Hail a jet

Some successful people are really grounded.  Others have their head in the clouds.  But some get the mix just right. Uber co-founder Garrett Camp is behind a new scheduled flight service  (Aero) from private airport terminals in the same vein as JSX, Aero. It will operate LA (Van Nuys) to Aspen February 4 through April 2021. Pricing is $990 each…

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Napa mapper

The most famous wine region in North America, Napa Valley produces wines that rival those from the Old World’s most revered regions—but that’s not all it has going for it. This 30-mile stretch of Northern California has also proven to be one of the most beautiful to visit, with year-round sunshine and pleasing temps. Notoriety has shaped Napa Valley into…

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Club Med Nord

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but Canada has one…

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Dome alone

There are lots of reasons to visit Cleveland, Ohio – many of which are listed below. But, when you venture out into the suburbs and beyond, you will encounter more than you might expect from this quiet part of the USA.  And one completely unexpected experience is the ASM geodesic dome. It sits on the 45-acre campus known as Materials…

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Snow bunnies – save monies

Well, all of you ski demons, it’s time to hit the slopes.  You can take in the sites and the fresh air (using the appropriate cautions) and leave your Covid worries behind for the time being. And may we suggest Canada as your next ski location –  specifically Mont-Tremblant & Le Massif?  Not only does Montreal have world-class skiing, but…

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Stay the night with Frank Lloyd Wright

For those looking to stay in a literal glass house, a Frank Lloyd Wright-created home is now available for weekend getaways in Willoughby Hills, near Cleveland, Ohio USA. Worth more than a million dollars, this completely restored 1,730-square-foot Louis Penfield house features all sorts of amazing design elements like a floating staircase, 12-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls, heated floors, locally-sourced kitchen counter tops…

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Towering elegance

The Woolworth Building is an early American skyscraper designed by architect Cass Gilbert and located at 233 Broadway in Manhattan, New York City. It was the tallest building in the world from 1913 to 1930, with a height of 792 feet (241 m). More than a century after its construction, it remains one of the 100 tallest buildings in the United States. The Woolworth Building is located in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, bounded by Broadway…

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The distinctive tombstone of Kemmons Wilson

He founded Holiday Inns, and he made sure everyone knew that when they visited his gravesite. In 1996, Memphis businessman Kemmons Wilson published his autobiography, called Half Luck and Half Brains. But he was just being modest. It took an awful lot of brainpower to accomplish all that he did. He got his start in the world of business by delivering…

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Toto, I don’t think we’re in the USA anymore

Fifteen places in the US that feel like a completely different country. In the 1960s, the people of Leavenworth transformed their city into a Bavarian-style village to promote tourism. Almost 60 years later, that vision is still alive and well. With Alpine architecture, a mountain backdrop, and plenty of sauerkraut and bratwurst, it’s surprisingly easy to imagine you’re in Germany.…

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Save up to 15% on these Booking.com deals!

Do you need an escape at the moment? View, book and relax with at least a 15% discount on selected properties for stays until January 4 with an excellent offer. At the time of this writing, Canada has one of the lowest rates of Covid, so you can visit knowing that not only are the residents looking out for the…

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No camping for you

Campsites in B.C. Canada provincial parks will be closed to people from outside the province this summer, as officials continue to adjust the rules to the coronavirus pandemic. BC Parks said in a statement on Thursday that non-B.C. residents who already have reservations should call before June 15 to cancel and receive a full refund. You can always look elsewhere in…

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You’re virtually in Winnipeg.

You may not be here physically, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit Winnipeg, Canada…virtually. Exhibits and attractions are now providing virtual tours of their facilities, while we also have some enticing sneak-previews of blockbuster attractions set to open once things return to (the new) normal. So without further ado, welcome to (virtual) Winnipeg. We know you’ll enjoy your visit…

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Not the straight and narrow

At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in abbreviated parentheticals offer travelers additional details on specific establishments: An asterisk, for example, indicates a…

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One week only sale – appendectomy

In the USA, shopping around for affordable healthcare just got easier thanks to a new federal law that requires health care facilities to publish prices online. The law, which went into effect January 1, 2020 requires hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric hospitals and critical access hospitals to post prices online for all the medical services they provide, according to the Centers…

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Monster appetite

Renowned for its boutique alpine dining scene, Panorama Mountain Resort is kicking things up a notch with the addition of the first snowcat food truck in Canada. The Snowlicious Mobile Kitchen, a Prinoth snow groomer equipped with professional kitchen, will roam between licensed locations on the mountain and offer a casual alfresco experience right on the slopes. Read more courtesy…

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Motorcycle dragon jungle cave!

Sound unbelievable?  Too much to be true?  It’s not.  It’s Adventure Suites. “Adventure Suites is a one-of-a-kind property. We are not a chain and have no other locations. Our fun, themed suites combined with our love for our customers and many add-on adventures make each stay an original adventure. Products and new innovations are painstakingly researched and ordered directly from…

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Hold me closer, tiny camper

Ever wonder what it’s like to “glamp” overnight in a tiny house on a Florida Keys island? Visitors can enjoy “glamorous camping” at the Florida Keys’ only tiny house village, a waterfront enclave located at the 75-acre Sunshine Key RV Resort & Marina in the Lower Keys near Big Pine Key. Read more courtesy of sunshinekeytinyhouse.com  

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Ah, youth

The main image may be a little bit unfair…. The video tells the story of three absolutely sensible guys who decide to fly over the Atlantic Ocean in a Cessna light aviation aircraft. In all honesty, their focus on the task in-hand is impressive, and spiked with some very funny moments, as well as a few scary ones. Good on…

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