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ADVENTURE KINGS SOLAR PANEL RANGE – HOW MUCH POWER DO I NEED?

Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2018-Jan-15 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — When you need to recharge yourself and your 12V system, look no further than an Adventure Kings Solar charging system.

We have pioneered a range that starts from a simple 10W USB solar charger to a fully fledged 250W output array with MPPT Regulation for absolute maximum output to give you the options to power your setup no matter what you take camping with you.

All Adventure Kings Solar panels use Monocrystalline silicone cell construction which is the most efficient panel design available remaining lightweight and compact whilst still outputting effective power for use at home or in the bush.

We have fully standalone systems that include a solar regulator in both hard framed designs or the more flexible folding solar blankets which are excellent for space saving in the back of your vehicle or for emergency use.

We even have a fully customisable 110W Hard mounted system that includes fittings so you can easily and permanently mount it to your vehicle, camper trailer, campervan, caravan or boat with your choice of solar regulator.

We stock both the easy to operate low cost PWM style of regulator that has become the standard across the industry, or you can upgrade to one of our high efficiency, high output MPPT style regulators which gives you up to 30% more efficiency in cloudy or overcast conditions ensuring you get the most out of your solar setup no matter what the weather conditions.

Adventure Kings maintains its reputation for supplying functional camping setups whilst also still offering some of the most affordable solar setups available to the Australian market!

Whatever your 12V setup, Adventure Kings has a Solar charging system to efficiently top up your batteries and run accessories, with zero running costs and zero noise, whilst you kick back and relax and enjoy your favorite campsite in peace and quiet….When you are looking for a solar panel setup, you can’t look past an Adventure Kings Solar setup.

When you’re building a tourer or planning a campsite in your head, solar panels should always be a consideration – they are a source of free, limitless power after all – but how do you know what panel to choose!?

Luckily Adventure Kings has a wide range of panels, that won’t break the bank.

There are two main considerations to make when choosing a solar panel – how much power you use and how much space you have to pack your panel/s.

First, to calculate your requirements, consider how many 12 volt accessories you use at camp.

Generally all electrical products will have a wattage listed (check for a sticker near the power cord) you can use this wattage to calculate the real-time amps the product will use while it’s on. Some products may also list an Amp/Hour rating which simply gives an average on the total amount of amps used per hour the product is turned on. For example, the Adventure Kings 60L fridge/freezer is rated to use less than 1 amp/hour when the interior is set at 5°C and the outside temperature is 32°C.

So let’s work through an example:

You arrive at camp at 6pm on Friday, and it’s 32°C – your fridge is down to temperature at 5°C thanks to being plugged in while you drive and you’re ready for an icy cold beverage while you light the campfire, roll out your swag and set up the awning. Then you set up an Illuminator Strip Light and as the sun sets you turn it on and wind it down for ambient light.

As the temperature drops into the night your fridge will use less power, but every time you open it for a bevvy it has to work to cool back down again, so we’ll assume the fridge is using the rated 0.83Amp/Hours all night and into the morning. 6pm to 8am the fridge has used around 12 amp hours. The Illuminator strip light was on for 5 hours total and uses 0.4A at its low level for a total of 2A

So between 6pm and 8am you used 14 Amps total – whether you have a 98AH or 115AH deep cycle battery you’ve still got plenty of juice.

But throughout the next day your fridge will continue to use power. Between 8am Saturday and 8am Sunday it will use another 24 Amps. Add another 5 hours of strip light use for 2Amps and add in a phone charge using a cig socket USB adapter rated at 12W – that’s another Amp per hour your phone is on charge. In this case your phone is charged in 2 hours so that’s another 2Amps. Plus you use your Thumper to inflate some inner tubes to relax and float in the river – you use your Thumper for 15 minutes. To calculate the amps used per hour, you find the instantaneous power listed on the sticker (45Amps) and because you’ve used it for a quarter of an hour, calculate one quarter of 45. For this example we’ll call it 12Amp/Hours.

So Saturday to Sunday morning 8am you’ve used 40Amp/Hours – combine this with the Friday night total 14Amps and you’re looking at 54Amp/Hours – at this point your Deep cycle battery has used over 55% capacity if you’ve got the 98AH battery, and over 46% capacity if you’re using a 115AH battery.

You’re planning to leave camp at 4pm so the fridge still needs to be powered by your battery for a further eight hours. That’s another 8Amp/Hours, bringing the total weekend use up to 62Amp/Hours. 63% of your 98AH battery and 53% of your 115AH battery – you should definitely add a solar panel to keep those batteries charged!

Now you can look at the output of the different solar panels available.

4WD Supacentre offers a 110W fixed solar panel, a 120W Folding Solar blanket (with PWM regulator) a 160W Folding solar kit (with PWM regulator) and a 250W folding solar panel kit (with PWM regulator). The table below shows their maximum charging amperage (assuming the same PWM regulator for all panels) as well as the estimated total Amp/Hours after 6,8 and 10 hours of sun light.

So even six hours of sunlight on the Saturday and Sunday and your battery will have recharged at least 72A/H with a 110W Fixed Solar Panel (with added PWM regulator.) This would cover your power usage and keep your batteries charged. Of course, this is only a guide and your actual consumption may vary depending on many factors including, but not limited to, the outside temperature, fridge temperature, battery condition, wiring size and condition, solar panel angle and position etc etc.

The second consideration is the amount of space you have in your vehicle – for smaller vehicles, a 120W portable Solar blanket is perfect as it packs down to a compact size and still packs a punch.

For permanent mounting solar panels, the choice is obvious – a 110W fixed solar panel (or two!) These feature a thicker aluminium frame and don’t come with a regulator so you can connect your own, use a DC to DC charger and even connect multiple.

For bigger vehicle where space is less of a priority a 160 or 250 watt folding solar panel is ideal. You can set these at varying angles to catch the sun, and they mean you can park in the shade and have your panel in the sun doing the hard work! They also provide plenty of power for bigger camp setups or hotter conditions where your fridge is working more to keep your drinks cool.

Contact-Details: OJ Aba
Jaba@4wdsupacentre.com.au
https://www.4wdsupacentre.com.au

 

A Sweet Experience

Join Carmel Honey Company in a unique, one of a kind honey experience for the senses.

Salinas, CA, October 05, 2017 – With over 300 varietals in the United States alone, we hand pick a sample flight of REAL honey, explain how honey is made and share with you the importance of pollinators and their critical role in our environment.

Our half hour $35 per person journey includes:

•Three honey varietal samples and special honey small bite pairings

•Educational experience with the owners of Carmel Honey Company

•Family friendly relaxing environment

•Instore 15% off voucher for day of shopping

Our full hour $50 per person journey includes:

•Six honey varietal samples and special honey small bite pairings

•Educational experience with the owners of Carmel Honey Company

•Family friendly relaxing environment

•Instore 15% off voucher for day of shopping

•Honeycomb tasting

•Pollen tasting

Carmel Honey Company logo gift

Walk-in requests may be available, but for the best experience please email info@carmelhoneycompany.com to schedule in advance.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.carmelhoneycompany.com

The Clement Palo Alto Offers Guests ‘A Suite Deal’ with Special Extras Package Through Dec. 15

Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Palo Alto, CA, October 03, 2017 — Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene at the 23-suite luxury hotel And now with “A Suite Deal” Package, they can enjoy even more.

A Suite Deal

Our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene when staying at The Clement Hotel. And now when you book one of our luxurious suites through December 15th, you’ll enjoy extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

This Package includes a $100 Gift Certificate to La Belle Spa, a bottle of wine from one of our featured wineries and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Beverages. Offer valid for stays on Friday, Saturday or Sunday prior to December 15th, 2017. Blackout dates include November 24th, 25th and 26th and additional blackout dates may apply. This special offer is based upon availability.

Please call (650) 322-7111 to book this special package or email reservations@theclementpaloalto.com.

About The Clement Palo Alto

The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice. All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest’s favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest’s personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Hotel

711 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California 94301

650.322.7111

www.theclementpaloalto.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Introduces Special “Less is more … Love is all” Elopement wedding package

The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

Carmel Highlands, CA, August 15, 2017 — The acclaimed Hyatt Carmel Highlands, which overlooks the Big Sur coast and features 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced a special elopement package for lovebirds looking for an intimate ceremony in a romantic location.

The special “Less Is More … Love Is All” elopement package starts at $4,000 for up to 10 persons (plus taxes and fees) and includes:

· Wedding ceremony in The Gazebo overlooking the Big Sur coastline (one-hour ceremony and two-hour set-up).

· Three-hour reception in California Market at Pacific’s Edge Wine Room.

· Reception menu includes two preselected entrees, a signature cocktail, unlimited beer and wine, and two bottles of sparkling wine.

Perched high above the rocky cliffs of the Big Sur coast with an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, The Gazebo is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. The Gazebo’s spacious redwood deck, which is surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes, offers ample seating for up to 120 guests, each of whom will be talking about their memories for years to come. As a stunning venue for a buffet lunch, The Gazebo can accommodate up to 40 guests.

Other reception venue options and guestroom packages are available for an additional cost.

As part of the package, Hyatt Carmel Highlands also offers a list of approved vendors, including officiants, floral designers, wedding cake providers, photographers, and hair and makeup specialists.

To book the “Less Is More … Love Is All” elopement package, call +1 831.620.1234, or for more information visit hyattcarmelhighlands.com.

Adjacent to the property is the Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, which includes 94 one- and two-bedroom units each with wood-burning fireplace, private balcony, and ocean or garden view. For more information, visit hyattresidenceclub.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 ocean view rooms and five garden view rooms.

Situated only 4 miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, bridal couples, honeymooners, and privileged travelers for a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com

Hottest Trend in Interactive Immersive Entertainment, Escape Rooms, Opens on Cannery Row in Monterey

Save the Date for The Escape Room Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting with the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Details to Be Announced Soon. Open To the Public

Monterey, CA, August 15, 2017 — Imagine being closed in a room with a half a dozen other people and you’re given just one hour to figure out — through clues, codes and suggestions scattered throughout the room — to solve a murder.

Change the scenario to a bank heist, a hostage situation, a kidnapping, a prison, pirate ship, a space station, and much more, and you have one of the hottest trends in interactive or immersive entertainment — Escape Rooms. They’re based on escape-the-room video and online games, as if the classic board game “Clue” became a live-action game you play with others in real locations.

And now Monterey has its own version — Exodus Escape Room on Cannery Row — founded by entrepreneur Christina Riddoch of Monterey.

“My granddaughter Andrea and I would play these games online together,” says Riddoch, who opened Exodus Escape Room the first weekend in August. “We were walking around Union Station in Kansas City and we saw a live escape room. We did it and we had so much fun. I said, we need to do this in Monterey, so I started looking into it.”

She contacted an owner of an escape room in Los Angeles to discuss franchising and even attended an escape room conference in Niagara Falls. But it was that first experience with a “live” escape room in Kansas City that sealed it for her.

“I was literally on a high from it for days,” she says. “You feel alive again, it was such an experience, it got us outside of ourselves.”

She talked the escape room operator in L.A. into franchising, found a suitable location above and behind The Whaling Station restaurant on Wave Street in Cannery Row, set up two escape rooms there and opened to capacity crowds — “It was nonstop until 11:30 at night that first night,” she says.

Exodus has two rooms, Sherlock’s Study (recommended for four-10 people) and Masquerade Manor (recommended for four-eight people), with the simple goal of working together with other players, crack codes, solve cyphers and study clues within 60 minutes to escape the room.

In Sherlock’s Study, in the midst of a murder investigation, Sherlock Holmes has been kidnapped by the very murderer he was trying to catch. It’s up to the players to piece together the evidence he has left behind in his study. Will you be clever enough to step into Sherlock’s shoes and solve the mystery?

In Masquerade Manor, wealthy and famous composer Ludovico Manin is the prime suspect in a recent, high-profile crime. That night, during his annual Masquerade Ball, is the best chance to look for evidence against him. Disguised as guests, players must infiltrate the ball, find proof of Manin’s guilt, and leave without being detected. Can you find the stolen object and escape in time?

The rooms are monitored by video cameras with audio. If players fail to solve the mystery and escape, they can return to take another crack at it for half-price. Riddoch says she hopes to open a third room with a bank heist theme.

“Ours is family-friendly since we’re on Cannery Row,” says Riddoch, referring to some of the more gruesome or frightening escape rooms out there. “I think Cannery Row needs this.”

Originating in Japan as Real Escape Game (REG) in 2007, Seattle-based Puzzle Break became the first American-based escape room company in 2013. They are patterned after video or online games such as Zelda, Myst and Crimson Room. There are estimated to be more than 3,000 escape room venues worldwide. There’s even a website directory of escape rooms (escaperoomdirectory.com) and people who are fans of the games are called Escape Room Enthusiasts.

“There is a growing consumer demand for social play experiences that are live and unique and can’t be repeated,” Sam Roberts, assistant director of the Interactive Media and Games division at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, told the Los Angeles Times. Roberts says that immersive entertainment will be the next frontier of gaming — “the future of play spaces,” he says.

“It’s just so much fun,” says Riddoch. “It’s great for team-building, it’s fun playing it together with friends. It’s such a great experience.”

Exodus Escape Room

765 Wave St., between Irving and Prescott, Monterey

Monterey@exodusescaperoom.com

(831) 324-0513

http://exodusescaperoom.com/monterey

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.exodusescaperoom.com

Travel To Kenya Safari Destination and Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions

Nairobi, Kenya, 2017-Aug-12 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — The Magical Kenya is still on – Restoring the Tourism confidence in Kenya as a hub of Both Business and Leisure Travelers.

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 out most 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.

Nairobi City Tours
Nairobi National Park Tour
Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Full Day Nairobi Tour to National Park, Karen Blixen, Giraffe center
Elephant Orphanage Tour from Nairobi

Flying Packages to the Masai Mara National Park
Governors Camps
Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp
Mara Interpids Club – Explorer

Kenya Elections
Kenya has just concluded its General Election in August, 2017. The tourism industry is set to compensate in the coming months from setback of negative reporting especially from international media channels. In some instances this is not the true state on the ground and only affects some areas cluster and NOT the whole country. Most tourist visited areas are not affected. We urge travelers to seek clarification from credible sources of the Kenya Foreign Missions in their Home country or Ministry of Foreign affairs of Kenya. However, we are optimistic that the work done in the past by Hon. Najib Balala and his teams all over the world will not decrease but increase in the coming months and years.

Popular Nairobi Tours, Trips and Attractions
Nairobi National Park Tours gains popularity with transit travelers and conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is a hub of meetings and conferences almost every week there are numerous meetings and conferences taking place. The Nairobi National Park Tour offered by Cruzeiro Safaris has impressively gained popularity. Being an hourly tour delegates and travelers on transit see it as valuable time spent with the limited time they have in Nairobi.

Cruzeiro Safaris has several hourly tours but the Nairobi National Park Tour with affordable prices has proved to be the top ranking and it’s forecasted to be till the end of the year. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse bird life. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. The Nairobi Tour is offered two times a day making it easy for delegates to book pre and post conference time and traveler on transit to manage their pick up and drop off times effectively. The timings are said to be early morning at 6am and 2pm depending on location of guest hotel. Morning tours are said to be more productive than afternoon however one can choose according to the time available for the guest. Single travelers often have a problem because most of the tours are available for a minimum of 2, (however, they pay less the 2nd persons park entry fee) then they are assured of the tour. It’s also important to send an email or call to ask if there is a group to join any number to use +254722370833 or +254710729021 or visit – https://cruzeiro-safaris.com/nairobi-national-park

 

ABOUT US:
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya Limited is a tours and travel company based in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s mandated to provide tours and safaris to everyone willing to be enlightened about travel destinations priority being Kenya then other countries.

Contact-Details:

Claudia Kabui
Cruzeiro Safaris Kenya
www.cruzeiro-safaris.com
info@cruzeiro-safaris.com
Tel: +254-722-370833 or +254-710-729021
Mumias South Road, Buru Buru Shopping Center, Visions Place

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Concludes Extensive Renovations with Centennial Anniversary

Hyatt Carmel Highlands, the acclaimed northern California hotel overlooking the Big Sur Coast with just 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced the completion of one of the most exciting transformations in its 100-year history.

Carmel Highlands, CA, July 24, 2017 — Hyatt Carmel Highlands, the acclaimed northern California hotel overlooking the Big Sur Coast with just 48 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, announced the completion of one of the most exciting transformations in its 100-year history. Originally opened as the Highlands Inn, the hotel now features a remodeled lobby and redesigned guest rooms, restaurant and lounge. The hotel will host a celebration in late July to commemorate the historic property’s centennial anniversary.

Drawing inspiration from the hotel’s rich history and Carmel’s vibrant artistic, social and literary landscape, renovations include:

• Newly redesigned guestrooms, inclusive of 10 suites, with updated furnishings, décor, color schemes, new heating and the addition of air conditioning. The refreshed look draws upon the hotel’s upscale coastal ambience.

• The hotel’s gourmet restaurant California Market at Pacific’s Edge offers an expanded 40-seat, 1,200-square-foot patio and an exciting new menu. The addition of a glass-railed outdoor dining deck amplifies the venue’s awe-inspiring vistas. New seating arrangements include a large communal table made of a fallen Monterey cypress tree trunk and high-top tables in select areas to ensure patrons enjoy unencumbered views. The space is tailored, yet comfortable, for that casual breakfast or lunch, as well as the relaxing celebratory dinner overlooking a spectacular sunset.

• The popular Sunset Lounge has been reconfigured to provide guests with panoramic vistas of the stunning coastline. New bar menus offer delectable tapas and creative hand-crafted cocktails, while local musicians play live jazz and soul music each Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

• The hotel’s lobby area features new furnishings and living room-style components, inviting private parties of more than 100 guests to now enjoy the refreshed area.

“We are excited to announce the completion of this renovation, just in time to celebrate the centennial of the hotel,” said James Cooper, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ general manager/managing director. “These upgrades offer a fresh new look, fusing modern touches with the authentic ambiance that this iconic property is known for worldwide.”

On Friday, July 28, Hyatt Carmel Highlands will kick off its centennial festivities with the exclusive Local Legends event that celebrates Monterey County’s acclaimed wines and winemakers and the renowned chefs who have made the area a foodie’s paradise. Limited seating will be available. For more information on this event and other winemaker dinners at the hotel, click here.

Historic, Coastal Design

The hotel’s redesigned restaurant and Sunset Lounge reflect a nod to the rugged local coastline. As guests arrive, they are greeted by sculptural elements of flying coastal birds, framing a breathtaking view of the Big Sur coast. Timber frames and metal strappings that were once used to hold back the coastal cliff sides are also represented throughout the design. Blown-glass pendant lights hang above the bar, and sleek marble countertops create a perfect nook to share crafted artisanal cocktails, award-winning wines, and great conversation.

Conscious California Cuisine at California Market at Pacific’s Edge

As part of the restaurant’s transformation, chef de cuisine Francisco Castellon has devised a tantalizing menu of American classics with a twist, including popular dishes from previous menus and a number of new selections.

A sampling of menu items includes:

Breakfast: Dungeness crab & avocado eggs benedict; maple walnut granola with Oxnard strawberries, Strauss Creamery yogurt and local honey.

Lunch: Baja fish tacos featuring fresh locally caught fish topped with shaved cabbage and chipotle aioli; chicken sofrito empanadas with Santa Barbara green olives, capers and smoked paprika aioli; and sandwich of vine ripened tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, local arugula, and California aged white cheddar.

Dinner: Appetizer of heirloom tomatoes, burrata mozzarella, opal basil blossoms and sherry vinegar; signature entrees, such as merlot-glazed short ribs with roasted baby heirloom carrots, kale and buttermilk potato puree and hook and line-caught sea bass with almond gazpacho, grapes, basil oil, and sun choke chips.

Seasonal rates at Hyatt Carmel Highlights start from $529 per night. The Bed and Breakfast package starts at $540 per night. For more information and reservations, visit www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com.

Adjacent to the property is the Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn, which includes 94 one- and two-bedroom units each with wood-burning fireplace, private balcony, and ocean or garden view. For more information, visit www.hyattresidenceclub.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917 as the Highland Inn, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands’ idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com

The Clement Palo Alto Offers Unique Elopement Package, from Minister and Photography Services to Two-Night Stay and Romantic Dinner for Two

Just can’t wait to get married? Want something classy, intimate and romantic, and don’t want a quickie Las Vegas or city hall wedding? The luxury Clement Palo Alto may just have the perfect package for elopement-minded lovebirds.

Palo Alto, CA, July 16, 2017 — Just can’t wait to get married? Want something classy, intimate and romantic, and don’t want a quickie Las Vegas or city hall wedding? The luxury Clement Palo Alto may just have the perfect package for elopement-minded lovebirds.

The Clement Palo Alto, the area’s first and only all-inclusive luxury hotel, is offering a special Elopement Package that will take care of all the little details so you can get married and start your new life as a happily married couple.

The Clement’s package includes:

• Non-denominational minister service

• Ceremony at the hotel’s rooftop pool area

• Couple’s bouquet and matching boutonniere

• Ceremony coordination services

• 1.5-hour photography service

• Two-night room accommodations for two

• Special turndown amenity

• La Belle Spa massages for two

• Romantic dinner on the rooftop for two

• All meals and drinks included

In addition, the wedding couple will be able to take advantage of all of the luxurious amenities at The Clement during their stay, including rooftop pool, whirlpool, private cabañas and fire pits, fitness center, personalized concierge services and dining at the hotel’s Open Kitchen, Dining Room and 24-hour Guest Pantry.

Price starts at $10,000, reservations upon request and is based on availability. Call (650) 322-7111 to book this special package.

About The Clement Palo Alto

The Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 and is one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country.

With 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto sets a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

While unparalleled service is key to any great luxury hotel, The Clement Palo Alto takes its impeccable service to another level with an all-inclusive concept, including personalized concierge services, breakfast, lunch and dinner in an on-premise location of the guest’s choice.

All wine, beer and cocktails, in-room mini-refrigerator (stocked with the guest’s favorites), and fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock, are just a few of the amenities included in this all-inclusive experience.

In fact, The Clement Palo Alto is more than all-inclusive, it is all-exclusive, catering exclusively to the guest’s personal tastes and desires.

The Clement Palo Alto is ideally located across from Stanford University and next to downtown Palo Alto, with its award-winning restaurants, world-class shopping and upscale spas. It is just 45 minutes south of San Francisco and only 30 minutes north of San Jose, not only making it convenient, but easily accessible to the world-famous sights and myriad activities of both cities.

Overall, The Clement Palo Alto offers a unique, one-of-a-kind 6-star experience in the heart of Silicon Valley with unparalleled personal service, all-inclusive luxury and privacy in a warm, inviting and luxurious residential environment.

The Clement Hotel

711 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, California 94301

(650) 322-7111

www.theclementpaloalto.com

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

http://www.theclementpaloalto.com

BIG Sur, SMALL Crowds

Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1.

Salinas, CA, July 13, 2017 – Big Sur has become a virtual island because of a bridge collapse and a landslide that blocks a huge section of Highway 1. With the closures, Big Sur has almost stepped back in time, with fewer visitors and cars, quieter and more peaceful.

But almost all businesses are open, from restaurants and lodging to galleries and gift shops, which offers the smart traveler a golden opportunity to experience the Big Sur of yesteryear.

Avoid airline and airport hassles and TSA lines and patdowns by taking a drive down the coast to Big Sur instead of flying elsewhere. From San Jose and the Bay Area, it only takes a few hours and a tank of gas to get to one of the most beautiful and serene places on earth.

Dip your feet into the flowing Big Sur River, grab an Adirondack chair for a front-row seat to the sights and sounds of nature, and relax by the fire on the patio of The Roadhouse or your cabin.

Have breakfast or lunch at the critically acclaimed Big Sur Roadhouse, or pick up food to go for a picnic along the Big Sur river, under the inspiring redwoods or at the beach.

Call us now for availability and enjoy the wonders of Big Sur as you have never experienced them before. Guests who call in July to reserve dates will be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 10 bottles of award winning Bernardus Wines. The focus of Bernardus Wines is to create wines that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination.

A Special Treat From Us To You…

Enjoy a complimentary upgrade at check-in if available & enter our raffle for a complimentary bottle of Bernardus wine in room upon arrival. Simply put “Bernardus Promo” in the Notes field at time of booking when making reservations online, or please be sure to discuss it when making a phone reservation. Promotion excludes holidays and weekends. Valid for Redemption: July 11th, 2017 – October 30, 2017. Offer valid on the following days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.glenoaksbigsur.com/

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa Launches Exciting New Wedding Packages, from Indian to LGBT Weddings

The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has launched a number exciting new wedding packages available at the resort hotel, including Indian and Southeast Asian, LGBT and mid-week weddings, as well as a unique “Elopement Package.”

Monterey, CA, July 09, 2017 — The Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa has launched a number exciting new wedding packages available at the resort hotel, including Indian and Southeast Asian, LGBT and mid-week weddings, as well as a unique “Elopement Package.”

For example, an Indian wedding would include a perfect path for a baraat and ample space for Mendhi and post-wedding brunch in addition to such inducements as the largest ballroom in Monterey County, with capacity for up to 800 seated guests, the ability to bring in outside caterers, complimentary honeymoon suite for the newlyweds, a large garden terrace for your ceremony and cocktail reception, as well as 550 rooms, including 32 suites and a Villa, with group rates — making it perfect for multi-day long celebrations, all with complimentary parking.

The 2017 Elopement Package includes an intimate, romantic wedding for you and up to 10 guests. Hyatt’s on-site wedding specialist has put together an affordable Elopement Package, including a Garden Courtyard Terrace ceremony with officiant, bride bouquet, cake for two, a bottle of sparkling wine, photography, and a wedding suite.

Contact our wedding specialist: hyattmontereycatering@hyatt.com, 831/657-6540

More detailed information can also be found at:

https://www.herecomestheguide.com/northern-california/wedding-venues/hyatt-regency-monterey-hotel-and-spa

Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

Walking past the fountain entryway into the Hyatt Regency Monterey’s Fireplace Lounge, you instantly feel yourself relaxing amid the resort’s sophisticated comforts, natural materials and soothing earth tones. Take it from us, the skylit Lounge is an inviting spot to while away a pleasant hour, quaffing a local vintage from their wine cellar along with tasty appetizers by their acclaimed farm-to-table bistro, TusCA Ristorante.

While the innovative food and drink are delicious, the resort boasts a bounty of recreational activities, like their full-service Racquet Club, 2000-square-foot Fitness Center and neighboring Del Monte Golf Course. Two sparkling pools surrounded by gardens beckon swimmers and sunbathers alike. Rent a bicycle to tour the scenic grounds, or take the trails that skirt the nearby bay up to historic Cannery Row. (The hotel’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierge can arrange everything from Aquarium tickets to wine tasting.)

With so much to entice and entertain, you don’t need an excuse to visit this resort. But if you’ve come to celebrate a special occasion, then you’ll be delighted by the expert service and range of venue options.

The Regency Grand Ballroom, the largest in the county, can host a gala dinner for 600 and still have plenty of room for dancing. Soft teal blue-and-beige décor reflect Monterey’s serene coastal palette; high ceilings with inset lighting bays and a bank of windows provide gentle illumination. The adjoining foyer opens to a terrace with a retractable awning, perfect for an indoor/outdoor social hour.

For a more intimate setting, the Monterey Ballroom still holds up to 400 guests but can be reduced to accommodate as few as 25. While the Regency takes its inspiration from the sea and sky, the Monterey recalls the region’s mountains and meadows: Rustic hues are enlivened with a sunny yellow reminiscent of springtime daffodils. An adjacent patio increases your staging possibilities.

Open-air receptions are sometimes celebrated on the Garden Terrace, which can also be tented. The bridal party and guests may reserve the rooms overlooking this courtyard, which offers convenience to the ceremony and is close to the celebration.

Your nearest and dearest will thank you for their mini-vacation, which includes plush, contemporary accommodations. Newlyweds receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night, but for the ultimate indulgence splurge on a Villa, a four-bedroom oasis with its own private lanai and swimming pool! This secluded hideaway can host up to 50 guests for your rehearsal dinner or cocktail party in high style.

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa

1 Old Golf Course Road

Monterey, CA 93940-4908

(831) 657-6540

From arrival straight on through to Farewell Brunch, your destination wedding weekend at this luxurious resort is an inspired way to savor a memorable Monterey experience.

Contact:

Marci Bracco Cain

Chatterbox PR

Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 747-7455

http://www.hyattregencymonterey.com