So, save Italy for autumn when the temperatures drop (so the crowds aren't quite as difficult to take while you explore Florence's Duomo) or even better, go in the winter and revel in the magic of the holiday season. As for summer, however, how about one of these destinations instead?
Embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty that can be found in Mexico City, Oaxaca, and San Miguel de Allende. Each of these destinations offers a unique and captivating experience that will leave you with lasting memories.
A layover can be hell - but a stopover? Most people want to make a beeline for their final destination but if you can break up that 17 hour flight with a 3 day stop in Dubai AND save money on your plane ticket, well...why not, right? And, who knows, that layover may end up being the best part of your trip. Here are some of the best airline stopover programs available now.
We are devastated by the losses sustained by these destinations and want to support the recovery efforts of these areas the best way we can. This includes knowing when and how to appropriately return as tourists and how to support the continuing relief efforts.Respecting the ongoing humanitarian crisis in destinations impacted by natural disasters is crucial, but it's also important to recognize that tourism plays a vital role in the destination's economy. Guides, drivers, restaurant staff, and hotel workers rely on the income generated by tourists for their livelihoods and survival.
Tired of heading to the same destinations every spring break? Not that there is anything wrong with Cabo, Rome and Hawaii but have you considered... ...Skiing in Japan? ...Hiking in the desert in Oman? ...Lying on a beach in the Canary Islands?
Mix it up this year with these alternative destination for winter break - ski in the French Alps, cook with a Thai chef in Bangkok, zip-line past sloths in the rainforest of Costa Rica, and witness extraordinary glaciers in South America.
The travel industry has seen a lot of ups-and-downs over the past few years but the hotel industry has persevered and the rate of new hotels has not slowed. Many hotels took the opportunity of the slow-down to refresh and remodel while others took on entirely new ventures. Here is a look at some of our favorite newly opened and highly anticipated openings.
In recent years, wellness has become a major trend in the hotel industry, with more and more hotels incorporating wellness features into their properties. This trend is driven by a growing consumer interest in health and well-being, as well as the desire for a more holistic travel experience. But hotels have moved a long way from offering their guests a massage and calling themselves a "spa." These properties now offer guests a range of personalized wellness amenities to transform their minds, bodies and spirits while also tapping into local cultures and traditions. Expect these new wellness resorts to use local products in treatments and meals but also focus on the surrounding culture and nature - from forest bathing in the redwoods at Post Ranch Inn to soaking in the thermal waters of The Ranch Italy to finding your inner purpose through the lens of the epic story of Greek mythology, the Odyssey at Euphoria Spa in Greece.