Monday, May 12, 2014

Relive "Born Free," Royal Redo on St. Simons Island, The Big 5-0 and more radio goodies

George Adamson and friend.

Elsa's Legacy

What: Born Free Safari in Kenya celebrating 30th anniversary of the book and film Born Free with its star, Virginia McKenna.

When: October 22-31, 2014.

Where: Elsa's Kopje, where the lioness was reintroduced to the wild; bush breakfast by Elsa's grave in Meru National Park where her genetic offspring roam. Joy Adamson's Camp, where Penny, the leopard, was reintroduced to the wild in the Samburu region.
Tortillis Camp, the luxury lodge locale of Born Free Foundation projects within the Amboseli plains; known for its elephants and expert Cynthia Moss' research center.

Cost: $6,3345 per person (based on double occupancy) includes accommodation at the three camps, all internal flights, conservation and park fees, game drives, bush walks, meals and sundowners, membership in Flying Doctors Society, laundry and airstrip transfers. International flights separate.


Pool areas, King and Prince.

New Look for King and Prince Beach Resort

"No indoor pool, new restaurant, totally renovated lobby" pretty much sums up the winning new look for this popular historic resort.

Lobby, King and Prince.

Join the wildlife at King and Prince Golf Club.
Golf? By the way, greens fees at the golf club on the island's north end are $115, but resort guests play for $79 (lower with specials). Take a virtual flyover tour of the beautiful course at

Tip: Pro shop stocks the best selection of women's golf gear and apparel I've ever seen at a club, including golf sandals so good looking you can wear them out to dinner!

Win a Golden Isles Getaway

What: 4-night stay in a boutique cottage for four guests, $250 toward food and drinks at top restaurants, 12 passes to top attractions.

How: Be at least 21 years old and enter at

Hi-Ho, Rockin' New Ride at Disney

We fell in love with Walt Disney's version of the seven dwarfs now try their ride. The new Seven Dwarfs' Mine Train has its grand opening May 28 in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.

We have it on good authority that it is a winner, more enjoyable than gut-wrenching.

Mission 50

What: Mission Inn Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary of continuous family ownership by honoring 50 couples with free vow renewals.  

When: November 23, 2014.

Where: La Fontana Courtyard, Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

Cost: Selected couples receive free vow renewal with champagne toast, rose petal drop and Sunday Brunch at La Hacienda at $31.99 per person.


Hot Luxury Deals at Boulders Resort

What: Discounted rates for rooms (as low as $99 a night), golf, spa, shopping at posh resort with couples, golfers' and family packages.

Where: The Boulders, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona.

When: May 26 to September, 2014.

·        Nightly accommodations in a private Casita
·        A daily $15 per adult breakfast credit
·        Parking – Complimentary valet or self-parking
·        20% off spa services at the Waldorf Astoria Spa and unlimited access to the facility and fitness classes
·        Complimentary golf club rentals/shoes
·        Complimentary tennis racket rental
Package starts at $159/night based upon double occupancy.