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The Hampton Inn & Suites Suites Oceanfront Resort will meet Oceanfront Resort offers a one-of-a your every expectation. kind retreat for every kind of Hampton Inn and Suites getaway. From the warm and 1803 South Ocean Blvd. welcoming lobby area to the Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 incomparable oceanfront great 843-946-6400 rooms with fireplaces and cozy www.HamptonInnOceanfront.com sofas, everything has been designed ¤ to make you feel welcomed and relaxed. The spacious and tastefully furnished rooms and suites include a 2-bedroom “family suite” with a full kitchen and separate kids’ bedroom with bunk beds. All rooms and suites offer private balconies, LG flat-screen TV’s. You can start your day with the Inn’s famous On the House™ Hot Breakfast. Amenities include six oceanfront pools, two lazy rivers, Jacuzzis and a Precor fitness facility. Enjoy a level of relaxation and vitality at the new Sanctuary Spa. However you plan to spend your time in Myrtle Beach, you can rest assured that the Hampton Inn &

Spring in Central PA’s Susquehanna River Valley Every Turn a Treasure

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Thriving downtowns offer art and music festivals, locally-owned businesses feature spring open houses, and three state parks provide endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors. While you’re in the Susquehanna River Valley, explore the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail, do some antiquing, take a guided canoe trip down the Susquehanna River, or take a bike ride through the scenic countryside or historic covered bridges. Everywhere you

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turn, you’ll see something that amazes and inspires you. As evening approaches, plan a romantic dinner for two or share your day’s adventures with friends and family at one of many pubs and restaurants. Settle into a quiet evening at a cozy hotel, cabin, creekside cottage or bed and breakfast, or catch a live performance at one of many unique venues. VisitCentralPA.org or 1-877-207-8599 ¤

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Delaware

Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Welcome visitors, we are glad the Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Resort Area is your destination of choice. This is the place to be! Our resort offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the mid- Atlantic. Our newly constructed mile long boardwalk is ready for you – hope you have your sandals and flip-flops ready. Beautiful homes, awesome hotels, great stores, wonderful rides for the young ones and some of the finest restaurants in Delaware are here for you . . . and the shopping is TAX-FREE. Plan on soaking up the sunshine and riding some waves. There are 30 miles of unspoiled Delaware coastline and many parks to enjoy with the family. Rehoboth has a quaint small town feel. You can walk almost

everywhere and find fun, relaxation or excitement. Dewey Beach, located between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, offers beach sports and activities as well as great restaurants, majestic sunsets, live music, dancing, and nightlife that are world famous for adults of all ages. Our Gateway (Highway One), offers a mile of outlet style and even more great restaurants, bars, shops, rides, and attractions. The Resort Area hosts many events for fun-seekers of all ages. Shoppers can find shore bargains at the spring and fall Sidewalk Sales held in May and October. During the spring, Dewey Beach hosts several music festivals and during the summer, you will enjoy the free Monday night movies and

Wednesday night bonfires on the Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth call 800-441-1329 ext. 0 beach at Dagsworthy Street. Beach, Delaware. For more or visit www.beach-fun.com. Celebrate the 4th of July in information, ¤ Downtown Rehoboth with fireworks on the beach or listen to an outdoor concert at the Bandstand. In August, bring your shovels and pails and join the Sandcastle Contest held the first Saturday of August. The fun doesn’t stop there! The fall brings events such as the Indian Powwow, Elvis Festival, Greyhounds, Jazz Festival, Film Festival and the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival. To close the year out, both Rehoboth and Dewey Beach hold tree lightings and holiday happenings. The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber Commerce & Visitors Center is located at 501 new york

New York

New York offers the perfect road trip Any time is a good time for a trip to and through New York’s many different vacation regions: some of the most beautiful places in America. Travelers soon discover that part of the fun in visiting New York is the journey

itself. New York offers the perfect road trip experience for everyone - by car or boat, hike or bike! An abundance of fascinating historical sites and experiences can be found around every corner. There are unique Native American

sites, battlegrounds from the Revolutionary War and museums to commemorate various events in our nation’s history that may inspire a reawakening and interest in our country’s heritage.

For those seeking a weekend getaway, adventure trip, or relaxing vacation, great wine trails, fantastic views, and accommodations of every style in New York provide a perfect recipe for anyone! There are miles of shoreline, B&Bs, waterfalls, wineries, and plenty of restaurants to tempt. For those adventurous travelers, the sporting style of

New York can accommodate as well. Sailing, hunting, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, camping, sky diving, hiking and more: the outdoor activities abound. Look for the state parks and national forests, the various species of fish, public campgrounds, miles of hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and nature centers.

Dutchess County, New York Enjoy adventures in history, the arts, or culinary arts! An abundance of historic landmarks, exceptional restaurants and natural beauty makes Dutchess ideal for day trips or longer getaways. Stroll the Walkway Over the Hudson, 200 feet above the river. Tour homes and gardens of FDR, Morse and Vanderbilt. Explore the arts at Dia: Beacon, Vassar’s Loeb Art Center and Bard’s Fisher Performing Arts Center. Rekindle the romance at a B&B. Bring together family & friends for fun-filled festivals. Browse in Rhinebeck, Millbrook and NEW YORK ~ SPRING 2011

Beacon’s antique shops and art galleries. Kayak, cruise or fish the Hudson. See Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s vintage planes in airshows. Golf at 16 championship golf courses in picturesque settings. Dine at five Culinary Institute of America restaurants. Drink it all in! Visit farm markets. Tour and taste at wineries. Walk art galleries or hiking trails. Only 90 minutes from NYC. Simple & sophisticated. You deserve Dutchess. www.DutchessTourism.com ¤ FREE TRAVEL INFORMATION ~ www.GuestQuest.com

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100 Reasons to Explore Westchester Discover 100 Reasons to Explore Westchester - New York’s “Golden Apple” - minutes north of New York City and gateway to the Hudson Valley. It is easily accessible by car, train or plane, which is a great reason for an overnight or weekend getaway in Westchester! Experience 100 Reasons by visiting historic mansions, castles and estates, enjoying theater, performing arts and live entertainment, exciting attractions, fairs and festivals, world-class museums and galleries, the great outdoors, dining for every taste and budget, fine hotels, special events and so much more! Westchester is a combination of large cities, small towns and quaint villages creating a combined flavor of urban, suburban and country life - a great place to stay and play. For details of 100 Reasons to Explore Westchester, visit www.westchestertourism.com or for travel guide call 1.800.833.9282 or l.914.995.8500 ¤

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Destination NY Beyond the cultural metropolis of New York City with its famed Statue of Liberty and multitude of museums, theatres and sightseeing options lies the endless vacation opportunities that make New York a destination for visitors from all over the world. Try your luck at casinos found in Niagara Falls, Salamanca, and Verona and across the state. Explore the 176 state parks, seemingly endless waterways, mountain ranges and forests where you can ski, snowmobile, hike, swim, fish or enjoy unlimited other outdoor adventures. Sample regional wines at the many vineyards, shop for antiques along scenic highways, or delve into history, art, baseball and more at the many museums throughout New York. Explore regal mansions, castles and other fantastic architectural gems, some of which offer accommodations. But if those don’t fit your budget, lodging ranges from vacation rentals, cabins and lodges, to hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts. Adventure begins with a New York getaway.

Chenango County, New York

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Located in central New York, Chenango County will inspire your imagination. 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 is 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. Let us inspire your imagination, visit Chenango! www.chenangony.org 1-877-chenango ¤

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Oswego County A scenic blend of history and natural beauty, Oswego County offers more than 20 historic sites from colorful chapters in America’s heritage. Travel the route of a Revolutionary War spy, gaze on the ramparts of an 1812 battlefield, and visit the only U.S. shelter for Holocaust survivors. Outdoor lovers will discover thousands of acres of pristine forests, sandy beaches, and sparkling waterways. Try your luck for legendary salmon and trout on Lake Ontario and the Salmon and Oswego rivers, or cast for bass, 4

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perch, and walleye where the Iroquois natives fished thousands of years ago on Oneida Lake. Oswego County’s villages bustle with family festivals, unique restaurants, and quaint shops. A variety of friendly and affordable accommodations and plenty of spacious family campgrounds provide a relaxing place to rest. Go to www.visitoswegocounty.com, call 1-800-248-4FUN, or e-mail tourism@oswegocounty.com for your free vacation kit. ¤ NEW YORK ~ SPRING 2011


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COTTAGES & EFFICIENCIES: with kitchen, appliances & utensils Swimming pool • Ample parking Individually controlled heat / air Sundecks or screened front porches Private bath with tub and shower

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North Carolina

North Carolina’s coast boasts something for everyone 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. A haven of sunbathers, Atlantic Beach is home to wide pearlescent beaches and plenty of sunshine. Fort Macon State Park, the site of an historic Civil War skirmish, and not just a few tales of ghostly encounters with uniformed soldiers, is located at the tip of the island and is one of the links in the monumental Civil War Trails. Fort Macon is ideal for active vacationers who like to experience it all, from shore fishing and hiking to swimming and picnicking. 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. 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 www.CrystalCoastNC.org 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, www.TopsailCOC.com or 800-626-2780. A beautiful, resort-style island for families to visit, Ocean Isle Beach is also very attractive to

Atlantic Beach Realty Bringing you to the beach! Renting a condo or cottage offers you and your family a great alternative for your next vacation! All of our properties have fully equipped kitchens so you can cook in whenever you want and they offer you space to spread out. Plus all the beds are made and all your towels are provided as well as departure cleaning after you leave. And with more than 200 privately owned properties, Atlantic Beach Realty has something to fit every size, location and vacation budget.

Book online for the best selection of oceanfront cottages and condos for the season. Go to Rental Search to check availability or call us today at 855-240-7246. Atlantic Beach Realty – bringing you to the beach since 1990! Atlantic Beach Realty, Inc. P.O. Box 2290 Atlantic Beach, North Carolina 28512 855-240-7246 www.atlanticbeachrealty.net ¤

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. Beautiful for its sunrises and sunsets over the water, Sunset Beach is a haven for birds of all kinds. From this island you can walk to Bird Island at low tide, where you’re likely to see a variety of species nesting or migrating with the help of one of the many local guides. With much to discover, Sunset Beach is a wonderful place for a family vacation.

Information provided by NC Brunswick Islands, Brunswick County Tourism Development Authority, www.NCBrunswick.com From riverboats to battleships, screen gems to civil war scenes, riverwalks to ghost walks, Wilmington NC is a city full of surprises and delights. Close by the Cape Fear Coast beach communities, Wilmington has a charm and style all its own – befitting an historic port city with roots that go back almost three centuries and the energy of a thriving destination. Information provided by the Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast CVB, visit www.Cape-Fear.NC.us or call 877-406-2356.

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 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 $360 per week for parties of four. Visit www.TopsailRentalsOnline.com or call their 24-hour Vacation Reservation hotline 1-877-838-3898. ¤

Perfect Location. Perfect Price. Perfect Hotel. Find all three at the Fairfield Inn Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach ! Complimentary

deluxe continental breakfast featuring Jimmy Dean’s sandwiches and made to order waffles. ! Heated indoor pool with an outside patio. ! Spacious rooms and suites featuring a 32” flat screen television. ! Just minutes away from Wrightsville Beach, Arlie Gardens, Jungle Rapids Water Park and USS NC Battleship ! Watermark, Beach Getaway and Battleship Packages Available 307 Eastwood Road, Wilmington NC 910-791-8082 www.fairfieldwilmington.com

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Build family traditions 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! Bluewater Vacation Rentals 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 866 701 3986 or visit BluewaterGuestNY.com and find

Offering a variety of homes and condo rentals on both Ocean Isle and Sunset Beach, NC

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Barclay Towers Resort Hotel ! 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

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Florida

Enjoy a water adventure in Florida by: Brian Kendall If you enjoy water adventure, the state of Florida should be your destination. There are many water activities like swimming, sailing, fishing, diving which the area can offer. Since the stress is on sailing, there are many openings where you can access boats on rent, necessary equipment and training and other allied activities. No wonder then that Florida is the boater’s paradise. If you are planning a sailing trip to Florida, given below is a short check list of things you should take note of so that you can get

the maximum out of your vacation to Florida. 1. Marinas. While there are many marinas in Florida the Tampa Bay is perhaps the most popular. These marinas take care of your boat in every possible way, including hauling, bottom cleaning or painting, if you so desire. If you wish to fit some electronic gadgets to enhance convenience, they are equipped to do so. They service your boat engines with warranties, wherever applicable. 2. Boat Ramps. These are parking places for boats. There are many boating ramps in Florida

Indian River County Indian River County’s diverse hideaways offer outdoor leisure and indoor luxury…..to suit every budget, and taste. It’s a chance to make your well-deserved vacation memorable! Enjoy fishing, golfing, tennis, kayaking the Indian River Lagoon, hiking the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge Centennial Trail and 26 miles of scenic beachfront. Nature lovers and bird-watchers can enjoy our McKee Botanical Garden, which features a lush setting, with special emphasis on integrating the Garden’s ponds and waterways. For your indoor cultural pleasure, Indian River County has many

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offerings. The state-of-the-art Riverside Theatre, nationally accredited Vero Beach Museum of Art, galleries galore, and a Citrus Museum that depicts an industry that made the county known worldwide. We are proud of our immaculate beaches, superb fishing and water sports, and especially our quaint, small-town ambience. Couple that with world-class dining, boutique shopping, and an abundance of natural and cultural resources, and you have discovered a bit of paradise. For more information visit us at www.indianriverchamber.com or call 772-567-3491. ¤

which offer personalized services and are open day and night. Most of these ramps can sustain any tide condition, so that is one worry off your head. Some of them even offer places for long walks, areas for biking and grounds where you can enjoy a special picnic as well. 3. Artificial Reefs. Boating, swimming and diving are activities which you can do simultaneously. If you like diving, try the artificial reefs in Florida and the spectacular marine life which these places offer. Every county in Florida has a special fare to offer in terms of beautiful coral and its typical artificial reefs. 4. Waterfront restaurants. These places are must-visits once you are in Florida. There are plenty of fabulous restaurants along the docks and waterfront. Quite of them offer fine dining with exquisite cuisine including sea food, beef, ribs, chicken, and

other delicious delicacies. Many of these restaurants have well-equipped bars with facilities of indoor and outdoor seating. Florida with its more than 8000 miles of shore and coastline, is boater’s paradise in every sense of the word. In fact sailing and water sports are two of Florida’s

main tourist attractions. Their service is world-class with enjoyment guaranteed. You could make a trip to Florida, just to enjoy its fine sailing. So make your plans, pack your bags and get the life-time experience of sailing in Florida.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Treat yourself to our slice of paradise Sanibel and Captiva Islands are famous for their miles and miles beautiful, white sand beaches, world famous abundant seashells and the vast array of wildlife that calls this Gulf coast island home. Both Sanibel and Captiva Islands are famous vacation spots for families and romantics, offering the slow pace of island life. Residents and visitors alike enjoy biking along protected paths covering the entire Island, observing birds and wildlife in the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, attending cultural events, and enjoying fresh seafood at one of the islands superb restaurants. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are different from any place you’ve ever been in Florida and the accommodations are varied enough to meet everyone’s needs. Shopping and the large variety of restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva is always tempting.

Visitors also love the wonderful art galleries, as well as our historic village. Water sports are also abundant, from fishing to para-sailing, we have it all. Come on down and treat yourself to our slice of paradise.

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Florida – Drenched in sunshine Packed with family entertainment and drenched in sunshine, it’s hard to imagine anywhere that offers more for a fun-filled holiday than Florida – surely the world’s number one family destination. Florida offers you Orlando and Tampa’s theme park magic, or relaxation on the endless miles of Florida’s Gulf or Gold Coast beaches and our famous Key West. Florida boasts 1,200 miles of coastline. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico - dotted by many islands and inlets - lap against its shores, making it a haven for watersports enthusiasts.

Colorful sailboats head for the high seas. Yachts and motorboats ply the ocean or inland waterways. Windsurfers and water-skiers play side by side. The states inland water are populated with freshwater fish, marine, migratory and exotic species. Lots of sunshine means year-round sports. So take a swing at golf, brush up on your backhand, or pick up a game of beach volleyball. Golf is a big part of Florida. The state boasts nearly 1,100 courses with layouts by famous designers. Florida has an overwhelming array of foods that are just about guaranteed to suit everyone’s taste

and price range. There’s succulent steak at five-star restaurants, seafood with an ocean view, and loads of tasty ethnic fare. Dig in and enjoy! With all that Florida has to offer, her signature is still “beaches.” The words “Florida” and “beaches” are practically synonymous, but Florida’s beaches are as different from one another as night and day! The 24-mile stretch of Emerald Coast beaches of northwest Florida remind you of sugary, soft and snowy white sand, glistening against emerald green waters. The coastline of Clearwater and St. Petersburg take on a different

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Glamorous Gulf Coast Resorts Warm hospitality, fun-filled to the water’s edge. Drink in the activities and a casual island beauty of your surroundings directly atmosphere await your arrival at the on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Veranda Beach Club on Longboat Veranda Beach Club Key. Relax on your veranda, looking 2509 Gulf of Mexico Drive out over the crystalline sands of an Longboat Key, Florida 34228 eleven-mile beach, while the 800-411-5511 shimmering Gulf of Mexico lures you www.VerandaBeachClub.com Enjoy the good life at White Sands, bordered by the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the wildlife-rich Sarasota Bay on the other. It has been designed for the fullest enjoyment of one of the most beautiful locations on Longboat Key. Nestled amid powder-white beaches and lush tropical gardens, the views from this property will always be spectacular. White Sands of Longboat 5114 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, Florida 34228 800-230-2428 www.WhiteSandsOfLongboat.com ¤

The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel Local attractions are only with its 600 feet of private, powder minutes away. white sand beach, on the Gulf of Be prepared to be pampered! Mexico, offers the splendor of a tropical paradise. Sporting a brand The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel new look to add to the excitement, 1540 Ben Franklin Drive our renourished beach makes Sarasota, FL 34236 paradise even more pristine. 941-388-2181 Offering free WiFi throughout the www.HelmsleySandcastle.com ¤ property. Complimentary parking, beach chairs and newspapers. Most guest rooms face the beach and have semi-private balconies. Other • Directly on the Gulf of Mexico • 600 feet of private beach recently updated guestrooms • Tropical island setting • Golf & Tennis nearby include Poolside, Courtyard and • Only 1 mile from St. Armands Circle with 150 shops & restaurants Northside views. • Conference/Meeting facility on site • Complimentary Wi-Fi A complete Recreational Department can set you up with a sailboat, aqua cycles or kayak and will offer lessons on how to operate any of the water vehicles. There are two heated pools, a pool bar with happy hour specials, and a beach deck to watch the most 1-800-225-2181 spectacular sunsets ever seen. 941-388-2181

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Experience the charm of Historic Gulf Beach Resort Historic Gulf Beach Resort is located directly on Lido Beach in beautiful Sarasota, Florida. All of our 49 units are individually owned and decorated, there are no two units alike. The majority of our units have fully equipped kitchens and private lanais. Our beach is private and we have a heated pool, barbecue grills, Tiki Hut, beach volleyball court and a shuffleboard court. We have free internet access, security cameras and keyless entry locks.

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atmosphere. The sands are still gleaming white, but the texture varies slightly. Sanibel Island’s beaches have captured more varieties of seashells than anywhere else in North America. Pure white sands prevails on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coastline. The Atlantic shorelines of Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach glitter golden in the warm sun rays. The wide, hard-packed stretch of sand on Daytona Beach has invited visitors to drive its 23 miles. Wherever you choose for your Florida vacation destination, each footprint will embed a memory in your sands of time.

1540 Ben Franklin Dr., Sarasota, FL 34236 www.HelmsleySandcastle.com Ask about our specials

Gulf Beach is the perfect place for family and class reunions, beach weddings, family vacations or just a place to get away for some special time with each other. Our resort is within walking distance of renowned St. Armand’s Circle. Every room is just steps away from the beautiful warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For more information and pictures, please visit our website at www.gulfbeachsarasota.com or call us toll free at 800-232-2489. ¤

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New Jersey

The Garden State Whether your path leads you through the New Jersey countryside or the New Jersey turnpike, the Garden State offers something for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the 127 miles of sandy beaches from Sandy Hook to Cape Make. Discover the seaside resorts, quaint Victorian towns and the legendary lighthouses of

the Jersey Shore. There are numerous cultural attractions, award-winning theater and sporting arenas. Rediscover your heritage in New Jersey, “The Crossroads of the American Revolution.” As one of the 13 original colonies, there were more than 100 Revolutionary War battles between 1776-1783. Restored

towns let visitors step back in time. If shopping is on your vacation agenda, New Jersey has large malls, quaint shops and discount outlet centers. As an added bonus, shopping for clothing and shoes is tax free in New Jersey. The state has wondrous places for the family to enjoy including zoos, a drive-through safari, amusement parks, water parks, planetariums, aquariums, the largest miniature railway in the world and more.

Your family’s trip isn’t complete without a day at the beach. Sandy Hook is home to the nation’s oldest lighthouse and it is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. The beaches along the Shore area are within walking distance of everything and are perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing and other oceanfront activities. The Wildwoods features wide beaches, bustling boardwalk, amusements, thrill rides and waterparks.

For non-stop excitement, there is casino gaming and headline entertainment in Atlantic City, fondly known as “America’s Favorite Playground.” Accommodations include Victorian homes, quaint seaside cottages, colonial homes, country farms, luxurious spas and hotels. There is something to suit your family’s taste and budget. New Jersey has it all! For more travel information, call 1-800-VISIT NJ or check out www.visitnj.org. ¤

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

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 www.regesresort.com ¤

Come see why our guests keep coming back!

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Ontario - Just waiting to be discovered You’ll be amazed by Ontario’s diversity in environment, culture and history. From the dramatic majesty of the north to the unique landscape of the south, each region has renowned must-see attractions, as well as hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Discover a land of charm, culture and diverse natural beauty set down between two Great Lakes. Venture to the southernmost point of mainland Canada or to land’s end at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Spread your wings at some of the world’s

most renowned birding spots and witness the spectacular late summer migration of thousands of monarch butterflies. Hike along towering limestone cliffs and through rare Carolinian forests. Join a chorus of resounding ovations at theatres all over the region. Visit vibrant cities and enchanting towns that celebrate their ancestry. Come and experience Southwestern Ontario - where nature’s gifts are abundant and hospitality is a way of life.

Let your spirits soar in Canada’s capital region where over 300 years of nation building have blanketed the landscape with glorious heritage buildings, diverse museums and cultural venues. Meander along the banks of the historic Rideau Canal and watch boats being lifted by hand-operated locks dating back to 1832. Board an elegant Edwardian style vessel for a cruise on the Ottawa River. Go museum hopping through all your special interests and be sure to try a BeaverTail - a unique, sweet

Experience a Montreal tradition! The dazzling décor, fabulous facilities, splendid services and delectable dining are appreciated by 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.

Guests enjoy complimentary: parking, wireless Internet, business center, 24-hour fitness center, heated outdoor swimming pool with terrace (seasonal) and much more. 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 mattresses and 100% white goose-down duvets. Kitchenette studio-suites are also available. The Singapore Ballroom accommodates 300 people in a

pastry treat. Plan to spend your vacation in a capital destination a place of endless attractions and warm hospitality that’s an engaging blend of English and French. Explore Canada’s largest and most exciting urban centre with museums, galleries and theatres that rival the best in the world. Globetrot to culturally diverse neighborhoods with eclectic shops and restaurants serving delectable cuisine from all corners of the world. Follow the Lake

Ontario shoreline to the Royal Botanical Gardens and awaken your senses with over 50 collections of magnificent blossoms and blooms. Hop aboard a vintage streetcar or ride historic rails through a showy display of fall colors. Combine the best of city and country life on a vacation in this glorious region locally referred to as the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Information provided by the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership through www.OntarioTravel.net, the official website of Ontario Tourism. For travel tools including brochures, links, and theater style or 180 people in a more visit online or call banquet style. 1-800-ONTARIO. Book online with promo code GuestQuest to receive a special rate. Hotel Ruby Foo’s Experience a tradition 7655 Decarie Boulevard Montreal, Quebec 514-731-7701 7655 Decarie Blvd. • Montréal Québec H4P 2H2 Toll free 1(800) 361-5419 www.hotelrubyfoos.com ¤

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Suite dreams await you… at the Cartier Place Suite Hotel 2010 TripAdvisor Recommended Hotel. This Suite Hotel is centrally located one block from the Rideau Canal and the trendy boutique area of Elgin Street. The Cartier Place Suite Hotel is a favourite among families and business travelers alike. There are 250 spacious one and two

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bedroom suites, complete with kitchens, separate bedrooms and private balconies. Each suite offers complimentary WIFI. Laundry facilities are conveniently located on each guest floor. The deluxe banquet facilities have floor to ceiling windows overlooking the gardens.

Savour the delectable Italian cuisine of the Café Mezzaluna Restaurant. Guests may also enjoy the games room, children’s playroom, the private outdoor garden patio and the playground complete with shuffleboard court. The indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, exercise room and

the friendly atmosphere all contribute to a memorable stay. Pet Friendly! For reservations, please call 1-800-236-8399 or visit our website at www.suitedreams.com for more information on special rates and packages. ¤

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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) Book online with Promo Code: GuestQuest for Special Rate 800-361-5419|www.HotelRubyFoos.com

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