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From Cape Cod’s oyster front to embedded luggage

10hte - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club: Oyster Farm Walk. (handout)

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BRITISH AUTOS ON PARADE IN BRISTOL, R.I.

Calling all Anglophiles! The British Motorcar Festival, an event for British car aficionados and lifestyle enthusiasts, debuts at Colt State Park in Bristol, R.I. (June 13-14; spectator admission $15; children under 12 free). The show will feature displays of more than 60 classes of British motorcars (pictured below) plus motorcycles. Saturday events kick off with a royal canon salute announcing the arrival of the “queen” in a horse-drawn coach. A marketplace offers all-things-British, including motoring accessories, food and beverages, clothing, jewelry, music, and more. To purchase your own motoring classic, visit the New British Motorcar Dealer display. Other events include a judged Concours d’Elegance competition (for cars 25 and older); People’s Choice awards; Tailgate Picnic competition; and whimsical events like the British Attire and Ladies Hat competitions. Want to join the fun with your own classic vehicle? Register online by June 1 to participate in more activities. www.britishmotorcarfestival.com

GET ACTIVE ON CAPE COD’S OYSTER FRONT

Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club in Brewster launches a new series of experiences for its summer guests. Oyster lovers will enjoy the Brewster Flats and Oyster Farm Walk, a weekly complimentary educational tour of local oyster farms at low tide (pictured above). During select times, guests may even help harvest oysters. Other new programs include free instruction in the classic sport of croquet, offered on a regulation court on the resort’s front lawn; complimentary golf lessons, including clubs, taught by PGA professionals on the Nicklaus Design golf course (Mon-Thu 4:15 p.m.); a new fleet of Freedom Flyer bicycles to rent for use on property or the nearby Cape Cod Bike and Rail Trail; and later this summer kayak and paddleboard rentals will debut at Blueberry Pond, the resort’s first freshwater activity center. Rates from $275 at The Villages (June-August); from $375 (June) and $485
(July-August) at The Mansion. 508-896-9000, www.oceanedge.com

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PARIS HOTEL DEAL TAKES YOU TO THE MAX

Ooh-la-la. Savvy travelers in Paris this summer can take advantage of a special deal offered by the stylish 3-star boutique Hotel Max. Guests who stay two nights receive 50 percent off on every category room (July 24-Aug. 31; from $92). All 19 rooms are equipped with high-tech devices; free Wi-Fi; reversible air conditioning; and individual Nespresso machines. Some rooms have a private terrace overlooking a quiet street. The hotel is smokefree, handicap accessible, and offers multilingual concierge services, breakfast buffet ($12.80), outdoor garden, and business corner. Located in the heart of the 14th Arrondissement, steps from Place d’Alésia — between Metro stops at Montparnasse, Porte de Versailles, and Denfert Rochereau — the hotel provides easy access to favorite tourist sites while offering a quintessential Parisian neighborhood for end-of-the-day relaxation. If fully booked, check out Max’s nearby brother, Fred Hotel. www.hotel-max.fr/en/

RECHARGE IN FINLAND, BODY AND SOUL AND . . . iPAD

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Need some shuteye between flights? If you are transiting through Helsinki this summer, you are in luck. Finavia, operator of Finland’s airports and air navigation systems, has introduced GoSleep sleeping pods at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport — making Helsinki the first European airport to offer this service. Designed to provide passengers peace and privacy in a hectic terminal environment, the pod is an egg-shaped ergonomic seat that can be turned into a bed. Simply stow hand luggage under the seat, and pull down a movable, breathing shade to be isolated from light and noise. The pod has USB and charging outlets for phones and laptops. Program an alarm to wake you up before your flight. Accepts credit card payment. (Approximately $9.50 hour; $6.33 pillows; $9.50 blankets.) unisolutions.fi

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FIND YOUR DREAMY AMERICAN VACATION

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Just in time for summer travel: Historic Hotels of America has launched American Dreams, a new website that makes it easy to peruse a variety of different vacation travel ideas. Categories include family getaways, road trips, national parks and sites, culinary destinations, heritage and culture, and urban adventures. Click on photos to discover feature stories on select destinations, including “must see” attractions, and links to participating historic hotels and packages across the United States from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. Before hitting the road: Check out the classic road trip song list for a travel-inspired playlist. 844-735-3348, americandreams.historichotels.org/index

COMPACT TSA-FRIENDLY EMBEDDED LUGGAGE

Gadget-toting travelers tired of having to unpack electronic devices when passing through airport security may want to check out the new TSA Friendly FastPass technology offered by ECBC’s premium collections of luggage, laptop bags (pictured above), backpacks, and messenger bags. At airport checkpoints, simply unzip the FastPass compartment, lay it flat on the conveyer belt, and send the bag through the scanner without having to place devices and valuables into bins. Each carryall design is constructed of water repellent ballistic nylon and Kodra fabrics, known for their resistance to tearing, punctures, and abrasions. In addition, all rolling luggage comes with portable power pack to keep electronic devices fully charged. $119.99-$399.99. 951-894-1482, www.ec-bc.com

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