If you’ve overlooked New Mexico as a destination for wine and food, it’s high time to reconsider. The state’s Mesilla Valley has produced wine grapes for more than 400 years, and today’s travelers can enjoy plenty of ways to explore the nuances of the area’s variety of delectable offerings.
“Visitors from across the globe travel to Las Cruces for the unparalleled flavors found in Southern New Mexico,” said Rochelle Miller-Hernandez, director, Visit Las Cruces. “Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a foodie, or a gardener looking to grow your own Chile, there are plenty of ways to immerse yourself in our agricultural wealth.”
Begin your journey at New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum for an overview of farming and food production through interactive exhibits and artwork documenting Las Cruces’ part in the state’s cattle industry, women’s vital role in agriculture, and the 4,000-year-old legacy of local agricultural practices. Explore the Chile Pepper Institute Teaching Garden, located at New Mexico State University, where more than 150 kinds of peppers are grown each year.
Make an appointment for a tour of La Viña Winery — the oldest winery in the state — and plan time for a visit and tasting at D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, where visitors can sample award-winning wines and tasty dishes served in the bistro.
The dedicated Las Cruces Wine Trail showcases these wineries and others, including Fort Selden Winery, Amaro Winery, Luna Rossa Winery & Pizzeria, NM Vintage Wines, Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery and Sombra Antigua Vineyard and Winery. A printable map of the wine route is available here.
Think of Tokyo and your mind may wander to the neon signs and bustling crowds of Shibuya and Shinjuku, or the tranquility of the Meiji Jingu shrine, but this huge city offers much to those who explore away from the main tourist areas.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.