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Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine - - Travel Gallery - BY CYN­THIA DAVID

Artis­tic di­rec­tor Tim Car­roll prom­ises old favourites and spec­tac­u­lar sur­prises for the 2019 Shaw Fes­ti­val in Ni­a­gara-on-the-lake. The fes­ti­val re­turns to Nar­nia with the world pre­miere of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. En­joy beloved mu­si­cal Bri­gadoon or sign up for one of just 17 per­for­mances of Man and Su­per­man with Don Juan in Hell by Bernard Shaw, which in­cludes a lun­cheon in­ter­lude from Ni­a­gara’s finest chefs and winer­ies. Ten­nessee Wil­liams’ classic The Glass Menagerie and Sex by Mae West, set in a Mon­tréal brothel, play at the Jackie Maxwell Stu­dio The­atre. Shaw’s Get­ting Mar­ried plays at the Royal Ge­orge The­atre, along with Charles Dick­ens’ A Christ­mas Carol, a hol­i­day favourite, and Irwin Ber­lin mu­si­cal Hol­i­day Inn. shawfest.com

With the re­cent ad­di­tion of five new beach houses, the Par­adise Beach on Ne­vis now fea­tures 12 dwellings with pri­vate concierges and chefs, guided hikes and sun­rise yoga. The thatched-roof struc­tures are raised on stilts above a pri­vate beach and fea­ture two be­d­rooms, a gourmet kitchen and wrap-around deck with cop­per plunge pool over­look­ing the Caribbean Sea and St. Kitts. At the push of a but­ton, a draw­bridge stair­case de­scends to the sand. Even the fur­ni­ture and beds are cus­tom-made. Nightly rates start at CAD$1,943. Air Canada and West­jet of­fer sea­sonal ser­vice from Mon­tréal and Toronto to St. Kitts, just a 15-minute boat ride away. par­adise­beach­nevis.com

To ex­pe­ri­ence the fun and ad­ven­ture of the all-new Toy Story Land at Dis­ney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios in Or­lando, con­sider stay­ing at one of the seven ho­tels in the Dis­ney Springs re­sort area. The ho­tels are an easy walk to Dis­ney Springs, which of­fers more than 130 shops, restau­rants and live en­ter­tain­ment. In ad­di­tion, there’s a shut­tle trans­port ev­ery 30 min­utes to all four Walt Dis­ney World Re­sort theme parks and two Dis­ney wa­ter parks. With Fast­pass+, ho­tel guests can ac­cess se­lect at­trac­tions and en­ter­tain­ment up to 60 days prior to check-in and can also take ad­van­tage of Ex­tra Magic Hours in the theme parks. Both ben­e­fits are valid through De­cem­ber 2019. Dis­neyspring­sho­tels.com

But­ter­field & Robinson has un­veiled more than 29 trips for 2019, in­clud­ing 21 new bik­ing, walk­ing and fam­ily trips and ac­tive ex­pe­di­tions across four con­ti­nents. Book a six-day walk­ing trip through the Cotswolds in Eng­land or ven­ture off to Ro­ma­nia to ex­plore the Saxon bas­tions of Brasov and the in­tri­cate ar­chi­tec­ture of Sibiu. Bike and boat through Sar­dinia, from the glitzy beaches of Costa Smer­alda to the north­west­ern towns and is­lands. Cy­cle from Verona to Venice or through the vine­yards of Napa and Sonoma. Take the whole fam­ily on an ad­ven­ture in Switzer­land, Morocco, Peru or the Gala­pa­gos Is­lands. New ac­tive ex­pe­di­tion trips, which ex­plore lo­cal cul­ture, in­clude a voy­age through wildly beau­ti­ful Patag­o­nia, be­gin­ning in Ar­gentina and end­ing in Chile. but­ter­field.com/new-trips

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