Longing for a travel experience that is "different from home" — different people, customs, language,
Since the 1970's, Bradt Travel Guides have kept their focus on you — the adventurous traveler who seeks
out off-beat places and the dreamer who would like to travel there but perhaps never will.
New titles include: Baghdad, Budapest, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Chile, Dubrovnik, Faroe Islands, Kiev, Madagascar,
Mali, Zambia and Cork.
Upcoming titles include: Chile, Estonia, Panama, Riga, Sudan
Snorkel with whale sharks, the gentle giants of the sea.
Belize Whale Sharks &
Reefs: Marine Ecology & Snorkeling
April 9-15, 2006
May 10-16, 2006
Cost: Land-only (no airfare): $1,890 (single supplement $390)
Maximum group size: 14
Accompanied by an Oceanic Society naturalist, you will search for whale sharks that congregate off Belize's
coast annually to feed on fish spawn (masses of fish eggs.)
Whale sharks are generally found within 20 feet of water surface, and you will observe them from the water's
surface snorkeling. Generally considered docile and harmless, they filter feed on plankton and small fish, as do
the great whales.
Observing these giants underwater is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Proper protocols will be
followed to ensure that these activities do not negatively impact the whale sharks, dolphins, or reefs.
You will also explore Laughing Bird Marine Reserve and snorkel along the fringing reef studded with hard and
soft corals. The warm shallow waters of the reef permit snorkelers easy access to an extraordinary underwater paradise.
Along the outer barrier reef, brilliant sponges, rich corals, and colorful tropical fish should be visible.
For more information, visit: Oceanic Society:
Expeditions, Conservation, Education, Research, Whale Watch
Fighter Combat International - An Aerial Adventure
Ready for more than a flight simulator experience? Experience the adrenaline rush of the REAL DEAL! (No flying
Fly with experienced fighter pilots - each with multiple tours of military flight duty and thousands of hours flying
operational air combat both nationally and internationally. You'll have the chance to test the ability of the German-built
Extra 300L, a world-class aerobatic competition aircraft.
Flight of Your Life Power Ride (15 min) — $295
Flight of Your Life Thrill Ride (30 min) — $385
Flight of Your Life Super Ride (45 min) — $475
You set the stage for your flight throughout its duration. You can keep it basic or witness first-hand air show
maneuvers such as loops, barrel rolls, inverted spins, lomcevaks, tumbles, the centrifuge and much, much more!
Feeling more adventurous? Select the Flight of Your Life Super ride. This profile is not an Aerial Combat Mission,
but you'll have the opportunity to fly 75% of the flight.
Air Combat Mission (ACM) — $935
For Canadian pricing, click: hammerhead
ACM Booking Includes: gift certificate, tactics manual, continental breakfast or light lunch, use of flight
suit for the day, personalized nametag, nerves of steel award, hero photo at the aircraft, concurrent mission related
activities including MS Flight Sim, if desired, 8X10 signed and framed photo of our aircraft.
Locations: Mesa, Arizona and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Love Irish folk music? Traditional Irish music? But don't play a fiddle? Prepare to turn shamrock-green with envy
when you discover Theresa Bourke's Fiddlers Retreat in Ireland.
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