» Windstar Cruises is launching several new itineraries this year with options to cruise between Seward, Alaska, and Vancouver, B.C. Each cruise offers a new destination-immersion program with onboard marine biology, photography and wildlife experts. 

» UnCruise Adventures has added the S.S. Legacy to its Alaska cruise schedule, in addition to a new port of call in Haines, Alaska.

» Alaskan Dream Cruises, an Alaskan Native–owned, small-ship cruise line, is launching the new 10-night Alaska’s Frontiers & Wilderness Quest. Guests spend two days in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, as well as a full day in Skagway.

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

 

A visit to this property in Kirkland, Washington is good for the soul.

 

Lisanne Ballantyne, president and CEO of Tourism Kelowna, is not originally from British Columbia. Born in Montreal and raised in Winnipeg, she was working in Alberta—most recently as general manager of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton— before arriving in Kelowna last year. The decision to move, she notes, was an easy one. “The Okanagan Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada and a region undergoing tremendous growth.