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HIT THE ROAD Welcome to the travel issue. Whether you are itching to get out of town for the weekend or take a longer journey, we’ve got plenty of suggestions. Florida’s newest luxury resort is the JW Marriott on Marco Island, less than two hours away. A massive renovation of the former Marriott completed late last year upgraded it to the JW level and gave it the look of a Polynesian island getaway. Still, it has all the modern amenities, including a spa and extreme attention to detail that sets a vacation there apart. Instead of feeling like you’re traveling to the South Pacific, you can feel like you’re traveling back in time at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. The 2,000-acre property opened in 1778 is a designated National Historic Landmark. Two major hot springs flow onto the property, so guests can soak in mineral water just as Thomas Jefferson did in 1818. The resort also offers skiing, golf, skeet shooting, hiking, a spa and plenty of modern conveniences that blend seamlessly into history. Behind Door No. 3 in this travel issue of Bay is Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado. It offers numerous outdoor diversions, including cross country skiing and snow tubing

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MARCH 2017

Bay Magazine - March, 2017  

Fly Away. Vol. 10, No. 5. Copyright 2017.

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