‘Knee deep in the water somewhere
Got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair
Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair’
— Lyrics from “Knee Deep” Zac Brown Band with Jimmy Buffett
There’s something about summer. Whether I’m on vacation or on deadline, everything seems easier. Despite the heat, there’s lightness in the air. No matter how deep in the weeds I may be on any given day, I know there’s a prime spot on the beach — and a chilled glass of crisp white wine — waiting for me when my tasks are done.
Spending a lot of time on planes lately? You’ll probably recognize the winners in this year’s Wines on the Wing survey of wines served in the first- and business-class cabins of airlines around the world. Global Traveler wine columnist Eunice Fried reveals the results of the blind survey in this issue. Sneak peek: British Airways again was the highest-scoring airline among competing entries in first class and Brussels Airlines was again the highest-scoring airline among competing business-class entries.
Also in this issue, we continue the countdown to our 10th anniversary in February 2014. This month, Managing Editor Kimberly Krol recounts some of her most memorable hotel stays. We also bring you one-on-one interviews with executives from Flexjet and Boeing, and our ever-insightful contributors report from destinations around the world including Istanbul, Macau, Brazil, Amsterdam, Osaka, Louisville and San Diego.
I’ve heard summer is a state of mind. If that’s true, I’m knee deep in the water somewhere. Hope you are, too.
After almost four years in the planning, design and reconstruction stages, Baillie Lodges’ flagship property, Southern Ocean Lodge on Australia’s Kangaroo Island, reopened late last year after the original hotel was razed during the summer of the 2019/2020 Kangaroo Island bushfires.
Embracing a life well lived often means embracing a life well-traveled. Every journey becomes a canvas for experiences that shape our lives and at the heart of every adventure lies the indispensable companion: quality luggage.
Two and a half hours beyond Ho Chi Minh City, via a newly constructed highway, Azerai Ke Ga Bay in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan province opens the gate to a corner of the country waiting to be discovered. The careful planning and sustainable development of Azerai Ke Ga Bay has already made a strong impression as an award-nominated and -winning pioneer of 5-star boutique hospitality in this emerging destination, drawing in an adventurous new generation of affluent international guests.
Set your sights on Australia this year as Queensland prepares to welcome some neat hotels and experiences in 2024. In fact, it’s easier than ever to reach the region thanks to a new, non-stop American Airlines flight from Dallas (DFW) to Brisbane (BNE) beginning this October.
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?
Nobu Hotel Marrakech recently launched new and refreshed experiences for 2024. To kick off the new year, guests can find new spa treatments, wellness activities, a specially curated vegan menu and more.
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The resort offers several thoughtfully crafted artisanal cocktails to celebrate National Margarita Day or any day; however, if you can’t make it to Cancún this month, shake up two of Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe’s margaritas at home with these recipes.