Spend winter in the Bahamas with up to $400 savings

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is offering a deal for travelers who book three or five night stays at any of these hotels: Nassau & Paradise Island, Grand Bahama Island, The Abacos, Acklins and Crooked Island, Andros, Cat Island, Eleuthera & Harbour Island, The Exumas and Long Island. Get $400 off on stays six nights or longer or $250 off on shorter stays. Blackout dates are from March 15, 2012 to April 14, 2012. Must book with air-inclusive package. See bahamas.com for more details.

Photography provided by Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Take a food and wine themed cruise to popular destinations with Celebrity Cruises

Eight voyages scheduled by Celebrity Cruises in their “Excite the Senses Culinary Theme Cruises” series centering on food and wine. Popular places like Alaska, the Caribbean and more are the destinations but events and activities will keep you full and inspired. The kick off event on March 24, 2012 is a seven night trip headlined by Celebrity’s Master Chef and Vice President of Culinary Operations, the James Beard Foundation Award-nominated Jacques Van Staden. See the full schedule. Read More

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Get in the holiday spirit at 3rd annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl

25 local bars and restaurants for the coalition that is the Santa Monica Pub Crawl on Saturday December 17, 2011 at 5 PM. Benefiting the Westside Food Bank, the crawl raised almost 5,000 pounds of food last year. Participants must adhere to the festive Santa/Christmas dress code to contribute to the holiday cheer while you make your way through the one of the four routes. $10 gets you a wristband that is your access to specials at the 25 bars and restaurants, entrance to the official after party, and entry to a massive raffle including dinner for two at all of the bars on the routes. See the list of participating locations. Read More