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A Rocky Tidal Island and Commune

25 Sep

What is the name of this historical landmark that attracts over 3 million tourists a year?  I’ll have more clues for you starting on Thursday. Good luck!

CLUE: Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, this island was called “monte tombe”. According to legend, the Archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel’s instruction, until Michael burned a hole in the bishop’s skull with his finger.

CLUE:  Attempting to reach this landmark by any other route than the causeway is dangerous. It is not unheard of for tourists to drown after being cut off by the tide, and the deep mud and quicksand surrounding the island can be treacherous.

REVEAL: Mont Saint Michel, an island just off the coast of the region of Lower Normandy in northern France.

Mont Saint Michel – France

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A Change in Latitude Can Greatly Affect Attitude

2 Aug

Yes, nothing works like travel. Compared to group incentive travel, individual travel awards are different, highly motivational, dependable and affordable.  So what are the advantages of individual incentives?

  1. Award winners can choose their own travel destination.
  2. They can travel when it is most convenient for them based on their individual schedules, needs and/or responsibilities.
  3. You won’t have your top sales performers all out of the office at the same time.
  4. Individual travel awards are more popular with spouses/guests.
  5. These awards are priced substantially less than group incentive trips, based on the elimination of the on-site staffing, destination management company transfers and activities, and no group food & beverage events.

Create your own escape by choosing from hundreds of US and international cities and resort destinations…virtually an unlimited selection of recreational, entertainment and cultural activities.  I’m willing to bet I have a travel award tailored to your budget.

It’s not the thought that counts. It’s the award! 

When a Luxury Caribbean Resort Just isn’t Enough

10 Jul

Sometimes, you just need the whole island! This resort can accommodate exclusive incentive groups in a variety of accommodations, which include 32 Ocean View Rooms, 20 Beach Front Jr. Suites, and three luxury Villas.

What is the name of this island resort?

CLUE:  This resort is on the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands and it was owned by the Amway Corporation from 1978 until 2001 when full ownership was transferred to the Van Andel family, co-owners of Amway.

CLUE: Sports Illustrated selected this locale for its 2011 swimsuit edition.

CLUE:  The resort is steeped in intriguing pirate lore and unspoiled landscapes. Breathtaking deep blue seas meet five, pearl-white beaches, while lush palm groves and verdant tropical mountains.

CLUE:  England may have invented the butler, but Peter Island has invented the “Island Host” program, an intuitive guest services program. From the moment you arrive till the moment you depart, your personal Island Host will tend to your every need: from unpacking, island itinerary, assuring every in-room amenity is to your liking, private island picnic lunches, candlelit beachside dinners and more.

REVEAL: This is Peter Island Resort & Spa

Peter Island Resort and Spa

Peter Island Resort and Spa

Travel Tuesday Photo Challenge: Week 7

19 Jun

It’s once again time for another Travel Tuesday Photo Challenge. Guess this city and win!

CLUE: Northern California

CLUE: You can see this city from San Francisco

CLUE: Only a ferry away from San Francisco

CLUE: The restaurant, Fish, is one of the city’s most popular

REVEALED: Sausalito, California

Sausalito, Calif.

Sausalito, Calif.

Travel Tuesday Photo Challenge – Week 5

5 Jun

Welcome to another Travel Tuesday! Here we go, dear readers…guess the location to win some coffee.

CLUE: The City of Light

CLUE: France

We have a winner! Visit Motivation Nation next Travel Tuesday for another chance to win.

Paris, France

Paris, France

Travel Tuesday Photo Challenge – Week 4

29 May

Guess the location and win a $20 Starbucks gift card.

CLUE: Canada

CLUE: Winter Olympics

CLUE: This destination is a two-hour drive from Vancouver, BC.

CLUE: TripAdvisor ranked this the Top 2 Family destination in Canada in 2011.

REVEAL: Whistler

Check back here for more clues throughout the week. (See complete rules here).

Whistler, B.C.

Whistler, B.C.

Introducing Conlin’s Travel Tuesday Photo Challenge

8 May

CLUE 1: Europe

CLUE 2: The mountain you see below is also a ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

CLUE 3: Pennine Alps

CLUE 4: Its summit is 4,478 meters

REVEALED: The Matterhorn, approached from Zermatt, Switzerland

Each Tuesday over the next few weeks, I will post a photo from my travels. Your challenge will be to guess the location. The first person to submit a correct guess in the blog’s comment section will win a $5 Starbucks gift card, courtesy of Conlin Incentive Group.

We’re going to start out easy but they will get more difficult as the contest progresses.  If we don’t get a winner the first day, I will give some clues until we get a winner or a week has passed, whichever comes first.

Here’s the first week’s photo:

The Matterhorn - Switzerland

The Matterhorn, approached from Zermatt, Switzerland

Additional contest terms:

  • If a correct guess is NOT received by midnight the following Tuesday, that week’s prize is forfeited, the location will be revealed to readers and a new contest week will begin.
  • The winner will be notified by email with 24 hours. A name/company/address will be requested to fulfill the prize.
  • Winners can only win one prize in the calendar year.
  • CIG reserves the right to modify the contest at any time.