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The Greatest Show on Earth

March 6th, 2006

Who doesn\’t love the circus? At The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (www.ringling.org) in Sarasota, Florida, you\’ll see the genius behind “the greatest show on earth.” John Ringling was not only a circus entrepreneur, but also an art collector and financier whose estate now includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, and Ca d\’Zan mansion, all located on 66 acres overlooking the sparkling Sarasota Bay. Ringling\’s art collection, which included paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Velazquez, Poussin, Van Dyck, and other Baroque masters, was left to the people of the... Read More

Today\’s Hotels Offer More Than Just A Room

February 1st, 2006

Providing their guests with comfort and service is the goal of most hotels. But cooking classes? Flower-arranging workshops? Fly-fishing school? You bet! “We\’ve seen a significant increase in educational travel in recent years,” says Dean Andrews, vice president of Orient-Express Hotels Trains and Cruises, North America. “Today\’s sophisticated travelers expect a beautiful place and great service…but many are also now looking to walk away with even more lasting impressions beyond photos and memories of sunsets and vistas.” What that means is that you can now, for example,... Read More

Get Out There! – Adventure Travelers Explore the World

January 1st, 2006

Marian Marbury loves to travel and loves the outdoors. Five years ago she combined these two interests and began her own business, Adventures in Good Company, offering other women the opportunity to have adventure travel experiences of their own. Joan Ruuska, 60, a database maintainer at the Federal Reserve Board, recently took Marbury\’s “Winter Medley” trip to Minnesota and is now looking forward to more adventure trips in the future. “It was the most exhilarating vacation I have ever had,” says Ruuska, who lives in Bowie. “I\’m originally from New England and have always enjoyed... Read More