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GET CULTURED OFF COURSE

IN BOLTON

Best known for its two nationally ranked golf courses, The International in Bolton invites its guests to try something completely different. New packages allow visitors to “get cultured” by celebrating two distinctive museums located in Clinton, a short drive from the lodge’s 700-acre property in the Nashoba Valley. The Russian Icons Museum package includes a one-night stay for two adults in a king or double room, deluxe continental breakfast and admission to the museum, home to the largest collection of Russian icons in North America (available Tuesday-Sunday). Or celebrate African art and music — with the same accommodations and amenities — with the Gallery of African Art package (available Monday through Sunday). $180/night for each package. The 50-room lodge also offers live entertainment on Friday nights in its restaurant, the Fireplace Room. 978-779-1320, theinternational.com/lodging/packages

ONE SWEET WEEKEND IN

MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY

Indulge your sweet tooth in Mount Washington Valley at the 19th annual Inn to Inn Cookie and Candy Tour

(Dec. 12-13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). All 11 inns, located within a 15-minute or less drive from one another in New Hampshire, will be decked out in their holiday finery and offer tastes of original sweet and savory holiday treats. Special packages — the best way to insure the limited cookie tour tickets — include two nights’ accommodations, breakfast each morning, two tour tickets, recipe collection, and custom-made keepsake ornament. Packages from $178 per couple; rates vary depending on the inn. All tickets must be reserved in advance. Those not wishing to reserve an overnight package may call for tickets Dec. 1-7; $30 per person. 800-338-1356, countryinnsinthe
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CELEBRATE ELOISE IN NYC

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Eloise turns 60? Say it ain’t so! In recognition of the 60th anniversary of author Kay Thompson’s beloved book, The Plaza in New York is celebrating its most famous — and eternally young — guest. Eloise experiences include The Eloise Boutique (pictured at right), Eloise Tea at The Palm Court, and a visit to a portrait of the spirited girl herself, located in The Palm Court corridor. For the ultimate fan, The Plaza is offering the Eloise Suite package, including a stay in the 18th floor suite designed by Betsy Johnson in a whimsical pink-and-black palette, afternoon tea for two, Eloise robe, copy of the book “Eloise at The Plaza,” $100 gift certificate for the Eloise Gift Shop, Eloise puzzle and gift tote, and more. Rates from $2,043 per night, subject to availability. 888-850-0909, theplazany.com/family

TIME TRAVEL IN ISTANBUL

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If murder mystery is more your literary style, travel to Istanbul for a stay at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah. Located in the heart of the vibrant Beyoglu district, the iconic 19th-century building has hosted an impressive list of literary lions, including Agatha Christie and Ernest Hemingway, and Alfred Hitchcock among others. To mark the 125th birthday of Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the hotel is offering a “Travel in Time With Agatha” package that includes two-night accommodations in the Agatha Christie Room (411); welcome cocktail with historical tale; dinner for two in Agatha Restaurant with specialty Orient Express menu; open buffet and breakfast (pictured far left); guided visit to the historic Sirkeci Railway Station and Railway Station Museum; and copy of the novel “Murder on the Orient Express.” Valid through 2015. Rates from $458. 011-90-212-377-4000, jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/istanbul/pera-
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SOOTHE TIRED SKIN

From the drying effects of airplane air to wind and sun exposure, travel can wreak havoc on your skin. Rejuvenate tired, irritated, and puffy skin with RESCUE, a dual-purpose preventative and regenerative skin care solution for every age, gender, and skin type. Available in handy, travel-friendly single-use applications, the serum and moisturizer contain equal amounts of core cellular active MDFc19. Use the serum before takeoff and moisturizer after landing. Fragrance, BPA, paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free. 30 applications, $65; combo set, $129. www.rescueskin.com

WRISTBAND REMOTE
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Designed to give users full control over their Bluetooth communication gear, Sena Technologies has just released its Wristband Remote (above). This water-resistant device — with glove-friendly buttons and a joystick — attaches to your wrist or arm in order to reduce dangers caused by distractions while participating in outdoor activities. Features include 4.1 Bluetooth technology for crisp and reliable communication; can be paired with any Sena Bluetooth 4.0 and above Smart Ready-enabled headsets including the 20S, 10U, 10C and 10R. Long-lasting battery allows the device to be used for up to three months between charges. $99. www.sena.com/product/wristband-remote/

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