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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Buccaneer Treasures Package

The Buccaneer, a luxury resort on St. Croix, Virgin Islands is offering a "Buccaneer Treasures Package." 

Offer includes welcome basket and rental car for two days or guided island tour and your choice of the following:

Spa treatment at The Hideaway Spa or Greens fees for 18 holes of golf or three hours of tennis court time or sunset sail.

Valid through December 16, 2011. Minimum stay five nights. Stay seven nights and receive a $100 dining credit per room. Additional nights available at 20% off regular rates.

For more information, visit http://www.thebuccaneer.com/ or call 800-255-3881

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

St. Lucia: New Toll-Free Service for Visitors & Travel Agents

The St. Lucia Tourism Board http://www.stlucianow.com has opened a new call center on the island to assist potential visitors and travel agents seeking information about the destination.

The toll-free service is staffed by six professionally trained customer service representatives.

Toll-free numbers are 1 800 456-3984 and 1 888 478-5824.

Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (ET) Monday to Friday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The Tourism Board also has a Twitter account at www.twitter.com/SaintLuciaNow

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Enjoy an added day of golf on the “Unlimited Golf Getaway Package" at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in the Berkshires

You can now enjoy an added day of golf on the “Unlimited Golf Getaway Package”at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in the Berkshires. The package includes overnight room, two days of unlimited golf including cart on the 18-hole Championship golf course, a bucket of range balls and $20 dining credit.

Complimentary spa privileges include use of the indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and fitness center. Package prices start at $195 per person double, per night Sunday – Thursday, through June 12, 2011, excluding taxes.

For information and reservations, click here or call 800-272-6935 and mention "Free Golf Offer"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sandals Resorts - The Luxury Included® Vacation

Courtesy of Sandals Resorts on YouTube

Grace Hotels Opens the Historic Vanderbilt Grace in Newport Rhode Island and Announces the Launch of its Fine Dining Restaurant, Muse by Jonathan Cartwright

Grace Hotels http://www.gracehotels.com/, the family-owned award-winning hotel group has announced the opening of Vanderbilt Grace in Newport, Rhode Island.

The property was acquired in late 2010 and is the first Grace hotel in the USA. The former Vanderbilt Hall now opens its doors as Vanderbilt Grace, an exquisite mansion hotel which in recent years has been restored to its former glory. Grace Hotels promises to deliver its signature style, elegance, attention to detail and consummate service.

A Newport landmark, the Vanderbilt Grace comprises 33 luxurious rooms and suites, two restaurants, a cocktail bar plus a spa and fitness centre with indoor and outdoor swimming pools. The building dates from 1909 and has a rich and glamorous history: it was one of many mansions in the area owned by the Vanderbilt family and today carefully combines original Beaux Arts features with the elegant simplicity that is a hallmark of Grace Hotels.

This summer will see the opening of the hotel's new gourmet restaurant Muse by Jonathan Cartwright, a fine dining experience created by celebrated New England chef, Jonathan Cartwright. Recently appointed as Grace Hotels' Group Chef de Cuisine, Jonathan Cartwright is developing exciting menus at Muse that promise a subtle combination of New England ingredients with a modern take on traditional European cuisine. Chef Cartwright is best known as Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux at Vanderbilt Grace's sister hotel, The White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine.

Guests can expect local favorites, such as New England Clam Chowder alongside classic Cartwright creations including Pan Roast New England Pheasant Breast with Mushroom and Cranberry Puree, Braised Red Cabbage and Madeira Sauce. Locally sourced ingredients are central to the dining experience with lobster and other New England signatures taking centre stage.

Boasting a pretty colonial beach town location, Vanderbilt Grace is the perfect retreat for families and couples. Just minutes from the waterfront, Newport Rhode Island will satisfy those in search of culture and sporting pursuits such as tennis, golf and sailing. The Vanderbilt Grace is not only a stylish venue for conferences, parties and special celebrations, but for romantic weddings. The sophisticated feel and elegance of this hotel provides the perfect backdrop.

Photo courtesy of Grace Hotels

Source: Grace Hotels & PR Newswire

The History of Whaling on Nantucket

Courtesy of plumtv on YouTube

Stowe Mountain Resort will Host the Bacon Brothers Live in Concert at Spruce Peak

Stowe Mountain Resort will host The Bacon Brothers live in concert on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The celebrated siblings and their stellar band mates will perform songs off their numerous albums including the latest release ‘New Years Day.’ The performance will take place at 8:00pm in the new Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online at www.sprucepeakarts.org

Long before Kevin Bacon launched his prolific stage and screen career, and before Michael Bacon became known as a go-to composer for film and television, they were just two brothers, born nine years apart, coming of age in Center City Philadelphia.  By the late 1960s, Michael, already a professional musician, would gig with his band at the city’s famed Electric Factory with a young Kevin tagging along when he could. With 2009 marking 14 years of the Bacon Brothers band’s existence, any cynical preconceptions about well-known actors “dabbling” in music now can safely be discarded.  The band has gigged relentlessly to build up a following, and ‘New Year’s Day’ represents their sixth LP release.

While still encountering critics due to Kevin’s onscreen notoriety, the band continues to win believers - show by show, album by album. As The New Yorker recently observed: “Hollywood hangs like an albatross around the neck of any movie star turned musician, but this duo shakes off the burden of fame with sharply executed rock that has a blue-collar, rootsy edge.” More about The Bacon Brothers at www.baconbros.com

Visit Stowe Mountain Resort at www.stowe.com

Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

Celebrate the Wonders of Wildlife and Spring on the Connecticut River in Rockingham, Vermont

Beautiful Herricks Cove on the Connecticut River in Rockingham, Vermont will be the perfect setting for the upcoming Herricks Cove Wildlife Festival on May 1, 2011. This event will feature many species of live wildlife and presentations will be made by naturalist and story teller Brian “Fox” Ellis as well as author and garden designer Henry Homeyer.

For the early risers, a 7:00 a.m. guided bird walk is planned. The rest of the day’s activities are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and will include guided nature walks, nature presentations, live music, and workshops . The suggested donation is $2.00 for an individual and $5.00 for a family.

For the schedule of programs and activities visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website (vtfishandwildlife.com) or call The Nature Museum at Grafton: 802-843-2111 or Ascutney Mountain Audubon: 802-722-3355.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Round Hill Hotel and Villas Offers Fine Art Workshop Package

For individuals seeking an experience in art and luxury travel, Round Hill Hotel and Villas today announced a special package combining a chance to advance personal art skills with the ultimate escape to paradise.  The second annual 'Inspiration Within You' program hosted by renowned artist Diane McPhail will take place from June 2 to 7.

Round Hill's 'Art Workshop Package' offers a stay in one of the Ralph Lauren-designed Oceanfront Rooms, daily meals at any of the acclaimed dining venues on property, and participation in the five day art workshop.  The package also includes a guided raft ride down the Great River, stopping for lunch and a painting opportunity to capture the beauty of the rainforest.  Packages begin at $2895 USD, including service charges.

Art Instructor Diane McPhail is a highly-regarded artist with an extensive background in travel who is known for teaching students how to draw inspiration from their surroundings.  Guests participating in the five day workshop will receive daily instruction sessions from McPhail and get the opportunity to relax and tap into their creativity while surrounded by a breathtaking natural landscape.

Situated on a lush peninsula with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea, Round Hill is the perfect sanctuary for guests to explore their artistic side. For more information visit www.roundhill.com

Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/round-hill-hotel-and-villas-offers-fine-art-workshop-package-119204379.html

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