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Synergy Florida Keys

Published November 17, 2014 in Florida , USA - 0 Comments
Key West Florida

Synergy in the Florida Key West Tropics by Bruce Bishop

Closer geographically to Cuba than Miami, Key West is perfectly off the beaten path

Vacationing at the tip of the United States on the island of Key West affords the most spectacular sunsets. They’re so strikingly beautiful that people sit on the beach nightly and applaud the celestial handiwork in the multihued western sky.

The city of Key West also attracts visitors who might describe themselves as more than a little individualistic, which is an apt description of the destination itself. On this island, you’ll find all manner of wanderers and mavericks, hungry for a party, a quick buck or new experiences.

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Omni La Costa – All is good in Carlsbad California

Published October 27, 2014 in California - 0 Comments
Omni La Costa - Carlsbad California

Omni La Costa: All is Good in Carlsbad

Omni La Costa Champions & Legends Golf Courses By Tim Cotroneo

Golf’s most dramatic victories often occur when a champion makes a winning charge on the finishing holes. Like a Rory McElroy golf swing, Architects Damian Pascuzzo, Steve Pate, and Jeff Brauer’s Omni La Costa redesign has placed a premium on the follow through. This architectural trio’s vision is for golfers, of all levels, to be given the chance to make a move as they near the 18th hole.

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La Cana – Punta Cana’s Golf Nirvana

Published October 20, 2014 in Dominican Republic , Mexico/Carribean - 0 Comments
La Cana

Punta Cana’s Golf Nirvana La Cana Golf Course

By Tim Cotroneo

“Punta Cana is the nearest point to paradise in the middle of nowhere.” That’s how Olivier Brizon describes his home of the past eight years, located on the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic.

Brizon, the Director of Golf at Punta Cana’s La Cana Golf Course, noted that last year “nowhere” had two million tourists hit its shores seeking sun, surf, and increasingly, golf. A major factor in the area’s growing popularity is a surge in the building of world-class golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the industry.

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Autumn Magic: Chez Montebello, Quebec

Published October 6, 2014 in Canada , Quebec - 0 Comments
Montebello Outaouais Quebec

Autumn Magic: Chez Montebello, Québec

By Jane and Dave Finn

Montebello Quebec – It’s the first week in October, my favourite time of year. The days are still warm and sunny but there’s a bit of a nip in the air at night. The leaves are turning and the trees that line the road to Montebello are a riot of colour; brilliant orange, burning yellow and blazing red. Breathtaking to say the least but even Mother Nature has some competition in this neck of the woods.

The World’s Largest Log Lodge

Venerable is the word that comes to mind as we drive through the portico to the main entrance of the Fairmount Le Chateau Montebello. The impressive hand-hewn, log lodge was built in 1930 and is reportedly the largest structure of its kind, in the world.

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ATV Expedition in Montebello

Published September 29, 2014 in Canada , Quebec - 0 Comments
Camp Explora Montebello

ATV Adventure at Camp Explora in Montebello Quebec – by Laura Byrne-Paquet

Montebello, Quebec – I have to admit, I was a bit nervous when I saw how my 16-year-old daughter Stephanie and I would be exploring the wooded trails around Montebello, Quebec.

Our vehicle for the expedition resembled a bright yellow golf cart on steroids. Rémi Tremblay, owner of Camp Explora in Montebello, Quebec, unplugged the electric ATV from its outdoor outlet and reminded us to put on the astronaut-style helmets he’d given us.

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Golf Myrtle Beach & Grand Strand SC

Published September 24, 2014 in South Carolina , USA - 1 Comment

Fore Reasons to Play & Stay in Myrtle Beach & Grand Strand, SC                 by Dave Finn

If you are a serious golfer, you have to tick Myrtle Beach off your list of “have to play before I die” destinations. A number of years ago I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of having lunch with Mr. Clay Brittain Jr. at his Sea Captain’s House Restaurant.  Mr. Brittain is one of the “fathers of golf” for Myrtle Beach.  

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Birdies and Bogies in Bavaria – Golf in Saginaw Michigan

Published August 19, 2014 in Michigan , USA - 0 Comments
Frankenmuth Michigan

Birdies and Bogies in Bavaria – Saginaw MI by Dave Finn

“Am I in a holodeck on Star Trek’s Voyager?” –  because suddenly I had been transported  into the quaint Bavarian-style tourist town of Frankenmuth which could very well have been transplanted from the German Alps.  Frankenmuth, “Michigan’s Little Bavaria,” is billed as Michigan’s number one tourist destination hosting over 3 million visitors each year.  It hosts several festivals throughout the year and is known the world over for their fabulous chicken dinners.

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Stratford Ontario – Theatre of the Mind

Published August 11, 2014 in Canada , Ontario - 0 Comments
Avon River in Stratford ON

By Laura Byrne-Paquet

Stratford ON – We came for the theatre, but it was the swans and the food that captured our hearts in Stratford, Ontario.

First, the play. We saw Colm Feore in King Lear, and Feore was fantastic. However, after the show, we still had a few days to fill, and that’s where the birds and the restaurants came in.

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Golf in Primland Virginia

Published August 5, 2014 in USA , Virginia - 0 Comments

Primland Resort Virginia – A Majestic Mountain Masterpiece

Imagine waking up and stepping outside your room to the mist gently rising from the immaculately manicured 10th or 18th fairway while the sun slowly peaks over the Blue Ridge Mountains. A sight to behold indeed!

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Weekend getaway in Saranac Lake, New York

Published July 24, 2014 in New York , USA - 0 Comments
Dragon Flly on Wild Life Center Canoe Trip

By Laura Byrne Paquet

We came for dinner but got a side dish of golf.

It all started when our daughter spotted a half-abandoned mini-putt course on the knoll behind the Eat ‘n’ Meet Grill, an off-the-wall restaurant in Saranac Lake, New York.

In the time it took for our tasty jerk chicken and fish tacos to arrive, Stephanie had tracked down the free putters and balls, and was partway up the hill. It took some persuasion to get her to come down and eat. After a quick nosh, she scampered off again to finish her game under the gaze of a huge Elvis statue on the restaurant’s balcony.

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