Foodies looking to update their culinary bucket lists, consider one of these over-the-top dining experiences from around the world.
Enjoy dinner under the stars at Grand Velas Los Cabos in Mexico. The dining experience begins with a three-hour sunset cruise on the resort’s 55-foot Azimut yacht. Diners are then treated to a multicourse meal with premium wine and cocktail pairings prepared by the resort’s two-Michelin-starred chef Sidney Schutte. The location has been recognized by NASA as one of the best places for night sky research, making for a truly unique celestial dining experience. The exclusive experience starts at $30,550 for up to 10 diners.
Hotel Excelsior in Dubrovnik, Croatia, is home to Sensus restaurant. The fine-dining restaurant offers beautiful views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town as well as the Adriatic Sea. Enjoy modern interpretations of classic Mediterranean fare paired with Croatian wine from the restaurant’s extensive wine cellar.
For couples interested in an extravagant proposal, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese features a Proposal offer. Starting at $12,000, the offer includes one-night suite accommodations, private use of the hotel’s Settimo restaurant terrace for a Roman aphrodisiac tasting menu, a chauffeured tour of Rome, live violinist, poetry reading and more.
SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites from winemaker Susana Balbo in Mendoza, Argentina, invites guests to experience a chef’s table dinner inspired by art. The 14-course menu from chef Flavia Amad Di Leo is inspired by the seven elements of the Tree of Life (the roots, trunk, flowers, birds, branches, fruits and insects) and utilizes Argentinian flavors. A seven-course option is available. Both are paired with Susana Balbo wines.
Tour operator Up Norway recommends an exclusive dining experience inside a floating art installation, “Salmon Eye.” Restaurant Iris, located within “Salmon Eye” in Hardanger fjord, is only accessible by boat. Diners will be delighted by an 18-course meal highlighting hyperlocal ingredients alongside stunning views.
While the 372-passenger Viking Polaris expedition ship, launched in September 2022, falls midway in size between Viking Cruises’ intimate river cruise ships and large-scale ocean ships, it is operated with the same attention to detail and personalized service.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts partners with Cisneros Real Estate to construct a new Four Seasons property in the Dominican Republic. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is slated to open in 2026.
In mid-September, Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore sealed the deal with Dubai Holding to bring a new Banyan Tree property to Bluewaters, Dubai. This multi-staged project will welcome new brands to Dubai, beginning with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai this November.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
In a dramatic plot twist that seems to have emerged from one of Shakespeare’s own plays, Vicenza, Italy, recently informally accused fair Verona, Italy, of stealing the claim to the famed Romeo and Juliet. For centuries, visitors have made the trip to Verona’s Juliet House to see the famous balcony.
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There is something magical about sipping a glass of local wine while watching the sun slip into the Aegean Sea as the afterglow tinges traditional, white-washed Cycladic houses with glorious shades of rose, purple and gold. Ancient Greeks believed Helios, the Sun God, caused sunsets by driving his fiery chariot into the sea. Standing at water’s edge in Mykonos, watching the sky slowly turn from purple to inky black, you almost believe it.