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!
Pantone recently unveiled its color of the year for 2023. The highly anticipated announcement has become a tradition, each year introducing a new color to represent the coming year. In 2021, Pantone declared 2022 to be the color of Very Peri 17-3938, a blend of purple and blue. For 2023, Pantone’s Color of the Year is Viva magenta 18-1750. A shade from the red family, this color represents a new signal of strength. Brave and fearless, Viva Magenta is rooted in nature and embraces joy and celebration.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. The seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023, taking off from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly, non-stop flights will run through Oct. 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit for Iceland Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at 8:30 p.m., on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX. The return, from Reykjavik to Detroit, departs 5 p.m. on the same days of the week, arriving at 6:25 p.m.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
If your personal travel nirvana involves fabulous scenery and a snappy, reviving hike in bracing winter air, Bannikin Travel & Tourism hopes to make your dreams come true with a selection of new winter walking itineraries in Scotland (other trip options are available in England and Ireland). Here’s what you can look forward to in 2023:
A giant, sparkling white fir tree and decadent holiday brunch in a historic Rocky Mountain setting? Please and thank you! It’s all happening at historic Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, Colorado. Guests will be greeted by sparkle and light as they enter — the hotel’s enormous lobby tree is a local tradition, chosen each year through a partnership with Native Nursery in the nearby town of Golden.
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Travelers constantly look for their next bucket-list vacation, but with Europe getting colder, why not travel to a destination that is sunny year-round? Tel Aviv is the perfect getaway to escape the cold winter months. Whether traveling solo, with friends or family members, here are some must-do activities in Tel Aviv.