It’s that time of year when about a quarter million Sandhill Cranes arrive in Central Nebraska’s Platte River Valley in a spectacular migration display en route to their Canadian breeding grounds. Widely regarded as one of the grandest wildlife marvels in North America, the migration draws spectators from around the world. Boasting one of the longest fossil histories of any existing species of bird, remains of Sandhill Crane ancestors dating to 10 million years ago have been discovered in Nebraska.
Until mid-April, visitors can witness the event at multiple locations, and view other birdlife that includes white pelicans on the Republican River and dancing prairie chickens at McCook. Learn more about the phenomenon at the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center. Stroll the exhibits while recordings of the cranes play in the background. Murals, native wildlife exhibits, graphics and touchscreen displays are among museum highlights. Outside, a butterfly garden and paved pathways spanned by footbridges cross the north channel of the Platte River, where 10 miles of trails lead into forest, wetland habitats and rare tallgrass prairie. Other local experiences include contemporary and historic art at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, and frontier life exhibits at the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Center in Red Cloud.
Half-timbered houses cluster around old churches with needle- thin spires. Grassy paths lead into thick pine forests. Jagged, sheer-sided mountains frame peaceful Alpine meadows. Welcome to the Dolomites — 18 peaks rising to more than 10,000 feet in the northern Italian Alps — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
For the second consecutive year, Niche.com ranked The Woodlands No. 1 Best City to Live in America. Located 30 miles north of downtown Houston, the planned community sits on 28,000 tree-filled acres. A welcoming retreat from the city, the 402-room Woodlands Resort is a short drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts welcomes Inn on Fifth, located in Naples, Florida, to its portfolio of luxury and unique properties. Inn on Fifth lies in the heart of Old Naples, featuring 119 guestrooms across two buildings. The property also boasts 43 spacious suites and lies just a few minutes’ walk to a wide selection of upscale boutiques, spas, salons, art galleries, cafés and fine-dining restaurants.
ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.
California invites visitors and locals alike to experience some of Hilton’s newest hotel openings and renovations this year. Set to debut this fall, Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton lies between Malibu, and Santa Barbara, in Oxnard, California. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and conversion, the resort will accept reservations beginning Oct. 1.
Often known as the city of sunshine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes pride in its colorful history, diverse cultures, dynamic traditions and natural beauty. But even as it celebrates its heritage, Albuquerque masters the fine art of embracing the future in the present. The result: an affordable yet vibrant Southwest city that retains its soul, keeping Albuquerque fresh yet enduring.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
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