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Join more than 40 yoga instructors and 20 yoga studios at the Maine YogaFest in Portland, July 12 and 13.
Courtney Elizabeth for the Boston Globe
Join more than 40 yoga instructors and 20 yoga studios at the Maine YogaFest in Portland, July 12 and 13.

HERE

YOGIS GATHER FOR A MAINE EVENT

Join more than 40 yoga instructors and 20 yoga studios at the Maine YogaFest in Portland, July 12 and 13. Tickets went on sale this week. The festival includes workshops, daily guided meditation, and specialty yoga classes such as partner, slack-line, paddleboard, and aerial. Complimentary lectures cover anything from the neuroscience of yoga to the benefits of breath work. Don’t miss the black light yoga party with New York-based yogini Halle Becker and a deejay. Tickets: $90 or $125 for three- or five-workshop passes; book by April 18 and save 15 percent. $35 for black light party. 207-232-0054, www.maineyogafest.com

TIPS AND TALES

FROM THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

Learn more about good hiking gear and follow two New Englanders as they thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine this year. Whitney Silberblatt from Dover, N.H., and Adam Joseph from Chelmsford were selected to hike the 2,200-mile trail while trying out the latest gear from New Hampshire-based NEMO Equipment, Inc. (tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads), Vermont-based Darn Tough (socks), Vasque (boots), Osprey (backpacks), and Leki (hiking poles). Follow the program, called the Thru-Hike Syndicate, for hiker feedback on gear, which may help you plan your upcoming adventures. The solo hikers expect to hit the trail in the next couple of weeks. www.facebook.com/thruhikesyndicate

THERE

LAS VEGAS HOTEL PUTS EMPHASIS ON HEALTHY STAYS

The 14th floor of the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel & Casino — all 171 rooms and suites in the main tower — offers a healthier experience. The hotel’s Stay Well rooms have advanced air and water purification systems, shower water infused with Vitamin C, and light therapy ranging from blue-shaded lighting that helps increase energy and reduce jet lag to night-lights that guide your way without disturbing

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melatonin levels. Reach for a snack in the minibar and you’ll find yogurt-covered raisins, raw almonds, and coconut water. Even the 24-hour in-room menu offers healthy options made from natural, organic ingredients. Room rates vary; add an additional $30 to the going rate to book a Stay Well room or suite. 800-929-1111, www.mgmgrand.com

Book a voyage to explore Northern Europe with Oceania Cruises.

TRAVEL IN AIRY COMFORT TO YOUR CRUISE SHIP

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Book a voyage to explore Northern Europe with Oceania Cruises and qualify for the new $99 Premium Economy Air Upgrade on select trips. Enjoy a wider seat, extra legroom, and a personal entertainment system in flight, and also get an extra luggage allowance, priority check-in, and priority boarding. The upgrade is available one-way or round-trip from 26 US and Canadian gateways, based on availability. Rates start at $4,299 for a 10-day trip out of Copenhagen, or $5,299 for a 12-day cruise from London or Stockholm; add the air upgrade option to any trip for $99. 855-623-2642, www.oceaniacruises.com

PRACTICE YOUR DANCE MOVES

IN TROPICAL SURROUNDINGS

Show off your dance moves on Saint Lucia’s sunny shores during Jive June, a dance-a-thon program that runs June 2-29 at The Body Holiday, a health and wellness resort, and its sister property, Rendezvous, a couples-only boutique resort. Choose from 17 weekly dance classes, when you can practice your jive, salsa, cha cha, slow waltz, Argentine tango, rhythm foxtrot, samba, and zumba. You’ll practice with a professional choreographer, an international fitness ambassador, and other accomplished instructors. Daily rates start at $482 (The Body Holiday) per person, single or double occupancy, and $272 (Rendezvous) per person, double occupancy; includes fitness classes, food, and drinks.
800-544-2883, www.thebodyholiday.com

EVERYWHERE

HARD DRIVE TRANSPORTS YOUR ENTIRE MEDIA LIBRARY

Lacie’s new Fuel wireless hard drive gives you 1TB of storage that you can instantly access from up to five devices at once.

Lacie’s new Fuel wireless hard drive gives you 1TB of storage that you can instantly access from up to five devices at once while traveling (or simultaneously stream up to three HD movies to three devices). Load your entire movie and music collections, photos, or any files you may need using Wi-Fi or USB 3.0 cable and take it all with you. Download the Seagate Media app so you can browse the hard drive content on the go and make selections. Also upload your vacation photos to the device as backup. The Fuel (pictured above) works with Macs, PCs, and Apple (including Apple TV), Android, and Kindle devices. It measures 4½-by-4½-by-9/10th inches and weighs 9.7 ounces. $199.99. 971-246-8200, www.lacie.com

DEVICE HELPS YOU STAY ACTIVE WHILE TRAVELING

The Misfit Shine is one of the most lightweight, stylish, and unobtrusive activity monitors on the market. This slim, low-profile device includes a quarter-size monitor that can be attached to a necklace cord, a leather band, a rubber sport band, or a clasp for clipping to your shirt, running shoes, or pocket. Register on the Misfit Shine website and set your activity goals. Then download the app to your Android or Apple device, sync it with your Shine, and track your progress while walking, running, cycling, swimming, and sleeping. Little lights on the face of the waterproof Shine subtly tell you what percentage of your daily activity goal you’ve reached. $119.95 including sport band; comes with a replaceable battery. www.misfitwearables.com