New Berlin Hotel

Where in the World - International



Berlin, July 13 , 2010 – Oversized beds, a buzzing location and a 24-hour mindset combine spectacularly at The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte, Design Hotels™ member hotel, which opened on July 6,  2010. Situated in the city’s central district, Mitte, this 88-room hotel is from the owners of Lux 11, Tom Tänzer and Elmo Hagendorf. Aimed at business travellers from the music, fashion and creative scene, as well as leisure travellers, the hotel focuses on what is truly important in life: rest, comfort and simplicity. Tänzer and Hagendorf have created a property which is more than a hotel, it’s a whole concept. With a luxury punk aesthetic, round-the-clock services and spacious rooms, guests are certain to feel part of the true Berlin – a creative, large, and thrilling city which never sleeps.

“We wanted to create a hotel which reflects the city of Berlin” says Tänzer. “The Weinmeister Berlin-Mitte will mirror the excitement of Mitte’s street life, from the 24-hour clubs to the large gallery spaces. We wanted to capture the essence of modern cool and what it means to enjoy the good life – the hotel will exude style and elegance portrayed with both restraint and opulence.”

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Beaches For Baby

Family Memories - Destinations

Top Baby Beach Getaways

(New York, NY July, 2010), family vacation planning resource, surveyed parents and travel experts in June 2010 to uncover this year's  Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010. The 12 baby beach getaways, all in the United States, were chosen for that first family beach vacation when young children need a gentle introduction to the pleasures of sun, sand and waves.

"While parents want to share the joys of a family beach vacation with their toddlers, just any beach won't do," notes Fran Falkin, Editor of The Tiny Travelers Network. "Tiny travelers need clean and quiet beaches with soft sand and warm, gentle waters where they can delight in splashing, digging, and chasing seabirds."

The recommendations for family beach getaways included several off-the-beaten-path beaches that parents remembered fondly from their own childhoods.

Family Travel Forum staff reviewed more than 50 contenders, examining their cleanliness, safety, sand quality, water depth, water temperature, and facilities, before selecting the dozen that met all criteria. During the survey period, all chosen beaches remained unaffected by the BP oil spill that has polluted some of the Gulf of Mexico coastline this summer.


The Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010 survey recommends the following family beaches, listed by state, with information about family beach getaway facilities at each vacation destination.


Dana Point Baby Beach

Mission Bay Park, San Diego


Bethany Beach


Clearwater Beach


Poipu Beach, Kauai

Baby Beach, Maui


First Encounter Beach, Eastham


Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire

New York

Flying Point Beach, Southhampton

South Carolina

Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet


McGee and Corpus Christi Beaches


Whitefish Dunes State Park


To ensure a perfect first encounter, also includes tips for beach baby fun and sun protection in the Top Baby Beach Getaways for 2010.



At the Tail of the Dragon

Active & Adventurous - Outdoors

Unexpected Twists and Turns

Zipping and zooming through mountainous twists and turns is the raison d'etre for many motorcycle buffs. Whether alone or in groups, they seek out the twisties like teenage girls seek a mall.

Frequently, they’ll even gather together for a weekend of twisties and cycle talk. They choose a location near remarkable riding routes, and spend the day chasing thrills.

I’ve had the opportunity to attend several such meetings, in search of the winding roads and company. At the most recent event, however, the twists and turns were primarily of a different sort.

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AWT has three essential partners: readers, writers, & travel media agencies.


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