Trying to travel more sustainably? We get it. If you’re tropics bound and Saint Lucia is your destination, consider Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, where new, seasonal vegetarian and vegan menu options are now available. Plastic bottles have been abolished and guests are served their choice of still or sparkling from glass bottles. An all-vegan dinner menu at the resort’s Windsong Restaurant features delicious choices such as tempura cauliflower bites, pan-seared tofu, vegetable stroganoff and grilled cinnamon pineapple.
The resort itself is comprised of 26 tranquil villas, all exuding traditional Caribbean appeal and offering a host of green features. Among them: All hot water is heated via solar energy, and lighting is supplied by energy-efficient LED fixtures. The property has its own on-site water treatment system, and recycled water is used for irrigation. Fruits and vegetables are sourced from local producers when available, and used kitchen oils are collected and repurposed to heat laundry water. Additionally, grass cuttings are mulched and composted on the property’s grounds, and kitchen waste provides meals to the pigs on local farms.
If you’ve pointed your compass toward Costa Rica, Las Catalinas is a destination village that’s car-free and committed to green initiatives. A robust composting program is part of that, as well as nature-themed immersions featuring horses and chickens. The guided, two- hour Las Catalinas’ La Estancia Equine Experience takes guests via horseback though tropical dry forests to the beach along the seashore. Along the way, guests have the opportunity to learn about Las Catalinas’ Collective Impact and its efforts in the realm of climate resistance, regenerative agriculture and regenerative tourism. The equine experience also includes refreshments and a visit to a chicken coop.
In time for peak travel season to Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast, the region will welcome its own airport as early as this July. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is not only undergoing renovations but it also plans to open as a commercial airport.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
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For a country referred to as “one big vineyard” for the staggering amount of wine it produces, from the Veneto all the way down to Sicily, you can easily miss the expressions produced in any single region — especially one where the OG pizza demands your attention. But a few hours from Naples in Campania lies Sannio, definitely worth a daytrip or more to explore wines made from red Aglianico and a white variety that’s got appeal in spades.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card from Chase just announced an elevated offer for new cardmembers to unlock even more travel this year. Through March 27, new cardmembers can earn five Free Night Awards (each night valued up to 50,000 points) after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening.