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Eleanor Turner
(703) 360-1999
8810-A Pear Tree Village Ct
Alexandria, VA
Agency
Turner, Trichel & Associates
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Luxury Travel, Music & Performing Arts, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.tt-a.com

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Michael Corbitt
(202) 288-5655
1 Scott Cir Nw # 801
Washington, DC
Agency
Embassy Row Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Business Travel, Corporate / Government, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Gay & Lesbian, Luxury Travel
Website
www.embassyrowtravel.com

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John Robinson
(301) 574-2375
Suite B2
Upper Marlboro, MD
Agency
Travel Coordinators Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Doris Graham
(301) 627-8890
1251 W Central Ave Ste G2
Davidsonville, MD
Agency
Time for Travel, Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.time4travel.org

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Richard Branson
(202) 812-0699
2841 Akron Pl., Se
Washington, DC
Agency
Branahan Tours, Llc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Florence James
(301) 390-5844
13500 Leesburg Place
Upper Marlboro, MD
Agency
Travel N Style
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Luxury Travel, Minority-African American, Reunions, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Terence Mcdonough
(410) 268-5027
2820 Broadview Terr
Annapolis, MD
Agency
Aladdin Travel Agency, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness
Website
www.aladdintravel-annapolis.com

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Fred Kilgore
(301) 412-3926
11518 Homestead Dr
Upper Marlboro, MD
Agency
Travel Leaders/Thomas Hogan Travel (dba OutsideAgentLink.com)
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Minority-African American, Reunions
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Salim Diaby
(202) 882-8302
8711 Glenarden Pkwy
Glenarden, MD
Agency
U.S. Makkah Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Middle East
Specialities
Historical, Genealogy, Religious
Website
www.usmakkah.com

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Thomas Hutchinson
(301) 858-0230
2130 Priest Bridge Dr Ste 2
Crofton, MD
Agency
Inglewood Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.inglewoodtravel.com

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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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