MS. WEST COAST 2019 CROWNED!

Laguna Beach, CA, USA, 2019-Aug-17 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Joanna Hairabedian of Laguna Beach, CA, has recently been awarded the Ms. West Coast 2019 title by the Ms. America® Pageant.

The Mission of the pageant is to celebrate the accomplishments of women, encourage them to be involved in community service, as well as use the “Crown for a Purpose” to make a difference.

The pageant is open to women 26 years of age and up who are single, divorced or married. The selection process for receiving a title was done by submitting an application, photo and followed up by an interview over the phone. Finalists from across the United States will compete in Interview, Sportswear, Evening Gown and On-Stage Interview and 4 national titles will be awarded at this year’s pageant including Ms. America®, Ms. America® International, Ms. America® Elite and Ms. International™. “Joanna Hairabedian really left a positive impression on our judges and we are thrilled to have her representing California at the 2019 Ms. America Pageant finals this August,” said Susan Jeske, Pageant CEO.

A successful career with NASA endorsed technology increasing blood flow, co-owner of (the zorb.com) providing EMF protection products; Joanna helps others with their mental, physical and spiritual journey. As a singer, songwriter and author, she loves inspiring others with her music.

Founder of the Princess Crowning Program, helping instill inner confidence to reflect outer radiance, Joanna says, “Knowing who you are on the inside can change your life on the outside and the course of your destiny.”

The Ms. America Pageant will be held on August 24, 2019 on the historic ship the Queen Mary that is permanently docked in Long Beach, California.

Red Carpet starts at 6:30 pm and the pageant starts at 7:30 pm.

Tickets will go on sale in June of 2019 and you can go to the pageant website to purchase:
MsAmericaPageant.com

There will also be free LiveStreaming to watch the pageant on AlertTheGlobe.com

For appearances, email Joanna directly at: mswestcoast2019@gmail.com.

For more information about the Ms. America® Pageant visit the website at: MsAmericaPageant.com or Contact the CEO – Susan Jeske at 949 679-8888.

The Ms. America ® Pageant is a registered federal trademark with the USPTO in Washington DC since February 2000 and ranks as one of the top pageant trademarks in the United States.

Media contact:

Joanna Hairabedian
Ms. West Coast 2019
email: mswestcoast2019@gmail.com
949-648-2140
website: msamericapageant.com

Car Enthusiasts Celebrate Kick Off to Car Week at Inaugural Concours at Pasadera on Aug. 9

Car enthusiasts from age 8 to 80 joined in the fun at The Club at Pasadera’s (TCAP) inaugural Concours at Pasadera on Aug. 9, at the luxurious country club in Monterey.

Monterey, California, August 19, 2019 – Car enthusiasts from age 8 to 80 joined in the fun at The Club at Pasadera’s (TCAP) inaugural Concours at Pasadera on Aug. 9, at the luxurious country club in Monterey.

Celebrity Chef Colin Moody created gourmet culinary stations complemented by free-flowing Champagne and sparkling blush wines at the spectacular showcase of 55 collectible cars.

Winners in two categories and four award classes were also announced.

“In 1979 I attended my first Concours at Pebble Beach. Ever since, Car Week has been a part of our family’s life,” said Rick Barnett, collector and Pasadera member. “This year was exciting as the ‘Launch’ to Car Week kicked off at Pasadera. Friends gathered to see the cars and enjoy the food. It was amazing — can’t wait for next year!”

Among the diverse array of collectible cars that were shown included vehicles from Aston-Martin, Austin-Healy, Bentley, Buick, Chevrolet, Cobra, Denzel, Ferrari, Ford, Jeep, Jensen, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Nissan, Panoz, Pontiac, Porsche, VW and more.

“I am new to The Club at Pasadera and to the Peninsula,” said Kurt Burmeister, Pasadera General Manager. “Two months ago, I would not consider myself a ‘car guy.’ Playing a role in the execution of this fun event officially made me a ‘car guy.’ What a way to kick off car week! I am super excited for next year and seeing what rolls into town in the next few days.”

Next year’s Concours at Pasadera will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

Participating as the panel of vetting authorities were Jeffrey Ernest, Bill Finkbeiner and Eric Keener. Judges include Coppa Bella Motors owner Steve Fremgen, a top Ferrari expert; and Laguna Seca CEO Tim McGrane. Collectively, they have worked a wide range of major events from Concours d’Elegance to Concorso Italiano and more.

Monterey Motorsports owner Rick Barnett, who led the organization for the event, served as Master of Ceremonies. Awards for exhibitor participation, the four classes and Best of Show were from Tiffany & Co.

Among the many sponsors are Elite Auto Films of Monterey, Gene’s Import Auto Body, Hagerty Insurance, Martinelli’s and Porsche of Monterey. Part of the proceeds benefit the Bridge Restoration Ministry in Pacific Grove, which helps those struggling with addictions and helps restore them back to God, family, work and community.

2019 Concours at Pasadera Winners:

>Lynn Carmichael, 1969 Chevy Camaro Pace Car, Domestic 1

>Mark Merrill, 1957 Rometsch Beeskow, International 23

>Ted Voigt, 1957 Mercedes 300 SL, Best In Class

>Shawn Ebert, 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish, Modern Classic

>Russ Trull, 1950 Buick Woody, Modified 1

>Woodie Clum, 1936 Ford Cabriolet, Vintage/Pre War 1

Photos Available here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bq8i7byycvsdwx0/AACje9Rw1Gapn_rZNkvdXJ5ea?dl=0

Please credit the photos to Amber Whitaker Photography

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

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https://www.theclubatpasadera.com/

Getting The Most Cash At The Scrap Yard

Houston, TX, USA, 2019-Aug-16 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — You are probably looking for a scrap yard nearby and got to this page, please click the below link if you searched for a scrap yard near me and need a nearby recycling company. Local scrap yards

Scrap Yards Nearby

Scrap yards are local metal recycling centers, they purchase metals including iron, stainless steel, brass, copper, aluminum & lead.

They will also buy electronics, appliances or cars to dismantle them and sell the steel mill or larger scrap brokers. If you would like to learn how metal is recycled view our article How scrap metal is recycled to learn more.

The metal that scrap yards generate will get melted and reused, that being the case they are a must for our environment.

Here are some tips that will help you to get the most cash from your metal when recycling:

1. Research.

Knowledge is power, and this is the case even at the scrap yard.

Whatever kind of metal you are going to sell will need to be graded by the scrap yard.

As an example, insulated copper wire or any other copper will be (#1 or #2) depending on a combination of the gauge of copper, insulation type, copper coatings including tin, silver & shellac.

If you have scraps such as plate, sheet or any other for it will depend on if the copper is painted or has other metals attached to it.

#1 copper that has no insulation or coating will always be worth more than #2 copper, that’s why you need to know what you have before you call or go to the scrap yard.

2. More is better.

Bringing larger amounts of weight to the scrap yard will give you more negotiating power.

So figure you have a huge amount of aluminum, the scrap yard is going to really want your business more than they would from someone bringing in a small pick up load.

Local recycling centers make their profit by the ton working on any where from $50 to $400 depending on how much they have to invest in the metal.

By gathering a large amount of weight you maybe able to get $100 more on a ton of your scrap then if it was 500 lbs. and 4 trips to the yard not to mention you save on fuel, also keep in mind that when at a yard there is a 50/50 chance of getting a flat so unless you have $500-$600 or more worth of scrap metal its just not worth it.

3. Separate Your Scrap Metal.

Prior to going to the scrap yard, separate all your metal.

By doing this you will get better scrap metal prices which is an important key to getting the most money for your scrap.

Some pointers:

  • Use a magnet to separate magnetic metal (ferrous) which is worth less than non-magnetic metal non-ferrous metals click to learn more.
  • Sort your ferrous metal into a tin/steel pile.
  • Sort your non-ferrous metal into into other piles such as copper, brass and aluminum.
  • Also sort any metal by cleanliness. Example: Clean aluminum blocks will be worth more than a aluminum cylinder head which will have a metal valve cover, steel valves, springs and steel studs.

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David Tene
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Houston, TX 77081
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JDRF Hosts its Second Annual Western-Themed Kickoff Party for One Walk Fundraiser on Aug. 29 in Salinas

The Monterey County chapter of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, hosts a Western-themed kickoff party for its annual One Walk fundraiser on Aug. 29, in Salinas.

Salinas, CA, August 15, 2019 — The Monterey County chapter of JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, hosts a Western-themed kickoff party for its annual One Walk fundraiser on Aug. 29, in Salinas.

The second annual event, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Taylor Farms Rooftop, 150 Main St., Salinas, features a strolling dinner, saloon spirits, and live music from the Money Band Duo.

Special guests include Dennis Caprara, Katherine Lipe, Maddie Meeks, Carter Moore-Tope, along with co-chair “Wranglers” Sandi Eason, Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin and Jim Lipe.

Reward levels include Maverick, Ranchero, Bushwacker, and Rustler.

Please RSVP to (415) 597-6306 or email esliwkowski@jdrf.org.

JDRF One Walk, a two-mile walk whose goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D), is set for 9 a.m. (check-in at 7:30 a.m.) Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Lovers Point Park, 630 Ocean View Blvd., in Pacific Grove.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s strength lies in its exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure.

JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people — and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it — by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with dozens of U.S. locations and six international affiliates. JDRF has funded more than $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease.

Founded in 1970 as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the name was later changed to emphasize how the organization planned to end the disease, adding a word to become the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Today, an equal number of children and adults are diagnosed every day — approximately 110 people per day, so a few years ago, the name was changed to JDRF:

* To remove the misconception that T1D is only a childhood disease

* To acknowledge that nearly 85 percent of people living with the disease are over age 18

* To reinforce our commitment to funding research that improves life for people at all ages and all stages of the disease

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.jdrf.org/

Goodwill Central Coast Launches ‘Where Is Koko?’ Campaign; Spot Koko in a Goodwill Store, Win a Prize

Goodwill Central Coast Launches ‘Where Is Koko?’ Campaign; Spot Koko in a Goodwill Store, Win a Prize

Goodwill Goes to The Dogs This Halloween with Who Wore it Best Dog Costume Contest Launching Oct. 14, 2019

Salinas, CA, August 13, 2019 — Goodwill Central Coast goes to the dogs this fall with its “Where is Koko?” campaign and during Halloween, with its Who Wore it Best Dog Costume Contest.

Salinas rescue dog Koko is Goodwill Central Coast’s pet ambassador and she will pop up from time to time at any one of the 15 Goodwill stores on the Central Coast. Spot Koko (or at least a lifesize cutout of her!), notify the manager and the spotter wins a $5 PAWESOME buck to use at Goodwill. Koko will also pop up on Goodwill Central Coast social media. The first person to name the location of the Goodwill store she is at receives a $5 PAWESOME buck to shop. Be sure to follow Goodwill Central Coast on Facebook and Instagram.

The “Where is Koko?” campaign launches Tuesday, Aug. 20, and runs through Dec. 31, 2019.

Goodwill loves Halloween and with that in mind is hosting a Who Wore It Best Dog Costume Contest from Oct. 14 – Nov. 2. Enter your DIY costume by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 2, on our social media sites for a chance at awesome grand prizes, as well as two weeks of daily giveaways on Goodwill’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Vote on what dog you think wore their costume best on social media, and you could help them win Goodwill bucks just for voting and the winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift certificate to Goodwill and a one-night stay in a dog-friendly room at the Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea (holidays do not apply, subject to availability) and a $100 gift certificate to Tarpy’s Roadhouse to enjoy Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner on their dog-friendly patio. Use the hashtag #GoodwillHLWN.

Goodwill encourages people to upcycle from Goodwill and use the items found at Goodwill to create Halloween costumes both for themselves and their four-legged companions.

Upcycle For Your Four-Legged Friends!
Since pets are members of the family, too, it only makes sense that we want to pour as much effort into their needs as we do into our own. That means that we’re often tempted to customize their accessories to suit their furry little personalities. So, here are some drool-worthy doggy decor and dressings made from Goodwill finds!

Do you have some old sweaters that are sitting in your wardrobe for a long time, either because they are out of fashion or don’t fit anymore? If they are still in good conditions, why not upcycle them into something useful?

Big ugly dog beds can be such an eyesore, but owners often cringe to think that their darlings have to curl up on the hard floor. What’s a person to do? Well, make a place for Rover to sleep that looks as cute as it does cozy.

For inspiration, check out this round-up put together by blogger Landeelu: https://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/creative-diy-dog-beds/.

Also, look for colorful Goodwill sweaters for this project at www.goodwillvalleys.com/shop/.

There are plenty of options for dog collars out there, but they all mostly follow the same bland design — nylon webbing with a plastic buckle. If the color and pattern variation of that sort of collar have never been stylish enough for your best friend, why not dress up their dog tags with a fancy DIY collar?

Make your mutt his or her own quirky collar by shopping the kids’ section of Goodwill in search of a button-down shirt in a pattern you like. Snip out the collar of the shirt, attach tags, and button it around your pup’s neck!

Some ideas for your dog collar: https://cheerfultimesblog.com/2015/03/15/crafts-diy-dog-dress-shirt-collar/?platform=hootsuite

Doggy decor is a fun way to capture our love of our best friends within the context of our homes. As you browse Goodwill’s shelves on your next visit, keep a look out for figurines of your favorite breed. And don’t let a terrible paint job stop you! Thrifted finds can be quickly covered up with a fresh color for customized decor.

While you shop for project supplies, don’t forget that your support helps Goodwill organizations change lives by training unemployed or underemployed people for careers in fields such as automotive services, construction, health care, information technology, manufacturing, hospitality and retail as well as in other high-demand industries. So, have fun with your dog-themed DIYs as you and your pup benefit your local community.

About Goodwill Central Coast
Goodwill Central Coast, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, began in 1928 in the city of Santa Cruz and today has expanded into three counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo. Goodwill Central Coast now employs over 600 people, including employment training professionals, sales personnel, donation center attendants, warehouse and distribution workers, and administrators. Its programs strengthen communities by improving job growth, the lives of individuals and families, and the health of our environment. Each year Goodwill assists more than 13,000 job seekers get back to work and reclaim financial and personal independence. Goodwill provides a positive learning environment that creates brighter futures through connecting people to meaningful work.

Goodwill Central Coast
1566 Moffet Street
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 423-8611

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Junior Livestock Auction Champions to be Honored at 2019 Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation Announces this Year’s Scholarship Recipient and Exhibitor of 2019 Heritage Hog

Area youth and their animals will be honored as champions after the Monterey County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

Monterey, CA, August 11, 2019 — Area youth and their animals will be honored as champions after the Monterey County Fair Junior Livestock Auction, set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

In addition, the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation announced that this year’s Scholarship recipient of $2,500 and exhibitor of the 2019 Heritage Hog is
Ivan Trujillo from Greenfield High School FFA. Trujillo was raised in the Salinas Valley and will be a senior this coming school year at Greenfield High.

“The heart and soul of the fair is the junior livestock program,” said Kelly Violini, CEO MCF. “Many of the exhibitors relay on their earnings from their projects to pay for their college educations. Supporting the junior livestock auction, not only supports the youth of our county, but is a tax-deductible donation.”

Check-in for buyers at the Junior Livestock Auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Livestock Event Center with breakfast provided by Margarita Maniacs. Morning announcements and the dedication of the 2019 Auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the sale kicking off promptly at 9:00 a.m. There is no break for lunch this year, but the event will continue straight through, concluding with the sale of the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation Hog. At this point, all buyers are invited to enjoy a BBQ Reception in the Seaside Room with hosted bar. At the reception, the winner of the 2019 Top Buyer with highest gross and Top Buyer with number of lots purchased will be announced.

Trujillo dreams of becoming the “first generation” in his family to attend college after high school, and has a career goal of becoming an Agricultural Educator. He is hopeful that he will inspire others in his community to strive to fulfill their dreams, just as he has. If his name sounds familiar, he was the recipient of the 2019 Salinas Valley Fair’s Heritage Scholarship.

Trujillo has a variety of interests in FFA and has held several leadership roles in his local FFA Chapter, as well the Monterey Bay Section and local Region. He has attended both the State FFA and National FFA Leadership Conferences, where he was able to network with others and build his network of like-minded individuals. Trujillo recently earned his State Degree in FFA. One teacher described him as having a “wonderful sense of humor, strong work ethic, and has a positive influence on those around him.”

After high school, he plans to pursue a higher education at one of several colleges, focusing on Agriculture Education or Agri-Business, hoping to return to our area and become an Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor one day, to give back to his “amazing community.” He walks the walk by volunteering for various community events, as his busy schedule permits.

All proceeds from the sale of the Heritage Hog will benefit youth in the community by promoting scholarship opportunities, agricultural awareness, and help improve the barns, grounds, and event center venues at the Monterey County Fair.

For information or to support the Heritage Hog, contact the Heritage Foundation Team of Butch & Gary. Gary Robinson is at 831-809-1317 and Butch Lindley is at 831-596-9902.

For information on the auction itself, go to http://montereycountyfair.com/exhibits-junior-livestock-auction

The Monterey County Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29-Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, in Monterey. The theme of the 2019 fair is “High Tides and Carnival Rides.”

About the Monterey County Fair & Event Center

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a premier event center set on 22 oak-studded acres with ample parking. It is a state-owned multi-use facility that features four large banquet rooms, two outdoor concert venues, and a variety of outdoor and indoor cost-effective sites ideal for all types of events. It is home of the annual award-winning Monterey County Fair, host to many major and private events on the Central Coast, and the site of the Monterey Bay Race Place, a Satellite Wagering Facility.

For more information, contact the Fair Administration Office, at 2004 Fairground Road in Monterey, by calling (831) 372-5863 or go to www.montereycountyfair.com for more information.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.montereycountyfair.com

Only Three Shows Remain for Original, Interactive Multi-Media Show ‘Celebration ’69’

The year 1969 was a momentous one for music, popular culture and world events.

Salinas, CA, August 07, 2019 — The year 1969 was a momentous one for music, popular culture and world events. Richard Nixon became president, Charles Manson went on his murderous spree, the Woodstock Music Festival raised its freak flag to half a million blissful hippies, man walks on the moon, The Beatles released its classic “Abbey Road” album and the dark side of the ’60s showed its face at the Rolling Stones’ disastrous concert at Altamont Speedway.

These six iconic events form the framework for musician/actor Mark Shilstone-Laurent’s original, multi-media, interactive show “Celebration ’69,” which opened earlier this year and concludes with three shows Sept. 13, 14 and 15, at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel.

“I think it’s a pretty fun show, especially for the Boomers. It really is unique,” said Shilstone-Laurent, a longtime local actor and musician, who has taught speech at Hartnell since 1996. “I try to make it feel like a party, not a play.”

Each section is illustrated with photographs and other images projected on a background screen, with Shilstone-Laurent providing narration and leading a five-piece band playing popular music from that year. “It encapsulates the whole year in one two-hour show,” he says.

The opening number, Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times, Bad Times” perfectly summarizes and sets up the show, with music from, among others, The Who, Moody Blues, Neil Young, Santana, Fleetwod Mac, Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, Elton John, Chicago, Michael Jackson, the Jackson Five, as well as, of course, the Rolling Stones, providing the soundtrack of that year.

Shilstone-Laurent uses many black and white photographs from his “oldest, dearest friend” from high school, rock lensman and journalist Stephen Robert Caraway, who passed away in 2015, but left a treasure chest of iconic images from rock ’n’ roll’s biggest stars from as far back as 1967. He said the show is a memorial to Caraway’s photos as well as his spirit that never really lost track of what the ’60’s tried to be all about — peace and love.

Joining Shilstone-Laurent, who is the lead singer and plays guitar, in the band will be drummer Rod “The Mod” Wilson, bassist Jeff Covell, guitarist Justin Noseworthy, and lead guitarist Dustin Carroll.

In addition to the six iconic events that provide the framework, audiences will learn about countless other major happenings that made 1969 such a unique year: Edward Kennedy severely damages his political future by driving off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island; a giant oil spill fouls the beaches of Santa Barbara and a polluted river in Cleveland literally catches fire, giving birth to the environmental activism movement; the largest anti-war protests in American history take place in November and December; police raid a gay bar in New York City — The Stonewall Inn — and for the first time meet fierce resistance, giving birth to the gay rights movement; “Star Trek” airs its final episode and “Sesame Street” its first, and on and on. All told, quite a year.

Shilstone-Laurent has been a longtime performer in the local theater and music scenes. He has taught speech since 1977 and at Hartnell College since 1996. He has also owned a job listing service for jobs in television news, which he sold in 2013. A Salinas resident, he and his wife Adrienne, who works for the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System and is a former local news anchor, have three grown sons.

“It’s an interactive show, so I encourage the audience to sing along all night and hopefully people will jump in and make it a party,” said Shilstone-Laurent.

For more information or to buy tickets for the final three shows, go to brownpapertickets.com or carlcherrycenter.org. For more information and pictures from recent performances, go to celebration69.com.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.celebration69.com

Hola Publishing Internacional Brings New Talent, Providing Unparalleled Services in Mexico


For the first time, authors and companies can access print-on-demand services, securing competitive pricing for high-quality printing as well as global distribution.

Mexico City, Mexico, 8th August, 2019 — Hola Publishing is changing the publishing landscape in Mexico. For the first time, authors and companies can access print-on-demand services, securing competitive pricing for high-quality printing as well as global distribution.

Hola has filled a crucial gap in the Mexican publishing market—before Hola came to Mexico City, “there really wasn’t a self-publishing company that offered full publishing services,” founder and publisher Lisa M. Umina explains. Comprehensive services include cover design, interior layout, editing, and extensive marketing. Umina herself works from the Mexican headquarters.

Hola Publishing recently announced that their corporate headquarters will be located in Mexico City, enabling the publishing company to provide in-house consultations to authors. “This is a huge step in their writing career,” Umina says. “Now, they have the opportunity to meet the team and shake the hands of the people who are helping them to leave a legacy.”

Hola Publishing has brought on additional literary consultants to fill the demand. “Before, authors had to look to companies in Spain. Now, they can publish with a company at home. The authors meet our talented team in person and see first-hand the kind of quality we are producing,” says Umina.

As the owner of Hola, Umina has spent time researching the market. She knows her company is offering services that aren’t available elsewhere. “We are a very unique company in Mexico because we handle our authors’ needs from design to print to global distribution.” Hola has worked with a diverse clientele of professionals, ranging from journalists to doctors and lawyers, and increasingly, corporations whose print needs are not being met elsewhere.

Hola offers what is called print-on-demand, which means that authors or companies can order smaller quantities of printed products—from books to manuals or brochures. By partnering with a high-quality printer in Mexico, pricing is competitive with the United States.

The Mexican headquarters is good news for clients in the United States as well, as demand grows for bilingual books. The services that are being offered in the United States haven’t changed, in fact, they’ve improved. “We have it set up even better,” says Umina of the changes.

In the future, Hola plans to partner with bookstores in Mexico in order to continue increasing circulation.

With 17 years of experience in the publishing industry, Lisa M. Umina has worked with many award-winning authors, helping them to publish their dream and coaching them to bring their writing career to the next level. Her company has published over 2,000+ titles, and she is the founder and owner of Halo Publishing International and Hola Publishing Internacional.

Press & Media Contact:
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Halo Publishing International, Inc
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San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
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contact@halopublishing.com
http://www.halopublishing.com

Kenya’s vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts makes it the best and most popular area in Africa for safaris

Kenya’s vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts makes it the best and most popular area in Africa for safaris

NAIROBI, Kenya, 2019-Aug-07 — /EPR Network/ — The best and most popular areas in Africa for safaris are East Africa precisely Kenya which offers vast plains and roaming packs of extraordinary beasts.

Many travelers come to Africa in search of the “big five”: buffalo, lions, leopards, elephants and rhinoceroses. The chance to get close to these animals in their natural habitats is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but your trip to the Africa is anything but a trip to the zoo. Safaris can be physically taxing and strenuous, and you may not see all the animals you expected. Since most safari destinations are in developing sub-Saharan nations, travelers must take certain safety and health precautions. If you’re planning a safari (or just dreaming about it), be as prepared as possible. Get some good guidebooks, talk to friends who’ve been to Africa and research, research, research. We’ve outlined some important safari basics, from choosing a destination to getting vaccinated, to help you start planning a successful African adventure such as short trip to the Nairobi National Park which can be booked online through https://www.cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park or through their Online booking Platform https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/

According to the popular magazines tour visits to Kenya to the park within the city have greatly increased due to proximity and easy booking platforms from Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya. Group travel is made easy because of the flexibility of timings.

Follow the links for book and pay options

Option 1: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning Tour
Option 2: 2.00pm – 6.30pm – Nairobi National Park Afternoon
Option 3: 6am – 3pm – Nairobi National Park, Elephants, Giraffe and Lunch at Carnivore
Option 4: 10am – 6.30pm – Elephants, Giraffe, Lunch at Carnivore and Nairobi National Park
Option 5; 6am- 1pm – Nairobi National Park and Elephant Orphanage
Option 6: 6am – 3pm –Nairobi National Park, Elephants and Giraffe (without lunch)
Option 7: 6am – 11am – Nairobi National Park Morning tour including park entry fees

Cost Includes:

• Game viewing drive,
• Transport pick up and drop off from hotel / Airport
• Lunch where applicable on the package
• Entry to Giraffe center with applicable package
• Entry to Elephant Orphanage with applicable package
• Safari Driver guide

Not Included in the published price are government park entry fees as follows:

– Entrance fees of US Dollars $43 per adult and USDollars $22 per child – Nairobi National Park
The above fees Are paid by strictly credit card at the point of entry on the same travel day. No cash is accepted.

https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-national-park-tour-morning/
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Amboselu National park is featured in their August – December Promotions
Holidays are everybody’s ideal way to relax and see the world. As our guests get to experience the wildlife and other products we have to offer such conservation is of outmost important. We support conservation by preferring to prioritize Eco-lodges and thereafter the other camps and Budget Camps as well. The Amboseli National Park is very near Nairobi about 3 hours drive one way.

At these eco-facilities you will be able to learn more about how important they are to secure the existence of the local environment and how you are directly helping the local community by choosing to stay in such an accommodation.

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It’s very important to get yellow fever certificate while entering Kenya and if possible have a prepaid VISA which saves you time at the busy Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Also Pre-book your Taxi from Nairobi Airport for your hotel transfer. https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-tours/product/nairobi-airport-transfer/

Welcome to Nairobi, Welcome to Magical Kenya.

About Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is safari packages and day tours complemented by air travel. It has a well-established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base who provide with repeat business year after year. Join us on facebook, twitter and youtube. Safaris in Kenya may be tailored to the tourist taste and can extend to Tanzania and Uganda. Browse and read reviews on trip advisor page and one can also book from trip advisor link.

For further information and reservations, Contact;
Claudia Kabui
Mobile : +254-(0) 722-370833 (Kenya)
Sales: + 254 (0) 710-729021 (Kenya)
Email: info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
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Month-Long Vacation Rentals Offer Many Advantages to the Discerning Traveler

Anyone who has stayed in a short-term vacation rental is well aware of the advantages of staying in a private home rather than traditional traveler lodging — better price, more flexibility, more space, more choices, and so forth.

Monterey, CA, August 05, 2019 — Anyone who has stayed in a short-term vacation rental is well aware of the advantages of staying in a private home rather than traditional traveler lodging — better price, more flexibility, more space, more choices, and so forth.

Those advantages are still applicable when one opts for a longer-term vacation rental, such as a one-month rental. Thirty days may seem a like a long time, but when you vacation in an area such as the Monterey Peninsula, a few days is certainly not enough to see and experience all the area has to offer.

The vacation rental professionals at Monterey-based Sanctuary Vacation Rentals, which was founded more than 11 years ago and represents almost 100 homes across the Monterey Peninsula, specializes in both short-term and long-term rentals and have surveyed both renters and owners about the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Here are seven reasons to rent a one-month vacation rental:

1. You have a home base. It’s your home away from home. You can sleep in, go on an outing, shopping, sightseeing or whatever you want to do. There’s no check-out times. There’s no getting awakened by housekeeping knocking on the door. If you’re not feeling well, you can stay in for a day and rest and recuperate and not feel you’re missing out.

2. You only need to unpack and pack once. You can unpack everything you brought with you without having to worry about packing up in a day or two, giving you more leisure time. And you’re not living out of your suitcase.

3. You have more room and more time to use it. Vacation rentals have much more space than the average hotel room. There’s more room to stretch out, relax and use areas of the home you may not use if you’re only there a day or two. Plus, there’s usually more bathrooms and areas where you can get away from everyone else and have some quiet alone time.

4. You can choose the type of property with the amenities and comforts you want. Unlike many hotels, you can pick a home that has a hot tub, Jacuzzi or even a pool or one that comes furnished with outdoor swings, fire pits, and gas barbecue grills. Some homes even come equipped with beach toys, bicycles, surfboards and other recreational equipment.

5. You can save money. By grocery shopping and cooking your own meals “at home,” you can save money and use it on excursions and sightseeing instead of eating out every night. And if you want to eat out, you still have that option too. You can also split the costs with your friends and family and use it on weekends and still be ahead.

6. You have more flexibility. You can plan longer excursions or short trips or do them in stages, knowing you have more than a day or two to experience them all. You can invite family and friends to visit on weekends or for a couple of days.

7. Finally, you can do all of the above in the location of your dreams. Vacation rentals give you more options than a hotel room, whether it’s a quaint Carmel cottage or a multi-room Pebble Beach mansion with an expansive view, you’ll be able to find something that fits your dream perfectly.

For more information on one-month vacation rentals and all the options available to you, go to https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com

or call Sanctuary toll-free at 1-(800) 614-6706.

About Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

Founded in 2008 by Annee Martin, Sanctuary Vacation Rentals boasts a team of 20 professionals and represents almost 100 homes across the Monterey Peninsula, including Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel proper, Carmel Highlands, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey, Marina, Seaside, Carmel Valley and the Highway 68 corridor near the airport and Laguna Seca.

Sanctuary’s roster of homes includes everything from cozy two-bedroom cottages in Carmel and Pacific Grove to larger four- to six-bedroom homes that can accommodate up to 12 people and luxurious Pebble Beach homes with ocean views. Many of the homes are within walking distance to the area’s beaches, restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions.

Sanctuary homes all invoke a sense of peace and harmony, allowing guests to relax, revitalize their lives, reconnect with one another, and above all, have fun. Sanctuary’s goal is to provide guests with a sanctuary from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its vision is to inspire and nurture the hearts and souls of guests with the beauty and magic of the Monterey Peninsula while staying in one of its vacation homes.

Sanctuary Vacation Rentals

888 Munras Ave., Suite 100

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 233-6340

Toll-Free: (800) 614-6706

https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

https://www.sanctuaryvacationrentals.com