Hiking the Jorullo Bridge and Sierra Madre Occidental in Puerto Vallarta may not be the most popular tour, but it should be. The epic views of jungle foliage, challenging climbs and rewarding waterfall swims offer some picture-perfect adventure tourism.
The hike is a workout, but accessible. At an eight-kilometer loop (or nearly five miles), hikers begin with a trek across one of the highest and widest suspension bridges in Mexico (don’t be scared, it sustains the weight of several four-wheelers at a time with little movement) and some of the most motivating views a hike can offer. Take in the incredibly lush, green foliage of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains while zip lines whiz by in the distance.
Be sure to bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Wear a swimsuit under your hiking clothes and bring water shoes — there’s a swimming break under the waterfall.
Head up the mountain, learning about different indigenous trees and animals, and keep an eye out for roaming cows. Once you get to the waterfall, you’ll definitely have worked up enough of a sweat to want to jump in. Bask in the refreshing, rushing water and work up the nerve to get out, get dressed and hit the trail again; it’s just another 20–30 minutes back.
Cross the bridge to the finish and enjoy your hard-earned tequila tasting and guacamole before hitting the road for your next adventure — or shower. If hiking isn’t your thing, Canopy River has a lot more to offer.
United Airlines opened a Club lounge inside Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in November 2019. The lounge, near gate C7 in the airport’s new terminal, seats 95 guests and offers free WiFi, and ample power outlets and USB ports. COVID-19 may temporarily affect the lounge’s operating hours and procedures.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
At FXExpress Publications, Inc., we can’t wait to #ComeBacktoTravel, and we can’t wait for the travel industry and others to #ComeBacktoGT. Join us over the next several weeks as we entice you with photos from some of the places we’re most excited to visit. Take a visual journey through some of Sedona’s most breathtaking sights with us.
Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa opened in Madrid’s primary shopping district (temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but expected to open soon), adjacent to Parque del Oeste, giving first-time visitors to Madrid a perfect location for city exploration. The property offers more than 100 guestrooms, with two designs found throughout, both inspired by the natural greenery found in Parque del Oeste and reflecting the spring and fall seasons. In-room amenities include smart televisions and complimentary WiFi.
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.
As states allow visitors again and travel picks up, airlines are starting to prepare for an influx in passengers by increasing cleaning schedules, preparing aircraft for flight and even taking the temperatures of passengers before boarding the plane.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced a collaboration with John Hopkins Medicine International on its Lead With Care global health and safety program. John Hopkins Medicine experts will review and validate the Lead With Care program, which will then be implemented at Four Seasons properties around the world.
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.
Saint Lucia announced a phased plan to reopen island tourism responsibly, beginning June 4. Phase One includes welcoming international flights at Hewanorra International Airport from the United States only. In preparation, 1,500 hotel rooms are being prepared to open. The approach to reopening continues through July 31.