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Expedia's New Heartwarming Ad Highlights Rewards Points for Family Travel

September 19, 2014 at 10:33 AM | by | ()

Expedia's been on a bit of a roll with sentimental travel advertising lately. Over the summer there was this one about how you can find your true love by vacationing abroad. The problem with that ad was the twist at the end. The first 90% of the video had the woman talking about how she went to Paris, found her true love, and lived a life filled with joy - and then she revealed none of that ever happened, because she never took that one big trip. Presumably her lack of travel caused her to wallow in loneliness until she died, unloved and unremembered. So while it undeniably emphasized the importance of traveling, it was also a bit of a downer.

This new Expedia ad runs exactly the opposite way. The first 90% of the video is about how awful travel can be and how it separates you from your family. You see the dad leaving over again, you see him video conferencing with his daughter from various hotel rooms, and then you see him coming back home with a stuffed animal. Every time, over and over again, a stuffed animal. Then the last very bit - when he uses his rewards points to do stuff - reverses everything in a good way.

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Explore Darwin's 'Creation' in the Galapagos Islands

June 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM | by | ()

On June 29, Creation, the story of Charles Darwin starring Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany, will be released on DVD; but, if just watching the movie isn't enough, Ambercrombie and Kent is giving you the opportunity to live it.

“The islands of the Galapagos offer an opportunity to interact with the natural world to a degree that’s virtually impossible anywhere else,” A&K’s Ian Mackinnon says. “[Wonders of the Galápagos lets you] swim and snorkel with sea lions and turtles. Stroll past colonies of penguins and blue-footed boobies. Imagine yourself as Charles Darwin seeing a tortoise for the first time. Every island is unique; it’s no wonder Darwin was changed by his time there.”

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Reach The Pacific Ocean's Midway Atoll Through Voluntourism

November 25, 2009 at 12:04 PM | by | ()

Most volunteer vacations could be taken with or without the volunteer part. But Oceanic Society's Midway Atoll Excursion is a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a part of the world so remote, you couldn't go there on your own if you tried.

Oceanic Society's tour allows you to visit the only accessible wildlife refuge within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Midway, and get up and close and personal with the two million birds that call Midway home, including the world's largest population of Laysan Albatrosses, or "gooney birds". Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles and spinner dolphins also call the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument home. The Monument was once part of a Naval Air Facility but when the base closed in 1993, the focus changed from national defense to wildlife conservation.

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