Travelers interested in the trend of forest bathing have a new resource at their disposal. Forest Bathing Finder is an all-in-one website that connects forest bathing walkers with trained guides. Forest bathing guides list qualifications and venues, routes, walks and payment requirements for browsing forest bathers to then peruse.
For those yet to discover forest bathing, the ancient practice, derived from the Japanese concept of shinrin-yoku, asks participants to take slow, measured and attentive walks through nature, engaging all five senses for a serene, calming experience similar to meditation.
“Forest bathing is what yoga was about 40 years ago — there’s that level of excitement,” said Alexis Abramson, CEO and founder, Forest Bating Finder. “We’re so happy to offer this website as a place where forest bathers and guides can safely connect and interact. Forest bathing walks are powerful for both our physical and mental well-being. These slow-paced walks have been proven to reduce stress, boost feelings of happiness and free up creativity, as well as lower heart rate and blood pressure, improve the immune system and accelerate recovery from illness. Science has finally proven what we have known all along — nature is a healer!”
The Forest Bathing Finder is available in 26 different languages. After signing up, walkers can connect with guides or one another.
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.
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.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
It isn’t the stars or even the winds that direct boats toward their destinations as the months ease into autumn in the British Virgin Islands; instead, captains, crew and passengers all sail with noses high in the air, ready to drop anchor when hunger strikes.
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.
Based on their respective locations and divergent personalities, it’s inevitable there will be New York vs. Los Angeles (or San Francisco) comparisons when discussing the South Korean cities of Seoul and Busan. While Seoul is known as the nation’s business and government hub, Busan is defined by its coastline, beaches, cliffs, mountains and a slower — but by no means sleepy — pace. The city’s public hot springs, historic temples, ornate parklands, regional South Korean flavors and spins on global trends (like craft beer) also distinguish it from its Western counterparts.