The Aix-Marseille Provence in southeastern France is a desirable destination year-round, but there is something special about the region in spring. Visit the Mucem’s three locations, where collections explore Mediterranean civilizations. In the district of le Panier, the narrow brick streets lead to designer boutiques, artist’s studios and cafés with views of the Mediterranean Sea.
In le Panier, village walls are decorated with murals and street art, and a number of noteworthy spots invite exploration. Among these are Place de Lenche; Maison Diamantée (Diamond House) with its paneled staircases and façade of pointy, diamond-shaped stones; the 18th-century Daviel Pavillon, once the location of a public guillotine; and the tower of the 11th-century Accoules church, rebuilt during the 13th century and housing a bell once used to summon the local town council to session.
Book a stay at the magnificent InterContinental Marseille Hotel-Dieu, a classified historic monument providing stunning views of the city. Along with a spacious spa, the property offers upscale luxury accommodations and multiple gourmet dining venues, including Alcyone and Brasserie Les Fenêtres.
While in Marseille, purchase some of the region’s famous moisturizing Marseille soap, completely free from artificial coloring, perfumes and additives. The soap-city connection is nearly 700 years old — production reached almost 20,000 annual tons by 1660, with seven factories churning out blocks of the rich soap barely able to meet customers’ demands. Today, three soap factories continue to operate in the area.
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Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Black Friday Sale promotion and take advantage of Reduced Fares*, up to $600 Onboard Credit^ per stateroom, and a 50% Reduced Deposit‡. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
The waters surrounding Greece offer a treasure trove of islands filled with natural beauty, cultural significance and a special blend of adventure and relaxation. Whether in Greece for business on the mainland or attending an event on a distant island, there are plenty of ways to experience the Greek Islands.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
I sat in spellbound reverence, fixed to my rickety wooden chair in a Peruvian Amazon rain forest village. A local shaman welcomed our small group from the riverboat Zephyr to teach us about medicinal plants from the jungle. Then, blowing tobacco smoke from his cupped hands, he framed my body with a smoke shield as he blew it around my face and over my shoulders, all the while chanting his blessing from the forest.