March marks Women’s History Month, and there are a number of ways to celebrate through travel. Here are just a few ideas to honor women in history.
In the 1800s, Nantucket was home to more history-making woman than most other places in the country. To honor some of those inspiring females, each of four new suites at the Jared Coffin House are named after influential women from the area, including Anna Gardner, instrumental in calling an anti-slavery meeting in 1841; and Lucretia Coffin Mott, who participated in the country’s first meeting about women’s rights in 1848. Maria Mitchell was the first professional female astronomer and opened a school in 1835 that was desegregated. Mary Coffin Starbuck brought Quakerism to Nantucket and ran a trading post. Book your stay now for when Jared Coffin House re-opens for the season in April; rates begin at $155 per night.
Visit Napa Valley partnered with West Wine Tours to offer a Women in Wine Country tasting tour, bringing up to six guests through Napa Valley in a vintage Volkswagen bus. The tour visits three wineries with female winemakers at the helm: St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery; Fantesca Estate & Winery; and Crocker & Starr. Each stop includes a tasting experience, private transportation and lunch.
Tessa Hempson is the marine scientist and program manager behind andBeyond’s Ocean Without Borders project in East Africa. Join Hempson in conservation experiences like fish tagging, and measuring and monitoring reef systems in the Indian Ocean as a guest at andBeyond’s three island lodges in Mozambique and Zanzibar.
Florence Kuyper, an expedition leader and naturalist guide on Ponant’s small-ship voyages, spends most of the year in 24-hour daylight, navigating icy waters in the Arctic and Antarctica. Guests can join Kuyper on expeditions exploring Peter I Island and Charcot Island.
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The Hamilton Hotel, located steps from the White House, was the perfect place for a relaxing weekend getaway. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful with a quick check-in process. The lobby was immaculate with shining marble flooring, velvet couches and an arched ceiling design that brought a sense of sophistication. For added security, the elevators are only accessible to those who have a key card to a guestroom.
Luxury destinations around the country partnered with Bryte to introduce The Restorative Bed and enhanced sleep programming at their hotels. The revolutionary, AI-powered Restorative Bed uses real-time technology to intuitively adjust based on the individual’s needs and preferences. An embedded sensory network detects biometrics, like heart rate and breathing patterns, when a sleeper enters the first stage of sleep, triggering cooling features and lulling sleepers into deep sleep. Computer-controlled air cushions alleviate pressure points, and the technology also leads sleepers naturally out of sleep.
Tauck announced plans to fully restart its U.S. tours by July 1. Departures of the Southern Charms: Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston tour have already begun, with other popular tours across the country relaunching in the coming months. Check the Open for Travel page for information on specific tour departures.
Turkish Airlines resumed its premium onboard dining and hot meal service on all business- and economy-class flights longer than two hours and 15 minutes. The resumption of service is in accordance with all health and hygiene applications.
With the vaccine rolling out and U.S. air travel expected to pick up in the upcoming months, the personal finance website WalletHub released a report on 2021’s Best Frequent-Flyer Programs, to help travelers make the best decision for their wallets.
TAP Air Portugal now offers all passengers COVID-19 testing service at Lisbon Airport at a discount. Depending on a destination’s various restrictions, the Rapid Antigen Test is €21; the PCR test is €85; and a PCR Test plus Rapid Antigen Test is €106. TAP customers enjoy priority access to this service.