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Wildflowers and Rock Formations: Five Mountains and Parks for the Hiking Enthusiast

Some of the most beautiful sights, both at the top and along the way. Here are a small sampling of some of the most interesting paths in New England.

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Affordable weekly timeshare rentals available at luxury resorts across the globe. As low as $43/night. Visit 

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California Vacation Rentals

The Beach in Southern California awaits you. Beautifully furnished 2-bedroom, 2-bath townhome with all amenities in Dana Point (midway between LA and San Diego). Beautiful sunsets, ocean views. Visit: Email:

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

Oceanfront beach home on long white sandy beautiful Waimanalo Beach.

New Jersey Vacation Rentals

Stone Harbor, NJ. On beach, 90 2nd St., 570-287-0595.

New York Vacation Rentals

Hudson Valley country estate. Converted barn on 24 acres. 6 bedrooms, pool, tennis court, hot tub, pond, stream, meadows, views and more. Less than two hours from NYC. $3,500-$5,500/week. 917-886-3581, brochure/information.

Utah Vacation Rentals

Largest Private Log Cabin in America. Timber Moose Lodge. Corporate retreats, reunions, families, weddings. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Spotlight on
New England

Make sure to check out the article "Wildflowers and Rock Formations: Five Mountains and Parks for the Hiking Enthusiast" by our friends at Let's Go Travel. Learn about some of the most beautiful sights and interesting paths in New England. Click here to view article.

Litchfield County, CT. Gracious 1790 Georgian, newly restored perfection, sleeps 12, family reunions, retreats and seminars.,
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Midcoast Maine, Westport Island. Vintage Waterfront Cottage with Spectacular Views! Sleeps 12. Weekly. 904-327-5925.

Lubec Photo Workshops. Lubec, Maine—Low-key, week-long photo workshops or intense 3-day master classes in Maine's easternmost town. Glorious days, cool nights and wonderful photo ops way off the beaten path. Experience Down East Maine., Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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DOWNEAST MAINE, fully renovated lakeside summer retreat, sleeps eight,

Spectacular waterfront cottage, on Penobscot Bay/Deer Isle, Maine. 4 bedrooms, beach access. Amazing sunsets. Pets welcome. Also available for fall. $2,000/week. 857-928-7275.

Islesboro, Maine. Island house designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. 6 bedrooms, DR, LR, den, private crescent beach with tidal pools, swimming pool with guest house. Near town of Dark Harbor. Available July 16-October 16. Two week minimum.

Gloucester/Annisquam, MA. Oceanfront: 2 cottages on family estate. One modern, light-filled, 4 BR, 3 baths overlooking Ipswich Bay. The other a wee stone cottage (3 BR, 1 bath) on edge of beach. Both charming, fireplaces, easy walks to beaches, tennis courts and wild peninsula. A unique and sublime getaway gem! Short and long-term rentals. Bonnie Foz: or 617-527-5693.

MARTHA'S VINYEARD. Idiosyncratic, charming, comfortable, fully equipped summer home on Lagoon beachfront overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor, a spectacular site. 3 bedrooms (one a sky-light loft), 1 1/2 baths plus outdoor shower, laundry and cable/wifi. Mooring for small boat. Photographs available. $2,600 per week plus cleaning fee. Michael Crampton, 860-558-4664, or Jennifer Reed,

Wellfleet Cape Cod. Beautiful 7 bedroom near National Seashore, ponds, bike path and more. Available May, June, July, August 13 week, Sept and Oct. or Francesca at 508-523-4557.

Martha's Vineyard: Waterfront, private beach, perfect for a family. Four bedrooms. 416-931-5000.

NANTUCKET: DIONIS. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 decks, beach, early ferry reservations. 530-574-7731,,

Plymouth, MA. Pond front sleeps up to 20. Boats, docks, all amenities. Perfect for reunions. Pictures available:
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Chocorua, NH "Cottage", 6 bedroom 1897 summer house near lake, mountain.
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A quintessential New England vacation. Relax and unwind with your family this summer/early fall at our private lakeside lodge near Stark, NH, north of the White Mountains. Sleeps up to 8. Modern amenities. Porch overlooking lake, private dock, boats. Resident caretaker. No pets/no smoking. Info on lake/area:, 202-320-8268.
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FULLER CAMP just outside of Warren, NH. Old style family camp on the crystal clear Baker (Asquamchemauke) River, on the side of Mt. Moosilauke. Overlooks private, famous swimming hole. 9 bedrooms, sleeps 17. $2,500/week + cleaning fee. Visit:

Franconia Notch Vacations. Professionally managed Vacation Rentals central to NH's Franconia Notch State Park & Western White Mountains. or call 800-247-5536.
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Stowe, Vermont RETREAT! Hilltop Country Farmhouse. Sleeps 6. EXTRA-CLEAN. Views, reviews:

Misc International Vacation Rentals

Red Savannah. Inspirational Custom Vacations. Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe. 855-468-5555.
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Caribbean Vacation Rentals

USVI, Seaview Vacation Homes. St. John: Villa management company since 1985. One to five bedroom villas with pools, spas. From luxury to more affordable.
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Tortola, BVI: Three-bedroom house 50 yards from beautiful Long Bay Beach. or 646-526-7111.

Central America Vacation Rentals

Top Vacation Rental. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 3 bedroom/4 bath, on the beach, near National Park, shopping, groceries, resaturants and public transportation. No car necessary.
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Croatia Vacation Rentals

Gulet cruises in Croatia: Luxury gulet charter in Croatia. Get the best possible Croatia gulet to charter.

France Vacation Rentals

Languedoc. Charming house in medieval village, sleeps 4-6, stunning views. Vineyards, Carcassone, Mediterranean, hiking.

Paris 16th: Sunny one bedroom, elevator, 5th fl. Perfect for sabbatical. Monthly only, $4150.

Paris—Marais. Historic 17th-century, 500 sq. ft. apt on first floor, renovated, 1 bedroom, sleeps 4, brand new kitchen & bath, 2 private courtyards, high-speed internet access. 978-505-8300,

Beautiful seaside villa, 14 km from St. Tropez. Perfect retreat for couples or writers/artists. Sleeps 6. Not suitable for children. Private beach access, spectacular views. 3 hrs to Cannes. Rates/photos:

Paris. Luxurious, large, sun-filled belle epoque apartment just off Place St. Michel on Left Bank. 4th floor. Lovely details, fully equipped, cleaning 2x/wk. Sleeps 5. Minimum week, $4,200. Call 617-491-0006.

Paris—7th. Metro Vaneau. Elegant 900 sq ft 3rd floor 1BR apartment with open view, washer/dryer, elevator, renovated kitchen and bathroom. Sleeps 4 w/ sleeper sofa. Weekly maid service. Located on quiet street, near Rue de Sevres and St. Germain. 1,250/week. 1 week minimum.

Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau: heart of town. Two bedroom, WiFi, garage, patio garden. Great urban experience. $1450 weekly.

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Paris-Marais: Exquisite, sunny one bedroom apartment behind Place des Vosges. King-size bed, living/dining room, six chairs, full kitchen, washer, dryer. Weekly maid service. WiFi. $1350 weekly.

Paris 7th. Fifth floor, quiet, studio sleeps 3. Balcony. View Eiffel Tower. 207-752-0285.

South of France. Hilltop village above Nice near Vence and Grasse; two bed two bath house with spectacular views of Gorge du Loup; sleeps four. $1400 per week.
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St-Cirq-Lapopie—(Midi-Pyrenees) Charming stone cottage perched high above the Lot River. In medieval village but set apart, tranquil gardens, private. Spectacular views. Fully equipped kitchen, dining on stone terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, fireplace. Sleeps 6. Ideal for family or two couples. Region special for hiking, biking, river sports, vineyards, markets, cuisine, caves with neolithic art. U.S $1700/week. AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER.

Paris. Near neighbors: Musee du Louvre, Opera, Vendome Ritz Hotel (City Center). Sleeps 2. Furnished Studio. WIFI. 831-521-7155 Length stay fixes terms.

Paris 6th: Elegant Left Bank apartment by the Seine. Walk to Notre Dame, Louvre and Luxembourg Garden., 609-924-7520.

PARIS: MARAIS/BASTILLE. Enchanting one-bedroom apartment on cobblestone pedestrian, gated passage. Parisian decor, full kitchen, 3rd floor. Sunny, central, quiet. Sleeps 2-3. Photos: 703-973-7976.

Burgundy, Cote d'Or. 18th Century village house overlooks historic château in French countryside. 30 minutes from Beaune and Burgundy's best vineyards. 3 bedrooms, large salon, modern kitchen. All amenities. Sleeps 6. Private garden. U.S. $1,500/week. Available April-November. W. Kenneth Thompson,, 802-453-7855.

Paris—Marais. Renovated 17th-century, tri-level, top-floor, courtyard apartment. Central, quiet, exposed beams, hardwood floors, fireplace, fully equipped. Long-term rental (9 mo.), Sept.-May. 206-723-6538;

PARIS. Marais—Louvre—St. Germain. Boutique vacation apartments. Professionally managed & privately owned by Pad à Terre (est. '99). +33-1-42-77-92-10.
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Paris 5th. Blue State Special. Elegant ground floor studio in 17th century building half block from Seine opposite Notre Dame. Free internet, phone, TV. Full kitchen. Sleeps 2+.

Greece Vacation Rentals

Athens—Kolonaki. Acropolis views. Elegant penthouse, 4 beds, 3 baths, rooftop terrace. Wi-Fi, AC, W/D. Nearby museums, shopping, and restaurants. Perfect for exploring Athens! Sleeps 2-8. Rent short or long term. Email:, cell: 011-30-693-240-0632.
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KEA ISLAND. Legendary seaside HOUSE OF THE ARCHAEOLOGIST with panoramic view, English-speaking personal concierge, 4 suites each with private bathroom, large garden, nearby restaurants. Easy access from Athens airport. April through October rentals by suite or entire house. Harvard '61. Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser.
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Hungary Vacation Rentals

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Harvard alumni-owned, beautiful, classic, 2 bedroom apartment in the historic heart of Budapest. Sunny, many amenities, balcony, perfect for family vacations or business trips., or

Italy Vacation Rentals

Rome—Bright Elegant Apartment. Beamed ceilings. Antiques. Walk to Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain. 609-683-3813,

Rome. Stylish, comfortable apartment. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Elevator. Near St. John Lateran, major tourist sites and Metro. Stellar guest comments. $850/week., 212-867-0489,

TUSCANY: Luxury private villa for 8, beautiful pool and gardens,

Tuscany, Casole d'Elsa. Vibrant village life, complete privacy. 2 BR, 1-bath apt, free WiFi, garden/padio. All amenities. Restaurants, cultural activities and more outside your door. Close to Siena. HMS '86 alumni owner. 404-274-8287, $650-$750/wk., Harvard Alumni Business Network Advertiser. 
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Beautifully restored 18th century Tuscan home between Lucca and the sea. Private, gated, 4+ terraced acres. Manicured gardens. 65' pool. Convenient to beaches, Florence, Pietrasanta, Cinque Terre. Perfect for vacation or sabbatical.
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Rome-Frascati. Spacious villa surrounded by vineyards/olive groves. 5+ bedrooms, 3 full baths. Roof terrace with magnificent views. Daily housekeeping/breakfast included. 30 mins. to Rome by train. Perfect for groups 4-10, family reunions and touring by car!,, 516-767-7188 (NY). Ivy alumni owner.

Beautifully restored 11th century Abbey on 30 hillside acres south of Siena. Features 8 double bedrooms with ensuite baths, formal rose gardens, excellent staf, and large green marble pool. Ideal for family reunions and weddings.
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Going to Italy? Let a Stanford alum who lives there guide and drive you. He'll follow your lead if you wish or he'll surprise you with discoveries he's made over the years. Your wishes are his commands. Check out:

Rome, Gianicolo. Walk to American Academy. In his large elegant and quiet apartment (an historical building), Italian architect and opera scenographer offers bedroom and bathroom to a person/couple with literary, musical or artistic interests. Moderate price. Housekeeping included. Write to:


Expert-led archaeological tours, food tours, walking tours and gulet cruises. Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and UK. Peter Sommer Travels,
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Florence Italy Tours. From Etruscan Origins to Saving Florence's Art during WWII.


FANTASTIC LANDSCAPES TOURS, geologist-led, Scotland, Iceland, Yellowstone, Big Bend.
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