Celebrate World Vegan Day Nov. 1, with these vegan dishes from around the world.
13-Course Vegan Holiday Menu at Hotel Ranga, Iceland
Known as one of the best places to see the Northern Lights on the south coast of Iceland, Hotel Ranga is reintroducing its vegan Christmas menu this year. In place of its famous annual weekend Christmas Buffet leading up to the holiday, the hotel launched a gourmet, 13-course menu. The vegan dishes, one for each Yule Lad (Iceland’s version of Santa yet in the form of mischievous, troll-like brothers with peculiar names), feature the likes of cinnamon-marinated beetroot and veggie meatballs.
Detox for a Better You + Vegan Menus at Westin Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
On the white sands of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, overlooking sparkling Banderas Bay, sits a former palm tree farm turned wellness resort that makes the ultimate vegan-friendly getaway at The Westin Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. The resort offers a nature-inspired al fresco lobby, two shimmering pools surrounded by lush nature, endless ocean views and an idyllic ocean-meets-mountains backdrop. The resort has multiple restaurants, each offering vegan dishes and curated menus. Each menu offers different vegan options. Highlights include an avocado ceviche, avocado mousse, matcha pancakes and mouthwatering tofu enchiladas. Making mindful travel a breeze, travelers can also take advantage of each restaurants’ Detox Menu or book the full Detox for a Better You offer that includes conscious breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and wellness shots.
Vibrant & Vegan Chefs Table in St. Maarten
As the “hub” of the Caribbean, St. Maarten is a melting pot of different cultures which is reflected in the food you can find on the island. In a twist for the Caribbean, the Dutch island has seen an incredible rise in vegan culture during the pandemic. Restaurants are expanding offerings as the island is seeing an influx of locally grown vegetables, making the vegan movement emerge at the forefront of the culinary scene. Must-visit restaurants for vegan food are Ital Shack, Freegan Food Cafe and The Flavor Academy.
Imaginative and Impassioned Vegan Offerings at Hilton Aventura Miami, Florida
Set in Greater Miami’s upscale northernmost neighborhood of Aventura is Hilton Aventura Miami. The hotel’s stunning skyline views, elevated pool deck with cabanas and wait service, fitness studio and sprawling rooms set the stage for its robust culinary program. At every turn, vegan guests will be delighted with culinary-focused touches and plant-based offerings.
Nobu Barbuda is underway in the Caribbean, the newest installation to the Nobu Hospitality portfolio. The Nobu restaurant, all conceived by actor Robert DeNiro, debuted in 2021, and Nobu Barbuda’s first beach club opened this year.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Aimbridge Hospitality announced it will open two brand-new resorts at Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Westin Beach Resort & Spa at Frenchman’s Reef and The Seaborn at Frenchman’s Reef, Autograph Collection, are expected to open in fall 2022. The new properties are part of a $350 million rebuild project on Frenchman’s Reef.
Birds on the brain these days? Head to the Columbia Valley, located between the towering Rocky and Purcell mountains in southeast British Columbia. The newest addition to the BC Bird Trail is marked by friendly communities surrounded by wetlands, featuring a burgeoning avian population. In spring, watch for the striking plumage of horned grebes, as well as songbirds and Lewis’s woodpecker.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.
Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.
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Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.