Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Living at Your Peak Invites You to Take to the Road with Pro Cycling Legend Freddie Rodriguez

Inaugural Health and Wellness Event in Vail Offers Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Ride with and Learn from Cycling Legend

Vail, CO, August 22, 2012 - This fall, 20 lucky cycling enthusiasts will get the once-in-a-lifetime experience to take a ride with one of the world’s top pro cyclists. “Fast Freddie” Rodriguez, who is currently making his way through Colorado as a member of Team Exergy in this week's USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and who placed fourth in the race’s first stage, has committed to lead a group of 20 individuals in a ride and discussion at Living at Your Peak, the nation’s only interactive gathering designed to help health-conscious individuals and influencers discover how to live longer, better and impact the well-being of their world. The inaugural Living at Your Peak Summit is September 13-15, 2012, in Vail, Colo.

“It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to go on a ride with one of the world’s top cyclists,” said Jamie Stone, Living at Your Peak event champion and a board member of the Vail Symposium. “We are thrilled to present this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will enable cycling enthusiasts to learn valuable life and health lessons from one of cycling’s greats.”

Rodriguez, who will lead the ride and discussion on Friday, September 14, is recognized as one of the all-time leading U.S. cyclists, with a resume that includes three U.S. Pro Championships, a Giro d’Italia stage win, podium finishes at one-day classics including Milan-San Remo and Gent-Wevelgem, plus stage podium finishes at the Tour de France, Giro d’ Italia and Vuelta de Espana. His Fast Freddie Foundation supports young cyclists in their endeavors to pursue athletic goals while also encouraging them to remain committed to education.

Participants will road bike with Rodriguez through Vail and engage in an interactive lunch session in which he will discuss lessons from the Tour de France as applied to everyday life. To sign up for this unique interactive experience, individuals must register to attend Living at Your Peak. Participation in Rodriguez’s session is limited to 20 individuals. Spots will fill up quickly and those who are interested are encouraged to sign up early.

Event registration for the full two and a half days is $1,000. One-day registration is $549. Registration fees include:

* Lunch programs and dinners prepared by some of Vail’s world-renowned chefs.

* Interactive sessions led by some of the nation’s leading health, wellness, fitness and nutrition experts.

* Entertainment and VIP cocktail parties with event presenters.

Registrants who sign up for the full event will have the opportunity to receive a Functional Movement Assessment with recommendations, a Cartoid Artery Check with nationally renowned doctor, Jeffrey Boone, MD, a Comprehensive Wellness Report from the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, reports that outside of the event are worth nearly $1,000 in value.

Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization providing thought-provoking, diverse and affordable educational programs to the Vail Valley community. Event sponsors include Vail Valley Medical Center, HealthONE, the Town of Vail, The Steadman Clinic, Vail Summit Orthopaedics, Vail Resorts, PGA TOUR, Triumph Development, the Vail Daily, Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, Antlers at Vail, Vitality Center, Opedix, Udi’s Gluten Free Foods, The Biegler Foundation, Colorado Access, Wendy and Paul Raether, the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, Vail Luxury Magazine, The Sonnenalp Resort and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.

For more information about Living at Your Peak, please visit or call 970-343-9918.

About Living at Your Peak:
Living at Your Peak is a two-and-a-half day summit designed to help individuals learn how to live longer, better and influence positive change in the wellbeing of the world around them. The event is designed to promote lifelong health and fitness through customized experiences in an intimate setting. Program presenters are proven experts and peak performers in the fields of fitness, nutrition, cognitive and emotional wellbeing, preventive medicine and cutting-edge research. Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at, follow us on twitter at @LivingaturPeak or follow us on LinkedIn at

About the Vail Symposium
The Vail Symposium is a grassroots, non-profit organization that has been part of the life and history of Vail since 1971. Its mission is to provide educational programs for the Vail Valley community that are thought-provoking, diverse and affordable. A (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Symposium is almost entirely donor-funded. For more information, please visit or call 970-343-9918.

Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
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Denver, CO 80206

Luxury Travel Ltd to Launch an Urban Adventure to Can Gio Forest

Vietnam’s first Luxury Tour Operator often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new day tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 22, 2012 - Vietnam’s first Luxury Tour Operator ( often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new day tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City.

Luxury Travel Ltd. has served the luxury travel industry for many years, and their staff has acquired first-hand knowledge about the luxury travel market in Vietnam.

They have visited their recommended destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts and restaurants designed for discriminating travelers.

The company often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new day tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City.

Located 55 km from Ho Chi Minh City, the trip to the reserve takes about 2 hours. This is a new and exotic day tour for Saigon based travelers. They will discover the National Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio and immerse themselves in its natural beauty and learn about its wild life.

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is a top travel spot to enjoy natural scenery and get a bit of fresh air. Recognized as a World Biosphere by UNESCO in 2000, and known as a the “green lung” of H? Chí Minh city, C?n Gi? mangrove forest is a haven for rare flora and fauna, like wild cats, otters, pythons, deer, and a group of more than 1,000.wild long-tailed macaques and 80 purebred crocodiles.

The tour price starts from US$128 per person for 2 persons (2.600.000VND). Price includes all transportation, boat trip, canoe, lunch, entrance fees, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

“You can get the chance to see a troupe of over 1,000 monkeys on the Monkey Island, and the adventurous can feed crocodiles in Vam Sac. They fix bait to the fishing line and stand on the boat in midstream to hold the rod and “fish” crocodiles. If you stay overnight at the resort, you can join local people to hunt for ba khia (a species of crab with three stripes on their back), grill fish to eat and sing songs by a camp fire. There are two simple resorts for your choosing, Saigon Can Gio Resort and Ngoc Phuong Nam Pearl Resort, both located near the beach. The Can Gio day trip is perfect for day trippers, families, intrepid travelers, and nature lovers” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

About Luxury Travel Ltd:

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and DMC (, Luxury Travel is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel has just won a Guide Award 2012 for Excellent Performance.

Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444