Monday, June 24, 2019

Destination Spotlight: Puerto Rico's Coffee Industry


 
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Ultra-luxury cruise line "Seabourn," has charted a course into online publishing with the launch of Current, a new digital magazine.   
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The 2019/2020 season of Norwegian Cruise Line’s popular Meet the Winemaker series is available on the brand’s latest and most innovative ships and will feature accomplished experts including Gerard Bertrand of Languedoc Roussillon; Juan Munoz of Columbia Crest; Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle; and Master Sommelier and three-time James Beard Award-winner, Andrea Robinson.  
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The newly modernized Celebrity Equinox is officially ready to revolutionize the way travelers experience the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. The dramatic transformation — part of THE CELEBRITY REVOLUTION — makes Celebrity Equinox the third ship to be “revolutionized” as part of Celebrity Cruises’ $500 million investment in ship-wide upgrades and breath-taking reimagined spaces. 
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises® debuts more than 200 inspiring plant-based dishes fleetwide.  
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Star Clippers—the unique tall ship sailing experience—is offering 34 departures in the Caribbean from December 2019 through March 2020. Two ships—Royal Clipper and Star Flyer—call on the favorite islands of St. Maarten, Barbados and Antigua as well as lesser-known gems such as Isles de Saintes, Nevis, Dominica and Anguilla.

Travelers wishing to extend their Caribbean getaway before or after sailing can take advantage of a complimentary two-night hotel stay plus breakfast and transfers in either Barbados or St. Maarten on select 2019-2020 departures. Guests booking select seven-night Windward Island and Grenadine Island sailings, seven-night Antigua to Barbados, and the 16-night Barbados to Lisbon ocean crossing on board the Royal Clipper receive two complimentary nights at the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, a full service resort in Christchurch, Barbados. Guests who book select 14-night Panama and seven-night Treasure and Leeward Island itineraries will receive a two-night stay at the charming Holland House beach hotel in downtown Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Sailing rates start at $1,440 per person, based on double occupancy; the hotel package constitutes a $600 value.
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Monday, June 3, 2019

Resort Lounge {May 2019 Edition}

Welcome to Resort Lounge. The May 2019 roundup features wellness & spa retreats, scuba diving adventures, Caribbean charm of yesteryear on St. Barth, summer deals, fashion in the sun.


Chic Caribbean Style and the Charm of Yesteryear on St. Barth







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The Hotel LeVillage St Barth, owned and operated by the Charneau family for forty years, offers guests an intimate, relaxing stay in a breezy tropical setting. Accommodations consist of two private garden villas, Standard hotel rooms, Tradition and Superior cottages, Junior Suites that can be combined with Standard rooms to form a spacious Family cottage— all designed in chic Caribbean style with amenities that include king and queen size beds, jacuzzi, infinity pool, rain shower, bathrobes, private sun decks, private loungers, complimentary WiFi and a lot more.

Their new “Summer Special” offers complimentary car rental to guests staying four nights or more plus a 10% discount on rooms for guests staying 8 days or more. For more information, visit https://levillagestbarth.com

A Unique Spa Getaway in Chile

With architecture that blends seamlessly into the landscape of Torres del Paine National Park, you're likely to spot wildlife, while absorbing the magnificent views during moments of relaxation at the 4-star Uma Spa at Tierra Patagonia. Choose from a myriad of all-natural treatments and therapies to soothe the mind, body and soul. Visit https://tierrahotels.com


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St. Lucia Resort Deals

Save up to 60% at select hotels and resorts this summer. Visit the St. Lucia Tourism Authority website to learn about special offers and pack your bags for some island time.

Resort Scuba Diving Adventures

Explore the pristine reefs of Roatan, Honduras: Anthony's Key Resort is offering a 7-Nights All-Inclusive and a Daily Dive Package. >> View Details

Experience world-class scuba diving at Namale, a 5-star luxury resort in Fiji. There are lessons and certification programs for beginners.


Hamanasi Adventure & Dive Resort, Belize, offers diving trips led by their PADI certified staff. Dive the Southern Barrier Reef, Glover’s Reef Atoll (pictured below), Turneffe Islands Atoll, the Elbow, Lighthouse Reef Atoll, the Blue Hole, Half Moon Caye and more.

Photo courtesy of Hamanasi Resort

Fashion in the Sun
Stylish beach hats for lounging on beaches and poolside.




Resort Lounge is a collection of travel ideas and inspiration from resorts around the world. Each edition delivers exciting options for travelers + travel deals. Curated by The Boston Press Suite | Travel & Lifestyle Media. Follow on Twitter @traveldigest @travelmedia @socmediatravel.





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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Seaside Inspiration on Pinterest

Join us this weekend for some seaside inspiration—lovely cottages by the sea, coastal interior decor, outdoor relaxation and more. https://www.pinterest.com/travelmedia/seaside-inspiration



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Resort Lounge {March Edition}

Welcome to Resort Lounge. This month's roundup features private islands by private jets, kid-friendly resorts, resort style at home, spring/summer travel deals.

 


Adventures, underwater dining, gazing at beautiful sunsets and a host of other diversions await at Hurawalhi Island Resort in the pristine Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. Accommodations at this Adult Only resort feature stunning beach-side and over-water villas. The resort is accessible by seaplane.
 
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Ski or relax in the indoor waterpark at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont. These spring deals are valid through 4/27/19.

The Ocean Edge Resort on Cape Cod is a popular Massachusetts destination for families, especially in the summer months. Activities include: junior tennis, junior golf, arts and crafts, oyster tours, kite-flying, and movies under the stars.

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas overflows with a myriad of activities for kids. The resort has 11 distinctly different pools, including three kid's pools. There is no shortage of water-themed attractions to delight both kids and adults. Many of the restaurants at Atlantis feature kid-friendly menus. Don't miss their Summer Savings Event! Book by 04/08/19 for travel from 4/24/19-9/5/19. Visit https://www.atlantisbahamas.com

Also in the Bahamas: Blue, the only private island in the Bahamas with its own jet port.


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Jet away to a luxurious, tropical hideaway in St. Vincent & The Grenadines (private jet, that is.) The 5 Star Mandarin Oriental Canouan is offering guests a Jet Away & Play package.

Who says you have to leave the resort? Create a relaxing oasis at home using elements of island resort style:
  • Furniture: teak, mahogany, cane, rattan, bamboo, wicker. 
  • Rugs: sisal, jute, seagrass. 
  • Plants: palm trees, ferns, anthurium, orchids.
  • Window Treatments: light, airy roman shades, curtains of lightweight fabrics. 
  • Wall Paints: vibrant and cool shades of the tropics such as ocean blues, greens, white, beige, mustard, orange, coral, reds, yellow. 
  • Wall Art: tropical murals and wallpapers, art prints, posters, antique West Indies maps.  
  • Throw Pillows: exotic prints— hibiscus, ferns, banana leaf, heliconia, ginger lily, bird of paradise, pineapple. 
  • Coffee Tables and Countertops: seashells and hurricane lamps, 
  • Lighting: wall sconces, chandeliers, and candles with nautical themes. 
  • Indoor & Outdoor Dining: woven placemats, botanical print napkins/napkin rings with tropical motifs, hand-painted earthenware, cobalt blue glassware, a cabana for entertaining outdoors on hot summer days.
    See also Seaside Inspiration and Tropical Bliss for more inspiration.

    Resort Lounge is a collection of travel ideas and inspiration from resorts around the world. Each edition delivers exciting options for travelers + travel deals. Curated by The Boston Press Suite | Travel & Lifestyle Media. Follow on Twitter @traveldigest @travelmedia @socmediatravel. 




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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    The Boston Press Suite Launches Resort Lounge February Edition: Infinity Pools, All Inclusive Honeymon Resorts, Luxury Spas, Afternoon Tea, Video Spotlight


    Enjoy breathtaking views from the three-tier infinity pool on the hillside at Amankila Resort in Bali, Indonesia. The oft-photographed pool resembles a cascading rice field.  

    Sandals Royal Barbados (an expansion of Sandals Barbados with its own separate staff), is a new 222 all-suite resort on the island. Choice of accommodations include Skypool Suites, Swim-up Suites, and Millionaire Suites. The zero-entry, rooftop glass infinity pool is a Sandals first and one of 34 pools at Sandals Royal Barbados.

    The Honeymoon Suite at the Adults Only, All Inclusive Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, features a king size bed, furnished living room and terrace with direct access to a private plunge pool, butler service.

    Valentine's Day 2019 is over, but let the romance continue... save up to 65% and more on your Caribbean honeymoon getaway. Find a Suite Hearts deal this February at
    https://www.honeymoonsinc.com/Specials.aspx

    Planning a luxury spa trip to the French Riviera? This romantic escape to a 12th century castle includes a bottle of champagne, flower petals in the room on arrival and a one hour duo massage in the Spa Saint-Martin by La Prairie. View this special offer at
    Chateau Saint-Martin & Spa.

    Mineral-rich mud, grape seeds and olive oil are part of the spa treatments at the new
    Four Seasons Resorts & Residences Napa Valley, opening mid-2019.

    Choose an oceanfront or waterfall setting for an 80 minute spa experience that combines traditional Hawaiian massage with the aromatic healing of locally sourced passion fruit and coconut oil. View the February
    Hawai’i Love package at Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.

    Stroll over to your lounge chairs at
    Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba and enjoy a beautiful sunset (pictured top right). The eco-friendly resort has been at the forefront of sustainable practices and was certified the first carbon neutral resort in North America.

    Savor the pleasure of afternoon tea on your travels:
    https://www.pinterest.com/travelmedia/afternoon-tea-high-tea-around-the-world


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    Anantara's portfolio of luxury properties can be found in cosmopolitan cities, lush islands, desert sands, heritage destinations, uncharted beaches and contemporary resort destinations. Where will your journey take you? Visit https://www.anantara.com for ideas and inspiration.

    Resort Photo Credits: Amankila Resort (Top left), Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort (Top Right) / Video courtesy of Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spa

    Resort Lounge is a new, online collection of travel ideas and inspiration from resorts around the world. Each edition delivers exciting options for travelers + travel deals. Curated by The Boston Press Suite | Travel & Lifestyle Media. Follow on Twitter @traveldigest @travelmedia @socmediatravel. Check out our existing Luxury Spa and Infinity Pools boards on Pinterest.


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    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Destination Spotlight: Discover Martinique and its people



    Afternoon Tea, Vermont Style

    Savor Afternoon Tea, Vermont Style...

    Experience Afternoon Tea and Tea Etiquette, as well as Children's Tea and Theatre Tea at The Governor's House, an 1893 mansion in Hyde Park, Vermont. 

    Award-Winning High Tea is offered at Inn Victoria in Chester, Vermont.

    Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, is Rose Arbour, a cozy Bed & Breakfast with a tea room that offers Cream Tea, Full Afternoon Tea and a December Scottish Christmas Tea.

    Woodstock Inn and Resort serves Afternoon Tea along with cookies from their bakery. 

    This is the first in a 2019 roundup of Afternoon Tea options in New England. Stay tuned for more in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Visit New England Food Adventures



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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Travel Ideas & Inspiration: New England, the Caribbean and Bermuda

    Eliot Hotel in Boston is turning 80 in February! Their Grand Anniversary Package includes: 
    • 8 luxurious one bedroom suites 
    • 7 course chef's tasting with sake pairing for 16 people 
    • Rare Moet Hennessy Cognac for the host.
    • Valet Parking for overnight guests
      and more. 
    View all anniversary packages at http://www.eliothotel.com


    Boston Design Week returns March 27 - April 7, 2019 and themes will span across the design spectrum to provide a fun and diverse experience of all that Boston's talented design community has to offer: from DIY workshops to tech design, from interior design to art galleries, and from graphic design to exclusive museum tours, to product design, and healthcare. To learn more about the 12-day festival and to register a design-related event, visit https://www.bostondesignweek.com



    Plan a birding adventure in Connecticut. Visit the office of tourism for a suggested itinerary along the coast.


    Love small ship cruising? Explore five Massachusetts waterfront towns with Rhode Island based Blount Small Ship Adventures. 


    Ladera Resort in St. Lucia has a honeymoon package that includes:
    • Complimentary 50-minute in-room couples massage per stay 
    • One complimentary 3-Course Dinner for two in the Wine Cellar 
    • Complimentary signature Soufrière experience tour per stay
    View honeymoon and anniversary packages at https://www.ladera.com


    With Rosewood Bermuda's "#12DaysofRosewood" package you will not just learn how to sail, but you will have a one-on-one lesson with America's cup champion sailor, Tucker Thompson. Package includes:
    • Three-night Royal Suite accommodation
    • Breitling "SuperOcean" Series watch
    • Roundtrip airport transfers by chauffeur-driven Bentley
    • Full-board dining in hotel’s restaurants, including one offsite lunch
    • Autographed "History of the IOD" collectible book
    For more on this special offer, visit https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/bermuda/offers/12days


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    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: A Caribbean Paradise

    Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: A Caribbean Paradise
    MSC Reveals Details of the Guest Experience


    MSC Cruises is transforming a former industrial sand extraction site in the Bahamas into a flourishing marine reserve and private island destination that will exist in harmony with the local ecosystem. The official opening date is November 9, 2019.

    Ocean Cay has been designed to immerse guests in the natural beauty of their surroundings. The vision is to create a sustainable destination with activities that allow guests to connect with nature and provide opportunities to learn about the protection of the oceans and the importance of preserving coral reefs through dedicated edutainment programs. 

    The island is surrounded by 64 square miles of protected waters, and a coral nursery is being established to encourage and sustain the growth of new coral. Plans are underway for a marine laboratory to be situated on Ocean Cay for researching climate change-resistant coral in hopes of providing insights to similar island habitats. 



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    Monday, December 3, 2018

    The Audrain Automobile Museum Presents the Inaugural Audrain's Newport Concours & Motor Week

    Some of Newport's most notable locations will host the inaugural Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, taking place on October 3-6, 2019.


    Some of the highlights:
    • A first in concours history— the 30 Under 30 Concours class; designed for car owners under 30 years old who have built their car with less than $30,000.
    • Performances by Grammy-award winning artists and other distinguished musicians.
    • Each manufacturer will tell the unique story of their brand individually at historically important Newport locations throughout the week.

    For more information, visit www.audrainconcours.com

    Photo courtesy of Audrain Automobile Museum

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