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Hot Spots explore Beat the Winter Blues PORTLAND, OR ChocolateFest ★ CHARLESTON Great Getaways By Megan Eileen McDonough ★ Lowcountry Oyster Festival SARASOTA Forks & Corks PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) BY ARINA HABICH/ALAMY, COURTESY OF THE CHART GROUP, SARASOTA FORKS & CORKS, BY XAVIER DACHEZ/CARNAVAL DE QUÉBEC, VELA SPA, AND COURTESY OF HPTF When: ■ January 24-26 ■ January 26 ■ January 24-27 Why: ■ Satisfy your sweet tooth with samples from more than 50 Northwest chocolatiers. A slew of wineries, breweries, and food vendors are there to offset the sugar rush. ■ A whopping 80,000 pounds of oysters served on a 700-acre plantation lined with pristine oak trees covered in Spanish moss make this the largest festival of its kind. ■ Taste local cuisine from independent restaurants and top wineries during this four-day feast. Now in its seventh year, chefs bring their A game with their most popular dishes. Don't Miss: ■ Worth the splurge, enjoy live music and delicious snacks at the opening night party. The first 500 to arrive score a free wineglass, so don't be fashionably late. ■ Watch the epic Oyster Shucking and Eating Contests. Anyone can enter, but it might be more thrilling from the sidelines. ■ The Ringling Museum of Art's tranquil courtyard hosts the Grand Tasting. Greek and Roman statues and lush gardens make quite the outdoor kitchen. charlestonrestaurantassociation .com/lowcountry-oyster-festival ★ Paradise Tango Festival HAWAII VENICE Venice Carnival ★ QUEBEC CITY Winter Carnival FPO When: ■ January 31-February 2 ■ February 15-March 4 ■ January 31-February 16 Why: ■ Master the art of the sultry Argentine tango with lessons from a team of top instructors from around the world. Bonus: You're never too far from the sunny beaches of Waikiki. ■ The attire alone will make you feel like an elusive character from Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera. Masquerade balls and theatrical performances make it feel all the more real. ■ Canoe races, dog sledding, and snow sculptures create a winter wonderland, with Bonhomme, the carnival's cheery mascot, leading the way. This is the festival's 60th anniversary. Don't Miss: ■ The Grand Milonga Show on the final night features performances from the pros and honored guests. The moves are fierce, but the atmosphere is friendly. ■ Don your pick of colorful Bauta, Colombina, or Medico Della Peste styled masks. The Sunday Grand Canal boat and gondola procession is always a crowd favorite. ■ After a day of outdoor revelry, follow the crowd to the Night Parade, where marching bands, clowns, and larger-than-life floats parade down the snowcovered streets. JANUARY 2014 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - January 2014

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Winter Festivals
Wine & Dine: Pastries
Style Spotlight: Carry-On Essentials
Diversions: ArtistWorks
Great Escapes: Hotel Zetta
Great Escapes: Quintero Golf Club
Gear Up: Smart Kitchen
Travel Feature: Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Resorts
US Airways: The Airline's Fleet
Winter Warriors: Olympic Athletes
Celebrate Oakland, CA
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Cactus League
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - January 2014