Here, There, and Everywhere HIPPITY-HOP AND SKI
Hit the slopes for spring skiing and hopping-good Easter festivities at Bretton Woods Ski Area in New Hampshire (April 14-16). Weekend activities include an Easter egg hunt — with more than 4,000 eggs! — cookie and egg decorating workshops, crafting Easter bonnets, marshmallow roasts, family-fun egg toss, and more. Meet the Easter Bunny at the Omni Mount Washington Resorts Easter Tea Party as you enjoy crafts, games, a bunny hop, and refreshments from the tea menu. (April 15, 2-3 p.m.; $35 ages 6 and up; ages 5 and under free.) Easter Sunday Brunch includes complimentary lift ticket for skiing and riding at Bretton Woods. (April 16, 12-8 p.m.; $65 for adults, $30 for ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free.) Don’t miss the Easter Bunny reading Easter-themed books on Sunday. Reservations required for the tea and brunch: 603-278-8989. brettonwoods.com/easter
EARTH DAY KICKS OFF ART
& SCIENCE SUMMER IN MAINE
Celebrate Earth Day, April 21, at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, a center for coastal science with nature trails, historic buildings, and a pristine beach on Maine’s southern coast. This year, the Wells Reserve hosts its first-ever “Summer of Art & Science,” a season of exhibitions and programs debuting on Earth Day with family-friendly bird and nature walks, sing-along music concert, crafts and learning games, and beach cleanup. Among featured summer events are a craft beer workshop (April 29), concerts in the barn (July 13, Aug. 3), and the 30th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival (Sept Accessories. 9-10). An outdoor sculpture exhibition and sale, Power of Place, features more than 40 works by New England artists. (opens June 7). Admission: ages 16 and over $5; ages 6-16 $1. 207-646-1555, www.wellsreserve.org/
LUXURY VILLAS DEBUT IN ELEUTHERA
Be among the first to experience the new luxury villas at French Leave Resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. Located along limestone cliffs on the Bahamian Out Island of Eleuthera Camping & Hiking, overlooking the crystal clear waters of Governors Harbour, the secluded 270-acre property has just expanded its one and two-bedroom villa collection from four to 12. Each villa offers spacious living areas decorated with British colonial décor, covered verandas with beachfront views, LCD TV screens, and in-room iPad you can use for weather reports, room service, pre-ordering a picnic lunch, and more. Some villas also feature a washer/dryer and fully-equipped kitchen. Drive your own personal golf cart to the nearby pink sands of French Leave Beach, or stay at the pool for cocktails and sunset views. Other amenities include fitness center, kayaks, and SUPs. Dine on fresh island cuisine onsite at 1648 An Island Restaurant. Rates from $479. https://frenchleaveresort.com/
EASTER ISLAND DISCOUNT
= YOUR AGE
If you want to check Easter Island off your bucket list but are procrastinating, this deal from Hangaroa Eco-Hotel + Spa may tempt you to act fast. From April to September, each guest who chooses the Dream Bed & Breakfast program will receive a discount equal to their age Cycling Bottoms. So if you are 65, you will receive a 65% discount on whichever room you choose. An 80-year old gets an 80% discount. Includes pick up and drop off to and from Mataveri airport, breakfast at Poerava Restaurant, welcome flower necklace and juice, minibar, daily sunset cocktail, access to pool, gym, and Wi-fi. Upgrades to half/full board (with additional meals and excursions) are available for $90/$150 surcharge per person per night. (Not subject to discount.) Valid ID must be presented at check in. Dream B&B rates from $320 per night for two people. www.hangaroa.cl/en/your-age-your-discount/
PORTABLE WATER FILTERS
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LifeStraw, a company dedicated to making contaminated water safe to drink, has introduced two new portable filtration products ideal for hiking, camping and all kinds of travel. The portable LifeStraw Steel ($54.95), approximately eight-inches long and one-inch in diameter, is a metal straw that uses a replaceable activated carbon capsule to reduce bad taste, chlorine and organic chemical matter. LifeStraw Go ($44.95) is a refillable water bottle. Both products feature a two-stage filtration process that removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
WORLD’S MOST ROMANTIC
Planning your own romantic vacation just got easier. Whether dreaming about a magical honeymoon, 50th wedding anniversary, or sojourn with your newest soul mate, you’ll want to consult National Geographic’s new book, “The World’s Most Romantic Destinations: 50 Dreamy Getaways, Private Retreats, and Enchanting Places to Celebrate Love Sportswear.” Penned by award-winning writer and editor Abbie Kozolchyk, the book features more than 200 colorful photos of locations across the globe from Paris to Kauai to Mozambique and beyond. Each section offers seasonal suggestions — springtime getaway in Marrakech, Morocco, summer walk in the Scottish Highlands, autumnal visit to Big Sur, winter wonderland at an ice hotel in Sweden, and many more. Every destination includes smart travel tips on where to stay and play, where to find the best local cuisine and how to arrange relaxing or adventurous excursions. $25. https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/product/books/books/new-books/the-world-s-most-romantic-destinations