Making the arrangements ranks high on the list of the things most of us don’t like about traveling. Target Stores has launched a program in nine states to help travelers breeze through this chore.
For about $30 a year, Target Travel Club members can take care of car rentals, cruise and airline reservations at the travel center. Members receive a coupon book to help them save on hotel and dining charges, and the travel center offers rebates good for merchandise at Target stores.
The Target Travel Club is being tested in 75 stores in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Wyoming. For information: (800) 794-9879.
The new edition of the Border to Border Bed & Breakfast Directory is available for free from the publisher.
The directory includes more than 350 inns and B&Bs; in Oregon, Northern California and Washington.
For a copy, send your name and address and a buck for shipping charges to Moriah Mountain Publishing, P.O. Box 1283, Grants Pass, OR 97528. It’s also available on the Web at www.moriah.com/ inns.
Get away to the San Juans
Women can be island bound on a three-day vacation retreat to the San Juans called Dream On An Island.
The package offers women participants healthy meals, a personal massage and activities intended to inspire, such as watching orca whales while kayaking, hiking, or beachcombing.
Workshops are designed to teach relaxation, build confidence and awaken dreams. The retreats are facilitated by Yona Burdge, who holds a degree in psychology and holistic health.
For information, write Dream On An Island, 685 Sprint St., No. 143, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; call (360) 378-9624, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and there’s info on the Web at www.interisland.net/yona/.
Guide puts park in perspective
If you’re heading to Yellowstone Country this year, you may want to hook up with Bozeman-based biologist Ken Sinay, whose company, Northern Rockies Natural History, offers wildlife and cultural history tours in and around the national park.
Sinay has worked with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Montana Nature Conservancy and the Museum of the Rockies.
His expeditions cater to clients’ interests, coupling wildlife sightings with explanations of animal behavior and an overview of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
Transportation is by vehicle, on foot, in rafts or by snowshoe. Prices start at $65 for half-day trips, and $125 for a full day.
To contact Northern Rockies Natural History, call (406) 586-1155 or e-mail email@example.com.
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