The Goodyear Blimp is any one of a fleet of airships operated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, used mainly for advertising and capturing aerial views of live sporting events for television. The Blimp has become an icon in the air at sporting and entertainment events throughout the country.
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The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California 2017
Automobile Restoration Expert
For Napa Valley Restoration owner Joel Horne, building things the right way has been a lifelong passion. What started as an interest in building blocks and model cars in youth soon transitioned to real cars and aircraft as an adult — Horne even served in the U.S. Navy as the Aviation Machinist Mate on the USS Kitty Hawk during the 1980s. A full-time auto technician for the past 25 years, Horne now pours his passion and expertise into lovingly restoring classic cars for his grateful Napa Valley customers.
Lindblad National Geographic
As pioneers in exploration, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions share a passion for adventure, discovery, and conservation. Since 2004, our alliance has allowed us to pool our extensive resources and provide extraordinary small-ship voyages to some of the world's most remote and fascinating places, from the icy wilderness of Antarctica to the dramatic fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. Our shared tradition creates a guest experience unlike any other in the world of travel. Travel with Lindblad-National Geographic and you share the adventure with writers, photographers and filmmakers from National Geographic, and the exceptional Lindblad expedition leaders, naturalists and captains—guides, teachers, and engaging companions, dedicated to sharing the world’s wonders with curious, intelligent travelers.
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Lindblad-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund
The San Francisco Zoo
The origins of the San Francisco Zoo can be traced back to 1886. Once part of the now-defunct amusement park Woodward’s Gardens, the menagerie opened with a lone California grizzly bear. The zoo’s mission has evolved from an animal showcase to a state-of-the-art care and wellness facility focused on conservation. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals representing more than 250 species. The zoo also has several lush gardens of native and foreign plants, making it a place for family memories. The historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel and the 1904 miniature Little Puffer Steam Train are treasured by generations of visitors. In the fall of 2013, the zoo reopened the newly restored Elinor Friend Playground.
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San Francisco Zoological Society
Survival Expert / TV Host
If you're ever stranded on a desert island, you better make sure Cliff Hodges is the one item you get to bring. A former engineer turned wilderness survival instructor, outdoor adventure guide, and environmental advocate, Cliff has made a living by traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups through perilous outdoor adventures. You might recognize his rugged mug from National Geographic’s hit show, “Remote Survival,” which he co-hosts with former CIA agent Alex Coker. In 2002, Hodges founded Adventure Out, California’s largest outdoor school and guide service for everyday explorers testing their limits and discovering their potential.
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Adventurer & Professional Photographer
With a dual degree in both photojournalism and art photography from Syracuse University, Laura Grier combines her love of travel, adventure, and art into a unique vibrant style that has made her a renowned International photographer. Her photography has taken her to six continents. Over the course of her career, she has contributed to acclaimed travel magazines, including National Geographic, been published in over 25 different magazines, and has won several photo contests. Laura is currently based in Los Angeles and is the owner and operator of photography studio, Beautiful Day Photography.
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Outdoor Adventure Guide
Nicki Clark, a Marin County native, epitomizes the Californian outdoorsy type. She has been surfing the Pacific waves, snowboarding in Tahoe, and mountain biking on Mount Tamalpais since she could walk. Her natural athleticism and quest for adventure has taken her on amazing adventures, where she led groups rafting in Colorado, surfing in Australia, and glacier exploring in Alaska. Just don’t challenge her to an arm wrestling contest; Clark has spent the last four years working as a fitness program coach in Mill Valley.
Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn
Polo Designer and Player
Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn is an accomplished polo player, who has played competitively since 2012. After traveling extensively in South America where the game is popular and its players considered national heroes, Elizabeth returned to the Bay Area committed to publicizing and celebrating “the sport of kings.” This love of the game — and its fashion, traditions, countryside, and people — led to the creation of Stick & Ball, a luxury apparel company that draws inspiration from polo.
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Certified Wildlife Biologist Associate
Daniel Edelstein Supports
Author, Photographer, Athlete
Jan Reynolds holds several climbing and skiing records and she was the only woman on all her record-breaking expeditions. Her most recent book, High Altitude Woman, chronicles these adventures, but also examines differences in the way men and women think, speak, and behave - a subject Jan has researched for years. Jan's other book for adults is Mother And Child which concerns how children are raised in indigenous societies around the world. Her award-winning series of children's books, Vanishing Cultures, chronicles her experiences living with an indigenous tribe on every continent. Jan has freelanced for many magazines and newspapers including Outside, National Geographic, and The New York Times.
In November 1991 Chris Dewhirst piloted the first hot air balloon over Mount Everest. National Geographic’s film of the expedition, "Ballooning Over Everest," screened prime time in the US, Europe, and Australia. Chris’s awards include the prestigious Montgolfier Diploma from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the Oswald Watt Gold Medal, Australia’s highest civil aviation honor, the UK’s Salaman Trophy and the Order of Australia - a Federal Government award for his contribution to Adventure Tourism. Chris holds two world records, is the chief pilot for Picture This Ballooning, and an authorised test officer for the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority. He lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Few competitors know yacht racing like Brad Webb. With a professional career spanning over 18 years, Brad has won several world titles and competed in seven America's Cup competitions, most recently as a member of ORACLE Team USA during their extraordinary comeback win to defend the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco. Brad and his wife Karen founded ACsailingSF in 2011, swiftly growing it into San Francisco’s premier adventure sailing club, offering thrill-seekers and enthusiasts unforgettable rides aboard some of the fastest yachts on the water.
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Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures. Known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos, the once private estate turned nonprofit park is situated on 30 acres of lush gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. The Zoo is home to 146 species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects. More than 500 animals are exhibited in open, naturalistic habitats. The heart of its mission is education. Multidisciplinary, hands-on, and engaging programs are offered, ranging from the popular summer Zoo Camp to programs for kids and adults.
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Santa Barbara Zoo
Himalayan Heliski Guides
For adrenaline addicts who embrace high-risk, high-rush experiences, it’s literally impossible to top those offered by Himalayan Heliski Guides. A pioneer in the sport, Himalayan Heliski Guides is the only company authorized to operate in the world’s ultimate skiing location, the sacred Himalayas of Nepal. For the past 14 years, the company’s highly experienced guides have led enthusiasts from across the globe on once-in-a-lifetime excursions to the four sisters of Annapurna and the magnificent Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail Peak). These adventures drop you into a setting like no other on earth, featuring deep powder, heart-thumping terrain, and views that will stay in your memory for a lifetime.
The Adventure Project
The Adventure Project, an organization focused on creating jobs in developing countries, gives people the tools, education, and resources to become entrepreneurs, so they can serve their own communities with improved health, decreased hunger, a safer environment, and clean water. The nonprofit channels charity strategically towards jobs that lift people out of poverty while transforming local communities with life-saving services, using rigorous data to understand the most effective ways to move people out of poverty for good. Founded in 2010, the Adventure Project has created 862 jobs impacting over one million people in Haiti, India, Uganda, and Kenya.
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The Adventure Project
Eli D’Elia and Reiner von Weber
Eli D’Elia and Reiner von Weber represent two of the very best minds behind the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) movement. Eli is the lead designer at Ballistic UAV, an armored robotics firm, and is the co-founder and lead designer of the competitive drone group the Aerial Sports League. He is also a certified and sponsored designer at Autodesk, having earned the title Expert Elite. Reiner von Weber, ASL co-founder, Lead Engineer, and Technology Director, has flying in his blood. Reiner is the grandson of an aviation engineer who flew with Howard Hughes on the only flight of the Spruce Goose. Both Eli and Reiner are also central contributors to Game of Drones, a DIY airframe manufacturer and drone sports organizer.
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Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides
The Kimball Family ballooning history goes back to the 1970s when Napa Valley was beginning to develop as a destination for wonderful wine and great restaurants. Jay Kimball was one of the first pioneers of commercial ballooning in Napa Valley and all will agree that Jay took ballooning to “new heights,” opening new flight corridors in Lake Tahoe, Del Mar, Ca. and San Miguel de Allende Mexico. The Kimball Family loves Napa Valley and enjoys sharing their stories and limitless knowledge of this spectacular valley with their guests aboard the balloons.
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Dr. Jeff Meldrum
Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, where he teaches human anatomy in the health-professions programs as well as classes in evolution and primatology. He has published extensively on the evolutionary history of Neotropical primates and has described several new extinct species. His attention also turns to the emergence of modern human walking. His interests in cryptozoology, in particular the legendary sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatic set of footprints in the mountains of Washington state.
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The Falcon Project
Jeremiah Sullivan is a pioneer of extreme interactions with sharks. The world-renowned marine biologist is credited with developing the shark suit, a flexible, mesh suit of armor that has allowed countless divers to interact safely with the ocean’s most fabled and sometimes fearsome predators. Jeremiah and his products have participated in over 100 television and film projects, museum and technology exhibits. His suits have sustained thousands of bites without major injury to himself, the divers he works with, or the sharks themselves. A legend in underwater survival, Jeremiah’s work has led the way in enhancing the public’s perception of sharks.
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ACSailing was founded by two-time America’s Cup champion Brad Webb. A little more than a decade ago, Brad was taking on New Zealand and slicing through the water for Team USA. Today, he and his Oracle racing team offer thrill-seekers charters aboard the high-speed yacht USA 76 and its sister ship, a performance racing Prosail 40 catamaran called TOMCAT. In what reviewers have called “the ultimate sailing experience,” Brad and his crew use their world-class talents to deliver an exhilarating day in one of the globe’s most celebrated sailing settings. With its consistent winds, mild year-round temperatures, and spectacular scenery, the ACSailing experience is like no other in SF––or anywhere else, for that matter.
Dog Musher, Iditarod Racer
DeeDee Jonrowe is one the foremost female dog mushers competing today. She has sixteen top ten finishes in her career. DeeDee ran her first Iditarod in 1980 and soon undertook the building of her own sled, a comprehensive breeding and training program for her dogs, and a rigorous physical fitness program for herself. DeeDee has also won numerous awards for the care of her dogs throughout her career, including the best-cared for team, the best dog care award, and the dog's best friend award. In 2002, she publicaly battled breast cancer. In 2003 she became a honorary chairperson for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, assisting the organization is its fundraising efforts.
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Atonatiuh has emerged as one of the most remarkable artists of the still camera and moving image of Mexico, prestige he has achieved through his work in the newspaper Reforma, for which he received the "Award of Excellence" of The Society of News Design US, the newspaper El País and the magazines Esquire Gatopardo, Life & Style, Elle Mexico, Chilango among others. He had made portraits, deserving wider recognition those made to writers Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez with whom he worked very closely, actors like Liza Minelli and Edward James Olmos, photography with which he won Honorable Mention in the 4th Biennial Photojournalism, painters like Juan Soriano, Francisco Toledo and politicians like Julio Maria Sanguinetti, Felipe González and Subcomandante Marcos, among others. In 2010 he earned the scholarship "Young Creators" of FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes). Also, he is very recurrent in advertising, and has recently taken over the direction and photography of campaigns and projects of great socio-cultural importance in the country. His photographic work has been exhibited over 20 years in various galleries, museums and cultural centers. In January of this year (2015) he inaugurated “Casa Nomada Gallery” dedicated to photography, which is located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
Luxury Travel Company
Inspirato is a private luxury destination club that includes spacious residences, luxury hotels and resorts, and members-only experiences and benefits. Similar to the way five-star hotels manage and control their guests’ on-property experience, Inspirato curates, manages, and controls a collection of private residences for the exclusive enjoyment of our members. Plus, members receive personalized attention from a dedicated team of Member Care Specialists who make sure they are getting the most out of the club, proactively assist with all trip planning and take care of all the details on vacation through an on-site destination concierge.
As an IfOnly member, you are invited to try Inspirato risk-free for up to six months with no commitment. Contact us at inspirato.com/partner or 888.412.1584 to begin enjoying your complimentary membership.
Share Our Strength
Professional snowboarder Seth Wescott grew up on the slopes and started snowboarding when he was 10. By high school he was already a nationally ranked athlete. One of the most decorated snowboarders in the history of the sport, Seth has garnered a long list of medals and awards and has represented the U.S. in snowboarding’s toughest competitions around the world. His impressive worldwide big mountain skiing, in places such as Japan, BC, Antarctica, and Alaska, is frequently featured in adventure sports films. A true innovator in his sport, Seth is one of the most influential men in snowboarding history.
Fitness and Wellness Entrepreneur and Author
Trainer, wellness guru, and multi-platform fitness coach, Tracy Anderson has transformed the bodies and lives of thousands. Best known for launching the Tracy Anderson Method, she has developed thousands of new routines to ensure that no client of hers ever plateaus. Among her devotees include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, and Robert Downey Jr. With five studio locations — including a brand-new studio in New York's East Hampton neighborhood — and more than 160 DVDs (like the wildly popular “Metamorphosis” series), the fitness pioneer continues to spread her philosophy of balance, hard work, and total well-being.
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Chris Davenport is widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today. An accomplished athlete and mountaineering guide, “Dav” is a two-time extreme skiing world champion and is the first person ever to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single year. Davenport was named one of North America’s top 25 skiers by Skiing magazine. In 2011, he made one of the only known ski descents of the Lhotse Face on Mt. Everest. In addition to his prolific skiing career, Davenport is a regular TV commentator, lecturer, and author. His most recent book is 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America.
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Protect Our Winters + Waterkeeper Alliance
A true American hero, Nelson Vails grew up in Harlem and went on to represent his neighborhood and country on the international stage: the Olympics. Nelson won a silver medal at the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, becoming the first African-American cyclist to win an Olympic medal. Nelson rode as a professional from 1988 to 1995 and was inducted into the US Bicycle Hall of Fame in 2009. Since his retirement, Nelson has worked as a cycling commentator on TV, advocated for safe cycling programs, and even made a cameo appearance in the Kevin Bacon film “Quicksilver.”
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I Challenge Myself
On April 15, 1926, Charles Lindbergh flew the first American Airlines flight, carrying U.S. mail from St. Louis to Chicago. After 8 years of mail routes, American founder C.R. Smith worked with Donald Douglas to create the DC-3, a plane that changed the consumer airline industry and created the company as we know it today. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, American Airlines is the world's largest airline by fleet size, revenue, and scheduled miles flown and the second largest by number of destinations served. Together with its regional partners, the airline operates an extensive international and domestic network with an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.
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Susan G. Komen
WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes. While most wildlife conservation groups work to protect animals from poaching, WildAid is the only organization focused on reducing the demand for wildlife products such as elephant ivory, rhino horn and shark fin. Partnering with top business leaders and celebrity ambassadors from around the world, WildAid reaches hundreds of millions of people every week with its strong and simple message: When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can Too.
Hut Pointe Inn
It’s all about easy, eco-friendly living at Hut Pointe Inn. Located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, this historic inn welcomes visitors to warm ocean breezes, turquoise blue waters, and air-conditioned suites. First built in 1944 for the first premier of the Bahamas Sir Roland Symonette, Hut Pointe embodies the best of laid-back island lifestyle with rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch, lush vegetation to explore, and miles of the Bahamas’ famously soft sand to sink your feet into. The inn recently underwent renovations to incorporate more environmentally responsible measures, including solar heating, rainwater harvesting, and an on-site organic garden.
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ACLU of Southern California
Whistler Blackcomb is a massive ski resort in British Columbia, Canada. It sports many world-class features, including the largest skiable area in North America and the world’s highest and longest unsupported cable car span connecting the two peaks. Whistler offers world-renowned vistas and is generally considered the top destination for heli-skiing enthusiasts. One of its runs spans an incredible 11 kilometers, and the total ski area sprawls over 8,000 skiable acres. Over two million skiers visit the resort each year making it the most popular ski destination in the world.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the president of Waterkeeper Alliance, the fastest growing global movement for swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from successful legal actions and media campaigns. Robert was named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Agents of Change and one of Time magazine’s Heroes for the Planet for his success in fighting to restore the Hudson River. He was also featured in the acclaimed environmental documentary "The Last Mountain,” which examines the struggle to save the last mountain in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, that’s untouched by mining practices.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Supports
Protect Our Winters + Waterkeeper Alliance
Kevin Jorgeson became a climbing hero on January 14, 2015 after successfully completing a free climb of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park, an achievement requiring 6 years of training and preparation. Their epic 19-day ascent is the subject of the forthcoming documentary, “Dawn Wall.”
12m Yacht Development Foundation
501c3 Tax Exempt Public foundation
12m Yacht Development Foundation Supports
12m Yacht Development Foundation
Competitive Polo Player
Marcial “Toto” Socas has polo in his blood. Born in Cañueles, a Buenos Aires province in Argentina, Marcial began riding horses as a toddler and playing polo at just six years old. His uncle, Adolfo Cambiaso, is currently rated the #1 polo player in the world and is considered one of the best players in the sport’s history, and his grandmother, Martina de Estrada, is the founder of the Argentine polo fashion brand La Martina. Toto has been playing polo professionally since he was 16. When he’s not competing, Toto can be found teaching at his family’s ranch in Argentina, and in California where he is the manager of Cerro Pampa Polo Club in Petaluma.
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With well over 20 years of experience playing, teaching, and coaching polo, Erik Wright has introduced thousands of new players to the sport and is a chief advocate of its expansion in Northern California. Erik is a nationally recognized polo instructor, holding clinics around the country and helping the United States Polo Association create new standards for training, safety, and rules in competitive play. Erik is also the founder and manager of WrightWay Polo, a leading facility in Atherton that provides polo instruction to players of all skill levels.
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Rapha is a cycle apparel company that embraces life on the road. Founded in 2004, Rapha designs athletic wear for the discerning rider, blending optimum performance, fabric, and style. Rapha also hosts a wide array of activities that celebrates racing culture, including exhibitions and events like London’s Smithfield Nocturne festival of cycling and the Rapha Continental. The latter is an annual event that leads participants on rides through some of the most challenging, and beautiful, terrain in the world. In 2013 Rapha became the official supplier of apparel and accessories to Team Sky, the first British cycling team to win the Tour de France.
Lindblad-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund
Passage to Africa
Passage to Africa is a travel company that believes journeys begin with a dream and end with an extraordinary story. They offer trips to 17 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Madagascar, and Kenya to see an Africa inaccessible to all but the very few. By crafting individualized adventures based on the dreams of their travelers, their experts are able to provide a custom voyage perfect for individual travel or with one of their private guides. Passage to Africa is also proud to support Expedition Okavango which is a three-month descent of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin, geared to raise money for the relocation of rhinos in South Africa to save from poaching.
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Rhinos Without Borders
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Survive any rugged situation, from earthquakes to zombie takeovers with the all inclusive survival pack and a 2017 Chevy Colorado truck.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Supports
The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California 2017
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