Monograms unveils 2014 North America getaways

TORONTO — For Canadians to explore closer to home, Monograms has unveiled nearly 50 itineraries in North America including two new packaged vacations to Los Angeles and Newfoundland.

As the pre-packaged independent vacation expert, Monograms  offers first-rate hotels, a half-day city sightseeing, a Local Host service in the initial city, and either a drive itinerary or transportation arranged between cities with every holiday.

For the third year, Monograms is partnering with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, to provide unique driving vacation experiences in these national treasures.

As part of this GoParks! partnership, when travellers book a Monograms U.S. national park vacation, the company will make a donation to the NPF.

“North America’s attractions are countless, so it can be a little daunting to plan a holiday,” says Stéphanie Bishop of Monograms’ Canadian office. “Our pre-tested itineraries make sure you have the right combination of activity and leisure time. Whether you opt for a city stay or one of our best-selling outdoor escapes, it’ll be memorable and hassle-free.”

Monograms’ top North American itineraries that showcase the great outdoors are Canadian Rockies by Rail; America’s National Parks; Oahu, Maui & Kauai; California Coast and Canyon Escape.

Also popular are the company’s single- and multi-city packages. Travellers can spend a week in the city or region of their choice for an in-depth discovery, or just a few nights for a mini-break. And, because Monograms arranges transportation between cities, it’s easy to combine multiple destinations such as Vancouver & Victoria; Oahu & Maui; Boston, New York & Washington D.C. or Los Angeles & San Diego.

As part of its all-in-one packaged vacation services, Monograms can suggest and assist in arranging optional additional activities for travellers such as flying high over glaciers on a helicopter excursion (Denali National Park), sampling some of North America’s best wines (San Francisco/wine country); experiencing America’s dark side on a Ghosts & Gravestones tour (Boston); enjoying the scenery of a historic city by river cruise (Québec City) and learning the basics of Louisiana cooking (New Orleans).

Monograms also gives travellers a choice of vetted hotels to fit their travel style. And adding another personal touch to each domestic vacation, Monograms offers travellers the services of on-site Local Hosts in their start city on North American vacations. Upon arrival in their first destination, the Local Host is on-hand to answer questions, arrange excursions and offer suggestions to ensure a one-of-a-kind vacation.

“When you travel with Monograms, you not only save hours and hours of research, but you can travel with confidence with a company which has decades of making vacation dreams – around the world – come true,” says Bishop.

Travellers booking a six-night (or more) North American Monograms vacation can receive a free extra night when they book and deposit by March 11, 2014.