Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Celebrate Christmas in July!

This year celebrate with the people most important in your life and share unprecedented savings on year-end travel from Abercrombie & Kent. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in Jordan. Spend Christmas in the picture postcard alpine setting of Bariloche. Set off into the wilds of Botswana on a safari adventure. Photograph your own “March of the Penguins” in Antarctica. Inaugurate a new tradition in your family and save up to 30% on select holiday season departures.

Savings on eleven different itineraries for travel in December range from $1,110 to $4,100 per person when you book by July 31, 2009. Choose from small group escorted departures or Signature itineraries with a private guide.

For a full list of participating trips and to book your own holiday experience, please visit www.abercrombieandkent.com

Friday, June 26, 2009


Greenough Montana is getting a little greener this summer as The Resort at Paws Up announces its partnership with ClearSky Climate Solutions and offers guests carbon neutral vacations without trimming the comfort. Through the resort’s new iPreserve program, Paws Up has made several major commitments to better the environment – further establishing themselves as true stewards of sustainability. Already a conservator of land, Paws Up can now add becoming the country’s first carbon neutral resort to its list of amenities.

Paws Up has implemented additional activities on its path toward achieving climate neutrality by announcing the launch of their iPreserve green program. Activities under this program include: measuring energy waste with an annual assessment of the resort’s carbon footprint; mitigating resort activities by investing in forestry and rangeland projects; the purchase of 18 Miles Electric cars for guests and a school bus to shuttle staff to and from work; and the launch of “Greenough farms,” an on-site organic garden and chicken coop to provide “farm-to-table” sustainable dining. For more information on the resort’s program, click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tee 4 Free @ Keystone

Golfing enthusiasts and those looking to learn to tee off can rejoice and save this summer with the “Stay & Play” package at Keystone, Colorado. With “Stay & Play” guests receive two rounds of golf at Keystone’s acclaimed Ranch Course completely free with their hotel stay.

Rates for the “Stay & Play” package start at $143 per night based on double occupancy. This offer is valid for travel June 26 through September 7, 2009. Other lodging options are also available. Guests taking advantage of this package also get a complimentary Adventure Passport packed full of activities including fly-fishing and golf clinics, nature walks and more!

Package rates include lodging and two rounds of golf at the Keystone Ranch Course. This par-72 course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and follows the legendary links-style of a Scottish course on the front nine, while the back nine presents a traditional mountain valley layout. Impressive elevation changes, variable bunkers, and water hazards combine to challenge golfers of all levels at Keystone. The resort hosts special tee times for children so that golfing can be a family affair. Best of all, golf balls even go farther because of the altitude conditions!

After an exhilarating day, guests will love to enjoy some of Keystone’s numerous dining establishments, such as the Keystone Ranch restaurant, the Alpenglow Stube, and Ski Tip restaurant.

“Stay & Play” is based on availability and blackout dates apply. Taxes and resort fees are not included in the daily rates.

For more information about Keystone, visit www.keystoneresort.com or call 1-888-222-9298.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Rob Calder, a 32 year old bagpiper from Edinburgh, is busking his away across the United States for charity. Calder will spend six weeks playing his bagpipes from coast to coast, rain or shine, relying on the kindness of locals and people of Scots decent to host him along the way. He will also offer a piping performance for room and board or a charitable donation.

Mr. Calder arrived in New York June 9, and made his first $67 on the corner of 47th and 5th. He hopes to earn a minimum of $5,000 for Ecas, an organization directed by his mother that lends help and support to Edinburgh's physically disabled. Friday he heads to Pennsylvania followed by Washington DC, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and Colorado before finishing his trip in California in late July.

Mr. Calder is one of many volunteering for charitable causes in lieu of unemployment. After losing his job he was inspired by Scotland’s Homecoming year to invest his compensation package and free time in travel while raising money for charity.

Glasgow born, he calls himself the Bagpipe Busker. A friend built the site for him and he’s funding this himself. Calder's planned itinerary, blog and information on how to make a donation can be found at www.bagpipebusker.com.

When asked what he hopes to accomplish, Calder replied “I’d like to earn as much as I can for Ecas, and I’ll also try to raise awareness about Scotland, Glasgow and the World Pipe Band Championships in August to thank them for being amongst the first to support me with a donation to the cause.”

Check out the Bagpipe Busker on the TODAY Show, click here.


I recently visited the resort at Grande Lakes Orlando to experience the Grande Lakes Adventure Course - and it certainly lived up to its name! This multi-level structure consists of poles, cables, and platforms with 25 unique traversing and climbing elements. 

Check out our video on YouTube by clicking here.

More exciting LDPR team videos are on the way!

Jason Coletta, Account Supervisor
Laura Davidson Public Relations

Friday, June 5, 2009

Scotland takes you through the wilderness...

Photo courtesy of Scottish Viewpoint

Scotland has always been known for being “green.” The home of golf boasts more than 550 courses (more courses per head of population than in any other country!); many of which are the most famous in the world, renowned for their playability and celebrated for their picturesque greens. Now Wilderness Scotland, an award-winning adventure travel and ecotourism company, is giving eco-conscious travelers another way to go “green.” With these small group tours, travelers can hike, canoe, sail, and sea kayak throughout the Scottish Highlands with minimal impact, enjoying local wild food during campfire cookouts along the way.

Named “Best Green Tour Operator” at the World Travel Awards and one of National Geographic’s best adventure travel companies, Wilderness Scotland also offsets 110 percent of their emissions with a donation to Climate Care. Highlights include sea kayaking the Hebrides and taking a walking tour of the Orkney Isles.

Bookings this year will coincide with Homecoming Scotland 2009, a year-long celebration of festivals, events, and special offerings in honor of the 250th anniversary of poet Robert Burns. www.homecomingscotland.com.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Montréal's "Fab Five" - The Insiders...

Tourisme Montréal combines the best of both worlds with their five “Insiders”, Montréalers who show visitors what’s hot and happening throughout the city in the world of arts and culture, epicurean life, gay life, nightlife and girls’ getaways.

Click here to see their blogs and click here to see their videos!

Monday, June 1, 2009


The Fairmont Royal York hotel turns 80 on June 11, 2009. This year, she has decided to give a gift on her birthday and offer rates reminiscent of days past, by offering guests their second night’s stay (on all regular leisure rates) at a reduced commemorative Royal York 80th Anniversary Rate of $80 (excluding taxes) from June 4 through to June 11, 2009.

For more information, click here.


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