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A Unique Tour of Italy??   



The Ferrari Tour of Italy by Reid Travel offers a unique luxury travel experience, new and exciting journey through Italy at the wheel of the latest Ferrari.  With your personal Ferrari Tour Director as your guide you'll experience a journey that has been created and designed especially for you.


Discover the ancient splendor of the Peninsula's great regions as Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, the Northern Lakes.  Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, wonderful food and people with a infectious passion for life, it's hard to imagine a country with more to offer.


Reid Travel offers the latest Ferrari models; Ferrari 458 Italia/Spider, Ferrari 430 Scuderia F1, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano F1, Ferrari F430 Spider F1, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti F1.  Each day you will find your Ferrari filled up and carefully hand-washed, ready to carry on with your astonishing luxury tour.  This 1 to 8 day tour can be tailored to suit your every need.


No need to worry about becoming lost in the remote countryside, looking for parking on a narrow cobbled street or even fitting your luggage into the small trunk.  The Tour Director, with his supporting car, handles everything.  Your bags will be transported separately straight to your hotel.  You will be the only guest allowed to leave your Ferrari just at the entrance and not in the common parking lot of Italy's most prestigious luxury hotels.


Don't just dream of the Dolce Vita - come and live it... 


How to never lose your luggage again...


Track the location of your checked bags with the palm sized Trackdot device.  Slip this small device into your check bag and receive text messages or emails notifying you if your bag has arrived in the same city as you.  There is also an app that comes with the device for your smartphone that will alert you as your bag approaches you on the baggage carousel.  The device will work anywhere mobile phones work.  The Trackdot will be available in March in North America.  






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Micato Safaris Travel Review


Lauren Jacob, president of Reid Travel, just returned from Kenya and Tanzania,  traveling with Micato Safaris.  The safari experience began in Nairobi, Kenya and included Samburu National Reserve, Mt Kenya National Park, Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.  Over the 10 day trip, she got to see the 'big five' including the elusive leopard more than once.


Anyone considering Africa for their next escape are free to come in and view her 850 photos, (after she takes the time to edit them of course).


We all get carried away while anywhere in Africa while game viewing or people viewing, because, we are afraid we will miss the perfect photo op, which are numerous, and eventful every time.  I know, I took video and a plethora of stills.


Many people that travel to Africa end up going numerous times because of the variety of things offered in various parts of the Continent.  Botswana and the Okavango Delta area is unique with the numerous bodies of water.  Famous Victoria Falls is easily visited from here.


Uganda and Rwanda are known for Gorilla Trekking.  South Africa is for the culturally minded traveler, wine connoisseur, offering upscale game viewing in the wonderful Londolozi Private Game Reserve and Singita Sabi Sand.


Micato, owned and operated by the gracious Pinto Family for decades, hosts an experience of a lifetime throughout Africa.  



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From the desk of Frances Wood ...



Luxury Hotel News for 2013 

 Historic Re-makes: 

The Quin Hotel, New York City  
  • El Encanto, the iconic luxury resort in Santa Barbara, is being meticulously restored by Orient Express for a March opening
  • Chicago's historic River North building will soon house The Langham Chicago
  • The 57th Street Buckingham Hotel in New York City, is being restored and  will open as The Quin Hotel
  • The Peninsula Hotel Group is restoring a Beaux Arts gem on Paris' Avenue Kleber as the Peninsula Paris
Mandarin Oriental, Shanghai


Grand openings happening this year:

  • Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi and Israel (near Tel Aviv)
  • St. Regis  in Abu Dhabi
  • Mandarin Oriental in Shanghai
  • Rosewood in Beijing
  • Regent in Bali
  • Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Limited Edition Kenyan safari lodge, Mahali Mzuri   
  • Shangri La group is opening its first in Turkey - the Shangri La Bosphorus Istanbul  





Edamame Dip


The perfect snack for the big game or a movie night.



  • 12 to 16 ounces shelled edamame, fresh or frozen 
  • 1/2 cup, packed, roughly chopped fresh cilantro, including stems
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 shakes of Tabasco (less or more to taste)
  • 3 drops of dark sesame oil (more to taste)


1.  Bring 2 quarts of well salted water (2 Tbsp salt) to a boil.  Add the shelled edamame.  Return to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked through and tender.  Drain with cold water.


2.  Place drained cooked edamame in a food processor.  Pulse several times.  Add the chopped cilantro.  Pulse again.  Add the remaining ingredients, and pulse until well pureed.  Add more water if you want a smoother consistency.  Adjust seasonings (salt, Tabasco, lime, sesame oil).


Serve with pita or chips.     


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