New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association sponsors Jan. 24 Americana and folk art auction in association with Jasper52

Dentzel carved goat carousel figure in original paint, 1910, Philadelphia. Estimate: $30,000-$35,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

Carved longboat figurehead in old paint, circa 1840-1860, 12 x 11 x 8 inches, mounted for wall display. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

Justus Englehart Kuhn (active 1708-1717), oil on canvas, Annapolis, Maryland, circa 1710, sight 39 x 29 inches; frame 45 x 35½. Estimate: $32,000-$43,000. NHADA and Jasper52 image

377-lot auction includes fine Americana and folk art consigned by group’s member-dealers

The 377-lot auction focuses on excellent-quality Americana and folk art sourced entirely from NHADA member/dealers.”

— NHADA member and auction curator Cliff Wallach

NEW YORK, N.Y., UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), one of the largest organizations of its kind, consists of nearly 300 knowledgeable members dedicated to integrity and fairness in all business dealings. The NHADA has teamed up with Jasper52 to present a January 24 auction featuring items consigned solely by members of the prestigious trade organization. Jasper52 helps select auction houses, dealers, galleries and now associations to conduct themed auctions whose goods are vetted by auctioneers and appraisers. Absentee and live online bidding for all Jasper52 auctions is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

"The 377-lot auction focuses on excellent-quality Americana and folk art," said NHADA member and auction curator Cliff Wallach. One of the top items is a rare carousel goat carved by Salvatore Cernigliaro in the early 1900s at the Dentzel shop in Philadelphia’s historic Germantown neighborhood. With its original paint, the life-size carousel goat is one of a few that have survived in this condition. It is expected to sell for $30,000-$35,000.

Of the dozen paintings offered in the auction, perhaps none is more charming than the portrait of a girl and her dog by Justus Englehart Kuhn, a German immigrant who settled and worked in Annapolis, Maryland, from 1708 to 1717. Several prominent Maryland families patronized Kuhn, and the girl in this painting is possibly one of the Carroll children. The Maryland Historical Society owns two identified Kuhn paintings of children. This painting, which measures 39 by 29 inches, has a $32,000-$43,000 estimate.

The auction contains many antiques originating in New England. Native to New Hampshire is a cast-iron rooster weather vane manufactured by Rochester Iron Works in Rochester, New Hampshire, circa 1860. The barn-topping bird retains its original sheet-metal tail and an old weathered surface. It comes with a metal base for display. Est. $12,000-$13,500

A wooden bust of a young woman served as a figurehead of a boat in the mid-1800s. Measuring 12 by 11 by 8 inches, the carving in old paint is believed to have come from a longboat used by a ship’s crew to go ashore. Est. $10,000-$12,000

Virginia folk artist Frank Finney (b. 1947-) has been carving decoys since he was a child. His entry in the NHADA auction is a well-executed running quail showing the extraordinary form that Finney so capably depicts through carving. Leaves and acorns are carved into its 8-inch-long base. The realistically painted gamebird measures 6½ inches tall by 9 inches long. Est. $1,200-$1,700

Another auctiοn highlight is an 1890s gambling machine made by Caille Bros of Detroit. The countertop coin-op machine would award cigars to the player spinning a winning poker hand in the reels. Its wooden case is surmounted by an ornate nickel-plated front. The machine is original and in working order. Est. $2,000-$2,500

Additional treasures in this large auction include quilts, hooked rugs, toys and gameboards, tramp art, trade signs and mocha ware, to name but a few of the standouts.

The NHADA auction of Americana and folk art, hosted by Jasper52, will take place Thursday, January 24, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern. Bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.

The NHADA also sponsors the annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, which features 67 of the country’s finest antiques dealers. The 2019 edition will be held Aug. 8-10 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Visit the NHADA online at www.nhada.org.

Jessica Mizrachi
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Lord of the Chords Has Classical Music World Reveling in Punny Music Card Game

Igudesman & Joo Reacts To Lord of the Chords: The Punniest Music Theory Card Game

Igudesman & Joo Reacts To Lord of the Chords

Lord of the Chords Name Cards Created for Pro Musicians

Lord of the Chords Name Cards Created for Pro Musicians

Lord of the Chords' Beautiful Piano Box Product Shot

Lord of the Chords’ Beautiful Piano Box Product Shot

Music Card Game Start Up WOWs Top Musicians Worldwide with Their First Product

The whole thing is beautiful! So fantastic. Unbelievable. Wonderful! We will support it, we will support it, we will support it! We will support your Kickstarter!”

— Hyungki Joo

SINGAPORE, SG, SINGAPORE, January 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Lord of the Chords: The Punniest Music Theory Card Game, is announcing their Kickstarter launch date: 12th February 2019.
Over the months of November and December 2018, the team of 3 Engineering Majors garnered rave reactions to their product from top musicians around the world, including Grammy-award winning artist and Final Fantasy Distant Worlds Conductor Arnie Roth, “Best Keyboardist of All Time” Jordan Rudess, and world famous classical comedy musician duo Igudesman & Joo, among others.

Hyungki Joo, of classical comedy musician duo Igudesman & Joo, gushed, “The whole thing is beautiful! So fantastic. Unbelievable. Wonderful! We will support it, we will support it, we will support it! We will support your Kickstarter!” upon being shown an early prototype of Lord of the Chords, backstage after his concert in Singapore, at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

To get the chance to show these musicians their product, Lord of the Chords CEO and co- founder Jonathan Ng planned and executed the following tactics:
• Designed colorful and funny personalized name cards in the style of Lord of the Chords’ playing cards as gifts for these musicians
• Signed up for the meet n’ greet sessions at their concerts
• Snuck backstage if there were no meet n’ greet events organized

Full story here:

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Come See Hall of Famers Andy Roddick, Jim Courier at NYCB LIVE on February 9

WANTAGH, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, February 9, the country’s largest tennis expo comes to Long Island as the New York Tennis Expo arrives at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and we are pleased to announce that Hall of Famers Andy Roddick and Jim Courier will be part of this event which is free to attend.

Roddick, former world number one and U.S. Open champion, will come to the New York Tennis Expo Broadcast Plaza from 3:00-3:30 for a meet & greet and autograph signing. Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet one of the greatest players in American tennis history.

Courier, four-time Grand Slam singles champion, will be taking part in a Meet & Greet and Trophy Presentation with select USTA Eastern Junior TeamTennis players at 2:00 p.m.

Click Here to pre-register as an attendee and receive complimentary parking.

Both players will be on-site throughout the afternoon doing media, practicing and interacting with attendees.

After the New York Tennis Expo, join Roddick and Courier as the two face off in a culinary competition before stepping onto the court for their match. The Taste of New York Open will see Roddick and Courier put their cooking skills to the test in an Iron Chef-like competition as Chef David Burke, a two-time James Beard Foundation winner as “Best Chef in New York”, shows off his culinary skills and creates a VIP culinary experience that will carry on throughout the week of the tournament.

Click Here to read more about Chef David Burke and the Taste of New York Open.

Roddick and Courier will then ditch their aprons and pick up their racquets for an exciting exhibition match between two of the most accomplished stars in American tennis history. The two have combined for five Grand Slam titles, 55 ATP Tour singles titles, and nearly $35 million in career earnings during their decorated careers.

“I can’t wait for this world-class Taste of New York Open event with David, ahead of my match with Jim,” said Roddick. “This just showcases the type of atmosphere around the New York Open that has made it a destination in just its second year.”

This exciting day of tennis kicks off with the New York Tennis Expo from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Make sure to preregister for the Expo in order to receive FREE parking. You can do so by visiting 2019NYTennisExpo.EventBrite.com.

Don’t miss out on all the New York Open action that night and throughout the week. For more information on the tournament including news and ticket options, visit www.newyorkopen.com.

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MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com Unveils Founders Group All-Inclusive Package

Pawleys Plantation is one of the courses that make the Founders Group All-Inclusive package so attractive.

22 Courses, Free Range Balls, Lunch and 2 Drinks Daily Highlight New Offer

A quality round golf, lunch and a couple drinks of your choice is a recipe for a great day, and MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com provides all of it with the Founders Group All-Inclusive offer.”

— Justin Binke, director of marketing for Myrtle Beach Golf Trips

MYRTLE BEACH, SC, US, January 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com has unveiled its newest package – the Founders Group All-Inclusive – and players are flocking to the offer, which allows them to choose among 22 of the area’s best courses and includes free range balls, lunch and two draft beers each day.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive golf course lineup features many of the Myrtle Beach area’s most prominent layouts, including top 100 caliber designs in the Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach and King’s North at Myrtle Beach National.

Pawleys Plantation and Long Bay Club, both highly regarded Jack Nicklaus designs, World Tour Golf Links and Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach’s first course, are also among the headlining layouts in the package.

The Founders Group All-Inclusive can be booked as golf-only or stay-and-play package, and it begins at just $55 per day for tee times.

[COMPLETE PACKAGE DETAILS]

“Myrtle Beach has golf’s most attractive combination of quality and value, and the Founders Group All-Inclusive package has an abundance of both,” said Justin Binke, director of marketing for MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com. “A quality round golf, lunch and a couple drinks of your choice is a recipe for a great day, and MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com provides all of it with the Founders Group All-Inclusive offer.”

The package’s complete lineup of courses also includes: Aberdeen Country Club, Burning Ridge, Colonial Charters, Founders Club, Indian Wells, Litchfield Country Club, SouthCreek at Myrtle Beach National, West Course at Myrtle Beach National, PineHills and Palmetto courses at Myrtlewood, River Club, River Hills, Tradition, Wild Wing Avocet and Willbrook Plantation.

MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com is the Grand Strand’s ultimate resource, providing players access to the area’s best package offers, videos, latest news, and more than 100,000 player reviews to help plan and book a golf vacation.

For more information visit www.MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com or call 866-694-2448.

About Founders Group International
Founders Group International (FGI) is the foremost golf course owner-operator company in the Southeastern United States. Formed in 2014 through various purchases and the 2015 acquisition of National Golf Management, FGI owns and operates 22 golf courses (423 holes) in and around Myrtle Beach, S.C., America's seaside golf capital.

Those courses include Pine Lakes Country Club, the "granddaddy" of Myrtle Beach area courses; TPC Myrtle Beach, host site of the 2019 NCAA Division I men's golf regional and Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship; and Grande Dunes Resort Club, home of the Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.

FGI administers http://www.MBN.com, a leader in online tee time bookings, as well as package outlet Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. With the help of Golf Insider's 100 percent player-generated course ranking system, thousands of golfers plan and assemble their ideal golf itineraries through FGI's assets, including "top-100 caliber" courses Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club, King's North at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, and more than 80 other Myrtle Beach area courses.

More information about Founders Group International is available at http://www.foundersgroupinternational.com, http://www.mbn.com or MyrtleBeachGolfTrips.com.

Chris King
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Riton Optics Welcomes SHOT Show Attendees To Enter Giveaways for Each “Themed” Day at Booth #428

Riton optics will have their first SHOT Show Booth at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show

Join Riton Optics at the 2019 SHOT Show For Hunting, Military, and Ladies’-Themed Days

Riton Optics will host guests and seminar speakers for Hunting Day at #SHOTShow2019

Riton Hunting Day is Tuesday, January 22nd at the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show

Military and law enforcement veteran-owned Riton Optics invites SHOT Show Attendees to “Themed” days, chance to enter daily giveaways.

TUCSON, ARIZONA, USA, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Join Riton Optics and their special guests for a cup of steaming hot Black Rifle Coffee while you experience the “Riton Promise” with Staff, Pro Team Members, and Special Guests.
For the 2019 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, Riton has invited special guests to join them in the booth for each of their themed SHOT show days.

Over the course of the four day show, Riton will host numerous guests and celebrity endorsers with “themed” days that will include a “Hunting” Day (Tuesday), “Military” Day (Wednesday), and “Ladies” Day (Thursday). During the show Riton will also host several major giveaways to include a western guided hunt, private shooting lessons, and MORE!

All visitors to the booth will have an opportunity to enter the giveaways, have a cup of coffee and receive a special promotional package tailored to their business, whether that is a business owner, buyer, writer, military member, or law enforcement member.

Tuesday, January 22nd is “Hunting Day.”
Come by the Riton booth for Hunting Day to meet world renowned hunters, get hunting advice and enter to win a hunt.

10:00am-11:00am – Craig and Donna Boddington
There aren't many people that hunt that aren't familiar with Craig Boddington- one of the most accomplished and cited big game hunters in the world, and his thoroughly accomplished spouse and hunting partner, Donna- a global huntress that partners with some of the best brands in the industry for her travels.

2:45pm-3:15pm – Glassing Big Game Seminar With Tom Claycomb
Tom Claycomb is an outdoor writer for Bass Pro Shop, Idaho Deer Alliance Magazine, Mule Deer Foundation Magazine, and Western Shooting Journal to name a few.  He also conducts over 60 seminars annually at various sports shows and outdoor stores.

Tom will be giving this seminar at the Riton Booth at 2:45PM, at which time you will be given the opportunity to enter to win a new pair of Riton Mod 5 HD 10×42 Binoculars. 
 
Guided Mountain Lion Hunt Giveaway from Operation Pay It Forward
In cooperation with Operation Pay It Forward, a foundation helping Military Veterans across the U.S., Riton will be giving away a 3 day, guided Mountain Lion Hunt in Duchesne, Utah on the M_V Ranch.

Wednesday, January 23rd is “Military Day”
Join Riton’s special guests including:

9:30am-11:30am – Ray “Cash” Care
Former NAVY SEAL, TV host and Mindset Trainer
Ray spent 10 of his 12 years in the Navy as a SEAL developing the skills and mindset that would shape the man we now know as one of the most dynamic motivational people alive today.
 
1:00pm-3:00pm – Charlie Melton
Former NAVY SEAL, Long-Range Instructor and Owner of CMP
Charlie was awarded the coveted “SEAL of the Year” designation in 2009 and was a Bronze Star with Valor and Purple Heart recipient as well. These days Charlie spends his time teaching the public how to reach extraordinary distances with their rifle course at Charlie Mike Precision. 

4:30pm-5:30pm – John “Tig” Tiegen
Author and Benghazi Hero
Whether it was joining the US Marine Corp at age 17 or his total 13 years of low-profile, high-threat security work, Marine Sargent John “Tig” Tiegen has proven to be one amazing warrior.
He is well known as one of the heroes that thwarted the attack on an American Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi Libya, then later co-wrote the book that lead to the movie “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”

Charlie Mike Precision Shooting Course Giveaway
Win a two day long-range shooting course with Navy SEAL Sniper Instructor, Charlie Melton. The winner of Wednesday’s giveaway can look forward to learning how to master the 1000 yard shot all while having a great time with an American hero and sniper legend.

Thursday, January 24th is “Ladies Day”
Join Riton Optics, “Top 10 Worldwide” swimsuit model and professional shooter, Jamie Villamor and social media influencer and shooter, Casey Cook, for Q & A, photos, and autographs.

10:00am-12:00pm – Casey Cook
2:00pm-4:00pm – Jamie Villamor

Win Custom Cerakoted Riton Optic and matching Aero AR10 Build Kit
In addition to visiting with Jamie and Casey, booth attendees for ladies day can enter to win a Riton RT-S Mod 7 4-20×50 Rifle Scope and an Aero Precision AR-10 build kit, both custom Cerakoted by CP Tactical.

With Riton Optics, you will SEE THE DIFFERENCE in value, in quality and in service. 
As the only Law Enforcement and Military Veteran Owned optics company in the world, Riton was founded on the premise that a person’s hard- earned dollar should buy quality optics and the best service at every price point. With an unwavering passion for offering high quality optics at the industry’s most competitive prices, Riton is dedicated to always putting the customer first. Every Riton optic goes through a dual inspection process in Tucson, AZ and is backed by the Riton Promise Warranty which includes a rapid new product replacement on all returns and requires no proof of purchase. Give them a call, send them an email or find them at one of their nationwide dealers. 
For more information on Riton, visit www.ritonoptics.com

Ace Luciano
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Shannon's online fine art auction on Thursday, Jan. 24, will feature quality paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine prints

Oil on canvas signed by Dietz Edzard (German, 1893-1963), titled Femme a la de Course de Cheveaux (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Color lithograph after Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), titled Jacqueline (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Oil on canvas by Francisco Icaza (Mexican, 1930-2014), titled Caja de Joyas (est. $4,000-$6,000).

Oil on canvas signed by George Henry Smillie (American, 1840-1921), titled River Landscape with Mountain View (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Oil on canvas signed by Robert Hogg Nisbet (American, 1879-1961), titled The Hill Farm (est. $2,000-$3,000).

The sale includes over 180 lots of quality fine art at prices for collectors at every level. The online catalog will be available for bidding on January 14th.

There is something for everyone in this auction with most works priced below $5,000 and little to no reserves.”

— Sandra Germain

MILFORD, CONN., UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — MILFORD, CT. – Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers announces their first Online Fine Art Auction of the year, to be held online on Thursday, January 24th at 2:00PM. The sale includes over 180 lots of quality fine art available at approachable prices for collectors at every level. The Online Catalog will be available for bidding on January 14th.
Notable highlights include a lithograph by Pablo Picasso entitled “Jaqueline.” The abstract composition is an eye-catching print on pink Japon paper. Other modern and contemporary prints by Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy, Robert Rauschenberg, Krishna Redy and others will also be offered.
Modern and contemporary paintings in the sale include a Fancisco Icaza oil painting titled “Caja de Joyas,” a painting of New York City by Anne W. Goldthwaite and a portrait by Joseph Solman among many others.
Large-scale paintings by French artists Dietz Edzard, Suzanne Eisendieck, Francois Gall and Andre Vignoles are stand-out lots in ready-to-hang condition. Other French paintings in the sale include works by Paul-Emile Pissarro, Andre Hambourg, Annie Puybareau and Andre Gisson.
The sale also features traditional landscape painting from the 19th century. A highlight from this category is a River Landscape with Mountain View by Hudson River Artist George H. Smillie. Also in this category are paintings by Robert Nisbet, Edward Gay and Ambrose Andrews.
Contemporary Works from the Estates of Gerald Johnson, a noted follower of Bolotowsky and Fred Otnes, a Connecticut collage artist will be offered. Both of the artists had successful careers and were widely exhibited in their regions.
There is something for everyone in this auction with most works priced below $5,000 and little to no reserves.
Previews will be held on weekdays, starting Tuesday, January 15th, and continuing through Wednesday, January 23rd (closed weekends). Preview hours are 11AM-5PM, eastern time. The auction will start promptly at 2:00PM EST via Invaluable.com on Thursday, January 24th. A link to the sale will be available on the Shannon’s homepage. Bidding will take place live online through Invaluable.com. Absentee bids can be arranged by request through shannons.com, by contacting the gallery or in-person during the preview.

Shannon’s will host their next major auction on May 2, 2019. Consignments are accepted year-round. To consign a single piece of artwork, an estate or a collection, you may call (203) 877-1711; or, send an e-mail to info@shannons.com. To learn more about Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers and the Thursday, January 24th auction, please visit www.shannons.com or follow them on social media. Updates are posted frequently.

Sandra Germain
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CAR LOVERS MEET STYLE AND FUNCTION IN THE NEW AUTOWIT MINICYCLONE CORDLESS HANDHELD VACUUM

Autowit MiniCyclone

Autowit MiniCyclone

Autowit MiniCyclone

Autowit MiniCyclone

CAR LOVERS MEET STYLE AND FUNCTION IN THE NEW AUTOWIT MINICYCLONE CORDLESS HANDHELD VACUUM

The Autowit MiniCyclone cordless handheld vacuum makes cleaning effortless and excels both in functionality and design. It will be a very competitive model in the market.”

— Minming Gu

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Genhigh, the leader in innovative car accessories, unveiled its upcoming cordless handheld car vacuum the AUTOWIT MiniCyclone during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada this month. The company has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for MiniCyclone to give consumers an opportunity to get their hands on this cutting-edge vacuum before anyone else.

AUTOWIT MiniCyclone is designed to meet consumers’ needs for efficient cleaning and chic styling. The sleek black and silver model boasts improved functionality with higher suction power with multiple attachments for various cleaning needs. The petite cordless handheld vacuum is small enough to store in your car yet powerful enough to use on heavy-duty jobs.

"We're excited to offer consumers an opportunity to get early access to the AUTOWIT MiniCyclone vacuum through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo,” said Minming Gu, Co-Founder at Genhigh. “The Autowit MiniCyclone cordless handheld vacuum makes cleaning effortless and excels both in functionality and design. It will be a very competitive model in the market.”

Weighing less than two pounds, the ergonomic, sleek industrial design is also jam packed with features like a 7.2V/2000mAh battery that gives you over 15 minutes of uninterrupted battery life, straight air passages that maximize vacuum efficiency, low noise levels, and outstanding 4200pa suction power.

AUTOWIT MiniCyclone is currently available for pre-order through Indiegogo starting at the super early-bird price of $39. You can find the live campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/autowit-minicyclone-cordless-handheld-vacuum#/

About Genhigh
Genhigh’s a global personal electronics company providing consumers worldwide high-quality, elegantly-designed smart devices engineered with the latest innovations in technology matched with precision craftsmanship. Genhigh’s commitment to research and development is reflected in every facet of our lifestyle products to bring consumers highly affordable quality devices. Genhigh currently owns AUTOWIT, Surfit and Mu6 brands. Headquartered in Shenzhen China, Genhigh was founded in 2017 with operations in California and Texas, and world-class factory in Yibin China. For more information, please visit: http://www.genhigh.com.

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Places on 2019 expeditions to the Himalayas, Amazon and Yukon now available

Canadian Yukon

Peruvian Amazon

Indian Himalaya

It was definitely the best 3 weeks of my entire life. Taking part in this expedition and committing to this valuable opportunity is something I would recommend to anyone.”

— Alejandra Francisco, Yukon 18

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — British Exploring Society – a youth development charity with a unique heritage founded on the belief that challenging experiences can change lives, has just announced the opening of places for its 2019 Expeditions.

British Exploring Society (BES) has been taking young people on expeditions to remote locations for nearly 100 years and is recognised for empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future.

“Follow in the footsteps of our remarkable past BES Alumni. Their expedition with us was a major turning point in their lives. Roald Dahl was only 17 when he ventured on an expedition with us; Marvin Rees, the first ever Mayor of Afro-Caribbean descent of a European City went with us to Svalbard – like Alex Gregory, who became a 2x Gold Olympic medallist and 7x Guinness Record holder – and Shirin Gerami who after a BES expedition went on to become Iran’s 1st female triathlete. All ‘ordinary’ people going on to do something extraordinary!” Honor Wilson-Fletcher, CEO of BES said.

Expeditions to wild locations in the Canadian Yukon, Peruvian Amazon, and Indian Himalayas are available to all young people aged 16-25. Everyone who applies is asked to make a personal commitment to their experience – whether through fundraising/volunteering or other activities to support their expedition.

All BES expeditions are designed with a real focus on the stand-out skills, knowledge and personal development that will be gained from the experience.

A number of “fires” (sub groups of around 10 Explorers) are formed on all the expeditions – striking out from a base camp to explore and wild camp even more remotely, completing scientific field work (with Chief Scientists) creative projects (with Media Leaders) taking on new challenges and adventures as each young person develops their confidence in the wild. On every expedition, Explorers make a commitment to sustainability as part of their learning.

Canadian Yukon (going since 1948)
Starting out from Whitehorse in the Yukon, Explorers climb peaks, trek or paddle through wild landscapes, enjoy rich flora and fauna, track moose, elk and caribou, and camp beside the river bank for 3 or 5 weeks. Lucky Explorers may also see the Northern Lights.
For more information: http://www.britishexploring.org/explore-with-us/expeditions/canadian-yukon.aspx
“Being away from every day life has really changed my perspective on the world” – Benedict
Indian Himalayas (going since 1988)
Experience high-altitude trekking in the world’s highest mountain range and visit isolated and unnamed peaks starting out from Ladakh with a basecamp in the Zara Valley. Study and live for 5 weeks in an area rich in wild flower meadows and rare wildlife including snow leopards, Tibetan antelope and herds of yak.
For more information: http://www.britishexploring.org/explore-with-us/expeditions/indian-himalayas.aspx

“‘It’s a challenge to your physical and mental self… be brave, be happy doing it”’ – Nitin

Peruvian Amazon (going since 2002)
Experience the biodiversity of the Amazon starting out at a basecamp near in the Pacaya Samiria Reserve outside of Iquitos in Peru. You may be surveying wild monkeys, birds, snakes, butterflies and a huge array of reptiles. The expedition also undertakes sustainable community projects working with the San Martin community on the other side of the river. 3 weeks or 5 weeks.
For more information: http://www.britishexploring.org/explore-with-us/expeditions/peruvian-amazon.aspx

“Life-changing. I have learnt more about myself than I ever thought I could know, a journey of self-discovery” – Dasha

About British Exploring Society (BES)
British Exploring Society (BES) is a youth development charity with a unique heritage founded on the belief that challenging experiences can change lives. BES is known for empowering and equipping young people with the courage, skills, resilience and determination to make the most of their future.

BES prepares and takes young people (between the ages of 14 and 25) on expeditions to remote locations where they face challenges, gain skills and learn about themselves – as well as acquiring knowledge relevant to their lives and to the fragile environments that they explore.

Since 1932, BES has taken 11,000 young people ion these expeditions and the results are transformative – not just in terms of practical skills and resilience, but in a new-found confidence and self-belief which they carry forward to their future life.

More than this, through their adventure together, the young people forge friendships for life and become part of a unique supportive and continuing community of explorers with shared experiences, values and perspectives on the world.

For further information about British Exploring Society visit http://www.britishexploring.org/ or contact Anouk Jacob, PR & Communications Manager on anouk@britishexploring.org

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Best Birding Trips in Spain

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Birding trip in Extremadura

Migration birding trip at Tarifa

There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. ”

— James Lowen

OAKHAM, RUTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Spain is a must-visit destination for any keen bird and wildlife watcher. In Spain’s remarkably varied countryside, vultures soar around mountain peaks, larks compete for their aerial symphonies on never-ending grasslands, and bubblegum-pink flamingoes make seaside lagoons blush. Moreover, this land of avian plenty funnels migrant birds between the continents of Europe and Africa. There is simply no finer European country in which to start or deepen an interest in birdwatching. But amidst this feathered wealth, is there really a best birding trip in Spain?

Birdwatching in Spain is so exciting that you need an hour’s downtime to recharge batteries before enjoying it all over again. More pertinently, it is the quintessentially Spanish combination of siestas and recreation that makes the country such a convenient place to ease into birdwatching as part of a family holiday – or to combine a business trip or city break with a bird-filled walk.

Two of the best locations for a birding trip in Spain, are Extremadura and Andalusia (or Andalucía).

A winter birding trip to Extremadura, where Europe’s mightiest congregation of Cranes – 130,000, all in – crafts Extremadura’s winter soundscapes, their rippling calls recalling fragile, forlorn oboes. There are myriad joyous ways to experience these lissom supermodels. Watch a family tiptoeing along a rice-field catwalk. Admire a score lazing under silvery-green, Afro-coiffured holm oaks. Or gawp at thousands seeking collective security in a lakeside roost. Then search for grassland-loving specialities on savanna-like plains near Trujillo. A Pin-tailed Sandgrouse whirrs overhead, purring its arrival. A close-knit party of Little Bustard huddles between sheep. And Europe’s heaviest flying bird, Great Bustard, strides imperiously, proclaiming ownership and generating gasps of awe.

Migration birding trip at Tarifa in late summer. After several misty days, the skies have cleared. The celestial blueness above Tarifa is rapidly filling with scores – nay, hundreds – of long-winged forms. There are White Storks, elongated bill and legs protruding front and rear. There are Honey Buzzards, languid and long-tailed. There are Booted Eagles, muscly and compact. There are Black Kites, uncompromisingly swarthy. And there are Griffon Vultures, immense and cavalier. All are harnessing thermals of sun-warmed air before soaring southwards towards wintering grounds in Africa.

Blue Sky Wildlife, working in collaboration with the Spanish Tourist Office, has put together a one-stop online shop or market place showcasing eleven local wildlife specialists who between them offer more than 70 tours to this amazing wildlife destination, with prices starting from a little as €40 for a half day trip. Many of the tours are available throughout the year for the independent traveller seeking to see wildlife in Spain.

Who better to organise a birdwatching holiday than one of the local wildlife specialists based in Spain itself. Their local knowledge and expertise, English-speaking guides, who live and breathe the country’s astonishing wildlife, mean that you have the very best chance of catching up with the key species you want to see. And the comprehensive selection of wildlife specialists and tours enable travellers to enquire about a tour they want directly, simply by using the enquiry tab on each listings page.

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Inaugural Kissimmee Family Golf Classic to be Played on Three of Central Florida’s Premier Courses June 20-23

The Nicklaus Course at Reunion Resort will host the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic

The 54-hole, team scramble event is open to any combination of family members and will be a celebration of the bonds the game helps create

Kissimmee has so much to offer as both a golf and family vacation destination, the decision to launch this tournament was a natural one.”

— John Poole, Executive Director, Experience Kissimmee

KISSIMMEE, FLA., USA, January 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a star-studded golf course lineup and an idyllic host destination, the first annual Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will be played June 20-23, 2019. The 54-hole, team scramble event is open to any combination of family members and will be a celebration of the bonds the game helps create.

Cost of entry is $799 for a team of four. Tournament rounds will be played at the Nicklaus and Watson courses at Reunion Resort, one of Florida’s premier golf facilities, and Celebration Golf Club, an unforgettable co-design of industry legends, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Sr.

Entry also includes a VIP welcome gift package, breakfast and lunch each day at the tournament, and on-course contests.

"Kissimmee has so much to offer as both a golf and family vacation destination, the decision to launch this tournament was a natural one," said John Poole, Executive Director, Experience Kissimmee. "Golf and family are inextricably linked for so many players. It's a multi-generational game, allowing for special time spent with parents, grandparents, and children in a fun, stress-free environment.”

The schedule of events for the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic:

June 20: Welcome Reception

June 21: Nicklaus Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.

June 22: Watson Course at Reunion Resort, 8:30 a.m.

June 23: Celebration Golf Club, 8:30 a.m.
Closing Ceremonies/Farewell Awards Reception, 1:30 p.m.

Reunion Resort features three award-winning golf courses and the brand-new Nicklaus Clubhouse. It is the only place in the world where players can test their skills on signature-designed courses by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson. The Nicklaus and Watson layouts will be hosting the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic, allowing tournament participants to enjoy nationally-acclaimed courses.

The Nicklaus Course, featuring a new state-of-the-art clubhouse, is a Parkland-style layout that is smooth and flowing with long horizon lines and elevated tee boxes and greens. It can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. An eight-time major champion, Tom Watson’s layout at Reunion is one of his finest architectural works. The layout, a Top 100 Resort Course, showcases wide fairways and large undulating greens, placing a premium on creativity.

“This is the first year of this event, and we believe it will grow quickly,” said Kevin Baker, General Manager of Reunion Resort. “The quality of golf, value, and beautiful weather will make the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic a favorite destination event."

Celebration Golf Club has been ranked among the top 25 family golf courses in the U.S. and has drawn rave reviews for both the quality of its design and its commitment to customer service. Among the six sets of tees at Celebration are four between the 5,958 and 6,817 yards, helping ensure an enjoyable challenge for players of all skill levels.

“Families from around the world visit Kissimmee to enjoy its close proximity to legendary attractions. Plus, the value they receive at our area resorts, hotels, and restaurants is unmatched," said John Bixler, General Manager of Celebration Golf Club. “The Kissimmee Family Golf Classic will combine all those elements in a tournament that will place equal emphasis on fun and competition.”

Kissimmee is a one-of-a-kind sunny golf and vacation destination, providing easy-access to world-famous theme parks, incredible outdoor adventures, and renowned cuisine. With an average high temperature of 73 degrees, January is an idyllic time for a golf getaway.

More information about the Kissimmee Family Golf Classic is available at www.kissimmeefamilygolfclassic.com.

Twitter: @FGClassic – Facebook/Instagram: @FamilyGolfClassic

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