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As Mammoth Mountain celebrates its 60th Anniversary, the resort is introducing enhancements that cater to all levels of skiers and snowboarders as well as to visitors who simply want to relax in a spectacular winter playground. This season’s new offerings include more fun on the slopes thanks to the re-opening of June Mountain, new air […]

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The Alfond Inn, the new boutique hotel designed for both visitors and the community of Winter Park, Florida, will open its doors for guests on August 18, 2013. The Alfond Inn, a Preferred Boutique Hotel, will feature 112-guest rooms in a variety of layouts, from comfortable Classic Kings to a majestic Presidential Suite. All guest rooms come […]

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Summer in Salt Lake has long meant golf, hiking and biking in the mountains, outdoor dining and open-air concerts. But now the city has taken a green leap forward. Salt Lake’s newly opened TRAX Green Line extension now connects downtown Salt Lake to Salt Lake City International Airport, as Salt Lake joins the growing ranks […]

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Athens has always been a city I’ve been interested in. Its history from Greek mythology till today is fascinating. The city itself was named after Athena the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, skill and pretty much anything else. She was all that and […]

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The first part of our Swiss adventure brings us to Zurich and Montreux. After an 11-hour flight we landed in Zurich and transferred to a train for a 20 minute ride into downtown. Zurich Where we stayed: Widder Hotel The Widder Hotel is centrally located near all of the sights and shops you’ll want to see […]

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Hungry Tourist in Greece: Finding ΑΣTEP I had made it my goal while in Greece to try as many of the little outdoor cafes as I could. There are more of these outdoor cafes and restaurants in Athens than I could ever hope to try if I ate out for every meal of the day […]

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Having had time to settle in to my accommodations and get my bearings, I thought it was time to be a tourist and find myself in the hustle and bustle of Athens tourist industry. I had been advised that for the Acropolis and the ruins themselves you really need a day or more each. I decided to […]

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This week I’m writing to you from the fabulous land of Greece, Athens to be more precise. I flew here from Geneva, Switzerland on Aegean airlines, about a 2.5 hour flight. I’ve been told over the years that if I go anywhere, I should check out Greece. While I’ve always been a big fan of […]

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Sotto 13 of NYC
May 292013

This week I got the chance to check out a hip new joint in Chelsea that’s been getting rave reviews. We wanted to see what all the fuss was about so we headed down there on a Saturday night to get a taste of what they had to offer. They promote themselves as an establishment […]

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Madison, WI: Taliesin

Madison, WI: Taliesin

The Home of Frank Lloyd Wright

May 182013

On the Savvy Stews’ Team tour of Madison, Wisconsin they took a trip to the country to check out the former home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Needless to say the drama unfolded as Fergie was told she couldn’t go along for the ride, Gailen was ready to back out, Bobby had no idea where they were and Patti was uninterested — Brad, however, well, he was the only one into it — or was he?

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The scene’s extra-spectacular in Montreal this summer, and there’s something for absolutely everyone.  The Village becomes a car-free pin promenade, FIMA offers art galore outdoors, Divers/Cite has everything from dance parties to drag shows, and Montreal Pride hits its stride with the Parade and lots, lots, more!

Aires Libres: a breath of fresh air in the Village

From May 16 to September 13, the Village takes back the street, turning it into a fabulous 15-block pedestrian walkway during Aires Libres. Check out everything from public art to sun-soaked patios to streetside performances as you stroll, and enjoy the pretty pink-ball canopy and Pride-every-day feel!

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Find your art at FIMA

The Festival International Montréal en Arts (FIMA), the Village’s first major LGBT happening, kicks off summer with a bang from June 12 to 16. An open-air exhibition showcasing works from over 120 artists from across North America, it also features short film screenings, multimedia performances and immersive installations.

From dance to drag to DJs, Divers/Cité dazzles

It’s big, bold and more fun than you ever imagined: from July 30 to August 4, pull out your party frock because Divers/Cité has outdoor dances, world-class DJs, spectacular performances, film screenings and more. Don’t miss Mascara, the world’s biggest open-air drag show, plus tons of performances outdoors.

Be part of our Montréal Pride

We’ll be pouring into the streets for the Pride Parade on August 18, but Montréal Pride is more than the high-flying, festive march – it’s seven days (August 12 to 18) of back-to-back fun, including Family Day, Community Day, T-Dances for the masses and then some!

Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon

A star of the silver screen, Alfred Hitchcock’s muse and the Princess of Monaco – Grace Kelly was utterly captivating. With From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon, the McCord Museum premieres a behind-the-scenes peek at this fascinating woman and her many roles, through everything from photos to clothing to love letters.

 

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Dublin: The White House, The Brooks & Malahide Castle
May 82013

The Savvy Stews have landed in Dublin! Check out their trivago tour through the city visiting the President of Ireland, A Castle, The Guinness Storehouse and, of course, The Brooks Hotel!

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New hotels, traditional markets and a permanent exhibit on the life of Audrey Hepburn are among the highlights of 2013 in the Lake Geneva Region.

Spotlight on Hotel News
Hôtel des Inventions is a new three-star hotel in Ecublens, a suburb of Lausanne. Set to open in early summer, each of its 50 rooms and suites will highlight a different Swiss invention, from Lindt chocolate and bircher müesli to the bathyscaphe of Auguste Piccard. The property is a member of the Hôtels et Patrimoine group.

Le Baron Tavernier, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards in Chexbres, has just completed eight new suites and the new Spa Valmont, with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hammam and sauna. The hotel offers a wide variety of regional specialties in the traditional restaurant, as well as panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps.

La Maison d’Igor is a new eight-room boutique hotel in the lakeside town of Morges, located in the house where composer Igor Stravinsky lived between 1915 and 1917. Stravinsky composed several notable works here, including Renard. Surrounded by lush gardens, the hotel has opened its new restaurant, La Table d’Igor, with a menu comprised of dishes made with fresh local and seasonal products.

Living Traditions: Markets

Farm-to-table has been a way of life in Switzerland for centuries. The best way to experience this “Living Tradition” today is at one of the open-air markets in the Lake Geneva region. In Yverdons-les-Bains, a food and flower market is held every Tuesday and Saturday, while Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days in both Lausanne and Morges. The most colorful market of all may well be the Marchés Folkloriques de Vevey, held every Saturday from July to September, where visitors can taste wine from the local vineyards in addition to shopping for fresh local produce, cheese, breads and more.

Spotlight on Museums

The actress Audrey Hepburn is the focus of a newly opened permanent exhibition at the Fondation Bolle in the town of Morges, where she lived for nearly 30 years. Objects,

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photos and other materials have come from Hepburn’s partner, Robert Wolders, and her son, Luca Dotti.

During the ongoing renovation of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, which promotes the union of sport, art and culture, visitors can board a boat with Olympic exhibits that will be moored at the Ouchy Pier all summer. The museum is expected to reopen its doors in October 2013, after a nearly two year renovation.

La Maison d’Ailleurs in Yverdon-les-Bains is currently presenting its first permanent exhibition, Souvenirs du Futur. Showing the development of science fiction from the 19th to the 21st century, the museum utilizes its collection of more than 100,000 items, including books, cartoons, posters and toys. The exhibit runs until August 25.

The Castle of Prangins, located close to Nyon, has just opened a new permanent exhibition, Noblesse oblige! Life in a Castle in the 18th Century. The exhibit focuses on the everyday life of a noble family in the canton of Vaud at the end of the 18th century, an in-depth look at wealth, property and family life.

The Lavaux Vinorama is a discovery centre dedicated to the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the shores of Lake Geneva. More than 170 wines produced in the Lavaux are on display and each week, a selection of wines is available for tasting.

Spotlight on Festivals & Culture

The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival promises to be one of the best in recent memory, with performances by Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sting, Diana Krall and Kraftwerk, among others. More than 220,000 music fans are expected to attend the festival at the Stravinski Auditorium and Miles Davis Hall from July 5 to 20, 2013.

St. Prex Classics 2013 will take place from August 20 to September 1, 2013, in Saint-Prex on the shores of Lake Geneva, not far from Lausanne. The event features major performers from the worlds of chamber music, ballet and vocal performers on the Luna stage. The revolutionary Luna project, created by the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) was designed to increase temporarily increase seating in the historic medieval town of Saint-Prex while preserving the architecture and the setting. The dome of the Luna stage also provides exceptional acoustics for international performers.

Alt. +1000 festival de photographie is focused on the village of Rossinière in the foothills of the Swiss Alps from July 13 to September 22, 2013. The village is renowned for its 17th- and 18th- century architecture and verdant setting and the second edition of this unique photography festival will contrast this village identity with the inquisitive and provocative viewpoints of contemporary photographers.

The 19th Avenches Opera Festival runs from July 5 to 18th and will feature Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” in Avenches’ magnificent Roman arena. This festival has evolved into one of Europe’s major opera events, a unique venue for renowned national and international artists who perform in a striking setting that attracts thousands of opera lovers every year

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The Savvy Stews have moved on to higher altitudes this week by visiting The Lake Tahoe Northstar Resort, which they found on Trivago.com.

This layover kept them bundled up and busy, starting with the event of all events the North Tahoe Snow Carve.

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Northstar California Resort

Northstar California Resort

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April 172013

The Savvy Stews have moved on to higher altitudes this week by visiting The Lake Tahoe Northstar Resort, which they found on Trivago.com.

This layover kept them bundled up and busy, starting with the event of all events the North Tahoe Snow Carve.

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The Keating Hotel

The Keating Hotel

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April 102013

Last year The Keating Hotel in San Diego was featured on Gordon Ramsey’s FOX reality series “Hotel Hell.” In case you missed it (or the whole series), the show enters hotels, looks for it’s issues, brings them to light, gets the hotel staff in shape, refurbishes the rooms and public areas, then re-opens; no longer as hellacious as when Gordon entered. Got the gist?

Well, The Keating Hotel was poratrayed as having bad management, a lack of staff (the hotel’s manager was cleaning rooms), a chef that buckled under stress (he passed out) and a slew of other issues. BUT, are they all true?

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Colorado Wine Country features 21 wineries with year-round tasting rooms and boasts more than 275 days of sunshine annually. Grand Junction has been named one of the eight sunniest cities in the United States by TourismReview.com. It is nestled near the 11,000-foot Grand Mesa and the 7,500-foot Book Cliffs. Grand Junction is the largest city in [...]

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Hawaii
April 72013

Lumeria Maui, Hawaii’s premier destination retreat, launches new sustainability workshop to educate individuals in sustainable agriculture and energy practices in the Hawaiian islands. In addition to its yoga, well-being and personal growth programming, Lumeria Maui cultivates edible gardens and offers a farm-to-table dining experience.  The new workshop highlights the retreat’s commitment to educational offerings in [...]

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Sun, surf, sand and a slew of new amenities and offerings are in store for travelers to Nassau Paradise Island this year. From renovations to new restaurants and attractions, there is something for every guest traveling to the popular beach destination. An easily accessible destination, Nassau Paradise Island offers a wide variety of accommodations to [...]

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Whale watching season in San Diego has traditionally occurred from December through April when California gray whales journey from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California. Recently, however, several whale watching companies have expanded the range of sea outings, and visitors to San Diego have the unique opportunity to glimpse [...]

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Just north of Naples, you will experience Florida the way it used to be.  Estero Island offers miles of exotic white, sandy beaches along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and is complete with extraordinary sunsets, exceptional shelling and unique wildlife that attract visitors from around the world. Estero Island is the perfect location for a [...]

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Fire Island
March 62013

This year Fire Island Pines, the world’s premier gay summer mecca, which draws visitors from around the globe with its gorgeous beaches and bustling social  scene founded on freedom of expression, celebrates its 60th anniversary. The Pines, located just fifty miles from New York City, long ago proved to be the most accessible – and liberating – [...]

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Big Bear, CA
March 12013

Big Bear makes spring break simple with a math equation any student can calculate and score an A+. This spring students catch a break with discounted, all-day lift tickets good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain bundled together with discounted accommodations at a participating Big Bear lodge. Rates start as low as $69 per [...]

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Phoenix: Tapatio Cliffs, Hot Air Balloon, Fate Brewing
February 272013

The Savvy Stews are on the move again and this week they have landed in Phoenix Arizona where they are determined to take their layover to new heights! They hit the ground running and thanks to the amazing winter weather were able to make the most of their time in the valley of the sun.

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It’s cold outside but warm on Mexico’s beautiful Riviera Maya and Cancun beaches. Get out of the cold and enjoy Spectacular Savings at the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen and the Gran Caribe Real Cancun.   Just in time for spring break you can book your getaway now and save up to 35% on a fabulous all-inclusive luxury vacation. Here are […]

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Mark your calendar. Alpenglow Sports has teamed up with Tahoe Cross Country, both based in Tahoe City, to present the first-ever Lake Tahoe Nordic Festival Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. This event is free and open to the public and includes film presentation, clinics, as well as groups skis and races. Prestigious snow […]

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South African Safari….
February 22013

Lion World Tours Offers a 5-Star South Africa Safari Including All Air and All Taxes from USD $3,799* from 28 U.S. Cities Suspend reality on this luxury five-star South Africa safari adventure for $3,799 per person, including taxes. This saves a whopping $2,000 per person on competing packages. On this spectacular seven-night journey, spot majestic wildlife, sample fine wine and olive […]

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British Fine Artists participate in the world’s most unusual, ‘moving’ Art Exhibition – up the masts of Olympic Star Class Yachts Goldie, Begbie, Pam Glew, EINE, Julian Opie and Wendy Taylor go up the mast As the snow kept falling and in minus temperatures the scene better resembled the Winter Olympics than a sailing regatta, […]

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Palm Springs, CA – During Presidents’ Day Weekend and Modernism Week, thousands of art lovers, designers and collectors will be attending two shows taking place at the Palm Springs Convention Center to shop for vintage furniture, decorative arts, and to meet with artists and designers.      Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Date: February 15-17, […]

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Next year marks the beginning of ‘The Gathering’, Ireland’s yearlong celebration of culture and tradition, and Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) invites travelers from across America to join in the festivities. With over 70 million people around the world claiming Irish ancestry, Ireland is dubbing 2013 as ‘The Gathering’, a party for the people, kicking off with an unforgettable […]

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Real Resorts recognizes that each celebration of love is unique and that a destination wedding should combine the beauty of the destination with respect for the couples’ beliefs and desires. With this in mind Real Resorts has added three new options to its selection of destination weddings. Now, Real Resorts truly offers the largest selection of […]

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Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland

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December 62012

The Savvy Stews are helping you book a trip to Basel, Switzerland!

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Lumeria Maui, the newest Hawaii destination for wellbeing, which opened January 2012, has been selected to join the Healing Hotels of the World,  an outstanding global brand of carefully selected, luxurious retreats, hotels and resorts with a focus on holistic health and wellbeing. With more than 80 partner properties worldwide, Healing Hotels is the authentic and […]

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Salt Lake City is the world’s largest ski town — is experiencing a true Renaissance, thanks to the recent opening of a $2 billion redevelopment project, City Creek, as well as two groundbreaking museums and scores of new restaurants and bars. With the upcoming completion of the TRAX light rail line from Salt Lake City […]

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The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau (CACVB) excitedly reports that its “Charlottesville, Virginia” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/charlottesvillevirginia) is the world’s #1 most talked about City Travel and Leisure page in the world this week, as rated by both Quintly.com and PageData.com. According to Quintly.com (a web site, which tracks statistics for social media platforms), “Charlottesville, […]

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San Jose, California.
November 222012

With harvest season in full swing at vineyards west of San Jose, winemakers are creating their next great vintage, making it a great time to visit. In addition to wonderful wine tasting experiences at harvest festivals and wineries, San Jose offers a continuously cultivating tourism product, from stylish hotel enhancements to fantastic new exhibits. Hotel Happenings Fairmont San Jose: Starting […]

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Majorca is one of the finest places in the Mediterranean Sea off the south east coast of mainland Spain.  With its white sand beaches and warm blue sea, you are on your way to a fabulous vacation spending it during the Majorca holidays. It is an ideal destination for those wanting a lively fun packed holiday […]

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Pagosa Springs, Colo. – Pagosa Springs is home to Wolf Creek Ski Resort, one of Colorado’s most affordable, family-friendly ski areas, which receives an average of 465 inches of natural snowfall each year. But for those who prefer to experience off-slope winter adventures, Pagosa, surrounded by more than three million acres of national forest and wilderness areas, […]

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