FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Ready to Explore: A Welcome from the Editor

by Kimberly Inlander

Nov 16, 2022
November 2022

How have we arrived at our November issue already? While it is an oft-used phrase, time really does fly! And at least to me, 2022 has felt exceptionally fast. With the end of the year rapidly approaching,
my travel has certainly picked back up, and I couldn’t be happier. In October I returned to Chicago, the last destination I visited before the pandemic halted travel, with Francis X. Gallagher and Haley Fogarty for an exclusive event we hosted with United Airlines and The Peninsula Chicago. Then I overnighted in New York City to check out the newest ship from Celebrity Cruises, Celebrity Beyond. As you read this, I’m likely on board Viking Fjorgyn, one of Viking’s newest longships, plying the River Seine roundtrip from Paris, making stops in Normandy. And next month we’re all off to Los Angeles to celebrate the 19th GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Where are your travels taking you to cap off 2022?


As always, each issue also allows me to reminisce on past travels. In this issue, we recap the fabulous event we had this past summer in New York City to celebrate the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and Wherever Awards winners. Check out the fun on page 38. And writing my Spas article on Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York, took me back to the anniversary road trip my husband and I took in August.


Let’s journey together in this issue. We’re visiting Yerevan, Armenia; Mexico City; Victoria Falls; Doha, Qatar (just in time for the FIFA World Cup); the Greek Isles; the Florida Keys; Las Vegas; Riga, Latvia; Charleston, South Carolina; Portugal; and Queenstown, New Zealand. With the World Cup captivating the globe’s attention this month, we also take a look at other soccer (or fútbol) events around the globe. Next month, join us as we announce the 2022 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the Airline of the Year, the Hotel of the Year and our Outstanding Diversity in Travel awards.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


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Jun 2, 2023

Diego Rivera’s America Presents the Most In-Depth Look at Artist’s Work in More than 20 Years

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, located in Bentonville, Arkansas, presents Diego Rivera’s America, the first major exhibition focused solely on the Mexican artist in more than 20 years, on view until July 31. Crystal Bridges is the second and final stop for the exhibition, the only remaining opportunity for visitors to experience Rivera's expansive vision of America.

Fill Your Heart with Ireland

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?

Jun 2, 2023

San Antonio, Texas, Preserves Architectural Beauty for Future Generations

In San Antonio, Texas, old buildings are seldom destroyed. When they fall into disrepair, they are instead repurposed and restored to maintain the city’s history and traditions for future generations to appreciate. Whether it’s a former brewery or bank transforming into a chic hotel or a candy factory evolving into stylish lofts, this Texas city embraces both history and sustainability.

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Here’s How to Arrive in Style to the World’s Most Unforgettable Hotels

Make a grand entrance to these equally grand hotels: 

Portuguese Pleasures

Europe is more fun with a Portugal Stopover.

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There’s more to travel than just getting there.

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Pick These Resorts and Destinations for a Day of Self Care on Global Wellness Day

Celebrate Global Wellness Day on June 10 with a visit to one of these resorts or destinations.

Put Yourself First in Arizona

Putting yourself first has never been easier.

eFlyer Reviews
May 31, 2023

Homer and Janet by Homer Review

The Marais District, covering swaths of Paris’ 3rd and 4th arrondissments, has a distinctively gritty glamour that reveals it to be one of the city’s great incubators for new French food, fashion and lifestyle trends. It is here Moïse Sfez took on the challenge of creating street food establishments Homer in 2017 and Janet by Homer in 2022, doing it in such a way they both transcend the novelty of being regional American comfort food offered at stylized lunch counters matching up with New England lobster shacks and New York delis. Overwhelming local response and Sfez winning the 2018 Lobster Roll World’s Championship title in Portland, Maine, solidified him as a Paris restaurateur and one of France’s hottest culinary stars.