Nothing but the Best!

Nothing But The Best! An exclusive invitation from Toyota and to attend an engaging travel talk in San Francisco.

Published October 10, 1999 7:25PM (EDT)

Toyota and invite you to be their guest at a very special evening on Friday, November 19, 1999. Space is limited, so registration is a must! The venue will be an exclusive boutique hotel in San Francisco.

Don George, the popular and award-winning editor of's Travel site, and Simon Winchester, peripatetic travel writer and author of the best-selling "The Professor and the Madman," will discuss the world's top resorts, islands, hideaways and other travel treasures. Don George says that Simon Winchester is the best storyteller he knows! This is your chance to hear first-hand about some very entertaining "nothing but the best" experiences in luxury travel from two pros whose work is to wander the world.

There will be a small reception beforehand with wine and hors d'oeuvres, and you will have a chance to mingle with the speakers and other interesting guests.

Join us. Register now and be a guest at a very interesting and entertaining evening. Brought to you by Toyota and

Mark the date!

Friday, November 19, 1999

Reception begins at 6:30 pm.

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How to Register:

It's simple. Just quickly give us your contact information, and answer the following three question. A special invitation will be mailed to you right away. You must have the invitation for admittance to this exclusive event.

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About the Speakers:

Simon Winchester is a Travel Contributing Editor, writer, adventurer and best-selling author. In addition to his articles for, Simon also writes for Condi Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, The Guardian and numerous other publications. His new book is "The Fracture Zone: A Return to the Balkans." In addition to "The Professor and the Madman," which has become a best-seller on four continents, his books include "The River at the Center of the World," "The Sun Never Sets," "Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles" and "Pacific Rising."

Don George is's Travel Editor. He has visited more than 55 countries and published more than 500 articles in his two decades of travel writing and editing. Don joined Salon and founded's award-winning Travel site in early 1997. Before that time, he was Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle for 10 years. Don's world-wandering began when he graduated from Princeton and took a job as a translator in Paris. In subsequent years he worked as an English professor in Athens and a national talk show host in Tokyo. Don lectures frequently around the world and appears often on television and radio shows as a travel expert. He is the editor of "Travelers' Tales: Japan" and co-founder and chairman of the annual Book Passage Travel Writers Conference.

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Nothing but the Best! -- Official Rules


This promotion is brought to you by Salon Internet, Inc. ("") and Toyota ("the Sponsors").


Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. No purchase necessary to enter.

How to Enter:

Enter your name to receive an invitation to the event. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999. NO PHONE INQUIRIES, PLEASE.

Prize Details:


By submitting contact information registrants agree(s) to the use of their names, voices and/or likenesses for the purpose of advertising, direct marketing, trade or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If an interested participant cannot be contacted before Thursday, November 18, 1999 the invitation will be forfeited.

Selection of Participants:

Invitations will be sent to all persons submitting contact information while supplies last. The invitees will be notified by mail. Sponsors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify participants. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which shall be final. Sponsors, agents and representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and shall not be liable for:

(i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible entries;

(ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors that may cause the Event to be disrupted or corrupted;

(iii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind a rising in connection with or as a result of the invitation, or acceptance, possession, or use of the invitation, or from participation in the event; or

(iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel this Sweepstakes at any time. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold Sponsors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsors, their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of the invitation, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on content of the story, including but not limited to publicity rights, copyright infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy. Invitees will be notified during the duration of the Sweepstakes via mail.

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Thank you for registering for "The Nothing But The Best" event!

Please register only once. Multiple entries will result in disqualification. Space is limited. Registrants will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registrants will be mailed an invitation to the "The Nothing But The Best" travel evening sponsored by and Toyota. Please bring the invitation with you to the event.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 19th!

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