Lexus elevates the great American road trip with its first-ever Retreats in Motion program. Five-day, four-night driving retreats allow guests to take a restorative drive in a new 2021 Lexus IS between two of the brand’s luxury hotel partners, with self-care activities along the way.
Guests partaking in the Retreats in Motion program have been hand-picked and include Cavallo Point Lodge to Post Ranch Inn; Bardessono Hotel & Spa to Pebble Beach Resorts; and Terranea Resort to Post Ranch Inn. Guests spend two nights at each resort, with an average three-hour drive between each property. This spring, East Coast drivers can participate in the program from XV Beacon to Chatham Bars Inn.
Lexus partnered with mindbodygreen on the program, creating custom content with wellness experts for each retreat. Highlights include podcasts, a guided walking meditation and an immersive in-car sound bath. The customized route between properties also feature suggested stops and wellness activities.
Guests are responsible for registration costs and travel expenses, with fees starting at $2,700 for two guests. The Retreats in Motion offer includes a five-day, four-night stay at the properties; loan of a new 2021 Lexus IS vehicle; access to curated wellness content; and a complimentary welcome wellness kit.
It’s entirely possible France’s most noteworthy eateries define the term “destination restaurant.” Examples of how some of the more enduring Paris restaurants have approached this is compelling. While hot spots like Le Drugstore changed with the times and tastes of clientele, others, like Café de la Paix, steadfastly stay true to the roots and recipes that have delighted guests for generations.
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s staying power is rooted in the way it delivers continuity and consistency for long-time loyalists of the Grand Velas brand and anybody else seeking a luxury, all-inclusive experience. One of Grand Velas’s hallmarks is its activities, amenities and restaurants across its three buildings can be enjoyed by all guests, enabling them to do the destination their way. This is particularly important when groups have different ideas of how they want to spend their vacation time.
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.
In 2025, Riviera River Cruises will launch two ships with sailing itineraries on Europe’s Danube and Douro rivers. Riviera Radiance will sail the Danube and offer six itineraries, including one exclusively for solo travelers, and three holiday itineraries. Riviera Rose will be based on the Douro River and sail one itinerary.
JetBlue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines are some of the airlines now charging passengers more to check bags at the airport than to purchase the service online in advance. In an effort to cover higher costs, more airlines increased baggage fees in 2024.
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Condor Airlines recently introduced Condor Cards, a membership program that allows frequent Condor passengers to receive additional benefits. The two card options include World Activity Card, tailored to the needs of sports enthusiasts, and World Family Card, offering benefits for families or friends traveling together on vacation.