The Independent Traveler

February 2013 Newsletter    

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From the Smartphone of Harry Dalgaard

The last time I wrote to you, I was in Cartagena, Colombia! I’m traveling again as always, on the lookout for new and interesting destinations and hotel properties you can recommend to your clients. See the "Where is Harry?" Section below. Hope to see you in the next place I’m visiting.

Valentine's Day is upon us and love is in the air! This month we're highlighting two Latin American countries and one treasure of Italy, all with with captivating natural beauty that make them ideal destinations for a romantic getaway. It's no wonder that their residents are known for their passion!

Costa Rica is a top honeymoon locale with its lush rainforests, indulgent resorts, and romantic beaches. In Peru, couples will enjoy charming colonial towns and a vibrant, welcoming culture as they trek to Machu Picchu or visit the floating islands. The unhurried pace of life across the continent makes it easy to unwind with your sweetheart, either laying on a warm, sandy beach or gliding over a cloud forest canopy in a hot air balloon. Across the Atlantic, Cinque Terre is a string of five old-world villages that will tempt visitors with their sweet white wines, fragrant olive groves, and sweeping vineyards.

No matter the destination, Avanti offers a wide range of romantic options throughout Europe and Latin America to help you build the perfect Valentine's vacation for your client.

Featured Articles

Romance in Costa Rica

Let romance blossom for you and someone special in Costa Rica! Often chosen by honeymooners, the country is famous for its astonishing beauty and biodiversity.

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Passionate and Adventurous Peru

If you're searching for an adventurous getaway with your loved one, look no farther than Peru. With sensual landscapes, magical ruins, and warmhearted culture, this country will charm you the moment you step off the plane.

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Cinque Terre: The Hidden Gem

Cinque Terre is the hidden gem of the Mediterranean coast and the perfect getaway location for those looking to have a uniquely intimate experience.

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Where in the World is Harry Dalgaard?

Where is Harry now?

  • This city is Newport, Rhode Island's sister city.
  • When a German submarine sank the RMS Lusitania in 1915, many survivors were brought here.
  • A battle was fought here in 1601 that was the turning point for the country's history.
  • The city holds a four-day festival for food-lovers in October, known as the Gourmet Festival.
  • The best-known historical location in the area is Charles Fort, which guards the entrance to the harbor.

Do you know where he is? Submit answers to From all the correct guesses, we’ll pull the name of one lucky travel agent, who will win a "Made in Oregon Gift Basket" with a personal selection of Oregon wine. Stay tuned for the answer and the name of our next winner!

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