THE WORLD’S MOST LUXURIOUS HOTELS

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A vacation is often an exercise in luxury, an opporutnity to be pampered in opulance. A stay at a hotel is, by definition, a luxury — someone else handles the mundane parts of life and all you have to do is relax.  While it is a simple matter to determine the most expensive hotels in the […]

International Biscuit Festival Serves Up Expanded 2012 Schedule

    A newly expanded schedule for the International Biscuit Festival in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 16- 19, 2012 was announced Tuesday afternoon. The International Biscuit Festival is a celebration of that most perfect of foods – the Biscuit. The Festival combines food, fun and entertainment to create a unique destination event. Kicking off the […]

EIGHTH ANNUAL NATIVE TREASURES: INDIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

The eighth annual Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, 2012 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. More than 200 museum-quality artists from 40 tribes and pueblos will showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art. The festival is a benefit for the Museum […]

App-ealing Way to See Nature

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Just when you thought you could give your smartphone a rest, national wildlife refuges are finding reasons for you to keep it on. In green spaces where personal electronics were once as rare as blue-footed boobies, refuge staff ­­are encouraging the use of mobile apps from QR code readers to GPS navigators to connect wired […]

Harnessing the Energy Healing Powers of Natural Shells

SpaHalekulani, an innovative oasis that has long been celebrated for transporting guests through a cultural journey to uncover the mystical cultures of Asia, Hawaii and the South Pacific, unveils the La`ikū Facial and Pedicure. The 105-minute ode to Hawaii’s indigenous beautifying ingredients and healing rituals brings a sense of peace and wellbeing to the mind, […]

GRACIOUS SEASIDE RETREAT, THE HISTORIC KENNEBUNKPORT INN REOPENS

A local landmark and beloved fixture on Dock Square, The Kennebunkport Inn will reopen on March 28, 2012 following an extensive renovation of its public rooms to create vibrant new social spaces. Retaining the Inn’s historic charm while infusing it with a modern, more contemporary flair, the renovation was guided by Kennebunkport’s colorful history as […]

THE GREENBRIER ANNOUNCES “COUNTRY CLASS” TALENT COMPETITION

The Greenbrier, the classic American resort and home to the annual PGA Tour, FedExCup event, The Greenbrier Classic, has announced a talent competition, “The Greenbrier’s Got Country Class,” to discover the next great country music star. Aspiring amateur musicians from around the country can register by March 30, 2012, to audition in either Nashville, TN […]

Moab Adventure Center Anticipates Strong Season

The crystal ball shows a mixed bag of trends: a slowly emerging economy, vacations of shorter duration focusing on drive-to destinations, gas prices projected at $4 a gallon and up, and the number of National Park visits expected to rise one or two percentage points this summer. Mixed or not, these trends bode well for […]

Shoes galore

More than 100 local and international well-known shoe manufacturers have confirmed participation in the “1Malaysia International Shoe Festival” (1MISF) 2012, which is returning for the third time from March 29 – April 1, 2012 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. “The popularity of this event has reflected the buoyant growth of the shoe […]

Historic Renovation of Inn at The Presidio is Both Gorgeous and Green

The Presidio Trust has completed the renovation of the first overnight accommodations in the Presidio of San Francisco – Inn at The Presidio – the only hotel to open in San Francisco in 2012. Inn at The Presidio, a member of Historic Hotels of America, occupies Pershing Hall, which was built in 1903 as bachelor […]

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