Residencial Casa Linda Provides a Unique Getaway Experience

There's nothing better than getting out of the rat race and adopting a simpler way of life, temporarily or permanently.

MIAMI, FL, US, September 18, 2020 / — There's nothing better than getting out of the rat race and adopting a simpler way of life, temporarily or permanently. The Dominican Republic has become a very popular vacation and retirement getaway for good reason. You'll find white sand beaches and a surprisingly low cost of living. If you are dreaming of owning your own vacation or retirement home, Residencial Casa Linda offers a unique experience.

Residencial Casa Linda Villas

The villas at Residencial Casa Linda are affordable and luxurious. They offer customizable floor plans, so you can have the home of your dreams. You can take advantage of their in house architectural services, choose or modify a plan provided by Residencial Casa Linda, or bring your own floor plan. Villas also include landscaping and your own in-ground pool. It provides the privacy you need to truly enjoy yourself.

The Residencial Casa Linda Community

You'll find cultural diversity in the Northern Dominican Republic. There is a large ex-pat population that has been present for over 40 years. They are warm and friendly, and happy to tell you that the move is the best decision they ever made. You'll also find lots of events and services. The slower pace of life in the Dominican Republic makes it a perfect place to develop new friendships.

Reasons You'll Feel Right at Home

The temperature is an average of 82 degrees, and there are over 200 days of sunshine. If you enjoy being able to bask at the beach or just take a stroll, the weather is perfect for it all year round. When you purchase a Residencial Casa Linda villa, you have full property rights, similar to the U.S. system. The Dominican Republic boasts the best communications infrastructure in Latin America, with excellent affordable medical care as well.
The Dominican government offers incentives to retirees and investors and has one of the lowest costs of living in Latin America. These are just a few reasons why the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean's number one tourist destination.

The Unique Residencial Casa Linda Experience

With customizable villas, tropical landscaping, and the kind of temperate climate that must be paradise, Residencial Casa Linda can allow you to live out your dreams. You'll never get snowed in or experience cabin fever because the weather is too bad to go outside. The thriving community allows you to develop new friendships.

The way of life in the Dominican Republic is one of rest and relaxation. American culture can make it difficult to slow down and truly enjoy yourself. Residencial Casa Linda also provides the services you'd find at a luxury resort. These include a gated community, housekeeping, gardening, and pool services. There's also a concierge and travel service, an onsite restaurant, and administration services. Residencial Casa Linda provides everything you need to make the most of the island living lifestyle. If you are ready to retire or simply want a vacation home that allows you to truly escape it all, Residencial Casa Linda might be the place for you.

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Aquarium of the Bay

After 27 weeks of Shut down during the Covid 19 pandemic, Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay on the Pier 39 in San Francisco, Re-Opens to the public.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, September 18, 2020 / — After nearly seven months of shut-down during the Shelter-in-Place Public Health Advisory in San Francisco, the Smithsonian Affiliated Aquarium of the Bay, will be re-opening its doors to the public on September 21, 2020 at 1 PM. Regular hours of 11 am to 6 pm will commence from Tuesday.

The Aquarium essential staff has been coming through the last 27 weeks to take care of the 24,000 live animals in their collections. It takes 24×7 three shifts to monitor the 186 species of terrestrial and marine bio-diversity. With no City or State funding, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited facility, relied on its members, patrons and sponsors to survive the unprecedented prolonged shut down. " Though we have lost millions in revenues, we have gained in teamwork, collective resolve and creativity in shifting gears to expand and explore on-line learning and field research", says George Jacob, President & CEO of BayEcotarium, the umbrella non-profit that oversees six branches including the Aquarium of the Bay and the Sea Lion Center on the San Francisco Embarcadero. Jacob was able to raise emergency funds and extend the lease agreement to steer through the crises and crafting a robust re-opening plan with protocols to keep both the staff and the guests safe during their visits that will see metrics and measures for social distancing, limited capacity, time-ticketing, enhanced sanitization and one-way entrance and egress coupled with good air circulation.

New programs, live broadcasts and a new book titled the 'Corona Conundrum: Museum FUTURES' along with stunning designer face masks that honor some of the mascot animals are available on the Aquarium eco-store, as part of the fund-raising initiatives to shore up the lost revenues.

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RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

RECRESOL Antimicrobial Solutions by PLAYTEC

Next-generation antimicrobial technology offers sanitation and protection for the recreation market.

VERONA, WISCONSIN, USA, September 18, 2020 / — RECRESOL™ antimicrobial solutions provide safe, non-toxic, and long-lasting protection to help keep recreation facilities safe and people healthy. Using EPA-registered technologies, the solutions bind to surfaces forming a durable, antimicrobial shield against harmful microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungus, and mold and mildew. RECRESOL’s proprietary formulas were developed by PLAYTEC™, provider of antimicrobial products for the recreation industry.

Scientifically proven to last up to 60 days, RECRESOL will save staff hours and reduce operating costs, while simultaneously protecting guests and the greater community. RECRESOL serves both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and is available in a range of formulas to meet various environments, protection levels, and budget requirements. Safe and easy-to-apply, RECRESOL is ideal for sport facilities, fitness centers, playgrounds, picnic areas, concessions, restrooms, and any high-touch areas.

Product benefits include:
• Effective against viruses, bacteria, fungus, molds, mildews, fungus and more
• Residual, long-term efficacy – protects surfaces and lasts up to 60 days
• Safe – no leaching, non-toxic, environmentally responsible
• Economical – ready to use or dilute with easy-to-use application
• Made in the USA, EPA registered, extensively tested

RECRESOL products, available from Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS), offer recreation professionals a proven, cost-effective, and time-saving solution for the protection and well-being of their patrons. CRS is committed to the health and safety of the clients and the communities we serve. Learn more at or call 1-877-896-8442.

About Commercial Recreation Specialists
CRS is headquartered in Verona, Wisconsin, with representatives in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Nebraska. It serves customers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. With more than 100 years of combined industry experience, CRS not only supplies the highest quality equipment, it also offers design, planning, installation and operations services. The company provides careful analysis of each client’s facility and business goals in order to achieve the best recreation solution possible. CRS delivers unparalleled industry knowledge and proven success in the commercial recreation market with clients including municipalities, schools, YMCAs, athletic facilities, sports venues, amusement parks, family entertainment centers, campgrounds, resorts, summer camps, zoos and other recreation venues. For more information, contact the CRS corporate office at (877) 896-8442 or visit their website at

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Smithsonian 'Water/Ways' Exhibit To Open At Maritime Museum Sept. 28 in Georgetown, S.C.

The South Carolina Maritime Museum will host a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways”

GEORGETOWN, SC, US, September 18, 2020 / — Water has been the driving force for Georgetown County for centuries, the economic elixir for industry and tourism, business and relaxation.

To that end, the county is defined by the waters that flow through its boundaries and crash onto its shores — four major rivers, the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

How appropriate, then, that the South Carolina Maritime Museum will host, from Sept. 28-Nov. 8, a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition titled “Water/Ways.” The exhibit will explore and highlight the environmental and cultural impact that water has had on county and its people.

“Water is an important part of everyone’s life, and we are excited to explore what it means and has meant economically, culturally, socially and spiritually in our own community,” SCMM Board Member Susan Davis said.

The exhibit, free and open to the public, will be housed on the second floor of the Maritime Museum, located at 729 Front Street in historic Georgetown. The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Held in cooperation with South Carolina Humanities, the “Water/Ways” exhibit is part of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program.

“The Maritime Museum is a star among attractions here on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast,” said Mark A. Stevens, director of tourism development for the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce. “To add the distinct signature of the Smithsonian here for six weeks this fall is nothing short of amazing.”

By its very nature, the South Carolina Maritime Museum has long celebrated Georgetown and the Palmetto State’s important connection to water. Founded in 1996 by the Harbor Historical Association in Georgetown, the state’s first port and still South Carolina’s second largest port.

The museum is home to the prized Fresnel lens of the old North Lighthouse and several more permanent exhibits, as well as ever-evolving special showcases of maritime artifacts and memorabilia.

“Water/Ways” explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. It looks at how political and economic planning have long been affected by access to water and control of water resources. Human creativity and resourcefulness provide new way of protecting water resources and renewing respect for the natural environment.

Interactive displays will let visitors experience the important and vital nature of water to our everyday lives. Designed for small-town museums, libraries and cultural organizations, “Water/Ways” will serve as a community meeting place to convene conversations about water’s impact on American culture.

“It would be hard to find a topic more central to South Carolina,” said Dr. Randy Akers, executive director of sponsoring organization SC Humanities. “Beyond the obvious fact that water is crucial for human existence, water plays a dominant role in the environmental, cultural, economic and historical fabric of South Carolina.”

The Maritime Museum will host a variety of community activities to coincide with the exhibit, including school art/literature contests, all of which will be announced on the museum’s website.

Some of the activities include four “History At Home” virtual presentations. An Oct. 3 session at noon will feature President Thomas Jefferson (as presented by Steve Edenbo), who will discuss, in period costume, when he commissioned the first Atlantic Coastal Survey (that led to the formation of NOAA), the waters of Virginia that are the beginning of the “highways of Colonial America,” and the assignment of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

In addition, North Inlet Winyah Bay Estuarine Research Center, Coastal Carolina University and Waccamaw Riverkeepers will all have accompanying exhibits at the museum during “Water/Ways,” as well as photographs commemorating the local fishing industry by Vennie Deas-Moore.

“Water/Ways” is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs. The public can participate in the conversation on social media through the hashtag #thinkwater. The traveling exhibit was inspired by an exhibition organized by New York’s American Museum of Natural History and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

Hope McFaddin, administrator at Georgetown’s Maritime Museum, notes that the “Water/Ways” exhibit is a perfect fit.

“Our museum’s mission is the promotion and preservation of the water and maritime culture and history of Georgetown County and the surrounding region,” McFaddin said. “What better way to showcase that than with a Smithsonian exhibit that’s all about the vital importance of water to our very being?”

The Maritime Museum has for three decades hosted thousands for the Wooden Boat Show in Georgetown, but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was forced to cancel the 31st annual event, originally set for October 2020. The acquisition of the Smithsonian was originally planned to coincide with the Boat Show.

“We are so happy to be able to still highlight our maritime heritage with the ‘Water/Ways’ exhibit,” Davis said. “Our museum strictly adheres to all COVID protocols and will provide visitors with a wonderful experience for the whole family.”

Collaborative organizations supporting the museum for the “Water/Ways” exhibit include the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Department of Tourism, McClellenville Arts Council, Georgetown County Library System, Waccamaw Riverkeepers, Georgetown GBA, Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce, Hobcaw Barony, Coastal Carolina Department of Marine Systems Science, Georgetown Innovation Center, North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, YMCA of Georgetown County, and the City of Georgetown, Vennie Deas Moore, and Vanessa Greene.

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Covid-19 All over the world

Covid-19 All over the world

Grace Wan comments”

— Grace Wan

PORT COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, September 18, 2020 / — Coronavirus is the biggest trending news, the top point of discussion in every Country all around the world. Everyday, more than 100 people have died because of the virus.

Grace Wan is a BC resident from Vancouver, who has ideas of how to stop the coronavirus. Here are her comments:

“If I were a Prime Minister or President to talk about how to deal and to stop the Virus to come to my Country, I will say not allow all outside Countries visitors come my Country because other Countries have SARS will get infect and transfer spread from another Countries with SARS bring to my Country’s attention. I recommend all big places such as Airports, Stores, Restaurants, Schools, etc. all shut down, closed.

“The only advice to everybody to avoid not get SARS is I will say stay home, stay away from other people with SARS, avoid crowd people, wear masks everyday outside, wash hand, clean up. Everyday and every Countries all talking about Coronavirus because it’s very big importance news and each day have death tolls counts of how people died each day and each Countries but that is not going to work for only just talking and not do something about SARS and it no use just think about these everyday about disappointment situations.

“Even though many Countries made a decision of abandoned all travellers come visit their Countries, but the SARS still have at another Country. First of all where is very first Country start SARS from, it was from China and wild animals. Well the very first Country have do something first. The people not from China with SARS they were not very first people get it. Even doctors, nurses, can’t do anything something the people with SARS.

“They only can help fix people’s body. There is no medication for SARS at this point. I suggest if the resident people want to come back to their own Country after came from visit another Country they have to get check up by Airport medical staffs check if they get virus from another Country. If they have SARS they can’t go home they to stay in the airport or hospital for one to two weeks recoveries. If checked they came back from trip no SARS they can go home. If new people want immigrant to new Countries, the government will have to say no accept new immigrant at this point because of SARS will have to wait longer.

“Other ways to stop continue to have SARS is the very first Country China have SARS have to do something and stop first have SARS I recommend get rid burn and fire kill the wild animals with SARS.”

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Buying UK Property as a Foreign National

If you’re an overseas buyer, finding the right lender for a UK mortgage can be very difficult. But the process can be made much easier by using an expert mortgage broker.

Right now, there’s a huge influx of overseas buyers.

A buy-to-let mortgage is a great option for a foreign national or overseas buyer looking to buy a UK property. They are incredibly flexible and there are a wide range of options for overseas customers.

Hong Kong is an area of particular interest at the moment, with the recent announcements surrounding BNO Passport holders.

UK properties can yield rewarding dividends as investments and are generally considered safe and secure.

Owning a UK property is a financial goal for many foreign nationals.

As a foreign national, it's easier than you might think to purchase a UK property and specialist mortgage brokers are leading the way.

Specialist brokers have created innovative and compliant ways of processing mortgage applications, allowing us to work on behalf of the customer much more efficiently than was previously the case.”

— Stuart Marshall

MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UK, September 18, 2020 / — Owning a UK property is a financial goal for many foreign nationals. And it’s a good goal to have – UK properties can yield rewarding dividends as investments and are generally considered safe and secure. If you’re not British, it might seem difficult to buy a UK property. However, it’s actually easier than you might think and specialist mortgage brokers are leading the way. There are just a few things you need to know…

Mortgage Hurdles for foreign national or overseas buyer.
Once upon a time, it seemed impossible for foreign nationals to buy a UK property. With innumerable hurdles to overcome including a lack of UK credit history, extensive paperwork requirements, bank statements, inability to meet a local mortgage broker and salaries paid in foreign currencies, it can seem pointless even attempting to buy a UK property. However, most of these hurdles are thankfully a thing of the past and many UK lenders now offer mortgages aimed at non-UK citizens.

‘Thirteen years ago, when Liquid Expat Mortgages came into existence, I think it’s fair to say that major international banks and lenders had a monopoly on international property buyers’ says Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid. ‘The advent of specialist mortgage brokers, such as Liquid Expat Mortgages, has allowed a range of previously excluded buyers to enter the market. As such, there is now access to a wider range of products to cater for the constantly increasing demand from overseas buyers for UK mortgages’.

Meet Without Meeting.
Outside of the UK and want to meet with your lender? There’s no need to worry – the advent of video calls and the increased ease of communication via phone and email means that correspondence can be stress-free. What’s more, specialist brokers have developed support systems to ensure documents and bank statements can be submitted online or via bespoke portals so the mortgage process is not delayed and is as smooth as it can be. Negotiating the lack of physical meetings has been the reality for many during the recent Coronavirus outbreak. But many UK lenders dealing with non-UK clients have used this method of communication for a long time.

‘Specialist brokers have created innovative and compliant ways of processing mortgage applications. Unlike international lenders previously, this has allowed us to work on behalf of the customer and process applications much more efficiently than was previously the case. So, we now have a panel of lenders who accept online bank statements and payslips. As well as this, we have relationships with notaries at reduced rates allowing someone from outside of the UK to certify your ID.’

As specialist brokers have developed their relationships with lenders, they’ve also helped speed up the completion process for non-UK expats. ‘We tend to liaise with many of the relevant parties and help smooth the process so the client can complete as quickly as possible. Our experience in understanding the pitfalls allows us to help the buyer in a way that banks can’t really compete with’ adds John Squires, Head of Mortgages at Liquid Expat Mortgages.

‘How Do I Find the Right Lender?’ – Think About a Mortgage Broker!
If you’re an overseas buyer, finding the right lender for a UK mortgage can be very difficult. Sending all of the information required, as well as engaging in online meetings can be a time consuming and draining process. But the process can be made much easier by using an expert mortgage broker. A broker like Liquid Expat Mortgages can make sure that obtaining a UK mortgage as an overseas buyer runs smoothly and without stress. The team at Liquid Expat Mortgages have access to the largest panel of specialist lenders with knowledge of the market and, as such, would-be buyers have a wider range of products to suit their specific needs. As well as this, the thirteen years of experience and understanding the problems faced by overseas buyers means that, as a specialist broker, we are exclusively geared to finding the right mortgage product for the required need or objective.

Think about a BTL mortgage…
A buy-to-let mortgage is a great option for a foreign national or overseas buyer looking to buy a UK property. They are incredibly flexible and there are a wide range of options for overseas customers. Another good reason to consider a buy-to-let mortgage as a foreign national is that they can be used in many different ways. Popular usages include as part of an investment portfolio; as part of a retirement/pension plan; a student home for your child studying in the UK; or even a permanent residence if you decide to move to the UK.

Given the range of products available, the flexibility and the increased numbers of foreign nationals looking to build wealth through property investment, it’s no surprise that buy-to-let mortgages are increasingly becoming the most popular option for those looking for a UK property.

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World’s Funniest Animals Premieres on The CW on September 18 with Host Elizabeth Stanton

The new series will be hosted by Elizabeth Stanton and will premiere on The CW at 9 p.m. EST on Friday, September 18.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 / — “World’s Funniest Animals” is an upcoming American video clip television series produced by Associated Television International. The new series will be hosted by Elizabeth Stanton and will premiere on The CW at 9 p.m. EST on Friday, September 18. The show will feature Stanton and a celebrity guest panel as they take a look at animals doing the funniest things ever caught on video.

The series will include viral internet clips of funny animal moments, hilarious animal clips from major motion pictures and your favorite TV series, animal outtakes that surprise the whole cast and crew, videos of babies and pets as well as celebrities and their pets.

On May 14, 2020, The CW announced that in light of television production suspending across the United States on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the network would be pushing its new season to January 2021 and would be airing acquired and encore programming in Fall 2020 instead. This gave rise to World's Funniest Animals as the series comprises mainly of a compilation of comic animal clips from various sources and thus is easy to be produced remotely, in its majority. Shortly after, it was announced that the series would be hosted by Elizabeth Stanton. On August 17, 2020, it was announced that the series would premiere on September 18, 2020.

Actress, host, and worldwide spokesperson for Popstar!, Elizabeth Stanton has been a world traveler her entire life, experiencing the culture of Europe, the wonders of the Far East, and the natural beauty of remote destinations. She started hosting “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World” at the age of 15, and it was watched in 90% of the United States at its peak and is the top-rated show on FOX affiliates nationwide. In the show, she travels the globe with her celebrity friends exploring other cultures, learning about history, and finding opportunities to help those in need, while shedding some light on what others less fortunate are dealing with. The show featured stars like Bailee Madison, Jake T. Austin, Gregg Sulkin, and Garrett Clayton, and filmed in places all over the world, from the USA to Nicaragua to Paris to Beijing. She continues to film new episodes of Great Big World, which has been running for nine years and this is now the 10th year in which it continues to remain strong.

Elizabeth is very passionate about giving back and is a supporter of Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, donating thousands of toys to the organization over the last few years. In addition, she has donated money earned from her show to the homeless men, women, and children of Los Angeles, ultimately helping to feed over 4000 families in Los Angeles for two months. Earlier this year, Elizabeth teamed with Buca Di Beppo to distribute 10,000 meals between Los Angeles and New York to healthcare frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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American Tours International and Travel South USA Aim to Re-inspire Travel Planning Through Joint Marketing Campaign

Visit Coastal Carolinas and Georgia

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 / — Through a newly formed joint marketing effort, American Tours International (ATI) and Travel South USA will equip the travel agent community with off-the-beaten-path itineraries and information to inspire travel along the Southern Atlantic coast.

The partnership will create bespoke itineraries from the barrier island beaches of North Carolina to the Golden Isles of Georgia, with many unexpected, authentically Southern stops along the way. Featuring a variety of hotels and attractions, as well as free time to explore, these flexible, five-day itineraries are made for today’s traveler. Itineraries can be shortened or combined to accommodate anything from a three-day weekend to a two-week All-American Road Trip.

“ATI is very much committed to the U.S. tourism rebound. We’re excited to begin this joint campaign with Travel South USA and ATI, focusing on domestic U.S. and Canadian travel agents/advisors,” shared Noel Irwin Hentschel, chairman, CEO, and founder of ATI — the largest privately held inbound/outbound tour wholesaler serving millions of travelers from 70 countries.

The partnership includes marketing support to promote ATI’s state-of-the-art fly-drive system, along with a webinar series in collaboration with TravelMole. The new fly-drive app offers travel agents and their clients the freedom to create fly-drive itineraries, drawing from thousands of options of hotels and attractions in cities all across North America. It combines state-of-the-art booking capability with e-documentation and e-app functionality.

“Travel South USA is thrilled to be part of this campaign to restore and reinspire safe travel. The pandemic and resulting economic crisis have severely hurt hotels, restaurants, attractions, and travel providers — mostly small hospitality businesses. Recovery of the travel sector, once people can travel safely, is paramount for the restoration of our national economy,” added Liz Bittner, president and CEO of Travel South USA. “We want and need the optimism that comes with planning a trip to the coast, whether to stroll along the sand, smell the fresh breezes on a pier, kayak or bike in the marshlands, or enjoy a bit of sun. As soon as safely possible, we want to help you plan that next road trip.”

A bit more about each of the states featured in this campaign:


Georgia is the South reinvented. We’re proud to show the world all the sights and experiences that can only be found here. As the (unofficial) capital of the Southeast, Georgia stands out for how it lives up to expectations — and how it defies them. With big cities and small towns, a diverse population, thriving arts and culture, and a geographical range from the mountains to the beach … there’s a lot more to Georgia than our peaches. Our state constantly redefines what it means to be Southern through the places, perspectives, and people that make Georgia so unique.


From the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway to the laid-back beaches of Outer Banks, North Carolina invites travelers to embrace the spirit that moves them. Thrill-seekers find excitement in whitewater rapids and dramatic zip lines. Serenity arrives on mountain breezes and coastal starlight. Landmarks for epic histories, from the first flight to the first U.S. gold rush, instill lasting memories, while the legendary sounds of John Coltrane, Nina Simone, and Earl Scruggs fill the air. And whether you hunger for barbecue or thirst for craft beer and moonshine, North Carolina is where you can build a trip around your appetite.


In small-town charm and vibrant city culture, beautiful beaches and legendary golf courses, South Carolina exudes Southern hospitality while offering an experience all its own. Breathtaking coastal views extend more than 200 miles from Hilton Head to Charleston to Myrtle Beach, where couples, families, and friends alike will discover diverse dining, attractions, and entertainment. But the essence of the Palmetto State lies in the history that created its distinct Southern culture. That history resonates in everything from the storied locations of American battlefields to its proud reputation as the Birthplace of Barbecue.

About Travel South USA

Travel South USA is America’s oldest and largest regional travel promotion organization, formed in 1965. The long-standing regional collaboration of the state tourism offices of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia provides a foundation to positively position tourism as a vital and dynamic element in the region’s economic development. In 2019, tourism ranked throughout the region as one of the top three industries, behind manufacturing and agriculture, and was responsible for $133 billion in spending by visitors, generating 1.4 million direct jobs, $30 billion in worker paychecks, and almost $16 billion in state and local taxes. Visit for consumer information and for travel industry information.

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Crescent Acquires The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia

The Hotel at Avalon lobby reflects hotel's modern design.

The Hotel at Avalon lobby reflects a light and modern design that makes the hotel ideal for hosting groups and social events both large and small.

The Hotel at Avalon provides a boutique hotel feel with Southern charm.

The Hotel at Avalon features renowned South City Kitchen, Starbucks, Magnolia Bar and Pool Terrace, and fitness center.

Crescent expands presence in Metro Atlanta with The Hotel at Avalon acquisition located in highly acclaimed, $1 billion, 86-acre mixed-use Avalon development.

We were initially attracted to The Hotel at Avalon because it benefits from its location within Alpharetta, the fastest growing city in Georgia and the 6th fastest growing city in the United States.”

— Jason Anderson, Co-CEO of Crescent

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, USA, September 17, 2020 / — Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) acquired The Hotel at Avalon, a 330-room luxury hotel located in the Metro Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga. The hotel is prominently located within the highly acclaimed, $1 billion, 86-acre mixed-use development community of Avalon. Crescent acquired The Hotel at Avalon on behalf of Crescent’s GP Invitation Fund II.

As the only hotel within the Avalon community, The Hotel at Avalon uniquely provides guests with unparalleled access to world-class shopping, dining, and retail attractions. The hotel benefits from a diverse set of demand generators within Avalon, including almost 600,000 square feet of recently developed Class A office space, two institutionally owned luxury multifamily communities, and high-end single-family homes and townhouses.

The Hotel at Avalon is also home to the 65,000 square foot Alpharetta Conference Center. Developed in partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the conference center is one of the most sought after small and large group meeting facilities within the Atlanta metropolitan area. The Alpharetta Conference Center contains 44,000 square feet of function space, including 18 separate meeting rooms, two 10,000 square foot ballroom and exhibit halls with the ability to open into a single 22,500 square foot large function room.

The Hotel at Avalon is a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel and features the renowned South City Kitchen restaurant, a popular Southern comfort food destination developed by Atlanta’s highly acclaimed Fifth Group Restaurants. The hotel also includes Starbucks, the Magnolia Bar and Pool Terrace, and a fitness center. Additional amenities include 24-hour valet parking, gigabit speed wi-fi, and concierge services, as well as direct access to the Avalon lifestyle community with more than 70 retail shops, 20 dining venues, and more than 200 annual events and activities.
The Hotel at Avalon, which opened in 2018, benefits from a light and modern design that makes it ideal for hosting groups and social events both large and small. The Hotel at Avalon provides a boutique hotel feel with Southern charm and hospitality while offering on-site amenities that only larger properties typically provide and which group, corporate, and leisure guests require.

This investment is a unique opportunity to own a best-in-market hotel with attractive growth and revenue characteristics. While the hotel has been impacted by the current COVID pandemic, The Hotel at Avalon has shown great resiliency and has materially outperformed the market on both occupancy and rate. The hotel is well positioned to take advantage of the market recovery.” said Jason Anderson, Co-CEO of Crescent.

“We were initially attracted to The Hotel at Avalon because it benefits from its location within Alpharetta, the fastest growing city in Georgia and the 6th fastest growing city in the United States. Alpharetta has been nicknamed the ‘Technology Capital of the South’ and we believe its pro-business climate, mild weather and attractive lifestyle will continue to draw new residents and companies to the area and generate outsized growth. The hotel’s unique location within Avalon provides an envious competitive advantage, one that we believe new competition will be unable to match for a long, long time.” added Anderson. Crescent will continue The Hotel at Avalon’s strong relationship with the City of Alpharetta and the Development Authority of Fulton County.

Crescent will retain HEI Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized hotel management firm that currently manages The Hotel at Avalon and has extensive experience managing luxury and full-service hotels, including numerous Autograph Collection properties.

Hodges Ward Elliott acted as the exclusive advisor to the seller in the transaction.

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management, development, and investment capacity of more than $10 billion. Through the GP Invitation Fund I and the GP Invitation Fund II, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily, hospitality, and senior living assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit

HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment and management company that owns and/or operates more than 80 premium select-service, full-service, upper upscale and luxury independent or branded hotels and resorts throughout the United States with annual combined revenues in excess of $2.2 billion. HEI’s branding partners include Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Accor. Taking a holistic approach to creating value for its investors and employees, HEI sets the highest standards across all aspects of hotel management and operation and focuses on central principles of excellence and continuous improvement. HEI prides itself on some of the highest employee satisfaction scores in the hospitality industry, fuels local economic prosperity by investing in communities and is committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability. To learn more about HEI, please visit

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Celebrate Better Breakfast Month with 5 Tips from a Pro

September is Better Breakfast Month and The Houstonian Club’s registered dietitian is ready to celebrate with practical tips to pack more nutrition into your day.

Registered dietitian, Denise Hernandez recommends adding chia and flaxseed to your breakfast. Not only are chia and flaxseeds a good source of protein, but they are also high in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Meal prepping breakfasts items like healthy pancakes (see article for recipe) can make mornings easier.

September is Better Breakfast Month and The Houstonian Club's registered dietitian shares practical tips to pack more nutrition into your day.

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, September 17, 2020 / — We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we get it, mornings are tough. Diet buzz words like intermittent fasting, Whole 30, and keto don't make choosing what to eat in the morning any easier. According to Denise Hernandez, M.S. in Nutrition, B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences, R.D., L.D., starting your day with proper nutrition will fuel your body and help keep you energized. Studies from The American Dietetic Association have also shown that people who eat breakfast have lower obesity rates and higher intakes of micro-nutrients and fiber.

"The Houstonian Club emphasizes the importance of fitness goals and proper nutrition for optimal health. It might be tempting to sleep in, but eating a healthy breakfast is an easy way to keep your body feeling good throughout the day," says Hernandez.

Better Breakfast Tips
1. Protein – Start your day with protein to maximize your body's ability to use muscle building and repair efficiently. Aim for 15-30 grams of protein-based on your daily calorie intake. A high protein, nutrient-rich breakfast is a game-changer and will prevent mid-morning sugar crashes.
2. Variety – Balance your breakfast with a mix of protein, fats, fiber, and good sources of carbohydrates like oatmeal and whole grains.
3. Fiber – Add chia and flaxseed to your breakfast. Not only are chia and flaxseeds a good source of protein, but they are also high in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids.
4. Eggs – The quintessential breakfast ingredient boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and all nine essential amino acids. The nutrients don't stop there – they are also rich in choline and lutein, which are crucial for brain health.
5. Meal Prep – Make your mornings easier by meal prepping ahead of time. Bake your eggs and bacon in the oven and store them in the fridge for an easy breakfast option. Healthy pancakes are also an easy option to make ahead and freeze or keep in the refrigerator (see below for recipe).

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No Flip Kodiak Cake Pancakes by Denise Hernandez, R.D., L.D.
• 2 cups Kodiak Cake Flapjack and Waffle Mix
• 2 cups water or milk (for more protein, I use Mootopia nonfat milk)
• 2 eggs
• Optional toppings: strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, walnuts, almond slices, coconuts, etc.

• Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
• In a large bowl, stir together mix, milk and eggs
• Spray a sheet pan with oil
• Pour batter into the sheet pan and sprinkle with your favorite toppings
• Bake for 15 – 18 minutes and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes
• Slice into 8 portions
• Store in the freezer wrapped in plastic wrap and in a large freezer bag or container for up to 3 months
• Thaw completely before serving

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
• 133 Calories
• 2g Total Fat, 0g Saturated Fat
• 235mg Sodium
• 17g Total Carbohydrates
o 3g Fiber
o 3g Sugar
• 12g Protein

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