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2008

New, Free Online Travel Guide to Germany's Romantic Road for Travel in 2009

www.thereareplaces.com  has launched an online travel guide to the best places to visit along Germany's fabled Romantic Road just in time for those planning their 2009 vacations. The guide describes one of the most attractive and popular tourist areas in Germany, a country that is widely considered one of the world's leading travel destination. The lavishly illustrated guide includes detailed, purpose-built maps to help your exploration of the Romantic Road.

Laguna Hills, California (PRWEB) December 12, 2008 -- ThereArePlaces announced today the launch of a unique, concise, online travel guide to the best places to visit along Germany's fabled Romantic Road.  The new Guide to the Romantic Road is comprehensive, richly illustrated and easy-to-navigate. The Guide is focused on describing the Romantic Road's leading attractions and complements the extensive selection of free, online travel guides offered at www.ThereArePlaces.com .

"Vacationing in the towns along the Romantic Road is an increasingly popular choice with travelers from around the world," said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. "Visiting the Romantic Road provides a chance to explore the stunning beauty of Germany's Bavaria. Neuschwanstein Castle with its fairly tale castle and the walled, medieval city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber are just two the many outstanding sights that attract visitors to the towns along the Romantic Road.

In the south the Romantic Road weaves through the outskirts of the Alps, while in the north it is nestled in idyllic, rolling farmland." The "Road" connects a string of towns that are microcosms of the past. Each of the cities covered in the guide features unique medieval architectures and presents an experience for exploration that has faded from most of the world.

While Germany is an easy country to travel due to its excellent highways and transportation systems, it takes a great deal of research to find the best attractions along the Romantic Road - the ones that will bring a smile when you think back on your vacation in Bavaria. The experienced staff of traveler writers at ThereArePlaces focused their efforts on finding and evaluating the leading destinations along the Romantic Road. The Company's new guide to the Best Places to Visit along the Romantic Road includes separate sections with specific recommendations on the best places to visit in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Hohenschwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle), Wurzburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Augsburg and the lesser known but equally outstanding spa-town of Ottobeuren. In addition, the text includes hyperlinks to the official websites for the most popular attractions so you can determine opening hours, current fees, and other information that is invariably out of date in printed guidebooks.

Our research has shown that once the Christmas gifts have been opened that many would-be travelers, especially those with new computers from Santa, start dreaming about their next vacation. If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime, the Team at ThereArePlaces recommends that you snuggle up to their Romantic Road Guide before your "…long winter's nap".

About ThereArePlaces:
ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Michael W. Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world's best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as the Chief Cartographer and Chief Technologist for Rand McNally & Company. ThereArePlaces is a publisher of travel information, not a travel service provider. As put by Dobson, "Our commitment is to provide expert, unbiased, travel advice that might help you take the journey of a lifetime."

ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on Geospatial Information, including travel, tourism, and other location based services (www.Telemapics.com).

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New Online Travel Guide to Ireland from ThereArePlaces

www.thereareplaces.com has launched an online travel guide to the best places to visit in Ireland.  The guide describes Ireland’s leading attractions by region and is lavishly illustrated with photos and maps to help plan your Emerald Isle vacation.  Why buy a guidebook when you can use ThereArePlaces for free?

 Laguna Hills, California  (PRWeb) August 5, 2008 -- ThereArePlaces announced today the launch of a unique, concise, online travel guide to the best places to visit in Ireland.  The new Ireland Travel Guide, which is a comprehensive, illustrated and easy-to-navigate description of Ireland’s leading attractions, complements the extensive selection of Destination Guides offered at its website www.ThereArePlaces.com

"Vacationing in Ireland is a popular choice with travelers from around the world," said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces.  "Visiting the Emerald Isle provides a chance to explore the fabled beauty of Ireland’s landscapes, while interacting with the unique culture of the Irish, experiences that most travelers find inviting, attractive and very satisfying.  From Dublin to the Ring of Kerry to Galway and the Connemara, a trip to Ireland is an opportunity to visit towns and countryside immortalized in song, stage, literature and history.”  However, Dobson adds, that “… for most travelers, planning their vacation in Ireland, takes longer than the vacation.”

 While Ireland is an easy country to travel due to its size and compactness, it takes a great deal of research to find the attractions that actually merit a visit – the ones that will bring a smile when you think back on your vacation in Ireland.  The experienced staff of traveler writers at ThereArePlaces focused their efforts on finding and evaluating Ireland’s leading destinations.  The Company’s new guide to the Best Places to Visit in Ireland includes separate sections with specific recommendations on the best places to visit in Dublin, the Southwest, the West, the Southeast and the North, including attractions in Northern Ireland.  In addition, the descriptions include hyperlinks to the official websites of Ireland’s most popular attractions so you can determine opening hours, current fees, and other information that is invariably out of date in printed guidebooks.

The ThereArePlaces Guide to the Best Places to Visit in Ireland includes concise descriptions of the island’s top attractions, as well as beautiful photographs of what you will see when you get there.  In addition, ThereArePlaces' recommended best places to visit in Ireland are displayed on detailed, regional maps that you can choose to view as traditional road maps, color satellite images, or as a shaded terrain models to help you see the “lay of the land” before you travel.  You can use these maps to plan routes between locations, determine mileages, travel times and potential itineraries.  In addition, ThereArePlaces’ Ireland Guide includes purpose-built, overview maps for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, two of Ireland’s most popular vacation drives.

If you own a travel business based in Ireland, advertising space in ThereArePlaces Ireland Travel Guide is available.  For more information, click www.thereareplaces.com/Core/advertise/adinfo.htm

About ThereArePlaces

ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Michael W. Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world's best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as the Chief Cartographer and Chief Technologist for Rand McNally & Company.  ThereArePlaces is a publisher of travel information, not a travel service provider.  The Company does not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, or provide ticketing services.  As put by the Company president Mike Dobson, "Our commitment is to provide expert, unbiased, travel advice that might help you take the journey of a lifetime."

ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on Geospatial Information, including travel, tourism, and other location based services (www.Telemapics.com).

 

2007

New Free, Online Vacation Guide for Las Vegas

Laguna Hills, California (PRWeb) February 13, 2007 -- ThereArePlaces, a privately held business focused on online travel information publishing, announced today the launch of a comprehensive, illustrated and easy-to-navigate, Las Vegas Travel Guide on its web site at  www.ThereArePlaces.com.

The new Las Vegas Guide includes a Las Vegas overview detailing why the city is such an attractive vacation hotspot. It also features separate sections on Casinos and Casino Hotels, Gambling, Shows and Entertainment, Best Restaurants, Best Shopping, Free Things to See, Day Trips from Las Vegas and Las Vegas Travel Facts.

"Las Vegas has shucked off its reputation as a one horse town" said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. "It now provides diverse vacation experiences featuring pampering, self-indulgence intermixed with the types of luxury trappings that most travelers find inviting, attractive and very satisfying. To show you the extent of the transformation, Las Vegas now outdraws all of Italy as a vacation destination."

The Guide includes concise descriptions of the top attractions in Las Vegas, as well as beautiful photographs of what you will see when you get there. The locations of ThereArePlaces' recommended Las Vegas attractions are shown on Google maps that can be viewed with a traditional road map or color satellite imagery as the background. The maps can be zoomed or panned to allow the user to focus on areas of interest to them. In addition, the Las Vegas Guide includes a purpose-built, printable map of the Strip that shows walking distance along Las Vegas Boulevard.

Over eighty percent of the visitors to Las Vegas gamble, and the ThereArePlaces Las Vegas Guide covers casinos and casino resorts in detail. Today most couples visiting Vegas are composed of one gambler and one shopper, and over fifty percent of the visitors to Las Vegas shop while on vacation. "We created a section of the Guide that is focused on the Best Places to Shop in Las Vegas and includes a detailed map showing their locations" Dobson said. "Since everyone loves great food, we also created a section on the Best Restaurants in Las Vegas along with a map highlighting their locations."

ThereArePlaces.com offers two distinctive guide sections: Travel Planning Guides and Vacation Destination Guides. The Destination Guide section now covers top destinations in forty of the world's most popular countries for vacation travel.

ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world's best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as the Chief Cartographer and Chief Technologist for Rand McNally & Company. ThereArePlaces is not a travel service provider. ThereArePlaces does not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, or provide ticketing services. As put by the Company president Mike Dobson, "Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you take the journey of a lifetime."

About ThereArePlaces
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on Geospatial Information, including travel, tourism, and other location based services www.Telemapics.com .

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2006


ThereArePlaces.com, a Leading Website for Vacation Travel, Announces its New Travel Guide for Hawaii

Laguna Hills, California (PRWEB) October 19, 2006 -- ThereArePlaces, a
privately held business focused on travel and tourism, announced today the launch of its Hawaii Travel Guide on its web site www.ThereArePlaces.com  . The new Hawaii Travel Guide is available in the Destination Guide section of ThereArePlaces under the United States listing.

The new Hawaii Travel Guide covers Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Lanai. In addition to an introductory section on Hawaii Travel Facts, the guide for each island includes concise descriptions and beautiful photographs of the best places to visit. ThereArePlaces' recommended attractions are displayed on Google maps that can be viewed with a traditional road map or color satellite imagery as the background. The maps can be zoomed or panned to allow the user to focus on areas of interest to them. In addition, you can use the maps to route between the attractions and determine distances or travel times.

The Hawaii Guide is the first section of ThereArePlaces devoted to travel in the United States. "Hawaii is a destination that is gaining tourists. Many Americans, who are hesitant to travel abroad, are choosing to visit exotic and unique locations in the United States," said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. "Hawaii provides the tourist with both the familiar and the new, in a manner that most travelers find inviting."

Over half the visitors to Hawaii travel to Oahu and ThereArePlaces Travel Guide for Oahu includes sections on Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu's beaches, the island's best luaus, and Pearl Harbor's poignant World War II memorials. The Travel Guides for Maui and the Big Island feature expanded coverage, as these islands are extremely popular with vacationers.

ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world's best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.

About ThereArePlaces
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services ( www.Telemapics.com ).

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2005

ThereArePlaces announces a version of its travel web site for the Blackberry

Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2005 - TeleMapics LLC, a privately held business focused on travel, tourism and location based services, announced today the launch of a wireless version of its rapidly growing international travel website www.thereareplaces.com . The new site is designed for the Blackberry® family of wireless communication devices.

The new wireless site is available at http://www.thereareplaces.com/fon. It has been formatted to display quickly and clearly on color-capable Blackberry® devices ranging from the slimline 7100 family to the 7290 series featuring larger screens.

The information available on the Blackberry® version of the site includes, the Best Places to Visit at the World’s most popular tourist destinations. The selected destinations include most European countries, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, with Canada and Mexico thrown in for good measure. Each section opens with a map pointing out the subject area’s hot spots. As you scroll down the page, there are concise descriptions of the leading vacation destinations within the designated country or area, along with several colorful photographs. Suggested itineraries are also provided for the world's top 10 destinations.

"Our new Compact Travel Guides designed for the Blackberry® are a great way for a person to get started planning a trip abroad" said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. "Our Guides provide just enough details about a country’s leading tourist destinations to help you make sure that it is the right place for your vacation. If you have more time to browse, visit our comprehensive travel site on the Internet at www.ThereAreplaces.com for more destination information, or our Travel Planning Guides, which can help you to travel well and safe."

ThereArePlaces is not a travel service provider. The company does not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, or provide ticketing services. As put by the Company's president "Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you to take the journey of a lifetime."

About ThereArePlaces
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location-based services.

Blackberry® is a registered trademark of Research in Motion Limited.
ThereArePlaces is a trademark of TeleMapics, LLC.
TeleMapics is not affiliated with Research in Motion Limited and the information in this press release should not be taken as an indication of any relationship with Research in Motion Limited or approval by Research In Motion Limited of www.ThereArePlaces.com/fon.

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ThereArePlaces Announces New, Interactive London City Guide


Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2005 -- TeleMapics LLC, a privately held business focused on travel, tourism and location based services, announced today the launch of its London City Guide, one of a new series of online city guides featured on its travel web site http://www.ThereArePlaces.com. The new City Guide is available in the Destination Guide section of ThereArePlaces under the United Kingdom listing. The Guide reviews the top thirty tourist destinations in London, which are highlighted on well-designed, detailed, street level maps. In addition, the symbols identifying the locations of attractions on the maps are “clickable” and linked to descriptions of the attractions in the detail section of the guide.

The London City Guide categorizes tourist London into nine sightseeing areas, describing the attractions in each district, including public transportation access and the official web site listing current entrance fees and hours of operation. In addition, the London Guide includes descriptions of spectacular day trips to Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and Greenwich. The Guide features descriptions of all attractions along with numerous photographs. Travel tips and hints that share “insider information” to make it easier to tour London have been added throughout the Guide. Another unique feature of the London City Guide is its links to Transport for London’s Journey Planner, which provides the best public transportation route between London’s tourist destinations. Finally, a section titled London Know-how provides the travel details about London and the UK that first time travelers need to know.

“Our new City Guide is a great way for a person to get started planning a trip to London,” said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. “The Guide covers the best places to visit in tourist London and describes, illustrates, and maps the attractions that should be on your list to visit if you are traveling to London. Our maps include street names and display London’s top thirty tourist attractions at a generous map scale that makes them extremely readable. Best of all, you can click on a map symbol for a destination and be linked to the section of our London Guide that describes the destination. While using the text section of the guide, you can click on the map symbol to be shown a map identifying the location of the attraction.”

ThereArePlaces.com was developed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who led the development of some of the world’s best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.

Additional City Guides for the ThereArePlaces web site are in development, with Rome scheduled for release soon.

Primarily designed for those “new” to the world of travel, ThereArePlaces also contains information of value to all travelers. During the months ahead, the site will be augmented with expanded content, new functionality and even more reasons to pack your bags and get on the road. As put by the Company’s president, “Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you to take the journey of a lifetime.”

About ThereArePlaces
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services.

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ThereArePlaces Announces its New, Interactive Paris Guide


Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2004 -- TeleMapics LLC, publisher of www.ThereArePlaces.com , announced today the launch of the first of a new series of online city guides that will enhance the website’s Destination Guides. The new Paris City Guide reviews the top twenty-three tourist destinations in the City of Light.

“Our new Paris Guide is a great way for a person to get started planning a trip to Paris,” said Company President Mike Dobson. “The Guide includes an overview of tourist Paris. It describes, illustrates, and maps the attractions that should be on your list if you are planning travel to Paris. In addition, the Guide contains a primer on Paris that explains what you need to know about the geography of Paris, such as arrondissements and the Right and Left Banks. Our detailed touring maps include street names, attractions, and arrondissements, all at a map scale that is extremely readable. Best of all, you can click on a map symbol next to the description and go to the map, or click attraction on the map to go to the description.”

The new Guide divides tourist Paris into six sightseeing areas. They are the Champs Elysées, Louvre, Marais, Latin Quarter, Invalides, and Eiffel tower. Day trips to Versailles, Fontainebleau, Giverny, and Chantilly are also included in the Guide along with descriptions and numerous photographs. Travel tips and hints have been added throughout the Guide to make Paris even easier to navigate.

ThereArePlaces.com offers two distinctive guide sections: Information Guides and Destination Guides. The new Paris Guide is an addition to the Destination Guide for France. Since the launch of ThereArePlaces in October of this year, it has added twenty new articles to the information Guide section of the site and extended its coverage of attractions in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Additional City Guides are in development with London scheduled for release soon.

Although ThereArePlaces is primarily designed for those “new” to the world of travel, it contains information of value to all travelers. During the months ahead, the site will be augmented with expanded content, new functionality and even more reasons to pack your bags and get on the road.

ThereArePlaces is not a travel service provider. The site does not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, or provide ticketing services. As put by the Company president Mike Dobson, “Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you to take the journey of a lifetime.”

The Paris Guide can be accessed directly at http://www.thereareplaces.com/Guidebook/pdest/frprpts1.htm

About ThereArePlaces:
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services.

Contact Information:
Michael W. Dobson
President
TeleMapics
949 305 7156 (voice)
949 716 2256 (fax)
http://www.ThereArePlaces.com
prel@thereareplaces.com

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ThereArePlaces.com, the Ultimate Travel Website is Open For Business

Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2004 - TeleMapics LLC, a privately held business focused on travel, tourism and location based services, announced today the launch of its ThereArePlaces travel website. Available at www.ThereArePlaces.com , the site is focused on international travel and is designed to help would-be travelers gain confidence while learning how to travel safe and well with a minimum of effort. The site also contains both general travel information and unique local information for destinations within each country.

ThereArePlaces.com was developed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who led the development of some of the world’s best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson, a PhD in Geography, was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.

“ThereArePlaces is the ultimate travel-planning website,” said Dobson. “Our articles are based on years of travel experience. We witnessed almost every mistake in the book and learned how to avoid them. Now we want to share what we learned with other travelers.”

ThereArePlaces.com offers two distinctive guide sections: Information Guides and Destination Guides.

The Information Guides offer more than 200 how-to-travel articles organized by thirteen travel topics. If someone is looking for information about travel planning, lodging or guidebooks, this is where they’ll find it. They can also find tips on safety and security, shopping, health care, as well as many other topics related to international travel like applying for passports and understanding foreign currency.

The site’s Destination guides cover thirty-six of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide, principally European countries – with China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Mexico thrown in for good measure. This section outlines travel and tourism related details, as well as a concise “fact book” overview of the country, its history and geography.

“We try to save the user time by providing an easy-to-follow rating system on the Destination Guide home page,” said Design Director Bonnie Dobson. “By simply clicking on their country of choice, the user is conveniently linked to a page describing the most popular destinations that country has to offer. We also include some beautiful photography, which highlights many of the key sites at each destination. Our goal at ThereArePlaces is to ensure that travelers find everything they need to know to have a safe and carefree vacation.”

The team at ThereArePlaces considers it to be ultimate travel website due to its combination of high quality information on how and where to travel. The information is presented in a manner that makes it quick and easy to find. The site uses gorgeous photographs, detailed maps and beautiful watercolors to give the readers a sense of the beauty that lies outside their doors. Finally, the site features TravelZine, a bi-weekly travel magazine that provides up-to-date information about the world of travel.

Primarily designed for those “new” to the world of travel, ThereArePlaces also contains information of value to all travelers. During the months ahead, the site will be augmented with expanded content, new functionality and even more reasons to pack your bags and get on the road.

ThereArePlaces is not a travel service provider. The site does not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, or provide ticketing services. As put by the Company’s president “Our commitment is to provide travel advice that might help you to take the journey of a lifetime.”

About ThereArePlaces
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Michael W. Dobson
President
TeleMapics
949 305 7156 (voice)
949 716 2256 (fax)
http://www.ThereArePlaces.com

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