A popular destination year-round for water sports, dolphin viewing and banana boat rides, Guam has plenty of activity choices that don’t involve a beach. At Latte Stone Park, you can see the ancient stone pillars that once supported the homes of the native Chamorro peoples. Located in Hagåtña, the park is part of the Heritage Walking Trail with a series of well-marked cultural and historic sites along its length. Other notable historic locations include the Gef Pa’go Chamorro Cultural Village, where visitors can stroll among hut structures to peruse traditional weaving, salt making, coconut husking and rope making activities and chat with the crafters and artisans, many of whom are elders of the Chamorro people. Scenic locations connected to the island’s history include Fort Soledad in the south, a spot many credit to Magellan’s first landing in 1521; Taleyfak Bridge in Agat, also known as the Old Spanish Bridge, which marks a section of Guam’s old El Camino Trail; Fort Santa Agueda with gorgeous views of Northern Guam; the Plaza de España; and the Guam Museum in Hagåtña. Time your visit to include a Wednesday, and you can enjoy the Wednesday Night Market at the Y SengSong Chamorro Village in Hagåtña. Along with art, crafts, shopping and plenty of local food, there’s also live entertainment and music. Other pastimes that will keep you dry include a round on one of Guam’s seven golf courses, designed by top names including Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus and including luxury clubhouses with dining and full golf amenities.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.
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