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.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s acclaimed Anantara Spa incorporates indigenous practices from world traditions, offering signature experiences individually personalized. And now, two renowned healers, experts in holistic, natural approaches to healing mind, body and spirit, join the celebrated Ibu Jero, High Priestess of Balinese Healers, at the spa.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Tulum with us.
While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
This holiday season, award-winning oceanfront hotel Prince Waikiki will partner with Miracle Bar’s Sippin’ Santa, making it the first time the state of Hawai’i has hosted a Miracle Bar pop-up. The hotel will turn its outdoor space into a tiki-themed winter wonderland furnished with both classic and Hawai’ian-inspired holiday decorations. The exclusive holiday cocktail event will be open Dec. 1–31, daily 4–10 p.m.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
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Research conducted by money.co.uk reveals, out of 40 global cities reviewed, the 10 best cities in the world for art and culture lovers, with four of the top 10 located in the United States. The rankings factored in the number of art galleries, museums, monuments, street art and architecturally notable buildings.