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Life-long Learning

Next Chapter Book Club engages adults with developmental disabilities Three years ago Oprah Winfrey reintroduced her famous book club called Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. This new version places an emphasis on using social media to discuss titles so that participants are able to connect and interact with one another. Social […]

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By Land British Columbia  |  The Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort When to travel: June – Sept. When to book: 3-6 months ahead Why The Chilko Experience: Surrounded by five million acres of British Columbian wilderness, this remote and hand-crafted resort was built log by log over five years. With a […]

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By land Portland, Oregon  |  The Nines (A Luxury Collection Hotel) When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months ahead Why The Nines: Perched at the top of the historic Meier & Frank Building in downtown Portland near Pioneer Square, The Nines exemplifies the city’s personality with modern, eclectic […]

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By land Warren, Vermont  |  The Pitcher Inn When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months ahead Why The Pitcher Inn: Fall in love with Vermont’s Green Mountains at this cozy, classic mountain resort that’s minutes from the Sugarbush and Mad Glen ski resorts. Choose from artful suites and […]

Better than Fiction

Young author’s dreams come true Sixteen-year-old Brandon Bauer of Elkhorn may have been born with a cleft palate that has caused some difficulties in his life, but his creativity and determination as a young author speak volumes. Brandon released his first novel, “Heroes of Light: The Hidden Myth” in October […]

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By land Key West, Fla.  |  Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months ahead Why Sunset Key Guest Cottages: Situated on Sunset Key, a dazzling and secluded 27-acre island just off Key West, this resort offers luxurious, charming cottages with one […]

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By land Big Sur, Calif.  |  Post Ranch Inn When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months ahead Why Post Ranch Inn: This sanctuary perched atop the cliffs of Big Sur, some 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, boasts natural architecture that accentuates the nearby coast and wooded mountains. […]

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By land Tucson, Arizona  |  Canyon Ranch When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why Canyon Ranch: Canyon Ranch’s modern southwestern style tales a cue from the serene Sonoran desert, spanning 150 acres. Formerly a historic guest ranch, the resort still retains features from ages past. […]

Bridging the Gap

Elkhorn’s Womenade group helps families Womenade of Elkhorn was born from a simple equation: Children in Elkhorn needed support and a community of women wanted a way to offer help. “Everyone could be a day away from a tragedy that could put their family in need,” said Robin Heller, a […]

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By land Santa Fe, New Mexico  |  The Inn of the Five Graces When to travel: Year-round When to book: 3-6 months in advance Why The Inn of the Five Graces: Indulge in lavish Southwestern style at the Inn of the Five Graces, located in one of Santa Fe’s most […]