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A textile factory becomes a luxury hotel in Maine – and a new campground brings your “little house on the prairie” fantasies to life

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TEXTILE FACTORY TURNS INTO LUXURY OWLS

Be one of the first guests to stay at the Lincoln Hotel, a 33-room boutique hotel opening September 1 in Biddeford, Maine, a coastal town north of Kennebunk and south of Portland. Housed in a former textile factory, the hotel’s luxury accommodations combine historic architectural details (exposed brick walls and original wooden ceiling beams) with vibrant modern interiors. Amenities include a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, library and lounge, lobby bar, take-out cafe and bakery, and lower-level shops with pop-up galleries and artisan spaces . You don’t have to leave the building to dine at Batson River Brewing and Distilling, Maine’s newest location for this full-service craft brewery and restaurant. Book before September 30 to take advantage of the 20% opening discount: search your dates online, choose from the room availability list and choose the “Grand Opening Package” option. Valid for minimum stays of two nights through December 31; includes two Lincoln Hotel specialty glasses and a Batson River cocktail set. Starting at $299. 877-762-0278, lincolnhotelmaine.com.

Families heading to Cape Town for a late-summer vacation might want to consider the 160 rooms and suites at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth.

SEASIDE SERVICE AT CAPE RESORT

Families heading to Cape Town for a late-summer vacation might want to consider the 160 rooms and suites at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth. Recently purchased by EOS Hospitality, along with four other nearby properties, upgrades have begun with a focus on improving on-site programs such as Sea Service – a full food and beverage experience available while you relaxing on your lounge chair by the sea on a private beach. Kid-friendly activities (until September 3) include a free kids’ club; fishing tournaments on the pier (fishing rods and bait provided); making and flying kites; discovery of marine life; bingo on the beach; magic shows; pirate shows and treasure hunts; movies under the stars; and more. A red tricycle affixed with a red vintage cooler sells Cape Cod Creamery ice cream, including the exclusive Red Jacket Raspberry flavor. Peak season rates starting at $499 for rooms with double beds can accommodate parents and two children. 800-237-8887, redjacketresorts.com/resorts/red-jacket-beach-resort

G Adventures and Hostelworld have joined forces to create Roamies, a collection of 38 tours in 15 countries that combine the affordable and social aspects of hostels with small-group adventure travel specifically aimed at young travellers.

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YOUTH TRAVEL COLLECTION LAUNCH

For travelers aged 18-35: G Adventures and Hostelworld have joined forces to create Roamies, a collection of 38 tours in 15 countries that combine the affordable and social aspects of hostels with small-group adventure travel specifically aimed at young travellers. Global tours, lasting between 5 and 34 days, offer maximum freedom and flexibility while benefiting from the support of a Chief Experience Expert every step of the way. Roami tours cost from $209 for a three-day trip, and countries visited across the current collection include Albania, Austria, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic , Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands and Peru. , Thailand and Vietnam. Book by August 21 for a 20% discount. Roamie tours are sold by both G Adventures and Hostelworld, as well as through travel agents. 888-800-4100, www.gadventures.com/travel-styles/roamies/

The new seven-acre Conestoga Wagon outpost features five authentic camping accommodations equipped with a king-size bed, bunk beds, air conditioning, heating, a small refrigerator, a television and a microwave oven.

CAMPING COZY CONESTOGA

Old Americana is alive and well in the Sullivan Catskills at Roscoe Campsite Park. Located along a private river on the Beaverkill River, three miles downstream from the park, the new seven-acre Conestoga Wagon Outpost features five authentic wagon camping accommodations equipped with king-size beds, bunk beds, air conditioning, heating and a small fridge. , television and microwave. Live out your best “little house on the prairie” fantasies while taking advantage of nearby opportunities for hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and golf. Bird watchers can spy American bald eagles, ospreys, blue herons and red-tailed hawks. Wagon rates (up to four people): $260/night weekends (two-night minimum); $200/night weekdays; $1,580 per week. 607-498-5264, roscoecampsite.com/accommodations/covered-wagon/

The Gila Airmesh Boonie is a lightweight, breathable hat with a structured brim for maximum sun protection.

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STAY COOL AND CARRY ON

The newest addition to your adventure travel wardrobe might be the Gila Airmesh Boonie, a lightweight, breathable hat with a structured brim for maximum sun protection. Air-mesh stretch fabric and comfortable headband minimize sweat buildup while stain-resistant technology prevents stains on the crown of the cup. Additional features include taped seams; adjustable headband cord; welded eyelets; adjustable and removable chin strap; collapsible foam visor; and water resistant treatment for fast dry time. Available in four colors and two sizes. $49. www.kuiu.com/products/gila-airmesh-boonie-khaki?variant=41115668840606

HotelsByDay offers a way to quickly locate a local hotel with rooms available for booking in blocks of three to 12+ hours.

APP FIND DAY HOTELS

It’s been a hectic summer for air travel, with flight delays and cancellations derailing vacation plans. HotelsByDay hopes to ease the pain of being stuck in crowded airports for half a day – camping in the food court or trying to nap in uncomfortable seats – by providing a way to quickly locate a local hotel with rooms available to book in blocks of 3 to over 12 hours. Rather than paying for an entire night, travelers can book a relaxing (short-term) room through the app, which also provides access to hotel amenities such as the pool and gym. Day room bookings are also popular for vacations and work-away-from-home spaces. Currently available in multiple US cities and countries around the world. www.hotelsbyday.com/en


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