

PANTANAL: Jaguars, Birds & much more! Contact Frank for more info. TUNDRA RIVER ADVENTURES, 4168 Wyman Way, Roseville, CA 95747; 541/441-2016, info@tundrariveradventures.com, www.tundrariveradventures.com

PRIVATE BULGARIA TOURS — Ultimate Balkan experience going far beyond your expectations. PATRICK PENEFF, 3A, Benkovski, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria; bulgariaprivateguide@gmail.com, www.guide-bg.com 7-1220

BARGING IN CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE on hotel barge Merganser. Experience tranquil scenery, vineyards, village boulangeries, regional attractions & magnificent cathedrals. Six night cruises inclusive en-suite cabins, first class food, wines and visits. No single supplement. Brochure & DVD from UKWH, Ltd., 31 Wellington St., Hertford SG14 3AN, UK; phone +44 1992 550616, ukwh@bargedirect.com, www.bargedirect.com 9-1220

TO ITALY WITH LOVE TOURS: Two-week small group tours to enchanting Sperlonga, the pearl of the Mediterranean, staying 14 nights at Marconi’s charming B&B! Day trips to lovely quaint villages, gardens, castles, islands, Rome, Pompeii, Positano & more. 10 years’ experience with repeat customers. “A Trip of a Lifetime” personalized & customized to your individual needs. Great culinary experiences. Approx. $4,500-$5,000, includes air. 2021 departures – May 3-18; May 17-Jun 1; Sep 14-29; & Sep 28-Oct 13. JUNE MORROCCO, 233 Morewood Lane, Grants Pass, OR 97526; 971/706-9328; www.toitalywithlovetours.com 1120

 

Places to Stay

PARIS: BEAUTIFUL 1-BR/STUDIO APARTMENT OFF CHAMPS-ELY-SEES — Sleeps 2/5. Safest area, near Presidential Palace. Beautifully appointed, equipped for comfortable stay. Typical Parisian building, air conditioning, parquet floors, antiques, rugs, marble fireplace, designer fabrics, phone, Internet, printer, CNN, queen bed+. Double+. Kitchen, bath, washer. From $200/night. And also BEST OF THE FRENCH RIVIERA right on the Med! Beaulieu/Villefranche sur Mer large 2BR/2B – park and direct access to the Mediterranée. See photos and rates on VRBO, property #4615987, then call or email for special prices from $233/night. MARIE LEFEBVRE, 2521 Buckeye St., New- port Beach, CA 92660; 949/433-5110, marieeastbluff@gmail.com, www.parisianapartment-2to5.com 1120

COTACACHI, ECUADOR – CASA MARANO: 4 condos/rooftop terrace, 1 block from downtown, (2) 2BR/2B; (2) 3BR/2B. Newly finished, modern interi- ors w/local themes. High-speed internet, common washer/dryer. Spectacular 360 ̊ rooftop view. No pets, no smoking/ vaping. Min. 14 nights, 2 weeks/$400; 3 weeks/$550; 1 month/$650. MARILYN, 2668 E. 1st St., Idaho Falls, ID 83401; 208/403-7792; escape2cotacachi@ gmail.com; www.escape2cotacachi.com 1020-321

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Travel Gear

TREKR® SELF-CLEANING TRAVEL WASHCLOTH! Rinses clean, dries fast and stays odor free. Our dishcloths are even more amaz- ing. LUNATEC®, PO Box 26845, San Diego, CA 92126; 858/653-0401, www.lunatecgear.com 1120

LUNATEC’S® AQUABOT® turns water bottles into misters and high-pressure sprayers. Cool you and your pets, clean gear and hydrate. LUNATEC®, PO Box 26845, San Diego, CA 92126; www.lunatecgear.com

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Books

“IN ISOLATION” & “WHY GO THERE?” Two new travel books by Carole J. Gariepy. “In Isolation” takes you to the isolated leper colony in Hawaii, the Japanese internment camp in Idaho, & the isolated life of today with COVID. “Why Go There?” takes you to 19 interesting countries that were visited before COVID. Both adventure- some & uplifting books contain many photos. So, sit back in your armchair & join Carole & her husband, Gerry, in travels from remote areas to the extreme of making the most of isolation at home. Check them out at amazon.com & barnesandnoble.com. 11-1220

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