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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Six Days of Boston Harborfest Begins Today 6/29

America’s rich colonial and maritime history will come alive for visitors during the 30th annual celebration of the award-winning Boston Harborfest starting today June 29, through Monday, July 4.

The festivities will include historical reenactments, walking tours, sunset harbor cruises, and free noontime concerts throughout the week on City Hall Plaza. Among the highlights of the entertainment are the annual Party on the Plaza, and a fife and drum concert by Middlesex County Volunteers.

On Thursday, June 30th, children of all ages are invited to the fun and activity-filled Children’s Day for musical sing-along, face painting, balloon animals, and more.

Visitors to the 30th Annual Chowderfest will vote for “Boston’s Best Chowder” after sampling traditional New England-style clam chowder from some of the Boston area’s top restaurants on Sunday, July 3rd.

A new addition to this year’s Harborfest is the Extreme Sailing Series, taking place at Fan Pier on Boston Harbor. Eleven multi-hull sailboats from around the world will race each afternoon, starting June 30th. There will also be a variety of exciting activities taking place to accompany the races, including fireworks over the harbor! Check out www.extremesailingseries.com and www.fanpierboston.com.

Free  admission to over half of the 200+ events makes the celebration accessible to all.  For a detailed schedule or more information, please call (617) 227-1528 or visit www.bostonharborfest.com www.twitter.com/BOSHarborfest

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tropical Island Getaways: Featured Resort Specials


Photo courtesy of LaLuna Resort

Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas in the British Virgin Islands is offering three, five and seven night "Explore the BVI Packages" - Private tropical accommodations on the hillside, daily full American breakfast at the Beach Cafe, car rental, day sail to neighboring island with lunch, open bar & snorkeling.
View Packages 

Save up to 70% with a last minute family getaway to Bay Gardens Resorts on St. Lucia. This offer includes Family Welcome Starter Pack, Family Dinner (for family of 4), 2 kids up to 17 stay free, free babysitting & free kids activities. You must book by June 30, 2011 for travel between June 23, 2011 - December 19, 2011. Click here for details. 

Save 35% - The Franklyn D. Resort on Jamaica is having a "Family Summer Break Sale"

  • 35% off per adult
  • Children under 11 years stay, play and eat Free
  • US$20 per child 11-16 years and US$50 per teen per night 17-19 years
  • Book by June 30, 2011
  • 3 night minimum stay
Good for travel between May 3 - December 15, 2011. Visit website for details.

LaLuna Chillout Package for Two at LaLuna Resort on Grenada - This special includes:

  • Accommodation in a cottage suite with a king size bed, private veranda and plunge pool
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily a-la-carte American breakfast
  • Daily a-la-carte lunch and dinner (excluding beverages)
  • Daily classes in our beach front yoga pavilion in either yoga or pilates
  • 2 Balinese massages in our Asian spa
  • Laluna gift
This offer is for a four night minimum stay and cannot be combined with any other offer. View Package

Luxe @ The Suites - The Suite Tower Package at La Concha Resort in Condado, Puerto Rico includes:
  • 15% off the regular rates in the all new Suite Tower suites (discount already applied to rate when booking)
  • 20% Choice of in-room or beach massage
  • Two poolside cocktails
  • La Concha Candela CD
  • $50.00 debit card per stay
  • 20% Dragonfly Adventure Tours
For travel between June 1, 2011 and September 30, 2011. Visit website for details.

Curtain Bluff Resort in St. John's, Antigua is hosting a "Wellness Week" on January 12-16, 2012. The Wellness Week Special includes:

-Daily meals and drinks
-Private consultation with a nutritionist
-Four spa treatments per person
-Healthy cooking class with Chef Christophe Blatz
-One personal training session per person
-Daily group fitness classes
-Round-trip taxi airport transportation to Curtain Bluff
-All motorized and non-motorized water sports


Starting at $735pp, per night, based on double occupancy. Visit website for more details.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday "Movie Night": International Seaplane Fly-In [Video]

Tonight's "Movie Night" features the International Seaplane Fly- In, courtesy of visitmaine.com


Courtesy of visitmaine.com on YouTube


The Seaplane Fly-In is an annual tradition occurring the weekend after Labor Day on Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine.  The fun-packed weekend showcases float plane competitions, educational exhibits and the largest craft fair in the Moosehead Lake Region. This year's event will take place on September 8-11, 2011. To learn more, visit http://www.seaplanefly-in.org

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photo of the Day: Deep Bay Beach at Biras Creek Resort on Virgin Gorda

Photo courtesy of Biras Creek Resort

Biras Creek, on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is a private resort accessible only by boat or helicopter. It is set amidst three distinct bodies of water: The North Sound, The Atlantic and the Caribbean bay.
http://www.biras.com

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Marina-inspired, Village Style Fishing Lodge Cap Cana to Open October 1, 2011 on Dominica Republic

The highly anticipated Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, a luxury resort development on the Eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, is scheduled to open to guests as a Salamander Marina & Beach Resort on October 1, 2011, and will begin taking reservations in July.

Fishing Lodge comprises 302 spacious, Mediterranean-style villas with stunning marina views and designer furnishings -- 220 of which will be available to resort guests. Built on low-rise docks, many feature private infinity pools and swim-out access. Guests and owners will also enjoy a secluded beach via a scenic two-minute ride by private watercraft. Although the majority of the residences have already been purchased, there is still a premier selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes available.

As the first property to open within Salamander's Grand Resorts at Cap Cana collection, Fishing Lodge is located within a masterfully designed village which surrounds the largest inland marina in the Caribbean. Upon opening, it will include two restaurants and two bars, four pools, fitness center, and boutique shops on Main Street and plaza settings. Future restaurants, a nightclub, and additional shops are also planned. The second property, Ocean Club Cap Cana, will open in 2012 as a 92-room boutique-style hotel, romantically situated where the marina meets the Caribbean Sea.

Unlike many other Dominican destinations which are only all-inclusive, the Fishing Lodge experience will be open to all guest types and stays -- from family reunions to executive group retreats. The luxury resort will also feature a Jack Nicklaus Signature experience at the exclusive Punta Espada Golf Club, the top-ranked golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico.

Special introductory guest rates of $129-599 per night at the Fishing Lodge are available from October 1-December 31, 2011, ranging across all styles and sizes of accommodation options.

For more information, visit www.FishingLodgeCapCana.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

J-Class Superyacht Regatta Set for Newport, Rhode Island on June 15-19, 2011

Courtesy of Yachting Today on YouTube

J-Class Superyacht Regatta Set for Newport {Mega Yacht News}
"The site of the 1937 America’s Cup race will once again see some of the most famous J-Class yachts—this time private superyachts, both restored originals and replicas—race against each other."

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