Drive a 2017 BMW on Nantucket island this summer

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On Nantucket island this summer season, book any of the top three-bedroom accommodations at the White Elephant,  White Elephant Village, or the Wauwinet hotels  and drive a 2017 BMW, at no cost, for your entire stay. 800-475-2637;

In Tuscany, dine  on truffle cheese, wild  boar salami, and more on Eating Italy’s new Florence Sunset Food Tour. During the 3-1/2 hour excursion, you’ll stop for some authentic Italian grocery shopping, cocktails, and a live cooking demonstration. 215-688-5571;

Play Nova Scotia’s highly rated Cabot Links course on One Ocean Expeditions’ “Fiddles & Sticks” cruise. Book early for the June 24-July 1, 2018, journey, which will also take you to memorable stops such as Sable Island. 855-416-2326;

Veteran Pittsburgh chef Derek Stevens has opened his first restaurant, Union Standard, in the Steel City’s downtown. The menu focuses on the cuisine of the American Northeast,  Mid-Atlantic, and Appalachian regions.  412-281-0738;

In Galveston, Texas, check out Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid’s just completed $37 million renovation. At its new Mangrove Lagoon, pet cownose stingrays and bonnethead sharks. 800-582-4673;

A new gallery opening in June at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver will showcase more than 100 Northwest Coast art pieces, including rare historical works, jewelry, and basketry. 604-822-5087;

In June, Belmond launches two more luxury European barges — the Lilas and Pivoine — that will sail on rivers and canals in Alsace and Champagne, France. Each has four cabins, as well as a dining room and heated pool. 800-524-2420;

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