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  • Minnesota Relaxation: The Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge
    Minnesota Relaxation: The Glacial Waters Spa at Grand View Lodge
    Nestled in a harmonizing atmosphere of pines and tranquil forest, the Glacial Waters Spa at Minnesota's Grand View Lodge, embraces the restorative nature of water.Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple or with friends, the Glacial Waters...
  • Dartmouth Green Tree
    A tree stands in Hanover for the New Hampshire woods, lovely, dark and deep
    The grand tree stationed in the middle of the Dartmouth Green each December is a tribute to the holiday season and to the Lone Pine origins of the college.Standing proudly in the middle of the expanse that fronts Baker Library the tree became a ...
  • Street cleaner in NYC
    Phoenix street cleaners saw ghosts on nightly sweep
    The presence of ghosts lurking on the streets of Phoenix at night in November 1918 caused at least two members of the Phoenix street cleaning department wishing their occupation took place in the daylight hours.“The presence of spirits...
  • Virgin Hotels guest bed rendering
    Virgin Hotels launches guest loyalty program
    Virgin Hotels, which will open its first property to guests in 2015, has launched a loyalty program, the hotel chain announced Tuesday. Called “The Know” (because members will be first in “the know” about developments with...
  • Map of the Camino routes
    Film 'Walking the Camino' is the real deal
    A decade ago, relatively few Americans had ever heard of the centuries’ old pilgrimage trail, known as the Camino de Santiago. Now, following the release of a couple of popular movies and dozens of new books, thousands are familiar with the...
  • Gotta Have It Redux
    Gotta Have It Redux
    More Items to Fulfill Christmas Wishes, Part TwoThe response to my earlier posting on holiday gift suggestions was so great, I thought I’d do one more for last-minute buys.Buy A Pie, Support KidsHere’s something to bring as a gift, or...
  • The Spas of California
    The Spas of California
    California, known as the Golden State, has always been a top vacation destination. From miles of beaches to acres of wine country, it offers diverse ways to soak up the sunshine and attain that California glow. Whether your goals include weight...
  • Hotchkiss Fyler House at Christmas
    Torrington Connecticut's Christmas Village
    Torrington is a small city located in the heart of the Litchfield Hills that has a big Christmas Tradition, the Christmas Village, a favorite of young and old alike that is now in it's 67th year. One thing that makes this Christmas Village...
  • Manatee Education Center coming to Riviera Beach, Florida
    Manatee Education Center coming to Riviera Beach, Florida
    Florida Power and Light (FPL) is taking steps to protect a beloved marine mammal along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Along with community leaders in Riviera Beach, Florida, FPL executives recently broke ground on a manatee education center that...
  • Minerva Road Hoilday Lights
    Best bets for holiday lights in the California desert
    Even though the sunny Coachella Valley is far from the ice, snow and evergreen trees that we associate with the holiday season, Californians here enjoy the trappings and traditions of Christmas as much as anyone. From Thanksgiving into the New...
  • Captain Lord Mansion gives a "dime for time" to breast cancer survivors
    Captain Lord Mansion gives a "dime for time" to breast cancer survivors
    Once again Bev Davis and Rick Litchfield, owners of Kennebunkport's Captain Lord Mansion will set aside a dime for time for each guest who visits the inn in 2015. They call this the Lois Ann Fincher Memorial “Dime for Time”...
  • TUBACHRISTMAS
    Five under the radar delightful doings during the Chicago holiday season
    Most Chicagoans know about the five traditional things to do after Thanksgiving. Visit Daley Plaza to see the city’s tree and browse the Christkindlemarket there. Do Macy’s holiday windows and see the Great Tree in the Walnut Room....
  • Rescued diamondback terrapins
    Soundwaters provides home for rescued diamondback terrapins
    Soundwaters Coastal Education Center http://www.soundwaters.org located in Stamford in Cove Island Park is a leading environmental center that studies and protects Long Island Sound through a variety of programs. The center hosts over 25,000...
  • Family Skate on one of the many ice-rinks north of Toronto
    North of Toronto: On the trails and rinks during the Christmas holiday season
    Embracing winter is the sign of a true Canadian. This is the season to learn a new winter sport in many of the resort destinations north in Ontario. A variety of possible outdoor winter activities are availble from learn to ski programs to trying...
  • Busch Gardens Cares donates to Toys for Tots toy drive
    Busch Gardens donates to Toys for Tots toy drive
    In an effort to help local families have a brighter Christmas, Busch Gardens recently donated more than $5000 in toys to the Hampton Roads chapter of Toys for Tots. To take on this toy task, the park enlisted the help of seven students from York...