Countless cultures have gazed at the heavens and found answers and direction within the patterns of planets, stars and constellations on view. The starry night skies are still a source of constant fascination to the human race, and Naya Traveler invites wanderers to come to Latin America to discover the night skies for themselves on a curated stargazing itinerary.
Thanks to plenty of wide-open spaces and desert plateaus, perfect star-gazing conditions are available in multiple locations. The Atacama Desert in Chile, an area that enjoys more than 200 cloudless nights per year, is the perfect longitude and latitude for nighttime star fests. The itinerary includes daytime visits to Valle de las Luna and nighttime journeys to area observatories, where guides assist guests with identifying planets, mysterious nebulae and other celestial bodies on view through observatory telescopes.
Boliva’s Salar de Uyuni — the planet’s largest salt flat and one of the world’s natural wonders — is a staggering 6,200-plus square miles set at an altitude of 11,811 feet. That’s already pretty close to the night sky, and you can feel even closer with a stay in one of Kachi Lodge’s luxury geodesic domes situated at the base of Tunupa Volcano.
Isolation, altitude and clear night skies are hallmarks of the Andean Altiplano. For centuries, the Incan and modern Quechua peoples found great spiritual significance in the stars above this area and legendary Lake Titicaca.
Yes, the Patagonian Steppe is steeped in mystery and wonder — and you can experience it yourself as you contemplate the Milky Way in the expansive sky above the snowy peaks of the Andes. By day, explore Perito Moreno glacier, then settle in at Eolo Lodge, part of the Relais & Chateaux collection. Your cosmic journey will be guided by an expert astronomer. Details include trip rates for each itinerary and are available at the Naya Traveler website.
While the 372-passenger Viking Polaris expedition ship, launched in September 2022, falls midway in size between Viking Cruises’ intimate river cruise ships and large-scale ocean ships, it is operated with the same attention to detail and personalized service.
Many small- and medium-sized businesses face time and budget constraints when organizing corporate hotel travel for employees. To address this problem, IHG® Business Edge emerged as a cost-free business travel solution for small- to medium-sized enterprises, offering travel managers exclusive access to enticing perks, handpicked educational resources and comprehensive company travel metrics. IHG Business Edge connects our loyal customers to our portfolio of 5,800 hotels and resorts across 18 brands in more than 100 countries.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts partners with Cisneros Real Estate to construct a new Four Seasons property in the Dominican Republic. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Dominican Republic at Tropicalia is slated to open in 2026.
In mid-September, Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore sealed the deal with Dubai Holding to bring a new Banyan Tree property to Bluewaters, Dubai. This multi-staged project will welcome new brands to Dubai, beginning with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai this November.
Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection
In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.
In a dramatic plot twist that seems to have emerged from one of Shakespeare’s own plays, Vicenza, Italy, recently informally accused fair Verona, Italy, of stealing the claim to the famed Romeo and Juliet. For centuries, visitors have made the trip to Verona’s Juliet House to see the famous balcony.
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From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.
There is something magical about sipping a glass of local wine while watching the sun slip into the Aegean Sea as the afterglow tinges traditional, white-washed Cycladic houses with glorious shades of rose, purple and gold. Ancient Greeks believed Helios, the Sun God, caused sunsets by driving his fiery chariot into the sea. Standing at water’s edge in Mykonos, watching the sky slowly turn from purple to inky black, you almost believe it.