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The pool at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa at sunset


Following the conclusion of a two-year, $30 million renovation, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is celebrating its 25th anniversary with anniversary-themed programs and offers. The Silver Anniversary Charmer room package gives guests the “best available rate” on accommodations and includes a $250 resort credit, which can be used on dining, spa treatments, tennis and more.

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  • pinitbutton The Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience in New Orleans
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Walking the French Quarter on Mardi Gras Day is an experience like no other. (Credit: Jenny Peters)


A Guide to Carnival and Mardi Gras in New Orleans

by Jenny Peters


If you’re lucky enough to be spending Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, make sure to read this primer first. “Carnival” describes the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras Day (also known as Fat Tuesday), the day before Lent, the Catholic time of atonement, begins. And while some in New Orleans use that term, most just call all of the season of revelry “Mardi Gras.” It actually begins on Epiphany, January 6; but the big celebrations and major parades really happen in the last two weeks leading into Mardi Gras Day (which is a city-wide holiday in NOLA).

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  • pinitbutton Big Bear’s 48 Hour Fall Lodging Special
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View from a lodging at Big Bear Lake, CA


Nothing says fall like the changing of the leaves, perfect weather, Oktoberfest and the great outdoors. And what better way to experience this magical time of year than by saving money while you do it? But you have to move fast.

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  • pinitbutton The Bahamas Celebrates Its 40th Birthday   Travel Special
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A beach on Andros Island in The Bahamas


by Patricia Mack


Happy Birthday To You.
Happy Birthday To You.
Happy Birthday, The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Happy Birthday To You.


This nation of islands celebrated its 40th birthday this month, but it wants visitors to get the presents!

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  • pinitbutton “Terracotta Warriors” Package at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco – Travel Special
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Terracotta armored military officer, Qin dynasty (221-206 BCE) at the Asian Art Museum


You don’t need a time machine to travel back to ancient China with Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco’s “Terracotta Warriors” package. In celebration of the opening of China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy, the hotel is offering accommodations for one night, an 
exhibit keepsake and two VIP admission tickets to the Asian Art Museum. The exhibit features 120 objects from the tomb complex of China’s first emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210BC), including eight life-size terracotta warriors and two horses.

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  • pinitbutton Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez Grand Opening   Travel Special
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A guest room at Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez


There are many good reasons to visit Saint-Tropez: the seaside glamour, the star-spotting, the hot nightlife and now the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez. Discover the new luxury property coming to southeastern France with the hotel’s Grand Opening special.


Be the first to experience one of its 90 rooms and suites, Le Suffren Café by Georges, Spa My Blend by Clarins and rooftop terrace with clear-bottom pool suspended above the atrium. The décor is contemporary design with a palette of warm Mediterranean tones and bright accent colors inspired by the surrounding village. Bonus amenities include free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public spaces, iPod stations, a pillow menu and terraces overlooking the landscaped patio.

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  • pinitbutton My Puerto Rico Experience Package at La Concha, A Renaissance Resort – Travel Special
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La Concha, A Renaissance Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Eco-kayaking, Horseback Riding and Other Adventures in Puerto Rico


Skip the cleaning this spring and escape to the Caribbean with the My Puerto Rico Experience Package from La Concha, A Renaissance Resort. Recently renovated to the tune of $220 million, this beachfront resort in San Juan comprises 483 rooms (including 226 suites), a casino, lobby bar and five on-site restaurants, including Perla, a floating seashell restaurant.

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  • pinitbutton The Sky Lodge Couples Ski Retreat Package   Travel Special
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Park City, Utah

Romantic Winter Wonderland Escape


With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, you’ll need to get your romantic plans in order — and fast. The Sky Lodge in Park City, Utah, is here to help with its Couples Ski Retreat package.


Located in the center of Park City’s historic Old Town, The Sky Lodge is walking distance to more than 40 restaurants, as well as nightlife, museums, theatre, galleries and boutique shopping. Just steps from Park City Mountain Resort’s Town Lift, the hotel also provides easy ski-in/ski-out access, making your romantic ski vacation that much easier.

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  • pinitbutton Cal Jet Air Offers Non Stop Flights to Mazatlán   Travel Special
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Cal Jet Air debuts direct flights to Mazatlan with carrier XTRA Airways


There’s no better time than now to visit one of the hottest wintertime destinations south of the Mexican border. For the first time in years, an American airline is offering convenient and affordable non-stop flights to Mazatlán from five different U.S. locations: Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland and San Antonio.

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