For New York residents Pauline and Chris Walsh, 13 consecutive years of vacationing on the northwest coast of Puerto Rico means forging new friendships not only with other vacationers but also with local residents, including starting an annual softball tournament between Chris’ Staten Island softball league and softball teams in the town of Isabela.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Kerala proves a perfect place to recover from the frenzy of Mumbai, India’s financial and movie capital. This coconut palm-choked tropical state on India’s southwest tip — whose name means “land of coconuts” — brims with backwaters, misty mountains, tea and spice plantations, golden-sand beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and rice paddies. That’s not all: Authentic traditions like Kathakali dance, Theyyam trance rituals, Ayurveda and some of India’s most colorful festivals abound in a fascinating amalgam of varied cultures.