LIMOLINER CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S MONTH
Celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long with LimoLiner’s special “Take Two in February” offer. Whether you travel with your sweetie pie or your little child, fares are 2-for-1 when taking the high-end motor coach between Boston’s Back Bay and Midtown Manhattan. Depending on chosen departure time, pay $89 or $99 each way for two passengers. To sweeten the deal, those traveling over Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 11-14) will receive special holiday treats. LimoLine amenities include an attendant providing seat-side service, complimentary hot meals and drinks (wine after 6 p.m.), pre-selected, reclining leather seats with extended legroom, and all-inclusive onboard entertainment and Wi-Fi. To take advantage of the offer, input the promo code “TakeTwo2017” on the
LimoLiner main page and book your two-passenger reservation for travel through Feb. 28. Offer is applicable to new bookings only; blackout dates apply (Feb. 17-20). www.limoliner.com
SKI JUMPING COMPETITION IN
Don your warmest winter clothes and prepare to be amazed at the Harris Hill Ski Jumping competition in Brattleboro (Feb. 18-19). Jumpers from the United States and abroad flock to compete at the 90-meter Olympic-sized jump, soaring over 300 feet at speeds of 60 mph. The jump was re-built in 2008 to International Ski Federation specs, and is the site of 18 national championships. This year, visitors can watch a US Cup (Men and Women’s Jumping and Nordic Combined) on Saturday, and the Fred H. Harris tournament on Sunday where the Winged Ski Trophy is up for grabs. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with food, music, souvenirs, and a beer tent. Buy a ticket at the gate (cash or check only) and be directed where to park. Gates opens at 10 a.m. both days. Adults: $20; ages 6-12: $15; under 6: free. Parking free. harrishillskijump.com
SCHIELE EXHIBIT IN VIENNA
Fans of Egon Schiele’s haunting drawings and paintings won’t want to miss the exhibition opening at the Albertina in Vienna (Feb. 22-June 18). One of the pioneers of the Wiener Moderne, a.k.a. Viennese Modernism, alongside Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, Schiele’s works are known for their “ruthlessly blunt” exploration of themes regarding human beings’ existential loneliness. Organized to kick off the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s untimely death at age 28, the exhibition aims to introduce visitors to Schiele’s collective works and his progression as a sketch artist and watercolorist.
COLORADO SNOW REPORTS
Those planning a ski trip to Colorado can find up-to-date snow conditions with Colorado Ski Country USA’s snow report. The 24- and 48-hour snow totals are updated twice daily by 22 member resorts, including Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass,
Telluride, and Copper Mountain. The report also incudes mid-mountain depths, surface conditions and the number of lifts that are operating. In addition, the website incudes links to all resorts, passes, and deals, and
other resources including information on high alpine safety and tips for new skiers. coloradoski.com
HEATED CLOTHING CONQUERS COLD
Do freezing winter temperatures keep you huddled at home? Now you can stay warm and cozy — indoors and out — with Volt’s heated clothing collection. The men’s and women’s half zip jacket is stylish, athletic and most of all stays warm with a 5 volt powerbank battery and USB charging cable. Featuring a two-zone system that targets the back of the neck and upper back, the Zero Layer heating technology transfers heat deep into your body’s core for optimal warming. Designed with a tri-level switch so you can easily modulate heat settings. Other products include heated snow mitts and gloves, vests, scarves, and footware, such as socks and slippers. $59.95-$249.95.
NEW ONLINE SITE FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Small and medium-size businesses can save money on flights and hotel rooms — and earn $100 and more in gift cards — with Upside, a new travel company recently launched by Priceline founder Jay Walker. Simply enter departure/
arrival cities, dates, and other requirements for either international or domestic trips and Upside’s software will analyze more than 20,000 possible round-trip flight and hotel combinations before assembling six customized choices of business quality flights and hotel rooms. Customers choose flights, and then separately choose a hotel. The selections are then bundled together for one money-saving price. With each trip purchased, Upside customers get a free high-value gift card at Amazon or at more than 50 top retailers. Includes 24/7, concierge-level customer service by phone, chat, or text, and travelers receive all frequent flyer miles and credit card points. Despite the bundled price, travelers get the same cancellation and change privileges as if flights and hotel were booked separately. upside.com