Your team at Global Traveler is heading westward to attend our second annual Globility Board meeting; subscribers will gather at The Westin La Paloma for two days of meetings and a little time off to enjoy the resort’s amenities. I will be hitting the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course — the Hill, Canyon and Ridge courses (three nines) that make up this fantastic golfing experience. Other GT staffers will review the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. When you go to Tucson, you can be sure that business is a pleasure.
Immediately after the meeting, I will head to Santa Monica to present the Leisure Travel Awards at the beautiful Hotel Shangri-La, which just completed a $30 million renovation. The property is a landmark in the Streamline Moderne style of the Art Deco period. GT staff and guests will congregate on the rooftop of the property overlooking the Pacific Ocean while we award the best in leisure travel.
Prior to my trip out West, I will take my annual diversion south to Myrtle Beach to tee it up at the Legends Heathland, Parkland and Moorland courses, as well as at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club and The Dunes Club.
I am sure we will find a few extra courses to play, many of which will grace the pages of GT’s Golf column in coming months. With the weather we have had here this winter, the “wrenches” are a bit more rusty than normal. I am sure you will be looking forward to my escapades on these beloved golf trips!
Looks like I am domestically bound for the next several months, but rest assured there are trips to Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Canada and a host of other global destinations coming up for the GT team.
Experience the best of Italy with the new 10-day City and Coast Getaway. Travelers begin their trip with a luxury stay at Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese before moving onto Abruzzo’s Castello Di Semivicoli.
ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.
National Rum Day is right around the corner on Aug.16, meaning it’s time to start planning your celebration. Sandals Resorts, the all-inclusive Caribbean resort company, shares recipes from mixologists, allowing rum fans to celebrate as if they are staying on property.
Until Aug. 21, catch the museum premier of Bonnie Lautenberg: Art Meets Hollywood at Boca Raton Museum of Art. After learning one of the large-scale red paintings created by artist Lucio Fontana was the result of his viewing of the 1964 film Red Desert (directed by Michelangelo Antonioni), Lautenberg set out to discover other instances where filmmakers and artists knowingly — or perhaps unknowingly — had an effect on one another’s work.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Vacations providing travelers with opportunities to improve their mental and physical wellbeing continues to rise in demand as more and more hotels and resorts create offerings centered around wellbeing. ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, a resort boasting programming paying homage to Hawai’i’s rich culture and heritage, recently debuted a variety of new offerings focused on cultural experiences and holistic wellness.
Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Summerlin, Las Vegas, recently announced plans to completely transform its dining space, entertainment offerings and gaming experiences with new additions. Currently underway, new concepts like the famed Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam and the new Greek restaurant Naxos Taverna will soon join the resort.
When American travelers make plans to visit Portugal, Lisbon is usually their first stop.
Scenic Group launched its Second Guest Sail Free offer on a variety of ocean and river cruises on both the Scenic and Emerald Cruises lines. This new offer applies to all Europe and Asia river cruise departures through June 30, 2023.