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Good MEMORIES IPW2019 Anaheim

Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, who has English and New Zealand roots, performed in the streets of downtown Anaheim at IPW’s Press Brunch kick-off, and then staged an encore on the final day in California Plaza, an activation space created by Visit California that connected IPW2019 host hotels with the convention centre.

Best USA Destinations for Family Travel 2022 – Silvija Travel Tips

I am dreaming of a proper family getaway with the grandchildren and family to the USA. Make it a holiday to remember with an American Holiday. Check out the best USA destinations for family travel in 2022, offering something for all kids – both big and small. 


As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston offers the perfect combination of great history and vibrant culture. Visit Boston’s historic monuments and nature parks, walk the freedom trail or catch the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Why not explore the campus of one of the most prestigious universities in the world? Harvard is right on your doorstep and offers daily tours.

Take a day trip to Salem, the site of the infamous 17th-century witch trials. Located only 40 minutes from Boston, learn about Salem’s fascinating history, explore its beautiful seaside park and experience its delicious food. 

Fancy a sightseeing break? Make a pit-stop and indulge in Massachusetts favourite dessert, Boston Cream Pie – you will not be disappointed.  Why not extend your family trip with 3 nights in the beautiful Cape Cod?

As a true family-friendly destination, Cape Cod offers activities to entertain everyone. Cycle alongside the glistening Atlantic Ocean on the Shining Sea Bike Trail, search for treasure at the Pirate Museum, spend an afternoon sliding around the water park or take a tour to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the USA.


Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for many things, from its love of the sport to its deep-dish pizza! Catch a game in Soldier Field or shop ’til you drop on the Magnificent Mile.

Make the most of your trip to the Windy City and head to Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel before staying to see the weekly fireworks show. Explore the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs with the kids and meet Chicago’s underwater residents at the Shedd Aquarium, from rockhopper penguins to beluga whales.

With something to offer every type of holidaymaker, Chicago is a perfect destination for your next family trip.  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with the family in Chicago with American Holidays

The West Coast

There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Space Needle, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket-list attractions. Visit San Francisco to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the cable car up the famous hilly city. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend some time in the charming seaside town of Sausalito before catching a ferry back to the city.

Why stop your holiday there? Seattle is the ideal destination to continue your stateside adventure. Experience the local food at Pike Place Market, take the family to the Museum of Pop Culture or the Museum of Flight. Ditch the car and take a water taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoy the picturesque cityscape scenes. Then, top it all off with an unforgettable view from the Space Needle in this beautiful waterfront city.  

Orlando and Mexico

Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, it’s no surprise Orlando makes for an unforgettable family holiday. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and everything in between, no kid is too big to enjoy this destination. What better way to end an Orlando adventure than relaxing by the crystal-clear shores of Cancun? Renowned for its family-friendly beaches and restaurants as well as a vibrant culture, Cancun is a great family holiday destination. From snorkelling in the world’s second-largest coral reef to visit the Mayan pyramids and temples, Cancun has something for the whole family. Couple this with Orlando and it’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.  


Famous for its perfect combination of high-rise buildings and beautiful neighbourhoods, Toronto is an international hub of arts and culture. This stunning city is ideal for a family getaway, with waterfront walkways, plenty of museums and charming markets. From Kensington Market to Graffiti Alley, these classic ethnic enclaves have mixed with millennial revitalization to result in an exciting combination of gift shops, salons, cafés and restaurants! Drop into the Mashion Bakery in Chinatown, one of the best and most unique bakeries Toronto has to offer. Or, why not hop on a ferry to the Toronto Islands? With perfect picnic spots and bike rentals available, it’s a guaranteed day of fun.  

Remember, this is just a selection of USA Family Holiday Destinations on offer. For more information visit American Holidays

JAV vakaruose keliavusi lietuvė papasakojo, kas paliko didžiausią įspūdį – Silvija Zalepugiene –

Plan Your Unforgettable Las Vegas, American Holiday – Silvija Travel Tips

Now is the perfect time to start planning your next America Holiday. Take the trip of a lifetime to the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Revel in the excitement of one of America’s best-loved cities, discover famous attractions, enjoy legendary food and of course, soak in the iconic atmosphere that Las Vegas is known for.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Travel Tips exploring Las Vegas

For this trip, I suggest a Vegas holiday with an Italian twist. 4 nights Las Vegas stay at The Venetian Resort, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It is the perfect location to start exploring this magical city. Discover the legendary city’s unique sights, shop ’til you drop on the Miracle Mile or travel from Paris to New York and right back to Roman Times as you wander through the city’s iconic hotels and casinos. When it comes to the evening time, Vegas has no shortage of things to do – win big at the blackjack table, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountains or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas.

Seeing the fantastic Vegas strip on foot is one thing, but why not go all out and experience the Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Trip, from just €95pp including Hotel Transfers.

Scattered throughout Vegas are some of the most exhilarating amusement rides in the U.S. Experience big drops, multiple loops and spectacular views on the big yellow roller coaster at New York, New York. Or pay a visit to the rooftop of the Stratosphere Hotel – standing over 1,100 feet tall, the tower has several heart-pounding rides not for the faint-hearted, including the Big Shot, Insanity, X Scream, and SkyJump.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Trravel Tips at Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Fancy something different? Las Vegas is a great starting point for several day trips. Travel outside of the city and discover one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas has several companies that provide excellent tours of the Grand Canyon from the city. Whether you choose a comfortable coach or an unforgettable helicopter tour, you’re guaranteed to enjoy some of the most magnificent views you have ever seen. If you’re short on time, pay a visit to Red Rock Canyon, located just a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip and offers plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking to rock climbing.

If a 4-night stay in Los Vegas appeals to you, visit your local travel agent or contact American Holidays. Given the current covid situation, book through a travel agent or American Holiday giving a refund guarantee, up to 3 free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure. should your holiday be affected by COVID-19. Terms apply. What’s included in the itinerary I outlined above, cost from €729pp:

  • Flights from Dublin to Las Vegas 
  • 4 nights Las Vegas, The Venetian Resort
  • Based on 2 adults sharing | Travelling October 2021
  • For American Holidays, Quote Ref 52554166
  • Las Vegas with American Holidays, from €729pp.
Silvija Travel Tips, Whether you’ve got a need for speed or a craving to experience Vegas’ stunning desert landscapes with a hike or flight check out this video.

Read about my visit to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Silvija Zalepugiene, Sivija Travel Tips

U.S. Travel’s IPW Returns to Las Vegas, Sept 18-22, 2021 – Silvija Travel Tips

The U.S. Travel Association has announced that its annual trade show, IPW, will next be held in Las Vegas from Septeember 18-22, 2021. Last year’s IPW, scheduled to convene in Las Vegas on May 30, 2020, was forced to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The previously scheduled 2021 host city, Chicago, agreed to step aside for next year and will assume the host mantle in 2025.

“This is incredibly welcome good news amid the serious challenges facing the travel industry, the country and the world,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “Cancelling IPW 2020 was difficult though clearly necessary call and our future host cities came together to achieve a win-win outcome for the future of the event.”

Dow continued: “As we look to recover from this health emergency and the resulting economic crisis, it is fitting that we will be able to hold IPW in Las Vegas, a city that epitomizes the economic power of travel and tourism. We are deeply grateful to Chicago, which had one of the most successful IPWs in recent memory as a first-time host in   2014, for their flexibility, generosity and collaborative spirit.”

Other future host sites—Orlando in 2022, San Antonio in 2023, and Los Angeles in 2024—remain unchanged.

IPW is the country’s leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States. At IPW, travel buyers (including international tour operators, wholesalers and receptive operators) meet face-to-face with sellers of U.S. travel product (representing accommodations, destinations, attractions, retail, transportation companies and more), transacting business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.

Another serendipity from the reshuffling of dates: IPW 2021 will be held in the newly constructed West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Thank you to the leadership at the U.S. Travel Association for inviting Las Vegas to host its IPW 2021 trade show,” said Steve Hill, CEO/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Like many of our industry colleagues, we are anxious to   contribute to the travel and tourism recovery efforts, and know that IPW bringing travel trade decision-makers from across the globe together is an important step in that process.”

“Brand USA is honoured to serve as the Premier Sponsor for the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW. As the nation’s destination marketing organization, IPW offers Brand USA the biggest stage and brightest lights to showcase our collective success to a global network of key industry stakeholders,” said Christopher Thompson, Brand USA President and  CEO. “We look forward to the opportunity to reconnect with industry friends and remind the world about all of the diverse destinations and amazing experiences across the   United States. We will see you back in Las Vegas in 2021.”

“This important decision was a collaboration between U.S. Travel and Choose Chicago. Having the privilege of hosting IPW in June of 2025 in Chicago will be a tremendous opportunity for us and our partners,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “Equally important, we look forward to travelling to Las Vegas next year to continue our partnership and engagement with the global travel community.”Download Media


Summer in New York, Top 6 Things to Do – Silvija Travel Tips

From the spectacular skylines and stunning architecture to the sensational food culture and superb art scene, summer in New York is an adventure like no other. As the balmy breeze replaces the wintry air, New York evolves into an urban jungle filled with street performers, artists, food stalls, festivals, markets and more.

The possibilities are endless in the iconic ‘city that never sleeps’ from kayaking the Hudson River to Shakespeare in the Park and everything in between. Start planning your summer in New York with our travel expert Amanda’s list of the top attractions and events that you will only experience in the Big Apple.

Union Square Greenmarket

Established in 1967, the famous Union Square Greenmarket hosts the largest gathering of regional farmers, bakers, and fishers around and provides New Yorkers with the best locally grown and sourced foods the area has to offer.

Frequented by locals and chefs, Greenmarket produces a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, artisan bread, jams, pickles, cut flowers, wine, coffee, ciders, honey and more

Explore Central Park

Escape to scenic Central Park to enjoy an afternoon of literary readings, boating on the lake, or sunbathing in Sheep’s Meadow. Summer activities include walking tours, catch and release fishing, yoga, running and fitness tours, hiking, and overnight camping. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit consisting of a wiffle ball and bat, football, soccer ball, frisbee, jump ropes, cones and more from the North Meadow Rec Center.

Coasters at Coney Island

Coney Island – this legendary New York landmark is the epitome of American pop culture with its renowned boardwalk, iconic attractions, and scenic ocean views. For decades this waterfront promenade has been a nostalgic retreat from the sweltering pavements in the city and offers movie nights, concerts, shopping, rides, boardwalk games, a sandy beach, Friday night fireworks, and the ever-popular Mermaid Parade.

Kayak the Hudson River

A great way to stay cool during the summer in New York is to hop in a kayak and soak in what is arguably some of the best views of Manhattan from the Hudson River. Kayaking the Hudson is a unique urban adventure for all ages and skill levels. Experience the tranquil river while you are surrounded by the distant sounds of the urban jungle and picturesque views of the cityscape.

Top of the Rock

The historic landmark of the Rockefeller Center offers visitors the opportunity to shop, dine and explore the city from a vantage point unlike any other. This famous New York attraction is known for its unique shopping experience, live recordings of popular shows, and the iconic observation deck complete with unobstructed 360-views of the cityscape. With something for everyone and unlimited Instagram-worthy opportunities, the Rockefeller Center is perfect for tourists wanting to feel on top of the world.

Bike the City

Rather than spending hours on your feet, or on a bus that glides past every landmark, New York bike tours offer a convenient alternative to exploring everything the city has to offer. Biking provides tourists with the opportunity to cover more ground, interact with the city, explore hidden gems, and dive further into the diverse neighbourhoods of New York.

To book your holiday in New York contact youur local travel agent.

U.S. Travel Announces New Dates for IPW 2021 in Las Vegas – Silvija Travel Tips

In a press release today (20 September 2020) the U.S. Travel Association announced that IPW, its annual international inbound travel trade show, will be a live, in-person event held in Las Vegas from the 18t to 22nd September 2021.

The September dates are revised from the previously released 2021 event dates. U.S. Travel, together with premier sponsor Brand USA and our hosts, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and Travel Nevada, secured later dates to provide additional time for international long-haul travel to the United States to broadly resume.

“Next year’s IPW will reunite the global travel community and be the keystone for safely rebuilding international travel to the United States,” said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. “While IPW will look a bit different next year, expect it to be the turning point for the all-important inbound travel sector.

“We are grateful for the support and flexibility of our many sponsors and attendees, both in the U.S. and around the world, and we can’t wait to see everyone in Las Vegas next September.”

“As the nation’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA values IPW because it is the single largest gathering of the global network of stakeholders dedicated to driving travel to the USA,” said Christopher Thompson, Brand USA president and CEO. “We look forward to reconnecting face-to-face with industry colleagues and welcoming the world back to the diverse destinations and experiences across the United States. We will see you in Las Vegas in 2021.”

“IPW is crucial to reviving international travel, and we’re pleased that the U.S. Travel Association is dedicated to holding an in-person show in Las Vegas next September,” said Steve Hill, CEO/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “These new dates will allow greater flexibility for attendees and will ensure the best possible experience for a successful and productive trade show. We look forward to welcoming delegates to the new West Hall expansion at the Las Vegas Convention Center as well as showcasing new and exciting developments throughout the destination.”

U.S. Travel plans to open registration for IPW exhibitors in mid-November. IPW buyer and media registration will open in early 2021.

IPW 2021 will be held in the newly constructed West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Planning for IPW show floor and media marketplace activities, as well as related official events, is underway by the IPW Host Committee.

IPW is the country’s leading international inbound travel trade show, driving $5.5 billion in future travel to the United States. At IPW, travel buyers (including international tour operators, wholesalers and receptive operators) meet face-to-face with sellers of U.S. travel product (representing accommodations, destinations, attractions, retail, transportation companies and more), transacting business that would otherwise be generated only through an exhaustive number of around-the-world trips.

Additional information about IPW 2021 will be available in the coming weeks. Event updates will be sent to the IPW community and posted at You can follow @ustravelipw on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.

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Palm Springsas ir Joshua tree nacionalinis parkas Pietų Kalifornijoje, JAV

Palm Springsas ir Joshua tree nacionalinis parkas Pietų Kalifornijoje, JAV. Kur bekeliautum visada neapsakomai įdomu susipažinti su dar nematytomis vietovėmis, susipažinti su vietiniais žmonėmis ir jų kultūra. 

Lankydamasi pietų Kalifornijoje, JAV, turėjau puikią galimybę pakeliauti po Palm Springsą. Tai kurorto juosta Coachella slėnyje šalia Joshua Tree nacionalinio parko.

Labai neįprastas vaizdas atsiveria kai karštą dieną kepinant saulei keliauji po dykumą su snieguotomis San Jacinto kalnų viršūnėmis.

Palm Springsas yra vienas žinomiausių pietų Kalifornijos kurortų. Čia visada gausu įvairaus amžiaus lankytojų,  besimėgaujančių puošniomis palmėmis ir sodriai žaliomis golfo aikštelėmis. Klimatas čia nepriekaištingas-net 355 saulėtos dienos per metus.

Trumpam poilsiui stabtelėjome viešbutyje„Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa”, įsikūrusiame nuostabiame Coachella slėnyje. Tai tikra dykumos oazė Kalifornijoje. Po svetingo priėmimo, gausaus ir gardaus maisto , pasigrožėję kraštovaizdžiu vėl patraukėme į dykumą.

Užsukome į „BMW Performance” vairavimo mokyklą, esančia Palm Springso dykumoje. Čia smarkiai padidinome savo adrenalino kiekį. Didžiuliai dulkių debesys pakildavo iš po ratų, kai riaumojantys lenktyniniai BMW automobiliai lyg šokių aikštelėje darydavo įvairius žadą atimančius veiksmus. 

Kiek baugoka, bet tu gi žinai  jog profesionalūs instruktoriai ir platus takelis užtikrina tavo saugumą .

Po įspūdžiais kupinos dienos apsistojome “Palm Mountain Resort” kad atgauti jėgas kitos dienos kelionei. Labai šiltas priėmimas, gardus maistas ir baseinas po atviru dangumi puikiai atgaivino. 

Sekančią dieną mūsų laukė kelionė “Red Jeep Tours”. Raudono Džipo vairuotojas-tai tikrai profesionalus vadovas. Jis be galo įdomiai, su linksmomis istorijomis ir legendomis papasakojo apie Caguilla indėnų protėvių istoriją, kultūrą, gyvenimo būdą ir legendas. Stulbinantys uolienų dariniai ir didžiulės vėduoklinės palmės bei daugiau nei 150 augalų rūšių vilioja keliautojus į šias vešlių palmių oazes. Tai viena didžiausių natūralių palmių oazių Šiaurės Amerikoje. Karštą dykumos saulė truptį vargino, tad buvo neapsakomai smagu pasimėgauti gaiva paslėptoje vandens oloje, kur vanduo teka didžiąją metų dalį.

Pasigrožėjus Kalifornijos dykumos oazėmis laikas pakilti į šalia esančius kalnus. Pakilomė daugiau kaip 2,5 km. į kvapą gniaužiančias Chino kanjono uolas San Jacinto valstybiniame parke. Aukštyn mus kėlė “Palm Springs Aerial Tramway” – didžiausias pasaulyje besisukantis oro tramvajus. Lėtai besisukant tramvajaus vagonui maždaug dešimties minučių kelionės metu galėjome grožėtis  įspūdingais vaizdais, atsiveriančiais slėnio apačioje. Pasiekę viršutinę kalnų stotį – 8 516 pėdų – 2600 m aukštį apžvalgos aikštelėse mėgavomės įspūdingu kraštovaizdžiu. Čia yra visų mėgiamas 50mylių-80,5km. pėsčiųjų takas kur daugelis keliauja su palapinėmis pasiruošę pabūti gamtos apsuptyje keletą dienų.

Mūsų kelionė Kalifornijos Dykuma tęsėsi. Kitą dieną mūsų tikslas buvo “Joshua Tree National Park”.Nuostabaus grožio Trumpalapių Jukų  Nacionalinis  Parkas yra  didžiulė saugoma teritorija pietų Kalifornijoje. Parko plotas 3 200 km2. Jame susiduria dvi dykumos – Mojave ir Kolorado. Joshua Tree nacionalinis parkas nėra panašus į jokią kitą vietą pasaulyje. Joshua medžiai, nors ir panašūs į medžio ir kaktuso mišinį -tai visai ne medžiai ir iš tikro priklauso jukoms. Jos turi ne medieną, o agavoms būdingą pluoštą. Jų čia labai daug ir kitur jų nerasi. Jukos gali išgyventi šimtus ir net tūkstantį metų! Aukštis – iki 15 m. Nepakartojamo grožio dykumos peizažą papildo milžiniški rieduliai. Įspūdingai atrodo didžiuliai  akmenys su gamtos sukurtais veidais ant uolos .Gražios kalnų ir slėnių panoramos. O galbūt tai: „Aš vis dar neradau to, ko ieškau”,( “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for,”) – roko baladę, kurią išgarsino Roko grupę U2 iš jų 80-ųjų albumo „The Joshua Tree”.  

Kasmet į Joshua tree nacionalini parką atvyksta daugybė žmonių, norinčių pasimėgauti giedru dangumi ir grynu oru, ramybe, tyla ir grožiu, kurį galima pamatyti tik dykumoje.

Amerikoje plyti daugybė nenusakomo grožio kampelių, kuriuos sukūrė gamta. Kiekvienas mano apsilankymas USA palieka daugybę įspūdžių ir su kiekviena kelione aš vis labiau įsimyliu Ameriką! 

#IPW #USA #PalmSprings

Cleared for Take Off my flight simulator experience

Anaheim just outside Los Angeles, USA is known as the home of Disneyland. But for those older children or adults that like the thrill of professional flight simulators, Flightdeck is the place to visit.   

The only female travel media journalist for a group of nine media to experience the trills it was a day of big surprises and first for me.

My first taste was to get fitted out in my air combat flight suit to fly my assigned F16 aircraft. The Instructor briefed us on the flight controls and the weapon system. All a bit technical but with a little help from the instructor anyone can master it. Then it was into the aircraft cockpit, strapped in by the ground crew, canopy down and radio checks with the tower. “Cleared For Take Off”. I push the throttle forward, afterburners on and I thunder down the runway skyward and bank left over the sea. All simulated but it feels real. After a series of flight manoeuvres under the instruction of the from the tower, the group of novice travel media pilots are ready for combat.

Target acquired missile lock. fire. I only have six missiles before I have to use the guns so have to be sure I don’t waste them.  Where is my wingman Top Gun, MAVERICK  (Tom Cruise)   when you need him, someone on my tail firing at me, release flares, so much to remember. A few strikes and I crash and burn on landing. Not my finest performance but I survived.

Next, at Flightdeck I progress to take the controls of a Boeing 737-800 jet. This fix-base simulator is categorised as high fidelity, an exact replica of a Boeing 737-800 with a 180-degree wrap around screen. Joining my flight simulator in the cockpit I sit the captain’s seat. The cockpit is full of buttons, switches, lights, alarms but calmly my instruct tells me what to do. We are landing the aircraft at Kai Tak International Airport the old Hong Kong airport with a low approach over the city at night.

Banking left Hong Kong comes into view out the cockpit window. My task is to keep us on the right flight track using the flight controls and looking at the instruments in front of me. My instructor is controlling the power, flaps and all those other technical things. We are begin our descent following the light, banking right very low over the city and then down the runway for a perfect touchdown. I have landed a Boeing 737-800 simulator.

Later in the week during my stay in Anaheim I got to meet my Wingman Top Gun MAVERICK (Tom Cruise).

If you are into planes, Flightdeck in Anaheim is a great place. Prices for the F16 Fighter Jet experience start US$59 and US$109 for the  Bowing 737. I really enjoyed the Bowing 737 experience and if you would like to see the video of my flight view here: Flightdeck 737


Explore where Hollywood is made – Silvija Travel Tips

The first day when arrived to IPW in Anaheim I had a sightseeing tour to Warner Bros Studio, one of the busiest working studios in Los Angeles.


Familiarity with the studio started in a warm atmosphere, guests were greeted in Hollywood with delicious snacks and Oscar images.


Tour Guides have brought us behind the scenes of a studio that has been in the world for over 95 years.

We went behind the lens and discovered the secrets of movie making magic.


Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brought us closer than ever to the legendary entertainment we love, where the greatest names in entertainment made history.

Experience the excitement of a Hollywood studio featuring movies and TV shows

A lot of great impressions and cinematic secrets give us a great Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

IPW Anaheim, California – Silvija Travel Tips

Tourism showcase IPW, organised by Visit USA, took place in Anaheim, California. Thousands of tourism professionals attended from around the world meet in America for a five-day US rundown.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Travel Tips with Jan Burress, President and CEO, Visit Anaheim

Brand USA shut down Downtown Anaheim early Sunday morning to greet hundreds of media delegates who had spent the next three days discovering America’s many tourism assets at IPW.

During the press brunch, the “Anaheim Gets Animated Street Festival” showed a glimpse of the sights, sounds, flavours and vibes

The highlight was a surprise performance from the incredibly talented Natasha Bedingfield who left attendees starstruck with stripped-down performances of her hit songs

My Mountain Whitewater Rafting Adventure, Poudre River, Colorado – Silvija Travel Tips


Pasibaigus įspūdingai pasaulio turizmo konferencijai IPW 2018, kartu su viso pasaulio turizmo žiniasklaidos ir verslo atstovais turėjau galimybę 3 dienas keliauti po Kolorado valstiją, artimiau prisiliesti prie gamtos, kultūros, istorijos.

Vienas iš nepakartojamų nuotykių- tai raftingas , arba nusileidimas plaustais kalnų upe Poudre. Mes lėkėme pasitikdami didžiules bangas, šokinėjome bandydami apeiti sūkurius bei plaukti pasroviui. Mūsų plaustas kartu ne sykį buvo visiškai paniręs vandens pursluose. Ši tikrai ekstremali kelionė plaustais tęsėsi 2 val., mes įveikėme 12 mylių atstumą , įskaitant 3 ir 4 klasės slenksčius. Šniokščianti laukinė kalnų upė Poudre galinėjosi su mūsų plaustais, bet mes ją įveikėme sėkmingai . Nors ne visi.  Kai kas neatsilaikė bangų jėgai ir atsidūrė vandenyje, bet šalia plaukiančių profesionalių gelbėtojų buvo tuoj ištraukti iš vandens . O aš tai labai sušalau, nes nepaklusau gido patarimui užsimauti viską, ką Whitewater kompanija išdalino. Bet vis tiek ši kelionė paliko ko ne patį didžiausią įspūdį , visų nuotaika buvo puiki , buvo daug juoko, klegesio, bet ir išgąsčio šūksnių . IPW grupei vadovavo Ben Costello, turintis daugiau kaip 17 metų patirtį kaip Poudre upės gidas.

Jei norite raftingą šia upę apsilankykite “Mountain Whitewater Inc.” svetainėje

During IPW18 I participated in a FAM adventure with a group of travel media and travel trade professionals experiencing the wild waters of the Poudre River over a 12-mile section including Class 3 and 4 rapids. The IPW group was guided by Ben Costello, with over 17 years of experience as a Poudre River guide.

To experience the river for yourself visit the Mountain Whitewater Inc. website