A hop, skip and a jump from Playa del Carmen is Xcaret, an eco-archeological park and one of Mexico’s best destinations. Next time you’re visiting the privately owned theme park, fall in love with the culture and people through these amazing attractions.
Encounter the largest cat on the American continent in the midst of the Mayan jungle and crystal-clear rivers. In Mayan culture, the jaguar symbolizes war and power and is associated with the night and underworld. Visitors can experience the same sense of power and otherworldliness in this jaguar territory.
Xcaret is home to a marine turtle conservation area, focused on teaching visitors about sea animals. Six of the seven species of marine turtles in the world nest on the coast of Mexico — four specifically in the state of Quintana Roo.
Below the Yucatan Peninsula lies a natural network of rivers and caves. Visitors can experience the thrill of a lifetime exploring these natural wonders, including the Blue River, the Maya River and the Manatee River, which flows to the ocean past mangroves and pink flamingoes.
The ritualistic Mesoamerican ceremony dates back to the 15th century, considered an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. During the ceremony four flyers, or Voladores, and a musician playing a flute and drum climb a pole to pay tribute to the sun, the four winds and cardinal points.
This month, tribal leaders and state officials joined Visit California at the future Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza to unveil a new statewide initiative. This initiative aims to showcase California’s native communities and cultural tourism experiences to domestic and international travelers. At the announcement, tribal leaders from across the state shared with journalists a sampling of the state’s vast array of offerings.
As the travel industry finds itself in the midst of the first peak travel season since the beginning of the pandemic, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts commissioned a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers to learn more about business travel habits, learning 65 percent of Millennials, aged 25–44 years old, and 59 percent of Gen Z, ages 18–24 years old, prefer to work for a company offering frequent travel or flexible blended travel as a perk. Blended travel is the combination of business travel with leisure travel.
Longing for a destination steeped in romance and enchanting stories? In Southwest Germany, a collection of soaring castles and resplendent gardens offers connections to tales of true love. Take a trip to Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill in Stuttgart, overlooking the Neckar Valley.
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ToursbyLocals, the private tour marketplace connecting travelers with certified local guides for customizable tour experiences, conducted a proprietary travel survey to determine travel trends for 2023. The company features more than 44,000 guides in almost 200 countries, allowing a comprehensive study to reveal what’s in store for next year.
Holland America Line was awarded Responsible Fisheries Management certification, officially becoming the first and only cruise line to receive the credential. Holland America Line serves only fresh, certified sustainable and traceable wild Alaska seafood; all six of the line’s ships that sail to Alaska earned the certification following independent audits.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …