Welcome to our North America issue! As we all know, this year has been topsy-turvy to say the very least. While our November issue wasn’t originally slated as our North America issue, there’s no denying domestic travel and travel within Mexico, the Caribbean and the continent is having a moment right now as people crave to get out, smartly and safely, and feel most comfortable dipping their toes back into the travel world a bit closer to home.
North America still leaves us with a lot of ground to cover, and as we brainstormed ideas for this issue, I quickly realized how vast the experiences across the continent are — it’s impossible to include everything. Did you find yourself seeking more travel inspiration across the United States this year?Was this the time you finally crossed that national park or last lingering state to visit off your list? If you haven’t yet and still need the motivation, keep reading.
This issue left me with a lot of feelings and inspiration. I feel confident airlines like United and Etihad are doing their parts to keep passengers safe. Turn to pages 21 and 24 for more from United and Etihad executives. Between our feature on dude ranches (page 38) and recently binge-watching Yellowstone, I’m more than ready to become a cowgirl. I feel an urge to discover San Miguel de Allende, on page 61, because I’ve been hearing and reading nothing but amazing things about the hidden gem in Mexico. I reminisced about past visits to see a good friend while writing Neighborhoods: Colorado Springs, on page 62. And I got super hungry “Eating Across America” with Katie Skrzek on page 70.
Where else are we headed? Relax at Maine’s White Barn Inn spa, indulge in healthy cuisine at Las Vegas’ True Food Kitchen at or cruise New England and Canada. Island hop in the Caribbean and visit Nashville, Seattle, Toronto, Austin and Anchorage. Discover the best North American ski destinations for the family or, on the other hand, uncover America’s undiscovered beaches.
Despite all the chaos this year and the oftentimes unending bad news, personally I celebrated a very happy moment in August. My new husband and I pulled off a pandemic wedding; it required shifting our plans and greatly limiting our guest list, but we chose to focus on what was important — being married — and proceed with a smaller but still perfect day. I’m sharing a glimpse from the wedding with my picture this month, and I hope you’re all still finding joy in special occasions and trips, even if they look a bit different. Join us next month when we celebrate the “greatest show on Earth” with the announcement of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, Wines on the Wing, The Trazees and the Wherever Awards!
There’s almost nothing like the magic of New York City during the holidays — and there’s almost nothing more quintessentially New York than the Empire State Building. Check both off your list at once this year in the Big Apple.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
I was staying in New York City with my daughter. We arrived at Penn Station, right across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania, at 9:30 a.m. — way too early to check in. But we had some luggage we didn’t want to carry around with us, so we stopped at the hotel to leave it.
Are you looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own refined adventure of a lifetime. You can custom order your new Volvo, tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
Hudayriyat Leisure and Entertainment District opened in Abu Dhabi in early November, offering a wide array of food and beverage outlets, facilities for sports and other entertainment offerings. In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions, visitors must pre-book the experiences available.
American Cruise Line successfully launched its American Melody riverboat last week at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland. The new boat is the fourth in American’s Modern Series and will set off on its inaugural Mississippi River cruise season in summer 2021.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
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.