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Bathhurst Inlet Lodge
P.O. Box 820
Yellowknife, North West Territories
X1A 2N6 Canada

Although the Arctic is ecologically a desert, weather at Bathurst Inlet (30 miles north of the Arctic Circle) can be quite variable. Come share the snow, come for an Arctic spring in May. Cross-country ski, travel by snowmobile and komatik, or drive a dog team and experience the spring migration of the Bathurst caribou herd.

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Convict Lake Resort
Route One, Box 204
Mammoth Lakes, Ca 93546

What's in a name? The year was 1871. The most famous prison break to affect Mono County has just taken place. Twenty-one desperate prisoners have just escaped from the Nevada Territorial prison in Carson City. These convicts were finally apprehended at this very lake (thus the name) upon which Convict Lake Resort now stands.

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Desert Cave
Hutchinson Street
Coober Pedy
P.O. Box 223
South Australia 5723

Coober Pedy is in the heart of one of Australia's richest opal mining area's. Coober Pedy is located in a semi-desert area of Outback South Australia. Many of the locals live in dugouts (underground homes) where the earth gives natural temperature control. The Desert Cave allows you to experience underground-style living (underground shops, bar and display areas all within sandstone surrounds.

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Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort
P.O. Box One
Death Valley, Ca 92328

This is truly like no other place on earth. A place of startling lushness amidst scenery so vast, so starkly beautiful, that you will be transported to another time.

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Hotel Villa Meligunis
Via Marte 7
Lipari 98055
The Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie)

The island of Lipari was first settled in the fifth millennium. Lipari is an island of contrasts - black obsidian, white pumice and deep blue sea. Stay at this lovely four-star eighteeth century villa, now restored to offer luxury, beauty and a wealth of history to its guests.

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Volcano House
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 53
Hawaii 96718

Nestled 4,000 feet above the endless Pacific on the rim of Kilauea Crater, amid lush rain forests and dramatic lunar like volcanic landscapes.

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