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Dreams Resorts & Spa

Dreams Resorts & Spas offers couples, friends and families opulent luxury in the most highly desired locations, in one all-inclusive package. Dreams ates include accommodations, gourmet meals, premium brand drinks, 24-hour room service, and use of all resort amenities, water sports, nightly entertainment, taxes, and gratuities. With an array of amenities for every age and interest, with supervised clubs that keep kids and teens enthralled, Dreams Resorts & Spas are not just about getting away; they’re about getting together. Vacation packages to Dreams Resorts & Spas are available through Judy and Maria’s Travel, Inc.


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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

This beautiful cedar home is great for family gatherings. With four bedrooms that sleep eight, two hide-a-beds to sleep four more, and 2500 square feet there is plenty of room.

After a day of skiing or golfing you can relax in the jetted tub or take the crew to the hot springs. We are within walking distance of the world-famous Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada’s largest, odorless, natural, hot springs, the Indian foot baths (baths carved out of the rock and kept full by the natural hot springs), and a hot springs water fall that you can swim under.

Walk to Mountainside Golf Course or Riverside Golf course (voted 1998 Best Canadian Golf Resort by Golf Resort Owners Association) or there are ten other golf courses within the Columbia Valley to choose from. Fairmont’s own ski resort is a ten-minute drive and Panorama Ski resort is 45 minutes away. Lake Louise, Fernie, Sunshine, Golden, and Kimberly Ski Resorts are all within a two-hour drive. Banff National Park and Kootenay National Park are adjacent to the valley and have many hiking and cross-country ski trails.

The area boasts many restaurants from fine dining to fast food, or buy your own groceries at the grocery store only three blocks away. Also available in the same strip mall are video rentals, internet/coffee shop, souvenirs, etc.

Columbia Lake and Lake Windermere are nearby for boating and swimming, or other water sports.

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Beach House Hotels

The Beach House Hotel Hermosa Beach is a perfect beach hotel just 10 minutes from LAX nestled in sunny Hermosa Beach. Enjoy miles of white sandy beaches, relax in your loft suite or stroll Pier Avenue enjoying the restaurants and fun nightlife.

Reminiscent of a private Nantucket summer home, the Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor. Just 25 miles south of San Francisco the hotel features 54 spacious Ocean Lofts.

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Brazil is blessed with warm waters, year-round sunshine and it is not very difficult to find a resort in Brazil to meet even the highest standards. The country symbolizes the great escape into a primordial, tropical paradise. There are long stretches of undiscovered rainforest, endless rivers and perhaps the most sought after and loved of all, Brazil’s stunning beaches. When seeking out the perfect resort in Brazil many say Copocabana and the smaller but equally popular Ipanema are the true hotspots of this magical destination.  These beaches are not home to just any old resort in Brazil as this is one of the most exciting destinations to be in with its art, music, carnivals, festivals and the Brazilian idea of culture as one mixed unity.

Copacabana is considered to be one of the greatest and most famous beaches in the world . With its soft, golden coloured sand it is equally pleasing to the sports fanatic or to the sun-enthusiast . The trick to visiting a tropical country is to avoid the rain as much as possible. This is fairly easy to do in Brazil outside of the Amazon. Lower prices can be found from September to December when the weather is warm and the crowds are sparse. The best months for traveling in the south of Brazil  are March–May or during the peak-season months of January and February if you don’t mind the bustling crowds.

When searching for a beach resort in Brazil why not try the ever popular Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. The stunning stucco-fashioned hotel was built in 1923 and remains one of Rio’s most traditional and luxurious hotels. The palace itself embodies the glamour of Rio and is the perfect Brazilian beach resort which seems as if it were built for a king. The Copacabana Palace has drawn film stars, politicians, royalty, and business leaders and through it’s history has been seen as a sophisticated meeting place for high society. Everything about the hotel is elegant, classic and first-rate. This beach resort Brazil is home to encompasses that of absolute and trueopulence.

A well received Brazilian beach resort or luxury all inclusive beach resort Brazil makes it mark on guests.  Fazenda Sao Francisco do Corumbao in Bahia is definitely among the all stars. It offers complete privacy and and superior style while set amidst a grove of palm trees and 2kms of soft, slippery sand. It is in sessence an eco-resort focusing on preserving and enjoying the natural surroundings and species. There is also a coral reef that expands roughly 10 kilometers into the ocean and is perfect forsnorkeling and diving.  This Brazilian beach resort is located between the cities of Porto Seguro and Prado on the south coast of Bahia.  It’s a small and affluent boutique hotel with seaside bungalows and suites a lagoon-style  swimming pool and is completely devoted to the tranquility of nature.

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Mammoth Mountain Resort

The town of Mammoth Lakes is four miles from the main base of the ski area, – it is entirely your choice whether you would prefer to stay in town and ride the free shuttle up to the mountain. Or you could stay in either Juniper Springs Lodge or the Mammoth Mountain Inn, both of which offer direct access to the lifts. The town hosts a great variety of bars and restaurants, however the truly amazing thing about this area is the geology. Mammoth Mountain is surprisingly a volcano and by virtue of this is surrounded by Hot Springs that one can hop into after a hard day on the mountain. It is impossible to do justice to the beauty of the area in one small paragraph but if you recall the ubiquitous Ansel Adams photography you will have some idea. Those who would like an impression and understanding of the area without losing too much ski time should invest in a scenic flight over Yosemite, Mono Lake and Death Valley.

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