- The Washington Times - Friday, April 27, 2007


Learn some of the local lingo next time you travel aboard one of Air France’s Boeing 777-300 jets. The airline has teamed with Berlitz to offer free language lessons through its onboard entertainment system in all classes. The system offers 23 languages, including French, Russian, Arabic, Dutch and Tagalog. All lessons are beginner-level courses offered in 30-minute or hour-long sessions and are accompanied with tests and pronunciation exercises. Learn more at www.airfrance.com.


Stay at the new, all-suite Resort at Singer Island starting at $315 per night through May 31. The resort, one of the newest members of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels, is between Jupiter and Palm Beach in Florida’s Gold Coast area. Guests can enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway along with amenities such as marble bathrooms, pool and beach butlers, indoor-outdoor spa, three restaurants and a full-time concierge. The introductory rate includes daily breakfast. To book, call 866/716-8129 and use for promo code: PREOP1.


Enjoy America’s pastime this summer with Omni Hotel’s Batter Up baseball packages available at seven hotels across the country. Package cities and per-night charges include: Houston from $125; St. Louis from $184; Pittsburgh from $189; Chicago from $209; San Diego from $289; New York from $305, and Boston from $309. Pittsburgh and San Diego include two tickets to the game along with accommodations and breakfast. Other amenities are included. Blackout dates apply. Book at www.omnihotels.com.


Canadian Mountain Holidays is offering three heli-hiking packages geared especially for mothers. The Family Adventure package is for mothers looking to travel with their family and is offered five times throughout the summer and fall. The Epicurean Adventure with chef John Ash, available July 26 through Aug. 1, is for the food lover. During the trip, moms have the opportunity to hike through the Cariboo Mountains, learn kitchen tricks and enjoy accommodations at the Valemount Lodge. For the adventurous, there is the Bodacious in the Bugaboos package available Sept. 7 through Sept. 10. Moms can hike the Cariboo Mountains by day and enjoy accommodations at the Bugaboo Lodge each night. Prices vary by trip. For more information or to book, go to www.canadianmountainholidays.com or call 800/661-0252.


Create a Caribbean summer getaway with the Four Seasons Nevis It’s Your Choice package. The package includes accommodations for two plus a choice of one of the following, per night, per guest: one round of golf, 50-minute massage, 90-minute tennis lesson or island excursion. Rates start at $495 per night per room. This offer is available for travel June 1 through Oct. 31. Book at www.fourseasons.com/nevis or call 869/469-6238.


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