Austria’s lovely Arlberg Region has garnered a global reputation as the “cradle of alpine skiing,” and for good reason. The draw toward this startlingly beautiful destination includes more than 186 miles of defined ski runs, 85 lifts and cable cars, five toboggan runs, and more than 124 miles of off-piste skiing. For relaxation at the end of a snow day, there’s the further allure of 30-plus award-winning restaurants and wine cellars.
Not sure where to set up base camp? St. Anton am Arlberg, on the Tirolean side of the Arlberg Mountain Pass, is the ideal spot for experiencing true Alpine charm and hospitality combined with exhilarating slopes. Named by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as “Best Tourism Village 2023” for its successful initiatives in sustainability, cultural preservation and protection of local heritage, this village has transitioned to 100-percent renewable energy.
The sparkling villages of Lech and Zürs, found on the Vorarlberg side of the Ski Arlberg resort, also commits to sustainability. Nearby, Stuben am Arlberg offers accommodations in 32 hotels and guesthouses in a charming setting known for its expansive north-facing slopes and stellar ski and snowboard terrain.
If you’re heading off on a backcountry ski, outdoor trekking or snowshoe expedition alone, make safety a priority. Stash the LONE WOLF 1 Person/1 Day Survival Kit into your backpack or day bag. Also ideal for fishing, camping and hiking trips during snow-free seasons, LONE WOLF is a U.S. Coast Guard-approved, compact emergency survival kit containing 20 pieces: food, water, an emergency blanket, whistle, compass, bandages and first-aid supplies, 12-hour Brightstick light, face masks, and a personal survival guide. Everything is contained within a remarkably small and lightweight water-resistant dry bag, including a flint and striker to start a fire for warmth. Bonus: LONE WOLF survival kit purchases help fund orthopedic surgeries for physically challenged children.
Early on, pickleball had something to do with pickles. Pickles the dog, that is. In one story, the game was named for a family dog that ran off with the ball between sets.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Not a word was spoken as I settled into a cozy spot on the outdoor terrace just outside the main lodge at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in Uganda. The air was so still the ice in my single malt seemed to echo off the forest in the distance as it clanked against the glass. I sat among a handful of fellow adventurers, each sitting silently beneath the night sky for one collective goal. Moments earlier, we learned a troop of mountain gorillas had made their way down the mountain near our lodge, and we left our meals to instead sit in eager anticipation of hearing the guttural grunts of the primates below. The chills on my arms never left me that night, even as I made my way up a stone pathway to my personal banda (guestroom). Thankfully, sleep came quickly for me that night as I drifted into dreams of what my next day would bring.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.
Embracing a life well lived often means embracing a life well-traveled. Every journey becomes a canvas for experiences that shape our lives and at the heart of every adventure lies the indispensable companion: quality luggage.
In time for peak travel season to Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast, the region will welcome its own airport as early as this July. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is not only undergoing renovations but it also plans to open as a commercial airport.