With borders reopening and destinations welcoming travelers back, more people want to get out and travel. If you are planning to travel to a destination you’ve never been before, don’t waste time wandering around or visiting the wrong landmarks. Instead, work with a travel company that will help plan your trip with you. One company that does just that is TRIPS by Culture Trip. Although relatively new, TRIPS by Culture Trip offers multiday, small-group adventures with itineraries combining unique places and immersive experiences. Check out some trips on offer in 2022.
On this unforgettable trip, travelers can camp under the stars in Valley of the Moon, which many Star Wars fans will recognize as a filming location for Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Next, stay with a local Bedouin family in Wadi Rum and learn how to make Arabic coffee, cook traditional meals, milk camels and help shepherds herd goats.
Travelers get to explore Casablanca’s diverse and historic architecture with local astrologer Astro Hamid. They will also explore dunes in the Sahara’s Erg Chebbi and spend the night in a desert camp. Travelers on this trip will stay in a Berber-style tent with a canopy of twinkling stars perfect for stargazing.
Guests won’t want to miss a trip to Mai Chau’s lush valleys, lined with rice paddies and forested mountains. During this trip, travelers cycle through rice fields to a White Thai village to experience farm life firsthand. They will also collect food for buffalos and feed them, all while learning about the history and culture of the White Thai ethnic group. Travelers then visit Hue, where they will learn about the flavors and techniques behind the local cuisine during a market visit and cooking class with Ms. Huy, a gastronomy artisan.
Since Cheval Blanc, an extraordinary, newly designed and refurbished 72-room hotel owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey, launched in September 2021, it has been the talk of the town. Le Tout-Paris remarks about its WOW factor … and the hard-to-get reservations for the 30 seats at Plenitude, the intimate, first-floor gastronomic outlet headed by chef Arnaud Donckele, who earned three Michelin stars at Cheval Blanc Saint Tropez. Reservations are also recommended for Limbar, the ground-floor bakery/café/tea shop/bar where we watched Pastry Chef Maxime Frédéric preparing desserts and an absolute must-have for dinner at Le Tout-Paris, the 7th-floor, all-day brasserie. This brightly colored space, with its raised seating and Fauve-like floor tiles and the adjacent Milanese restaurant, Langosteria, both have access to terraces facing the Seine River, with amazing views encompassing Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.
Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from California. Surrounded by pristine, crystal-clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be Embraced By Mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti.
Nevada-based The Spa at Green Valley by Well & Being and The Spa at Red Rock by Well & Being celebrate the start of 2022 with new health, wellness and spa treatments available through March 31. Both spas offer an array of treatments for guests wanting to relax and unwind before 2022 kicks into full gear.
To allow visitors to safely and responsibly enjoy their trip to Barbados, the island announced streamlined port entry protocols. Barbados’ Ministry of Health and Wellness released the following protocols for all travelers planning on coming to the island.
Go ahead, take a nice, deep breath. Because a Seabourn voyage is all about this moment you’ve come so far in life to embrace. It’s not an escape, it’s an arrival.
Mar Del Cabo launched a new luxury beach fishing experience with an interactive paella workshop for guests. The Los Cabos-based hotel offers guests an immersive experience that takes them through the journey of creating paella, starting with a fishing session.
Swiss International Air Lines recently reinstated its New York (JFK) and Geneva (GVA) connection as the airline continues to expand its global options via the Lufthansa Group network. As travel ramps up again, this resumption complements SWISS’ ongoing service to Zürich (ZRH). Reinstating the New York and Geneva route will present New York-area travelers with a broadened portfolio of global destinations.
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Scenic Cruises announced the highly anticipated return of its Scenic Eclipse trips to Antarctica starting this month and running through March. This return marks the first time Scenic Eclipse resumed its scheduled 2022 sailing program since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests can choose from the 13- or 19-day scheduled sailing trips in the region on Scenic Eclipse.