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Top 5 Toast-Worthy Trips for
Father's Day, Hideaways-Style

Irish Whiskey Tour

Portsmouth, New Hampshire -(June 2013)-"This Father's Day, forget a new tie . . .

"This Father's Day, forget a new tie and instead send Dad packing on a toast-worthy trip to a guy-approved destination with unforgettable sights, accommodations, and libations," says Mike Thiel, Founder and President of , the ultimate source for tempting travel. "As we wander the globe, we've uncovered some exceptional experiences tempting enough to lure Dad off the recliner and into a tasting room for a celebratory libation or two."

Here are's Top 5 Toast-Worthy Trips for Father's Day.

1. Mile-High Buzz
Denver, Colorado, is nicknamed "the Napa Valley of Beer," with nearly 75 big-name and craft breweries within a 100-mile radius of downtown. Dad-Worthy Experience: Send Dad along the Denver Beer Trail. Brews Cruise hosts three-hour guided tours with equal parts enthusiasm and education. Dad-Worthy Accommodations: For more than a century, Brown Palace Hotel & Spa has set the standard for luxury in Denver.

2. The Maine Event
Those in the know herald Maine for its great lobster and its bounty of beer! Dad-Worthy Experience: Direct Dad to follow the Maine Brewers' Guild's Beer Trail to 25 breweries. Along the cobblestone streets of Portland's Old Port alone, he'll find three breweries within a half-mile walk. Dad-Worthy Accommodations: Dad can feel like royalty at the family owned and operated Captain Lord Mansion , a romantic inn in Kennebunkport.

3. The World of Whisky
Scotland is famous for its whisky, with its distinctive nose, color, texture, and taste. Dad-Worthy Experience: As Dad travels the Scottish Whisky Trail-from the great distilleries of The Highlands to the Scottish Heritage Whisky Centre in Edinburgh-he'll gain insight into the world of whisky. Dad-Worthy Accommodations: Set on 800 acres along the Ayrshire coast, The Turnberry has nearly everything, including world-class golf.

4. 40 Shades of Whiskey
Ireland's 40 shades of green are dazzling, as is its whiskey (Ireland is credited with inventing the stuff, after all). Dad-Worthy Experience: The Ireland Whiskey Trail is Dad's free touring guide to all that's enjoyable and exceptional about whiskey in Ireland. Dad-Worthy Accommodations: Here are a few of our favorites: Dromoland Castle (Co. Clare), Adare Manor (Co. Limerick), and Ashford Castle (Co. Mayo).

5. Dad, the Pirate
Sitting in the Eastern Caribbean, Martinique impresses with a charming blend of Caribbean and French culture and lifestyle . . . and rum (aarrggg!). Dad-Worthy Experience: Invite Dad to follow La Route des Rhums, a self-guided rum-themed tour with 11 distilleries throughout Martinique. Dad-Worthy Accommodations: With nearly every amenity Dad could desire, Cap Est Lagoon Resort & Spa is the premier resort hotel on the island.

Bonus: For Active Dads!
If your Dad's a golfer, we recommend: The Turnberry (Scotland), Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic), and Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Mexico). If your Dad's a water enthusiast, we recommend: Laluna (Grenada), Bitter End Yacht Club (BVI), and Scrub Island (BVI). Finally, if your Dad's into fishing, riding, and a must-try experience called glamping ("glamorous camping"), we recommend: The Resort at Paws Up (Montana).

Tip: Plan a Bespoke Trip
Hideaways' in-house boutique travel agency has a penchant for personalized travel planning, and can tailor an escape to perfectly suit your Dad's interests. Call 800-843-4433 to plan a bespoke trip, or to get Dad started with a Hideaways Travel Certificate.

"Each recommendation is an experience at a dreamy destination that offers plenty more than libations," says Mike. "And, if you're good, Dad just might ask you to go with him."

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About Mike Thiel
Mike Thiel founded Hideaways International TM in 1979. Over the last three decades, he has traveled the world sampling its best lodgings and travel experiences, and has become a sought-after guest on radio and television news and talk shows across the country.

About Hideaways International™
Hideaways International, Inc., which operates the Hideaways Aficionado ® Club, has been seeking the best-of-kind and the out-of-the-ordinary for its savvy, discerning, and well-traveled members for more than three decades. Members, who hail from around the world, range from notable celebrities, musicians, publishers, authors, captains of industry, and politicians to ordinary folks with extraordinary taste. All are part of this lively community with a passion for travel away from the madding crowds.

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