The Mart for September 2020

 

Tours
Places to Stay
Travel Gear
Books

Tours

TRAVEL DOWNUNDER — Specializing in planning independent itineraries to Australia, New Zealand, & 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 inter- ests 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 7-920

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 920

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

TRAVEL DOWNUNDER: Specializing in planning independent itineraries to Australia, New Zealand, & 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 7-920

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 and more. 10 years’ experience with repeat customers. “A Trip of a Lifetime” personalized and customized to your individual needs. Great culinary experiences. Approx. $4,500-$5,000; includes air. Space available Sept. 15-30, 2020 and Sept. 29-Oct. 14, 2020. 2021 departures in May, mid-Sep and early Oct. JUNE MORROCCO, 233 Morewood Lane, Grants Pass, OR 97526; 971/706-9328, www.toitalywithlovetours.com 920

 

Places to Stay

PARIS: BEAUTIFUL 1-BR/STUDIO APARTMENT OFF CHAMPS-ELYSEES — 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 MediterranĂ©e. See photos and rates on “Homeaway” property #4614987, then call or email for special prices from $233/night. MARIE LEFEBVRE, 2521 Buckeye St., Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949/433-5110, marieeastbluff@gmail.com, www.parisianapartment-2to5.com 920

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Travel Gear

TREKR® SELF-CLEANING TRAVEL WASHCLOTH! Rinses clean, dries fast and stays odor free. Our dishcloths are even more amazing. LUNATEC®, PO Box 26845, San Diego, CA 92126; 858/653-0401, www.lunatecgear.com 920

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 920

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Books

WHY GO THERE? — A New Travel Book: You can’t go there in person now, but you can travel in your armchair to 19 interesting countries in Carole J. Gariepy’s book “Why Go There?” She introduces each country with her reason for wanting to go there and then tells about the trip, always seeking to learn about the culture and history. 200 photos really bring the places to life. Adventure travel with Carole and her husband, Gerry, to Easter Island, Chile, Japan, Poland, Greece, Estonia, San Blas Islands and more — you can check it out at amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. 920