Contiki Supports ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro at 1st Annual Momma Mary Foundation Gala

Contiki had the honor of meeting Buddy Valastro (TLC’s “Cake Boss“) of Carlo’s Bakery, located in Hoboken, New Jersey.  We are proud supporters of The Momma Mary Foundation and its first annual gala dinner in support of ALS (“Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research.

The gala dinner hoped to raise over $500,000 to create awareness and raise enough support to ultimately find a cure for ALS.  Contiki provided a certificate for a trip for two on our Simply Italy tour to be auctioned off at the event.  As a thank you, Buddy and Carlo’s Bakery baked a two-tiered Contiki cake, complete with Italian icons and Contiki’s logo.  Buddy even posed with the cake!

If you would like more information about the Momma Mary Foundation, please visit

Thoughtful Thursday: Why Good Things Come to an End

Sometimes good things come to an end to make way for better things.  Your dream vacation that you’ve been planning for suddenly seems like a distant memory and all those happy feelings you’ve had from being away from “real life” become nonexistent.

This week’s Thoughtful Thursday explores why good things come to an end – and how that ultimately means good things for you.  Check it out.

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Make Your Vote Count!

The 2012 Presidential Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 6th. Did you register to vote?

Now’s the time to let your voice be heard and make a mark here in the U.S. (and you’ll be performing a civic duty in the process!)  You’ve got only one shot (every four years!) so make it count!

Whether you’re voting in the Presidential election, for your local elected officials, or just on some of the Propositions in your state, be sure to go out to the polling places and get your vote on!  Then proudly display your “I Voted” sticker!