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Like Where You Play? Why Not Stay!

Like Where You Play?  Why Not Stay!
Imagine waking up to a view of rolling olive groves or clear azure waters – from the comfort of your own holiday home. Dreaming of buying your own holiday villa or ski property but don’t know where or how? Whether it is a Tuscan villa surrounded by yellow sunflower meadows or a cozy wooden lodge perched on the powdery slopes of the Alps, a holiday home is often a dream come true. There are plenty of properties for sale, if you look hard enough, you’ll be able to find a good deal. Here are some...
May 12th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 4
Filed under: holidays, Hotels & Places to Stay

The Day of the Great Victory In WWII

The Day of the Great Victory In WWII
If you happen to visit St. Petersburg (or any other city in Russia) on May 9, you will touch one of the most important event here. Namely “touch”, I mean, you will be deeply involved since it’s about the day when the Hitler’s Germany surrended to the Soviet Union and its allies. In Europe it happened on May 8, in the USSR it was already May 9. That’s the greatest festival for all Russians, so you may be even surprised how widely it’s being celebrated, but you...
April 27th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, history, holidays

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos

Mother’s Day Brunch With The Kiddos
Leave household responsibilities behind. For Moms who may have gone too long between dining experiences that involve only chicken nuggets and pizza, Mother’s Day Brunch is a great excuse to dress up and spend quality time in Boston with the family. Pricey but near great is the Mother’s Day brunch offered at Henrietta’s Table at the Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St., 617-661-5005)(Map) . Henrietta’s Table is totally haute-crunchy and organic. Highlights include a raw bar, carved...
April 26th, 2010 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, holidays, Restaurants & Bars

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining
I am not a huge fan of brunch buffets.  It is no fault of the restaurants or the delicious items being served, it is totally the fault of my own indecision.  Do I eat the breakfast items or the lunch entrees?  It ’s a buffet you say, eat both!  But frankly, the thought of buttermilk pancakes drowning in sweet maple syrup sitting next to salmon with dill sauce just doesn’t win me over and thus my dilemma. With the release of the Easter Holiday menus at several of the Walt Disney World...
April 4th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, holidays, Walt Disney World

St Patrick’s Day Festival

St Patrick’s Day Festival
Where else but Dublin would the St Patrick’s Day celebrations go on for days? The St Patrick’s Festival in the capital city is on from 12 – 17 March this year. Anticipation for the big day has been growing since the weekend – with events for family, comedy, music, and even film. All the festivities will commence on Wednesday as the parade winds its way through the city center. And the weathermen are even forecasting sunshine. Dubliners take their costumes seriously, and shamrocks...
March 15th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: featuredarticle, festivals, holidays, St. Patrick's Day

Even Little Leprechans Will Love St. Patrick’s Day at Disney

Even Little Leprechans Will Love St. Patrick’s Day at Disney
When we think about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day a few things immediately come to mind.  Few of those include children. Raglan Road Restaurant in Downtown Disney has planned a celebration that includes the kids. A previous post discussed this charming Irish restaurant at Walt Disney World Resort (map).  Now news from Orlando Sentinel shares that Raglan Road has planned all day family fun complete with traditional food and entertainment. Beginning at 11:00 am on March 17, adult guests...
March 15th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, holidays

Chinatown Celebrates 2010 the Year of the Golden Tiger

Chinatown Celebrates 2010 the Year of the Golden Tiger
The  year 2010, which begins February 14 and ends February 2, 2011, is the Year of the Golden Tiger and this year, not only does it herald the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, but it’s also Saint Valentine’s Day.  So while you and your honey are downtown celebrating the Olympics,  why not come to Chinatown and join in the festivities there. Vancouver boasts the third largest Chinatown in North America and it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations.  The New Years parade is...
February 13th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Attractions, Chinese New Years, Events, Family Friendly, History & Information, holidays, parades, The Arts

Valentines Day – Chocolate with a difference in Atlanta

Valentines Day – Chocolate with a difference in Atlanta
... have a great selection of chocolates, specialty drink and wines. If you’re single – don’t stay home and grumble about “dumb holidays.” Get out and get some chocolate. (Photo: personal collection.) Related places: A 5530 Windward Pkwy View Details and Book B ...
February 4th, 2010 | Linda Erbele | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Food & Beverage, holidays

Say “I Love You” with These Packages and Deals

Say “I Love You” with These Packages and Deals
Even though Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, it isn’t too late to make some plans. If you are looking for a romantic and fun way to tell your special someone, “I love you,” check out the different packages and deals available at properties throughout the South. Quartz Mountain Resort in Lone Wolf, Okla., (map) is offering a Valentine’s Day package that includes a king-size guestroom and dinner for two. Available for Valentine’s weekend is the “Be My Valentine” package...
January 18th, 2010 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: deals, holidays, packages, Places to stay in the South, valentine's day

What to Do in St. Petersburg January, 1-10

What to Do in St. Petersburg January, 1-10
... I’ writing about the period between  1st and 10th January, it’s because these ten days the Russians have their winter holidays.  It may be rather unusual for someone, but in Russia such long holidays have been taking place a few past years. Which doesn’t mean at all that public services are off and all shops are closed. Though today many of them really are The beautifully adorned city’s streets invite to some open-airs. At the Dvortsovaya (Palace) square every day till...
January 1st, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: entertainment, featuredarticle, holidays

There’s Still Time to Take in those Holiday Lights!

There’s Still Time to Take in those Holiday Lights!
All around Metro Vancouver there are incredible displays of holiday lights.  Each neighbourhood has it’s favorite decorated house.  And although you may need a car in order to see most of them, there are also many neighbourhoods that you can reach by transit, or in the downtown core, by foot.  Many of the displays collect donations for worthy charities. In my own neighbourhood, East Vancouver, every year the folks on the blocks of the 2400 – 2900 Trinity St. hold an annual fundraiser...
December 28th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, holiday decorations, holiday lights, holidays, Outdoors & Recreation

Where in the South…Holiday Named Places Throughout the Region

Where in the South…Holiday Named Places Throughout the Region
... is, Rudolph, Texas. Are residents always on their best behavior in Santa Claus, Ga., or Saint Nicholas, Fla.? Who doesn’t like to decorate for the holidays, especially in places like Garland, Texas, Tannenbaum, Ark., or Mistletoe, Ky. So, whether you’re in Noel, Mo., Jolly, Texas, Shepherd, Miss., or Chestnut, WVa., have a peaceful Christmas Eve and a very Merry Christmas. photo credit: (J)oy to the world, flickr, creative commons by JonathanCohen ...
December 24th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: holiday fun, holidays, Places to see in the South

18 Holiday Events in the South to do Before Christmas

18 Holiday Events in the South to do Before Christmas
... oops, arrive for Christmas, you are in luck. You can still have time to steal away a few moments to enjoy the many sights and sounds of the holidays in the South. From the 25th annual Candy Cane Lane in Pocahontas, Ark., to the Miracle on Fulton Street in New Orleans to Fantasy of Lights in Sumter, S.C., there are many ways to enjoy the last moments of the Christmas holidays. Soak in the holiday spirit as you listen to the 2009 Christmas Novena at Saint Mary’s of the Barrens Church in Perryville,...
December 22nd, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, Holiday events, holidays, Things to See in the South

Must See Christmas Trees in DC

Must See Christmas Trees in DC
... decorated (and some not so beautiful) Christmas Trees to see. Here’s a few of my favorite Christmas trees in Washington, DC to visit over the holidays with no admission charges. The National Christmas Tree across from The White House – while not exactly pretty, or beautifully decorated, it is the official National tree of the nation.  It’s been described as a tree with an ugly hair net over it, and…it does somewhat earn that reputation. The Capitol Christmas Tree on the west lawn of the...
December 20th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: best of week, christmas, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, holidays

Visit Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

Visit Gingerbread Lane at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver
“And I had but one penny in the world. Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbred.” William Shakespeare “Love’s Labours Lost” ETYMOLOGY: Middle England gingerbred, a stiff pudding, with preserved ginger. GINGERBREAD:  A dark molasses cake flavored with ginger. Do you remember the story about Hansel and Gretel and how they got lost in the forest and found a strange little gingerbread house made with cookies and candy?  And do you remember the story about the Gingerbread...
December 19th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, christmas, Christmas events, Events, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, festival, holidays

Where to Enjoy Christmas Music, Dance, Theatre

Where to Enjoy Christmas Music, Dance, Theatre
... And I still love attending special holiday entertainment.  Here’s a list of just some of the events going on right now and over the Christmas holidays, fun for the whole family! WINTER SPECTACULAR: from now until December 19  at the Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster.  This is a mythical, dream coastal rainforest in winter featuring a cast of over 40 performers with special performances by Cassius Khan, the Vancouver Circus School Performers and the NWSS Choir. TICKETS: at...
December 18th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, Attractions, Christmas events, Events, Family Friendly, holidays, Performing Arts - Theater & Dance

Best Holiday Light Displays in DC

Best Holiday Light Displays in DC
... some of the Washington, DC best area’s best displays of holiday lights. Bull Run Festival of Lights This festival has been lighting the holidays for over a decade.  This huge display of holiday lights in Northern Virginia has drawn over 125,000 visitors each year.  Stop by the winter carnival, complete with carnival rides, ice skating, live entertainment and food.Address – 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VirginiaHours – Nightly from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 Monday to Thursday and Sunday,...
December 16th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: best of week, christmas, Family Friendly, featuredarticle, holidays

A Parade of Christmas Trees: The 12 Days of Christmas Has Begun!

A Parade of Christmas Trees: The 12 Days of Christmas Has Begun!
There was a dusting of fresh snowfall on Sunday when the 12 Days of Chritmas at GE Ice Plaza, Robson Square launched it’s Christmas celebrations.  Dozens of children cheered as Santa rode around the rink on a zamboni.  Families can have their photos taken with Santa and visit his workshop every day until December 24.  There’ll be live entertainment too.  So come on down to Robson Square, enjoy a spin around on the beautiful new skating rink, and take in all the festive sights. Just...
December 15th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, christmas, Events, Family Friendly, holidays

12 Days of Christmas: Sweet Southern Gingerbread Houses

12 Days of Christmas: Sweet Southern Gingerbread Houses
... of sugar – 3,000 eggs – 435 egg white – 300 pounds of shortening – 15 gallons of milk – 14 pounds of special holidays spices and 300 hours of labor? A 17-foot wide, 12-foot high pirate ship known as the S.S. Ginger Amelia. Currently docked at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Fla., map) until December 28, the creation was a perfect choice to represent a destination that had once been ruled under eight different flags. “A few years ago, we began to focus on...
December 15th, 2009 | Apryl Chapman Thomas | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Holiday events, holidays, Things to See in Florida, Things to See in the South

Best Gourmet Products to Buy in Lisbon

Best Gourmet Products to Buy in Lisbon
Portugal could well be qualified as a top gourmet destiny. There’s even a chance it is already so by some. We have so many exquisite delicacies that make that special gift, especially at this time of the year. Some products have already broken the frontiers… Others, who knows, may be waiting for you… Olive oil, cheeses, chorizos, wine, honey and jams, bread, canned products and sweets are just a few you may want to look for. All natural, without addictives and conservatives, using but the best...
December 14th, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Food & Beverage, holidays, Shopping