With Black History Month and Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s time to highlight and recognize South African women working hard to make the travel industry better.
Ntsiki Biyela is the first Black woman winemaker in South Africa. Named after her grandmother, Alsina Wines offers a range of premium wines for every wine drinker. Biyela strives to build a legacy for the future generation and help support young winemakers.
Abigail Mbalo, a South African chef, restaurateur and former MasterChef South Africa contestant, created 4Roomed eKasi Culture, a culinary experience highlighting the country’s unique cuisine and socio-economic challenges. 4Roomed serves guests a five-course tasting menu at a communal table.
This remarkable woman created Past Experiences, a company specializing in walking tours in Johannesburg. For each tour, Buitendach gives her guests an inside look at daily life in Johannesburg. She also highlights the city’s beauty, art and culture.
Created by Masego Motsogi, JMT Tours focuses on Cultural (Soweto tours) and City Tours to share authentic South African stories. The tour also features the history of the nation up to present day. Motsogi’s parents originally started the company to ensure stories were passed down to future generations. Today, Masego and her siblings keep that hope and heritage alive.
Zoliswa Samantha Mtinini Tuswa
Zoliswa Samantha Mtinini Tuswa created her company Kwanda Voluntourism to give guests an experience that intertwines voluntourism, culture and heritage. This experience gives guests a traditional Xhosa Experience. Travelers will be able to enjoy learning about the day-to-day life in the village and get an inside look at the village’s rituals and traditions.
What happens when three of the six French nationals residing in San Antonio get together? If they happen to be from a long line of proud French gourmands from three different regions of the country, they take what they know and make it something proudly Texan, while still adhering to their separate and collective culinary roots. That’s exactly what happened as a result of those three — Executive Chef Laurent Réa of Strasbourg, Philippe Placé of Chartres, and Jérôme Sérot of Lyon — meeting 20 years ago.
Often referred to as the “Annexe of Buckingham Palace,” Claridge’s celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with delicious specialty cocktails and the unveiling of Claridge’s archive for the first time ever. The Queen often visited the property over the years, from hosting a private family dinner to celebrating her ruby wedding anniversary with her late husband.
With Global Wellness Day approaching on June 12, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows celebrates with a week-long series of programs focused on wellbeing. Running June 5–11, the program will include new wellness experiences, spa treatments, classes and specials centered around promoting physical and mental health.
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Windstar Cruises canceled its scheduled cruises in Asia for the fall of 2022 as uncertainty remains in regards to ports reopening in the region. The cancellation affects seven scheduled Windstar Cruises itineraries on Star Breeze. Other itineraries affected include a crossing of the Pacific from Alaska to Japan, two Grand Japan sailings; Island Hopping through Japan; Windstar Crew Hometowns: Philippines and Indonesia; Hidden Indonesia & the Great Barrier Reef; and Edge of the Outback.
As a mom, you’re not allowed to pick favorites. With a growing baby in my belly and a toddler guiding my daily routines, my own favorites often take a back seat as I make the daily choice to swap healthy foods for junk food cravings and toddler tunes for windows-down, volume-up jams. But when I heard my favorite spa was relaunching its facial program, I felt zero guilt — of the mom variety or otherwise — about taking a morning off and booking myself a nice, long, rejuvenating facial at The Spa at Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
Half-timbered houses cluster around old churches with needle- thin spires. Grassy paths lead into thick pine forests. Jagged, sheer-sided mountains frame peaceful Alpine meadows. Welcome to the Dolomites — 18 peaks rising to more than 10,000 feet in the northern Italian Alps — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.