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Check out these Special Travel Deals at the Santa Barbara French Festival !

It’s just a little over a week until the Santa Barbara French Festival.  As if can-can dancers, strolling gendarmes, cabaret singers, poodle parades, French food and a Femme Fatale Drag Revue weren’t already enough to entice you – here are just a few of the fabulous travel offers to France and French Polynesia which will be available at the Festival.

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FrenchFestival 2015 offer

July First Thursday at Santa Barbara Travel: Easter Island

Marci Bogusz from SPM Hotels discusses the history and culture of Easter Island at Santa Barbara Travel on July 2, 2015

Marci Bogusz from SPM Hotels discusses the history and culture of Easter Island at Santa Barbara Travel on July 2, 2015

The remote and mysterious Easter Island was the topic of July’s First Thursday presentation at Santa Barbara Travel. Easter Island is the most remote inhabited place on earth: it’s 3,500 miles from Chile, and 3,000 miles from Tahiti.

In two presentations on Thursday evening, July 2nd, Marci Bogusz from South Pacific Management hotels discussed the history of this island – discovered on Easter Sunday in 1722 – and also called Rapa Nui in Polynesian. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island contains 887 ‘moai’ or stone carvings. Marci discussed the mysteries still surrounding how these moai were carved, erected and moved across the island.