As 2020 comes to a close — finally — many people look ahead to 2021 travel. If you’re interested in the private travel trend, considering adding one of these experiences to your 2021 travel plans.
Turtle tagging at Oil Nut Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Oil Nut Bay in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, offers guests an up-close experience with local wildlife. Explore the dazzling reefs on a turtle tagging boat adventure. Swim alongside an on-board researcher to safely catch, measure, tag and release turtles. Nightly villa rates start at $550.
Floatplane fishing, Ketchikan, Alaska
Salmon Falls Resort opens its doors earlier than normal for its off-the-grid adventures. The floatplane fishing adventure brings guests on a scenic, chartered flight to a remote spot for a guided fishing experience. The floatplane adventure costs $1,500 for two people.
Touring U.S. national parks by private charter plane
Private jet tour operator TCS World Travel introduced a winter U.S. national parks itinerary. The customized private charter plane experience accommodates groups of 4–12 people. Tour experiences include private wolf-tracking in Yellowstone National Park and private snowshoeing in Grand Teton National Park.
Bespoke stargazing, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Hotel Jackson, minutes from Grand Teton National Park, partners with Wyoming Stargazing on a stargazing experience for two. Guests take a private shuttle to the national park at sunset and enjoy a picnic basket filled with goodies, including hot chocolate, cocktails and a warm beanie. The offer starts at $759 for two people.
Skijöring, St. Moritz, Switzerland
The legendary Badrutt’s Palace is the perfect spot for a Swiss Alps getaway. Dubbed “winter’s wildest sport,” book a skijöring experience, starting at $260 for two people. Skijöring involves someone on skis being pulled by a horse.
Maíz and Mezcal experience, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Grand Solmar Land’s End in Playa Solmar offers guests a Maíz and Mezcal experience. Learn the history of mezcal and take part in a hands-on, tortilla-making lesson. The experience costs $200 per couple.
Beachside lobster ceilidh, Inverness, Nova Scotia
Cabot Cape Breton invites guests to experience a traditional Scottish and Irish social gathering, a ceilidh. Resort guests gather around a bonfire and enjoy a feast of freshly caught Nova Scotia seafood, while listening to live authentic Gaelic folk music. The experience starts at $350 per person.
Think of Tokyo and your mind may wander to the neon signs and bustling crowds of Shibuya and Shinjuku, or the tranquility of the Meiji Jingu shrine, but this huge city offers much to those who explore away from the main tourist areas.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Exclusive Sailing with Global Traveler
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
As a peripatetic traveler, I am always trying to balance the pleasures of dining well with a life-long challenge to control my weight. It’s not always easy, because I consider tasting typical, authentic regional dishes among the highlights of most journeys, and those foods are rarely known for “healthful” rankings! So, I started staying at spas way back in the 1980s — before they were ubiquitous — because meals were assured to be pure, clean and wholesome.
Flying to the paradise of Turks & Caicos has never been easier thanks to many new, non-stop flights across three airlines to the destination. Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways all announced new flights, allowing travelers to visit this dreamy destination.