More Need-to-Know Tidbits – Summer 2019

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PRACTICE Restore your mind, body, and spirit at BodyHoliday, an all-inclusive wellness resort in St. Lucia offering a series of new yoga retreats. The weeklong programs include specialized workshops hosted by a wellness adviser and dedicated spa treatments. 800-544-2883;

SEE Inspired by the Broadway musical sensation, “Hamilton: the Exhibition” chronicles the life of Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution with an immersive mix of lighting, sound, music, and historical artifacts. Through Sept. 8 on Chicago’s Northerly Island. 312-977-1710;

Niku Steakhouse

EAT At Niku Steakhouse in San Francisco’s SoMa district, get just the right cut of meat, thanks to its in-house butcher. Pair such plates as Japanese wagyu or Tomahawk steak with one of more than 100 California wines available by the glass. 415-829-7817;

FLY American Airlines extends its international reach this summer with new seasonal service out of Philadelphia to Berlin-Tegel Airport from June 6 to Sept. 28; Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Italy from June 6 to Sept. 27; and Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia from June 7 to Sept. 27. 

RIDE In the Canadian Rockies, the Rocky Mountaineer rail-tour company has just added four more GoldLeaf Service rail cars to its fleet, which now includes 23 of the bilevel cars. They feature oversize glass-domed windows for taking in the stellar views and a private dining area. 877-460-3200;

CRUISE On Crystal Cruises golf-themed voyages, sail from Lisbon to Monte Carlo with Tom Kite (Aug. 12-22), and round-trip San Diego with Don Pooley (Dec. 21-Jan. 5, 2020). Get tips from these Champions Tour golfers, hear tales of their triumphs, and tee off at top courses. 888-722-0021;


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