Stressful contestIn an effort to ease one harried business...


September 03, 1995|By Ronnell M. Maybank

Stressful contest

In an effort to ease one harried business traveler's life, the Dallas-based Hotel Crescent Court will conduct the Search for the Most Stressed Business Traveler. The winner will receive airfare, accommodations and meals for two for seven days and six nights at Little Dix Bay, in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands.

If you are chosen as the "most stressed business traveler, your administrative assistant will also win airfare for two, accommodations and meals for four days and three nights at Hotel Crescent Court, which includes a spa package.

To enter, write to Search for the Most Stressed Business Traveler, 2828 Routh St., Suite 680, Dallas, Texas 75201, for an application. Applicants must also submit a photograph and a one-page anecdote explaining why they are the most stressed business traveler. Application deadline: Oct. 16.

In Kennedy's footsteps

Admirers of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis can "walk in her footsteps" around Washington and Middleburg, Va., on a trip sponsored by Diversions Inc., a Baltimore-based cultural arts tour company.

The Sept. 16 tour visits sites that played important roles during Kennedy's lifetime. The tour begins with a stroll down Lafayette Square in front of the White House. Other landmarks include Kennedy's Georgetown homes, her mother's house, John F. Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery, and the American History Museum, where Kennedy's inaugural gowns and other trend-setting outfits are exhibited. In the Virginia Hunt Country, participants will dine at Kennedy's favorite restaurant, the Red Fox Tavern, and visit Oatlands, a community of historic homes.

The tour lasts 12 hours and leaves from Baltimore at 7 a.m. Cost is $125; $105 for those already in Washington. The price includes lunch and other activities. Call (410) 486-3604.

Hollywood choppers

KF Aviation is offering helicopter sightseeing tours of Los Angeles. The company's three jet-powered helicopters will fly you over Burbank, Hollywood and downtown areas to view Universal Studios, Dodger Stadium, Griffith Observatory, Sunset Boulevard, the Hollywood sign and the homes of celebrities. Half-hour Tours cost $65 per person with a maximum of four passengers per flight. Call (818) AIR TOUR.

Dollywood goes on

Summer is almost over and theme parks are about to close for the season -- except for Tennessee's Dollywood, one of the few entertainment parks that remains open past summer.

After you ride the Smoky Mountain Rampage, the Thunder Express and the Slidewinder, you can unwind with a stroll through the Dolly Parton museum or the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary. Dollywood also has two areas designed for the young, and the young at heart -- the County Fair and Imagination Station.

This fall, you can also experience an outdoor harvest festival from Sept. 29 to Oct. 29. The celebration highlights the beauty of autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains with H.J. Heinz Co.'s eight Persheron horses, Alexander's American miniature horses, the Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Showcase and the annual American Quilt Showcase.

Dollywood is in Pigeon Ford, Tenn., and is open through Dec. 30. Admission for adults is $23.99; $20.99 for seniors and $15.99 for children. For more information, call (615) 428-9620 or (615) 428-9630.

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