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Snowmotion Sweepstakes

Virginia has just announced the mother of all snow sports sweepstakes for moms and dads looking to share a love of the slopes with the kids. Families can go to www.Virginia.org/sweeps and enter to win the Virginia Snowmotion Sweepstakes. One lucky family will win a “Learn to Ski and Snowboard” trip to Virginia’s winter wonderland. This prize trip includes a three-night, four-day stay at Wintergreen Resort for a family of four in a luxurious, two-bedroom condo. The family will spend their time at Wintergreen learning the ropes of the slopes with a free ski or snowboard lesson, as well as complimentary rental equipment and lift tickets for the entire stay. Add in a $200 gift card, which can be used for dining at any of Wintergreen’s three restaurants, and it’s the perfect winter getaway. The trip prize winner will receive round-trip airfare for four and a rental car to explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and nearby destinations in and around Wintergreen Resort. The sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents 21 and over and runs through January 16, 2012 at www.Virginia.org/sweeps.

 

Revitalized Sea Pines Resort

The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina—home of iconic Harbour Town Golf Links and 54 holes of championship and resort golf—announces the award-winning Inn at Harbour Town has been completely revitalized and refreshed, creating a truly unforgettable stay-and-play experience for discerning golfers.

Perfect for a golf-buddy weekend or couples getaway, the boutique hotel is located just a few steps from the Harbour Town clubhouse and first tee, and a short walk to the Yacht Basin and shopping. The 60-room Inn is conveniently situated next to the 10,000-square-foot Harbour Town Conference Center and is ideal for hosting small to medium-size meetings and events.

Sea Pines offers an eclectic mix of packages featuring the Inn at Harbour Town, including golf packages starting at $209 (per person, per night), “Romance Package” from $289 per night and “Extended Stay 3 Nights” with 10 percent discount for a three-night stay. Sea Pines also offers “Escape and Getaway” specials with 15 percent off nightly rates for selected villas and homes. For resort information: www.seapines.com, 866-561-8802.

 

Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua

Lifeline Power Yoga is pleased to announce an all-inclusive adventure travel and yoga retreat, Empowerment and Beyond: A Journey of Transformation, January 7-14, 2012 at one of the world’s most exciting new travel destinations, Aqua Wellness Resort located on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua.

As a visionary, yogi, coach and mentor, Lifeline founder Sid McNairy identified Aqua Wellness Resort as the perfect location for his yoga retreats earlier this year. “With its beautiful, lush gardens, treetop villas, open-air studio overlooking the ocean, warm hospitality and sounds of the ocean from every corner of the resort, Aqua Wellness Resort can help anyone find peace,” he said. “It’s just the perfect setting for a yoga retreat and will enable my students to explore their spirituality, find a way to connect with their inner power, and nurture their souls.

This all-inclusive retreat will feature; airport greeting and transfer, luxurious accommodations in treetop villas with breathtaking views above the ocean, three healthy, nutritious meals per day; daily yoga in the open-air hilltop yoga center, meditations, journaling, daily workshops, fruit feasts, and guided hikes. This is the first of many exotic yoga retreats planned for 2012, and Sid looks forward to leading the way to Aqua Nicaragua as it’s a “road worth traveling.” Space is limited, so interested students are encouraged to make secure their space.   Visit www.lifelinepoweryoga.com/aqua to register online or  www.aquanicaragua.com for photos of this beautiful resort.

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