Granted, its name may be a little bit misleading, but Greenland’s dramatic landscape stands as a top contender for bucket list travel. Remote and exotic, the country particularly appeals to adventure enthusiasts looking for unique nature experiences. Though you won’t find any highways, a transportation network operated by multiple tour outfitters utilizing boats, helicopters and small planes links the country’s small towns and remote settlements.
If you’ve seen the 2003 Ben Stiller film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, you’ll have a sense of the environment (though jumping into the sea from a helicopter a la Stiller’s character isn’t required). Whether you choose summer’s midnight sun, wintertime’s Aurora Borealis, dog sledding or taking in views of the star-filled heavens, Baltic Travel Company can assist with planning and implementing an itinerary.
Marvel at Ilulissat Ice Fjord, which moves at a fairly steady pace of 62 feet each day (the sound of the moving ice can often be heard), and embark on a northern lights safari in an area near Ilulissat, a place still blissfully free of artificial lights that might muddle the experience.
Visitors can literally dip into nature at the hot spring baths in Uunartoq while icebergs float by in a deep fjord only a few yards away. Icebergs are also a theme during a Uunartoq boat excursion, which brings travelers up close to the icebergs in the fjord. In fact, getting out on the water is a must, especially during times when some of the 15 magnificent species of whales (including beluga, narwhal and bow-head whales) are visible in the icy waters.
How to get there? Multiple cruise lines offer routes taking in the splendor of Greenland. Commercial flights from Reykjavik, Iceland, and Copenhagen, Denmark, are available via Icelandair and Air Greenland.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes recently opened in Bordeaux’s elegant Chartrons district, bringing 97 upscale rooms to France’s southwestern city. Occupying a 19th-century house that once held the wine cellars of Maison Calvet, the hotel marks Mondrian’s first European property for celebrated Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who helms the menu and concept for the hotel’s restaurant, Morimoto Bordeaux.
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.