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Friday, May 31, 2013

Travel Digest: Picks for the Week Ending 5-31-13

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A Taste of Block Island begins today and runs through June 2. [Visit Website

Connecticut Open House Day June 8 - Nearly 200 Connecticut destinations from across the state – from the Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, to Bushnell Park in Hartford to the Gillette Castle in East Haddam – are offering Connecticut residents free or discounted admission, free gifts or special activities.

The new Royal Princess to sail Canada/New England cruises in the fall of 2014 [Travel Weekly]

Island Global Yachting (IGY) Marinas launches its inaugural Million Dollar Sportfish Challenge [Info]

Planning a trip to St. Barths? Wimco Villas is offering free car rental at participating villas [Details]

Save up to 74% on 2013 Windstar Cruises select sailings. Sale ends June 7.

June Events on Bermuda [GoToBermuda.com]

Discover healthy escapes in New England via this Boston Globe travel feature 

Cape Cod Maritime Days (Through June 21) is a celebration of the Cape's rich maritime history.

Check out Rhode Island's best spots for outdoor dining on GoLocalProv 


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cape Air Introduces Seasonal Flights Between Hyannis and New York

Cape Air will expand its reach with the addition of seasonal service between Hyannis in Massachusetts and New York.

Beginning on June 14, travelers can fly directly between Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY, or continue through to Manhattan using Cape Air's optional limousine transport, which takes passengers from Westchester County Airport to the heart of Manhattan at 35th Street and 8th Avenue.

The new New York to Hyannis route complements Cape Air's existing NY Connection, which includes service between Manhattan and White Plains to Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. 

Customers can book their flights between Hyannis and White Plains or New York City by visiting Capeair.com, or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR. When booking service to 35th Street and 8th Avenue, online shoppers should select ZYP (New York City) as their destination.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Vermont-based Sojourn Bicycling Vacations Will Debut Three New Weekend Bike Tours in Their Home State This Summer

Sojourn Bicycling Vacations will begin offering weekend bike tours in their home state of Vermont this summer. The three new trips, planned for prime cycling season in Vermont will debut in June and continue through September. Each trip includes three nights of lodging at one of Vermont's top inns as well as three full days of riding the State's finest bike routes.

Best known for their six-day, world-renowned Lake Champlain Valley tour, Sojourn now plans to make this spectacular region of Vermont more accessible to cyclists who find it difficult to get away for a full week's vacation. One of the three new trips will be based on the shore of Lake Champlain at the historic Basin Harbor Club, offering an array of activities such as boating, golf and tennis, as well as serene lodging, and exceptional cuisine. This trip provides easier and intermediate bike route options as well as visits to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and historic sites such as Crown Point and Essex on the opposite shore of Lake Champlain. 

Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe will host an intermediate level trip that also offers plenty of activities other than cycling. This sprawling property features an extensive network of walking trails, mountain bike trails, outdoor pool, and spa. Road cyclists will enjoy a classic loop through picture book farmland and a spectacular rural ride to Montpelier, Vermont's State Capital. A reception with Sam von Trapp at Trapp Brewery is also planned.

Sojourn will also offer a trip for avid cyclists who want to test their mettle by tackling the famed gaps in Vermont's Green Mountains. The Waybury Inn, nestled at the base of the mountains in the tiny village of East Middlebury, will serve as the lodging base for the gaps trip. Featuring over 10,000' of climbing over three days, participants will appreciate the hearty fare in the Waybury's restaurant and pub, as well as the selection of local craft beer. A nearby mountain stream will provide a refreshing way to conclude each day's ride - one of which features a full century option.

For more information, visit www.GoSojourn.com


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