As one of Mexico’s largest cities, it’s no surprise Guadalajara is one of the nation’s most progressive when it comes to LGBTQ+ life. That also makes it a great place for LGBTQ+ travelers to explore.
After a pandemic-era hiatus, Guadalajara’s vibrant nightlife scene is getting back into gear, with a variety of bars and clubs catering to different tastes. Among the more upscale places to dance is Envy, located in the chic Americana neighborhood, while California’s and Caudillos both attract a loyal and diverse following downtown. And every June the city takes on rainbow hues during Guadalajara Pride, the annual LGBTQ+ pride celebration.
Founded in 1542, Guadalajara is a hub for history and culture. The city’s legendary landmarks include Guadalajara Cathedral, dating to 1588; Degollado Theater, built in the 19th century; and Hospicio Cabañas, a 19th-century former hospice and current UNESCO World Heritage site known for its spectacular architecture as well as its gigantic murals by artist José Clemente Orozco. Travelers looking to experience more of the local culture might attend a mariachi concert (mariachi was born here, in the state of Jalisco) or a colorful lucha libre wrestling event.
A side trip to the town of Tequila is a must for anyone who’s a fan of its eponymous spirit. Getting there can be part of the fun when you take the José Cuervo Express, a train ride that includes tastings and music as well as a guided tequila distillery tour. Hotel Solar de las Animas, a member of Relais & Châteaux, proves one of the best luxury hotel options for overnight stays.
Visitors will find a variety of stylish and welcoming accommodation options throughout Guadalajara. Among the most interesting are Hotel Demetria, a trendy boutique property in the Americana district, and Quinta Real Guadalajara, bringing upscale hacienda style to the heart of the city. Additional luxury hotels include Hilton Guadalajara Midtown, located in the upscale Midtown shopping and commercial district, and Hyatt Regency Andares Guadalajara, near some of the city’s most luxurious shopping. Guadalajara offers activities and accommodations for every type of traveler.
There may not be snow in Los Angeles this season, but Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is certainly full of the holiday spirit, with Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s events happening in the hotel’s gorgeous event spaces.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
Everyone loves a good Christmas tree, but these iconic hotels around the world take it one step further with designer-styled trees illuminating lobbies and public spaces, wowing all who enter. From Lela Rose to Louis Vuitton, don’t miss these ultra-luxury trees redefining tree decorating as we know it.
In addition to intimate settings, smaller staff-to-passenger ratios, and personalized food and beverage options, river cruises have the advantage of providing a deeper dive into a region’s culture, food and history. The Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe and the Mississippi River and St. Lawrence in North America have much to offer travelers with their itineraries, tying together beloved cities and lesser-known destinations along their routes.
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.
With the holidays right around the corner, travelers are preparing for holiday travels. For those looking for a last-minute getaway filled with holiday cheer, consider Croatia. With a variety of winter activities perfect for travelers and locals alike, the Christmas countdown in Croatia is in full swing. Leading up to Christmas, Advent in Croatia makes it even more worth your while to visit the country with free winter incentives. If you plan on visiting Croatia, here are five cities going all out for the holiday season: