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JFK exhibitions at the Newseum in D.C.

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JFK exhibitions at the Newseum in D.C.

PAY THE TEMPERATURE IN PROVINCETOWN

Here’s a good reason to hope the weather remains cool:
Starting April 1, the Harbor Hotel is offering a Pay the Temperature promotion. Daily room rates will be based on the Provincetown temperature at 2 p.m., as reported by the National Weather Service on the day of check-in. With an average temperature in April of 55 degrees, this deal could save you a bundle off the Harbor’s posted spring rates (from $99). This promotion cannot be booked online, is based on availability, and stay must be completed by May 20. Guests will be charged a $50 non-refundable deposit.  855-447-8696, www.harborhotelptown.com

DINE AT 9 CAMPAIGN ATTACKS HUNGER

Plan a getaway at 10 Distinctive Inns of New England on
April 9 or May 9 and your room rate will be $9. In return for this special rate, guests make a $100 donation that goes directly to the food bank or hunger relief program in the inn’s community. Each inn has a designated number of rooms for the DINE at 9 campaign that are reserved on a space-available basis by calling the inn directly. The participating properties: Inn at Harbor Hill Marina, Niantic, Conn.; Camden Maine Stay, Camden, Maine; Captain’s House Inn, Chatham (below); Gateways Inn, Lenox; Deerfield Inn, Deerfield; Chesterfield Inn, West Chesterfield, N.H.; Manor on Golden Pond, Holderness, N.H.; Inn at Thorn Hill, Jackson, N.H.; Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, Vt.; and Grafton Inn, Grafton, Vt.
www.distinctiveinns.com/new-england-inns.html

TWO JFK EXHIBITS IN DC

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On April 12, the Newseum opens two exhibits marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. One tells the story of Camelot through images taken by Jacques Lowe, the Kennedy family photographer from
1958-61. The other examines the Nov. 22, 1963, shooting and the news coverage that followed. More than 100 artifacts on display include presumed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald’s wallet contents, the clothing he wore that day, the blanket he used to hide his rifle, and more. The film “A Thousand Days” documents newsworthy moments of the Kennedy presidency. Through Jan. 5, 2014, tickets $12.95- $21.95.
888-639-7386,
www.newseum.org

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3 TOUR

If you can’t get enough of the Crawley family and their on-screen shenanigans, Zicasso.com offers Downton Abbey: The Season 3 Tour. The eight-day customizable journey includes a private tour of Highclere Castle; a visit to Shugborough Hall, a mansion whose upstairs-downstairs setup is intact; and the best of London’s attractions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum. An excursion through the countryside of Staffordshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire includes Bampton, the real Downton Village; the real St. Mary’s Church; and Greys Court, the real Downton Place. Departures are flexible but must be coor-dinated with Highclere Castle’s opening dates,
July 14- Sept.12, Sun-Thu. Rates from $3,250 per person based on double occupancy.   www.zicasso.com/luxury-vacation-uk-tours/downton-abbey-season-3-tour

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

An annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment blooms in Georgia at the 77th Atlanta Dogwood Festival, April 19-21. The city’s longest-running fest features three days of fine art, live music, cultural performances, a disc dog competition, gourmet and festival food options, children’s programming, rock climbing wall, and more. Nashville recording artist Sara Evans performs at the Piedmont Park Meadow on Saturday at 7 p.m. Free.  404-817-6642, www.dogwood.org

TRAVEL’S GOT
A BRAND NEW BAG

Davek, the company that designs stylish mini umbrellas and messenger bags, has launched a compact bag line that’s perfect for carrying iPads, Kindles, e-readers, and tablets. The slim Davek Note Bag is made from durable, high-impact 1680D ballistic nylon with double padded compartments. An aerial hang-glider buckle, made of polished aluminum, creates an easy-to-use side release system. A zippered envelope pocket can hold the rest of your stuff: keys, phone, glasses, and more. Available in black, navy blue, and hunter green. $135. 212-749-8746, www.davekny.com

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL

Created to promote the beauty and necessity of travel, The
Explorateur website shares insider information on worldwide travel, from high-end to quirky, while offering candid, detailed, and sometimes humorous advice about products,
resorts, hotels, and more. Gabriella Ribeiro Truman and her team dish tips on unique places to stay, shop, dine, and fly, and provide access to exclusive global travel deals in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and islands in the South Pacific.  www.theexplorateurportfolio.com

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