Travelling News from Kristina  

at WinWin Vacations

[July, 2008]

contact Kristina Trowbridge
Kristina loves ellies call 206-297-7179 WinWin Vacations logo
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Kristina is the Featured Travel Agent in the July newsletter for Ker & Downey ,  a USA based luxury custom Tour Operator  to Africa, India and South America 

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Click on this link to read the article about me:
Dear Safari Enthusiast,
I'm again travelling to Africa departing July 15 on NW Airlines via Amsterdam to Nairobi. I will attend a travel trade conference in Kenya and also visit Abercrombie and Kent's new camps in Zambia that have just opened. 
I will be open for business again on August 6th. Then on August 26, I will return to Kenya again, escorting a group on safari.
While I'm in Africa, I will post to my blog whenever possible: KristinaSafari
If you need help with travel while I'm gone, please contact Sharon Emerson at 206-367-7657 or email her at
The U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Michael E. Ranneberger, has addressed an open letter to American travelers advising them to visit Kenya after the establishment of the new Grand Coalition government that followed post-election turmoil this past December.
"I can report that there have been positive developments that are opening up the economic climate and making Kenya once again the perfect locale for business and tourism," he wrote. "The country's rival political camps reached a landmark power-sharing agreement on February 28, and Parliament acted quickly to codify this through a constitutional amendment. President Kibaki and the Honorable Raila Odinga-now prime minister-are working closely together to forge this new coalition of parties in a new spirit of goodwill and unity."
Approximately 102,000 Americans visited Kenya in 2007.
Updates from the Friendly Skies
Now that the airlines are charging you to check your bagOl Kanjau ellies, they are changing the weight and size limits of what you can bring onboard or even check. 
You may have to pay as much as $300 to check your bags if they accept them at all; you may have to send them air-freight if they weigh more than 62 pounds depending on the airline, so don't plan on packing any elephants in your checked luggage (like you used to)!!!!!
It pays to check the luggage restriction policies if you intend to check a lot of heavy bags as the fees vary from airline to airline with Hawaiian Airlines being the most generous right now.
What happened to the friendly skies? You tell me!
Please post your comments on my blog at
Feel free to contact me with any questions at

Kristina Trowbridge
WinWin Vacations
call 206-297-7179 or
toll free 877-297-7179

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