45 minutes agoWhen Upper East Siders Adelle and Robert Rathe boarded a flight to Saint Martin in mid-January, they left behind a typically cold New York day. By the time they return from their resort getaway in mid-April, the trees in Central Park will have started to bloom. The Rathes are hardly the first weather-worn Northeasterners to trade puffy coats and slushy sidewalks for bathing suits and white sand. And although they once considered buying property on the Caribbean island they’ve fallen for over the decades, they’ve found something even better to splurge on: about 90 consecutive nights at Belmond La Samanna, a luxury resort that reopened in December after a $25 million renovation. “A lot of our friends wonder what we pay,” Adelle jokes. “I tell them they can find out by calling the hotel.” (Run math based on the hotel’s starting rate of $545 per night, though, and the pair is likely looking at a deep-five-figure bill-minimum-before … [Read more...] about Snowbirds trade vacation homes for winters at 5-star resorts
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Jenna Intersimone Bridgewater Courier News Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 At almost any given time, I'm more than happy to get on a plane on a moment's notice, thrilled to check out a new destination — the further, the better. However, to me, July and August are precious months in the Northeast. When the rays are warm and the days are endless, why get on a plane when there's so much to do in the tri-state area that leaving, paradoxically, causes you to miss out on the fun? If you're loving your time in this finally-sunny region but you're still itching for a little getaway, then check out some of these long weekend trips that are within a few hours ride from Central Jersey. Feel free to pack the car to your heart's desire! READ: Grand Cascades Lodge, an N.J. retreat READ: A taste of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail READ: How to spend your Lehigh Valley getaway Seneca Lake, New York Every year, my dad takes my sister and me to a beautiful, … [Read more...] about NJ destinations: 5 trips for a long weekend away from Central Jersey
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by The Getaway Trips close to home (within easy driving distance) are increasingly popular. For those who want a quick break, resorts across the country offer activities like horseback riding, fishing and canoeing. ByShivani Vora July 6, 2018 Weekend vacations to destinations that American travelers can reach by driving appear to be growing in popularity: In the 2018 Luxe Report from the travel network Virtuoso, 25 percent of the network’s more than 16,000 advisers reported seeing a significant increase in demand for one- to three-day vacations within driving distance from home. Weekend trips in general are on the uptick, according to MMGY Global’s Portrait of American Travelers 2016-2017 report, which found that 62 percent of travelers from a pool of 2,948 respondents said that they took one or more weekend … [Read more...] about Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options
Independence Day doesn’t officially arrive until next Wednesday, so that means this weekend is getting a jump on the hooplah with festivals, parades, parties and of course, fireworks. Lots of them. Gathered here are four score and more ways to celebrate around the Tampa Bay area. Compiled by Kelly A. Stefani, Times Staff WriterHILLSBOROUGHDowntown Tampa Due to construction at Channelside, downtown Tampa’s fireworks move to the Tampa Convention Center, bringing good viewing areas all along the Riverwalk. Free. 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8511. 9-10 p.m. July 4.Plant CityPlant City’s family style celebration features games, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumps, corn hole, balloon art, bounce houses, military salute, food vendors, live music by the Fifth Gear Band and a fireworks finale. Free, $5 parking. Plant City Stadium & Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1810 E Park Road, Plant City. (813) 659-4255. 6-9:15 p.m. July 4.Temple TerraceThis year’s grand … [Read more...] about July 4 in Tampa Bay: Where to find fireworks, parades, parties and family fun