August 9, 2009 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. A capital experience Beat D.C.'s summer heat -- and high prices -- by booking the Hotel Monticello's elegant Summer Promotion Package, which takes you around our nation's capital with grace and ease, then lays you down to sleep on a sumptuous pillow-top bed in Georgetown. Hot tip: Ask a guest-service agent if you can borrow a memory-card-equipped digital camera; it's free to use. Dates: Through summer. Price: $299 per night, including two tour-bus tickets, two all-day Metro passes (for weekend stays)
April 18, 2010
The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona (Big Island) offers tours Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Reservations are required, (808) 322-2626, http://www.ohcf.us . Steelgrass Farm in Kapaa (Kauai) provides tours at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tickets are $60 for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. Reservations are required; (808) 821-1857, http://www.
June 27, 2011 |
Here's a new way to explore Olympic National Park in western Washington state . The park has added a kayak tour run by the park concessionaire, Aramark Parks and Destinations, out of historic Lake Crescent Lodge, about 18 miles west of Port Angeles. Participants need not be top athletes to paddle the sapphire waters of the glacier-carved, steeply gouged lake. The tour glides past an old-growth forest, the Devil’s Punchbowl rock formations and remnants of a World War I railroad operation before crossing back.
January 30, 2011
If you are looking for a nature outing, check out the tours offered by Southwind Kayak rentals. My friends and I explored the tidal wetlands of Upper Newport Bay and observed numerous bird species during a two-hour-plus guided outing via kayak. It was a welcome break from city life, and it's located in our own backyard. Southwind Kayak Center, (949) 261-0200, http://www.southwindkayaks.com . Kayak tours by preregistration only. Harbor Highlights or Back to Nature tour of the Upper Newport Bay ecological reserve, $55, or $45 with your own gear.
January 22, 2012
If you go Denis Sullivan's home port is at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For information about trips, tours and classes, go to http://www.discoveryworld.org/denisSullivan.php . The schedule for the summer and fall sailing season will be available in April. Two-hour day sails are $40 a person. Two- and three-day hands-on sailing trips, primarily on Lake Michigan, are $100 to $200 a day per person. Food and dormitory-style accommodations (with bunk beds)
April 27, 2011 |
The Great Canadian Travel Co.'s six-day "Churchill Beluga Whale Tour" takes travelers to observe migrating belugas at the mouth of Canada 's far-north Churchill River. Other highlights include a "tundra buggy" excursion to see other wildlife and town tours. Itinerary: Winnipeg, Canada, to Churchill and back Dates: Departures every Saturday from July 2 to Aug. 13 Price: About $1,900, double occupancy (single supplement about $600), including hotel accommodations, airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill, an airport transfer in Churchill and all sightseeing and boat tours.