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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Celebrations Along the Hudson River




Looking for a way to spend some holiday time? We just returned from Dutchess County in New York, where Gilded Age mansions are decked out in holiday style, and the Culinary Institute is offering unique dining experiences and classes to hone your cooking skills. For ideas on what to see, where to stay, and restaurant recommendations, see our latest story Holiday On the Hudson

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama's Nobel Prize

President Obama is in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize, and you can follow in his footsteps.The laureates always stay at the Grand Hotel and the festive banquet in their honor is always held in "Speilen" - The Mirror Room. World-famous Norwegians such as Henrik Ibsen and Fridtjof Nansen made Grand Hotel their second home.

You ,too, can sample a 5-course Nobel Dinner at the Grand Hotel served by white-gloved waiters on official Nobel china. The price for the dinner is NOK 850 per person, with special packages that include a hotel stay. For more information, see the "Obama experience" .