<h1>BinderA.pdf</h1><br/>80 • Resident The Week Of May 6, 2008 Paris, France The ideal destination for honeymooners, the City of Light lives, breathes and sleeps romance! Dine in a street-side café, stroll along the Champs-Elysees or museum hop and visit the Louvre, the Orsay Museum and more. Travel Time from New York: 7 hours Must Stay: InterContinental Paris - Le Grand Hotel Must Do: Plan a picnic to enjoy at the foot of the Eiffel Tower or come by in the evening to bask in the glow of the Tower’s glittering light show. Sydney, Australia Escape for at least two weeks to Australia and experience the metropolitan elegance of Sydney. Catch a performance at Sydney’s iconic Opera House, spend the day at Bondi Beach or line up an evening dinner cruise of Sydney Harbor. Travel Time from New York: 24 hours Must Stay: InterContinental Sydney Must Do: Visit the Sydney Aquarium and sign up for the glass-bottom boat ride over the Great Barrier Reef for some guaranteed shark sightings! Sonoma Valley, California The air is fresh and the views are spectacular—spend your days in Sonoma Valley sipping wine and dining on decadent food. Travel Time from New York: 6 hours Must Stay: The Lodge at Sonoma Must Do: Visit the Kunde Estate Winery and Vineyards and pick up a bottle of the 2006 Magnolia Lane Sauvignon Blanc—you won’t regret it! If you have time, take a tour of the vineyard and discover some of the best views of Sonoma Valley. Orlando, Florida With a phalanx of amusement parks and entertainment, Orlando has always been a favorite destination for families. Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are the major attractions but there’s more to do than hang out with Mickey and friends. Orlando has great weather year-round so families can indulge in a game of golf, hit a water park to cool off or shop at the popular factory outlets. Disney World has an abundance of hotels to choose from but Disney’s Polynesian Resort is a great choice that includes a white-sand beach and an outdoor pool with a waterslide; rooms start around $500. Flights from LaGuardia to Orlando start at $225 round trip. St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados With its sugar-sand beaches and swaying palm trees, Barbados is a classic Caribbean getaway. The south of the island is the tourist hub – St. Lawrence Gap features luxury hotels, shopping and exciting nightlife. Go snorkeling with sea turtles over the shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay, but don’t confine yourself to the south of the island: visit the capering green monkeys, randy tortoises and other fauna at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve in the northern parish of St. Peter, too. And be sure to try the flying fish, a national specialty. The unusual animal is a national icon and also appears, in flight, on the back of coins. Airfare starts at $500. Double rooms at the allinclusive, three-star Mango Bay are $385 a night. Saratoga Springs, New York Although most famous for its thoroughbred racetrack, Saratoga is also a great place to go if you and your partner are hoping to reconnect this spring. Consider visiting the Gideon Putnam Spa Resort in Saratoga Spa State Park. A standard room there starts at $200 a night, and they also offer a “romance package,” which includes a bottle of champagne and plate of chocolate covered strawberries, as well as dinner and breakfast for two. Go for a dip together in the mineral springs at the Roosevelt Baths and Spa, which is also in the park, or head over to Maestro Bistro on Main Street (or any of the many other excellent restaurants in town) for a romantic night out. Honeymoon Continued from page 78 Continued on page 82