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Glamping in Guatemala.
Glamping in Guatemala.

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ALL-STAR BEER FEST IN BOSTON

Love beer? If so, you’ll want to join other craft beer aficionados at the SoWa Power Station (540 Harrison Ave.) for the Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival (Sept. 22-23). This celebrated event brings more than 50 international and domestic breweries to Boston, and features rare and coveted brews from some of the world’s most sought after breweries, including Sweden’s Stigbergets, Belgium-based Bokkereyder, Manchester, England’s Cloudwater Brew, and Mikkeller, the Copenhagen gypsy brewer. During three sessions, beer-lovers will also have the opportunity to sample some of the best brews in the United States, such as Brooklyn-based Other Half, and those from esteemed Massachusetts breweries, such as Framingham’s Exhibit ‘A,’ Everett’s Night Shift, Woburn’s Lord Hobo, and Boston-based Trillium. And what’s a beer festival without a little music? Revelers can enjoy tunes from Denmark’s vintage surf rockers, The Tremolo Beer Gut, Boston’s country-folk-punk-rock band, Tigerman WOAH, American rock band These Wild Plains, and multi-instrumentalist and psychedelic country singer Hayley Thompson-King. Tickets $65-$250, includes unlimited sampling. copenhagenbeerfest.com

RHODE ISLAND BREWERY TRAIL

Need more beer? Those who appreciate beer-friendly stops on fall foliage road trips will want to check out the 14 brew companies on the Rhode Island Brewery Trail. From Woonsocket’s Ravenous Brewing Co. in the northern part the state to Westerly’s Grey Sail Brewing in the southeast corner, the online trail provides links to websites with all the pertinent information you’ll need, such as operating hours and directions. www.ribrewersguild.org/brewerytrail. New this year, you can also visit the taproom at the Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, the largest American-made craft beer co-op. Open Thursday through Sunday. Brewery tours, limited to 14, are Sundays only at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. www.theguildri.com

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HONDURAS GOLF RESORT

Calling all golfers! Satisfy your fall and winter golf cravings at the championship 18-hole golf course at Indura Beach & Golf Resort Honduras, the first five-star resort in Central America within Curio, a Collection by Hilton. Designed by Gary Player and managed by Troon, a luxury-brand golf management company, Indura’s eco-sensitive course is framed by golden sand beaches, blue lagoons, and native mangrove forests. Located 55 miles from two international airports, San Pedro Sula International and La Ceiba International Airport, the resort boasts 60 junior suites spread among 15 sprawling villas, as well as amenities that include four distinctive dining experiences, state-of-the-art pool with three swim areas, Bayu-Bayu Kids & Teens Club and media center, and the Maina Spa, offering native treatments and services. Guests can also enjoy more 1,800 private tropical acres with recreational opportunities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, beach yoga, tai chi, and more. Off-property highlights include scuba diving, white water rafting and bird watching excursions. Fall rates, double room, from $160 per night. www.induraresort.com

TREKKING AND GLAMPING

IN GUATEMALA

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Enjoy cloud forest hikes and volcano views with Trek Guatemala, a new boutique travel company offering excursions that explore the authentic culture and stunning landscapes of Guatemala. The four-day Sky Trek Route and the nine-day Discovery Package both trek between two beautiful and under-explored destinations: Antigua and Lake Atitlán. Comfortable safari-style tent camps, locally-sourced food and knowledgeable guides are featured, along with living cultural exchanges with rural Mayan villages, majestic landscapes and artisanal coffee farms. Those who prefer to enjoy nature without a breaking a sweat can sign up for the overnight Antigua Glamping experience. Although remote, all three camps are accessible by 4x4 roads. The company provides large canvas tents outfitted with two queen beds, goose-down comforters, and a fully stocked bar. Their overland “trek truck” converts into an outdoor bathroom with a hot water shower, sit-down toilet, and sink. Each day, guests simply hike with a day pack, while all equipment is moved from one camp to the next. Rates vary by number of guests, from $169 per day. Discovery Package from $1,499 per person. trekguatemala.com

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STIMULATING WAY TO STAY FIT

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Health and fitness travelers are adding PowerDot to their exercise travel packs. An electrical muscle stimulation device, PowerDot activates muscle fibers so you get stronger and recover faster after sitting for hours in a car or on a plane. Using an app on your phone to initiate and control the workouts, you can select the muscle groups you want to target. An impulse is then is sent to pods that cause muscles to activate. Different workouts include active recovery, extended recovery, massage, warm up, muscle endurance and more. The easy-to-pack carrying case includes pre-charged pod, four sets of electric pads, two sets of lead cables, and micro USB charging cable. $249. www.powerdot.com

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