When it comes to megalithic mystical circles and really old things made of stones, Britain’s Wiltshire countryside scores big on several fronts, including Stonehenge and the Iron Age earthworks and Norman castle ruins at Old Sarum. A great way to experience these iconic Wiltshire locations is with the guided Stonehenge Tour excursion operated by Salisbury Reds. Comfortable, modern tour coaches allow hop-on, hop-off journeys from Salisbury’s city center to Old Sarum and Stonehenge, where you can disembark and explore at your leisure. Tour commentary en route is provided in English and nine other languages, allowing you to gaze out the window of the coach to enjoy the landscape along the way while learning a bit about these historic sites and the mysterious circular “henge” of standing stones that’s become recognizable around the world.
Afterwards, disembark at Old Sarum. Besides the Iron Age settlers who built it, Old Sarum has been occupied in turn by Roman, Saxon and Norman communities. Once a thriving city with its own royal palace and castle, it was eventually abandoned, and a new town — present-day Salisbury — was built on the river, becoming the new urban nexus, complete with a magnificent cathedral. After Old Sarum, climb back aboard and head back to Salisbury to tour the towering cathedral with its stunning glasswork and stone interior. Several pick-up sites in Salisbury include the train station, and you’re unlikely to miss the double-decker, grassy green-colored buses with their friendly drivers. A single all-inclusive ticket includes the tour, priority entrance to Stonehenge and the visitor center and entrance to Salisbury Cathedral. These world-famous sites are managed by English Heritage, which oversees the care for more than 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites.
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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.
When my daughter, Sharon, traveled to Paris in 2020, a month before the COVID-19 pandemic, she met her friend whose travel agent booked them at Hotel Montalembert. I recognized the name as one of Anne Jousse’s B. Signature Hotels & Resorts Group because I had stayed at its sister property, Hotel Bel Ami, in 2018. That’s where the hands-on, greet-guests-by-name Laurence Guinebretière, general manager of both hotels, (she commutes between the two on foot in about 10 minutes) had described its chic appeal. Sharon concurred. So, the Rive Gauche hotel was high on my list of “must-stays” during my fall 2021 trip to Paris.
The highly anticipated RESET Telluride, a private, ultra-luxury wellness and trekking retreat, officially launched. Located in the San Juan Mountains, the six-day experience features three personalized pathways to allow each guest to feel empowered and energized. Each week, 18 guests follow wellness experts to find their unique purpose and highest potential through the rediscovery of the joy of moving their bodies in and with nature.
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Marking the launch of Hyatt’s new lifestyle and responsibly engaged brand, Caption by Hyatt Beale Street Memphis will make its grand debut this summer. The hotel will sit on the corner of the iconic Beale and Front streets, featuring 136 rooms with stunning views of the Mississippi River and city skyline. Integrated into the historic, 19th-century William C Ellis & Sons Ironworks and Machine Shop, the hotel will maintain many of the beautiful features that once graced the former structure.
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Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Rio de Janeiro, with its mountain- rimmed beaches and balmy weather, might be Brazil’s most iconic city, but São Paulo — or Sampa, as locals affectionately call it — rivals as the economic and cultural capital of South America’s largest country. Justifiably compared to New York, the sprawling metropolis of 12.5 million inhabitants boasts some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best dining, museums and entertainment. From Michelin- starred restaurants to legendary nightclubs that roar until the late morning to exquisite art galleries like MASP, São Paulo exudes endless sophistication and excitement. Cosmopolitan and welcoming, Paulistas (São Paulo locals) speak English well and love to share their hometown’s charms with visitors. As Latin America’s most important financial hub, the city naturally attracts meeting planners with first-rate MICE amenities including convention centers, business hotels and trade show venues.