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.
IN A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PARTNERSHIP, Singapore Airlines and AeroFarms, the leader in indoor vertical farming, launched a Farm-to-Plane initiative to bring the world’s freshest inflight produce to Singapore flights from Newark International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
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.
FOUNDED IN 1534, QUITO sits at almost 10,000 feet, making it the second-highest capital city in the world. Located just 14 miles south of the equator, the city enjoys a spring-like climate year-round, from the cool 50s at night to the low 80s during the day. With a consistent 12 hours of daylight, Quito is, literally, one of the greenest cities in the world.
THE LABELS ON SOME OF TODAY’S wine bottles sport a relatively new vocabulary, one that explains how the grapes were grown and made into wine. They include such terms as sustainable, organic and biodynamic, among others, and they warrant some explanation. Were the grapes grown by sustainable farming? Were they sprayed with organic fertilizers? Is the wine biodynamic? A number of the terms are new to many consumers. Some are controlled by the U.S. government; others are not. For simple definitions of this relatively new vocabulary, consider the following.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
For the next several weeks, we are compiling the thoughts and experiences of our staff, writers and readers about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a travel publication, we’ve all been affected during these difficult times, as have many of our clients, friends, partners and more.
Marriott International recently opened its first Aloft property in Bali. Aloft Bali Seminyak is an urban-inspired, new-build hotel created with music lovers and tech-savvy travelers in mind.
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.
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