Category Archives: Hotels & Destinations

Perfect Timing (Acapulco)

Acapulco, dowager queen of Mexico’s coastal resorts, boasts a long, rich history, starting as a sleepy Indian village and later a shipbuilding center under 16th-century Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez. In the 1950s Acapulco was the undisputed darling of the international jet set.

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Northern Lights (Victoria)

Flower-filled Victoria is a blend of British and Native American heritage and is known as Canada’s Garden City. Situated between Seattle and Vancouver on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia’s capital is full of charm and available meeting space.

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Northern Lights (Banff)

Situated about 80 miles west of Calgary, at an elevation of 4,380 feet, the town of Banff has a population of 7,500 people. The town is inside Canada’s oldest national park (also called Banff), which encompasses 2500+ square miles of magnificent mountain wilderness.

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Wild Montana (Butte)

Like many Montana communities, Butte came into existence because of the promise of easy gold. But by 1870, gold mining had all but died. Then, miners struck the richest deposit of copper ever found. The discovery instantly turned many of the town’s rough-and-tumble miners into wealthy copper barons, and put Butte permanently on the map.

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At the Summit (Breckenridge)

Once an old mining town with roots dating back to 1859, Breckenridge has transformed itself in recent decades into one of the world’s premier ski destinations. Today, the town is home to more than 100 restaurants and 200 shops, and it’s known among skiers as something of a party town.

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Wild Montana (Bozeman)

Located in the heart of the Rockies, Bozeman naturally supports abundant outdoor recreational opportunities—everything from skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, to fishing, hiking, kayaking and mountain biking in the spring and summer months.

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Wild Montana (Billings)

Surrounded by sandstone Rimrocks in the Great Plains, Montana’s most populous city only claims about 128,000 residents. Here, the cattle still outnumber the people 12 to 1. Yet with an ever-increasing population, Billings offers some of the state’s largest conference facilities.

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East Meets Best (Berkeley)

Berkeley maintains a bohemian, if not radical-sixties, flavor. A jaunt down Telegraph Avenue may inspire visions of deja-vu all over again, with its counterculture dropouts and vendor-packed street scene.

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The Winding Road

Like the name implies, Bend sits at one of the many bends of the winding Deschutes River that cuts across its city center. However, located in the heart of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range that divides the state’s east from west, Bend is most often associated with the surrounding rugged mountains and deep evergreen wildernesses.

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Northern Lights (Whistler)

Whistler is a true all-season mountain resort. In winter, skiers and snowboarders descend upon the village to take advantage of the more than 200 trails on 8,100 skiable acres, available to aficionados of all levels. In fact, Whistler Blackcomb will host the 2010 Winter Olympics’ downhill skiing events.

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