September 16, 2010

Top 5 Golf Trips by Private Charter

As any seasoned golf player could tell you, the only way to test your true ability as a golfer is to constantly challenge yourself.  And what better way to test your strengthens and weaknesses on the green than by traveling to some of the finest and most challenging golf courses in the country?  Luxury golf resort getaways are the best way to challenge your skills on award-winning golf courses while simultaneously enjoying the best that four-star hotels and spas have to offer. 

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During your next search for your perfect golf vacation destination, keep in mind that not every luxury golf resort is the same. Some golf resorts offer challenging wind-swept courses while others feature elevated greens surrounded by mountainous terrain.  Also keep in mind that no matter which luxury golf resort you choose, the safest and most convenient way to travel to your destination is by private jet charter. 

 

Private jet charters to luxury golf destinations afford you the ability to travel directly to and from your golf resort destination without the inconvenience of traveling through large, metropolitan airports.  In the past, Stratos Jet Charters has provided air charter service to and from luxury golf resorts for a number of our golf player clients.  We have access to several aircraft that have a large cargo capacity that can safely transport you and your golf clubs to your resort destination on the safest and most luxurious aircraft in the industry.  To make your search even easier, we have provided you with a list of the top five golf resort destinations our clients have frequently named as their favorite.  We have also provided a brief description of each resort and recommended convenient airports and relevant aircraft for your next charter flight to any one of these destinations.  Enjoy!

 

#5 The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa; Carefree, Arizona

 

Situated in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, amongst various cacti and stunning rock formations, lies The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa. Figuring out what makes this luxury golf resort such a favorite amongst our clients was not much of a challenge, although the same can’t be said about their golf courses.  The Boulders Resort, located in the small town of Carefree, Arizona, offers seasoned and professional golf players a thrilling and challenging game with spectacular views in a warm, desert climate almost every day of the year.  But it’s not just the pleasant weather or two award-winning golf courses that make this resort so popular—it’s also the spa.  The Golden Door Spa, a 33,000-square-foot facility, offers a number of massages, therapeutic baths, and refreshing treatments, all with a unique desert flair.

 

Jet Charter Flights to The Boulders Resort are accessible through the Phoenix Deer Valley airport (KDVT) and Scottsdale Airport (KSDL)

 

Recommended Private Aircraft: King Air 350

 

#4 Pinehurst Resort; Pinehurst, North Carolina

 

When it comes to combining prestige and luxury with some of the finest golf courses in America, no golf resort does it better than the Pinehurst Resort.  Located in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the Pinehurst Resort was built in 1895 by soda fountain tycoon, James Tufts, and is now a historical landmark as well as a luxury golf resort.  Not only does this charming southern resort offer eight world-renowned golf courses, including the famous Championship Pinehurst No. 2, it also features three luxury hotels, a spa and an impressive array of sports and leisure facilities.  After a long day on the green, golfers can sip a cold class of iced-tea (called sweet tea in the South) at the 107-year-old Carolina Hotel or they can treat themselves to a relaxing “golfer’s massage” at the spa which specifically targets all the muscles used during golf. 

 

Air charter flights to the Pinehurst Resort are served by the Moore County Airport Information (KSOP)

 

Recommended Private Aircraft: Cessna Caravan

 

#3 Bandon Dunes Golf Resort; Bandon, Oregon  


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Breathtaking views, wind-swept terrain, four challenging courses—it’s no wonder Bandon Dunes is third place on our clients’ list when it comes to luxury golf resort destinations.  Perched on top of a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Bandon Dunes combines spectacular views of the rugged Oregon coastline with all natural links-style courses for a truly natural golf experience.  The four walking-only courses—Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and the new Old McDonald—are all susceptible to wind changes, offering a unique and challenging experience every time the course is played.  As for accommodations, the Bandon Dunes resort offers simple and comfortable lodging, from single rooms in The Lodge and Inn to large four-bedroom Grove Cottages.

 

Charter flights to the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort are serviced by the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (KOTH)

 

Recommended Private Aircraft: Challenger 604

 

#2 The Greenbier; White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

 

If your idea of the perfect golf resort destination involves rolling terrain, well-bunkered greens and panoramic views of the Allegheny Mountains, then look no further than The Greenbrier resort.  This luxury resort, nestled in the quiet countryside of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is home to three award-winning, 18-hole golf courses—The Meadows, The Old White and The Greenbrier—and is Stratos Jets clients’ second favorite luxury golf destination.  While the Greenbrier resort is well-known for its expertly-defined golf courses and magnificent scenery, the main attraction lies in the resort’s unique history.  Built in 1858, The Greenbrier plays an important role in both golf and American history, having hosted the likes of Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nick Faldo and Tom Watson.  In addition, the resort was home to a secret underground bunker during the Cold War era that was designed to protect the nation’s Congress in the event of a crisis. The bunker, hotel and White Sulphur Springs (located inside the hotel) are open to visitors year-round.

 

One-way and round-trip air charter flights to The Greenbrier are served by Greenbrier Valley Airport (KLWB)

 

Recommended Private Aircraft: Phenom 100

 

#1 The American Club; Sheboygan, Wisconsin

 

Really, is there any other course in America that can really truly rival the American Club’s spectacular wild beauty and signature links-style courses? Our clients’ answer? No.  It doesn’t come as a surprise to us that the host of this year’s PGA Championship, The American Club in Sheboygan Wisconsin, is also our clients’ favorite golf resort destination.  It’s really more of a surprise that the resort doesn’t have its own jetport.  Set against the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan, this world-famous resort is home to four Pete Dye-designed courses—two each at Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run—and an award-winning Kohler Waters luxury spa and resort.  All of the walking-only courses at the American Club were designed to mimic the ancient seaside links of the United Kingdom and Ireland to provide a truly natural and unique golf experience that will never be forgotten. 

 

Private jet rentals to Whistling Straits are accessible through the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (KSBM)

 

Recommended Private Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12

Posted by Jo Wilson on September 16, 2010 at 08:12 PM in Activities & Events, Recreation, Sports, Travel | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

September 08, 2010

Yellow Daisy Festival Expects Large Attendance

Consistently voted one of the top five arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event and winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and Events Association. Logo - YDF42-4cHumanaweb 


Yellow Daisy Festival by the Numbers: 200,000 expected attendees, 426 artists, 160,484 estimated miles traveled by artists to the festival, 77 metro Atlanta artists, 124 Georgia artists, 17 main-stage music performance, 1,750 festival T-shirts expected to be sold. (By Howard Pousner The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)


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June 16, 2010

Highway 1 with Kids

10 fabulous pit stops between Los Angeles and San Francisco

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Monterey: Even adults enjoy the gigantic Dennis the Menace Playground, 546 Dutra St. Imagine a wonderland of sunny climbing structures and slides, bridges, towers and an old train car, all with views of Monterey Bay. If this playground doesn't get the child in you all giddy, wander over to East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., (831) 373-5601, for nicely brewed organic lattes (or a microbrew, if you aren't driving), paninis and pumpkin bread.

Read the entire story here: http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-topten-20100613,0,2191188.story

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May 14, 2008

Salmon Fishing Excursions on Klamath and Smith Rivers

Despite the recent ban on ocean salmon fishing along the California west coast, North Coast Rivers in and around Redwood National and State Parks offer extensive river salmon fishing


ORICK, Calif. - May 12, 2008 - Redwood Adventures Tours, a division of Redwood Parks Lodge Company, today announced it is offering salmon fishing tours on the Klamath and Smith rivers, in and around the Redwood National and State Parks.

"With the recent restrictions of ocean salmon fishing, Redwood Adventures Tours is gearing up for a busy river-fishing season on some of California's most pristine rivers," said Grant Roden, general manager for Redwood Adventures Tours. "In addition to the king salmon uniquely available in the Klamath and Trinity rivers, Trinidad is also the only spot in California where the ocean floor is shallow enough for rockfish anglers to bottom fish with little chance of catching the prohibited yellow eye and canary rockfish."

The Redwood Adventures Tour's salmon fishing packages are designed to help area visitors experience salmon fishing in a way that best meets their interests and skill levels. Each tour includes any necessary supplies including boat, tackle and bait, meals and expert guides to ensure a unique and safe experience.

Available Salmon Fishing Tours include:

SalmonRiver Fishing
The North Coast is home to California's best fishing. With two major rivers to choose from, fully licensed, insured and Coast Guard certified Redwood Adventures fishing guides put anglers in the best position to catch the legendary fish.

Featured Rivers: Klamath and Smith Rivers
Length: 6 hrs
Price: $250 per person (Two person min.)
Available: Year-Round

Drift Boat Fishing
Whether a beginner or a pro, Redwood Adventures Tour guides provide the thrill of the catch from the silence and peace of a drift boat. Fully licensed, insured and Coast Guard certified fishing guides row the boat while tour participants sit back and enjoy fishing on the river.Salmon_fishing

Featured Rivers: Smith and upper/mid-Klamath
Full Day
Must have California fishing license (with proper stamps: salmon/steelhead)
Price:     $250 per person (Two person minimum)
Available: Year-Round
   
Jet Boat Fishing Tour
Enjoy fishing in comfort onboard a heated, all-weather jet boat. Run shallow rivers to some of the best fly-and spin-fishing spots in the state, led by a guide with 38 years of experience.

Featured River: Klamath
Full Day
Price:     $300 per person (Two person minimum)
Available: Summer and Fall

Ocean Bottom Fishing
This adventure is based out of the world-famous Trinidad Harbor with its abundance of fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. Fully licensed, insured and Coast Guard certified.

Price:    $500.00 - All-Day Private Boat Charter, up to four people
    $350.00 - Half-Day Private Boat Charter, up to four people
    $150.00 per person, All-Day Non-Private Boat Charter, up to four people
    $100.00 per person, Half-Day Non-Private Boat Charter, up to four people

Redwood Adventures is currently accepting reservations for its salmon and fresh water fishing tours. Reservations for August and September (prime time for salmon fishing) will fill quickly and first. To reserve a spot, please e-mail Grant Roden at [email protected].

For more information about Redwood Adventures Tours salmon fishing tours, please visit www.redwoodadventures.com.

About Redwood Adventures Tours
Redwood Adventures Tours, a division of Redwood Parks Lodge Company, is one of a few Redwood  companies permitted to conduct guided tours within the Redwood National and State Parks. Available tours range from one-hour orientation tours to customizable day tours and multi-night backcountry adventures. For more information or to book a tour please visit http://www.redwoodadventures.com/redwood-parks-tours.php or call 866-733-9637.

About Redwood Parks Lodge Company
Based in Orick, California and formed in 2002, Redwood Parks Lodge Company, Inc. is poised to become the leading lodging, hospitality and entertainment company serving outdoor lovers, vacationers, adventurers and travelers visiting the Redwood National and State Parks. The company owns approximately 68 acres of land on three parcels adjacent to or near the Redwood Parks system and bordered by Highway 101 in Orick.

The company's first phase development is completed, and it has totally refurbished six existing sawmill employee houses into luxurious, 1,200-square foot vacation cabins at Redwood Adventures Village, with each cabin featuring three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, a living room, an attached garage and more. Additionally, th e company has secured permission to conduct guided tours, hikes and excursions throughout Redwood Parks and Humboldt County, as well as hold special events/festival services within the parks system.

In the future, Redwood Parks Lodge Company plans to develop a luxury lodge, resort hotels/meeting centers, restaurants, stores and recreational facilities on its three properties adjacent to/surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks. For more information, please visit www.redwoodadventures.com, or call 866-733-9637.

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March 11, 2008

Native Guide Hawaii

Native Guide Hawaii, providing family friendly and educational private tours on the Big Island of Hawaii since 2003 is proud to announce the opening of their new online store!

Check out the Native Guide Hawaii General Store at: www.cafepress.com/nativeguideshop

Native_guide_6 Here you will find official Native Guide Hawaii logowear and unique items featuring Hawaiian birds and plants, lava images from Kilauea volcano, original art, and more!

Also, check out www.nativeguidehawaii.com or email [email protected] for more information about arranging an awesome private tour for you and your family and Native_guide_cave_6 friends. Native Guide Hawaii offers private tours to all the best places on the Big Island of Hawaii; Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the gorgeous Puna coast, Historic Hilo, Hamakua waterfalls, and stunning Waipio valley. Private birding and photography tours, too!

Native_guide_valcano_6 We are the tour company of choice for individual travelers, honeymooners, families, and anyone else seeking a deeper understanding of Hawaii's unique culture, history, geology, and biology.

Check us out. Native Guide Hawaii - Family friendly and educational... "it's time well spent!"

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November 27, 2007

Redwood Adventures Tours to Offer Fresh Water Fishing Tour Packages - Orick, CA

Redwood Adventures Tours invites anglers to experience fresh water fishing, spawning observation and culinary instruction in Northern California


ORICK, Calif. - Nov. 27, 2007 -
With the seasonal migration and spawning of local salmon and other fresh water fish, Redwood Parks Lodge Company today announced that its guided tours division, Redwood Adventure Tours, is now offering fresh water fishing, spawning observation and culinary instruction tour packages.

The Redwood Adventures Tours fresh water fish tour packages are designed to help area visitors experience the legendary fresh fish migration with a tour that best fits their own interests. Each tour includes any necessary supplies including boat, tackle and bait, meals and expert guides to ensure a unique and safe experience.

Logcabin "Northern California's renowned salmon migration brings anglers and nature enthusiasts from around the world right to our backyard." said John "Johnny Redwood" Russavage, chairman and CEO of Redwood Parks Lodge Company. "With the Smith, Klamath, Trinity, Mad, Van Duzen rivers and Redwood Creek all within a few miles of the Redwood Adventures Village, guests can take advantage of the migration with whatever tour best suites them. Whether visitors are avid anglers itching to pull in a big catch, families wanting to watch hundreds of fish make their way home to their birthplace or a budding chef interested in pairing local salmon with the best beer and wine - we have a tour that is perfect for everyone."

The following fresh water fish tours and instruction are now available:

Fresh Water Fishing Tour
Professional fishing guides lead visiting anglers out on one of several regional rivers to fish for Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silver) Salmon, Steelhead trout and Cutthroat trout. EachSalmon_fishing  tour begins at daybreak and lasts until late afternoon. While anglers are required to have their own current fishing license and permits, the tour includes a professional fishing guide, boat and all the necessary tackle and bait for the day.

Fishing tours are available year round and are $250 per person per day. The best months for fresh water fishing are October-March.
                  
Spawn Observation Tour
Redwood Adventures Tours spawn observation tours, lead by biologists and fishery experts, direct participants to a variety of locations to study the migration and spawning of wild salmon. In addition to watching this age old phenomenon, participants will learn about the history, habitat, ecology, cultural and historic importance of salmon on the north coast.

The spawn observation tour is available September-March. Tours can be scheduled in half and full day increments and start at $125 per person.    

Salmon Culinary Instruction
Salmon_dish Redwood Adventures Tours' expert chef shows visitors a variety of ways to prepare salmon, the most versatile fresh water fish when it comes to preparation. Participants learn traditional Yurok Indian stick-barbecue/smoking techniques and how to clean and cut salmon. In addition to incorporating local ingredients into the salmon dishes, participants will learn the art of pairing the perfect wine/beer to complete each meal.

The salmon culinary instruction is available year round and pricing depends on the season. Please call for more information.

"With the rain we have had received so far this year, our rivers are brimming with salmon and trout." Russavage explained. "Despite a report of a salmon shortage in the Bay Area, our Klamath Basin is full of fish and ready to support any and all anglers and area visitors."

Redwood Adventures Tours is located off Highway 101 at milepost 124 near Orick in Humboldt County, California on Valley Green Camp Road, approximately halfway between Portland, Oregon and San Francisco, California. The tour office is right next to Redwood National and State Parks' Elk Meadow recreation area in the Redwood Adventures Village.

About Redwood Adventures Tours
Redwood Adventures Tours, a division of Redwood Parks Lodge Company, is one of a fewRedwood_tours  companies permitted to conduct guided tours within the Redwood National and State Parks. Available tours range from one-hour orientation tours to customizable day tours and multi-night backcountry adventures. For more information or to book a tour please visit http://www.redwoodadventures.com/ or call 866-733-9637.

About Redwood Parks Lodge Company

Based in Orick, California and formed in 2002, Redwood Parks Lodge Company, Inc. is poised to become the leading lodging, hospitality and entertainment company serving outdoor lovers, vacationers, adventurers and travelers visiting the Redwood National and State Parks. The company owns approximately 68 acres of land on three parcels adjacent to or near the Redwood Parks system and bordered by Highway 101 in Orick.


The company's first phase development is completed, and it has totally refurbished six existing sawmill employee houses into luxurious, 1,200-square foot vacation cabins at Redwood Adventures Village, with each cabin featuring three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, a living room, an attached garage and more. Additionally, the company has secured permission to conduct guided tours, hikes and excursions throughout Redwood Parks and Humboldt County, as well as hold special events/festival services within the parks system.

In the future, Redwood Parks Lodge Company plans to develop a luxury lodge, resort hotels/meeting centers, restaurants, stores and recreational facilities on its three properties adjacent to/surrounded by Redwood National and State Parks. For more information, please visit http://www.redwoodparkslodge.com/ or http://www.redwoodadventures.com/, or call 866-733-9637.

Posted by Marsha Rhodes on November 27, 2007 at 09:46 AM in Attractions, Lodging, Recreation | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

July 17, 2007

Wholesale Masque Mart Cuts the Ribbon

Wholesale Masque Mart Cuts the Ribbon

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It’s a mask makers dream come true!  Rozani Designs brings original art masks to the wholesale market on a personalized scale.  Owner and costume designer, Rozani-Navas-Smith will cut the ribbon on a new location in Level Plains, Alabama.  This fun filled Masque Mart offers customers a real showroom in this local community, as well as website access. Culturally diverse, but made in America, Rozani’s production of specialty masks has contributed significantly to the cultural arts in the surrounding areas of Enterprise, Daleville and Ft. Rucker, Alabama for over 20 years. Now her creations are available nationwide.

Dragonduo_2 The stage is set for September, 2007 at Wilkins Industrial Park #2 in Level Plains, Alabama, where buyers are invited preview Rozani’s latest collections in a mask market fashion.  The Masque Mart welcomes merchants and performers alike to a one-on-one shopping experience in a bazaar-like setting.  The creative lineup goes beyond feathered fantasies and seasonal selections to include papier maché and Venetian accessories.   Keeping small, but true to the tradition of the masquerade, The Masque Mart strives to place these creations in specialized shops and performance stages both locally and nationally.

Year round mask making and demonstrations are free to customers!  Buyers can register now to view this season’s line up and inquire about the hands-on mask making workshops.  Appointments are available by calling (334) 393-3417.  Curious?  The Masque Mart is approximately a two-hour drive from Montgomery, AL, Ft. Walton and Panama City, FL.  What’s at your mask market?

Posted by Elayne on July 17, 2007 at 02:43 PM in Recreation | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

February 09, 2006

Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts of Oak Park IL

Masteryulogo_2 Master S.H. Yu Martial Arts of the Chicago area located in Oak Park, IL. Martial arts training by a Grand Master in Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Dangsudo, Judo, Hapkido, Aikido, and Farang-Do. Kumdo Sword training on Saturday. Classes six days per week for children, teens, men, and women are offered; as well as self-defense training.

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January 13, 2006

Nevada’s Best Adventures Begin Here

River  If you're looking for adventure in the Reno-Lake Tahoe, Nevada area, you will find that this is the right place. Whether your idea of adventure is high-speed exhilaration in the great outdoors, a trip back in time to the Wild West, or an elegant weekend getaway, Nevada Adventure Tours offers it all. They are committed to providing you the service and value to make your vacation experience unforgettable.

Posted by Elayne on January 13, 2006 at 10:44 AM in Recreation | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

November 21, 2005

Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, Morgantown, WV

Lakeview_resorts If you think that a great golf resort has to be expensive, prepare for a change of view. At Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, you don't have to spend a lot of money to be treated like a V.I.P. And that's why they are a favorite destination for vacationers and meeting planners alike. Their two championship golf courses, Lakeview and Mountainview, are unequalled for beauty, playability, and challenge. And when your round is over, you can kick back in the friendly and relaxed restaurants & lounges. Add to that - comfortable guestrooms, a fitness & sports complex, and the award winning Spa Roma, and you have all the makings of a truly memorable getaway. Visit them in the beautiful foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Morgantown, WV , and let the view change you.

In addition to the many activities offered at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa, the local area offers everything from architectural tours to white water rafting. The area is home to two Frank Lloyd Wright homes - Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, several state parks including Cooper’s Rock and Prickett’s Fort, Seneca Caverns and Forks of the Cheat Winery. For something a little more adventurous, test your nerve on the Cheat River on a whitewater rafting trip! And of course there’s paintball, rock climbing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and more. The activities staff is available to help make arrangements for all of your off-site adventures.

Posted by Marsha Rhodes on November 21, 2005 at 08:06 AM in Recreation | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack