Mind-body retreat on a mountaintop

(Symmetree Yoga)
By Kari Bodnarchuk
Globe Correspondent / April 18, 2010

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Shed your stress and soak up the views on a retreat atop New England’s highest peak. Symmetree Yoga starts its Mount Washington Yoga Adventure retreats this spring, led by yoga instructors and experienced mountain guides. Go on a guided hike or drive to the top of the 6,288-foot peak, practice yoga and meditation amid the mountain vistas, and then hike back to the car or down through White Mountain National Forest to Pinkham Notch. Two-night packages include daily breakfast and dinner, a boxed lunch, yoga instruction, a massage, and lodging at Peace With-Inn Bed and Breakfast ( in nearby Fryeburg, Maine. Retreats start at $390 per person (with massage) or $325 (without), based on double occupancy. 603-662-8664,

King Tut on Tour
“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs’’ opens April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition in New York. This blockbuster exhibit, up until Jan. 2 on this, its last US stop, features more than 130 ancient artifacts, including 50 pieces from the tomb of King Tut, the boy king who ruled Egypt for nearly a decade around 1333 BC. Special family days May 9 and June 13 offer kid-friendly tours, Egyptian-themed face painting, and a mummy-wrapping activity. Adults $27.50, seniors $25.50, children ages 4-12 $17.50, 3 and under free, 888-9-TUT-NYC,

LEGO Fantasy Camp
Kids can unpack all their creative urges at LEGO Fantasy Camp this summer at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Five-day camp sessions begin in July, with a LEGO master builder providing hands-on building challenges. The program, which costs $425 per child, includes a swim with rescued Katrina dolphins, building and racing remote-control cars, daily lunch, and an ice cream social. Campers can explore Atlantis Kids Adventures, an 8,000-square-foot club that has a computer room with 13 iMac stations, a wizardology room, and more. 800-285-2684,