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Sep 15, 2019

Doylestown Arts Festival

This past weekend my boyfriend, a couple of friends and I took advantage of the lovely weather by attending Doylestown’s 28th Annual Arts Festival. More than 160 juried artists, live music, local food vendors, live art and interactive demonstrations make this two-day festival a highly anticipated one in Bucks County.

Sep 14, 2019

Harvest Season

Back in August, three generations of my family visited a local U-pick orchard to harvest peaches for canning. At that time of year, aptly named Sugarplum Acres hosts a swarm of pickers among its rows of heavily laden trees, the fruit so low and dense on the limbs one needn't move or climb a ladder to fill a bucket or box.

Sep 13, 2019

Travel Superstitions

Happy Friday the 13th! Are you superstitious? I’m departing today for Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate a good friend’s bachelorette party, and I found myself trying to remember if I’ve ever traveled before on Friday the 13th. I likely have, but I cannot recall. Then I started wondering about travel superstitions around the globe, which led me to this article and many others.

Sep 12, 2019

Dinner at Mercato

Over the weekend, my husband and I had dinner with another couple at Mercato in Philadelphia. We arrived ahead of our reservation; but since it was such a beautiful night, we decided to wait a little longer for a table outside.

Sep 11, 2019

Bespoke Tour Operators

The buzz word this summer was overtourism — article upon article and social posts bemoaned the crowds in Rome, Paris and even Ireland, leaving us frequent travelers on a quest to find a unique experience away from the crowds. Exploring new cities in the shoulder seasons (October–November, February–April) is the easiest advice. I have seen a growing trend among our readers to turn to bespoke tour operators to find their next trip.

Sep 10, 2019

The Power of Suggestion – The Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

I’m a frequent traveler. Whether it is for business or pleasure, it’s a constant string of flights, hotels, restaurants and transportation services in various countries and cities. When traveling and visiting cities I am often asking locals or authorities on the service or product what their suggestions may be for a successful trip. I find that being a frequent traveler and working at Global Traveler, I, too, am asked questions regarding hotel brand preferences, transportation dos and don’ts and favorite hot spots to wine and dine. The responsibility and power that comes with suggestion in all things should not be taken lightly by businesses or by those providing or receiving the knowledge.

Sep 9, 2019

Functional and Fanciful

In our travels around the state this summer, I got to see a few of my favorite Connecticut bridges.

Sep 8, 2019

Weekend Getaway

A couple weeks ago, my friends and I planned a last-minute, much-needed weekend trip up to the mountains. My friend Kelly has a house on Lake Hauto, located right outside of Jim Thorpe. Kelly and I drove up Friday night, and our friends Taylor and Lexi came Saturday morning.

Sep 7, 2019

The Fonz Is Still the Coolest

When I was growing up, Arthur Fonzarelli was one of the most popular characters on television. A couple weeks ago, I had the chance to meet his alter ego, Henry Winkler, who was in town at Wizard World to promote his latest project.

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Sep 15, 2019

Hotel Barrio Alto Opens in Former Lisbon Palace

Two years ago, an 18th-century palace in the center of Lisbon closed for construction — the building is ready to re-open as a luxury boutique hotel.

To New Heights

United Airlines announces a number of new routes.

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Sep 15, 2019

Cunard Launches Exclusive Musical

Cunard premiered the musical Top Hat aboard Queen Victoria last week. Next week, the musical premieres aboard Queen Elizabeth. The musical is slated to appear exclusively on Cunard ships for the next four years.

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Sep 15, 2019

Lufthansa Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Program

Lufthansa is starting an innovative new carbon offset program, Compensaid, which will allow customers to purchase CO2 neutral aviation fuels. The platform allows customers to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel.

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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Sep 15, 2019

Shop New Desert-Inspired Capsule Collection From The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection again teamed with artist Sofía Sanchez de Beta to unveil an exclusive capsule collection, this time with 54 pieces inspired by the Arabian Desert and Emirati culture. The ready-to-wear line includes an array of separates created with Dubai’s climate in mind, such as lightweight blouses and tunics, flowing jumpsuits, long skirts and dresses.

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Sep 14, 2019

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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

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Sep 13, 2019

Google Expands Price Comparison Tool

Google announced last month it added additional features to its price comparison tool. The tool helps users plan trips and compare rates. The new features include one that shows whether the price of a planned flight plus accommodations is low, average or high.

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Sep 13, 2019

Singapore Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service Between Singapore, Seattle

Singapore Airlines launched its non-stop service between Singapore (SIN) and Seattle (SEA), Sept. 3. Seattle is Singapore Airlines’ fourth U.S. destination following Los Angeles (LAX), New York (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) to receive non-stop service to and from Singapore.