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The First Rafting Trip of the 2021 New River Gorge National Park Rafting Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- ACE Adventure Resort kicked off the New River Gorge National Park rafting season with their first rafting trip on Friday, March 26, 2021. Last year brought a welcomed increase in outdoor recreational activities such as rafting, climbing, mountain biking, as more Americans turned to outdoor vacations and reduced or eliminated foreign travel in response to the global pandemic.

Also, late in 2020, legislation was passed that designated the New River Gorge as our country's newest national park. Due to these factors, ACE Adventure Resort and other area outfitters expect to see an even greater increase in guest visitation than last year.

Bryant Baker, a River Operations Manager and Raft Guide at ACE Adventure Resort is eager to kick off the season: "Springtime is always exciting! The weather starts changing, the days get a little longer, and we all get psyched to take folks out on some amazing whitewater in the Gorge. As far as the national park status goes, I think it will pique more interest for people who have yet to visit the New River Gorge, but there are plenty who have already experienced how special this place is."

He adds, "The 2021 rafting season is about to kick off and we're excited to facilitate world class whitewater adventures in the country's newest national park, sharing this place with both first timers and those excited to come back for more."

ACE is looking forward to a booming rafting season and is excited about introducing whitewater rafting to a wider audience. In preparation for the summer an aerial park has been constructed as well as completing renovations to the Lost Paddle Bar and Grill, expanding the ACE Adventure Waterpark, building additional hiking trails, and campsites. ACE Adventure Resort looks forward to welcoming new guests and the first rafting trip of the season.

For additional information on rafting trips visit https://aceraft.com/ or call 800-787-3982.

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*Caption: ACE Adventure Resort kicks off the New River Gorge National Park rafting season.

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Gearing up for a Busy Season at ACE Adventure Resort

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- In preparation for the season kicking off, ACE Adventure Resort announced they are looking for seasonal employees to fill a variety of positions. Adjacent to the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, ACE, a family owned and community-based resort, operates on 1,500 acres of lush property. ACE is home to a wide variety of adventure activities including whitewater rafting, ziplining, rock climbing, rappelling, and over a dozen more, all of which have positions open to potential employees. ACE is not only hiring for adventure activities, but also retail, food and beverage, landscaping, and more.

ACE Adventure Resort is looking for seasonal employees, making it a great option for college students, teachers, bus drivers, and any individual with flexible summers. River Guide training begins May 10 and runs Monday-Friday until May 28, taking place on the Upper and Lower sections of the New. While previous rafting experience and first responder medical certifications are not required, they are extremely helpful. ACE Adventure Resort is also generously offering to pay for first-aid and CPR training for adventure guides, as well as CDLs for bus drivers.

Cody Derrick, ACE Adventure Resort's human resources director, is looking forward to welcoming new additions to the ACE family this upcoming season. "We want employees who are passionate about their work, whatever it may be. People who care about our guests' experience and do everything in their power to make our guests want to turn their spontaneous vacation into an annual one at ACE Adventure Resort."

ACE Adventure Resort is eager to welcome new staff members and introduce them to a unique and fun-loving environment. Working at ACE allows those who are passionate about the outdoors to share their excitement with guests and tourists. Those new to adventure activities will get the chance to train and become more familiarized with recreational activities in the New River Gorge. Aside from the experience and a vibrant work environment, ACE Adventure Resort will provide all employees with a 25% discount that is accepted both on property and at the Gear Shop in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Learn more about ACE Adventure Resort at: https://aceraft.com/

Those interested in a potential position at ACE Adventure Resort can apply at https://aceraft.com/jobs/.

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Travel Back in Time on a Virtual 3D Tour to the Famed Roman Temples of Baalbek

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The famous temple complex of Baalbek, the ancient Heliopolis in Lebanon, is one of the largest Roman religious sites in the world and part of the world heritage. Baalbek has a rich history that goes back to around 8,000 BC. The remaining six pillars of the Temple of Jupiter are now a landmark of Lebanon. On March 31, the "Baalbek Reborn: Temples" app from Flyover Zone will launch using the latest technology to reconstruct what today's ruins looked like in the past. On a journey through time, the virtual tour brings this heritage back to life and shows the Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitanus, the Temple of Bacchus, the Temple of Venus and the Temple of the Muses.

This extraordinary experience is the result of a collaboration between the Lebanese General Department of Antiquities (DGA), the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Flyover Zone, a US-based company that specializes in virtual time travel to cultural heritage sites. Experts from the DAI who have been working on the site since 1998 provided the scientific basis for the 3D reconstructions. By using the latest technology, Flyover Zone succeeded in creating an impressive experience taking users on a journey into the past.

"What's fascinating about Baalbek is not only the Roman temples, but also its almost 10,000-year history," stresses Margarete van Ess, director of the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute and longstanding head of scientific research in Baalbek. "As an archaeologist, finds and research results give me images in my mind of what this special place looked like at that time. It's fantastic that the temples are now given shape in the app and can be viewed by people all over the world!" says van Ess.

The depth and relevance of the scientific knowledge conveyed via the app makes Baalbek Reborn: Temples unique. Users can choose to move either virtually through today's excavation site or through the digital reconstruction of the ancient religious sites. The audio track, optionally in Arabic, French, English or German, provides scientifically sound knowledge and explanations. There are 38 stops distributed across the temple complexes, presented by the researchers of the DAI. This makes the app equally interesting for laypeople and experts.

Bernard Frischer, founder and president of Flyover Zone stated: "For Flyover Zone, this project has been a dream come true. In addition to the sheer size of the Baalbek sanctuary, its cultural significance cannot be exaggerated. In antiquity, people from distant points of the empire consulted the oracle of Baalbek, and we even have records of emperors doing so, too. Now we are using what we learned to bring Baalbek into the classrooms and living rooms of students and the general public. We hope that thousands of people around the world will download the virtual tour and use it to whet their appetite to visit the site when the COVID-19 pandemic passes and international travel is possible again."

"The Baalbek Reborn: Temples" virtual tour is provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of Bassam Alghanim who donated the funds in loving memory of his parents, Yusuf and Ilham Alghanim. The DAI and Flyover Zone thus contribute to promoting a deeper understanding of the importance of the ancient temples, making scientific knowledge more widely accessible and promoting Baalbek as an important tourist site.

The virtual tour can be downloaded for use on smartphones and tablets (Android, iOS), PCs and laptops (Macintosh, Windows 10) as well as VR headsets (Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-S, HTC Vive).

MULTIMEDIA:

Sneak peek - Baalbek Reborn Temples Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGV5GEMa0eA

Promotional video about Baalbek Reborn: https://youtu.be/nchEa57SgQU

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ABOUT THE GERMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE:

The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is one of the world's leading research institutions in the field of archaeological sciences and ancient studies. Founded in 1829, the German Archaeological Institute has its head office in Berlin and is a federal agency operating within the remit of the Foreign Office. Including the head office, the institute has six major facilities in Germany and is globally active, with five departments abroad. The DAI carries out archaeological research on over 300 projects around the world. Among its other tasks are the preservation of cultural assets through site management and heritage management as well as maintaining cultural identity in host and partner countries.

ABOUT FLYOVER ZONE:

Flyover Zone is an employee-owned company based in Bloomington, Indiana (USA). It has staff in seven countries on three continents. The company's special strength is the creation of virtual tours that take users on trips that combine time travel with travel through space. Since its founding, the company has published virtual tours of ancient Rome and Hadrian's Villa, the World Heritage Site located in Tivoli, Italy. Work is underway to release new virtual tours in 2021 - presenting sites in ancient Athens, Egypt, and Mexico.

Learn more: https://www.flyoverzone.com/

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Colorful Colorado road trips come alive for families with new kids’ adventure book

EAGLE, Colo. -- "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Colorado Summer Road Trip" by Elyssa Nager provides a captivating outlet for families interested in a Colorado road trip. The book, published by Resort Books Ltd, is ideal for children aged 3 to 12, brings to life favorite places to visit across the Mile High State.

It can be used as a practical travel itinerary or simply as a fun learning vessel for better understanding the state's diverse geography. Each page features authentic illustrations by Colorado kids, offering their own unique interpretations of the notable places the characters visit.

The narrative follows the travels of Eli, an adventurous boy, and his pal Mort the Moose. While on their Colorado road trip adventure, the pair mountain bike the 401 dirt trail in Crested Butte, snowboard down sand dunes, imagine sea creatures swimming in waterfalls in Estes Park, feed alligators, roast marshmallows, sleep under the stars, and experience all of the joy and wonder of Colorado in the summer.

The book is the ninth in the series of travel adventure books for kids by husband-and-wife duo and western Colorado residents Elyssa Nager (Author) and Ken Nager (Creative Director).

"We wanted to share all of the adventures our own children experience living in an outdoor recreation mecca like Colorado," said author Elyssa Nager. "Kids love the books because the backgrounds are illustrated by kids, for kids. Like all of the other travel and adventure books in the 'Eli and Mort Epic Adventure Series,' children can follow Eli and Mort on their complete epic adventure, visit just some of their favorite places, or simply use their imaginations. The books are a great resource for parents planning a trip while getting their kids involved in the process."

The book is already gaining favorable press among trusted Colorado news sources. "Adorable!" says Colorado Public Radio, "This newest one goes all over the State...a really, really great option for kids (gifts)."

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As Featured On

The books have been featured on Colorado Public Radio (at minute 36:09), Channel 9 News, Denver, Channel 4, Vail, Mountain Town Magazine and a number of local and national news media and publications.

About Colorado Tourism

Colorado was the most visited state in the country in 2019 and many visitors explore all the state has to offer by taking road trips.

About Eli and Mort's Epic Adventure Series

Eli is a five-year-old boy, and Mort the Moose is Eli's best friend. They are inseparable and together they ski, mountain bike, catch big air, visit national parks and experience all the excitement and wonder the world has to offer. Resort Books works with local children in adventure areas to illustrate the background images for all of our books.

Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures are the number one selling kids books in their respective markets. The books include: "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Colorado Summer Road Trip," "Eli and Mort Learn to Snowboard 1, 2, 3, We Did It!," "Wiggle Giggle with Mort the Moose," "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures in Vail," "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Aspen," "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Beaver Creek," "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Breckenridge," and "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Steamboat."

Where are Eli and Mort Books Available?

The Eli and Mort's Epic Adventure Series is available all over Colorado at local bookstores, kids stores and retail outlets, on Amazon, and on our website http://eliandmort.com/.

Colorado School Involvement

Several Colorado school art teachers have made drawing for the Series part of their curriculum. The kids then submit their drawings for the art competition for the books.

Next in the Series

Watch out for Eli and Mort Learn to Ski, 1, 2, 3 We did it! is our next book as well as an Eli and Mort the Moose Coloring and Activity Book.

About Resort Books

Resort Books creates travel and adventure books for kids. Our mission is to capture the childlike wonder kids experience when embarking on their next adventure.

About Elyssa Nager, Author and Ken Nager, Creative Director

Elyssa Nager, an Amazon best selling author, is the author of "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures." Ken Nager is the Creative Director on the Series. When not creating books they can both be found enjoying the great State of Colorado mountain biking, hiking and snowboarding along with their three boys.

Ken and Elyssa are based in Eagle, Colorado.

Learn more at: https://eliandmort.com

Eduardo Paj, Illustrator

Eduadro Paj is the illustrator of the Eli and Mort Epic Adventures Series. He is based outside of Mexico City and believes the most precious moment occurs when your ideas come to life and characters appear before your very eyes.

MEDIA CONTACTS
Elyssa Nager
Author and Co-Founder, Resort Books
720-262-6824
elyssa@resortbooks.net

Ken Nager
Creative Director and Co-Founder, Resort Books
970-306-3180
ken@resortbooks.net

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*Caption: Book, "Eli and Mort's Epic Adventures Colorado Summer Road Trip."

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Windstar Cruises Will Require Covid-19 Vaccination to Sail

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Until further notice, Windstar Cruises will require proof of a current COVID-19 vaccination for all guests sailing aboard Windstar's yachts. The cruise line arrived at the decision in the best health and wellness interests of its guests, crew, and the places the yachts visit. Many Windstar destinations and some airlines have announced or are considering vaccine mandates, providing further support for the new Windstar policy. Windstar is a leader in small-ship cruising with six, boutique all-suite and sailing yachts (carrying fewer than 350 guests each) that access the smaller ports, waterways, and destinations the large cruise ships cannot.

"Looking at the science behind the virus, we see consistent recommendations for wearing masks, social distancing, testing, and enhanced cleaning. In response, Windstar developed a new Beyond Ordinary Care program, which is a multi-layered strategy with key hospital-grade elements: HEPA filters and UV-C germicidal irradiation to filter and disinfect the air, plus backpack sprayers to sanitize all surfaces throughout our yachts," said Xanterra and Windstar Cruises CEO Andrew Todd.

"Vaccination is another layer of safety for all of us, and it's the responsible course of action as our yachts resume cruising and our guests travel the world," said Christopher Prelog, President of Windstar Cruises.

Current government and news reports about increased vaccine availability in the United States and abroad give Windstar confidence that guests who wish to sail with the line will have time to be vaccinated before travel. Crew members will be required to be vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to them. This Windstar standard is subject to change as CDC guidelines change. Windstar will periodically review this and all other COVID-19 policies for updates as the pandemic evolves.

Windstar will restart operations in June 2021 in a phased manner, with initial cruises at a reduced guest occupancy, some modified itineraries, and with enhanced health and safety protocols. To provide guests with greater flexibility, Windstar has moved the final payment date from 120 days to 60 days prior to cruise departure.

The timeline for resumption of operations is:

Star Breeze - June 19, 2021 - Caribbean
Wind Star - June 19, 2021 - Mediterranean
Wind Spirit - July 15, 2021 - Tahiti
Wind Surf - August 8, 2021 - Mediterranean
Star Legend - Sept 4, 2021 - Northern Europe
Star Pride - November 3, 2021 - Caribbean

At the cruise terminal prior to embarkation, guests will be required to provide proof of a completed current vaccine course (one or two shots, depending on the brand) finished at least 14 days prior to the guest's embarkation date. Negative COVID-19 test results will also be required prior to embarkation.

For updated information, reservations, and itineraries, visit http://www.windstarcruises.com/.

Editor's note: Find downloadable images here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ngv8gihjkgimihc/AABlIB61TD1TZbPb35z8u_PRa?dl=0

Sarah Scoltock, Director of Public Relations, Windstar Cruises / sarah.scoltock@windstarcruises.com

Sally Spaulding, Account Director, Percepture / sspaulding@percepture.com

About Windstar Cruises

Windstar Cruises operates a fleet of six boutique all-suite and sailing yachts carrying 148-342 guests. Small ship cruises sail throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and the Panama Canal, Asia, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada and New England, Tahiti and the South Pacific, Mexico and U.S. Coastal and Australia. Windstar launched the $250 Million Star Plus Initiative to transform the three Star Class ships with new suites, restaurants, and a world-class spa and fitness center. The award-winning line is known for immersive experiences, destination authenticity, port-intensive itineraries, exceptional service, and an innovative culinary program. Windstar Cruises is part of the Xanterra Travel Collection, a group of global hospitality and travel companies, one of which traces its history back over a hundred years of operating our country's iconic national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier, Death Valley, and many others. Xanterra Travel Collection is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Broadmoor, Sea Island, and entertainment giant AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group.

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TravelInsurance.com Recognized as One of the Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021 by Money

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- TravelInsurance.com has been named by Money as one of the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021" and singled out for its fast and easy travel insurance quote comparison system.

Factors used in Money's ranking of travel insurance providers included the availability of a variety of plans with a wide range of coverage and access to customization and upgrades, ease of use in requesting a quote and comparing options, customer service and support, and the company's business reputation.

During their evaluation process, the Money team looked for companies that not only offered policies that covered the needs of the average traveler but provided options for people with other specific coverage needs.

They looked at the method by which consumers entered the information needed to generate quotes and the ease with which they were able to access and compare the results. They also evaluated the purchasing process and gave a higher grade to companies who streamlined this process for consumers.

The rankings took into consideration how responsive the companies are to their customers' needs. From giving their customers the ability to contact their support team through a mobile app to providing them with access to round-the-clock emergency assistance, the companies that scored high on the list showed that they were dedicated to providing excellent customer service. Money acknowledged those that went above and beyond with concierge services such as helping their customers with answers to lost or stolen passport questions, recommending a local translator, or even searching for legal assistance.

Finally, the team at Money evaluated each company's reputation by looking at factors such as feedback from previous customers, how many years they have been in business, and their credit rating as an indicator of financial stability.

The companies named as the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021" all rank well in each of these categories, and TravelInsurance.com was rated as the best travel insurance company for comparing quotes. Its comparison engine allows customers to fill out one simple form and receive multiple quotes from top-rated insurers in an easy-to-read format.

This helps consumers see the policies and their costs side-by-side and evaluate the pros and cons of each. Customer can click on any policy benefit to open a window with details about the coverage offered, including any exclusions that may apply, and then buy online at the guaranteed lowest price.

Drew Sharma, Co-Founder of TravelInsurance.com, said, "We are honored to be recognized by Money as the best travel insurance company for comparing quotes. Our mission since inception has been to make it easy to understand, compare and buy travel insurance online, and we will continually invest in our platform in order to exceed customer expectations for years to come."

Co-Founder Stan Sandberg commented, "As the travel world begins to open again, more than ever before, travel insurance has become a must-have add-on to any trip. TravelInsurance.com helps travelers easily find the best plans, including plans that provide coverage for COVID-19."

Comparison shopping with TravelInsurance.com offers consumers the benefits of choice, transparency, and value. The company's comparison engine and online learning center helps consumers to understand what is included in the quotes they receive from top-rated insurance companies. These companies are thoroughly vetted and are removed from the system if their rating falls below 4 out of 5 stars based on customer reviews.

Having a variety of options and being able to make an informed choice between these options provides the company's customers with value that goes beyond the price of the policy, but TravelInsurance.com understands that it's important to save money as well. Customers can save with TravelInsurance.com by seeing at a glance which plans have comparable benefits and coverage limits and choosing the best option that fits their budget. Since insurance prices are regulated by law, potential customers won't find a lower price on another site for any plan offered by TravelInsurance.com.

In addition to being recognized for its quote comparison system, TravelInsurance.com also received high marks from Money for its price guarantee, glossary of insurance terms, and instant coverage confirmation. Money also noted that many of the insurers that TravelInsurance.com works with offer customers coverage for COVID-related trip interruptions or cancellations, emergency care, and medical evacuations.

Customers can learn about the benefits of travel insurance, compare prices, research exclusions, purchase policies, and get instant coverage confirmation on the company's fully responsive, mobile-friendly website at https://www.travelinsurance.com/. One visit is all it will take to see why Money named them as one of the "6 Best Travel Insurance Companies of 2021."

About TravelInsurance.com:

TravelInsurance.com helps simplify the complicated world of travel insurance by providing consumers with the easiest way to compare and buy trip insurance coverage online. A member company of the U.S. Travel Insurance Association, TravelInsurance.com is owned and operated by DigiVentures Holdings LLC, a licensed agency that works with some of the largest travel insurers in the industry. Purchases can be made directly through the website, with policies sent via email within minutes. For more information, visit https://www.travelinsurance.com/.

About Money:

Money has a nearly 50-year legacy of guiding people to financial victories with up-to-date information, education, and tools. Money, a digital destination, helps create richer lives for everyone-in every sense of the word. Signature franchises include a bevy of Best-In categories such as Best Mortgage Lenders, Best Homeowner Insurance, Best Life Insurance, Best Auto Insurance, Best VA Loans, Best High-Yield Savings Accounts, Best Credit Cards, Best Colleges, and Best Places to Live, with an aim to improve your finances and promote your well-being. For more information, visit https://www.money.com/.

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Clear Sky Resorts Launches Unique Luxury Sky Domes at two National Parks in Western U.S. in 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Clear Sky Resorts announces the launch of America's first and only resort of its kind with the June 2021 grand openings of our properties at two of the most coveted vacation destinations in the West - Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park.

Accommodating from two to seven guests, our uniquely styled or themed Luxury Sky Domes with oversized skylights and expansive windows provide adventure seekers with a one-of-a-kind experience that they will never forget.

"Imagine laying in a luxurious bed staring up at the expansive night sky brimming with stars," said Hal Feinberg, one of the owners of Clear Sky Resorts. "There's nothing more awe-inspiring than falling asleep under a canopy of stars then waking up to a spectacular sunrise that reveals the scenic panorama of the surrounding landscape you've come to explore."

The services available at both resorts revolve around our jaw-dropping Welcome Domes featuring massive panoramic windows and oversized swinging chairs hanging from 26-foot ceilings. From daily happy hours to breakfast and dinner options, our Welcome Domes are the perfect place to plan your next park adventure. Nightly smores next to one of our artisan-crafted firepits signal a sweet end to each memorable day.

With a variety of fun on-site activities, Clear Sky Resorts appeal to all travelers and families seeking adventure wrapped up in an extraordinary experience:

* Live music

* Yard games

* Astronomy, storytelling and movie nights

* Hike to Stanton Lake (Glacier)

* Tavern at Stanton Lake (Glacier)

* Glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf course (Grand Canyon)

* Lighted sculpture night walks (Grand Canyon)

* Out-of-this-world Projection Dome with 360-degree viewing (Grand Canyon)

Visit https://clearskyresorts.com/ to learn more about America's first and only Luxury Sky Dome Resort.

About Clear Sky Resorts:

Founded in 2020, Clear Sky Resorts is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. As America's first resort of its kind, Clear Sky Resorts delivers a unique hospitality experience with Luxury Sky Domes, perfect for nighttime stargazing. Geodesic in shape and extremely energy efficient, the Sky Domes are constructed using 30 percent less building material than conventional construction. Clear Sky Resorts has future plans to construct resorts at up to fifteen new locations near some of the most beautiful state and national parks in the U.S.

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Clear Sky Resorts Launches Unique Luxury Sky Domes at two National Parks in Western U.S. in 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Clear Sky Resorts announces the launch of America's first and only resort of its kind with the June 2021 grand openings of our properties at two of the most coveted vacation destinations in the West - Grand Canyon National Park and Glacier National Park.

Accommodating from two to seven guests, our uniquely styled or themed Luxury Sky Domes with oversized skylights and expansive windows provide adventure seekers with a one-of-a-kind experience that they will never forget.

"Imagine laying in a luxurious bed staring up at the expansive night sky brimming with stars," said Hal Feinberg, one of the owners of Clear Sky Resorts. "There's nothing more awe-inspiring than falling asleep under a canopy of stars then waking up to a spectacular sunrise that reveals the scenic panorama of the surrounding landscape you've come to explore."

The services available at both resorts revolve around our jaw-dropping Welcome Domes featuring massive panoramic windows and oversized swinging chairs hanging from 26-foot ceilings. From daily happy hours to breakfast and dinner options, our Welcome Domes are the perfect place to plan your next park adventure. Nightly smores next to one of our artisan-crafted firepits signal a sweet end to each memorable day.

With a variety of fun on-site activities, Clear Sky Resorts appeal to all travelers and families seeking adventure wrapped up in an extraordinary experience:

* Live music

* Yard games

* Astronomy, storytelling and movie nights

* Hike to Stanton Lake (Glacier)

* Tavern at Stanton Lake (Glacier)

* Glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf course (Grand Canyon)

* Lighted sculpture night walks (Grand Canyon)

* Out-of-this-world Projection Dome with 360-degree viewing (Grand Canyon)

Visit https://clearskyresorts.com/ to learn more about America's first and only Luxury Sky Dome Resort.

About Clear Sky Resorts:

Founded in 2020, Clear Sky Resorts is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. As America's first resort of its kind, Clear Sky Resorts delivers a unique hospitality experience with Luxury Sky Domes, perfect for nighttime stargazing. Geodesic in shape and extremely energy efficient, the Sky Domes are constructed using 30 percent less building material than conventional construction. Clear Sky Resorts has future plans to construct resorts at up to fifteen new locations near some of the most beautiful state and national parks in the U.S.

MULTIMEDIA:

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/i42aHDAq_cA

Related link: https://clearskyresorts.com/

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The Role of ‘Green Therapy’ in Improving Mental Health

LANCASTER, Pa. -- With mental health struggles surging globally, particularly in the US, Adventure Explorations has released a new white paper entitled "Improving Mental Health: The Power of Outdoor and Adventure." The piece explores the benefits outdoor activity has on mental health. Beyond exercise, as consistently acknowledged by scientists, it's the active exposure and connection to nature and the outside that is producing these exciting results.

Data shows that between 2019 and 2020, anxiety disorders increased 17.4% while depression increased 17.8%. In 2019, 19.2% of adults received mental health treatment. However, 30-50% of those who were prescribed medication as a result did not stick to their therapy treatment.

While fear of medication disrupts compliance-not unlike the realities of concerns surrounding the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines-it's often the lack of visibility of side effects that drives the fear. Green Therapy, however, creates benefits that are near immediate and noticed. Mental health professionals agree that movement outdoors, in nature, is key to a happier, heathier life. Being outdoors provides a simple and safe way to decompress with less cost and no side-effects and is ideal for people of all ages.

That's where Adventure Explorations, an outdoor adventure guiding company, located in Lancaster and Boiling Springs, PA, comes in. They use top notch-gear and expert guides to bring people into nature to create new skills and meaningful, fun experiences. Suitable for all ages and ability levels, including those with physical and mental challenges, the adventure company helps people to bridge the gap between self-discovery and its potential.

"What was startling throughout this investigation was the number of concurrent articles published by experts, and reported on by esteemed publications such as the Wall Street Journal," said Adventure Explorations co-owner Chris Paradysz. "But, beyond them, the recognition that these therapies are literally free opened up amazing possibilities for balanced therapeutic prescriptions. Imagine doctors writing a prescription for 200 minutes of outdoor therapy."

To read the white paper, click here (PDF): https://www.adventureexplorations.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/AE-Outdoor-and-Adventure-Whitepaper-Feb-2021-1.pdf.

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Northwest Navigation Company’s Motor Vessel David B Alaska Cruises Unaffected by Canada’s Cruise Ship Ban

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Northwest Navigation Co., which operates the small cruise boat, M/V David B in Alaska, is unaffected by Canada's recent extended cruise ship ban for the summer of 2021. The company will still be offering multi-day cruises this summer, as are a number of small US-flagged Alaska boutique cruises, yacht charters, and niche market adventure cruises that specialize in remote wilderness small group tours.

Canada's ban on cruise ships with over 100 passengers may force major cruise lines that are registered in countries outside of the United States to cancel their Alaska sailings due to laws that require those ships to stop in countries outside the United States. As one of several small US-flagged vessels that operate with 12 or fewer passengers, the David B is unaffected by Canada's ban and will be able to continue regularly scheduled operations in southeast Alaska.

"Most people are not aware that there is a class of small American boats which run tours in Alaska," says Christine Smith who's the co-owner, chef, and naturalist aboard the David B. "Boats like ours are unique, for example, we have a maximum of just eight passengers. Some of our closest competitors carry only 10 or 12. The boats are big enough that we've always given people plenty of space. There's never been a good name for our niche, but some people call us a micro-cruise, boutique cruise, small boat or small ship cruise. We offer light impact eco-tours that are more on the adventure side of Alaska cruises. We focus on being in nature and visit wilderness locations for our anchorages, hikes, and kayaking excursions."

If Canada continues with its ban on cruise ships, Alaska's economy will be adversely affected. A recent article in the Washington Post noted that only 48 passengers cruised Alaska in 2020. "We operated last summer too, but because of our small size I don't think our passengers were even included in the tally," Christine said. "We're a very niche market. You really have to look to find boats like ours. But for the people who do find us this year, they'll see a quieter Alaska, even if the large cruise ships find a way around Canada's ban."

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About Northwest Navigation Co.:

Northwest Navigation Co. is based in Bellingham, Washington and owns and operates the Motor Vessel David B. Since 2006 Northwest Navigation has offered multi-day, small boat tours in Alaska and Washington state. The David B is an historic 65-foot boat originally built for Alaska's salmon fishing industry in 1929. Jeffrey and Christine Smith started Northwest Navigation in 1998 with the purchase and restoration of the David B.

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