What’s New at Mitch-Stuart
July 28, 2015
Each time the seasons change, we get ready for something new: New climate, new holidays, new activities, new dawns and dusks. At Mitch-Stuart, the new season also brings one of our favorite changes: New additions to our catalog of fundraising auction travel packages. We take a look at the best experiences from around the world, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that give your gala auctions that “wow” factor, and then find a way to offer them on a consignment basis to charities and other organizations the world over.
What’s new for the summer of 2015?
First, we’ve added even more options for those looking for unique, city-specific experiences in some of our favorite destinations in the United States. Experience a hop-on, hop-off trolley tour through American history in Boston (“Explore the Oldest City in America”), ride in a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park (“An Exceptional Excursion Through Central Park”) or visit the Alamo in San Antonio (“Remember the Alamo”). We’ve even got a new take on the wine vacation, moving south from Napa Valley to stunning Santa Barbara, with tours of four wineries in four days and three nights, all while setting up home base at an oceanside hotel.
One destination that has been growing in popularity has been Costa Rica, with its bio-diverse jungles and gorgeous beaches. Two new trips can take donors on either a zip line adventure and horseback ride in Guanacaste (“Embrace Costa Rica’s Pura Vida”) or stay in three different cities over the course of eight days, seeing the full spectrum of environments for which the nation is known (“Discover Costa Rica’s Paradise”).
The neon signs and over-the-top lifestyle have long been the stars of Las Vegas, but your donors can now meet some new ones, with a trip to Sin City to meet the stars of the reality television show “Pawn Stars.” Get a tour of their Vegas, along with a two-night stay at Paris Las Vegas (“Sin City’s Full of Paris, Poker and Pawn Stars”).
For those looking at that Euro-to-Dollar conversion rate and salivating, we’ve added three European destinations, each remarkable for their history, their culture and their luxury accommodations. Whether it’s six nights at the The Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona (“Ensconce Yourself in Spanish Exclusivity”), a stay at the historic Hotel Orfila in Madrid (“Fall in Love with the Beguiling Charms of Spain”) or a four-star experience right in the heart of Rome (“Discovering the Inspiring Italian Coast”), Mitch-Stuart can send your donors to the most fascinating cities while putting them up in the nicest resorts.
And finally, not even the dog days of summer can stop the golf lovers among your donors. We’ve added rounds of play at courses like Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Couse, Pasatiempo Golf Club and The Links at Spanish Bay to our already-impressive 18-hole inventory. We’ve even added a trip that is sure to get the attention of the sport’s biggest fans: Four days and three nights at The Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, with three rounds of golf – including one on Course No. 2, the host of the 2014 U.S. Open (“America’s First True Golf Resort”).