Heading to Austria? Arrive thirsty, and satisfy your taste buds with a stein of local beer. Salzburg residents have been raising their own glasses since Stiegl Bier opened the city’s first brewery in 1492. Beer culture is a thriving institution in this riverside city, with four breweries and a wide selection of beer gardens and vibrant pubs. Austria’s largest beer garden, the Augustiner Bräustübl, dates to the 17th century and boasts a large, lofty interior hall and seating for 1,400 people in its outdoor garden. Beer is tapped from wooden barrels and enjoyed with sausages, cured fish, peppery radishes and soft pretzels. From Aug. 28–30, the Augustiner Bräu Mülln festival combines great beer and food with lots of live music.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Alaska Airlines recently debuted its new Pixar-inspired, special-edition aircraft livery. On both sides of the Pixar-themed Boeing 737-800 aircraft, travelers spot recognizable faces from the Toy Story franchise, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie. Rex the Tyrannosaurus appears on the boarding door and the little green aliens show up on the aircraft’s winglets.
Chef Philip Guardione used to spend his days and nights on Manhattan’s Prince and Spring streets, where his popular restaurants Piccola Cucina Enoteca and Piccola Cucina Osteria attract locals and tourists who love his Sicilian-inspired cuisine as well as the street scene in the vibrant SoHo neighborhood.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
The New InterContinental San Juan is officially reopening next month. The opening marks the completion of the property’s first major renovation in more than 20 years.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
FOR THOSE OF US PASSIONATE about wellness pursuits and who feel most at peace close to the sea, there’s nothing quite like the synergy offered by a floating spa integrated into the setting of a luxurious cruise ship. I’m sailing through the Mediterranean from Rome to Barcelona, discovering along the way that the Crystal Life Spa & Beauty Salon on board the Crystal Serenity provides not only the element of high-end indulgence but also the cruise line’s signature commitment to attention and service.