Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Posted by Jen Mitchell, ECC at 9:50 AM
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Exploration Society – Discovering New Ways to See the World
Have you ever wanted to have lunch on the Great Wall of China or be nose to nose with a polar bear but didn’t want to go at it alone? The Exploration Society wants to make that your reality.
The brain child of two Betty Maclean Travel Consultants, Jen Mitchell and Cassie McMillion, The Exploration Society was created to bring travel enthusiasts together. “We know that there are travelers in our area that are looking for exciting destinations and new adventures but want to share these experiences with new friends”, says Mitchell.
Travelers and explorers will benefit from the vast knowledge of our destination experts, creative itineraries that are driven by Society members and our expansive, world-wide access. The Exploration Society is focused on the traveler who desires a custom trip to exotic destinations and exclusive experiences. The society’s concept makes it possible to take a trip with an intimate group consisting of couples and singles whose friendship they have enjoyed at these TES events.
The Exploration Society wants to encourage it’s members to dream big, share adventures and create stories. When asked why she wanted to form this group, McMillion quoted St. Augustine, “ ‘The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.’ I want to finish the book.” she said.
If you or someone you know has a passion for travel, please contact ExplorationSociety@BettyMacleanTravel.com for more information and details on upcoming events.
Posted by Jen Mitchell, ECC at 3:12 PM
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
About The Exploration Society:
We are club dedicated to those with an interest in seeing the world in new and exciting ways. We cater to those who have interest in history, culture, local customs and experiencing them with like minded travel enthusiasts. The Exploration Society offers social events, exotic trips with your closest friends, and guest speakers who will open your eyes to destinations and means of travel beyond your wildest imagination.
=>To learn more about The Exploration Society
Posted by Jen Mitchell, ECC at 10:24 AM
Monday, February 1, 2010
L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
July 4 – 8, 2010
Four incredible days exploring a PROVENCE few can even imagine...
• Accommodations in a superbly appointed villa surrounded by vineyards
• Fine Provencal meals, including a picnic in the midst of lavender fields
• Behind-the-scenes tour of L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE, and the chance to meet its founder, Olivier Baussan. Guests prepare their own special beauty product.
• Private dining experience by a Michelin-starred chef, including a guided market shopping tour
• Private wine tastings at internationally acclaimed wineries
• Hands-on participation in a decadent chocolate patisserie workshop
• Helicopter ride over the lavender fields and Provence mountains; first-class transfers in luxury, chauffeured mini-vans
•Up to EIGHT (8) GUESTS ONLY
PRICE: €10,920 per person
•Please contact Jen at Betty Maclean Travel for details 800-865-8111 or Jen@BettyMacleanTravel.com
Posted by Jen Mitchell, ECC at 11:10 AM
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Last Monday Will and I disembarked in Miami off the best cruise we have ever experienced! We were on a week long Caribbean cruise on the Crystal Serenity. Normally I would do a day by day review of our experience but I thought I would do this blog a little differently. Since I experienced so many unique differences on my Crystal cruise from all the other cruises I have been on, I thought I would make a list of all of my favorite things about the Serenity.
Not only were we personally escorted to our cabin but he also mentioned that he worked at the pool. From than on every time we went to the pool we were greeted by Robert by our last names. This may have been the first time that a crew member remembered our names but not the last. We truly felt like part of the Crystal family our entire time on board. For example every day when we went to breakfast Clark was there to greet us and take my tray from me to carry it to my table. Than we were asked if we would like coffee and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. I personally like the half orange and half grapefruit and they were glad to accommodate me.
7. Green Tea Ice Cream
Will and I actually did our laundry twice on this cruise. We did it once in the middle of the week and again the day before we left so we could come home with all clean clothes. Anything that helps us when we come home to reality is much appreciated. I forgot to take a photo of that but I'm sure you get the idea.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Campiello Culinary Cruise & Tour of Italy
To Benefit Garden of Hope and Courage
Including a 7- night cruise aboard
Limited to 24 guests !!
Call early to reserve your spot on this
exclusive journey through Southern Italy
· Culinary events with Chef Vincenzo Betulia
· Betty Maclean Travel Escort
· Three nights at the Hotel St. Regis Rome including breakfast daily, two lunches, and two dinners
· An intimate dinner at the Chef’s table
· Private after hours tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
· Sample Sicilian specialties including Marsala wine
· Shop with Chef Vincenzo in a local Roman market for ingredients to cook dinner with the Chef in a traditional country farmhouse
· Attend a private wine tasting and than enjoy a homemade Sicilian meal served in a private home in Catania
· Scenic drive down the Amalfi Coast
· Participate in hands-on pizza making lesson
· All Suite Accommodations
· All onboard gratuities
· Complimentary liquor and wine onboard Spirit including wine and spirits
Price for Cruise & Tour: From $10,000 per person*, based on double occupancy in starting suite - ask agent about additional suite categories.
Deposit: A 25% deposit is required to reserve your spot.Final Payment: Full payment due May 1, 2010
Cancellation penalties apply. See agent for details.
Optional Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended.
Exclusions: Fare does not include international air to Rome; additional tours, alcoholic beverages and meals which are not included on itinerary; passport fees; phone calls; premium spa and other personal services.
Disclaimer: Rate is based on a minimum number of travelers. Fares are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change without notice.Activities, special guests, properties and itinerary are subject to change. Cancellation penalties begin at $600 per person from time of booking until final payment in which additional penalties apply. We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to protect against injury, illness and unforseen circumstances in the destination.
Contact Jen Mitchell at Betty Maclean Travel, Inc.