If walking through a winter wonderland is still on your list of things to do, Maine can definitely help.
For the best conditions and trails, head to these snow-covered locales.
Five Fields Farm in Bridgton sits in the foothills of the White Mountains and has offered cross-country skiing for more than 10 years. An easy hour-long ride from Portland, Five Fields boasts accessible trails for all skill levels.
Offering equipment rentals and lessons across a variety of snow-based activities, the Nordic Heritage Center offers more than 12 miles of trails, primed and ready for winter fun. Get warm in the lodge after taking on the easy, moderate or advanced trail.
Another famous name in the game, Sugarloaf really has it all. Skiers, snowboarders and all winter-loving adventurers in between know this outdoor center for its more than 55 miles of trail loops and Nordic skiing possibilities.
Over in Bethel, Bethel Village Trails offer miles of fun in the winter sun. Hit the cross-country skiing trails, no matter your experience level, and enjoy this corner of Maine’s winter wonderland landscape.
Check out Visit Maine for more cross-country ski possibilities.
One thing surprising about the Prince Edward Island capital is its abundance of shops specializing in affordable, fashion-forward jewelry rendered in sterling silver, vermeil, 14K gold and semi-precious stones. Whether you prefer delicate pieces or bold wearable art, you can be assured the pieces for sale are inspired by the maritime island setting and, therefore, specific to the place where they are created. Here are a few shining, woman-owned examples:
Norway, a haven for visionary artists, architects and designers, showcases an exceptionally diverse array of cultural attractions. This year, the country commemorates exciting milestones and unveilings captivating enthusiasts of the arts, from iconic scenic routes to new museums to gallery openings. Up Norway features these new offerings in personalized itineraries catered to aesthetes.
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.
With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday over, many of us still wrack our brains on what to buy friends and family this holiday season. For the traveler in your life, finding the perfect gift can go a long way. Here are some top-quality products sure to impress loved ones this season:
Incentive travel has long been a way for organizations to drive sales and reward employees with opulent trips to exotic destinations. Today it encompasses even more.
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