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Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico

Ideavibes Expands to Central America – Signs Partnership Agreement with Expansion Bridge Mexico










Ottawa and Guadalajara (PRWEB) August 15, 2011

Ideavibes has announced that Expansion Bridge Mexico will be joining them as an Integration Partner for the Ideavibes Engagement Platform. Expansion Bridge will focus on capacity building in the area of engagement and open innovation for governments and corporations throughout Mexico and Latin America.

“We have seen an increasing demand from in Latin America from both companies and governments looking for an engagement platform that focuses on innovation and engagement and is tightly integrated with popular social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Ideavibes is well positioned for growth in Latin America through this strong partner that understands the market and how best to capitalize on this growth,” according to Paul Dombowsky, Founder and CEO of Ideavibes. “Early on we see demand from cities from all over the world looking for the tools to go beyond what surveys or public consultations can do. Making sure a broad spectrum of voices is heard, whether you are a brand or a city/state government, is important. Our platform focuses on enabling participation from as diverse a crowd as possible on any issue.”

According to Francisco Valverde, VP of Social Platforms of Expansion Bridge Mexico, there are few options for platforms in Spanish focused on open innovation, crowdsourcing or citizen engagement. “We are pleased to join Ideavibes as a Integration Partner and plan on implementing the new Spanish version of their platform to help our clients in Mexico and Latin America. We work with many brands, City and State Governments, and other public institutions to help them use consultation and innovation to build better products, deliver open government, and provide mechanisms for useful citizen engagement.”

The Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform enables organizations to quickly and easily create crowdsourcing or crowdfunding initiatives to solicit engagement from the community or crowd or market and use this engagement and the ability to post, vote and comment on ideas to come up with crowd driven ideas that make change happen.

Ideavibes has implemented their Crowd Engagement Platform for citizen engagement in cities such as San Francisco in the US and Calgary and Ottawa in Canada. The Platform is also the backbone for the recently launched Fundchange (http://www.fundchange.com) crowdfunding initiative sponsored by TELUS.

For more information about Ideavibes, please visit http://www.ideavibes.com or http://www.ideasquevibran.com

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Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers

Mental Health America and Psych Central Partner to Create Online Mental Health Social and Information Network – New Site Will Offer Trustworthy Information for Consumers










Newburyport, Mass. and Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) June 20, 2007

Mental Health America (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.com), the nation’s leading non-profit mental health organization, and Psych Central® (http://www.psychcentral.com) today announced that the two organizations are partnering to create a comprehensive online mental health social and information network. Planned for launch later this year, the partnership will create the nation’s leading network to provide consumers with the most credible, trustworthy and high-quality mental health information and community on the Internet.

“With an increasing number of people turning to online resources for mental health information, there needs to be reliable content supported by established organizations,” said David L. Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. “This partnership will bring quality content to a growing network of people promoting mental wellness and result in additional clarity for those who seek trusted mental health information online,” said Shern.

The partnership will feature content from both organizations, including daily news articles, research briefs, book reviews, interviews with leading experts, online community forums, and more. The portal will also enable consumers to personalize content based on their needs. For example, if someone is interested in depression, he or she will be able to sign up to receive this custom content delivered daily.

“We’re extremely proud to be able to partner with Mental Health America for this effort,” said Dr. John M. Grohol, Psy.D., founder and publisher of Psych Central. “For more than 12 years, Psych Central has been helping to break down the stigma related to mental health issues through its online efforts. This partnership is the next step in support of that cause. Together, we’ll integrate the best mental health information and help grow a community while providing new ways for people to connect with each other,” said Grohol.

According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more than 25 percent of Internet users search for mental health information online. This increased interest along with the growing number of choices for consumers to receive mental health information, it’s never been so important that sites maintain strong ethical standards and adhere to stringent privacy policies.

Psych Central has been consistently recognized as one of the top resources for mental health and psychology information online serving more than 600,000 visitors each month with more than 10,000 pages of content. Mental Health America, formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, has a network of more than 320 affiliates nationwide that support the awareness and support of mental health issues.

About Psych Central

Psych Central®, located at PsychCentral.com, is a leading mental health portal that features original, peer-reviewed editorial content, news, research briefs, clinical trials, ratings and reviews of medications and treatments, the popular World of Psychology blog, and a thriving online support community. Each month more than 600,000 people visit Psych Central’s independent libraries and communities, contribute to their own blogs, take an interactive screening quiz, and track their progress over time. Founded in 1995, Psych Central is published by John M. Grohol, Psy.D., a pioneer and expert in online mental health. Dr. Grohol’s leadership helped to break down the barriers of stigma often associated with mental health concerns, bringing trusted resources to the Internet.

Psych Central does not provide professional diagnosis or treatment.

About Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis.

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Alcohol Remains the Most Commonly Abused Substance in America

Alcohol Remains the Most Commonly Abused Substance in America










Canadian, OK (PRWEB) September 16, 2005

The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released its findings last week and revealed that over 22 percent of the American population (55 million people) ages 12 and older were binge drinkers in the past month. Binge drinking is defined as having five or more alcoholic beverages on the same occasion. More than 7 million binge drinkers were under the age of 21.

The report also said that over 16 million people were heavy drinkers, which is defined as binge drinking at least five days in the past month. These statistics were similar to the national estimates for the two previous surveys as well, showing little change in our nation’s alcohol consumption.

The survey showed that the age range that participated in the most illicit drug use (18-25) also had the highest rates of alcohol abuse. In this group just over 41 percent were binge drinkers and 12 percent were heavy drinkers.

Due to these statistics, the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse created a website with information about college binge drinking. A fact sheet on this site reports that there are 1,700 deaths each year from alcohol-related accidents, nearly 600,000 injuries, almost 700,000 assaults, close to 100,000 sexual assaults and another 100,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 who reported being too drunk to even know if they consented to having sex.

“Alcoholism can often be more difficult to overcome than what some people consider to be harder drugs, like cocaine, meth or heroin,” comments Luke Catton, supervisor at the drug rehabilitation center Narconon Arrowhead. Catton speaks from first-hand experience, having beaten his own addiction to alcohol more than six years ago. “Being a legal drug that is socially acceptable, it takes a lot of work to change behavioral patterns in our culture, and making people more aware of the dangers is a first step.”

Narconon Arrowhead is one of the nation’s largest and most successful alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs and it uses the proven drug-free approach developed by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is an annual estimate of the substance abuse problem in the United States conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The results of the survey are released each year at the beginning of September, which is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

For more information on drugs and addiction or to find help for a loved one in need of effective rehabilitation, contact Narconon Arrowhead today at 1-800-468-6933 or visit http://www.stopaddiction.com.

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Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual

Who Is The Mentally Toughest Person In America? Dr. Jay Granat Launches A New Contest To Find This Remarkable Individual











Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Author, Columnist
Founder, www.StayInTheZone.com


River Edge, NJ (PRWEB) January 6, 2011

What does it really take to be mentally tough? Are women mentally tougher than men? Why do some people perform well under pressure and why do others crumble and choke? What can be done to help people achieve what they want to achieve when the pressure is really on? How can we use mental toughness to perform our best in our daily lives? Can kids learn how to be mentally tougher around sports, school and bullying? What really constitutes mental toughness?

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Founder of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and author of numerous books and programs on sport psychology and mental toughness will conduct a video and essay contest to discover the mentally toughest person in The United States.

“This contest and its winners will serve as inspiring role models and the will teach us about mental toughness, sports psychology and being focused resilient when faced with a challenging situations,” says Dr. Jay Granat.

Who Should Enter?

This contest is open to parents of athletes of all ages, coaches, therapists, teachers, athletic associations, soldiers, policemen, firefighters, entrepreneurs, health care professionals, cancer survivors and super achievers from every field.

Anyone with an inspiring and motivating story can enter. If you or someone you know has a personal mental toughness story that you would like to share and be recognized for, this is your opportunity to gain the recognition and notoriety you deserve. This is your chance to teach others about what it takes to perform your best when the pressure is on. These super achievers exist in many fields in addition to sports. Anyone with a compelling story is encouraged to share their stories, their secrets and their life experiences via video or via email.

What You Can Win

The winner of the contest will receive $ 1,000 plus round trip air fare to New York City and two nights of hotel accommodation in New York City. The winner will also get two tickets to a New York Yankees game. This is a team with a long history of being mentally tough. The winner will also be featured on the Stay In The Zone website. The winner will also get free copies of some of Dr. Granat’s most popular mental toughness programs and books.

The second and third place winner will also get a copy of How To Get Into The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis. They will also get copies of Who Will Win The Big Game and How To Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute. These are two of Dr. Granat’s most popular books. Younger athletes who finish second or third in the contest can get a copy of Dr. Granat’s sports psychology program for kids Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes.

Charitable Contributions

“I will also make a cash donation to The Special Olympics on behalf of myself and the contest winner. I worked with developmentally disabled adults early in my career. I would like to give something back to these inspiring and mentally tough people, “says Dr. Jay Granat.

How To Enter

To enter the mental toughness contest, simply send your mental toughness story in either video form or written form to [email protected] or call Dr. Granat at 201 647-9191. Be sure to include all your contact information with your submission.

All of your materials will become the property of http://www.StayInTheZone.com and your stories may be featured in promotional material used by this company.

Feel free to contact Dr. Granat anytime at 201 647-9191 or email him with questions about this unique contest at [email protected]

Why This Contest?

“Every day, I get calls from people who want to perform better. These calls come from athletes, coaches and parents of athletes. They also come from people who want to perform better on their jobs, in their businesses and at school. They all want to learn how to be focused, confident, relaxed and mentally tough.

And over the years, I have counseled mentally tough, top achievers from sports, business and the military. Some of my patients have overcome huge obstacles in their lives. I have coached many people who have bounced back from war, from serious injuries, from bitter divorces, from financial setbacks and from many of life’s significant and powerful setbacks.

Some of the people have impressed me with their great resolve, focus, resiliency, spirit and mental toughness when facing very difficult situations.

These remarkable individuals have some fantastic stories about forging ahead and succeeding when the pressure has been substantial and significant. We all admire these kinds of people and we can learn a great deal from them,” says Dr. Jay Granat, who has coached world class athletes from every sport from around the world including Olympic champions.

Dr. Granat has appeared in major media outlets including, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, The British Broadcasting Company, The International Herald Tribune, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio, Tennis, Tennis Lifestyle Magazine, The Canadian Broadcasting Company, WCBS, Forbes.com, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The Iowa Golfer, Executive Golfer Magazine, The Bergen Record and The Newark Star Ledger. Golf Digest named him one of America’s Top Ten Mental Gurus. He is also the author of How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis Zone Tennis, 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, Bedtime Stories For Young Athletes and other programs to promote mental toughness and peak performance.

To Reach Dr. Jay Granat

Dr. Granat is available for individual coaching and for seminars to teams, organizations and clubs. To schedule a session with him or to schedule a seminar for your team or organization, email him at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com or call him at 888 580-ZONE.

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Zion Health to Unveil Adama Minerals; a Unique Line of Natural Mineral Cosmetic Products at CosmoProf North America 2011.

Zion Health to Unveil Adama Minerals; a Unique Line of Natural Mineral Cosmetic Products at CosmoProf North America 2011.










San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2011

Zion Health, a leading provider of natural, mineral body care products is proud to announce its attendance for the first time at the CosmoProf international premier beauty event, in Las Vegas from July 31 to August 1. The event will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Zion Health will be exhibiting at booth #D737.

Eddy Urbina, Executive Vice President of Sales said, “We are excited to attend CosmoProf for the first time. Our new line of Natural Mineral Body care products has surpassed our expected 2010 sales to Health Food Stores on the West Coast. We look forward to achieving greater success with the introduction of Adama Minerals to Spas and Salons in North America. “

CosmoProf 201 showcasing a wide array of personal care, spa, and wellness products, invites all professionals from the beauty industry to see trends and newness from within all segments of the beauty industry. Strong international participation solidified by the presence of country pavillons gives a global perspective on emerging trends.

Zion Health, Based in San Francisco, California, specializes in natural skin care products formulated with Calcium Montmorillonite clay, also known as Adama Minerals. Mineral contents have been scientifically analyzed to contain a high nutrient content with detoxifying properties. Minerals of Adama contain trace amounts of over 60 minerals, including but not limited to phosphorous, calcium, iron and magnesium.

Zion Health’s family of all-natural Mineral-based skin care products can be purchased at select Whole Foods Market locations, New Leaf Markets, Lassens Health Food Stores, Mothers Markets, Life Food Organics, Whole Foods Co-op, Bisbee Food Co-op, Erma’s Health Food, Fairway Markets, Akins/ Chamberlin’s Markets, and local health food stores throughout the United States. Zion products may also be purchased online at http://www.kanwaminerals.com.

Media Contact: Mysla Pechardo

Phone: 650-877-7330 x 251

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A Cornucopia of Travel—Fall Getaways from Historic Hotels of America

A Cornucopia of Travel—Fall Getaways from Historic Hotels of America










(PRWEB) August 24, 2004

Enjoy fabulous fall getaways at participating National Trust Historic Hotels of America®

Fall is in the air. As the weather turns cooler and the leaves turn color, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing getaway to your favorite National Trust Historic Hotel of America. Take advantage of special packages and promotions, featuring romantic weekends, spa retreats, holiday specials and sporting packages at some classic American hotels. Packages are listed on the National Trust Web Site at http://www.historichotels.org and some can be booked through HHA at 800-678-8946(look for the icon). All offers are subject to availability and must be booked in advance. Unless specified, tax and gratuity are not included. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Northeast

The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich, Conn.

860-886-2401

Girlfriend Getaway (ongoing)

For a relaxing antidote to today’s fast-paced lifestyle, enjoy a great “girlfriend getaway” at the Norwich Inn complete with guestroom, breakfast, two spa services, two fitness classes, morning walks, meditation, newspaper and use of spa facility. From $ 365 per night, single occupancy; $ 298 per person, per night, double occupancy.

Portland Regency Hotel, Portland, Maine

207-774-4200

Old Port Getaway (ongoing)

Get away to the romance of the Old Port area and enjoy shopping, dining and pure relaxation. Deluxe accommodations include breakfast each morning. $ 149 per night, double occupancy, two-night minimum required.

Black Point Inn, Scarborough, Maine

207-883-2500

Autumn on the Coast (Oct. 11 – Nov. 23, 2004)

Capture the peaceful beauty of autumn on the Maine coast. Walk on the beach, relax by a fire or watch the sun set on the veranda. Two nights’ deluxe accommodations, five-course dinner each evening, full breakfast each morning and afternoon tea daily. $ 500 per package, double occupancy.

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston

617-267-5300

Freedom Trail Discovery (thru Dec. 30, 2004)

Celebrate Boston’s rich history with a walk on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile trek that encompasses sixteen historic sites, all significant in our country’s struggle for independence. Enjoy one night in a newly renovated guestroom, two audio guided tours of the Freedom Trail and a hearty breakfast for two. From $ 259 per package, double occupancy.

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club,

Lenox, Mass.

413-637-1364

Girlfriends Getaway (Sept. 7 – Oct. 31, 2004)

Relaxing at the spa, taking treatments and fitness classes is a great way to spend quality time together and catch up with dear friends. This two-night package includes the following for each person: Swedish massage or Clinical facial, 25-minute floral scrub, two fitness classes, a spa lunch and dinner at Sloane’s Tavern. $ 515 per person, double occupancy midweek. $ 565 per person, double occupancy on weekends.

The Porches Inn, North Adams, Mass.

413-664-0400

Autumn Flight Package

(Sept. 13 – Oct. 31, 2004)

The two-night Autumn Flight package gives foliage fans the chance to survey the Berkshires from 4,000 feet, during a 20-minute flight aboard a six-seater Cessna 205. The private excursion departs from the local municipal airport and takes in Williamstown, Mt. Greylock and the Mohawk Trail. A hearty breakfast each morning and souvenir aerial photograph completes the package. $ 359 per package Sun. – Thurs., $ 469 per package on weekends. Based on double occupancy.

The Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Mass.

978-744-4080

Explorers Package (Sept. 6 – Nov. 30, 2004)

Enjoy a fall escape to the “walking city” of Salem. Explore the Peabody Essex Museum, one of America’s premier museums of international art and culture. Overnight accommodations, passes to the museum, $ 30 dining certificate for use in the Tavern or Nathaniel’s and souvenir Hawthorne mugs. $ 199 per couple, per night.

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge, Mass.

413-298-1690

September Escape Package (Sept. 6- 23, 2004)

Escape to the Berkshires after the summer crowds have left – and while the weather is ideal! The September Escape offers overnight lodging in a deluxe, antique-filled guest room, dinner in the Main Dining Room, Widow Bingham’s Tavern or in the courtyard and a full New England breakfast in the morning. $ 295 per couple, per night.

Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, N.H.

603-278-1000

Fall in the White Mountains

(Sept. 6, 2004 – Nov. 23, 2004)

Located in the heart of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, Mount Washington Resort offers a memorable vacation anytime of year. Experience the fall, known for its brilliant tapestry

of colors, courtesy of Mother Nature herself. $ 199 per night, based on double occupancy.

Wentworth By the Sea, New Castle, N.H.

603-422-7322

Wentworth by the Sea History

(thru Nov. 23, 2004)

Rescued from the wrecking ball, this former National Trust “Most Endangered Site” is now preparing for the Centennial of the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth.    Your historic stay includes luxury accommodations, dinner in the Wentworth Dining Room and a copy of J. Dennis Robinson’s history of the hotel. $ 179 per person, per night.

The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, N.Y.

518-644-9400

Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

(Sept. 7 – Oct. 9, 2004)

Enjoy the spectacular foliage of the Northeast at this private island resort with two nights’ lodging in the Lodges or the historic main hotel, shuttle service to Prospect Mountain, choice of a luncheon lake cruise on The Morgan or sightseeing train ride aboard the Upper Hudson River Railroad, cider and gingersnaps upon arrival and an optional champagne balloon flight over the Adirondack villages. From $ 314 per person, double occupancy, Mon. – Fri. Balloon flight is an additional $ 225 per person.

The Otesaga, Cooperstown, N.Y.

607-547-9931

Glimmerglass Romance Package

(Sept. 1 – Nov. 28, 2004)

The Otesaga offers guests the chance to rekindle the spark while enjoying the fabulous foliage around Lake Otesaga, nicknamed the “Glimmerglass” by James Fenimore Cooper. Package includes standard guest room, breakfast and dinner daily, bottle of champagne and souvenir glasses, single red rose and tickets to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum or The Farmers’ Museum. $ 327-$ 387 per night double occupancy, two-night minimum required.

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, N.Y.

845-255-1000

Thanksgiving Special (Nov. 24 – 28, 2004)

Give thanks this season in a spectacular natural setting, perfect for renewing your spirit. In addition to charming accommodations, you’ll feast on an extensive Thanksgiving Day buffet, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, afternoon tea and cookies and a host of complimentary activities – hiking, yoga, fishing, square dancing, nature walks, fitness activities and more. $ 379 per night, double occupancy. Three-night minimum stay required. Book a fourth night and receive a $ 100 resort credit.

Waldorf – Astoria, New York

212-355-3000

Suite Escape Package (ongoing)

Experience New York City like you never have before. Stay in a Luxury Landmark Suite at the Waldorf Astoria with sparkling wine and fresh fruit upon your arrival. One or two-bedroom suites are available for up to a total of four guests. Includes complimentary in-suite dinner, spa service for each guest, and a complimentary plush terrycloth bathrobe as a memento of your “Suite Escape.” Rates from $ 1000-$ 3000 per night.

Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vt.

802-253-7301

Autumn Brilliance Package

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 16, 2004)

Experience the grandeur that is fall in Vermont. Package includes two nights’ lodging, full country breakfast daily, scenic horse and carriage ride, harvest picnic basket and bottle of wine. From $ 209 per person, double occupancy.

Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, Vt.

802-475-2311

Lake Champlain Experience

(Sept. 6 – Oct. 16, 2004)

Explore and experience the beauty and history of Lake Champlain with overnight accommodations in a historic guest room, breakfast and two tickets to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Tour the “Lois McClure”, a full-sized replica of an 1862 class canal schooner (Oct. 11 -17), take a scenic trip aboard the Dynamyte Cruise Boat and learn the fascinating review of the history of Basin Harbor with Bob Beach, Jr., fourth generation host of the Basin Harbor Club. $ 109 per night, double occupancy.

South

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Fla.

305-445-8066

Historic Getaway (Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2004)

This fall, discover the dreamlike setting of the Biltmore Hotel, a National Historic landmark, featuring exquisite public spaces, lush gardens and courtyards. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, spa and fitness center and the largest swimming pool in the continental U.S. Package rates begin at $ 129 per person, per night, double occupancy and include a hotel credit of $ 100, a 20% discount in the hotel’s restaurants and bars, valet parking, a copy of the Biltmore’s illustrated history book and two admissions to the nearby Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Two-night minimum required.

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club,

Delray Beach, Fla.

561-276-4123

Discover Delray (thru Nov. 30, 2004)

Experience authentic Florida charm and hospitality. Relax at the beach, shop in local boutiques, enjoy area museums, restaurants and

festivals within steps of the Colony Hotel. Includes complimentary breakfast, use of the private oceanfront Cabana Club, free wireless Internet and complimentary parking. $ 85 per room, per night.

Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, Fla.

727-360-1881

“In the Pink” Package (Oct. 1 – Dec. 30, 2004)

Enjoy being “in the pink” for just a little bit of green! Escape to the beauty of St. Petersburg and enjoy classic accommodations and a complimentary breakfast buffet. From $ 179 per night, single or double occupancy, Sun. – Thurs.

Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club,

St. Petersburg, Fla.

727-894-1000

Fall Golf Escape (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2004)

The 2004 Fall Golf Escape includes accommodations in a newly renovated guest room, unlimited range balls, complimentary bag storage, shared golf cart and $ 25 dining or golf pro shop merchandise credit per room. A non-golfing partner may substitute a manicure and 30-minute massage for their golf round. $ 299 per couple, per night.

The Windsor Hotel, Americus, Ga.

229-924-1555

Romantic Getaway (ongoing)

Rekindle your romance with an escape to the enchanting town of Americus. Enjoy one night in an elegant Windsor Chamber Room, champagne, roses, dinner for two in the Grand Dining Room and continental breakfast the next morning. Rates range from $ 225 – $ 350 per couple, per night, Mon. – Sat.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Ga.

912-635-2600

Murder Mystery Weekend (Oct 29 – 31, 2004)

Make it a Halloween to die for this year! Become a super sleuth at the ultimate “who dunnit” weekend. Meet your fellow sleuths at a welcome reception and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Friday night. Keep yourself sated as you solve the mystery with a breakfast buffet, group lunch, reception and dinner on Saturday and a closing brunch on Sunday. $ 849 per package, based on double occupancy.

River Street Inn, Savannah, Ga.

912-234-6400

Fall Getaway (ongoing)

Savannah’s lively festivals and wonderful weather make autumn a perfect time of year for a getaway to the River Street Inn. Enjoy seasonal tours and entertainment and highlights including First Saturdays on the River and Octoberfest. A vast array of eclectic boutiques and galleries will help you get a jump on holiday shopping. Rates from $ 159-$ 250 per night based on double occupancy.

Delta Queen Steamboat, New Orleans

504-586-0631

Lincoln Forum (Sept. 18-23 or 23-28, 2004)

Discover the “Land of Lincoln” as you retrace our 16th president’s legal and political careers in the river towns of his home state. Guest lecturer John C. “Jack” Waugh, award-winning author of Reelecting Lincoln and Surviving the Confederacy will share his insight and accompany you on a day-long tour. Five-night cruises include all meals, entertainment and onboard activities. Sept. 18 -23 (St. Louis/Ottawa) priced from $ 896 – $ 2,059 per person, double occupancy. Sept. 23-28 cruise (Ottawa/St. Louis) priced from $ 598 – $ 1,625 per person, double occupancy.

Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

504-523-3341

Body & Soul Package (thru Dec 29, 2004)

If relaxation is what you crave, this package is the perfect fit. The two-night retreat begins with a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a petite spa collection gift bag with Gilchrist & Soames products, breakfast each morning, professional spa manicure and pedicure, 60-minute massage and use of the hotel’s exercise facilities and heated rooftop pool. $ 814 per package, Sun. – Thurs., $ 877 per package Fri. & Sat. Rates based on double occupancy, two-night stay required.

The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, N.C.

919-933-2001

Fall Getaway (ongoing)

After checking into deluxe accommodations, stroll the historic campus of the University of North Carolina with your complimentary tour guide. Amble through Chapel Hill’s oldest neighborhoods and enjoy a self-guided tour of the Inn. Savor the cuisine in the Carolina Crossroads restaurant and then settle in with a movie in the comfort of your room. From $ 206 per couple, per night, including tax. Gratuities, alcohol and special menus not included.

Hotel El Convento, San Juan, P.R.

787-723-9020

Pre/Post Cruise Package (ongoing)

Designed for ocean-loving travelers who don’t want to miss out on the hidden treasures of this historic city, El Convento offers a very special Pre/Post Cruise package. Enjoy two nights at El Convento before or after your cruise, complete with daily buffet breakfast, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, use of the fitness center, complimentary bottle of wine and hotel signature bag. $ 123 per person, per night. Two-night minimum required.

Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.

843-722-0600

Discover Charleston (ongoing)

Come discover what makes this charming city one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast. Package includes elegant accommodations and daily choice of two tickets to the SC Aquarium, a horse-drawn carriage ride or tickets to Fort Sumter. Rates from $ 139 – $ 239 per night, based on double occupancy.

John Rutledge House Inn, Charleston, S.C.

843-723-7999

Discover Charleston (Aug. 30 – Dec. 30, 2004)

Discover all the pleasures of Charleston with this two-night package. In addition to elegant lodging, enjoy a romantic carriage ride, tickets to the Nathaniel Russell House and a choice of a tour of Fort Sumter, Middleton Place Gardens or Drayton Hall. From $ 398 per couple, including breakfast, brandy and chocolates, wine and sherry.

Kings Courtyard Inn, Charleston, S.C.

843-723-7000

History Package (Aug. 30 – Dec. 30, 2004)

Just a mere stroll away from the famous Charleston harbor and the city’s historic homes and attractions, the 19th-century Kings Courtyard Inn offers a perfect getaway for history buffs with a love for old world charm. Features two-nights accommodations in a classically-appointed room, tea party walking tour through the historic district, admission to Drayton Hall Plantation and a Fort Sumter Boat tour. $ 425 per package, double occupancy. Children under 12 are $ 25 per night.

Wentworth Mansion, Charleston, S.C.

843-853-1886

Preservation Package (Aug. 30 – Dec. 30, 2004)

Step through the doors of the elegant Wentworth Mansion and step into a world of refinement and grace. This two-night escape includes a breakfast buffet, afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres, evening port, brandy and sherry service, and turndown with homemade truffles. Also receive tickets for two to the Nathaniel Russell House, Drayton Hall Plantation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation walk. Double occupancy rates are $ 800 per package for mansion rooms and $ 600 per package for East Wing rooms.

Midwest

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago

312-751-8100

Romance Package (thru Dec. 31, 2004)

Cuddle up with a loved one this fall. Special romantic touches include chilled champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival, evening turndown, a 30-minute horse drawn carriage ride and full American breakfast served in bed or in the NiX restaurant. $ 299 per package, per night based on double occupancy.

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Mich.

906-847-3331

Fall 3 for 2 Special (Sept. & Oct., 2004)

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend on Mackinac Island where horses and bicycles are still the favored modes of transportation. Buy two nights and get the third night free. $ 175 per person, per night for the first two nights, based on double occupancy including a full breakfast and five-course dinner.

Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey, Mich.

231-347-4000

Fall Shopper’s Delight (Oct. 24 – Dec. 23, 2004)

Shop ‘til you drop this season with a visit to Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Explore the boutiques and shops in Petoskey’s Gaslight district, then return to the hotel to rest amid elegant surroundings. Package features two nights’ lodging in a Park House room, $ 40 dining credit and $ 40 towards shopping in the Gaslight District. $ 232 per package, based on double occupancy. Mention the HHA website and receive a free upgrade to a room with a view of Little Traverse Bay.

The Saint Paul Hotel, St. Paul, Minn.

651-292-9292

Dinner Package (ongoing)

Pamper yourself in style this fall with a visit to the elegant Saint Paul Hotel. Package includes deluxe guestroom for one night, turndown service with mineral water and special room preparation and a $ 100 food and beverage credit for use in the hotel. $ 259 per couple, plus applicable taxes.

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis

314-621-9600

Cardinal Baseball Package (thru Apr. 2005)

Don’t miss the exciting 2004 baseball season in St. Louis. Enjoy an evening at the Renaissance, an official St. Louis Cardinals hotel. Deluxe accommodations for two, 15% off restaurant coupons, in-room movie and two tickets to a Cardinal’s home game. $ 189 per couple, per night, double occupancy.

Renaissance St. Louis Suites, St. Louis

314-621-9700

Romance Package (thru Apr. 2005)

St. Louis is a perfect setting for romance. Indulge in a romantic getaway that includes deluxe room accommodations, complimentary bottle of chilled champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and breakfast for two. $ 139 per couple, per night.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati

513-421-9100

Romantic Fall Getaway (Sept. 1 – Dec. 3, 2004)

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend in one of the world’s finest displays of French Art Deco with a romantic fall getaway. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Hilton Cincinnati is a wonderful place for relaxation and romance. Package includes one night’s lodging, choice of sparkling or non-alcoholic wine and coupons for the American Breakfast in bed or at The Grille at Palm Court. Rates from $ 129-$ 260 per night, double occupancy.

The Vernon Manor Hotel, Cincinnati

513-281-3300

Romantic Fall Getaway (Sept. 1 – Dec. 5, 2004)

Enjoy a romantic fall getaway in the heart of the Midwest. The Vernon Manor Hotel has been a Cincinnati landmark since 1924. Its old-world charm is combined with the amenities of new-world comfort and convenience. Enjoy a champagne toast and assorted chocolates, evening turndown and a sumptuous breakfast. $ 120 per night, double occupancy.

The Lafayette, Marietta, Ohio

740-373-5522

Fall Foliage Tour (Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2004)

Bask in the glory of fall at your own pace. This autumn extravaganza includes a “drive-it-yourself” tour of covered bridges and fall foliage, a trolley tour of historic Marietta and a fall foliage cruise aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler. Two-night package also includes dinner one night, Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch. $ 149.50 per person, double occupancy.

American Club, Kohler, Wis.

920-457-8000

Harvest Wine Weekend Package

(Oct. 29 & 30, 2004)

Embark on a culinary journey and let our award-winning chefs guide you through the flavors of autumn and teach recipes and techniques sure to warm your kitchen and the hearts of your family and friends. Package includes overnight accommodations, wine tasting on Friday evening, chef presentation, tour of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, wine session and a Saturday evening winemaker dinner. $ 550 for two nights, one guest, single standard room. $ 725 for two nights, two guests, double standard room.

West

Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix

602-840-3610

Ladies’ Fling (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2004)

The Ladies’ fling package is the perfect girls “back-to-fall” getaway – a pampered retreated amid Mediterranean luxury. One night package includes double/double accommodations, two spa treatments of choice, dinner for two in T. Cook’s and sangria and tapas. $ 749 double occupancy.

The Hermosa Inn, Scottsdale, Ariz.

602-955-8614

The Art of Retreat (Sept.14, 2004 – Jan. 4, 2005)

Once the home and studio of cowboy artist Lon Megargee, the Hermosa Inn represents the Old West at its best, with style and luxury. The Art of Retreat package includes one night in a casita, an excursion to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West, a copy of The Cowboy’s Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee, dinner in LON’s restaurant, champagne and dessert at turndown and breakfast buffet. $ 475 per night, double occupancy.

Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, Calif.

619-435-6611

History for Three (Oct. 1, 2004 – Dec. 30, 2004)

Pay for two nights and make history for three at the legendary Hotel del Coronado. Just stay two nights and get the third night free. Just ask for the History for Three offer when making your reservation. Rates start at $ 270 per night based on single and double occupancy.

The Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, Calif.

858-454-2181

Epicurean Escape (thru Mar. 31, 2005)

Soothe your soul and entice the taste buds at the Grande Colonial Hotel. Your stay includes three nights in a junior suite with ocean view, breakfast each morning, “Chef’s Tasting Menu Dinner” with wine pairing, two martinis at NINE-TEN bar, culinary gift basket, valet parking and taxes and gratuities. $ 1,199 per package, per couple.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

213-624-1011

Universal Studios Package (thru Dec. 30, 2004)

The Millennium Biltmore is one of Los Angeles’ most elegant and historical landmarks, convenient to the Music Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Staples Center. Enjoy classic accommodations, passes to Universal Studios and complimentary valet parking. $ 189 per night, per couple. Available Fri. – Sun. nights.

Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites,

Mendocino, Calif.

707-937-0511

Romantic Retreat (ongoing)

Visit the beautiful rugged coast of California for a romantic retreat this fall. Package includes two-night accommodations in a garden room with king bed and fireplace, bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, gourmet dinner one night, full breakfast each morning and all taxes and gratuities. $ 568 per couple, Sun. – Thurs. $ 656 per couple, Fri. & Sat.

Napa River Inn, Napa, Calif.

707-251-8500

Gondola Package (thru Sept. 30, 2004)

Join us for a memorable ride in an authentic Venetian Gondola down the Napa River. Package features an overnight stay in an executive room, 30-minute gondola ride, in-room breakfast and an afternoon wine tasting. $ 245 per night, double occupancy, Thurs. – Sun. $ 295 per couple, per night Fri. & Sat.

El Encanto Hotel & Garden Villas,

Santa Barbara, Calif.

805-687-5000

“I’ve Got a Crush on You”

(Sept. 6 – Oct. 31, 2004)

Santa Barbara County is an inviting wine touring and tasting destination. The county is home to more than 60 wineries and 20,000 acres of vineyards. Experience the harvest, or “crush” in late summer and early fall. Package includes dinner for two with wine pairing, a wine trail map and VIP card to three preferred wineries for complimentary tasting. $ 495 per night, double occupancy for garden suite, $ 325 per night, double occupancy for a garden room.

The Pierpont Inn, Ventura, Calif.

805-643-6144

Romantic Hideaway (thru Dec. 31, 2004)

Fall in love at the historic Pierpont Inn. Wine and dine your sweetheart in a historic setting by the sea with two nights’ accommodations, welcome basket upon arrival, breakfast or brunch on Sunday, dinner for two in Austen’s Restaurant, plus a one-hour massage per person and guest passes to The Pierpont Racquet Club. $ 395 per package, double occupancy, Sun. – Thurs. and $ 445 Fri. & Sat.

Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.

970-920-1000

Autumn in Aspen (Sept. 26 – Nov. 24, 2004)

Aspen’s luxurious Hotel Jerome is celebrating the change of season with a special rate of $ 125 per night. Autumn is an ideal time to visit the legendary hotel, where world-class service and amenities offer a comfortable respite and brilliantly colored fall foliage against the majestic Rocky Mountains.

The Heathman Hotel, Portland, Ore.

503-241-4100

Garden Zen Package (thru Oct. 31, 2004)

Find your own personal Nirvana with an escape to the elegant Heathman Hotel. Two-night package includes deluxe guestroom, valet parking, continental breakfast, an assortment of green teas, an Urban Zen eye mask and two Portland Attractions passes to the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens, Oregon Zoo, the Portland Art Museum and more. $ 99 per person, per night, two-night minimum required.

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle

206-621-1700

Savor Seattle Package (thru Nov. 30, 2004)

Stay in deluxe accommodations at the historic Fairmont Olympic, just steps from the famous Pike Place Market, where an endless array of gastronomic delights await you. Receive a canvas market bag, map to the market, copy of the Pike Place Market Cookbook and $ 50 dining credit at the hotel’s restaurants. $ 329 per night, double occupancy.

Mid-Atlantic

Antrim 1844, Taneytown, Md.

410-756-6812

Gettysburg Experience

(Sept. 6 – Nov. 25, 2004)

Relive one of America’s most dramatic events with the Gettysburg experience. Package includes a battlefield bus tour, two tickets to popular Gettysburg museum and theatre attractions and a copy of the novel Gettysburg by Newt Gingrich. Return to Antrim for luxurious overnight accommodations in the mansion, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and a sumptuous six-course dinner, continental wake-up tray and gourmet country breakfast. $ 175 per person, double occupancy. Suites and cottages available for an additional $ 25 per person.

Nassau Inn, Princeton, N.J.

609-921-7500

Weekend Package (thru Dec. 31, 2004)

Break away from the humdrum this fall with a weekend escape to the Nassau Inn. Package includes overnight lodging, full breakfast and a Palmer Square Gift bag with local information and coupons. Standard accommodations from $ 199 per night, per couple. Suites from $ 299 per night, per couple. Valid Fri. & Sat. nights only.

The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

717-533-2171

Bed and Breakfast Package

(Sept. 6, 2004- Dec. 31, 2004)

Treat yourself and someone special with a trip to the majestic hotel on the hill. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just need a sweet retreat, this package offers the pampering and relaxation you so richly deserve. Package includes deluxe accommodations, breakfast in the circular dining room, and admission to the Hershey Gardens and Hershey Museum. Package rates from $ 218 based on double occupancy.

Leola Village Inn and Suites, Leola, Pa.

717-656-7002

Grape Escape Package (Aug. 1 – Nov. 1, 2004)

Enjoy a “grape escape” at Leola Village. Package includes overnight accommodations with early check-in, a tour of Nissley Vineyards with your own packed picnic basket, dinner for two at Mazzi Designed Dining Restaurant, deluxe breakfast, and welcome gift. $ 320 per couple.

Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Pa.

570-595-7401

Double Eagle Package (thru Nov. 15, 2004)

Golfers will find Nirvana in the Pennsylvania countryside. Package features unlimited green fees and cart, charming accommodations in one of our lodge’s standard rooms and three meals daily. $ 180 per person, per night. Two-night minimum required. Available mid-week, non-holiday only. Stay a third night for $ 130 per person. Tee times must be arranged in advance.

Nittany Lion Inn, State College, Pa.

814-865-8500

Golf Package (thru Nov. 2004)

Football isn’t the only great game at Penn State. Special golf package features accommodations at the Nittany Lion Inn, use of fitness facilities, pro-shop discount, complimentary transportation to and from golf course upon request, green fees and cart rental and use of practice range and balls. Rates from $ 104.50 per person, per night based on double occupancy and include all gratuities. Private instruction by PGA professionals available for an additional fee. Not valid during event weekends.

Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, Va.

434-972-2232

Step Back in History (thru mid-Dec.)

Surround yourself in history amid the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Explore Monticello and its gardens, visit Ash-Lawn Highland, the home of James Monroe and the renowned Michie Tavern where Revolutionary patriots met. Package features two nights’ accommodations, welcome gift, daily breakfast, three-course dinner one evening, two Presidents Passes and all resort fees, taxes and gratuities. From $ 472 – $ 1,052 per room, based on double occupancy.

The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center,

Roanoke, Va.

540-985-5900

Sweet Romance Package (thru Nov. 2004)

The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Smell the crisp air, view the majestic foliage and experience the romantic joys of the season. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, breakfast and champagne or sparkling wine.

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