Whether you’re a trained deep-sea diver or a recreational snorkeling enthusiast, here are great watery choices for a vacation getaway:
At The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui in Thailand, injured fish rescued by area fishermen populate the property’s Swim Reef. Along with the recuperating fish, the water includes cat sharks, sea cucumbers and sea anemones. The property’s Swim Reef Specialist guides guests in holding sea cucumbers, feeding the sea life and facilitating a 30-minute swim reef experience.
Robin Pope Safaris’ Pumulani Beach Lodge in the hills above Lake Malawi in the country of Malawi offers some of the most renowned freshwater diving on the planet. The lake’s deep water — dubbed the “lake of the stars” by explorer David Livingstone — covers boat wrecks and rock canyons, while activities include night dives, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking and sunset cruises in the lodge’s hand-built dhow.
Embark on a seven-night cruise to the Galapagos Islands with Quasar Expeditions and sail aboard one of two renovated yachts: the M/V Evolution or the M/Y Grace. The Grace has a fun history: It was a wedding gift from Aristotle Onassis to Prince Rainer and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco. In the water, marvel at species, including Rainbow Basslet, Red-lipped Batfish, Bloody Frogfish, Pacific Seahorse and Galapagos Clingfish, or watch for schools of barracudas, bonitos, eagle rays and hammerheads.
WhereverFamily, a web publication, a trusted travel source for the modern family and part of the FXExpress Publications, Inc., family of publications, which includes Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com, announces the winners of its Wherever Awards for the fourth year.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Trazee Travel, a web publication and part of the FXExpress Publications, Inc., family of publications, which includes Global Traveler and whereverfamily.com, announces the annual winners of The Trazees. This is the seventh year for the web publication’s awards.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
Last week, Princess Cruises and Holland America Line returned to service in the United States, and celebrated at the Port of Seattle. Jan Swartz, president, Princess Cruises, and Gus Antorcha, president, Holland America Line, attended and spoke about the multidimensional impact of the return to cruising to Seattle, the local community, Alaska and the travel industry.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
You can always count on your trusty neighborhood Indian restaurant to offer most of Northern India’s greatest hits (baigan bartha, butter chicken, dal, spinach paneer) and several favorites from the south (Thali platters with sambar and masala dosa wraps). However, aerospace industry executive-turned-restaurateur Mihir Lad and veteran chef Sagar Ghosh get their well-traveled and experienced Los Angeles foodie customers want an Indian dining experience they won’t find at regular spots. What makes Arth Bar + Kitchen a “destination”? Think Kolkata fish fry, Sexy Fries (Ghosh’s spin on poutine topped with curry, green chutney, tomato gravy and mayo), Old Monk Drunken Wings (rum-infused chicken wings), and the addictive LAAL Mirch Ka Paneer Tikka. And that’s just the appetizer selection.