More than 400 years of history, a fortified city center and the charms of easily walkable European neighborhoods flow like the St. Lawrence River to create an ambience that can only be found in Québec City.
After the work day ends, window-shop boutiques, art galleries, and specialty and gourmet food shops for inspiration. Québec City’s Quartier Petit Champlain is the oldest shopping district in North America, dotted with colorful art shops and sophisticated designer boutiques. For a more local shopping experience, venture to Avenue Cartier in the Arts District to browse fashionable and specialty boutiques in a more intimate setting.
Québécois take pride in their culinary scene, and for good reason. Chefs draw upon the city’s French and indigenous roots to create distinct gourmet flavors for everyone to enjoy. Chef François-Emmanuel Nicol tells a story with every dish he creates for the tasting menu at Tanière3, located in the historic cellars of the Leber and Charest house with stories of their own to tell. At Légende par La Tanière, every ingredient Chef Fredéric Laplante uses in his dishes comes from the province’s farms, forests and sea. The results are pleasantly surprising and absolutely delicious.
Île d’Orléans, which sits in the middle of the St. Lawrence River just north of Québec City, hosts a number of vineyards and winemakers who create flavorful wines and ice wines. One to visit is Vignoble Isle de Bacchus, the oldest vineyard on the island.
Fête Arc-en-ciel de Québec, the city’s social and arts Pride Festival, runs Sept. 2–5 in Saint-Jean-Baptiste, a neighborhood tucked between Old Québec and Montcalm. Also within Saint-Jean you will find the popular Le Drague Cabaret Club, a cabaret, nightclub and restaurant that opens its doors to everyone. In fact, myriad inclusive restaurants, pubs and bistros like Ninkasi Bat & Bistro and Le Nelligan’s Pub stay open late into the night.
Galataport Istanbul, a new cruise and lifestyle destination on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, welcomed its first ship, SeaDream II, on Oct. 1. Approximately 150 passengers and crew from Bulgaria Varna arrived at 10 a.m. for a two-day homeport operation before continuing to Bulgaria Burgaz.
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.
The countdown to Halloween weekend is on! Are you are still unsure about plans? Do you go to a house party? Stay in to hand out candy? Try something different this year and join Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum at its 6th annual Mischief at The Mütter.
There’s an aspirational rustic chic/farm-to-table restaurant genre often associated with Northern California’s wine country. When you drive down the main street of Napa, Sonoma or any of the other towns, it appears there are as many of them as there are vineyards. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with this genre, as the quality of the food is consistent and ambitious chefs earnestly endeavor to elevate home-style dishes to a higher standard.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
The InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco announced a new amenity for guests in collaboration with Porsche. Porsche electric vehicle charging stations will now be located in the valet area of the hotel’s parking deck, allowing guests and visitors to top off the batteries of electric vehicles while enjoying a cocktail at Top of the Mark, enjoying farm-to-table fare at Nob Hill Club or staying overnight at the property.
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.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Reykjavik with us.