Visitors with a little extra time can wallow in all things Charlie Chaplin at the new Chaplin’s World interactive museum in Vevey, about 10 miles away along the lakeshore from Lausanne, Switzerland. The attraction, located on the grounds of the actor’s last home, features acres of gardens, Chaplin’s house and the museum. Re-created film sets, sound and light shows and vintage posters are just a few of the features of Chaplin’s World, where even kids who don’t know his work will emerge lifelong fans.
Plan to spend at least three hours, and if you have a car, consider driving around Vevey, where the city’s love affair with Chaplin continues with giant frescos adorning the exterior of office buildings and even a hotel — The Modern Times — devoted to him.
In Vevey, you can also learn about the history of food at the newly reopened Alimentarium. The interactive exhibits are interesting in and of themselves, but are likely to be upstaged by the spectacle of a giant fork, known as Ze Fork, emerging from the lake in front of the museum. Continuing on the food theme, families of all ages can sample chocolate at Nest, a new factory/museum dedicated to Henri Nestlé, said to have invented milk chocolate here.
Nobu Barbuda is underway in the Caribbean, the newest installation to the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The Nobu restaurant, all conceived by actor Robert DeNiro, debuted in 2021, and Nobu Barbuda’s first beach club opened this year.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Aimbridge Hospitality announced it will open two brand-new resorts at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, are expected to open in fall 2022. The new properties are part of a $350 million rebuild project on Frenchman’s Reef.
Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.
Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.
ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.
Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.