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Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia is a rustic resort and spa: the perfect place for your family to unwind. You may not need an SUV to get to Coolfont in the panhandle of West Virginia, but it may come in handy on a snowy day at this year-round rustic resort. The Coolfont Resort, Spa & Wellness Center, nestled in the wooded mountains near Berkeley Springs,...

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If chartering a yacht is something that floats your boat, FTF can tell you how to find a great charter on the Caribbean. Whether you've been "Swept Away," entranced by "A Perfect Storm," or inspired by shipping magnates ranging from J.P. Morgan to Aristotle Onassis, every traveler dreams of chartering his own yacht. For the novice captain, his or her mate and a crew of young swabbies, there...

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Head to Deep Creek Lake for skiing at Wisp Mountain, dogsledding, winter sports and more in a little known, top value resort. Within driving distance of many East Coast and upper Midwest communities lies the under-discovered resort area of Deep Creek Lake. This massive yet cozy vacation community is nestled in the natural mountain heritage of the Appalachians. Back in the 1960s,...

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