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Dec 14,2007
FYI Travel: Utah's snow isn't just for skiing
by Tom Roebuck

Summit Meadows Adventures near Park City, Utah, offers a variety of guided snowmobile tour options for individuals as well as groups. Located on the beautiful Garff Ranch and operated by Deer Valley Resort, Summit Meadows is just a five-mile, 10-minute drive from Park City's Main Street. Scenic views of the Wasatch Mountains and canyons make this an adventure not to be missed. Free transportation from Park City is available.

 
SNOW WHITE - Summit Meadows Adventures, operated by Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, offers snowmobile tours off-site at the Garff Ranch in nearby Brown's Canyon. CNS Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Resort.  
FYI: For more information or reservations, call 800-424-3337 or visit www.deervalley.com.

CHINA IN A WEEK

Space is still available on Ritz Tours' "Beijing in a Week" and "Shanghai in a Week" winter special programs with value-added pricing starting respectively at $999 and $1,099 per person, based on double occupancy, including airfare, hotel accommodations and sightseeing.

"Beijing in a Week" - Time in the capital city and political center of Beijing opens a window into the soul, spirit and experiences that define much of China's history. Popular sites include Tiananmen Square (the world's largest public square), the ancient Forbidden City, the peaceful setting of the Summer Palace at Kunming Lake, the historic Ming Tomb Museum, the Temple of Heaven, and the magnificent Great Wall that meanders through the northern part of the country.

Two free days of leisure allow travelers to stroll along the city's streets, souvenir shop, enjoy an optional excursion to the Hutongs of old town Beijing and absorb centuries of ancient culture.

Priced from $999 plus taxes per person, based on double occupancy, the "Beijing in a Week" winter special features round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco (starting at $1,149 plus taxes per person from JFK in New York); five-star hotel accommodations at the New Otani for five nights; daily breakfast at the hotel; sightseeing in air-conditioned busses; meals and entertainment per the itinerary; and the services of knowledgeable tour guides.

"Shanghai in a Week" - A cosmopolitan port city located on the East China Sea, Shanghai is a treat to the senses with its mix of ancient and modern influences. Travelers can appreciate the dramatic landscape of China's largest city plus shopping on bustling Nanjing Road, picturesque Yu Garden and the waterfront Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. The itinerary also features a tour to the "Garden City" of Suzhou, well-known for its network of canals and rich silk fabrics.

Guests can enjoy two free days of leisure to explore the city at their own pace, souvenir shop, savor local cuisine, and absorb Shanghai's enticing and dynamic culture.

Priced from $1,099 plus taxes per person, based on double occupancy, the Shanghai in a week winter special features round-trip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco (starting at $1,249 plus taxes per person from JFK in New York); five-star hotel accommodations at the Jinjiang Hotel for five nights; daily breakfast at the hotel; sightseeing in air-conditioned busses; meals and entertainment per the itinerary; and the services of knowledgeable tour guides.

Departures of both programs are available daily now through Feb. 10, 2008. For both tours, weekend surcharges apply. Travel insurance is not included but can be purchased separately.

Attractively priced add-on airfares are available for departures from various cities in the U.S. (including, but not limited to, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Dallas and Chicago). Add-on prices start from $150 per person depending on gateway.

For more information, call Ritz Tours at 800-900-2446 or visit www.ritztours.com.
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