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Special Offers

These offers are a special benefit for our Travel and Transitions readers. Use these money-saving offers from travel suppliers and other providers. Get discounts on anything from accommodation providers to flight, package holiday offers and apartment booking services, spas, diving centres, yacht charters, bicycle holidays, cross-country and mountain-biking centres, dogsledding or parachuting schools or even dental vacations (i.e. you can get your teeth fixed during a vacation).

Locations include world-wide booking services as well as a diversity of specific places in the United States (Hawaii, Las Vegas, Colorado, New York State), Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland), Mexico, the Caribean, Spain, other Mediterranean countries and Australia.

Textronics Communications is, as you know, my full-time business (the one that keeps me from traveling full-time...), and we provide professional language services from and into all languages. We handle all subject matters, i.e. technical, legal, medical, scientific, financial, marketing and other expert topics. We only work with highly qualified and experienced language experts and negotiate the absolute best rates for our clients. Our readers at Travel and Transitions enjoy special rates with us for their language service needs. You will get a special Travel and Transitions 20% introductory discount on your first translation project if you submit this page. Visit us at www.textronics.com for further information.
 
Pink Jeep Tours Sedona

A great way to enjoy the amazing scenery of Arizona.

 
Golf in Portugal

Choose from the top golfing holiday venues in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

 

G.A.P Adventures
Adventure travel is often undertaken as an individual or personal journey. At G.A.P Adventures we understand this mindset, it inspired the formation of our company 14 years ago and it remains at the heart of our adventure philosophy today.

G.A.P Adventures operates small group adventures, safaris and expeditions to all 7 continents. Our focus is on culture, wildlife and active travel, with a strong commitment to sustainable tourism. Small international groups, excellent guides, delicious local cuisine, varied and interesting transportation, special destinations and charming local accommodation, all come together to create an authentic adventure experience.

We’re pleased to offer Travel and Transition readers $25 off any G.A.P Adventure tour booked via our website (simply mention the Travel and Transition $25 discount in our online booking form's “comments” field). This offer will be valid until October 31, 2006.

Steve Clifford | Web Marketing, G.A.P Adventures
Worldwide Small Group Adventures, Safaris & Expeditions
355 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto, ON, Canada M4P 1M5
416 260 0999 | 1 800 465 5600 | fax 416 260 1888
steve@gap.ca | www.gapadventures.com
1000 Adventures * 100 Countries * 1 World for the New Traveller

** Book online at www.gapadventures.com - the quickest and easiest way to search for trips, check availability, review pricing, and book your space! **

 
Ocean Quest is a PADI 5 Star Diving Centre in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, Canada, providing Diving Services, SCUBA Training, Nature & Pleasure Tours and Luxury Accommodation. Ocean Quest operate a 38ft hardboat and 23ft RHIB and diving focuses on the Bell Island Wrecks, 4 large, intact ore carriers sunk by German U-Boats in 1942 which are rapidly finding their way on to divers’ gotta do lists! An abundance of marine life and easily accessible shore sites enhance the diving experience in the area. The Ocean Quest 4 ½ Star Lodge accommodates 12 and the Dive Shop offers equipment, rentals and repairs. Visit www.oceanquestcharters.com for current package prices and receive an additional 5% discount for booking via Travel and Transitions. Print this offer, submit it to us when booking and take advantage of an extra 5% discount.
 
Coastal Vacations is a travel program that offers discounted domestic & international vacation packages. The packages come with various destinations like Las Vegas, Hawaii, Disney Land and also places like London, Paris, Greece, Australia and many more. The packages include Carnival Cruises and a combination of 20 membership cards. The cards allow you to save on more than travel, you save on golf, theme parks, fine dinning, hotels, condos, cruises, car rental and more. Coastal Vacations is the perfect solution if you enjoy traveling because you can take many vacations for the price of ONE! Visit us today to get a FREE Digital Camera & other great bonuses for Travel and Transitions readers with your order. www.MyTravelPack.com
 
Rio Frio Holidays are based in Southern Spain, where they provide holiday
accommodation and multi-activity holidays for everyone, especially
families. They also specialise in providing training camps for cyclists,
runners, tri-athletes and adventure racers of all standards. Guided and unguided mountain biking, road cycling, running, hiking and power-walking routes are available, together with vehicle back-up, massage therapy, personal training, nutritional advice, childcare facilities and much more! Anyone booking and quoting www.travelandtransitions.com is entitled to a 10% discount on accommodation prices. In addition, anyone booking 3 or more days of guided hiking or cycling is entitled to a free relaxing or remedial massage. Just print this page and submit it to us when booking.
www.rio-frio.com
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Sea Mountain Spa And Inn Las Vegas - the ultimate zen retreat - the top-ranked adults-only spa in the USA as ranked by MSN welcomes you to a special private retreat and spa with overnight stays. Offering you a 24 hour dance club, clothing optional pools and spas that are open all evening. Travel and Transitions readers get a $50 discount and VIP bookings when presenting this page. Come and visit one of the world's most exclusive romantic bed and breakfast spa retreats - indulge your senses.
 
Click2Hawaii is the Hawaii Travel website that lets you design your own adventure. We bring you the tools you need to book your own discounted air, hotel and rental car in Hawaii. Buy only what you need with our easy-to-use booking engine, and don't forget to click the Specials tab for the latest in fantastic deals in Hawaii. Current specials include Air to Honolulu from Los Angeles for $299 or 6 days in Waikiki WITH AIR from $612! Why wait? Go to www.click2Hawaii.com now and do Hawaii your way!
 
UNLIMITED LIFETIME Wholesale VACATIONS on SALE until July 15th!
Reg Price $1320/ NOW $670 Premier Reg $4,040/NOW $1990 - only for Travel and Transitions readers.
Visit http://wholesaletravel4u.tripod.com for package(s) info.
PayPal/CC users send to TrinityEnterprises@hotmail.com for faster service and quote the Travel and Transitions special offer. Make sure you add your name and address to order. Others send Certified Checks USD and name and address to:

Trinity Enterprises
6 Forge Gate Dr #G2
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Overnight delivery is advised. Questions? Call Lynda Pellegrino 914-645-3202

 
Ryde Cottage Bed and Breakfast, just 10 minutes east of Gravenhurst, gracing the shores of scenic Ryde Lake in beautiful Muskoka, Ontario.

Louise and Ivan Speicher invite you their custom-built home which has been featured in the 'Communities in Bloom' garden tour for Gravenhurst. Our peaceful gardens and rustic trails throughout our 100 acres of pristine bushland feature a beaver pond, diverse wildlife and recreational trails on our doorstep. We have central air and central heating, featuring a wood-burning stove. Both our rooms are tastefully decorated with cherry wood floors, oriental rugs and four-poster pine beds. You’ll enjoy wonderful views of the butterfly garden and the Muskoka landscape.

Enjoy a full county breakfast served in our dining room overlooking beautiful Ryde Lake with farm fresh eggs, home baking,seasonal fruit, freshly brewed coffee or tea. Our rates are C$125.00 and C$100.00 per night respectively. Travel and Transitions readers will receive a special rate of 50% off the third night when booking three consecutive nights, so mention this advertisement when you make your reservation.

Louise and Ivan Speicher, Ryde Cottage Bed and Breakfast
P.O. Box 777, Gravenhurst, Ontario, P1P 1V1
Tel.: (705) 687-1475, Email : rydecottage@sympatico.ca
 
Welcome to German style atmosphere and traditional German cuisine in Gerda and Manfred’s 18th century home. Gerda's Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Parry Sound only 8 minutes on foot to Georgian Bay 's breathtaking shoreline. It is only minutes from parks, the fitness trail, historic train stations, the art gallery and Parry Sound's world class festivals and attractions and just two minutes away from downtown shops, museums, theatres, public library & churches.
Enjoy a restful night surrounded in the warmth and comfort of your private bedroom. There is a shared three piece bath with a luxuriously large tub off of the upstairs hallway, and a second storey balcony and screened-in porch to enjoy. We are open all year round and our prices are $85.00 per night based on double occupancy. Exclusively for Travel and Transitions’ readers we offer a free tea with cookies served in a lunch time in our wonderful Manfred's Garden filled with waterfalls, flowers, bathing birds and calming Koi. Please mention this advertisement to enjoy your free offer.

Gerda and Manfred Molzahn
72 Gibson Street, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, P2A 1X3
Email: gerdasb.b@sympatico.ca

 
Jean and Ed invite you to stay at their Pandke's Place Killarney Cottage, which is located on the water, overlooking Killarney Channel with 120 feet of dockage, in the village of Killarney, Ontario, Canada on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron. The Killarney area has plenty of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snow mobiling, and boating. Killarney Provincial Park is within 6 km. The town's sandy beach is a 5 minute drive. Jean and Ed have two bedrooms with two twin beds, and one bedroom with a double bed, two-piece washroom in each bedroom, shower and whirlpool bath on each floor, satellite TV and laundry facilities. They have a very special offer for Travel and Transitions readers: You will pay only
C$ 80.00 per night (tax included)
. Come and enjoy the Firemen's Fish Fry during the last weekend in July. Please mention this advertisement when you make your reservation.

Jean and Ed Pandke
Pandke's Place Killarney Cottage
35 Channel Street, Killarney, Ontario, Canada, P0M 2A0
Tel: 705-287-1096
Email: jpandke@sympatico.ca

 

Bellhaven Bed and Breakfast on Lake Muskoka offers a panoramic view of
the lake from its extensive deck and great room. A separate guest sitting
room with fireplac overlooks terraced gardens and the lake. This year round B&B offers cross country skiing & snowshoeing, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hiking or just relaxing on the deck or our private dock. We offer two rooms, the Forest Room with queen ensuite or the Garden Room with its twins or king bed and four piece private bath.

A gourmet breakfast is served in the morning room or on the deck(weather permitting). Hosted 2004 media
tour of Muskoka B&B's. Minutes from Port Carling & Bala, golf, dining,
cranberry marsh and winery.

Travel and Transitions readers will receive ten dollars off the regular price for two nights or more if they present this page. Please call us at (705) 762-0938 or visit our website.

 
Ferndale On Pender B & B is set in a lovely well loved garden. Sit on our patio and enjoy our sea view. We are all about comfort, great breakfasts with farm eggs, home baking and warm atmosphere. We offer 2 king size bedrooms, both en suite and each with tea/coffee machines for your convenience.

Situated on North Pender, five minutes walk from the Thieves Bay Marina where you can watch the Orca whales come into the bay. Hike up one of our many beautiful trails and watch the deer and Bald headed eagles or play a round of golf on a 9 hole golf course. Visit the winery, go kayaking or island hop. Our island is rural and tranquil and great getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Only 2 hours on the ferry from Vancouver and 40 minutes from Victoria.

Rates are $115.00 per night year round. Special offer to Travel and Transitions members: 10% off accommodation in addition to booking for 2 nights I offer a free reflexology treatment in our tranquil treatment room. When booking refer to Travel and Transitions. See our website: gulfislandsguide.com/accommodation/Ferndale on Pender B&B.
Hostess Carol Hoffmann's aim is to spoil you and ensure you have a relaxing and pleasant stay.

 
Quebec City Bicycle Touring Special

Stay in One Location in Quebec City and Bicycle for up to a Week at Your Own Pace. We provide reservations for accommodation to meet your requirements and complete directions and maps so that you can bicycle around Quebec City, to Levis and cross by ferry to return, to Montmorency Falls and Ille d'Orleans or in several directions into the countryside. Enjoy the "joie de vivre" of the bars, sidewalk cafes and restaurants of historic Quebec City and all of the days of bicycling that you want. The cost of the accommodation and bike rentals (if required) is extra. Special for Travel and Transitions $89.00. Contact by e mail info@bikeontours.on.ca. Visit our web site www.bikeontours.on.ca

Howard Pulver - Manager
www.BikeOnTours.on.ca On The Web Since 1996
75 Thornton Avenue, London ON Canada N5Y 2Y4
 

Parachute School of Toronto Limited offers both Solo and Tandem jumps for first-time jumpers.

Training for a Solo jump is four to five hours long, and weather
permitting, you jump the same day. You ride up in the plane with an instructor, but get out by yourself, with your main parachute activated automatically.

Training for the Tandem jump is only about half an hour, as you spend the
whole ride harnessed to your instructor. The two of you ride up together
and do a freefall skydive for 30 seconds or more. Your instructor activated
the parachute, and the two of you ride it down together.

We're located just 40 minutes north of Toronto in Baldwin (just northeast
of Newmarket).

We have special group rates available for Solo jumps: 5 or more get 5%
off, 10 or more 10%, 15 - 15%, and 20 - 20%.


Contact info: www.parachuteschool.com., email: info@parachuteschool.com
Tel. 1-800-DO-1-JUMP (1-800-361-5867)
Local no.: (905) 722-6602 or (905) 5252

 

Singing Dogs-Dog Sled Adventures
Wiarton, Ontario

Learn to drive a team of spirited sled dogs. Our guides will teach you the necessary skills to make this a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. Our dogs are friendly and eager to please. The trails are beautiful and diverse. Enjoy lunch cooked over a campfire in the great Canadian outdoors. Spend a night in one of our private log cabins nestled in amongst the trees at the lake front. Have breakfast in our 130 year old settlers log home. All tours are hands on and geared to your own level of ability. Canadian winter eco-tourism at its best! 5 1/2 hours from Detroit. 2 1/2 hours from Toronto. 5% discount for the immersion tour for Travel and Transitions readers.

Located between Owen Sound and Wiarton on Mountain Lake
Link to the map: www.singingdogs.ca/location.htm
Tel: Richard or Cynthia at 519-534-4160

 
SKI FOR LIFE, renowned for a relaxing approach to introducing or improving the skills of the exhilarating sport of cross country skiiing offers discounts for our one hour lessons in Southwestern Ontario, half day outings at Pinehurst Lake, near Cambridge, or full day package at Wit's End B&B near Gravenhurst.We provide all necessary equipment and a proven,fun and games approach on non-threatening terrain, suitable for ages 8 to 80! Additional info on our website www.skiforlife.net .
Discounts through Travel and Transitions:
$1.00 on single hour lesson
$2.50 on half day sessions near Cambridge
$5.00 on full day package near Gravenhurst

Contact Ski For Life originators& instructors Dan & Joan Mahony at
519-842-4652.
 
Hardwood Hills Mountain Bike Centre
Come enjoy beautiful, rolling trails through hardwood and pine forests for mountain biking, hiking, walking or running. In addition to our 30 km of rolling double track trails, we have an additional 50 km of challenging single track trails designed just for mountain biking. In addition to our trail network, our facilities include a bike accessory and clothing retail shop, a service centre, rental bikes, Trails End Cafe, outdoor picnic areas, outdoor bike wash and outdoor and indoor showers. We offer camps and clinics for all levels of riders and a special event each month. We are located just an hour drive north of Toronto, using exit number 111 off Hwy 400. Please visit our web site for more information: www.hardwoodhills.ca

Mountain Bike Offer - valid until October 31, 2005
Two for One Mountain Biking for Travel and Transitions Readers. Purchase one facility pass and receive a second of equal or lesser value at no charge.
--
Kimberly Viney
Owner, Hardwood Hills
(705) 487-3775
kim@hardwoodhills.ca

 
Lost Paddle Rafting on the Arkansas River in Cañon City Colorado offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day overnight river trips for all ages and ability levels! Join us for an unforgettable trip down the Arkansas River! Reserve your trip with us and receive a 10% discount for Travel and Transitions Readers good for the 2005 rafting season! Visit us on the web www.lostpaddlerafting.com or call today to reserve your trip 1-866-66-7238.

See You On The River!

James Wick, Director of Operations
Lost Paddle Rafting Inc., 1420 Royal Gorge Blvd.
Cañon City,Colorado 81212 - Tel. (719)275-0884
 

Stay, See & Savor Buffalo, NY at the Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo-Downtown!
Hampton Inn & Suites has partnered with world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery to offer you a special Weekend Getaway Package. For only $159 USD plus tax you receive:
-Overnight accommodations for two at the award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo
-Admission for 2 to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
-$25 dining voucher for The Garden Restaurant at Albright-Knox
-Receive an exclusive Albright-Knox Art Gallery gift upon arrival at the hotel

The hotel is located in the heart of Buffalo’s entertainment district, walking distance to restaurants, nightclubs, theatres and more. The Hampton Inn & Suites features a complimentary On the House™ hot breakfast each morning, an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, free on-site parking, and complimentary high-speed Internet access.

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo-Downtown
Tel. (716) 855-2223

 

Boranup Forest Retreat, near Margaret River is situated on 20 acres surrounded by National Forest and close to unique beaches. Surrounded by world-class wineries and restaurants, the magic of the south-west of Australia is unforgettable. Whale-watching, surfing or canoeing on the Blackwood River are just some of the experiences to make your stay a magic experience, not to mention the majestic caves of the area. The rugged coast-line and history of this area may be interesting, but the dolphins surfing where the Southern and Indian Oceans meet or stroking the stingrays in Hamelin Bay will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Relax as you enjoy a game of snooker in the lounge of the luxury Boranup Lodge, with its huge bay window overlooking the forest or sip a glass of wine in front of the wood-burning stove which heats the whole Lodge. Experience the wonderful bird-life of the forest or watch the kangaroos or emus passing through the retreat, as you enjoy a BBQ. Watch a sunset while the children enjoy the swing/gym set. Enjoy a sauna, before you sip champagne,bb as you enjoy a spa overlooking the forest or lie back and stare at the stars of the amazingly clear night sky.

Sleeping up to 6 and surrounded by bush and Karri trees, Boranup spa chalets are furnished in beautiful Marri, Jarrah. Or sheoak furniture from the local area. All have fully-equipped kitchens with microwaves and dishwashers, a slow combustion wood heater, colour TV/DVD and CD player..

Specials for Travel and Transitions Readers:
- Stay three nights mid-week in a Spa chalet for $495 (Max four guests)
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Lodge mid-week specials $45pp/pn (min four guests. Sleeps 6-16)
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Stay four nights mid-week, stay fifth night free.

The Lodge is a wonderful venue for weddings or birthday parties.
Ring Sheila on 61 (8) 9296 7359 or (61) 404 895 901
www.boranupforestretreat.com.au Email: info@boranupforestretreat.com.au

 
Mexican Dental Vacation is the first dental clinic in Mexico that caters to the American and Canadian customer. Our dentists speak English, and we pay for the cost of their continuing education. We are right on the beach, in Mazatlan. We are also the only dental office that has a Canadian dentist on our staff, to oversee the quality and training of our dentists, and makes sure our office runs just like a US clinic. Our prices are at least 50% less than in the US or Canada, but our quality is on par, or better than the US.

We are a full-service dental clinic, and we offer fillings, dentures, inlays, onlays, crowns, Bridges, veneers, root canals, and our specialty,dental implants. A complete dental implant Can cost over $4000 in the US, and we can do them for $1600. The money you save will pay for your vacation!
Exclusively for Travel and Transitions readers: We will pick you up and take you back to the Airport.

Tel: toll-free, US and Canada 1-877-798-2770
011-52-669-981-8236, 1-780-701-2507
Mexican Dental Vacation
Olas Altas #1
Centro Historico
Mazatlan, Sinaloa
82000 Mexico

 

Deep Sea Travel, LLC is a full service travel agency that specializes in cruise and adventure travel. In house adventure specialties include SCUBA, Skiing and Backpacking adventures. I am a certified NAUI Divemaster that, when combined with my travel expertise, offers my SCUBA clients a well planned dive vacation.

I personally work with each traveler to develop their own unique travel itinerary. Visit my website at www.DeepSeaTravel.com for more information or call 610-269-8997. Travel and Transition readers should mention this ad to receive $25 off any new 7-day dive vacation.

 
This Mar Menor beach side apartment with cool/warm air conditioning in a holiday complex in Playa Honda, Costa Calida, Spain, sleeps 7 and Murcia Airport is 20 minutes away. There are indoor, outdoor and children's pools, sauna, Jacuzzi and gymnasium. View availability, booking/requests, local information on bars, restaurants, beaches, golf, water sport, cycling, horse riding etceteras with good links for further information.

Mar Menor weather is mild; it’s ideal for summer and winter holidays. The area is sheltered by hills and mountains making this a kind of micro climate. As a result the region enjoys sunshine for over 320 days per year. The summer temperatures rarely fall below 30C, winter averages around 17C.

10% discount for enquiries through Travel and Transitions.

Apartment, Verde Mar III Holiday Complex, Playa Honda Beach, La Manga, Murcia, Spain. Please contact Don & Carole Hughes:
http://www.verdemar3.co.uk/index.htm
info@verdemar3.co.uk

 
DY Charters is a yacht charter broker with access to more then 1000 yachts worldwide. Get all the independent expert advice you need to make your next sailing vacation, catamaran charter or motor yacht trip, fully crewed or bareboat, in the Caribbean, Greece, or elsewhere an unforgettable experience. We offer a 5% discount on all bookings and even up to 15% for selected yachts for Travel and Transition readers.

Contact us at dycharters@aol.com or at tel. 340-690-4315
DY Charters, Curt Dieterle
7260 Sea Cliff #10
St. Thomas, 00802 US Virgin Islands
www.discountyachtcharters.com or www.sailing-vacations.blogspot.com

 
The Apartment Service is a booking agent for worldwide serviced apartments. We have been successfully operating for 24 years now. We offer luxury serviced apartments with maid service with minimum stays from 1 night onwards. The Apartment Service has now developed a booking engine, which enables our worldwide clients to book serviced apartments in selected cities worldwide 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We are pleased to offer readers of Travel and Transitions a discount of 5% for bookings made online via our booking engine, which can be found here: http://www.apartmentservice.com/booking-engine.htm

Please note that bookings will have to be made in the following format:
On the online booking form in "Customer Information", please add the following after the last name: (TAT2005), this will ensure that the 5% is deducted from the rate displayed.

Bard Vos
Marketing Executive - The Apartment Service
e-mail: allocations@apartment.co.uk
 

To all Travel and Transition readers I would like to introduce you to a
special introductory offer of £5.00 for a new Spanish audio CD. "Spanish
Fun"
has been designed to help both visitors to the country and learners of
the language.

The CD has been compiled into seven chapters. Each one covers the basic essentials of the Spanish language. The useful vocabulary can be an aid to revision in schools or in daily coversation when visiting the country. If you are interested in this great offer take advantage now and contact the following e-mail address at: laura_beth1@hotmail.com. For more information visit our website: www.spanishfun.bravehost.com

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