Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden celebrates its 80th anniversary and the world-renowned gardens want you to enjoy them after the sun goes down. On Nov. 23, the inaugural edition of NightGarden opens, providing visitors with an immersive experience complete with talking trees, special effects, motion-sensing technology features, illuminated mazes, extravagant lighting displays and high-tech outdoor holograms created by Kilburn Live, a live events division of Kilburn Media.
The production of NightGarden involved a number of well-known artists, sculptors and designers, who transform 23 acres of the botanic gardens into a fantastical nighttime realm. Interactive landscapes include a magical fairyland with flying fairies and a dandelion field that grows before your eyes, plus plenty of other surprises. Visitors can engage the space with scavenger hunts and enjoy food and beverages provided by some of Miami’s most popular dining venues.
Perfect for a family holiday expedition, NightGarden will be on view through midnight Jan. 6, 2019. The experience will be open seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 6–10 p.m., and 6–11 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. in Miami.
For all its cosmopolitan trappings, Singapore remains, at heart, a tropical island. The city planners determinedly preserved gennery and the high groves of concrete and glass, and for a complete escape from urban bustle there still remain patches of the jungle and mangroves that covered the island when Sir Stamford Raffles first established a trading outpost here in 1819.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
In this era of 6,500-passenger mega-ships, any cruise vessel conveying fewer than a thousand voyagers is considered a small ship, including high-end luxury liners, deluxe expedition ships and the world’s riverboats. The focus on many small ships is the destination rather than the conveyance, the expert chat rather than the Broadway show, the watersport rather than the casino, the scenery and culture rather than the full-service spa and specialty restaurant. Passengers make a travel style choice, forgoing the options and pleasures of a resort-sized vessel for the deeper, more immersive experience of a yacht-scaled ship.
I arrived at Aloft Delray Beach pretty late in the evening after a COVID-friendly outdoor dinner reservation. However late it may have been, a lovely woman at the front desk greeted us as if she had been waiting for us all day. My sister and I walked around a bit before heading to our room, admiring the vibrant lobby decorated with neon signs and lights around a ready-to-play billiards table. On our way to the elevators we grabbed two water bottles from the lobby shop Re:Fuel, and the same woman from the front desk told us they were on her and we didn’t owe a thing.
Beginning May 15, fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the British Virgin Islands will be able to explore the destination after returning a negative arrival test result, allowing those with vaccines to forgo the four-day quarantine still required for arriving passengers that are not vaccinated.
Magdalena, a Maryland Bistro in The Ivy Hotel partnered with Uncle Nearest premium whiskey to create a Preakness-inspired cocktail ahead of this weekend’s event. The Laws and Lilies libation honors the contributions of Black jockeys in the early days of American horse racing. Emmanuel S. West, Jr., director of food & beverage, The Ivy Hotel, crafted the cocktail using Uncle Nearest’s 1856 Premium Whiskey.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., the company behind Global Traveler, Trazee Travel and WhereverFamily, announces the appointments of Amanda Jones and Maria Angeles as account executives.
After driving through the arts and entertainment district of Delray Beach, I was expecting the lively and vibrant energy to follow me to my doorstep at Crane’s Beach House that evening. I was pleasantly surprised when the spirited rumble of a night downtown halted right at the front gate. As I walked the pathway to the front office for check-in, I was welcomed by a quiet rustle of the greenery and flowers that guided my walk, strung with lights and colorful, tropical décor. At check-in I was provided with a complimentary parking pass; although I would only be there for one night, I much appreciated this unexpected perk. I received my room information, including a pass code that would open my door. Keyless entry was a nice touch.