As a pre-Halloween excursion, my husband and I recently took a daytrip to visit Sleepy Hollow, New York. Located in the state’s Hudson Valley, the quaint town is known as the setting for Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Sleepy Hollow is about a two-hour drive from our house, so it was the perfect destination for a fall daytrip. We drove up through New Jersey, enjoying the beautiful fall foliage along the way. Our first stop was Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The 90-acre cemetery is open to visitors, with limited guided tours at reduced capacity due to COVID-19. We opted to wander on our own. There are many famous interments at the cemetery, including Elizabeth Arden, Alice Brady, Walter Chrysler, Leona Helmsley and William Rockefeller. A particular draw during the Halloween season, Washington Irving is buried here. After doing a loop of the cemetery, we concluded our visit with a stop at Irving’s grave, where a visitor left a small pumpkin, no doubt a nod to his short story.
We then made our way to the adjacent town of Tarrytown. We walked through the local farmers market, a craft fair and browsed some of the shops and boutiques. After our day of wandering, we grabbed lunch at The Tapp. The bar and restaurant offers pub grub and a selection of local beers. I had fish and chips with a local cider, and my husband had a burger and local beer. It was a delicious meal with great service.
On our way home, we turned on a podcast about “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” It was a perfect way to end our trip.
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Mazatlán, Mexico, has long been an attractive home destination for Canadian and American retirees, but, in recent years, young, digital nomads have also discovered the charms of this coastal city, finding inexpensive accommodations, beautiful weather and plenty of bandwidth for working remotely. The laid-back beach scene definitely eases the transition of relocating to Mexico’s West Coast.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
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.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
Next summer, Denver, Colorado, becomes home to the country’s first carbon-positive hotel. The 13-story Populus features 265 modern guestrooms, a ground-floor restaurant, café, flexible meeting spaces, and signature rooftop restaurant and bar. Architecture is designed by Studio Gang, with interiors envisioned by Wildman Chalmers Design.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
Private jet charter service Jettly recently conducted an extensive study to find the most and least reliable U.S. airports in 2023. Analyzing the total number of delays, cancellations and diversions from more than 390 U.S. airports provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the results saw the least reliable airports span all corners of the country.