USA’S #1 WOMEN’S TRAVEL EXPERT SAYS IT’S NEVER TO LATE TO PLAN A COOL SUMMER TRIP
SHOW YOUR VIEWERS GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE
Talk To Marybeth Bond, “The Gutsy Traveler,” As She Explains How To Name Your Price For Many Vacations
Travel Expert, Marybeth Bond is known as “The Gutsy Traveler” for her willingness to try new vacation adventures, but also because she knows how to negotiate a great travel deal. The author of 11 best-selling travel books is shared some great travel ideas that ONLY the #1 women’s travel expert would know. Marybeth will also share some unique vacation adventures for girlfriend getaways that will entertain and frankly surprise your viewers and listeners. For the truly “gutsy” traveler, who waits until late Memorial to start planning their vacations, find out why waiting until the last minute can actually save you some money if you’re willing to negotiate.
- LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Why many vacation spots allow you to name your price
- DISCOVER AMERICA—Park assist program to help find American-made vacations
- ISLAND FUN IN THE SUN—Special deals that make the Caribbean affordable
Bond is the nation’s preeminent expert on women travel. She is the award-winning author-editor of 11 books. Marybeth has hiked, cycled, climbed, dived and kayaked her way through more than seventy countries around the world. She was a featured guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Marybeth has appeared on CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, National Public Radio and National Geographic Weekend.
BEST EXOTIC VACATION SPOT
St. Lucia rocks this summer, and it is my best pick. I say St. Lucia rocks, because as temperatures rise, hotel fares in Saint Lucia take a dip with free nights and savings of up to 50 percent off room rates with the “Saint Lucia Rocks This Summer” promotion. Families have multiple activities to choose from including ziplining through the rain forest, snorkeling in the Caribbean waters, playing in the mud at the Sulphur Springs mud baths, or just relaxing on the beach. Windjammer Landing, Coconut Bay or the Sugar Beach Viceroy resort are amazing, and during July the St. Lucian Carnival Celebration is a great way to enjoy the culture. There’s plenty of info at SaintLuciaNow.com.
For More Information Visit: www.StLuciaNow.com
SUGGESTIONS FOR VACATIONING CLOSER TO HOME
This year, National Parks are celebrating the 100th Anniversary and vacationers are heading to the mountains; so people will be doing a lot of driving and my friends at Ford asked me to remind everyone to avoid stress, be safe, map out your trip in advance and never leave pets or kids in a hot car alone, even for a minute. You can make the trip less stressful and more enjoyable by using whatever smart features are in your car. In the new Ford Edge you can Enhanced Park Assist which can help you parallel parking and even perpendicular park with “look ma no hands” ease. It’s amazing. You control the gas and brake, while the car steers itself into that tight spot. Take the safety approach this summer.
For More Information Visit: www.Ford.com
HOW TO CHOOSE A GUTSY TRAVEL ADVENTURE
A great place to start planning is with REI Adventures is the recognized leader in guided active travel. And right now, through May 25th, REI Adventures has a great deal. You can save $800 on their Machu Picchu Lodge Trek trip to the Sacred Valley and Lares. Or, explore America’s National Parks through one of their 35 trips to 16 parks. I love this because REI is donating 10% of the every trip to the National Park Foundation to celebrate the centennial. With REI, you can choose from more than 150 unique itineraries in 40 countries. Bike Vietnam or the Portugal coast, trek the Inca Trail, backpack in the Grand Canyon, or hike the Mont Blanc. I challenge you to become a Gutsy Traveler, too!
For More Information Visit: www.REI.com/Adventures
FUN TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS
Obviously I love adventure, but some of my girlfriends aren’t as daring as others. What’s interesting is that Hilton conducted a survey to see who plans to take advantage of our country’s National Parks this summer, and like my girlfriends, nearly 60% agree that they would be more interested in vacationing at a National Park if they were able to stay at a hotel. My girlfriends would love to visit a Park, especially if they can stay in a nearby Hilton. So this summer take in everything that nature has to offer during the day with the luxury of having a comfy bed to sleep in at night. Plus, Hilton makes booking a national park adventure easy with their site HiltonGetaways.com.
For More Information Visit: www.HiltonGetaway.com