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From the vineyard to a human rights museum

Land and Sea is one of the new packages launched by Hob Knob, a boutique hotel in the heart of Edgartown, just steps from the harbor and beach (pictured) on Martha’s Vineyard.
Land and Sea is one of the new packages launched by Hob Knob, a boutique hotel in the heart of Edgartown, just steps from the harbor and beach on Martha’s Vineyard.



Escape to Maine and soothe your weary soul with the Fall Relaxation package offered by the Meadowmere Resort. Located just minutes from the ocean in quaint Ogunquit, the two-night package reduces accommodation rates by more than 40 percent (from $598 to $333), and includes one in-room breakfast basket per stay and one dinner for two guests at Jonathan’s Restaurant. Still stressed? The package also offers one half-hour Swedish massage per person, parking ($25 per day value), resort amenities, and free Wi-Fi. Limited rooms, only available online, Sept. 1-Oct. 31. Add Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Class and receive a 20 percent discount on a course. 800-633-8718,


Land and Sea is one of the new packages launched by Hob Knob, a boutique hotel in the heart of Edgartown, just steps from the harbor and beach (pictured) on Martha’s Vineyard. The package includes three nights in luxury accommodations — all rooms appointed with king-size beds and European-style sheets — deep tissue or relaxation massages for two, walking and biking trail maps, use of classic beach cruiser bicycles for exploring the island’s more than 100 miles of bike paths, box lunch for two for one day of biking or walking, complimentary Hob Knob water bottles, walking tour of historic Edgartown with private guide, and a private tour of the Allen Sheep Farm with Hob Knob owner Maggie White. Also includes a farm-to-table breakfast each morning, and afternoon tea. Rates from $2,620 for two guests. 800-696-2723,



Join in a full weekend of free events and performances to celebrate the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the first museum in the world dedicated solely to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights (Sept. 20-21). The two-day, family-friendly festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, dubbed RightsFest, features the open-air Canadian Concert for Human Rights. Performers include Canadian folk legend Bruce Cockburn, Vancouver-based hip-hop artist Shad, East Coast fiddler Ashley MacIsaac, and singer-songwriter, educator, artist, and social activist Buffy Sainte-Marie. Free guided tours through select museum galleries will be offered morning until late afternoon both days. Regular paid admissions begin Sept. 27. Adults $15, ages 7-17 $8. 877-877-6037,



Travelers to Quito can sleep in style while saving 25 percent off room rates at the boutique hotel Casa Gangotena. (Available in September and Dec. 1-15). Situated in Quito’s historic heart, at the corner of Plaza San Francisco, accommodations are steps away from the gilt Jesuit church of La Compañía de Jesús, the Museum of the City, the Plaza Santo Domingo, the Presidential Palace, and the bustle of Quito’s Old Town. Once a historic mansion, the hotel has restored many Art Nouveau and Art Deco elements from the mid-1920s, including original painted tin ceilings, wood paneling, and painted murals and friezes. Public spaces include a glassed-in patio, garden, library, panoramic terrace, and a restaurant serving innovative Ecuadorian cuisine. Included in room price is daily afternoon tea served with scones, mini-sandwiches, empanadas, and house-made pastries. Before-discount rates from $395. 011-593-2-400-8000,



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