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Motivation Charters to Alaska: A Wild Approach to Team Building

by Robert 22. October 2014

We’ve all heard about those team building day trips and seminars that fall flat. They’re usually predictable and involve exercises no one wants to participate in. Well, what if we told you that there is a better way? It involves booking motivation charters to an area beyond the Lower 48. Yes, we are talking about our country’s 49th state, Alaska.

Start your team’s motivational charter with a walk through a Threshold to Adventure entrance way as well as present them with a souvenir boarding card, outbound amenity kit and pre-departure newsletter. They can check-in as many bags as needed before boarding a comfortable charter plane that will whisk them off to Alaska for a wild week of team building.

While in flight, why not make arrangements to serve them some of The Last Frontier’s signature foods, like salmon, king crab, wild game meats and top-shelf fruit wines? And consider showing films set in Alaska too. Examples include Mystery Alaska (1999), White Fang (1991), Klondike Fever (1980), The Big White (2005) and Ice Bears of the Beaufort (2009).

Once your team touches ground in Alaska, let them enjoy a welcome reception before heading off to a wilderness lodge for dinner and a good night’s rest. Many of the lodges offer complete packages that include activities like fly-in bear viewing, fishing excursions, zip lining, whale watching, kayaking and skiing. There’s also dog sledding on offer. That would certainly make for an unforgettable team building experience.

Dog sledding tours are offered throughout the state and they vary quite a bit from provider to provider. For example, some last only an hour or two and others involve overnight excursions. The overnight excursions are fun because many tour guides include survival training in their programs, which will certainly make your team think on their feet. They’ll also learn about how the dogs and mushers rely on each other to get safely through the backcountry’s unforgiving terrain.

To learn more about booking motivation charters to Alaska and other exciting, team building destinations, please contact us.

Charter Flights to Dallas, Texas, and Celebrate Christmas as a Group

by Robert 22. October 2014

Christmas is a big event in Dallas, Texas. The festivities typically get started as early as mid November and run through the first few days of January. So if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate as a large group, why not charter flights to the Longhorn State? Here’s a holiday stocking size look at some of the goodies waiting to be unwrapped in Dallas:

Hotel/Resort Holiday Displays
Many of the area’s lodging establishments create incredible holiday displays but perhaps none is more anticipated by the locals than the one you’ll find at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. It’s situated less than a 30-minutes’ drive away from Dallas, in Grapevine. There’s no arguing that when it comes to creating holiday magic, these display organizers clearly believe in going big. It consists of 12 snow tubing lanes, live ice carving demonstrations, visits from traditional Christmas characters plus more than one million lights. And that’s not even counting the ornaments, garland, charming sculptures and more.

Chi Omega Christmas Market
If chartering flights to Dallas and seeing the area hotels’ extravagant displays don’t leave you humming holiday tunes, just wait. The Annual Chi Omega Christmas Market in Dallas will clearly have your group channeling their inner Mormon Tabernacle Choir or Mannheim Steamroller in record time. It’s a fabulous, festive, friendly place to get a little shopping in before the day. And the fact that a percentage of your group's purchases will go towards Dallas based charities is sure to spark some holiday goodwill among your travel buddies too. This year, it’s set to kickoff on November 19th and last for four days.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
After exploring the market, tell you group to keep their snow boot laces tied up tight. There is still plenty of festive ground to cover at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Their staff always builds some of the most beautiful, Victorian area decorations in all of Texas. In addition, the experience also features live musical entertainment, costumed characters and holiday goodies. The displays are slated to be up and ready for viewing from November 16th until early January.

Christmas Tours for Foodies
If all of that walking has your group craving sugar cookies and chocolate Santas, one of the area’s Christmas tours for foodies should do the trick. There is even one tour available that’s dedicated to chocolate, wine and holiday lights. It’s run by the group, Dallas by Chocolate, on different days throughout November and December. And some of their tours include opportunities to enjoy holiday music too.

Those are just some of the many different Christmas themed activities that await groups who charter flights to Dallas, Texas. To learn more about reserving a private plane and touching down amidst all of the happy, holiday action, please contact us. We offer various size groups access to both domestic and international charter flights year round.

Adventurous International Destinations for Your Next Trip

by Admin 22. October 2014

It’s possible to find some adventure without flying halfway around the world. Some of the world’s best international destinations are closer than many people realize. Let’s take a look at a few places where you can get a taste of the exotic without spending half your vacation in the air.

Belize is still an emerging international destination, and you can still be ahead of the masses if you book a trip. It’s easy to get the impression that it’s mostly a place to be lazy on the beach. Adventurers, though, will find amazing Mayan ruins plus world-class caving and SCUBA diving. Caracol is a can’t-miss ruin for those who want to witness the former splendor of the Mayan civilization; experts are still uncovering the site, which once covered more ground than present-day Belize City.

The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave offers a long adventure up an underground river. Tours are guided, but do-it-yourself cavers can tap locals for tips on other cave adventures. Finally, SCUBA divers and snorkelers can spend some time checking out the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Be prepared for huge - but docile - stingrays, octopi, barracuda and other colorful marine life.

Costa Rica is no secret among international travelers. But that doesn’t mean it’s lost any appeal: active volcanoes, cloud forests packed with wildlife, one of the world’s best zip line adventures … what’s not to like? If you’ve ever wanted to see an active volcano, Volcan Arenal near the town of La Fortuna is your best bet. You can take a hike around its base, and then unwind at a local hot spring resort and maybe catch a glimpse of red-hot cinders bursting from its crater. If you like wildlife, Costa Rica is difficult to beat. You’re likely to encounter monkeys, iguana, coatis, sloths and a plethora of bird species.

And let’s talk about that zip line: The Original Canopy Tour location in Monteverde (there are others throughout Costa Rica, too) is two hours of adrenaline on a 70-acre site. You’ll glide among the treetops of an old-growth forest. Even if you claim to be afraid of heights, chances are you’ll be ready to go again by the time you’re finished.

Now, turn your eyes north to Canada: Adventure seekers know Vancouver and its surrounding area offer four seasons of fun. In the wintertime, people flock north of the city to hit the slopes in Whistler. In the less snowy-months, the area near Vancouver is the photogenic star of many mountain bike magazine covers. It’s known for mountain biking of all types: downhill, freeride, cross-country, pump tracks and any combination you can envision.

And let’s remember that Vancouver is a maritime city, so you’ll find everything from kayak tours to whale-watching tours - you’ll never forget the first time you spot an orca leap from the water. Finally, Vancouver is within range of glacier tours. It’s often an eye-opening experience that shows people that a glacier is far more than a static mass of ice. Experienced guides provide knowledge along with gear like crampons and ice axes.

Is your group of thrill seekers ready for international adventures? Contact us to arrange a private charter for your party.