FROM MOUNTAINS TO MOUNTIES …
NEW Undiscovered North America Tours Prove “This Land Was Made for You to See”
LITTLETON, Colorado – June 16, 2020 – From Canada to California and Yakima to the Yukon, Globus and Cosmos have unveiled a NEW series of “Undiscovered” vacations in North America, encouraging travelers to write home about home. And, each of the nine (9) itineraries featured as part of this series of tours offers outdoor-seekers opportunities to wrap themselves in the wilderness, nestle in the comfort of nature, find wonder in North America’s beauty and let the wind whip through their souls, enlivening their spirit for travel.
Here are eight, (8) inspired wilderness experiences travelers can look forward to on these North American adventures:
1. Yucca It Up: Behold rugged rock formations, stark desert landscapes and twisted, bristled trees on an exhilarating 4-wheel drive tour through Joshua Tree National Park. (NEW Globus Southern California Charms & Hollywood Dreams)
2. Spinning Your Wheels Along with a Navajo Guide, join a 4-wheel-drive backcountry vehicle adventure in Canyon de Chelly National Monument and take delight in the area’s canyon, surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. (NEW Globus Lost Canyons of the Southwest)
3. Living on the Edge: Visit Crater Lake National Park, created by a collapsed volcano. Take a drive around the rim for views of the deep blue lake and Wizard Island – a cinder cone near the western edge of the lake. (NEW Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest)
4. What’s Bugging You?: Feel the wind in your hair on a dune buggy ride on the coastal sand dunes of Oregon’s Dunes National Recreation Area. (NEW Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest)
5. Eagle Eyes: Take a glacier cruise for an up-close look along the 3-mile face of Meares Glacier. Watch for eagles, whales, mountain goats, dolphins and sea lines. (Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon)
6. Get Sidetracked: Take a train ride aboard the world-famous Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park. It promises an unforgettable journey through Alaska’s untamed wilderness. (Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon)
7. Stay Cool: For an exhilarating experience, take the Ice Explorer – an all-terrain vehicle designed for glacial travel – to traverse the Columbia Icefield and experience enormous glaciers up close. (Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage)
8. Seal of Approval: Embark on an Inside Passage cruise where you will see towering mountains, roaring waterfalls and abundant marine and wildlife including whales, seals and raptors. (Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage)
“It isn’t necessary to cross oceans for adventure when there’s so much to discover in our own backyard,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “Between North America’s breathtaking national parks, cool emerging cities and tiny, historic towns is a world of wonders, waiting to be discovered.”
SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent/person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.
2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN.When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.
FAR FROM ORDINARY, CLOSE TO HOME …
Globus and Cosmos Prove That There’s No Place Like Home On NEW “Undiscovered North America” Vacations for 2021
LITTLETON, Colorado – June 9, 2020 – It isn’t necessary to cross oceans for adventure when there’s so much to discover from sea to shining sea. Between North America’s breathtaking national parks, cool emerging cities and tiny, historic towns, there’s a surplus of sights travelers haven’t seen – or truly experienced – in their own backyard. In 2021, Globus and Cosmos are unveiling a NEW series of nine (9) “Undiscovered North America” tours, ranging from 8 to 14 days.
“On our ‘Undiscovered North America’ vacations, we will take globetrotters down the less-traveled highways, legendary lanes and scenic country roads to the special places and parks other tour companies don’t visit,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “These itineraries help travelers discover the world’s tucked-away towns, lesser-known nooks and secluded seafronts for an unforgettable – and unique – vacation.”
NEW itineraries created for this “Undiscovered North America” series include five (5) NEW tours from both Globus and Cosmos.
NEW! Globus Bourbon, Bridles & Bluegrass (8 days, priced from $2,549) – On this NEW undiscovered vacation, travelers will enjoy intoxicating views, music, customs and cuisine.
They will take the reins of this new journey in Kentucky – the land of mares, mint juleps and mandolins – with a special evening of bluegrass entertainment and visits to a centuries-old bourbon distillery, a thoroughbred horse farm and the legendary Brown Hotel to taste its famous Hot Brown open-faced sandwich. Other drool-worthy experiences include George Vanderbilt’s grand Biltmore Estate guided tour and farm-to-table lunch; time spent in the waterfront city of Chattanooga, including a tour of its Songbird Guitar Museum and guided sightseeing in “Music City,” Tennessee with accommodations near the melodious sounds of Honky Tonk Row.
NEW! Globus Southern California Charms (10 days, priced from $3,699) – This NEW undiscovered tour of Southern California explores Golden State getaways and sunny stretches of coastline; the golden age of Hollywood and smaller towns that truly shine.
Travelers will enjoy touring some historic and swoon-worthy sites of the City of Angels before checking into the beautiful, beachfront Hotel del Coronado where Marilyn Monroe filmed, “Some Like it Hot.” Other opportunities to cool off include a margarita tasting in Old Town San Diego and wine tasting in the vineyard-rich region of Temecula before things heat up with an architectural tour of Palm Springs. Of course, the trip to California won’t be complete without some sand between toes – something travelers will get on a Jeep tour through Joshua Tree National Park and time in Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara.
NEW! Globus New England & The Hudson Valley (10 days, priced from $3,299) – From the Salem Witch Trials to the Headless Horseman, New England is home to some of the nation’s oldest settings, stories and sagas. Fact, fiction and fantastic scenery abound for travelers on this NEW, vibrant vacation and historical journey through New England and the Hudson Valley.
This undiscovered tour kicks off in the “Birthplace of American Liberty.” After digesting fascinating American Revolution-focused history, travelers will venture to Salem and head toward the peaceful vistas of coastal Maine, rural New Hampshire and mountainous Vermont. Charming seaport villages, bucolic covered bridges and rolling maple syrup farms sweeten the storyline’s of America’s historic East Coast.
Before ending this journey, travelers will head to scene-stealing New York and Massachusetts, including the resort village and Olympic Games site in Lake Placid, the picturesque Berkshire Mountains and the orchard- and vineyard-dotted riverbanks of the Hudson Valley. They will even have time to explore Tarrytown, the setting for Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and tour the waterfront U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
NEW! Cosmos Exploring the Pacific Northwest (9 days, priced from $1,929) – Travelers are invited to clear their schedule and palates for this tasty, NEW undiscovered tour through the natural wonders, lush wilderness and picturesque wineries of scenic Washington and Oregon.
In addition to the sights of “Emerald City” and “City of Roses,” colorful experiences include drinking in the alpine architecture and German beer in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth; waking-up to the coastal city of Astoria and its Victorian-era hillside homes and savoring malt and hops at any number of Bend’s two dozen breweries. Other experiences include a dune buggy ride along the Oregon Coast; Mt. Hood’s 611-foot-tall Multnomah Falls and Crater Lake National Park.
Additional tours included in the Globus family’s “Undiscovered North America” portfolio – and available for 2020 bookings – include:
o Globus Québec In Depth with the Gaspé Peninsula (11 days, priced from $2,764)
o Cosmos Alaska & the Yukon (12 days, priced from $2,709)
o Cosmos Historic Trails & Blue Ridge Mountains (14 days, priced from $2,379)
o Cosmos Western Canada with Inside Passage (13 days, priced from $2,660)
“On one of our undiscovered tours – now available in Italy, Great Britain, the Mediterranean and North America – we trade the lines of the Colosseum for the narrow lanes of Tuscan towns; the hustle and bustle of London for the quiet landscapes of the English countryside; Europe’s sea of tourists for the coastal villages of the Mediterranean and the crowded cities of North America with smaller, crowd-pleasing gems” said Born.
SAVE NOW, TRAVEL LATER. Save 10 percent/person on select 2021 Globus North America vacations or save $100/person on select Cosmos North America itineraries.
2021 PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PLAN. When the world is ready, we will be ready to deliver the world to travelers – risk-free, hassle-free, worry-free and strings-free with our new, 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan. This complimentary plan will be attached to all 2021 vacation bookings, giving travelers the flexibility to move vacations to any other 2021 or 2022 date, destination, itinerary or even, another brand in our vast travel portfolio. No penalties, no problem – as long as the booking is moved before the final payment date. With our 2021 Peace of Mind Travel Plan, we are helping you ensure the money you’ve invested with us is yours and your travels take you exactly where you want to go, when you’re ready.
THE OCEAN CLEANUP UNVEILS PLAN TO ADDRESS THE MAIN SOURCE OF OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION: RIVERS
The Ocean Cleanup aims to tackle the 1,000 most polluting rivers, responsible for about 80% of ocean plastic pollution, before the end of 2025
Rotterdam, the Netherlands – October 26, 2019 – The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, unveiled today its invention to prevent the unrelenting flow of plastic pollution into the world’s oceans. The Interceptor™, under development by The Ocean Cleanup since 2015, complements the organization’s founding mission by attacking the flow of plastic garbage at its source, the world’s vast network of rivers.
“To truly rid the oceans of plastic, we need to both clean up the legacy and close the tap, preventing more plastic from reaching the oceans in the first place. Combining our ocean cleanup technology with the Interceptor™, the solutions now exist to address both sides of the equation,” said Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup.
The Interceptor™ is the first scalable solution to intercept river plastic pollution and can be deployed around the world. It is capable of extracting 50,000 kg of trash per day – even reaching 100,000 kg per day under optimized conditions.
Four Interceptors™ have been built to-date; two systems are already operational in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Klang (Malaysia). A third system is in Vietnam to be installed in Can Tho in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam), while the fourth is destined to be deployed in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). In addition to these locations, Thailand has signed up to deploy an Interceptor™ near Bangkok, and further agreements are nearing completion including one in LA County (USA), kick-starting the scale-up.
A Scalable and Affordable Solution to Address a Global Problem
As part of The Ocean Cleanup’s research to map the problem, it was established that 1,000 of the world’s 100,000 rivers (1%) are responsible for roughly 80 percent of the garbage entering the oceans. The product of their global scientific measurement and modeling efforts has been visualized in an interactive map that is accessible here.
The Ocean Cleanup Interceptor™ is environmentally friendly and 100 percent solar-powered, with onboard lithium-ion batteries that enable it to operate day and night without any noise or exhaust fumes. The system is anchored to the riverbed to utilize the natural flow of the river to catch the plastic and is designed for 24/7 autonomous operation, removing the need for dangerous manual work. Its floating barrier that is used to direct the garbage into the system only spans part of the river; it will not interfere with other vessels and does not harm the safety, nor impede the movement of wildlife – critical requirements when operating in major rivers. An internet-connected onboard computer monitors the system’s performance, energy usage, and component health.
The Ocean Cleanup publicly presented these plans and unveiled the Interceptor™ 004 at a live-streamed event in the Port of Rotterdam. At the start of October, The Ocean Cleanup announced it was successfully capturing and collecting plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with its System 001/B, a cleanup system that is currently undergoing continued performance testing at sea.
ABOUT THE OCEAN CLEANUP
The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
Founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, The Ocean Cleanup now employs approximately 90 engineers and researchers. The foundation is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Instead of going after plastic debris with vessels and nets – which would take many thousands of years and billions of dollars to complete – The Ocean Cleanup plans to deploy a fleet of long floating barriers that act like an artificial coastline, enabling the winds, waves, and currents to passively catch and concentrate the plastic. Once fully operational, the full fleet of passive collection systems is expected to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch every five years.
After years of conducting reconnaissance expeditions, scale model tests and the deployment of prototypes on the North Sea, the first ocean cleanup systems were deployed into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 2018 and 2019. Once proof of technology is achieved, The Ocean Cleanup can commence full-scale cleanup and begin removing vast amounts of ocean plastic that have been accumulating in the ocean for decades. The Ocean Cleanup is working with partners to design processes to convert recovered ocean plastic into valuable raw materials and durable products.
Complementary to its approach to solve the legacy problem of plastic in the ocean garbage patches, the organization developed the Interceptor™ technology to help prevent plastic garbage from entering the ocean in the first place.
MED SEASIDE STAYS
DISCOVERING THE MEDITERRANEAN FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
Globus Shines a Light on “Undiscovered Mediterranean” Vacations for 2020
LITTLETON, Colorado – October 15, 2019 – The Mediterranean’s sapphire seas lure travelers in and convince them to stay awhile. And, in 2020, as part of its NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” series of tours, the Globus family of brands is inviting travelers to off-the-beaten-path destinations along the Mediterranean, including seaside stays in some of the world’s most picturesque places.
Here are 6 “Undiscovered” places throughout Italy, Greece, Montenegro and Slovenia to discover – and overnight in – on tour with Globus and Cosmos. These are secluded seaside towns worth a deep dive:
ITEA, Greece (NEW! 14-day Southern Italy & Greece) –Just as sweet as the wildflower, thyme and fir honey this quiet coastal town is known for is waking up to both mountain and ocean views. Globus invites travelers to spend two nights in this charming village – a highlight of this Mediterranean.
PAROS, Greece (NEW! 8-Day Greek Island Adventure) – This slower-paced island of whitewashed villages – often referred to as a “mini Mykonos” – is also famous for the white marble once mined here as well as the “Church of 100 Doors,” one of the world’s most significant Byzantine ruins.
BUDVA, Montenegro (NEW! 11-Day Discover the Eastern Med) – Originally settled by Venetians, this architectural and atmospheric port sets the stage for lavish leisure. Here, travelers are invited to enjoy an evening on their own to sip the regions honey brandy or indulge in the catch of the day.
BARI, Italy (NEW! 11-Day Discover the Eastern Med) – What better way to end an overnight ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea than to wake-up in this historic port city? Travelers can take advantage of their time here by weaving their way through the maze of beautiful side-streets toward the Basilica of St. Nicholas.
LA SPEZIA, Italy (14-Day Mediterranean Flavors) –Just minutes from Cinque Terre, this picturesque port town invites travelers down the winding streets of the old town to enjoy some of the best cuisine in Italy.
PORTOROŽ, Slovenia (11-Day Venice, Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro) – Famous for its thermal spas, Portorož is the place to immerse in healing waters and indulge in treatments utilizing ingredients from the nearby salt pans.
“Globus’ new ‘Undiscovered’ touring vacations take travelers through the winding roads and unspoiled villages, most of which other tour companies don’t visit and cruise ships don’t overnight,” said Steve Born, chief marketing officer for the Globus family of brands. “From waking to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore to learning the secrets behind the places that launched a thousand myths, these Globus, Cosmos and Cosmo Lite tours get travelers to the far-away islands and untouched towns to see and experience the local side of life.”
The Globus family of brands’ NEW “Undiscovered Mediterranean” tours are part of the company’s “Undiscovered” series of tours. Other destinations in this popular series include Italy and Great Britain.