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February 1, 2010
Guests–including the Astors, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers–stayed for a month
Indians, soldiers and ghosts of Camelot have docked on her marshy shores. Early 20th century millionaires built castles and commanding women protected their estates. The history of Cumberland Island reads like steamy, romantic fiction. Now its mansions stand in ruin, with wild horses as their guests. But that doesn't mean there's nothing left to see or do here-far from it.
February 1, 2010
One glance out your window at Florida's Jules Undersea Lodge should be enough
To reach most hotels you simply fly or drive there, but to get to Jules Undersea Lodge you'll also need scuba gear. Located at the bottom of a lagoon in Key Largo, Fla., the freestanding resort sits at a depth of 21 feet and is monitored 24 hours a day from a nearby "surface control center."
February 1, 2010
In the market for a boat? The 25th annual Palm Beach [Fla.] International Boat Show, to be held March 25 to 28, will showcase more than $350 million worth of watercraft-everything from powerboats, bowriders and personal vessels to yachts longer than 100 feet.
December 1, 2009
Victoria-based Helijet will offer charter flights from Vancouver to the Olymp
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olypmics countdown is on. Opening ceremonies take place on February 12, when tens of thousands of Olympic athletes, coaches, officials and organizers will be joined by hundreds of thousands of spectators at the BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver and the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.
December 1, 2009
One of the most unusual hotels anywhere exists for only part of the year.
December 1, 2009
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS in south-central Virginia provide a dramatic backdrop for an unusually expansive and luxurious new golf resort.
December 1, 2009
ON A PROMO FOR DISCOVERY HD THEATER'S Chasing Classic Cars, host Wayne Carini tells viewers, "I chase cars," his wry expression suggesting he has heard the one about the dog that chases cars but can't figure out why when it catches one. Unlike the dog, Carini has a shrewd nose for which cars to chase and knows exactly what to do with one when he runs it to ground.
October 1, 2009
"Do you realize more people have been to outer space," sputtered my friend Dave, "than have driven that car?" Of all of the reactions I got when word leaked out I'd be testing the brand-new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, his was my favorite. Dave's observation was closer to the truth than he realized.
October 1, 2009
Photo by David McIntosh
The 11th staging of the Dubai Airshow will take place from November 15 to 19 at the Airport Expo Centre in Dubai, UAE. In past years the event has focused on military and commercial aviation, but business aviation has been making its presence felt. At the 2007 event (the show is held every two years) private and corporate jet sales reached $2.7 billion.
October 1, 2009
Hole No. 18
IT'S TOO COLD UP HERE to be a hotbed of golf. But Northland Country Club, on the western shore of Lake Superior, 150 miles above Minneapolis-St. Paul, is a gateway to the fabulous recreation area of the state's Boundary Waters region. Outdoor sports abound-not just hunting, fishing and boating, but also golf, at least during the five-month respite from winter.

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“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”

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