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Friday, December 29, 2017

A Resolution to Travel the World

A New Year, filled with new plans
 Five, four, three, two, one... Happy New Year!! In New York City the new year will be brought in with the dropping of the ball in Times Square while thousands of people party together under a rain of confetti. On the other side of the world, Australia brightens the new year with a huge fireworks display over the Sydney Opera House. In Vienna, Austria many people celebrate New Year's Eve by walking down the New Year's Eve Trail at Stephansplatz. Folks in Edinburgh, Scotland take four days to celebrate New Year's in a festival which includes concerts, street parties and more. Parties at the pyramids draw thousands in Egypt, and fireworks burst brightly above St. Basil Cathedral in Moscow. All over the world fireworks, festivities, and fun draw people out of their homes and into fantastic New Year's celebrations.

Making resolutions is another New Year's tradition celebrated around the globe. People resolve to lose weight, eat healthier, learn a new skill, stop a bad habit, spend more time with family, etc. At Ultimate Globes, we'd like to suggest another great resolution: make travel a priority in 2018.

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Why make travel a priority?
First of all, traveling not only takes you to different places in the world, it widens your personal world! When you encounter new cultures and see places you've never seen before, you become more experienced, more knowledgeable, and you can understand more of humanity. For instance, a trip to Costa Rica could offer insight into rain forests, the coffee industry, a different language, the city life of San Josè, and the food culture of Costa Rica. Visiting new places around the world is truly a life-enriching experience.

Second, traveling offers adventure! Say goodbye to the ho-hum everyday life that has been boring the socks off you. Say hello to fun and excitement. Spin a globe and point. Anywhere your finger lands could lead to an exciting adventure. A cruise to Alaska? Keep your eyes peeled for whales! An African safari? Watching lions and giraffes in their natural habitat makes a trip to the local zoo pale in comparison. Going to France? Feel like royalty inside the Palace of Versailles. Wherever you go you will encounter places, people, and things that are different from your hometown. Anything could lead to an excellent adventure!

Third, travel is highly educational. Educate yourself and your family. Why read a boring history textbook about the Battle of Gettysburg when you can experience the Annual Gettysburg Civil War Battle Reenactment in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? Don't just watch the History Channel! Go to Egypt and see the ancient pyramids for yourself, or explore the Forbidden City in Beijing. We live in a time of global communication, so take advantage of the ease of travel. Explore the places you've always dreamed of seeing!


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Fourth, but not least, traveling gives you new perspective on yourself. Getting away from your normal routine allows you to think about your life differently. Travel shakes out the cobwebs in your brain; you may find yourself contemplating ideas you never thought about before! This New Year's make a resolution to improve your life with travel, and then make it happen. At Ultimate Globes, we not only want to sell you globes, we want to inspire your new year. Contact us for great inspiration. Happy 2018!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Last Minute Gifts for the Traveler on your Holiday List

People who have a passion for travel could represent some of the easiest gift recipients on your list. Though usually picky about their belongings and treasures, travel enthusiasts have particular needs. Tapping into the needs of the travel lover will result in a happy friend or family member. 

Comfortable travels:
For many travelers, the journey itself is a big part of the adventure and fun. Whether traveling by car, train, plane, or ship, many travelers want their trip to be comfortable and enjoyable. The gift suggestions below are a few examples of ideal presents for the perfect excursion.
•    Books provide hours of entertainment on planes, trains, or passengers in a car. Today we have both audio and eBook versions, but there are still plenty of paperbacks for the traditionalist reader.
•    Music gift cards from iTunes and other markets also provide hours of enjoyment and relaxation.
•    Pillows and neck rolls for travel add that much-needed touch of comfort, especially for long trips.
•     Travel clothing erases the need for ironing and comes in cool, breathable fabrics. Specially designed travel vests hold everything from passports to your tablet.
•    Luggage designs and functionality keeps improving and what traveler doesn't love new luggage!

Travel certificates:
Many avid globetrotters start planning their next trip as soon as they arrive home from the last one. Gift certificates are a great way to help them mark another notch off their bucket list. Many options are sure to bring a smile to your favorite traveler.
•    Airlines provide gift certificates usable for tickets or upgrades. You can also gift miles of your own.
•    Cruise lines also offer gift certificates. If your recipient already has a cruise booked, most companies have options to purchase gifts to make that experience even more special.
•    Trains provide a tremendous and scenic way to travel. In addition to Amtrak, there are smaller companies across the globe which provide scenic train tours.
•    Uber is available almost everywhere. And, an Uber gift offers a convenient way to get from airports and train stations to hotels.
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Tech gifts:
Most explorer types embrace the fact that technology makes travel easier and more enjoyable. Remember these options for your techie loving traveler.
•    Cell phones and top up cards provide an option to stay in touch with friends and family.
•    Electronic readers such as Kindles or iPods for music give an easy to tote choice for readers and music lovers.
•    Debit cards offer prepaid options good for restaurants or souvenirs.


With so many options to choose from, you'll find easy to shop for the travelers on your holiday list. For more travel gift ideas contact us.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tis the Season for Last Minute Globe Shopping

Sometimes finding the right gift can be difficult. There are so many different options to choose from.
Only a few days remaining till Christmas and only a few gifts will arrive at the right time. This is exactly why a gift certificate is such a good choice. Many places offer gift certificates for various goods and services, here at Ultimate Globes our gift certificates can be ordered for any amount you so desire. If you didn't have enough time to pick out one of our lovely globes or maps for your special someone don't worry. A gift certificate can be purchase on our website and emailed within a few hours. These gift certificates never expire, have no associated fees and can be sent to multiple email addresses in a matter of minutes. Send to the receiver of your choice and from the comfort of their home they can decide which globe, map or other product they would like to have.  Check out our website www.ulitmateglobes.com for more information, tis the season of globe and gift, shopping and ships. All things classic and sophisticated.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Geographical Themed Gifts for the Holidays

Tis the season for gift shopping, oh the challenges of finding the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Globes or maps are a great gift option for the person who has everything. A globe or map is a sophisticated and useful present for this time of year. Unlike other consumable gift options a globe or map is something that can be treasured for a life time. This list of one of a kind products offers useful suggestions if you have a world traveler, history buff, map freak or geographile on your list. These options will work for a variety of price ranges and budgets. 

Mova Globe
One of the most innovative items on this list is a self-powered, solar generated globe. The MOVA globe is hand designed from the highest quality materials An composition of finely polished polymer, resin, and a propriety blend of liquids allows for viscosity required to suspend the sphere during rotation. Solar cells, magnets and other proprietary components generate the power for this device. This is a commanding and fascinating centerpiece which would make a great gift for anyone who appreciates geography and art. As long as there is a tiny bit of light, the globe keeps rotating. No batteries to change or power cords to worry about. There are over 20 different varieties featured on the Ultimate Globes website. Some feature satellite views, historical maps, and the planets, size range from 4.5 inches to 8.5 inches. 




Mova Globe


Notebooks and pictures are such fun things for children to enjoy. A combination of art, education and geography an opportunity for little scholars to expand their minds and ask questions about the world around them. The Solar System is the theme of this particular notebook. A laminated educational map, comes pre-punched for use in most binders. On the reverse side is a fact sheet containing information regarding each of the planets.
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The USA 9 in. Globee is an illustrated globe featuring hundreds of major landmarks and tourist destinations across the USA. A convenient size for desktops and mounted on a stainless steel stand this is an excellent addition to any home, office or classroom. Accompanying the globe is a 16 page booklet that provides detailed information regarding the illustrations on the sphere. An internal LED is powered by AAA which are not included. A great choice for someone who enjoys planning road trips and driving across the United States of America. 
USA 9 in. Globee

These are just a few of the fantastic options available on our website for Holiday presents. There is so much fun to be had and so many exciting things to explore at this time of the year. There are notebooks, globes, maps and plenty of other fascinating products to explore.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Geo Safari Talking Globe a Great Holiday Gift for Kids

Memories that Last a Life Time

There are so many fond childhood memories associated with the holidays. Learning about geography and social studies can be one of them. Do you remember as a child closing your eyes and spinning a globe? Perhaps after you spun the globe you pointed out a future travel destination. Can you still remember the anticipation and eagerness you felt as your hand landed on some exotic location. This simple act serves to fuel your imagination and it can do the same for a child today. Technology has changed and there are many educational toys and applications available for kids to play, but its just not the same. A globe is an educational toy that can last a lifetime. The Geo Safari Talking Globe is unique because it teaches children about different places. Trivia, games, quizzes and various different player modes allows a child to learn about cultures and places around the world while having fun. The Geo Safari Talking Globe offers children an experience that cannot be gotten from an app or a computer

                          Geo Safari Talking Globe

Educational Toys and Imagination

It fires the imagination. It inspires people to learn about our world. The information provides by this globe is relevant for a variety of ages and covers information over 10,000 questions. With various levels from beginner to advanced there is sure to be information and activities that will capture the attention of every young scholar. The sphere is 12- inches in diameter and accommodates 4 players at a time. The high quality digital sound and international music are sure to captivate. Questions feature information regarding the United States of America, Canada and the entire World. The electronic components are powered by 4 C batteries or an AC adapter, not included. A headphone jack is included, the volume is adjustable and buttons control the help and repeat buttons as well as automatic scoring. For additional information regarding the Geo Safari Talking Globe or any of our other educational toys for children please feel free to  contact us at www.ultimateglobes.com