Jax Fax Travel Marketing Magazine - Jax Fax Travel Marketing Magazine - November http://www.jaxfax.com Wed, 24 May 2017 02:10:58 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Antarctica http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/antarctica.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/antarctica.html Antarctica. The White Continent. Cold, remote, mysterious and seductive, it covers almost one-tenth of the world’s surface and embraces what is arguably the world’s most awesome scenery. It has lured generations of explorers, including the legendary Sir Ernest Shackelton, who set sail on the Endurance in 1914 and managed to save his crew despite the loss of their ship and months of untold hardships. The first modern expedition to Antarctica was in 1966, led by Lars Eric Lindblad, the father of the expedition cruise industry. In 1969, Lindblad built the MS Explorer, the first of the small expedition ships that…]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:40:02 -0400 Don't Miss Attractions in Los Angeles http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/don-t-miss-attractions-in-los-angeles.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/don-t-miss-attractions-in-los-angeles.html When most people think of Los Angeles, they think of Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, movie studios and celebrity homes. But there is much more to the so-called City of Angels than just flashing lights and wealth. There is history, nature, music - all working to create a culture truly unique to the area.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:38:26 -0400 Here’s to Georgia: a Taste of History - and Fine Wine in the Republic of Georgia http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/here-s-to-georgia-a-taste-of-history-and-fine-wine-in-the-republic-of-georgia.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/here-s-to-georgia-a-taste-of-history-and-fine-wine-in-the-republic-of-georgia.html History buffs who love fine  wine and gourmet cuisine can be tough to match with ideal destinations - because many of them have already visited the cities in Europe and elsewhere known for such things. The good news is there’s a place most of your toughest clients still have not visited - The Republic of Georgia. An independent country since 1991, Georgia is poised to claim a spot on the travel maps of history-loving foodies.   ]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:31:25 -0400 A Grand Tour by Rail: 12 Cities 8 Countries 30 days and no worries http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/a-grand-tour-by-rail-12-cities-8-countries-30-days-and-no-worries.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/a-grand-tour-by-rail-12-cities-8-countries-30-days-and-no-worries.html This summer, my 18-year-old daughter and I set out on a 30-day “Grand Tour” of Europe. Our goal was to get a taste of as many cities as we could without everything becoming a blur. We decided to travel by train so we wouldn’t miss a moment of scenery or waste time in airports or traffic along the way. Using the Rail Europe website, we mapped our journey through a wish list of cities.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:28:36 -0400 A Grand Tour by Rail: 12 Cities 8 Countries 30 days and no worries http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/a-grand-tour-by-rail-12-cities-8-countries-30-days-and-no-worries.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/a-grand-tour-by-rail-12-cities-8-countries-30-days-and-no-worries.html This summer, my 18-year-old daughter and I set out on a 30-day “Grand Tour” of Europe. Our goal was to get a taste of as many cities as we could without everything becoming a blur. We decided to travel by train so we wouldn’t miss a moment of scenery or waste time in airports or traffic along the way. Using the Rail Europe website, we mapped our journey through a wish list of cities.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:28:36 -0400 Cyprus Cycling Adventures http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/cyprus-cycling-adventures.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/cyprus-cycling-adventures.html With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Cyprus is an adventurer’s playground. “The variety of terrain and beautiful climate makes Cyprus a dream destination for hiking, diving and cycling,” says Tasoula Manaridis, Director, North America and Canada, for the Cyprus Tourism Organization. On countless trails, cyclists, hikers and horseback-riders wend through a charmed landscape of dense forests, rolling hills, and craggy precipices high above the Mediterranean. Here is a guide to one of the popular island pursuits: cycling.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:18:36 -0400 Hiking the Inca Trail http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/hiking-the-inca-trail.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/hiking-the-inca-trail.html I plod up the mountain. Every few yards, I lean on my hiking stick, wheezing. The “Pass of the Dead Woman” at 13,776 feet looms above me on the Inca Trail. My temples and lungs ache for want of oxygen. At this altitude, my blood has thickened and slowed in my veins. Suddenly, heavenly music rises through the mist. A short porter emerges from the swirling fog. An enormous bundle wrapped in a blue plastic tarp towers over his body. He climbs the ancient Inca steps without hesitation, all the while playing the most beautiful notes on his pan flute.…]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:16:34 -0400 Thrills and Chills - Selling Adventure in the Caribbean http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/thrills-and-chills-selling-adventure-in-the-caribbean.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/thrills-and-chills-selling-adventure-in-the-caribbean.html Selling a vacay in the sun is more these days than booking a room on a sandy beach. Getting off the sun lounger to explore the island away from the resort is gaining popularity amongst not only active travelers, but also with those who want more from a holiday than a few extra pounds and another recipe for a rum cocktail. From zip-lining in Jamaica to traversing Aruba on a Harley, the Caribbean is a powerhouse of adrenaline-charged thrills and chills for travelers of all ages and budgets.   ]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:14:12 -0400 Excitement and Adventure in Australia and New Zealand http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/excitement-and-adventure-in-australia-and-new-zealand.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/excitement-and-adventure-in-australia-and-new-zealand.html For adventure, Australia and New Zealand are ideal destinations where wildlife and outdoor experiences abound. Australia, the world’s largest island but smallest continent, offers diverse geography, wildlife, and adventure opportunities. New Zealand is a smaller island nation where water sports are the major adventure.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:08:31 -0400 Kenya’s Appeal http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/kenya-s-appeal.html http://www.jaxfax.com/2012/november/kenya-s-appeal.html Located on the eastern coast of Africa, Kenya is a country rich with big game safari viewing and a diverse terrain boasting snowcapped mountain peaks, pristine beaches and coral reefs. In addition to all this beautiful terrain, Kenya plays host to the great wildebeest migration and has a year-round temperate climate. Topping off all the natural beauty and wildlife of the country, it’s also home to more than 40 distinct tribal groups, keeping Kenya as one of the top safari and cultural destinations on the African continent.]]> November Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:06:55 -0400