Author: Maralyn D. Hill

Enjoy a Winter Weekend with a Chicago Staycation Package

Enjoy a Winter Weekend with a Chicago Staycation Package Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Offers a Sunday Special   Winter weather has hit the Windy City in full force so what better way to escape from the elements than with a simple staycation?  The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is making it easy for families to plan a weekend getaway without breaking the bank.   Available now through February 16th, the Winter Weekend Staycation Package offers a special discount which is perfect for both travelers and locals.  The package features a three night stay (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with a half price rate on Sunday to give guests plenty of time to explore all Chicago has to offer.   As a premier hotel in the Chicago Loop, this Chicago boutique hotel is steps away from State Street and Michigan Avenue shopping, fine dining and famedMillennium Park.  For more information on the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel or the Winter Weekend Staycation Package, please contact me directly.   Best, Carolyn   About Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Located in the heart of downtown Chicago at State and Wacker, the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a premier Chicago hotel just steps away from the financial and theatre districts. The hotel features The Great Street Restaurant and Bar, a contemporary restaurant overlooking the Chicago River, a rejuvenation center offering indulgent spa treatments and state-of-the-art exercise equipment, and Bar Novo, a modern, intimate space with booths and communal seating. For more information visit:http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chisr-renaissance-chicago-hotel.   Carolyn Blackman | Vice President Empower Public Relations 625...

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Isles of Scilly tours for 2014

  Press Release 2nd January 2014 Cornish Cycle Tours expand to Isles of Scilly A Cornish cycling holiday operator has become the first to offer tours around both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Cornish Cycle Tours has created two new tours, incorporating the Isles of Scilly, to its portfolio of self-guided holidays which vary in distance, length and difficulty. Famous for its scenery and sub-tropical gardens, the Isles of Scilly is an archipelago with five inhabited islands lying 30 miles off the tip of the Cornish coast. Cornishman Lanyon Rowe, who set up Cornish Cycle Tours in 2007, said: “Cyclists stay on the biggest island, St Mary’s, and the others are easily accessible by boat. Abbey Garden on Tresco is a must-visit with thousands of exotic plants. St Agnes has quaint cottages, flower fields and Britain’s most southwesterly pub, The Turk’s Head. “Lots of our customers said how much they would like to visit the islands so we’re pleased to add them to our tours. Each island has white sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery and with no set itinerary, visitors can explore them at their leisure.” Cornish Cycle Tours offer fully supported and carefully planned tours which include accommodation, luggage transfers, detailed route maps with step-by-step directions and 24 hour assistance. Cyclists only need to think of the day ahead of them whilst Cornish Cycle Tours takes care of the...

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Get Outdoors in Greater Fayetteville

Winter Outdoor Activities Abundant in 2014   Fayetteville (NC) –   With winter average highs between 55 and 65, and plenty of economical outdoor activities, the greater Fayetteville region of North Carolina is a great place to take a break from winter weather and enjoy the outdoors.   Zip Quest   One of the Top 10 Zip Lines in the country, ZipQuest delivers an amazing experience. Visitors on the 2.5 hour canopy tour enjoy eight zips lines  of different lengths and speeds,  3 canopy bridges (one over the largest waterfalls in the eastern Carolinas -Carvers Falls) , 16 platforms  above the forest and three spiral staircases.  Guests’ feet don’t touch the ground for the entire tour.  Knowledgeable  guides answer questions throughout the eco-friendly experience, including names of trees and creatures in the eco system below, and explain about the building of ZipQuest.   No two runs are the same, and a winter tour provides great visibility of Carvers Falls and the 55 acres that ZipQuest occupies.   www.ZipQuest.com   Fish & GameTrail Did you know that the largest catfish ever caught in North Carolina was caught from the Cape Fear River in Fayetteville?   This fact is  proof the greater Fayetteville has plenty to offer when it comes to fishing!  The Fish & Game Trail provides all the information you’ll need to plan your outing- including a map of all the good spots. In addition, you’ll find answers to...

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Masters and Makers @ Meritage – The Ultimate Napa Valley Food and Wine Experience – February 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2014 Contact: Andrew Bradley Marketing and Communications Manager The Meritage Resort and Spa (707) 251-1942 – direct abradley@meritageresort.com Masters and Makers @ Meritage – The Ultimate Napa Valley Food and Wine Experience The Meritage Resort and Spa Hosts Wine and Food Celebration to Showcase Napa Valley and Sonoma County NAPA, Calif. (December 10, 2014) – The Meritage Resort and Spa will host the second annual Masters and Makers @ Meritage this February. The Napa Valley food and wine experience, February 13 to February 15, 2015, will showcase Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines along with farm-fresh foods through creative wine tasting experiences, interactive seminars, a culinary class, a winemaker dinner in the Estate Cave featuring Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and a gala and grand tasting benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay. The weekend of events is aimed at teaching each attendee, no matter their wine tasting background, from novice to aficionado, more about the wines the Napa Valley is famous for. Guests are able to choose from a variety of interactive, educational and unique activities throughout the three days of tastings and events with master winemakers and master sommeliers making this the wine event that is not to be missed. Friday, February 13 – Amuse Bouche: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., The Masters and The Makers Join a Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Trinitas Cellars, and Master...

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Eagle Ridge Welcomes Fever River Outfitters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Welcomes Fever River Outfitters New Management Offers New Equipment, Activities and Fun   GALENA, Ill. (Jan. 3, 2014) – Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (www.eagleridge.com) in Galena, Ill., today announced that Fever River Outfitters, the premiere sports outfitter and outdoor adventure company in Northwest Illinois, is now managing the resort’s Nordic Center. The Nordic Center is open now and is home base for winter activities ranging from cross-country skiing to skating and sledding. “We’re excited to start this partnership with Fever River,” said Thomas Ruhs, general manager at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. “They bring a level of expertise to our Nordic Center that our guests will love. We now have more activities and newer and more modern equipment than we’ve ever had.” Just two-and-a-half hours away from Chicago, the Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located on the grounds of the resort. Formerly only open to guests, this year, for the first time, the Nordic Center is available to non-guests as well for a small access fee. The Nordic Center includes a retail shop with a wide variety of outdoor equipment and apparel, and opens to more than seven miles of cross-country ski trails, snowshoe trails, a sledding hill, and a picturesque, one-acre outdoor skating pond. “The Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort &...

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