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A 10-day Lindblad Expedition/National Geographic Trip for Two to the Galápagos Islands
This voyage offers all the hallmarks of a signature Lindblad Expedition, including five onboard Naturalist Guides. Join them on hikes, Zodiac rides, or the ship’s deck during a thrilling wildlife encounter. Swim and snorkel with playful sea lions, penguins and sea turtles. Visit pristine islands and walk among colonies of animals and birds unfazed by humans. Observe rare giant tortoises in their natural habitat, and learn how to capture all the perfect moments and wildlife sightings with the Lindblad/National Geographic certified photographer aboard every voyage.One category 2 cabin for two for a departure between March 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012. Final departure date based upon availability by Lindblad Expeditions. Confirmation is given 45 days prior to sailing. Does not include international or internal airfare, and items of a personal nature such as alcohol or gifts, passport expenses, extensions or gratuities to the crew.
A Week for Two at the World Famous Rancho La Puerta Spa and Resort
Enjoy a one-week stay for two at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa, just voted “World’s Best Destination Spa” by readers of Travel +Leisure magazine. Located 45 miles southeast of San Diego, the resort rests in the embrace of sacred Mt. Kuchumaa’s foothills. A fitness program led by a team of expert instructors feature more than 60 different classes per week including yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, strength and conditioning, NIA, Fit Ball and water aerobics. The spa’s own organic farm provides fruits and vegetables for the freshest meals possible. A new culinary center, La Cocina Que Canta (“The Kitchen That Sings”) offers hands-on classes, a cookbooklibrary, and gift shop. Personal services at the spa’s three health centers include a wide range of massages, facials, herbal wraps, and body treatments. Evening program feature noted speakers, authors, adventurers and other luminaries. Valid until February, 2013.Value: $7,500
Six Days for Fifteen Guests on a Private Luxury Yacht on the Sea of Cortés July 6 ~ 12, 2011
Depart from La Paz and spend six glorious days on the Sea of Cortés during the absolute height of the fishing season. The El Regalo yacht features six staterooms, including three with king beds, six bathrooms, and can accommodate 15 guests. This once-in-a-lifetime cruise includes crew, fuel, food and beverages. Does not include international or internal airfare, and items of a personal nature such as alcohol or gifts, passport expenses, extensions or gratuities to the crew.Value: $15,000
Own a Piece of All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals
A pair of stunning Tahitian South Sea black pearl Orbit8 earrings from Atelier Marisa ~just like the pair owned by exhibition curator Elise Misiorowski and featured in the exhibition. This uniquely wearable (patented) way of combining gem stone spheres, highlighted by brilliant diamonds and precious gems, features 13.2mm pearls and a diamond arc of 0.68 cts. Described as, “…a circlet of stars illuminating a solitary planet elegantly expressed in an exquisite piece of fine jewelry” these earrings are, “Celestial in design, sophisticated in concept…and boldly feminine” How can you resist?Value: $4,000
Private Dinner for 10 prepared by Le Cordon Bleu Chef Michael Reese, C. B.
Private Chef Michael Reese, C.B. is one of the most sought-after private chefs in the country. After graduating from the highly respected Le Cordon Bleu London Culinary Arts School, Michael spent 20 years in the US and Europe providing the finest food and wine to restaurants, castle hotels, and private estates. This chef to the billionaires can be your private chef for an unforgettable evening in your home for you and your guests. Chef Michael is a culinary artist who never creates the same menu twice. Each of the five courses will be paired with wines from a private cellar. Dinner must be redeemed in 2011. Additional guests may be accommodated by separate agreement.Value: $2,000
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