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Grand Mound, Washington

Washington’s mountains rise from the ground like the mighty, mythical gods of lore. Stretching upwards with little regard for the communities of people peppered around them, such grand indifference captures our imaginations and awe. We strive to scale and conquer them, to master their trails and hills, and their magnificence allows us to transcend who we are in some magical way. Grand Mound, Washington places you within reach of the state’s majestic mountains, and thus its main attractions.

The Kingdom of Crystal

Every year more than a million visitors come here to a area in Kronoberg and Kalmar counties in Småland that includes the municipalities of Emmaboda, Lessebo, Nybro and Uppvidinge. Many return time after time. It is easy to understand why. To watch red-hot molten glass being transformed into delicate crystal or sturdy bowls is a spectacle that one never tires of. Here you will find well-known glassworks and brands such as Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Skruf, Mats Jonasson Målerås to name a few. In additon, you can enjoy the nature of Småland in its prime with its forests, lakes, stone walls and many cultural sights. These include Vilhelm Moberg’s emigrant district.
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges in 60 seconds

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Funchal, Madeira

The 6th largest city of Portugal, known for its wine, amazing weather, Cristiano Ronaldo and so much more. The city has attracted celebrated visitors for centuries, from Winston Churchill who created several of his paintings on Madeira, to the Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary. The city is filled with historical buildings, fantastic cuisine and beautiful nature. You can find a lot of traditional products in this town such as Madeira wine, pastel de nata, and traditional embroidery. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful Madeira experience in Funchal!
Lübeck, Germany

HanseKulturFestival2018

A colourful festival in the heart of Lübeck's Old Town. The people of Lübeck unite to create something special and unique to welcome their guests and show them true hospitality.
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg for 48 hours

Crisscrossing Salzburg in two days The fortress, Mirabell Gardens, plus a whole entourage of other sights practically around every corner, are magnets for visitors to Salzburg. And because everything in the city is so compact, a two-hour stroll through Salzburg’s streets will fly by in no time. It’ll seem like you are chalking off yet another attraction from your must-see list every five minutes or so. https://www.salzburg.info/en/magazin/city-feeling/48-hours-in-salzburg_a_301561
Grand Mound, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier is an easy drive from Grand Mound to Ashford. Just an hour and a half away, the National Park is a must-see. With the warmer weather, myriad opportunities bloom for fun at the Park. Enjoy hiking, National Park camping, National Forest camping, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, mountaineering, road biking, trail running, and driving tours. The Driving Tours allow visitors to circle Rainier, explore scenic byways and take lots of pictures. During the cooler seasons, enjoy cross country skiing, snowmobiling, the Snowplay Area, snowshoeing, winter camping and snowboarding.
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Riviera Maya

Few destinations on earth cause as much amazement as Riviera Maya. What makes this destination special is the privileged location on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea embrace the powdery white sand of the beaches that cover the coastline. The 120 km of Caribbean coast that stretches the length of Riviera Maya exudes the multifaceted spirit of the destination. Sun and Sand, Mayan Culture, zip lining, cenotes, diving and snorkeling, shopping and nightlife are just a few of the many exiting options Riviera Maya offers to provide their guests with a truly unique and marvelous experience. Welcome to Riviera Maya!

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Classified as mountain resort cities, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are situated along the Great Smoky Mountains. Booming attractions like Dollywood and the Smoky Mountain Opry draw tourism to Pigeon Forge, along with its collections of music theatres and shopping malls. Gatlinburg features Tennessee’s lone ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg, and quaint, mountain-themed specialty stores. Both cities provide gateways to North America’s most visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Banner Elk, North Carolina

A dreamscape located in the heart of Blue Ridge Mountains in Western-North Carolina, Banner Elk is a favorite destination for countless individuals and families seeking fun in the outdoors. The “ski capitol of the South” offers a plenty of open air activities such as fishing, rafting, horseback riding, hiking, golfing and—of course—skiing. Banner Elk also presents a climate that accommodates every itinerary, spanning the Blue Ridge and Grandfather Mountains, picturesque communities, fine restaurants, and speciality shopping.
Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Soul Of Motown: The Early Years

Among the collection of distinctive Grand Majestic entertainment is the Soul of Motown. Emanating the vibrant energy of a live concert, Soul of Motown takes a trip down memory lane for all music lovers. Reviewers and guests alike rave about the show’s harmony, exquisite vocal talent, chart-topping hits, and great dancing moves. The Motown tribute emulates worldwide favorites, such as the Temptations, the Commodores, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, and many more.
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