Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time to Retreat to Your Own Slice of Authentic Quebec

Time to Retreat to Your Own Slice of Authentic Quebec

15th May 2008…Quebec's popularity as a second home destination is growing each year and those tempted to take advantage of this by investing in property in the area should consider 46o North, a stunning new development of three, four and five bedroom architecturally designed luxurious log homes.

London (PRWEB) May 27, 2008

The development, set on the edge of Lake Mitchell in 500 acres of wilderness, is designed to offer the perfect year round retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and a true taste of Quebec's nature wilderness. Each high specification log home is built using sustainable materials and is set in a generous plot of between one and five acres of private land for each Quebec home for sale.

Mr Lang Walker, Executive Chairman of Walker Corporation, developer of 46o North, said: "Visitors to 46o North will be amazed by the sheer beauty of their surroundings; something we were keen to retain during the design and build process. All log homes, roads and walkways have been plotted carefully around the existing landscape and this sympathetic approach has enabled us to protect the local forest environment and ensure a private hideaway for each authentic log home.

"The development has great appeal, not only because the Mont Tremblant log homes are very generous in size and built to an extremely high standard in design, construction and decor, but also because East Canada has four distinct seasons, making it a destination that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. We expect our purchasers to experience adventure and authenticity in everything we create - and they certainly want to taste and feel the exotic French Canadian spirit and natural beauty this beautiful site has to offer. It's an exceptional opportunity."

Priced from £251,000 and ranging in size from 2818 sq ft to 4348 sq ft, each beautifully crafted log home is nestled within woodland and has been designed to provide residents with a beautiful home, far removed from the stresses of daily life in the UK.

All log homes will benefit from spacious living accommodation, double height windows offering views of lake, forest or brooks, a mezzanine floor offering fantastic views of the landscape, a modern fully fitted kitchen, en suite bathrooms, real stone fireplace designed to be the heart of the home, and French doors to a spacious sundeck with terrace for BBQ. Some homes also have garages.

With plenty of activities available at both the site and in the surrounding area, friends and family will be kept well entertained. 46o North will feature an Owner's Lodge offering a range of facilities, a traditional Maple Sugar Shack, swimming pools, spa, tennis courts, boating and around 20 kilometres of wildlife trails. The site is located only five minutes drive from the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant.

Mont Tremblant Resort, located 25 minutes drive from the 46 o North development, is known as the most exciting four seasons resort in Eastern North America, offers world class skiing and winter sports facilities, in addition to renowned golf courses and plenty of summer activities. The resort has excellent restaurants, offering a range of international cuisine, as well as a good selection of bars, upmarket boutiques and shops to enjoy.

Travel to 46o North is easy as both Air Canada and BA offer regular low cost direct flights to Montreal Airport and the development is around one and a half hours away from Montreal by car.

Lang Walker, Executive Chairman of Walker Corporation, developer of 46o North, adds: "We've only just released the first collection of log homes and already interest is high. Those seriously considering buying a home overseas should contact our experienced sales team to find out more."

46o North is a joint venture between one of Australia's largest and most experienced property developers, Walker Corporation and the Canadian residential developer AXE Immobilier. Both companies have extensive experience in the new homes market and are working together to
Create this stunning development.

For further information call 0203 051 6346 or log onto www. resort46N. com

Notes to editors:

Walker Corporation is an internationally recognised privately owned property development firm with a significant portfolio of projects in its development pipeline including resorts, residential developments, masterplanned communities, shopping centres, commercial business precincts and industrial estates.

Under the leadership of the famous Australian development entrepreneur Lang Walker, this tightly knit development team has a reputation for its internationally acclaimed waterfront developments in Sydney, and its strong track record in creating vibrant new environments with an exciting sense of place, beautiful landscapes and authentic community spirit.

Walker has created hundreds of successful projects in Australia, and in the past 5 years has developed lifestyle developments in Aspen and Montana, with new projects currently underway in Malaysia and Canada.

For further information please visit the Walker Corporation web site - www. walkercorp. com. au

For further press information and photography, please contact:
Rosie Gurnett
Haslimann Taylor PR
Tel: 0121 355 3446
Rosie(at)haslimanntaylor. com


Vacation Makeover in North Carolina Puts Excitement Back on Itinerary

Vacation Makeover in North Carolina Puts Excitement Back on Itinerary

If travel to exotic destinations has been postponed, don't despair; refresh those travel plans with an eye on North Carolina.

Raleigh, NC (Vocus) May 20, 2009

Is enthusiasm for your vacation waning? Does the pocketbook need toning? Perhaps the itinerary needs an injection of adventure, something unexpected? Consider some of the world's favorite destinations and then let North Carolina provide the satisfying, smart alternatives. Check out our travel-makeover list below for trip ideas and go to VisitNC. com for additional ideas and itineraries (www. visitnc. com/itineraries (http://www. visitnc. com/itineraries)).

While Niagara Falls is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, see Transylvania County's 250 waterfalls in western North Carolina, the gateway to outdoor recreation in the southeast. Get off the beaten path with Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (tourwaterfalls. com). The guided tour includes two waterfalls not on guide maps, and a stop at Whitewater Falls, a 411-foot thundering cascade of beauty. Take in a concert at the Brevard Summer Music Festival, June 26 to August 9, or saddle up for horseback riding at the Pisgah Forest Stables. www. visitwaterfalls. com.

Skip the kicks on Historic Route 66. Cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway instead. Also known as America's Favorite Drive, the 469-mile Parkway has become the National Park Service's biggest attraction. More than 20 million people visit each year to drive, ride, hike, picnic and camp--or enjoy the views. In 2006, the Parkway was named an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration. This is the highest designation bestowed on any road.

At the southernmost tip of the Parkway, explore American Indian heritage in Cherokee and visit the outdoor drama, "Unto These Hills." The Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center at Milepost 384 highlights the culture, heritage and travel destinations on the entire length of the Parkway. Further north, make a detour to the Penland School of Crafts; plan ahead and take a class or browse the gallery and enjoy the view from the porch of the coffee shop. At Blowing Rock, stop in at the Southern Highland Craft Guild, housed in the Moses Cone estate at milepost 297. As the Parkway winds through Ashe and Alleghany counties, look for opportunities to canoe or tube just off the Parkway at New River Outfitters or hike at Doughton Park. These are just a smattering of the options Parkway visitors can enjoy along the way. www. nps. gov/blri/ (http://www. nps. gov/blri/); www. blueridgeparkway. org.

If you can't wine and dine in Napa Valley, try The Yadkin Valley, North Carolina's first federally recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in northwestern North Carolina. Currently more than 20 wineries and 400 acres are devoted to vineyards in the Yadkin Valley, stretching from the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the eastern edge of North Carolina's Piedmont. The Piedmont provides excellent conditions for growing European varietals such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Visit the Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards near Dobson; dine in a cheerful yellow farmhouse at The Century Kitchen at Flint Hill Vineyards in East Bend (near Winston-Salem), and stop by The Bistro for lunch at Childress Vineyards in Lexington.

In fact, almost every North Carolinian now lives within 100 miles of a North Carolina winery, so a tasting room nearby beckons all of North Carolina's residents and those living in surrounding states. In Eastern NC, the world's largest muscadine winery, Duplin Winery, serves up lunch and dinner at their Rose Hill restaurant. Dinner Theatres are scheduled for June 6, July 11 and August 8.

For winery information, go to www. VisitNCWine. com.

If you were yearning for the sea breeze on the Scottish links at St. Andrews, leave your passport at home and golf NC's coast. In Sunset Beach near the village of Calabash, Thistle Golf Club (www. thistlegolf. com/index_golf. cfm (http://www. thistlegolf. com/index_golf. cfm)) offers scenic, challenging 27-hole layouts on the Grand Strand. Thistle takes its name from an ancient Scottish golf society dating back to the early 1800s, and the course offers a distinct Scottish links feel with wind-swept fairways, large bentgrass greens and hillsides covered in heather and wildflowers. On the Outer Banks, Nags Head Golf Links (www. clubcorp. com/club/scripts/section/section. asp? NS=PCH&MFCODE=NGHGL (http://www. clubcorp. com/club/scripts/section/section. asp? NS=PCH&MFCODE=NGHGL)), offers a true Scottish links-style championship course in a natural, windswept environment… you can almost hear the bagpipes!

For easy access to more than 430 NC courses go to www. golf. visitnc. com.

Not up for a cross-country flight to Hollywood? Discover "Hollywood East," better known as Wilmington. Since Hollywood first called in 1983, the Wilmington region has logged more than 400 film-related credits. Filmmakers favor the mild climate, island beaches, varied landscapes and architecture of the historic town along the Cape Fear River. TV credits include "One Tree Hill" and "Dawson's Creek" (The WB), and NBC's "Surface." Feature films include "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Black Knight" and "The Secret Life of Bees," among others (see complete list at wilmingtonfilm. com). Enjoy a Hollywood Location Walk of Downtown movie locations (hollywoodnc. com) or experience "movie magic" during guided weekend tours of EUE/Screen Gems Studios (www. screengemsstudios. com).

If modern-day pirates are keeping you out of international waters, safely explore the now quiet stomping grounds of Blackbeard, one of the most notorious American pirates. Blackbeard lived his last days on the North Carolina coast. Along N. C.'s 375-mile coast and inland waters, pirate enthusiasts can visit many destinations where pirate history was made. In Beaufort, the North Carolina Maritime Museum features pirate ship artifacts and the Hammock House, the reputed former residence of Blackbeard. Ocracoke Island is the site of Blackbeard's last battle where he met his demise. For a limited time, visitors can dive on Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge in Morehead City and explore the remains of what is believed to be the ship. With a limited number of spaces available before the full excavation begins, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. qaronline. org; 252-528-0026

Download the Blackbeard's Pirate Trail Itinerary at www. visitnc. com/itineraries (http://www. visitnc. com/itineraries).

Makeover your vacation plans in North Carolina. Order the 2009 North Carolina Travel Guide, download itineraries, sign up for e-newsletters and search extensive lodging, rental, restaurant, attraction and event listings at VisitNC. com, or call 1-800 VISIT NC (1-800-847-4862). Become a fan of North Carolina on facebook at Visit North Carolina. Follow the latest travel news on twitter @VisitNC.


Susan Dosier
(704) 953-9408

Wit Tuttell
(919) 733-7420

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Vacation Deals Without the Gimmicks or Markup, One Vacation per Day

Vacation Deals Without the Gimmicks or Markup, One Vacation per Day

OneTripOneCost. com promises to offer exclusive travel packages at ridiculously low prices with new offerings every 24 hours. And the price you see is the the price you pay, period.

Richland, WA (PRWEB) August 11, 2006

The travel industry finally gives something back to the consumer. Annette Michael, founder of Tropicaltravel. net, announced today the launch of their new travel industry Internet component, OneTripOneCost. com.

“At OneTripOneCost. com we are making exclusive and under priced travel and vacation packages available to the public,” says Annette. “This will open up a new world of travel options the general public has rarely seen.”

Imagine... Having access to exclusive and hard to find packages at ridiculously low prices -- Packages that travel agents would normally keep to themselves.

Where else would a person find a package like three nights at the Rivera in Las Vegas for only $125.00, or seven days and nights aboard a cruise liner with an ocean view cabin for less than $600? Remember, visitors will only have 24 hours to decide, and that is only if the offer lasts that long. Once “sold out” it is gone.

“Many of the packages we will be offering are of a limited quantity and only available because of last minute group cancellations, under booking, or other unforeseen circumstances. This is why we are offering them on a first-come basis and at such low prices,” says Annette. “Usually these are picked up by travel agents and not made available to the public.”

OneTripOneCost finds exciting and normally high-priced packages available at extremely low prices. To allow them to instantly pass down these savings to their customers, they will only offer one-type package at one cost each day posted to the site at 6:00 a. m. PST. A new package will not be offered until the existing offer is sold out, and under normal circumstances, this new offer will not be posted until the following 6:00 a. m. PST.

Sometimes they will have a number of special small-quantity packages to offer. These exclusive packages may show up at odd times, day or night, after the current offering has sold out and prior to the following 6:00 a. m. PST posting. This is why people should periodically check the site even after the day’s offering is sold out.

Check out OneTripOneCost. com today, tomorrow, and each day in the future... you never know. A cherished travel Location may show up as an exclusive offer on OneTripOneCost. com at a ridiculously low price. It would truly be a mistake to miss it.

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