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A third Delamar hotel has debuted in Connecticut, adding a West Hartford location to its roster of boutique properties that also includes Southport and Greenwich. This new hotel in the Capital Region boasts 114 rooms and suites, full service luxury spa, and farm-to-table restaurant, Artisan. Take advantage of a series of winter packages such as Winter Weekends, Girls Getaway, Date Night, and others. Art lovers will particularly like the Connecticut Art Trail Package that includes use of an Art Trail Passport to visit University of St. Joseph Art Museum, Hill-Stead Museum, New Britain Museum of Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Guests can kick off the tour by viewing the hotel's own exhibition, featuring works on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art. An in-room bottle of wine rounds out the package. Room rates from $219. 860-937-2500,



Lace up your vagabond boots and get ready for seven days of hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and horseback riding on an off-the-beaten-track adventure. The 7 Day Magnetic North Adventure Tour, the newest offering by Vagabond Small Group Tours of Ireland, covers a route including Northern Ireland, and the north west counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, and Mayo. Highlights include visits to the cliff-top ruins of Dunluce Castle, Queen Maeve's tomb on Knocknaree Mountain, Giant's Causeway and Carrick a Rede rope bridge, black cab tour of Belfast city, cycling in the Glenveagh National Park, and more. The tour requires a good level of fitness, such as the ability to hike and bike on varied terrain for 2.5 hours. Trips depart from Dublin every Sunday from April 29 through Sept. 30. Per person, double rate $1,886. 833-230-0288,


Take winter romance to a new level in one of the cozy glamping domes at Ridgeback Lodge, New Brunswick. Located less than an hour north of Saint John on the Bay of Fundy, the property offers a number of Dream Domes (from $155) nestled in the snow-blanketed landscape. Each dome in the adult-only camp features a roaring woodstove, kitchenette, bathroom with glass shower, king or queen bed, and a private outdoor wood-fired hot tub. With no phone, TV, or Internet, you'll have plenty of time for snowshoeing along nearly 3 miles of on-site trails, and for exploring the surrounding forests. (Rentals available.) Nearby, Elmhurst Outdoors offers six groomed cross-country ski trails and additional snowshoeing experiences. Additional accommodations include Stargazer Domes (from $175); and Standard and Deluxe Cabins (from $120/$155). 506-763-2617,



Those who feel squeezed into a seat when flying (and who doesn't?) the Airhook offers a clever two-in-one solution to add more space in a limited environment — operating as a stable drink holder as well as a mount for an electronics device. Simply open your tray table, hook on the device, and lock it closed. You can then secure your electronics (up to 8.5 inches tall) to the seat in front of you, and enjoy viewing games or movies without the tray table intruding on your space. The viewing angle can be adjusted for reclined seats. In addition, it holds an airline cup, and can or bottle up to 16 ounces. The Airhook collapses for easy storage in its own travel bag. $24.95 includes free shipping.



Traveling with an infant can be a challenge, especially when schedules and itineraries disrupt regular sleep patterns. Harried parents may want to check out Hushh, a portable sound machine for baby made by Marpac. Three sound options (bright white noise, deep white noise, and gentle surf) help lull your baby to sleep, and stay asleep in unfamiliar environments. A locking feature prevents unintentional changes in sound, and small amber LED acts as a nightlight. Recharges with USB cable, included. Lightweight and small (3.8 ounces; 3.5-inch diameter), Hushh fits easily in your travel bag. $34.95 includes free FedEx ground shipping.