Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall 2014

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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travel gallery b y C y n t h i a d a v i d b ring your bathing suit to austin, Texas, and enjoy famous barton springs Pool, located within the 145-hectare Zilker Park. The pool itself measures 1.2 hectares in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 21 c, ideal for year-round swim- ming. over the years, the famous pool has attracted everyone from legisla- tors who've concocted state laws there to topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Robert Redford learned to swim here at the age of fi ve while visiting family in austin. barton springs still attracts thousands of visitors a year. austintexas.org c anadians are invited to The Forks in Winnipeg september 20 and 21 for a weekend of free outdoor concerts and per- formances to mark the opening of the canadian Museum for human Rights. Participants will also get a sneak preview of sev- eral galleries in the new museum. Performers include bruce cockburn, buffy sainte-Marie, ottawa-based First nations elec- tronic artists A Tribe Called Red and Cape Breton fi ddler Ashley MacIsaac. CMHR is the world's fi rst museum dedicated to the evolu- tion, celebration and future of human rights. Regular paid admission begins september 27. For the RightsFest schedule and to reserve free preview tickets, visit humanrights.ca/about-museum/offi cial-opening#.9 _dppldUWQ. photo Courtesy Cmhr T he berlin Wall fell on the evening of november 9, 1989. To mark the 25 th anniversary of this historic event, the city's hotels are offering unique themed packages. For example, stay at the Westin Grand berlin for two nights, chip your own piece of Wall from an original piece of the Wall and snack on a famous currywurst (sausage with curry-fl avoured tomato sauce) paired with champagne. The Kempinski hotel bristol also offers a "Wall sur- prise" along with a guided tour in a Trabi—a popular car built in the former East Germany—following traces of the Wall. Meanwhile, the Maritim Proarte hotel berlin offers two nights, another curry- wurst with sparkling wine and free admission to the GdR Museum. visitBerlin.com visit berlin d iscover the best of american cuisine in a new e-book fea- turing regional specialties, beautifully-illustrated recipes, interviews and food and wine festivals. Working with the james beard Foundation, brand usa chose 31 chefs from across the u.s. including Rick bayless of chicago, Tory McPhail of new orleans, barbara lynch of boston, bryce Gilmore of austin and sam Kass of Washington, d.c. Recipes range from Maryland crab cakes to marinated Midwest skirt steak with green tomato relish. Visitors are invited to share their favourite food and culinary travel experi- ences using the hashtag #foodStoriesUSA. check out the guide at Discover america.com/foodstories. brand usa austin Cvb 42 Fa l l 2 0 1 4

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