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Lake House at High Peaks Resort

Renovation of this funky 1960s-era Adirondack motor lodge is a finalist for ‘Best of the Year’ by Interior Design Magazine Lake House is part of the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, overlooking the pristine Mirror Lake. Lake House is a separate building with a unique character and history of its own, and it has recently been completely renovated and refurbished, retaining the original Adirondack character. ...

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High Peaks Resort – a four season resort for a couple’s getaway and family vacations

We recently enjoyed a visit at High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, and this friendly and comfortable resort hotel centrally located in the town that is one of three permanent training facilities for the US Winter Olympic team. Lake Placid also hosts an annual Iron Man Competition in the summer, and is famous for its downhill skiing at the majestic Whiteface Mountain, the highest elevation ski centre in the Ea ...

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Cruising Germany’s Christmas Markets

[caption id="attachment_8660" align="aligncenter" width="199"] Nuremberg Medievel market tower[/caption] Germany is home to more than 150 Christmas markets and if you’re tempted to think they’re only about lebkuchen and mulled wine, you’re in for a surprise. Signaling the beginning of Advent, these open-air celebrations offer a whirlwind of ceremony, folklore and tradition rooted in customs dating back to t ...

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London, England: visiting Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and afternoon tea

LONDON, ENGLAND-   When you visit London, England, the one activity you will want to schedule in very early on is the Changing of the Guard. This is the process involving a new guard exchanging duty with the old one. While the ceremony begins at 11:30 each morning, at busy periods take my advice and get there at least an hour early. That gave us to find a decent spot to stand and take pictures. Thousands of ...

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Bal Harbour – Florida’s picture perfect luxury enclave

[caption id="attachment_8443" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Bal Harbour Beach warm clear water and soft sand as far as the eye can see. Photo Julie Kalan[/caption] Picture Perfect Picture it: the excitement of South Beach’s vibrant nightlife yours for the taking, countless ways of exploring the everglades’ unique eco-system, and Miami’s Latin infused culture just moments away. Now, imagine enjoying all o ...

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London, England: Get started with a great hotel and a view of the city

[caption id="attachment_8456" align="alignright" width="610"] The Kensington Hotel at the corner of Queens Gate and the Old Brompton Road. It opened in 2009 and still looks spanking new[/caption] London, England: It was about this time last year that I began planning our family trip to Europe, with a one week stop in London, England. It was great to have the team at the British Consulate General on Bay Stre ...

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Switzerland – spectacular scenery and storybook towns

[caption id="attachment_8465" align="alignright" width="610"] Lucerne on Lake Lucerne in central Switzerland and the historic Chapel Bridge and Mount Pilatus in the distance Swiss Tourism[/caption] An alpine odyssey marked by unparalleled scenery. You have to wonder how such a small country—considerably smaller than Nova Scotia—can be so heart-throbbingly beautiful. We’ve all seen pictures of it with its sn ...

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How to skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower and some other important tips in French capital

PARIS, FRANCE – If there is one monument you want to see and experience when visiting Paris, it is the Eiffel Tower (www.tour-eiffel.fr), which first opened its doors to the public on May 15 1889. [caption id="attachment_8233" align="alignleft" width="408"] A look at the Eiffel Tower all lit up[/caption] For those who want to go all the way to the top you have a few options: book tickets at least six months ...

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Turks & Caicos Provo Perfection

Exploring the natural wonders of the Turks & Caicos Islands I was floating above one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and below me a school of yellow-tailed damselfish flitted past a giant sea fan waving gracefully in the current. A vast garden of finger coral, giant brain coral and tangerine star coral stretched as far as my eye could see. [caption id="attachment_8219" align="alignleft" width="274" ...

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St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in St. Lucia

St. James's Club Morgan Bay is set amid 25 acres of colorful hillside gardens tucked into a private cove on the northern coast of St. Lucia. The all-inclusive, beachfront resort features 345 guestrooms and suites, offering post-card ocean and tropical garden views. The well-appointed accommodations span a variety of categories, including one-bedroom suites and family suites. Each offers all the comforts of ...

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