Thanksgiving kicked off the holiday season, and I couldn’t be more excited. For Thanksgiving my family decided to have a laid-back holiday where we all wore pajamas. My mom's side of the family came over to my house for dinner and dessert.
A few weeks ago, while in Orlando, Florida, for the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention, I decided to sneak in a little relaxation pre-trade show kick-off and sought a few hours of calm at the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. As the convention center is not located on Disney property, this also gave me my one and only chance on that trip to Orlando to get a taste of Disney.
This year my husband and I hosted the family Thanksgiving dinner, which involved a whole lot of preparation. In addition to getting the house spiffed up, there were three pies to be made and my husband's grandmother's dressing recipe that, while delicious, is a two-day ordeal to make. For that reason, we knew our Wednesday night dinner had better be easy to put together or, better yet, made in someone else's kitchen.
Happy Dec. 2!
Traditions are one of the most important parts of the holiday season. Many people share similar family traditions, yet there are always a few tiny changes setting them apart from others. This could be as simple as one extra teaspoon of sugar in Grandma's pudding, playing a homemade game consisting of money jackpots to stir up mischief, or wearing particular clothes, like fuzzy socks, to dinner.
This past summer I went on a spontaneous camping trip with my father to Brevard, North Carolina. The quaint town sits just at the edge of a national park, and my dad had been excited to try out some of the new camping gear he had recently acquired.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
Hilton Lake Como recently unveiled a new winter culinary offering at its exclusive rooftop restaurant and bar, Terrazza 241. Executive chef Alessandro Ramella crafted the new menu to ensure each dish complemented the garden and 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and lake. The hotel first opened in 2018, continually drawing in visitors for its gorgeous scenery, fine dining and luxury accommodations.
For the 11th consecutive year, Global Traveler honors the best of the best in the industry, naming 2021's Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
It’s not an overstatement to say we’ve been through it all in the past 18 months as milestones, celebrations, and even hallmarks of our day-to-day lives were upended. But 2021 has certainly brought us a bit more due north with vaccine deployment, a return to in-person everything, countries around the world re-welcoming Americans and, more recently, with U.S. borders re-opening to vaccinated individuals from around the world. With all that good news, we chose the theme “Open the World” to celebrate the 2021 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, our 18th year honoring the best of the best in the world of travel.
Visitors to Paris are familiar with the Champs Elysées — the broad, tree-lined boulevard connecting the Place de la Concorde and Arc de Triomphe — and all the fashionable streets that lead from it, including Avenue George V. The flagship Louis Vuitton store and the red awning at Le Fouquets are the two gatekeepers to this stylish street, which boasts chic Hermes, Bulgari and Kenzo boutiques — and elegant hotels, including Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection hotel.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
Starting Dec. 25, ZIPAIR will launch highly anticipated, long-haul destination service to Los Angeles. The announcement of its non-stop service between Tokyo Narita International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport was made Nov. 12 at a conference in Tokyo, Japan.