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Regional Spotlight

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT

ENJOY INSPIRING TALES OF ADVENTURE, CELEBRATION, EXPLORATION, CULINARY DELIGHTS AND EXHILARATING TRAVEL INSIGHTS.

MAJESTIC MOUNTAINS

HIT THE TRAILS 

THE MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING

Every day is a new adventure in the mountains!  Whether you are up for hitting the slopes on a fresh powder day, or prefer warming your soul by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa, our enchanting mountain destinations have something for everyone.  Reconnect with the peace and stillness only nature can provide. 

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Northeast

THE NORTHEASTERN US

TAPPING INTO TRADITION 

The nation’s oldest buildings and cities – including Boston and New York City – are rooted in the Northeast, making it one of the most historically rich regions you’ll ever visit. Not to mention, it’s home to the country’s most brilliant display of nature’s distinct seasons.

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5 HIDDEN HIDEAWAYS

OTHERWORLDLY ATTRACTIONS

THE WORLD ISN’T LIMITED TO ONLY THE WELL-KNOWN WONDERS OF GUIDEBOOKS

The most amazing natural attractions don’t always entail a plane ticket to some remote corner of the globe. These five require just some good walking shoes and a few hours spent away from your Benchmark guest room.

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California Adventures with Gemstone Hotel Collection

CALIFORNIA

A FUSION OF CULTURES

SEAS THE DAY

California is a state where major metropolises, trendsetters, captains of industry, and fashion icons all blend together amidst a pristine backdrop of cliff-lined beaches, winding Pacific Coast highways, and expansive blankets of redwood forests. 

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Florida vacations with Gemstone

FLORIDA

COLORFUL & QUAINT

YOUR INLET TO FINE LIVING

If you’ve ever spent time in Florida, you’ll know that the state as a whole feels a bit like a Jimmy Buffett song: quirky, low-key, and colorful. Find your own tune here, whether that’s in the happening hot spot of Miami, sprawled out on miles of white sandy beaches, or wading through Everglades exotica.

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Island Adventures with Gemstone Hotel Collection

ISLANDS

ADVENTURES ON ISLANDS

ESCAPE FROM REALITY

If looking to feed your sense of adventure, the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Curacao in the Caribbean offer a never-ending buffet – Curacao with a heaping platter of underwater caves, hidden dives, and hikes; Oahu with epic surf, golf, and sun; both with cultural experiences you’ll never forget. 

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Vermont Offers Hikes From Mountains to Molehills

As the world has become an increasingly “connected” place -–with smartphones and technology linking us to the latest– more and more folks are disconnecting from their devices and reconnecting with nature (as well as themselves and each other) by hitting the paths less traveled. If you are the type who enjoys seeing beautiful scenery but you don’t want to spend a year training for it, then the good news is that Burlington, Vermont has the answer. Check out these great beginner trails:

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