Taos Ski Valley provides several new options for visitors to New Mexico this summer and early fall season, including intermediate and advanced lift-served mountain biking trails, as well as new mountain biking private lessons. In line with its B Corporation commitment to environmental sustainability, Taos Ski Valley’s summer and early fall offerings focus on human-powered adventures with a low impact on the mountain, allowing visitors to truly connect with and experience the natural beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Building upon the popularity of the Green Chile Flow Trail, a handful of new trails give mountain bikers more options. Intermediate trails like Pop Rocks, Grip It And Rip It and Blue Bottles have been added, as well as an advanced trail, Risky Biscuit. An additional intermediate trail, Hondo, is expected to open this month. These trails feature everything guests loved about Green Chile, including the lift-served access, the amazing scenery, the attainable challenge and the excitement, but taken to the next level with tighter and steeper features.
Also launching for the first time this summer are mountain biking private lessons for groups of up to four people. Lessons includes bike rental, all safety gear, lift ticket and three hours of instruction.
The one-of-a-kind Via Ferrata climbing experience is also back. Situated at 11,500 feet in the sub-alpine ecosystem of Kachina Peak, it features beginner, intermediate and advanced climbing route challenges, a 100-foot skybridge and a double-cable catwalk. For the first time this summer, sunset tours will also be available.
Scenic lift rides allow riders to enjoy the spectacular alpine scenery of the Kachina Basin. Summer day lift tickets are adult (18–64) $24; teen (13–17) $20; child (7–12) $17; senior (65–79) $20; 80+/6 & under, $0. Prices are slightly higher for mountain bike lifts.
The resort’s base-area hotel, The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, is open. Visitors will find a number of dining options throughout the ski valley this summer, including dining room 192 at the Blake, The Bavarian at the base of Lift 4 and other venues. Corporate events and weddings are also welcome in the ski valley, which offers lots of spaces with stunning mountain views.
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.
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.
I hadn’t even made it to my first cup of coffee when I got an early phone call from my sister, who lives two time zones away. “OMG, Kristy, Patsy Cline came on twice while I was driving the kids to school today,” she laughed. “You know what that means, right?” We both gasped and then instantly began singing the lyrics to “La Bamba,” an inside joke we’d shared since our family’s Alaskan cruise decades ago when we, unintentionally, won the ship’s karaoke contest among a sea of Patsy Cline tributes.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Theatre District, the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel originally opened in 1926. The classic interior with an abundance of natural light floods the two-story lobby. A shimmering chandelier and elegant marble floors juxtapose nicely with the contemporary art displayed on the salon staircase wall.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
The Woodward Geneva and Swiss International Air Lines recently launched a new collaboration to transport passengers to the counter of Michelin-starred restaurant L’Atelier Robuchon. As part of the SWISS Taste of Switzerland inflight culinary program, the partnership provides Business and first-class travelers on SWISS long-haul flights departing from Geneva and Zürich carefully curated menus inspired by the restaurant.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Tirana, Albania, with us.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
Midway Atoll is the end of the Hawai‘ian Islands, literally. This is the ultimate fate of these low, sandy islets ringing a lagoon: Eventually these last remnants of a once large volcanic island will sink beneath the waves, completing a story that began 1,500 miles away. Midway, though not easy to get to, occasionally features in cruise itineraries. Holland America Line’s Westerdam offers a rare chance to glimpse the remotest of all the Hawai‘ian Islands with a scheduled stop in October 2024. You can still see the relics of the famous World War II battle here as well as a million nesting albatrosses and other seabirds.