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Published: Sat, January 29, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Magazine expands

Attention all snowshoers!

Snowshoe Magazine is available online and has been expanded from last year.

It offers tips, nutrition information, snowshoe clubs (and advice on how to start one), product reviews, an event calendar and more.

A print version of the magazine is planned, but for now, visit www.snowshoemag.com.

Spa exclusivelyfor moms-to-be

Barefoot & amp; Pregnant -- the first spa of its kind nationwide -- helps provide an atmosphere where expectant mothers can connect, relax and rejuvenate.

The spa in Mill Valley, Calif., offers a variety of forums, classes and spa treatments tailored for moms-to-be.

Guests are greeted with soft filtered light and restful sounds of a fountain. Portraits of pregnant women are throughout the facility.

For more information, call (415) 388-1777 or visit www.barefootandpregnant.com.

Chrysler art museumdebuts grunge exhibit

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Charles Peterson found himself at the epicenter of the explosive underground music scene known as grunge, which started in Seattle.

Mr. Peterson captured the music on film.

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., will present "Touch Me I'm Sick: Rock 'n' Roll Photographs by Charles Peterson" from Feb. 4 through May 1. The exhibition will include about 50 photographs of such bands as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Hole and Soundgarden.

Peterson's photographs have been on hundreds of album covers and appeared in publications worldwide. The exhibition is enhanced with a multimedia presentation that includes music and videos.

For more information, call (757) 664-6200 or visit www.chrysler.org.

Amberley Castleopens treehouse

England's 900-year-old Amberley Castle has a new attraction: a treehouse.

Called Mistletoe Lodge, the treehouse, which is 15 feet above ground, is constructed of oak and has a traditional thatched roof such as those found in historic villages in the countryside of West Sussex.

The hand-crafted structure, which provides shade, shelter and garden views, is outfitted with antique furniture. During summer, guests may reserve the treehouse for private dining.

The castle, transformed into a hotel that's a member of prestigious Relais & amp; Chateaux, offers 19 guest rooms and suites, each with its own whirlpool. And, of course, the castle comes with a moat, dungeons and resident ghost.

Through March, Amberley is offering a midweek room rate of about $195 a night. The castle is 75 minutes from London via direct rail.

For more information, call 011-44-1798-31992 or visit www.amberleycastle.co.uk.

Highest chair lift ever

Loveland Ski Area in Colorado has just opened Chair No. 9, giving bragging rights to Loveland for operating the world's highest chair lift.

Reaching a maximum elevation of 12,700 feet, Chair No. 9 offers 360-degree panoramic views and an expanse of open bowls and steep chutes directly off the eastern side of the Continental Divide.

Afraid of heights? Get a view online at www.skiloveland.com.

Save flier miles

Have frequent-flier miles about to expire? Save them by eating out. Most airline programs will retain miles if there's account activity every 36 months. An easy option is www.idine.com. Join the free program by registering a credit card online. Then find a participating restaurant and order dinner. Your miles should be safe for another three years.




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