Grand Isle Resort on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas offers a little bit of heaven on earth. Lounge on the beach or check out more active pursuits: fishing in crystal-clear water, birding in the mangrove swamps, or a boat excursion to unique Major’s Spot Cay, where drifts of resident pigs swim out to greet arriving craft. Have a treat on hand — feeding the swimming pigs is a local tradition.
Grand Isle Resort’s Elemis-based SeaStar Spa makes the sea its focus. Thalassotherapy and marine-based healing therapies include the SeaStar Lava Shell massage, a soothing pressure point massage with smooth shells; the smoothing Island Lime & Ginger Salt Glow exfoliation ritual, with full-body brushing and an application of Elemis Island Lime oil; and Exuma Beauty, a comprehensive massage that’s a blend of deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, acupressure and aromatherapy.
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Ryanair will soon start its first round-trip Georgia flights. The flights, which start this November, will connect the capital Tbilisi (TBS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) four times weekly and the western city of Kutaisi (KUT) to Bologna (BLQ) and Marseille (MRS), both twice weekly. Then, in April, Ryanair will add twice weekly flights between Tbilisi and Cologne (CGN).
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.