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.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts plans to open a new hotel and private residences in New Orleans in late 2020. The first Four Seasons property in New Orleans is slated to open inside the World Trade Center, adjacent to Ernest N. Memorial Convention Center. The World Trade Center is currently undergoing renovations, with plans including a new podium and public spaces. The hotel plans feature four food and beverage outlets, retail space, a spa, rooftop pool and meeting and event spaces.
Looking for a truly unique travel experience and considering a new vehicle? The Volvo Overseas Delivery Program is the perfect solution to create your own adventure of a lifetime. Volvo allows you to custom order your new automobile tailored to fit your needs and desires. They will fly you to Sweden to pick up your Volvo so you can drive and explore Scandinavia and Europe on your terms for up to two weeks.
InterContinental Yokohama Pier 8 opened as the second InterContinental property in Yokohama earlier this fall. The property, with its 173 guestrooms and suites, provides a relaxing atmosphere away from the hubbub of the city with views of the waterfront.
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.
Set in the Coachella Valley, Renaissance Indian Wells recently reopened as Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells. With a new name, the property unveils a new look and guest experience. All 560 guestrooms and 103 suites were completely redone, as were the public spaces, lobby, fitness center, pools, food and beverage offerings and event spaces.
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.
ONE BEAUTIFUL DAY in Massachusetts during the fall of 1924, Arthur Tauck, Sr. had the idea to offer his first guided tour. Both an entrepreneur and a well-traveled salesman, Tauck was enjoying his lunch at a restaurant overlooking the treetops and was overtaken not only by the beauty of the fall foliage but by the fact the other patrons in the restaurant were all traveling salesmen.