Reach for a bottle of Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt and Scotch Whisky to fill your quaich. Or go for Ole Pulteney 21 Year Old, which was voted the 2012 World Whisky of the Year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. The distillery uses traditional methods to make its malt whisky, something travelers can see during tours of the Wick facility, which include tastings and the chance to purchase a hand-filled bottle straight from the cask. Old Pulteney 12 Year Old Single Malt and Scotch Whisky, $45. www.oldpulteney.com
For a full appreciation of Scottish fare — and a full belly — try the Lomond Gift Basket from The Scottish Grocer. Among your snacking options: Mackie’s Sea Salt & Vinegar Crisps, the only brand of potato chips made in Scotland; Dundee Cake, a traditional fruit cake; Border Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies; Nairns Fine Milled Oatcakes; Famous Grouse Whisky Mustard; assorted “humbugs” in traditional sweet-shop style; and more. Wash it down with Highland Spring Sparkling Water. The Lomond Gift Basket, $85.95. www.thescottishgrocer.com
A quaich, or shallow two-handled cup, makes a great Gaelic-inspired souvenir from Scotland. This pewter one, by Scots Connection, is inscribed with lyrics from “Auld Lang Syne” and features Celtic triskele design. Fill the quaich with some Scotch to toast Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve). Scots Connection Auld Lang Syne Quaich, $41.57. scotsconnection.com
Pringle of Scotland’s iconic luxury knitwear has been warming Europeans for nearly two centuries. Don this wide-knit trilby hat and face the weather with dapper Scottish style. The wool/cashmere blend is available in black, derby gray and port. Pringle of Scotland Wide Knit Trilby Hat, $195. www.pringlescotland.com
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
For the third year in a row, Regent Seven Seas Cruises broke the company’s world cruise opening day booking record. The 2024 World Cruise sold out around 11 a.m. on July 14, after going on sale that morning at 8:30 a.m. Fares started at $73,499 per guest for a deluxe veranda suite, up to $199,999 per guest for a master suite.
Now is the time to get out of the house, soak in the sun and try something new. From bread making to learning the latest TikTok dance, Americans picked up new hobbies since the COVID-19 pandemic. As travel gets busier, keep the momentum going with paddle boarding that can travel with you anywhere in the world.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel picks up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Okinawa with us.