Shopping for someone who has everything? This year, opt to gift your loved one a unique travel experience.
Explore New York’s Art Scene
For the art lover, book a stay at Smyth Tribeca Hotel. The newly opened hotel partnered with ART SMART on a customizable art gallery tour experience at some of the city’s most impressive spots. The off-the-beaten-path tour includes a stop at a café popular among those in the city’s art scene.
Visit Wild Horses
Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia offers guests a Sable Island Experience. Guests travel via helicopter to an island where wild horses run free. The offer includes a two-night stay, picnic lunch, guided tour of the island and two rounds of golf back at the resort.
Fishing in Alaska
Ketchikan, Alaska, is known for its prime salmon fishing opportunities. Salmon Falls Resort offers guests a floatplane fishing adventure, complete with a chartered flight to a remote fishing location for a guided fishing experience.
Sample Rare Whiskey
San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, is home to a collection of rare spirits. The property’s Stonehouse restaurant exclusively features Balvenie Chapter 4 Collection, a rare whiskey from The Balvenie Distillery. Enjoy a flight or individual pours only at Stonehouse.
Go Ice Fishing Among Sand Dunes
Situated among massive sand dunes and 12,000 acres of land in Rome, Wisconsin, Sand Valley offers countless outdoor adventures. In the cold months, take part in ice fishing among the sand dunes. Available for beginners and skilled fisherman, the experience includes a menu of warm snacks and drinks and instruction from an optional guide.
Hockey Fan Experience
Thompson Seattle celebrates the newly debuted Seattle Kraken hockey team with its Hat Trick VIP offer. The deal includes suite accommodations, a Kraken-inspired cocktail, VIP round-trip transportation to the game, Kraken swag and daily breakfast at the on-site restaurant.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
It is amazing to be marking the 19th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards with our December issue. We look forward to hosting a gala evening at The Ritz-Carlton LA Live in Los Angeles on Dec. 6 to present the best the industry has to offer, all selected by you.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
Resort guests have never liked them, and now the White House and President Joe Biden plan to target them: resort fees. Whether it’s adding them on to resort amenities, like WiFi or access to the hotel gym, resort fees exist and frustrate many.
Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.
My husband and I recently traveled to London, England, on vacation, our farthest trip since the pandemic started. We were there for longer than a week and planned to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay. Ahead of our trip, we knew we would want to mix in some relaxation, so we booked a couple’s massage at The Lanesborough’s spa halfway into our visit.