JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort and Spa Vibrant and serene, bold and enchanting, the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embraces the future and welcomes the next generation of guests into its harmonious blend of modern luxury and storied history. Our Scottsdale resort pulses with a spirit of adventure, whether you are playing one of our 2 championship golf courses; relaxing in our award-winning spa; or enjoying endless outdoor recreation, including swimming, hiking, and biking. Our breathtaking 125-acre campus beneath Mummy Mountain features casita rooms brimming with luxury, and an indulgence of fine cuisine at our six restaurants, including the famed BLT Steak. Our resort’s high-tech meeting and event rooms, outdoor venues and private dining rooms provide cozy spaces for large groups or intimate soirees. Free high-speed Wi-Fi in public spaces, an outdoor heated pool and complimentary classes in our state-of-the-art fitness center will leave guests with the thought of “In all the world, only one ...” Read More
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,444 at the 2010 census. Geography White Sulphur Springs is located at WikiMiniAtlas According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.98 square miles (5.13 km2), of which, 1.95 square miles (5.05 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water. Education Demographics 2010 census There were 1,131 households of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. 2000 census As of the census of 2000, there were 2,315 people, 1,127 households, and 648 families residing in the city. Transportation History
Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis The aurora was named after the Roman goddess of dawn, and was long thought to be produced by sunlight reflected from polar snow and ice, or refracted light much like rainbows. The University of Alaska is but one of many facilities where research still continues into the phenomenon, but so far, research seems to indicate that the aurora is caused by radiation emitted as light from atoms in the upper atmosphere as they are hit by fast-moving electrons and protons. In other words, energy particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s magnetic field. It also appears that the sun has an influence: auroras become brighter, more distinctive, and are spread over a larger area two days after intense solar activity. Dirk Lummerzheim, a research professor who studies the aurora borealis for the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks explains the present lack of northern lights this way: “We are at the solar minimum. Back to Top Some tour companies offer Aurora viewing.
Four days in Ubud: Beyond Eat, Pray, Love It’s impossible these days to think about Ubud - Bali's cultural heart - without also considering the enormous success of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love. While you’ll find no shortage of local travel companies promoting EPL ‘experiences’, there’s more to Ubud than spirituality, rice paddies and fortune telling medicine men. Unless you have the luxury of endless time, you might find that a trip to Bali can only include a few days in Ubud. For that purpose, here are some handy suggestions for activities during a four day stay in this breathtaking location. Getting there and settling in: If travelling directly from the airport, make sure you use an official metered cab. Day one: getting the feel of the place The most touristy part of Ubud can be found at Monkey Forest Rd, where touts and hawkers line the streets offering transport or entry into their stores. Head to the Sacred Monkey Forest at the end of Monkey Forest Rd. Day two: culture meets bliss Day three: adventure
Lake Superior circle tour A Superior Road Trip By Barbara Morrow JUST AS THE SUN begins to light the sky, I sneak out of Naniboujou Lodge, a Depression-era hunting lodge-turned-inn along Lake Superior in northeastern Minnesota. Before another day of driving beside the world’s largest freshwater lake and its rocky shore, I want an up-close look. I head down the broad lawn dotted with Adirondack chairs and start walking on a beach of lake-smoothed stones, empty as far as I can see. "People come here to be nurtured a bit and just to relax and sit by the lake. "She’s right: That’s why we're here. This journey promises all of that on a grand scale.
The Ubud Hotel & Resort in Bali With Infinity Pool Everyone has at least heard about Bali. Even though not everyone knows where this island is located, we all know that it has breathtaking landscape and luxurious hotels. The truth is that Bali is a small island in Indonesia and it’s a truly magical place. One of the most impressive hotels there is the Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel. The pools have curvy shapes that copy the hills nearby. The pools have decks close by where visitors can relax and enjoy the sun while admiring the views.
Quebec's Magical Ice Hotel Have you ever wanted to stay at an ice hotel? Hotel de Glace is a one-of-a-kind hotel located just ten minutes outside of Quebec City, Canada. It's truly unique because it doesn't look the same as it did the year before it. That's because it's made out of 15,000 tons of snow and 500,000 tons of ice! The hotel is rebuilt every year with a new design, which only takes about a month, with the help of 60 workers. Hotel de Glace contains 36 rooms with furniture completely made of ice. Hotel de Glace will be open this year from January 6th until March 25th, 2012. Hotel De Glace Website via [Inhabitant]