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Lisa Alexander
(704) 480-2822
1514 Lake Houser Rd
Mooresboro, NC
Agency
Callahan Travel & Cruise
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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AAA Travel/Carolina Motor Club
(704) 824-2088
P.O. Box 1863
Gastonia, NC
 
Dathan D'Agostino
(518) 507-5433
Pobox 32691
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Life & Style International
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Gay & Lesbian, Historical, Luxury Travel, Other, Religious, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Student / Youth
Website
www.lifeandstyle.com

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Jean Holcomb
(919) 968-4586
400 South Elliott Road, Suite E
Chapel Hill, NC
Agency
Viking Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Meeting Planning / Events, Music & Performing Arts, National Parks, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.vikingtravel.com

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Brenda Caldwell
(919) 471-4513
610 Saddle Ridge Ave
Durham, NC
Agency
Brenda's Travel, Inc./An Affiliate of Hickory Beeline Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-Central Asia, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Middle East, Asia-Southeast Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disabled / Accessible, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Meeting Planning / Events, Religious, Reunions, Safari, Scuba Diving, Senior / Mature Adult, Singles, Spa / Fitness, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.brendastravel.com

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The Kilgore Executive Group
(704) 675-5350
223 West Main Street
Gastonia, NC
 
Carolina Charters of Vale Inc
(800) 357-0497
Vale, NC
 
Kaye Jones
(336) 272-0820
1040 Burke St
Winston Salem, NC
Agency
Piedmont Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Gay & Lesbian, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Eva Fujimoto
(919) 782-1900
5171 Glenwood Ave Ste 111
Raleigh, NC
Agency
Hickory Beeline Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Safari, Scuba Diving, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.hickorybeeline.com

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Sandra Privatte-Robinson
704-752-9544 Ext.14
7868 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC
Agency
Carolina Travel Professionals,Inc./Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Safari, Scuba Diving
Website
www.travelleaders.com/charlottenc

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Discover Salton Sea, CA

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November 30, 2010 by Rex Vogel · 2 Comments  

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla.

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sony Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea is currently 35 miles by 15 miles and can be as long as 40 miles by almost 20 miles in particularly wet years. It has an average depth of nearly 30 feet and, at its deepest, is 51 feet. It contains 7.3 million acre feet of water and evaporates 1.3 million acre feet each year. There is a five-mile-long trench on the south end of the Sea that is 51 feet deep. Interestingly, the bed of the Salton Sea is only five feet higher than the lowest spot in Death Valley.

It is estimated that over 1 million visitors spend time at the Salton Sea each year.

From the highway you will spot the sea past fields of citrus; it looks much more like a huge mirage.
The Salton Sea is the big mystery here. How and why it came into being is a fascinating story. The Salton Sea is a place that’s been accurately dubbed the weirdest body of water in America. It has no outlet, and its main sources of new water are agricultural drainage ditches. It has become a natural wonder.

Water flow and climate shaped the basin, creating one of the most diverse regions in the world. The area contains an amazing range of plants and animals. It continues to change today. Name your interest and you will probably find a chance to pursue it in the Salton Sea area. Ancient history, bat caves, boating, camping, conservation, fishing, geology—right through the alphabet—it is all here.

One of several recreation areas along the Salton Sea. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Geologically, this area was once part of a larger body of water extending north through the San Joaquin Valley. A great up thrust lifted the land and formed mountains. The downfolding created Salton sink and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The sink was dry for many years and salt was mined from it.

In 1901, a dam was built to divert water from the Colorado River near Yuma and carried in canals to irrigate lands in the Imperial Valley. In 1905, the dam broke and water rushed into the Salton Sink for two years, filling it to an elevation of 195 feet below sea level.

Already more salty than seawater, and becoming more saline by the day, the Salton Sea was steeped in continuous political controversy over its future during the 1950s and 60s.

The Salton Sea was a popular sporting dest...

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