Who Needs Sleep?

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Happy Tuesday, trivia lovers. Have you ever wondered about sleeping patterns of other mammals? Us humans are supposed to get about 7 hours of sleep (as adults), not that we always do. But how do other members of our mammal species sleep? Let’s find out.

Do you know which mammal generally sleeps upright and sometimes only snoozes for around 20 minutes a day?

If you guessed Giraffe then you are spot on! That’s right these tall creatures sleep anywhere from about 20 minutes to 2 hours a day. They have adjusted over time and adapted to their environment. Giraffe’s although cute, are prey to many animals living in their same environment. Because of this they generally do not lie down to sleep because getting back up takes awhile on those long wobbly legs. When they sleep the do so in short naps of about 5-10 minutes at a time. Can you imagine sleeping standing up for 5-10 minutes a few times a day? Sounds awful right? Well it works for the Giraffe! You can witness this at Giraffe sanctuaries all over the world. For more information please contact us today!

 

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Testimonials

One of the greatest parts about working in the travel industry is getting to help make memories that last a lifetime. Because Mondays are Makin’ Memories Monday here on our blog we wanted to show you how you can share your memories with us after your vacation. Of course you can always email or call us after you return from a trip, but we have other options as well. If you go to our website there are several ways you can submit a testimonial. Plus once you send them to us we may put them on our website or right here on the blog! So here is how you can submit a testimonial to us!

First you can view our testimonial page by clicking on the image in our scrolling banner. Here you will see other testimonials and if you scroll to the bottom a link is provided for you to share with us your own testimonials! Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 1.05.27 PM.png

The second options is if you hover over our “about” section on our main menu of the website a drop down menu will appear that says “testimonials” this will again bring you to our Testimonial Page where you can scroll to the bottom to submit your own. Screen Shot 2016-09-26 at 1.06.35 PM.png

The last option is by hovering over our “Resources” tab on our main menu. The drop down menu will appear and an option to “submit testimonial” will come up. This is the page where you can let us know how the trip went, how our service was and anything else you want to share with us!

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TGIDD

TGIDD, Thank God It’s Drone Day! Today I am sharing with you all a video of one of my all time favorite cities, Paris. Now this week I have sort of a challenge for you all. First when you think of travel, where does your mind wander to? Do you have a specific location where you picture yourself on vacation or is it different every time? For me it is Paris, it is sort of like when people tell you to picture your happy place, mine is me in Paris wandering the cobblestone streets, sipping a latte at a cafe, the whole cliched Paris dream. Now my second question for you is– when is Paris more beautiful, during the day or at night? Because I honestly can’t decide. Check out the drone video below to see for yourself!

Ready to be wherever you are picturing yourself? Then it’s time to contact us here at Ambassador Travel!

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Fall Beverages

beer-tray-GettyImages-495339539.jpgSo I woke up this morning thinking about what sort of fall beverage I wanted to feature on our Thirsty Thursday first day of fall post. The original thought was Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I knew I could do better than that, so I decided to turn to my best friend, Google. After doing a little research I found an article that you are all going to love, “8 Rare Beers Around  the World to Drink this Fall”. And although this article would be great on its own, it features a Wisconsin favorite, so that meant I definitely needed to share it with you guys. So now that fall is here you have plenty of time to try out all of these beers.

http://www.cntraveler.com/story/8-beers-around-the-world-to-drink-this-fall

Have you ever tried any of these beers? Share with us in the comments or on our Facebook page! Ready to try some out yourself? Call us today!

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Upcoming Events

At Ambassador Travel there is always something going on. I though I would do a little extra promoting of two fun filled nights happening in the next week. If you are looking to come meet some of our staff, learn a little bit about a few upcoming group trips or learn more about two great companies we work with, then you are going to want to come on by!

The first is our cruise event happening this Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30pm. We are having a wine and cheese menu and presentation from Norwegian Cruise line. This is a night to promote our Summer 2017 Alaskan Cruise group, but if you are interested in learning more about cruising or Norwegian Cruise line this will also be a great night to do so. Our cruise queen Liz is putting on this event, so you know it will be a fun filled night. See details in image below! Cruise night!  copy.jpg

The second event is our Contiki Mixer happening next Thursday September 29th at O’Marros Public House at 6:00pm. Contiki is a tour company that caters to the 18-35 year old travelers. So that means if you fall in this age range or you want to give the gift of travel to your favorite 18-35 year old then you aren’t going to want to miss this fun filled evening. Plus our Contiki rep Angela will be here to talk about Contiki as a company as well as our May 2017 Ireland group trip!

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For more information about either of these events make sure to give us a call, we hope to see you all there!

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Locate that Monument

It’s Travel Trivia Tuesday, welcome to our blog! We are going to have a little fun today by playing a little matching game to see if you know the names of these 10 famous monuments from around the world! Tell us how you did at the end and how many you’ve been to by commenting below or on our Facebook page! I personally have been to 5 of the 10, can you guess which ones?

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3.                                                              4.

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5.                                                                        6.

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7.                                                                         8.

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9.                                                                          10.

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Word Bank:

A. Brandenburger Tor (gate)
B. Stonehenge
C. St. Basil’s Cathedral
D. La Sagrada Familia
E. Christ the Redeemer
F. the Eiffel Tower
G. Big Ben
H. the Taj Mahal
I. the Pyramids of Giza
J. the Gold Gate Bridge

Scroll down now to see if you got the answers right

Answers:

  1. F Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
  2. C St. Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow, Russia)
  3. E Christ the Redeemer (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  4. G Big Ben (London, England)
  5. J. the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, USA)
  6. I. Pyramids of Giza (Giza, Egypt)
  7. A. Brandenburger Tor (Berlin, Germany)
  8. B. Stonehenge (Amesbury, England)
  9. D. La Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)
  10. the Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

 

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Magical Monday

Good afternoon everyone. The weekend has now come to an end, time to make this week the best one yet. And what is better than spending it planning your next magical vacation. Here at Ambassador Travel we focus on giving you the experience you are looking for. Aside from providing excellent service we also like to keep all of you up to date on what’s happening at your favorite destinations, like Disney. Because we love Disney so much we like to keep you all in the know on what is happen on all Disney fronts. Did you know we have a Disney page on our website that we keep up to date on the latest Disney happenings? That’s right, if you are looking for a special event, promotion or just the latests news on Disney, we’ll have it for you right here on our Disney tab.

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Make sure to keep checking back to find out about everything going on at Disney World, Disneyland, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Lines, as well as Aulani Hawaii! Give us a call and ask to speak to our Disney Guru who will make this trip of a lifetime (or maybe annual visit) everything you are looking for.

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Sugar

 

What better way to get you in wedding planning mode than Maroon 5 dropping in on LA weddings in their Sugar music video.

 

Have you ever considered a destination wedding? Here at Ambassador Travel we can help you whether you are looking to do it in Mexico/Caribbean, somewhere in the United States or to infinity and beyond (well not quite space, but really your imagination is the limit). Destination weddings are a great way to turn your wedding into a vacation of a lifetime for not only you, but also all your loved ones. When you plan your destination wedding with us we will help take care of you every step of the way, meaning WAY less stress than other brides and grooms are experiencing during their wedding planning year. Trust me, from someone who planned a wedding, a destination wedding means no family arguments, no stress and a beautiful vacation to start off your new married life. Plus you get to spend multiple days mingling with your guests so on the day of your wedding you can actually enjoy your day without worrying about all the obligations that come with a traditional wedding day. If I (or Adam Levine) have sparked your interested it’s time to give us a call!

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Creme de Menthe

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Happy September 15th everyone, or as us here on the Thirsty Thursday blog call it, National Creme de Menthe day! That’s right, today is a day to enjoy this minty drink, whether you prefer grasshoppers or sipping on the digestif on its own. But before we begin the celebration let’s learn a little bit more about the drink, and shockingly, unlike most of our alcohols featured on the Thirsty Thursday blog, it’s past is in no way disputed. Maybe it was just mint to be (ok i’ll stop).

Let’s travel all the way back to 1885 France. Here a young distribution pharmacist, Emile Gifford is hard at work learning the digestive effects of mint. Gifford starts to distribute his creation to patrons of the Grand Hotel in Angers and it so well receive it becomes something that is later mast distributed. Creme de Menthe is French for mint cream. It is made with dried peppermint or Corsican mint leaves soaking in grain alcohol for several weeks. It is filtered and sugar is added. The green color comes from the soaking of the leaves for several weeks. Today you can find it both with it’s original green color and a clear version, both taste similar.

Creme de Menthe can be served alone as a digestif or in mixed drinks like a grasshopper. It is used in cooking as well for things like mint chocolates. One fun fact about this beverage is that it is the traditional final alcoholic drink served to mobsters before going off to serve time in jail. So before you hit the big house get yourself a shot of Creme de Menthe. Now that you know the history, you can go out and enjoy National Creme de Menthe day!

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What’s New?

So today I am titling this blog What’s New at Ambassador to fill you all in on everything that is happening right now on our end. I will touch on a few different things today that are in the works for us and keep you up to date on everything Ambassador.

Screen Shot 2016-09-13 at 1.11.49 PM.pngIf you checked out the blog yesterday you know we have A LOT of group trips in the works right now. Whether you are looking to escape this winter to a Mexico or the Caribbean, spend a family spring break with everyone before your oldest heads off to college, explore the Emerald Isle with a group of fun loving 18-35 year olds or check Alaskan cruise off your list, we have it all. If you just by chance missed yesterday’s blog (because I know you would never miss it on purpose) then I will include the link to our groups page. Because let’s be honest at least one (or all) of these trips sound amazing to you.
Ambassador Group Trips: http://ambassadortravelltd.com/embed/ambassador-tours/

 

14249987_10153784008657371_5822696624873333951_o.jpgMaybe you’ve noticed that we’ve updated our look a little bit, whether that be on Facebook or through our business cards. We have started our rebrand/new look for our 30th anniversary! That’s right Ambassador has been a community organization for the past 30 years. A big thank you to the guys over at Quill Creative who have give us our cool new look that will keep us going for the next 30!

 

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And last, but most certainly not least we have opened our second location officially in Green Lake Wisconsin. We found this great community to be the perfect location for Ambassador Travel. If you are in the area or know someone who would love to stop in and check out our new location we are at 502 Hill St. Suite A in Green Lake.

For more information on what’s happening here at Ambassador Travel tune into all of our social media sights and make sure you are checking out our blog regularly!

 

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