6 Spring Adventures

by Gloria Stuart Destinations Apr 2014

The Royal Scotsman

Life always seems to have some type of celebration around the corner but this one has the “wow” effect: Think luxurious train, The Royal Scotsman, for that big party instead of the penthouse suite. The Royal Scotsman is available for private hire for journeys of one night or more for up to 36 people, including all meals, drinks and personalized excursions. Continue the journey with golf, whiskey and history – fabulous new itineraries kick off the 2014 season: Play the 2014 Gleneagles Ryder Cup Golf Course, travel with a Scotch Malt Whisky Society ambassador on the Classic Whisky Journey or visit Alnwick Castle, which starred as the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Call: 800.524.2420

Silversea’s World Cruise 2015

Too many destinations on your bucket list? Why not do it all at once? Silversea’s World Cruise 2015 is the answer. Departing Los Angeles on Jan. 5, 2015, with no more than 382 guests on board, Silversea’s all-suite Silver Whisper will embark on a 115-day epic voyage, encircling the world and embracing the cultures of five continents, 30 countries and 50 unique destinations. Guests can board the ship at any time during the voyage, which concludes in Fort Lauderdale on May 1, 2015. Fares from $58,950 per person.

Call: 877.276.6816

Puglia, Butterfield & Robinson’s biking trip

Combine luxury and nature while getting a dose of “Adriatic adrenaline.” Say buongiorno! to Puglia, Butterfield & Robinson’s biking trip along this beautiful seaside coast, featuring sun-soaked villages, glorious secular olive groves and delicious all-organic food. After an intimate dinner at a 12th century castle, an exclusive olive oil tasting (the region produces more wine and olive oil than any other in Italy), a visit to the UNESCO-protected trulli and a glass (or two) of Prosecco in the shadow of a famous cathedral, you’ll never forget this lifetime experience.

Call: 866.551.9090

Epcot

Our Floridian favorite, Epcot, is gearing up for its 21st annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival March 5 through May 18 – one of the world’s longest and largest garden festivals. This year offers new topiaries (Kermit and Miss Piggy!), new festival marketplace food and beverages (Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes, rose and violet lemonades, new spring cocktails and savory tastes), and a huge “Monsters, Inc.” play garden. Learn how to do it yourself by attending their fantastic hands-on workshops with Disney gardeners. The festival will also feature HGTV celebrity appearances each weekend and evening Flower Power concerts.


PGA National Resort & Spa

For a shorter respite, PGA National Resort & Spa announces its 2014 Champion Golf Package. Fresh off its comprehensive $100 million revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, spa and meeting destination, home to both the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, as well as a TOUR-level fitting experience at the PGA National Club Fitting Lab. Check out their quintessential South Florida stay-and-play golf experiences, including the “Champion Golf Package” that enables golfers the special opportunity to play the Jack Nicklaus-designed Champion Course with its famous “Bear Trap.” Starting at $379 through April 30th, it features luxury accommodations, breakfasts, a daily round on the Champion Course and unlimited range balls.

Call: 561.627.2000

Waterstone Resort & Marina

Stay tuned for the grand opening of Waterstone Resort & Marina. Formerly the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, the Waterstone has an amazing new design, plus a waterfront marina experience. Get ready for romantic jaunts and executive retreats to an afternoon of family fun. This perfect waterfront promenade is Boca Raton’s only dock-to-dine experience on the Intracoastal Waterway with stay and play options. No worries for non-boaters – a complimentary, three-minute, private shuttle ride whisks guests away to explore Boca Raton’s pristine beaches. Waterstone also offers boat rentals, catamaran cruises, fishing, Jet Skiing, kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, paddleboarding and surfing. For you non-aquatics, the resort offers exclusive tee times and access to high-end country clubs.

Call: 866.909.2622