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.
Friday night Kelly and I relaxed, much-needed for me after a stressful week of running a day camp.
By the time Saturday rolled around, I was well-relaxed and ready for a day of fun. We had a day on the boat planned. Once we were all ready, we headed to the lake. We loaded our snacks and drinks on the boat and set sail.
We used a two-person tube attached to the boat for some extra fun. Kelly and I braced ourselves for a wild ride as the driver whipped us around. Neither of us could stop laughing. There was just something about being bounced around that made us non-stop laugh. Once we got to the turns, though, we became serious so we could hold on for our lives to make sure we didn’t get thrown off. All in all, it was a fun ride.
After we all got a turn on the tube, we anchored the boat so we could have lunch, relax and swim. We had a nice day on the lake.
Later that night we went back to the lake beach to enjoy drinks and some live music. A couple weekends out of the summer the lake club hires a band to play on the beach. Although the bands are normally pretty good, we did not enjoy this one, but it was still nice to spend time together.
I had a lot of fun that weekend and am glad we were able to get away. Sometimes it’s hard for us all to spend quality time in the summer because there is always stuff going on, but we made it work.
— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator
In May this year, Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage. In celebration, Taipei’s annual Pride Parade was especially festive, with 170,000–250,000 people in attendance — a record number for what was already the biggest pride parade in Asia.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open a new hotel and private residences in New Orleans in late 2020. The first Four Seasons property in New Orleans is slated to open inside the World Trade Center, adjacent to Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. The World Trade Center is currently undergoing renovations, with plans including a new podium and public spaces. The hotel plans feature four food and beverage outlets, retail space, a spa, rooftop pool and meeting and event spaces.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 opened as the second InterContinental property in Yokohama earlier this fall. The property, with its 173 guestrooms and suites, provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hubbub of the city with views of the waterfront.
American Airlines now provides a passport-scanning feature on its mobile app. American Airlines is the first airline to offer a service of this kind. The passport chip-scanning feature transmits passport information to the airline, so passengers do not need a customer service agent to recheck their passports when arriving at the airport for international flights.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.