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.
My husband and I enjoyed outdoor dining with another couple at Suraya in Philadelphia. The Lebanese restaurant makes frequent appearances on many local and national Best Of lists, including being named Best Restaurant in Philadelphia by Philadelphia magazine.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Members of TAP Air Portugal’s TAP Miles&Go loyalty program now have new benefits with Miles4Extras. Mileage points can be used to purchase upgrades, extra baggage or sports equipment; access lounges; or FastTrack services. Customers who travel less frequently or haven’t accumulated enough miles to book flights are also able to choose benefits tailored to their miles.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
Custom order your Volvo through the Overseas Delivery Program and receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and a personalized delivery at the Volvo Factory Delivery Experience in Gothenburg, Sweden. Your experience begins in Sweden with insurance and registration included, enabling you to drive your new Volvo throughout Scandinavia and Europe. Create the adventure of a lifetime with the program named Best Overseas Delivery four years running, and return home with the ultimate souvenir.
The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.
Delta Air Lines recently finalized a partnership with Viasat and took steps to introduce a Delta-developed WiFi access portal to enhance how travelers interact with WiFi. Adding Viasat’s next-generation satellite technology, Ka-Band, will allow the airline to modernize the connection. The new technology is expected onboard in summer 2021 for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft. The Ka-Band, satellite-powered technology includes faster, more consistent connections and an ability to stream all types of entertainment and content to any internet-ready device, gate to gate.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Curaçao began 2021 on a high note, announcing on Jan. 1 that prior border restrictions have been lifted. U.S. residents from every state will be allowed entry and the 14-day quarantine is lifted as long as visitors adhere to all entry protocols. Every state will be classified as “medium risk” by Curaçao Tourist Board, the Ministry of Public Health, the Environment & Nature and the Ministry of Economic Development.