Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Invites You to Get Out and Bike

In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, July 31, 2014 - In Carmel-by-the-Sea, the Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.

The Hofsas House Invites You To Get Out And Bike! (Available All Year)

The Hofsas House invites you to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. One of General Manager Carrie Thies' favorite bike routes is about five miles that goes from the Hofsas House, down to Scenic Avenue going south along the Carmel Bay and to the Carmel River. Stop by the Carmel Mission for a bit of history and go along Rio Road and cross Highway 1 and have lunch at Rio Grill The grilled artichoke is the best!

We can have bikes delivered to the Hotel for a half day or entire day rental or we can arrange to have you pick them up in Monterey near the Coastal Bike Path for a half a day rental.
Special Offer includes 2 Hybrid Bikes with gears for 4 hours for the price of one, a $27 savings, with any two night stay. With 24 hours notice, the bikes can be delivered to the hotel.

Enjoy This Hofsas House Pick! Best Sunday Ride -
Depart the Hofsas House Hotel and bike down to Mission Ranch for Sunday Brunch. Cruise down Ocean Avenue and then follow Scenic Drive around the bluffs of Carmel to the Carmel River Beach. Stop and enjoy the scenery of Point Lobos, check out the birding spot and continue biking through the quaint residential streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea to Mission Ranch! Brunch is served. Ahhh the perfect Sunday.

Don't Forget to Ride Your Bike on Thursdays. Receive Special Offers at Local Restaurants!

HER Helmet Thursdays is an ecology-economy sustainability project offering discounts for people who bike. Discounts are for males and females, visitors and locals.

Photography Available Upon Request:
Media FAM Trips Available Upon Request. Air fare Not Included. All FAM Trips Subject to Availability.

Hofsas House Background:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops, and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey , Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove . The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views, not to mention amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and everyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome, as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on offer as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit Like us on Facebook

Marci Bracco Cain
Hofsas House Hotel
Between 3rd & 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street.
P.O. Box 1195
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

New York City Based Urban-Flamenco Guitarist Eric Kamen to Release New Music Video for Lead Single “The Lost Tribe” off Instrumental Album Serenades July 31

Blending both his love for flamenco guitar and hip-hop, Eric Kamen has created a new-found fusion of world music which he calls “Urban Flamenco.”

Los Angeles, CA, July 31, 2014 – Blending both his love for flamenco guitar and hip-hop, Eric Kamen has created a new-found fusion of world music which he calls “Urban Flamenco.”

His latest release, Serenades will leave you dancing just like the music video for lead single “The Lost Tribe.” A subtle, relaxing song that draws you in with romantic riffs and a catchy beat, “The Lost Tribe” is just a taste for what’s to come in Serenades.

The accompanying music video, produced and directed by Pola Rapaport and shot by DP Wolfgang Held, is a fresh take and spin on Spanish flamenco music. Shot in a dance studio, four young women take to the rehearsal space auditioning and interpret “The Lost Tribe” with a variety of contemporary hip-hop, urban, and pop dance passages and mirror Kamen’s guitar precise playing.

Following his first successful experimental release, Native Unit, Serenades is an eclectic set of fifteen songs that will transfer listeners to a serene Spanish village featuring other stand-out tracks “A Rose From Russia” and “Red Moon.”

Serenades will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon and all major digital outlets on September 2.

Watch the video for “The Lost Tribes”:

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093

Adventure Vietnam offers a new volunteerism program named "Exploring Vietnam's Charm - Bringing Smiles and Happiness to Disadvantaged People"

"Exploring Vietnam's Charm - Bringing Smiles and Happiness to Disadvantaged People"

Hanoi, Vietnam, July 30, 2014 - Adventure Vietnam ( invites travelers to join its new Volunteerism program named "EXPLORING VIETNAM'S CHARM - BRINGING SMILES AND HAPPINESS TO DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE".

With understanding that not all our volunteers can spare several weeks to work on a community projects, but would dearly love to give a little something to Vietnam. Adventure Vietnam has designed an itinerary which allows travelers to spend a couple of days volunteering as well as time to explore.

Within 8 days 7 night, this community trip highlighted by bringing smiles and happiness to disadvantaged children; experiencing living in this bustling, vibrant city ? a lifetime of memories; exploring the city's markets - a truly Vietnamese experience or staying in a family run hotel and experiencing real Vietnamese hospitality.

"We work with a number of orphanages/disabled children centers across Hanoi and you will be placed in one of them depending on need and availability. The children who live at the orphanages/disabled children centers are both male and female and are aged between 1 and 18 years, with the older children attending school during the day. We also work with a shelter specifically for boys as well. Some of the children living at the orphanages have special needs and you will also be volunteering with these children too. The centers that we work with can vary in size from 20 to 250 children, so be prepared for a busy schedule!" Said Xuan Truong as head of the new department from 1 June 2014

As a partner of Adventure Vietnam ( you will receive a NET rate option which will allow you to independently promote and sell the program as a representative of your country of residence.

To enable you to better understand what is involved, Adventure Vietnam's Head department Mr. Xuan Truong at will provide all the necessary project information which will also give you the basis for program promotion and marketing

About adventure Vietnam:
With more than 10 years experience in voluntourism projects for communities in Vietnam, the team at Adventure Vietnam ( is considered as one of the leading companies in this field and has the confidence and respect of both local and international partners.

Every year, hundreds of travelers and volunteers from different countries are welcomed and placed into a range of meaningful projects by Adventure Vietnam ( Traveler and volunteers' final reports show their satisfaction with its services and many of them express a desire to return to Vietnam.

Doan Hong Linh (Ms.)
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
+ 84.4.39274120 Ext 122

Fundacion Seneca: 'Thanks to AuraPortal, we always Know the Status of our Activities

AuraPortal has provided all the necessary tools to apply a complete and integral management without using programming, and has proved the ultimate tool to achieve excellence, quality and effectiveness in the foundation's processes.

Woburn, MA, July 30, 2014 - AURA (, a global provider of AuraPortal Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that Fundacion Seneca -Science and Technology Agency in Murcia (Spain)- has so far implemented more than 15 processes which handle the overall operations, from the administrative documentation register right through to full record tracking.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

The fact that the process modeling does not require a single line of programming code (a characteristic exclusive to AuraPortal) means that the foundation has been able to make changes in seconds, automations and improvements in the management and communication of the Technical-Administration Department, and also improvements in quality to comply with established strategies and respond to new challenges.

"Thanks to AuraPortal's great versatility and the excellent customer-supplier feedback, the project has been a big success. All members of the foundation have noticed an improvement in the processes, as they now take much less time to perform their tasks. Documents are generated automatically and the status of the foundation and all of the areas involved are known in real-time." Says Juan J. Fuentes Monserrate, IT Manager at Fundacion Seneca.

About Fundacion Seneca:
Fundacion Seneca, Science and Technology Agency in Murcia (Spain), belongs to the public sector and was created in 1996 in order to cooperate in the development and implementation of programs promoting research and to help develop the capabilities of science, technology and innovation systems.

The agency contributes to the planning, implementation and monitoring of regional policies on research and innovation and to the definition of new management models. It promotes support programs for research talent, the generation and evaluation of scientific and technical knowledge, researcher mobility, and the dissemination of scientific culture, under the criteria of cooperation and internationalization.

About AURA (
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Cristina Siscar
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472