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BREWERY, COFFEE AND ART GALLERY DEBUT IN NORWOOD

Lovers of craft beer, fine art, and fresh roasted coffee will find all three in Norwood at the Percival Brewing Company and The Wall Gallery. The brainchild of Marine veteran Filipe Oliveira, the 4,000-square-foot venue features an event space, tasting room, art gallery, and more. The brewery is named after John “Mad Jack” Percival, a captain of the USS Constitution who lived across the street from Dorchester native Oliviera. The licensed tasting room serves up a variety of craft beers, including Oliviera’s first brew, Dot Ale, named after Dorchester Avenue in Boston. Visitors can also enjoy java from the newly debuting Kahfee Roasting Company. The Wall Gallery, featuring work from contemporary artists in and around New England, will rotate shows every six weeks. Exhibit openings will feature seven days of small events, including food trucks and live music. Event schedule can be found online.
781-352-3043, www.facebook.com/PercivalBrewingCompany

FIND YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN SHANGHAI

Boston-based startup Tailor Made Shanghai will squire you to Shanghai for a one-week vacation to see the sights, eat 10 regional Chinese cuisines, and buy tailor-made clothes that will be finished in time for your return flight. Catering to both men and women, the trip includes seven-night double-occupancy stay at the five-star Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel; three meals per day; private transport to all activities; bilingual English- and Mandarin-speaking guides; entry fees for Propaganda Poster Art Centre,
Urban Planning Museum, Shanghai Tower Observation Deck, Yu Garden, Jing An Temple, Karaoke, and April Shanghai Fashion Week events;
styling and tailoring assistance; and more. Travelers who sign up for a trip before Dec. 31 will receive two free suits/overcoats/dresses and three free shirts/blouses. Scheduled trips: March 11-18; April 18-15 (Shanghai Fashion Week); May 27-June 3. Excludes travel to and from Shanghai; cost of tailor-made clothes. Price per person $1,995. www.tailormadeshanghai.com

FAMILY EXCURSIONS
IN BELIZE

Family-owned San Ignacio Resort Hotel offers hassle-free family-friendly vacations by organizing an array of activities for children of all ages. All tours include a private driver and guide, including excursions such as visiting temples in the Maya Cayo District (where resident wildlife includes spider and howler monkeys); interactive exhibits at the Green Iguana Conservation Project; floating on a tube through caves with giant flowstone formations, stalactites and stalagmites; zip-lining and horseback riding in a 300-square-mile rain forest reserve; canoeing on the tropical Macal River; and visiting the Belize Zoo. Or stay on property and enjoy the resort’s swimming pool, hiking trails, tennis court, dining options and views of the rain forest and wildlife from each of its 26 rooms. The Regal Rooms, Family Room and Royal Suite offer enough space for a family of three to six, and kids under 11 are always free. Rates from $216 to $594. 855-488-2624, www.sanignaciobelize.com

RV TOURS IN NATIONAL PARKS

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Enjoy stress-free adventure vacations in national parks in the American and Canadian west with Tracks & Trails, a company offering more than a dozen RV trips that range from eight to 13 nights. Once you decide which park to visit, the Tracks & Trails team will plan all the details, including your fully-equipped RV rental, hotel reservations, campground reservations, maps and driving directions, and fun activities such as white-water rafting, horseback riding, rock climbing and more. All customized trips are based on travelers’ interests and needs. Pricing is based on specific destinations, length of trip, and other details. One of the best trips recommended for beginners is the eight-night Grand Canyon and Sedona tour that starts and ends in Las Vegas, and includes experiences in the Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and Sunset Crater. From $4,800 per RV. 800-247-0970, tracks-trails.com

THE WORLD IS YOUR WATERBED

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You may not be able to walk on water, but now you can sleep on it with the SmithFly’s Shoal Tent. Basically, this is an inflatable floating raft with tent topper that allows you to camp out on — rather than next to — your favorite watery locale. The raft body has three air chambers (two in the lower tube, one in the structure), and a six-inch-thick drop stitched high pressure floor that doubles as an air mattress. The tent structure is totally inflatable — meaning no tent poles — and stands up to high winds without a problem. The heavy duty, waterproof fabric seals with sturdy zippers. Outside footprint 8 feet by 8 feet; center standing room 6 feet 3 inches. Kit comes with storage bag, patch kit and manual foot pump. Weight is approximately 50 pounds. Estimated to be available in late December or early January. $1,499. smithfly.myshopify.com/products/shoal-tent NECEE REGIS