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GuestQuest by Traveler Vacation Guide takes you on a guided tour to various vacation locations. We feature information about accommodations, attractions and activities in many travel and vacation destinations. Providing you with article coverage on our advertisers, their amenities and services will assist you in making the right decision on choosing your accommodations, recreation, entertainment and more. Please visit our web site for additional advertiser information and links to their web sites. Distributed three times a year, Spring, Summer and Fall / Winter, with separate editions to Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois/Indiana, North Carolina, Georgia/Alabama, New Jersey/Maryland, Tennessee/Kentucky, Virginia/Washington D.C., and Ontario, Canada. Serving our advertisers and readers since 1984. For advertising information, questions or comments, call 1-800-644-8460. P. O. Box 33547, Cleveland, OH 44133. The accuracy of the information contained in these listings is the responsibility of each individual advertiser. Every effort has been made to offer up-to-date information. Reproduction of editorial or graphic content in any manner without written consent of the editor is prohibited. 2





Making a long road trip with children by: C.S. Mackay This is the year that you are going to take a thousand mile road trip. It would be fun and enjoyable with just your spouse, but now your family includes others. Those others include a preteen ten year old that is already developing a teen attitude. Also included is an over energetic eight-year-old son that thinks his purpose in life is to

tease both of his sisters. Last of all there is that sweet four-year-old ball of fire that has determined that she is in charge. On the top of your list of challenges is the item to make this trip and be sane when you return home. Everything will be fine getting things ready and even after you arrive at your destination. It is those hours in between that have you worried.

Experience a Montreal Tradition! The dazzling décor, fabulous facilities, splendid services, and delectable dining are appreciated by the both the corporate and leisure traveler at Hotel Ruby Foo’s. Hotel Ruby Foo’s is located 10 minutes from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Montreal, near shops, restaurants, synagogues and cultural centres. Experience a

Montréal tradition

7655 Decarie Blvd. • Montréal Québec H4P 2H2

Free parking • Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary use of the Express Business Center & fully equipped fitness centre 24/7 Outdoor heated pool & Poolside dining (seasonal) Spa Evita, Beauty Salon, Barber Shop Café dLUX (with Starbucks coffee counter) Mahjongg China Bistro (with the Ruby Foo's Lounge) 800-361-5419|

A 24-hour fitness club, wireless Internet, business centre, heated outdoor swimming pool and terrace (seasonal) are other amenities. The hotel complex also includes a spa, barbershop, beauty salon and 2 restaurants, Mahjongg China Bistro and Café dLUX. The newly redesigned Deluxe bedrooms offer a choice of one king-size or two queen-size beds, with Beautyrest Excellence pillow-top mattress and 100% white goose-down duvets. Standard rooms and kitchenette suites are also available. The Singapore Ballroom accommodates 300 people in a theater style or 180 people in a banquet style. Hotel Ruby Foo’s received both the 2009 and 2010 Consumers Choice Award in the independent hotel category. Hotel Ruby Foo’s 7655 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, Quebec 514-731-7701 Toll free 1(800) 361-5419 ¤

Back when you were a little kid your parents had to grin and bear it. They played games to keep you entertained and searched license plates for a new state. At the end of the trip they were too tired to enjoy their stay. They just rested up for the return trip and a rerun of the previous trip, arriving home exhausted. What a vacation? This will not happen to you if you are willing to take advantage of the new car video technology. With the introduction of car videos children can enjoy the trip with some of their favorite videos. There are several types available

Welcome to Salamanca

Seneca Nation of Indians’ Allegany Territory Nestled in the Enchanted Mountains of western New York State, Salamanca is engulfed in natural beauty and brimming with rural charm. We are an outdoor adventure paradise offering skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, golfing, boating, swimming, hunting, fishing, camping and much more. If you prefer indoor, we offer full scale world-class gaming and entertainment at the Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel or Seneca Gaming & Entertainment. You can learn about our cultural diversity and history while visiting the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, The Historical Society Museum and the Salamanca Rail Museum. Festivals and special events provide family-style fun and entertainment across all four seasons. These include Psychic

It’s all here! Hotel Le Cantlie Suites located on prestigious Sherbrooke Street offers spectacular views of the Montreal skyline, the majestic St. Lawrence River and the pastoral beauty of Mt. Royal. All rooms at the Hotel Cantlie are spacious suites, significantly larger than what you will find in most hotels with multi-room executive suites also available. The Cantlie offers all the amenities travelers have come to expect in a luxury hotel. Indoor valet parking ($), room service, 28th floor outdoor pool and a fitness room. NEW JERSEY / MARYLAND ~ SPRING 2010

Each room features remote access voice mail, individual climate control, working desk, WiFi high speed internet($), hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Most suites have European style kitchens. Inspired by French cuisine, Garçon is Le Cantlie’s award-winning restaurant ~ voted Canada’s best new restaurant for 2005 by EnRoute Magazine. Hotel Le Cantlie Suites 1110, Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1G9 1-888 CANTLIE (226-8543) ¤

on the market now. There are the standard mount to the ceiling models. Now there are hang over the seat models with ear phones so that each child can have their own if necessary and these are moveable from seat to seat. Also, available are head rests with video screens built in them that can replace your present head rests. Now there are even car videos to put on sun visors or on the dash. With this car video technology you can now take your children’s favorite videos and let them play them over and over and it will not drive you crazy because they have ear buds. This means that you can

still carry on a conversation with someone and not always be interrupted with the inevitable “Are We There Yet”. By the way ipods and MP3 players will do the same for your teenager. I can attest to the above because I just got off a road trip of 16 hours with these three youngsters and four adults. There were very few problems and parents and grandparents were just tired from the ride not tired from fighting. I personally felt that the portable video was best because we could shift it between seats and then the unoccupied child did what we used to do play games.

Readings Weekend, Great Valley We hope you enjoy our beautiful Fireman Regatta, Allegany River Salamanca and wish you a wonderful Fest, Falling Leaves Festival, experience. Cattaraugus County Fair, Veterans Pow Wow and Silver Bells in the City. Salamanca Area Chamber of Salamanca also offers a full array Commerce of accommodations, restaurants and 716-945-2034 retail specialty shops from which to ¤ choose.

Charming Island Resort Directly on the Gulf of Mexico, a picturesque, first-class resort with 600 feet of private beach. Set amidst a tropical island. Nearby St. Armands Circle offers 150 shops and restaurants. Golf & Tennis nearby. Conference/Meeting facility on site.

1-800-225-2181 941-388-2181

1540 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236

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Oswego County

Named for the Iroquois word meaning “place where the waters meet,” outdoor lovers and history buffs love the unspoiled natural beauty of Oswego County, NY. Pristine rivers and lakes have produced 10 record fish — including a 47-lb salmon! – and our expert charter captains and river guides will help you plan the perfect fishing trip. Relax and unwind exploring our sparkling sandy beaches, scenic hiking trails and stunning waterfalls. Our villages bustle with family festivals, unique restaurants, and quaint shops. And you’ll be amazed

by 250 years of fascinating history depicted at local historic sites. Oswego County offers family accommodations to fit every budget. Park your RV at one of 4,000 campsites — or settle in at a rustic fishing lodge, scenic riverfront hotel, or cozy bed and breakfast. Planning your Oswego County vacation is easy! Visit, call 1-800-248-4FUN, or e-mail to order your free vacation kit. ¤

Chenango County-Your "Home Away from Home" Located in central New York, Chenango County is your “Home Away from Home.” Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, or indoor activities, spring brings the invigorating scent of freshness along with the strong assurance of a season of growth. There’s an overwhelming desire to soak in the outdoor splendor. Hiking on our trail systems, fishing, canoeing and golf are all among the popular pursuits enjoyed this time of year. Indoor activities abound throughout the year and include music, theater and dance performances, galleries, museums,



and shopping. Quaint cafes, hometown atmosphere, warm friendly people and an unrivaled lifestyle make Chenango County a natural choice. The General Clinton Canoe Regatta, the Rolling Antiquers Auto Show and Flea Market, and South Otselic Heritage Day begin our festival season. These events feature food and entertainment for the whole family. Come discover what we already know, and make Chenango your home away from home! 1-877-chenango ¤






Olive Ave. Boardwalk Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

We invite you to join us for a truly unique beach experience at Rehoboth Beach’s only AAA Four Diamond Award-Winning resort, where Victorian elegance meets totally modern amenities.

800.33-BEACH •

The Avenue Inn and Spa takes pride in its "Feel at home" atmosphere and offers a unique combination of friendliness and charm. Mornings at The Inn feature an extensive continental breakfast while afternoons include a complimentary wine and cheese served in the lobby followed by fresh baked cookies in the evening.


Fitness Room, Steam Room, Sauna, Outdoor Hot Tub, Sundeck, Beach Chairs and Towels, Concierge Service, Meeting Rooms, Breakfast Room, High-speed Internet Access, Coin Laundry, Courtesy Carts, Spa and Shops in Building.

33 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (800)433-5870 for reservations ! (302)226-2900 ! NEW JERSEY / MARYLAND ~ SPRING 2010



OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND Ask about our packages & specials!

! Over 230 Rooms ! Newly Remodeled Restaurant Opening May 2010 ! Indoor Heated Adventure Pool - Caribbean Key ! Movie Screen • Water Slide • Hot Tub

800-213-0088 • Online Reservations

Oceanfront • Suites & Cabanas 14th & Boardwalk Ocean City, MD

888-289-6166 410-289-6166

Oceanfront Suites On the Boardwalk Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge • Guest Laundry Private Balcony or Terrace • In Room Safe Walking distance to major dining & entertainment • Handicapped Access Free Parking • Custom Golf Packages

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1101 Beach Ave. Cape May, NJ 08204

1-888-784-8372 Located on the oceanfront in Historic Cape May, New Jersey, the Palace Hotel is perfect for romantic getaways, wedding parties, corporate groups or family vacations. Our beautiful rooms and deluxe suites offer both ocean and towne views and are steps away from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Deluxe continental breakfast served daily. Pet friendly - call for details

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6503 Ocean Ave. • Wildwood Crest, NJ

Come see why our guests keep coming back!

6505 Atlantic Ave.•Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 (609) 522-2550

Cape Harbor Motor Inn Newly Renovated

Motel, Efficiencies & Apartments

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Ideally Located Near Boardwalk, Beach and Amusements

Families, come and enjoy our many nearby attractions, water parks, amusement rides, etc.


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2200 Atlantic Ave.• N. Wildwood, NJ

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On the Beach at 6105 Ocean Avenue Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260


•2 TVs •HBO •Free Wireless High Speed Internet •Refrigerators, Microwave & Coffee Makers •Oceanview Sundeck •Olympic Style Heated Pool •World's Safest Free Beaches•AC/Heat •Non-Smoking

6501 Atlantic Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260


An Oceanfront Family Resort of Casual Elegance The Reges Oceanfront Resort, family owned and operated since 1972, has enjoyed a long tradition as one of the most popular destination resorts in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. We are proud of our AAA three diamond rated, oceanfront accommodations. Each room’s private oceanfront balcony comes complete with breathtaking views of large white sand beach and Atlantic Ocean. Each NEW JERSEY / MARYLAND ~ SPRING 2010

room includes color cable TV with DVD, telephone with data port and voice mail, electronic locks, wireless high speed internet, refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave. Family and friends may never want to leave our comfortably heated pool and beachside setting. Our Hospitality Suite, sheltered veranda and oceanfront sundeck offers guests magnificent ocean views.


For added value, we offer many special packages with breakfast in our beautiful poolside Café and dinner at preferred fine area restaurants. Reges Oceanfront Resort 9201 Atlantic Avenue Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 1-609-729-9300 ¤ 7

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North Carolina

A taste of North Carolina’s southern coast From the Cape Lookout to Sunset Beach and all points in between, North Carolina’s coast boasts pristine beaches, resort towns and century old retreats to fit every taste and budget. Here's a taste of some of the popular locales. Emerald Isle is known as the most prominent of the banks on the Crystal Coast. Named for the lush greenery that covers much of the area, Emerald Isle is located at the western end of the Bogue Banks. Accommodations dotting the coastline range from quaint beach cottages and condominiums to mammoth beach houses known locally as “sand castles.” Visitors have the freedom to spend their days exploring un-crowded coastline, dining at casually elegant

restaurants, shopping at fanciful boutiques filled with coastal treasures or setting sail on private chartered fishing excursions. Information provided by the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority, visit or call 1-800-786-6962. Lying along North Carolina’s southeastern coast, Topsail Island is a 26-mile barrier island that reaches from 500 to 1,500 feet wide. The Island is accessible by an old-fashioned swing bridge and a modern high-rise bridge and is composed of three towns North Topsail Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. On the mainland, our area includes the towns of Sneads Ferry and Holly Ridge. While visiting the Topsail area, you will enjoy some of the most pristine, uncrowded beaches

along the east coast. Here you will witness coastal wildlife flourishing in its natural environment and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets found on the North Carolina coast. Information provided by The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, or 800-626-2780. With warm waters for swimming and uncrowded sands for sunning yourself, Oak Island invites you to the ideal family beach vacation. Fifty-two beach access points along the windswept shore assure you of plenty opportunities to dive in, and relaxing days spent searching for seashells, building sandcastles and taking long walks are sure to

refresh and delight the whole family. A beautiful, resort-style island for families to visit, Ocean Isle Beach is also very attractive to majestic, yet endearing, sea turtles. Eight miles of beach house sea-turtle eggs and hatchlings for almost half the year, and if you’re lucky, you may get the chance to spot some yourself. Visit Ocean Isle Beach to learn all about these amazing creatures, as well as enjoy a vacation your family will always remember. Information provided by NC Brunswick Islands, Brunswick County TDA, It used to be you could only get to Wrightsville Beach by water. Today you can use the bridge, but

the island retains its village-like feel and wonderful sense of remove from everyday cares. A clean, uncluttered stretch of white sand and sparkling water just begs for swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, and fishing. The athletic at heart can take on the Loop, a fitness trail that circles the inner island. Bargain hunters gravitate to the beachside stores and distinctive, welcoming shopping village. Boaters launch from full-service marinas, and history buffs soak up the local museum and narrated scenic cruises along the Intracoastal Waterway that offer a glimpse into the island’s past. Information provided by the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB, visit or call 877-406-2356.

Bluewater Vacation Rentals Bluewater Vacation Rentals offers fabulous family vacations at great prices! Located on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina, our beach offers something for everyone! Pristine beaches and natural beauty surround you whether you’re fishing, boating, exploring, shopping, or just sunbathing in the waves! has the largest selection of rentals to meet your needs. Our rental selection spans the entire island and every price range! From economical condominiums to large oceanfront homes, your entire family

(even your dog!) will find the perfect vacation spot with Bluewater! Our unique island runs East to West along the mainland, offering exceptional sunsets and sunrises. Our gentle waves and warm waters ensure that once you’ve vacationed here, you won’t be able to imagine vacationing anywhere else. Call Bluewater Vacation Rentals at 866 976 8512 or visit and find your fabulous family vacation today! ¤

Century 21 Action, Inc. Topsail Island Vacations in beachfront, oceanfront, and island homes, cottages, and condos. CENTURY 21 Action, Inc. has been a Topsail Island vacation and real estate leader for over 40 years. Customer satisfaction is always their primary goal and they are here to serve you! Topsail Island, North Carolina, just 25 minutes north of Wilmington, has three oceanfront towns on it’s 26 miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean; Topsail Beach, Surf City, and North Topsail Beach. Topsail Island is the ideal family vacation destination 8


when you need to get away from it all. The area features activities for both young and old, the relaxed or the adventuresome. Enjoy Topsail’s arts, golf, fishing, gift shops, and outstanding restaurants, or enjoy the clean, uncrowded beaches. Topsail is best described as the Outer Banks of years past. Oceanfront vacations start at $400 per week for parties of four. Visit or call their 24-hour Vacation Reservation hotline 1-877-838-3898. ¤ NEW JERSEY / MARYLAND ~ SPRING 2010

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Best Value in Virginia Beach Located across the street from the ocean

36th & Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA


800.233.0131 | 757.428.2828 ·Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast Bar ·Microwave ·Refrigerator, Iron & Ironing Board, Safe, Hair Dryer ·Guest Laundry ·Fitness Room ·Restaurant on site ·Indoor Heated Pool with Sun Deck ·Kiddie Pool ·Free Hi-speed Internet Access ·100% Non-Smoking

87 Rooms and Suites Fully Equipped 2 Room Suites Kitchen • Data port • Hi-Speed Internet Refrigerator • Microwave • DVD player Safe • Hair Dryer • Iron/Board in all rooms Individual AC / Heat • Outdoor pool Guest Laundry • 100% Non-Smoking

Barclay Towers Resort Hotel

100% Non Smoking All Oceanfront 2 Room Suites Bedroom & Living Room with Full Kitchen Queen, Double or Bunk Beds LCD TVs & DVD Player Wi-Fi, Safe, Iron in all rooms 2315 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 10

! All OCEANFRONT 2-room suites with Kingsize bed and Queen sofabed ! Private balconies overlooking the ocean ! Complete kitchens with cookware and utensils ! Heated indoor pool, hot tub and weight room ! FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST ! Free high speed wireless internet ! 100% smoke-free accommodations

809 Atlantic Ave. • Virginia Beach, VA 23451


1-800-344-4473 • (757) 491-2700 NEW JERSEY / MARYLAND ~ SPRING 2010



Welcome to Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s rich cultural diversity and their role in American History dates back more than 300 years, when the Quaker William Penn established “Penn’s Woods” as a haven for the oppressed. Settlers came here with a variety of ethnic backgrounds, savored their new freedoms and then put their lives on the line to preserve them. Pennsylvania became known as the “Keystone State” due to their key location in the center of the original 13 colonies. Therefore, it is not surprising that

many of the events that formed the fabric of our nation happened right in Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth has a history that is rich in new beginnings – from the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia to the rebirth of our nation on the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, to the important technological advancements that got their start during the Industrial Revolution. As the birthplace of our nation’s independence, the diverse culture, and the natural

Tour. Roar. Explore…and more! Visit Central Pennsylvania and enjoy everything from historic small towns, theaters, sports, unique shopping villages, antiquing, wine trail, museums, world-famous college town, award-winning lodging and more. Roar with the Nittany Lions of Penn State University at Beaver Stadium. Watch Big 10 sports and big name entertainment at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts presents nationally famous music, theatre and dance performances. Award winning

sports facilities showcase professional and collegiate teams. PSU has a wealth of museums including the All-Sports Museum, Zoller Gallery, Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum and the Hub-Robeson Galleries. Explore Central Pennsylvania! Hike or mountain bike Mount Nittany for breathtaking views. Central PA is a fisherman’s paradise…streams are frequented by internationally known fly fisherman Joe Humphreys. Tee off on a 4-1/2 star PGA rated golf course.

beauty of the area, Pennsylvania offers a variety of avenues for your enjoyment. If you want to experience the best of America, begin your trip in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, you’re never far from the country. Rent a sailboat at a state park, roam around on of the many lakes, hike on the one of the nature trails, or tour the bustling cities and charming rural towns. Wind your way through one of the more than 200 covered bridges throughout the state.

Enjoy scenic valleys and beautiful state parks. Explore the museums, shopping, nightlife and multi-cultural attractions. Marvel at the spectacular fall foliage. Ride a roller coaster or an old-fashioned steam train. Swim, fish or sail in a sparkling lake. Stroll along a sandy beach with songbirds trilling behind you. Enjoy the beautiful sunset. Welcome to Presque Isle, a little piece of paradise in the Pennsylvania State Park jutting seven miles out into Lake Erie. Start with the 14 mile loop that crosses grasslands, savannas, forests, marshes, swamps, ponds, dunes and beaches. Hike or bike along a network of Visit the Birthplace of Memorial trails on the bay side. Wade through the hundreds of miles Day where thousands take in the of clear running streams. festival every year. 4th Fest is known On any given summer day, for one of the finest fireworks lake trout break tackle out in displays in the country. Ride in a carriage during the Victorian Christmas Celebration. Take part in one of the many festivals including Heritage Days, Microbrew Fests, Wine Tasting and more. Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau 800-358-5466 ¤

the deeper water of Lake Erie. You will find more than 20 species of fish in the area. Be sure to stop for a tour and a taste. Sampling the Lake Erie Region can be so delicious. Relive history in all its immortal glory, and gain a better appreciation for America as it is today. Come to Pennsylvania . . . there is something for everyone . . . and then some! To order a copy of the Pennsylvania Visitors Guide, call 1-800-VISIT-PA. For the latest update on Pennsylvania tourism, visit our web site at: Information provided by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Travel, Tourism & Film Promotion ¤

Welcome to Luzerne County in Northeast Pennsylvania Luzerne County is home of the NEW MOHEGAN SUN CASINO at Pocono Downs, with over 2,500 slots – coming Summer 2010 table games including poker and


blackjack! Discover beautiful open country, mountains and rivers, plus history, cultural and entertainment! Enjoy a show at The Music Box Dinner Theater, visit historic Eckley

Miner’s Village, which tells the tale of the miner’s family and their struggles. Ride the rails at Steamtown Rail Museum. Like baseball and hotdogs? Take in a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YANKEES AAA game at PNC Field. How about a little Victorian History? Tour the Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, filled with antiques, the renowned Luzerne County Courthouse and its stained glass dome and finish with the best ice cream at The Lands at Hillside Farms. Want to make someone disappear? Don’t miss the great show at the Houdini Tour and Museum. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is easily accessible via four major interstates and the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. 888.905.2782 for packages ¤