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Take 5: Top Things To Do In Ocean Beach

Paradise Point ~

A one-of-a-kind seaside neighborhood, Ocean Beach, or “O.B.” as locals call it, is one of the few remaining San Diego beach neighborhoods with a small town feel.  At its heart is the 1900-foot Ocean Beach Pier – the longest concrete pier on the West coast, offering unmatched views of the Pacific Ocean. After a stroll out to sea along the dock, head inland to experience the best of this quirky area known as “seven square miles surrounded by reality.” 

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Tis the Season for Holiday Packages at Skamania Lodge, near Portland, Oregon

Skamania Lodge® ~

Festive, elegant and fun, the holidays at Skamania Lodge and the Columbia River Gorge are celebrated with food and treasured traditions that make this truly the “most wonderful time of the year!”

Skamania Lodge is pleased to present its 2014 Holiday Packages!  A holiday tradition for families and couples, a stay at this area Portland, Oregon hotel during the holidays offers the opportunity to enjoy a full array of festive holiday events from Thanksgiving throughout the New Year.

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Mixology 101: Ethereal Spirits

Inn and Spa at Loretto ~

Mix up this concotion for your halloween party, but we warned, Sister George may just join you! 

"The Smoking Nun" Cocktail by Inn and Spa at Loretto

Paying homage to Loretto’s infamous ethereal resident, the cigar smoking Sister George, who roams the halls of the hotel leaving the scent of cigar everywhere she goes. 

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4 Last Minute Texas-Themed Halloween Ideas

Hotel Derek ~

Not quite ready for Halloween? Here are 4 fun ways to add some Texas flare to your spooktacular celebrations. (If your idea of a fun Halloween night in Houston includes being wined & dined or relaxing in a suite, stop reading this blog and contact us about our current special offers!)

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Veterans Day Promotion in Atwater on Gore Creek

Vail Cascade ~

The U.S. Armed Forces is considered one of the world's largest militaries, comprised of countless service men and women that dedicate their lives to serve and protect the red, white and blue. To show gratitude for their fearless contributions, Vail Cascade Resort's Managing Director John Garth invites all active and retired service personnel to enjoy a FREE dinner entrée on Monday, November 10 or a FREE breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée on Tuesday, November 11 in Atwater on Gore Creek, the hotel’s signature restaurant.

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What's New in Downtown Tempe, Arizona

Tempe, Arizona is rapidly changing, and if you have not been to the area recently, it’s time to go!  With so many new restaurants, bars, shops, and recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone to do in the downtown Tempe area.   Here is just a sample of the latest to open in the Mill Avenue District:

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Sunday Funday: The Perks of Checking in at Hotel Derek on a Sunday

Hotel Derek ~

The weekend doesn't have to end on Sunday when you celebrate Sunday Funday at Hotel Derek, Houston's hippest boutique hotel! Picture this: it's Sunday (as in, the day before your week of meetings) and you just checked in at Hotel Derek. First things first, we'll give you an upgraded room and a welcome cocktail while you get situated in your new digs. Once you’re properly settled in, head down to Revolve Kitchen + Bar and enjoy our selection of craft Texas beers over a game of pool, then unwind poolside with front row seats at our nightly outdoor movie. More of the explorer type? We’re just minutes from the fashionable Galleria area and our complimentary shuttle can have you there in a flash.

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Ways to Make Your Meeting Festive and Fun on Halloween

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center ~

With Halloween just around the corner, millions are preparing by stocking up on fun-size candy bars, following online tutorials to painstakingly create children’s costumes, and hitting the party store for some spooky decorations.  However, as one of the nation’s favorite holidays, Halloween is not just for kids anymore.  With all of the fun that Halloween has to offer, it can be great to incorporate this ghostly day into your meeting or conference! Check out how below.

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Thanksgiving in Lake Tahoe: Reconnect with your family

Resort at Squaw Creek ~

Celebrate the holiday at our California luxury resort and enjoy two of North Lake Tahoe's best restaurants. 

Thanksgiving is one of our nation's favorite holidays - and for good reason. Celebrated by just about everyone, it brings families and friends together for a weekend of good food, conversation, and relaxation.

 

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Famous Celebrity Sightings at The Embassy Row Hotel

The Embassy Row Hotel ~

Denzel Washington Embassy Row Hotel

 

Our concierge Fassil is greeting Denzel Washington 

 

If you’re looking to spot a celebrity on your vacation in Washington, DC, you can try frequenting charming neighborhoods with the likes of Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Nab yourself reservations at classics like Café Milano, The Source, and Old Ebbitt Grill. Since 1970, the hotel built by multi-millionaire Dr. Cyrus Katzen, has had an illustrious history. Starting at the ribbon cutting ceremony, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 86-year-old daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt and wife of former Speaker of the House Nicholas Longworth, cut the ceremonial ribbon in December 1970. That’s the tip of the iceburg for celebrity sightings at this Dupont Circle hotel.

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Penthouse Meetings in Miami Beach

Eden Roc Miami Beach ~

Eden Roc Miami Beach is a place where legends meet. With more than 50 years of gracing Miami Beach's Golden Mile, exclusivity and experience above any other has always been offered to the nation's top entertainers and celebrities at our iconic hotel. Now, we are extending that same exclusive treatment to those participating in the Penthouse Meeting Collection at our hotel.

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Warm Winter Vacations

Destination Hotels & Resorts ~

It’s getting to be that time of year. The leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping. Winter is right around the corner and we’ve got a roundup of three properties that are perfect escapes from winter’s icy grip.

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San Diego’s Top Breweries: Part Two

Paradise Point ~

With numerous craft breweries popping up throughout the county and a 10-day celebration devoted to the industry every November, San Diego’s beer culture just continues to grow. Slated for November 7-16 this year, San Diego Beer Week is the ideal opportunity to experience the “capital of craft” through special events at tasting rooms across the city. Already visited San Diego’s top five breweries and ready to move on to what’s next and notable? Try this handful of other top San Diego craft breweries during Beer Week or any other time of year to take your beer game to the next level. 

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Wedding Wednesday: Congratulations, Brittany & David! Destination Beach Wedding in Charleston, SC - Fall Weddings - October Wedding Ideas

Wild Dunes® Resort ~

Love at first sight! That's how we feel with these gorgeous new photos of Brittany & David's recent Wild Dunes Resort wedding captured & shared by the talented Renee Nicole {Design + Photography}.

Blush and champagne palette, handmade romantic details, wonderful use of our croquet lawn, oceanfront grand pavilion and boardwalk, laughter, smiles and the perfect sunset glow as the newlyweds - happy in love - walked alongside the Atlantic Ocean. Simply stunning!

Read on to see a snapshot of their gorgeous Charleston, SC beach wedding...

Brittany and David's Charleston, SC Beach Wedding at Wild Dunes Resort | Photo by Renee Nicole Design + Photography

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Best in Travel Awards Announced for Charleston, SC, Isle of Palms & Wild Dunes Resort -- Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014

Wild Dunes® Resort ~

Everybody's talking about...Charleston!

JUST ANNOUNCED: For the fourth consecutive year, our charming Charleston, South Carolina has been voted #1 City in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. In addition, Charleston was voted #2 Top City in the World, favorably compared to #1 Florence, Italy.  

And there’s more: We sincerely thank you for voting Isle of Palms, South Carolina as one of the Top 30 Islands in the World and our very own Wild Dunes Resort as a Top Resort in the South!

Read on to hear what Condé Nast Traveler’s Editor-in-Chief Pilar Guzmán had to say about Charleston’s exciting recognition and more details about the acclaimed travel awards. 

top travel awards conde nast traveler 2014

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