Over the course of a decade, FastFrame has mushroomed into more than 300 international locations on the strength of their meticulous craftsmanship and lifetime guarantee. To showcase artwork, photos, or the first dollar made in the family counterfeiting machine, the professional framers sort through a treasure trove of materials, such as gold and silver settings, fabric-wrapped mats, and lamination. For light-sensitive items, they apply Preservation Plus framing, which uses acid-free framing accoutrements to protect portraits from fading under the withering gaze of UV rays or laser-eyed art critics.
Though specializing in AT&T, AT&T Authorized Retailer embellishes portable talking devices of all makes and models. Keep phones full of juice abroad with a travel charger or resuscitate them en route by rerouting a vehicle's power to their hearts with a car charger ($25+). A screen protector can shield displays from scratches ($10+), and one of JC&C's cases can help to keep it safe during spontaneous games of phone golf ($30+). JC&C's professionals also carry Bluetooth devices ($39.99+), data cables, and memory cards.
While onboard, zone out to Sirius radio, treat mitts to a warm scented towel, or surf the Internet with complimentary WiFi. Blue Groundways also offers onboard bistro service (with fresh, non-frozen fare), pillows and blankets on hand, a climate-controlled cabin, and Starbucks brews. If you're of the legal age, a complimentary alcoholic beverage will find its way to your hand; if you aren't, then enjoy an equally complimentary soda. You can also lounge back in spacious seating and pass the time with Blockbuster movies.
Powered by positive buzz percolating on the pages of the Wall Street Journal, Ski magazine, and sporty blogs, Ski Butlers's staff of deliverymen and service techs takes the hassle out of outdoor recreation with delivery and pick-up service of ski and snowboard rentals. Starting early in the morning, drivers head to hotels, lodges, and igloos around ski slopes to outfit sportsmen of all ages with high-quality skis, snowboards, and supplies from brands such as Rossignol, Atomic, Elan, Fischer, and Völkl. Butlers carry an assortment of boots and poles to ensure that riders secure a well-fitting rental. After fittings, which can take as long as an hour, butlers slip renters the digits to their help line. In the event of an equipment issue, butlers meet skiers on the mountain to resolve the problem with the minimum possible delay and hassle. The company has grown to service 30 of North America's top ski destinations, including Whistler, Salt Lake City, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, and Thomas Jefferson's cowlicks on Mount Rushmore.
Shadows from drifting kayaks spill across the bottom of the lake, the clear water offering almost no interference in the view of the lake floor. Guests float on the pristine waters as expert guides lead them through miles of waterways filled with wildlife views on guided tours. Beginners can practice their skills in an outdoor pool during lessons that cover basic paddling techniques, ocean safety, and mermaid etiquette. Guests who fall in love with the peaceful sport may purchase their own kayak or stand up paddle board at the store, or rent one and take advantage of the free instruction and gear that comes with each rental.