As usual, a great deal is going on at Global Traveler. We just enjoyed the most successful Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Red & White Ball in the history of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, during which LLS honored Global Traveler for its fundraising efforts. We owe that success to our airline and hotel clients who donate tickets and accommodations to our annual silent auction to benefit LLS, as well as our readers who go online to bid. In May, our 13th Wines on the Wing International First Class and Business Class Airline Wine Competition will take place at the INNSIDE New York NoMad located on West 27th Street. This new hotel just steps away from the Empire State Building graciously offered to host the May 10 event, which features a professional blind tasting and judging followed by a reception. We’re also gearing up for our Leisure Lifestyle Awards, to be held May 19 at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. This event now boasts more than 40 award winners specializing in luxury leisure travel and goods. We will also present four Special Achievement Awards ranging from social responsibility to environmental achievements. It promises to be a fun-filled, exciting evening under the stars on the Sofitel’s pool deck. After the awards, I’m heading to Myrtle Beach for my annual golf “tune-up” trip. I’ll play some eight rounds of golf over the course of four days, leaving little time to do anything else but sleep. I hope to return with some golf reports for GT. Next up? Our annual Global Traveler conference, this year in Prince William & Manassas, Va. We will discuss the coming year’s business while taking in this beautiful and historic area of the United States. I’ve scheduled a round of golf at the Potomac Shores Golf Club with Advisory Board member Christopher Ottaunick, which I’ll review for the magazine. This, coupled with various activities and visits to Civil War battle sites, will make it one of our most interesting conferences to date. I’ll save the summer agenda for subsequent issues. Needless to say, we have a lot of activities between then and now to keep us busy so we can update you on the business and leisure activities available to us all. Enjoy the final days of spring!
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort’s acclaimed Anantara Spa incorporates indigenous practices from world traditions, offering signature experiences individually personalized. And now, two renowned healers, experts in holistic, natural approaches to healing mind, body and spirit, join the celebrated Ibu Jero, High Priestess of Balinese Healers, at the spa.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Tulum with us.
While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
This holiday season, award-winning oceanfront hotel Prince Waikiki will partner with Miracle Bar’s Sippin’ Santa, making it the first time the state of Hawai’i has hosted a Miracle Bar pop-up. The hotel will turn its outdoor space into a tiki-themed winter wonderland furnished with both classic and Hawai’ian-inspired holiday decorations. The exclusive holiday cocktail event will be open Dec. 1–31, daily 4–10 p.m.
If you’ve ever dreamt of experiencing the good life of Florence’s great families — but in a modern context — Antica Torre di Via Tournabuoni 1 more than fulfills the requirements. The former private villa in its newly reinvigorated state (completed during the pandemic) offers a full-on Florentine immersion, whether you are traveling on business, pleasure or some mix of both. The location (the physical and cultural center of Florence) and the mid-13th-century building’s conversation-starting pedigree (built by the Guelf-Ruggerini family and owned by the Gianfigliazzi family) are two of the most important selling points. However, it’s what the current management has done to make the property relevant to 21st-century travelers that makes it worth checking into.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Research conducted by money.co.uk reveals, out of 40 global cities reviewed, the 10 best cities in the world for art and culture lovers, with four of the top 10 located in the United States. The rankings factored in the number of art galleries, museums, monuments, street art and architecturally notable buildings.