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PEDALERS PUB & GRILLE- Specialty bike tours in unique locations
Itching to put the bike pedal to the metal in an exotic land, but haven’t the faintest idea yet where to start? Then you’re the perfect candidate for a Pedalers Pub & Grille cycling exploration. Why? Well, because they offer an award-winning collection of thoughtfully-created itineraries across Asia, Alaska and the South Pacific that leave no stone unturned, yet leave the path wide open for an incredible, unforgettable adventure.

Their journeys are designed for all types of levels, from beginner to elite…taking care to ensure a “”no pressure” scenario no matter which you choose. They all include a delightful selection of unique accommodations, off-the-beaten-path restaurants, and ample time to explore your surroundings as opposed to simply just passing on by. Their expert team has been cultivating relationships with local guides and experts in all of the destinations they serve, which means you get to explore a myriad of hidden wonders beyond the surface, to places far and wide not commonly found in guidebooks.

Destinations far and wide include Alaska, Japan, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Tibet…and if you really want to challenge yourself, consider the Once In A Lifetime Tour in 2012. 8 months, 6 continents, 25 destinations, and one heck of a lifetime bank of memories. http://www.pedalerspubandgrille.com/

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- $150 Tour Credit on any cycling journey for 2011. Book by 30 Nov 2010 to take advantage of this great savings. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

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THE VILLA BOOK
Our favorite thing about a villa stay is…well, EVERYTHING. The privacy, the exclusivity, the exotic nature, the tailor-made amenities, the extra space, the fact that you get to live like a rock star, if only for a brief time. Shall we go on? Now for the one not-so-fun part…the process- with thousands of websites out there it’s challenging to determine what’s true, what’s reliable, and where to even begin. Which is why we love Villa Book. They couldn’t make it any easier, truly. Even with over 1,000 properties in their portfolio worldwide, they somehow know each one intimately and always seem to magically select the villas that are perfectly suited to you.

Their team has over 26 years of experience, and the tremendous relationships they’ve built with the property owners and local agents means they can arrange just about anything for you, down to the finest, smallest detail. Need a private full time chef? Not a problem. Cooking lessons? You got it. A bedroom with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice? Of course. Private yacht charter for the day? Absolutely, with pleasure. If you know what you’re looking for- great, simply tell them and they’ll get it arranged. If you don’t have the slightest clue what you’re looking for, also great- simply submit some information about what you’re thinking and they’ll come back to you with some phenomenal suggestions.

Plus, the deals are amazing! If you find yourself being able to travel VERY last minute and have just discovered you owe yourself that summer vacation you’ve been putting off, consider Villa Giacaranda in Positano at 50% off plus daily breakfast and daily maid service from 28 Aug – 04 Sep. Or, 7 nights for the price of 5 at Atlas View through 15 Oct. This a gorgeous 3 bedroom villa just outside of Marrakech is beset upon majestic gardens and spoils you with a well-equipped fitness room, spa, tennis court, maid, chef and a whirlwind of activities right outside your doorstep. http://www.thevillabook.com/

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Enjoy a complimentary case of local wine delivered straight to your villa upon arrival, anywhere in the world you book by 31 Oct 2010. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

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OAKWOOD ASIA PACIFIC
Trust- it’s paramount in life, and equally as crucial along the path of an avid traveller...who must trust themselves first, their sense of adventure, their instincts, and of course they must be able to trust that what’s waiting for them in their next destination is what they expect it to be. It’s precisely what Oakwood Asia Pacific centers its beliefs upon, and rather than simply just delivering on the promise of a private apartment awaiting a weary traveller’s arrival, they prefer to exceed one’s trusted expectations- resulting in lavish, secure, thoughtfully appointed spaces and outstanding commitments to personal service that feel like home. But better.
Often times, stays in Asia tend to be longer-term, there’s so much to explore, and what’s better than a secure, stylish apartment with the spacious comfort of home versus a tight hotel room? They offer locations in 11 cities across 7 countries in Asia / Pacific, and three brands that fit perfectly depending on each traveler’s personality and preference. Doesn’t that sound inviting?
Don’t just take our word for it, experience Oakwood style personally in grand fashion!

They’ve got a fabulous opportunity for you to win a stay in their 50th Anniversary Celebration contest where they’re giving away “50 Nights in 50 Months”. And, all you need to do is simply click HERE and send out one of the virtual e-postcards you see on the site. Send it to your friends with a note describing what TRUST means to you… and you could win a stay at any of the serviced apartments within the Oakwood Asia portfolio. Good luck and pass it along…this is a secret that’s too good to keep to yourself.

NB- Heading to Bangkok? Check out their especially fabulous deals across the city and EXPLORATEUR READERS EXCLUSIVELY receive free wi-fi access. Visit http://www.oakwoodasia.com/ for details and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!

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WESTIN CHOSUN HOTEL, SEOUL, KOREA
Service really is what you come away remembering after a stay at this posh hotel. Sure, the lobby is immaculate, the restaurants (serving both Asian and Western-style cuisine) are fantastic, and absolutely, the rooms with their high-tech gadgets, Bond-like monitors by the door telling me my newspaper is waiting for me outside, the hypo-allergenic carpets are unique, but the service...
There seem to be helpful employees everywhere, upon exiting your taxi you're dutifully met by several enthusiastic bellman all wearing a sincere smile and ready to converse with you in perfect English which can be such a relief for travelers from this side of the pond! From the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, from the heartfelt welcomes to the proactive assistance, to the graceful touches in your room like flower arrangements, personalized notes about the weather and the day's happenings, it is clear that the staff of the Westin Chosun understands the true meaning of hospitality and is eager to share it with their guests.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Complimentary room upgrade plus $100 Food & Beverage credit. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!

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