Friday, April 3, 2009

April's Trip of a Lifetime PLUS Carnival's "Glory-ous" Cruises

April's Trip of a Lifetime!

March just flew right by! So that means it’s an ALL-NEW location for April’s Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstake.

This month’s sweepstakes features a sensational resort in beautiful Jamaica! The winner will spend four wonderful days and three exciting nights at the Breezes Runaway Bay Resort and Golf Club with the person of their choice. Runaway Bay is one of the world’s truly great escapes. With quiet coves, endless beaches and shady hammocks around every corner, you’ll instantly feel like you’ve run away from all the pressures of the real world.

All previous entrants into YTB’s Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes will need to re-enter for a chance at this month’s grand prize. Visit now to enter. Hurry! Sweepstakes closes on Thursday, April 30, 2009!


Carnival's Glory-ous Exotic Caribbean Cruises

Visit 4 ports in 7 days! Starting November 29, choose from two Exotic Caribbean itineraries on board the Carnival Glory departing from Miami.

The Western Caribbean itinerary includes stops at Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan in Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. While the Eastern Caribbean cruise stops at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, St. Thomas/St. John, San Juan and Grand Turk on Turks and Caicos.

Prices start at $529 for interior so book your “Fun Ship” cruise TODAY!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes New Location: Mexico

Enter for your chance to win a luxurious vacation for two at the Paradise Village in sunny Mexico! Located just north of Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Nayarit area has been called the new destination by USA Today. Complete with beautiful sand beaches, upscale hotel and a world-class marina, you'll never want to return home! Prize also includes round-trip airfare from any major U.S. city and extra spending money.

Stay in Staunton

This weekend, my husband and I took a little road trip to Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland we stayed with some family before heading to Staunton. There, we stayed at The Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center. Southern hospitality welcomed us into the spacious lobby and we felt at ease in the richly appointed rooms in hues of beige, red and orange.

This quaint little town, located in central Shenandoah Valley, features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. A major draw of the town is the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only re-creation in the world of Shakespeare’s legendary indoor theater. Run by The American Shakespeare Center, the theater gives its audiences a sense of what it would have been like to actually attend an Elizabethan play. We caught A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as The Changeling by William Rowley and Thomas Middleton. Although plays run year-round they have limited runs so check the website to see what’s showing.

We stopped at Sunspots Studios to marvel at the beautiful glass suncatchers, vases, and garden stakes that adorned the shop. Visitors can also see a live glass blowing demonstration every day. The artist of the day created a teal hanging globe as well as a orange-hued tumbler, which were not available for purchase since they need a day or so to cool off. Sunspots will be host to the 7th Annual Virginia Hot Glass Festival the weekend of April 25-26 so if you’re in the area, you can catch more demonstrations as well as glass bead and jewelry making sessions. Admission is free.

Local wineries include Rockbridge Vineyard, which opened in 1988, Veritas Vineyard and Winery and Barren Ridge Vineyards that opened in 2002 and 2008 respectively.

Visit Staunton or Virginia's official tourism website Virginia is for Lovers for more information.

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