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March 13, 2013
Lessons in the Festive Season

Lessons in the Festive Season

The Season has ended on Nantucket Island, which means it is finally the season to visit. As the summering families begin to dissipate, and temperatures begin gradually to drop, the deciduous forests put on their annual display, harvests begin and the festive atmosphere of the holiday season sets in. Nantucket Resorts – which include several of the Island’s most luxurious landmark accommodations – offers guests the best of this marvelous time of year: food, festivals, and let’s not forget great deals.

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August 25, 2012
Lessons in Truffle Hunting

Lessons in Truffle Hunting

Springtime in Provence is all lavender fields and wildflowers. Summer is sunshine on rugged hillsides and walks through lush fields. But autumn is perhaps the most magical time of all. Grapes are harvested, the crowds depart, chestnuts roast in the village markets – and truffiers seek out one of the world’s greatest and most enigmatic delicacies: the truffle.

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July 29, 2012
Lessons in Turkish Delights

Lessons in Turkish Delights

 

Turkey is anything but new. Peppered with Biblical ruins and Roman cities, home to some of the world’s finest beaches and the only metropolis to span two continents, Turkey has been ‘on the map’ practically since maps were invented. And yet, this vast and diverse country offers no end of surprises. Aida Tours is one great way to find them.

Any trip to Turkey will likely begin in Istanbul, one of the world’s largest – and, by all accounts, greatest – urban centers. Why not arrive by train on the Danube Express‘s Istanbul Loop, beginning in Budapest and passing through Bulgaria and Serbia on the way toward the Bosphorus? Eight scheduled stops allow visitors a chance to admire the changing architectural, natural and cultural scenery along the way.

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June 17, 2012
Lessons in Island Hopping

Lessons in Island Hopping

St. Barth’s is already one of the Caribbean’s hottest destinations for international jet setters, but for guests at the Carl Gustaf Hotel, it’s even more than a destination in itself. From the picturesque harbor at Gustavia, embark on half-, full- or multi-day journeys to the surrounding islands to experience the full drama and excitement of the islands.

The shortest jaunts will carry you across cerulean waters to the picturesque small islands just off the shore of St. Barth’s itself. Anse du Grand Colombier and Ile Fourchue are popular choices nearby, both with pretty beaches and quiet inlets.

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