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NEW HAMPSHIRE SKI DEALS GALORE

Take advantage of a series of deals offered this winter by Cranmore Mountain Resort. For frequent skiers, an online purchase of the Cranmore Value Card ($79) includes a ticket valid for a day of skiing plus $20 off all subsequent lift ticket purchases, with no restrictions, plus a free lift ticket after every seventh visit. A military discount, for active duty members with a valid military ID, provides $15 discount off lift tickets for themselves and card-carrying dependents. (Retired military with appropriate ID receive $15 off tickets for themselves.) For kids, take $20 off Kidsrule Mountain Camps lessons. that are booked online by midnight the night before the reservation. (Cannot be combined with other offers.) Bargain seekers will like Sunday Funday Afternoons when discount lift tickets go on sale after 12:30 p.m. on non-holiday Sunday afternoons. ($29 Adults, $19 Juniors/Seniors) 800-786-6754, www.cranmore.com/

OPEN HEARTH COOKING CLASSES

History buffs and food lovers will both love Open Hearth Cooking, an upcoming series of seven one-day classes offered by Historic Deerfield. Each four-hour class, held in the kitchen of the 1786 Hall Tavern, has a different theme based on 18th- and early 19th-century food preparation techniques. Hearth cooks also teach preservation technology, seasonality, diet, and the availability of local and imported foods. While the food is cooking, guests will visit a kitchen of a historic house and, after the food is prepared, will sit down to enjoy a meal together. Includes a bibliography on open hearth cookery. Class size limited to 8 participants ages 16 and up. Early registration recommended. Offered on Saturdays Feb. 4- March 18. 413-775-7217, www.historic-deerfield.org/

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GULET CRUISES IN CROATIA

Set sail off the coast of Croatia this year aboard a Turkish gulet, a two-masted, hand-crafted wooden vessel operated by Peter Sommer Travels. If that name sounds familiar, it should. In the spring of 1994, British archeologist and filmmaker Peter Sommer spent four and a half months walking 2,000 miles across Turkey, retracing the route of Alexander the Great, a trip that later inspired a popular BBC/PBS television documentary. Today his company is an award-winning UK-based tour operator specializing in expert-led small group cultural tours, gulet cruises, and private trips in Croatia, Greece, Italy, and Turkey. Debuting this year are two new gulet trips in Croatia: Cruising the Dalmatian Coast from Sibenik to Zadar (Sept.16-Sept.23); and Walking and Cruising Southern Dalmatia (Sept.30-Oct 7). These join the popular Split to Dubrovnik cruises (June 3-10; Sept. 23-Sept. 30). Maximum guests per cruise: 10. Rates from $4,140. 1-855-443-3027, www.petersommer.com/gulet-cruises/croatia/

NEW DELTA FLIGHTS TO FORT MYERS

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Starting Feb. 17, you’ll have more ways to escape the cold with the announcement by Delta Air Lines of additional weekend routes from Logan Airport (BOS) to Fort Myers (RSW). With that in mind, the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel — dubbed the “shelling capital of the world” — are offering getaways for every traveler, including not-to-miss guided beach walks with The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum; tours and tastings at the Fort Myers Brewing Co., Fort Myers’ first micro brewery, and the recently opened Cape Coral Brewing Co.; visits to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, former vacation homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford; and — of course! — Red Sox spring training (Feb. 23-March 30). 800-237-6444, www.fortmyers-sanibel.com

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Looking for a way to book hotels and save while on the road? Online and mobile travel company priceline.com has announced the in-app launch of Road Deals, a new feature which highlights exclusive deals for travelers en route to their final destination. Once you download the iOS or Android app, you can start driving, enter a destination, and immediately see one-of-a-kind deals and deep discounts in real time along the route. Hotels are automatically refreshed on the route ahead and can be booked within seconds. Free. www.priceline.com/mobile-app

EASY-TO-PACK MULTI-PORT CHARGER

Minimize the number of device plugs you need to pack with an iClever: BoostCube TC04 4-Port USB Wall Charger. Designed for the latest generation of devices — and small enough to fit in the palm of your hand — the chargers feature a convenient folding wall plug for easy storage while traveling, as well as SmartID ports for device recognition and quick charging efficiency. Made with durable materials to ensure over-current, short-circuit, and over-temperature protection. $19.99. www.iclever.com/category/boostcube

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