9 TRIPS WORTH REMEMBERING
Swan Hellenic (Cruise)
Celebrate Swan Hellenic’s 60th Diamond Anniversary during her 2014 season. Itineraries include circumnavigation of South America, UK, Scandinavia, Iceland, a special D-Day commemorative cruise to France, and an anniversary cruise replicating its 1954 route to the Grecian Mediterranean. Swan Hellenic is renowned for its signature shore excursions with an emphasis on highly accredited guest speakers. Book during July 1 through Aug. 31 and receive a $100 onboard bar/beverage credit per stateroom when mentioning booking code “GOLD” at time of booking.
The 50th anniversary for Canyonlands includes a Moab Escape package to begin the celebrations. The package includes two nights’ accommodations in a creek-side suite, a four-hour jet boat excursion along the Colorado River and a sunset Hummer adventure ride through Moab. Starting at $716, this could be the perfect romantic retreat, mancation or girlfriend getaway.
Cour des Loges (France)
Legend has it that during the latter part of the 19th century, the Cour des Loges wine cellar was once the laboratory of Philippe de Lyon, the famous thaumaturge. Perhaps your stay in this historic Lyon hotel would prove to be miraculous! You might even opt for the full monty in your room – pink Billecart-Salmon Champagne, aphrodisiac essential oils and delectable mignardises.
Lainston House Hotel (England)
Desiring only the best? Plan your next stay at Lainston House Hotel in Winchester, England. During your stay at this idyllic 17th century country house set on 63 acres of Hampshire parkland, you may taste part of its rare collection of Grand Champagne Cognacs dating back to 1809 for the mere price of $20,271. For those more budget-minded, $2,300 will let you sip a slightly younger 1893 E. Normandin.
Pelican Grand Beach Resort (Fort Lauderdale)
Ready to get on board and learn Florida’s newest sport, standup paddle boarding? Fort Lauderdale’s beachfront Pelican Grand Beach Resort is offering its “Paddle Away” package until Dec. 31. Mixing tropical elegance and a workout on the water, the special starts at $249 per night. Guests will receive a one-hour lesson for two, breakfast at Ocean2000 and transportation to lesson location.
Attention golfers! Vail’s exclusive Solaris property is offering its Custom Golf Package. Solaris’ Personal Assistants will customize your Colorado mountain vacation, including a round of golf at the Red Sky Ranch & Golf Club, one night at Solaris and best yet – a set of hand-built, custom golf clubs through an exclusive partnership between Edel and legendary pro Nick Faldo. Packages start at $4,575, depending on length of stay.
The C Lazy U Ranch (Colorado)
Craving an outdoor experience but ready for luxurious spa pampering? The C Lazy U Ranch has it all and more – a unique design where each of its individually tented treatment rooms has a glass floor overlooking Willow Creek. Imagine riding the trails on horseback and returning for your Cowboy Soak, sipping champagne on a moonlit soak in deep copper tubs overlooking Willow Creek. Finish up at the spa with a Giddy Up Swedish massage.
The Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa and Zion Mountain Ranch (Utah)
The Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa and Zion Mountain Ranch are offering an extravagant combination of two luxe mountain hotels for five nights starting at $6,000. The package includes breakfasats, lunches, dinners, a national park pass, a guided hike to Arches or Canyonlands and up to $220 in activity credit. www.sorrelriver.com and www.zmr.com or 877.317.8244/866.648.2555
Seaside Hotel in Evia (Greece)
You might believe that vinotherapy simply means drinking wine as therapy, but its origins are derived from Ancient Greek and Roman cultures and mean so much more. Using the combined science of phytocosmetics, the Thalatta Seaside Hotel in Evia, Greece, is offering its version of Syrah Grape Therapy for the skin.