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How to Celebrate Year of the Rabbit in Hong Kong

How to Celebrate Year of the Rabbit in Hong Kong

 Kung Hei Fat Choy! Millions of people around the world join in as many Asian countries celebrate the arrival of the Lunar or Chinese New Year, with colorful traditions designed to help ensure health, prosperity and good luck in the coming year. This Year of the Rabbit is ‘lucky’ indeed, as Hong Kong has just recently reopened for travel! Our friends at the Hong Kong Tourism Board have shared the most fortuitous ways to celebrate the arrival of the Year...


This Alpine Resort Has the World's Highest Snow Maze

This Alpine Resort Has the World's Highest Snow Maze

Move over corn mazes! The winter version of the classic fall countryside activity is the snow maze. And one ski resort has laid claim to the highest alpine snow maze in the world. Colorado’s Copper Mountain snow maze opened mid-January, and with a base elevation of over 9700 feet, the snow maze’s location on the mountain next to one of its lifts puts it in record-breaking territory.The 2500-acre alpine resort about 75 miles west of Denver has already been blessed...

This Alpine Resort Has the World's Highest Snow Maze

Become a Certified

Become a Certified "RumMaster" on the Caribbean Island with the Oldest Surviving Distillery

There’s enjoying tropical rum cocktails when you’re in the Caribbean on vacation… then there’s becoming an actual “RumMaster.” Now you can spend a day with kindred ‘spirits’ immersing yourself in the history and the practice of rum on an island with a rich rum history and a growing unconventional rum scene. St. Kitts Tourism has launched its “Kittitian RumMaster” program a pair of courses led by two of the island’s prestigious rum experts. Travellers to the island who complete both courses...


Top 10 New Ships to Watch for in 2023

Top 10 New Ships to Watch for in 2023

The New Year comes with the anticipation of another exciting 12 months of new ship inaugurals, which will introduce design, technology, cruise lifestyle and environmental innovations that will shape the future of how we cruise. In 2023, $11 billion worth of new ocean ships alone will debut around the world, adding close to 40,000 new berths to the global cruise fleet.Here's our top 10 list of 2023's new ships we think will really 'float your boat!'1. Explora IThe luxury, small-ship new...

Top 10 New Ships to Watch for in 2023

Three New Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Let You Holiday in Style in Latin America

Three New Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Let You Holiday in Style in Latin America

Waldorf Astoria hotels’ name and hospitality still reflect its founding family, the legendary Astors, who for more than a century were the pinnacle of American high society. The Astor legacy of good living is expanding worldwide and especially in Latin America, where three new Waldorf Astoria hotels and resorts are setting new standards in travel style.  CANCUN, MEXICO  The Waldorf Astoria Cancun opened in November 2022. The 173-room ultra-luxury resort is set on 100 acres of idyllic Caribbean coastline with...


Viking's Newest Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut and Aquanaut Godmother

Viking's Newest Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut and Aquanaut Godmother

Viking Neptune, the river and ocean cruise line’s newest ocean ship, has been ceremonially named by her godmother, retired NASA astronaut, aquanaut and artist, Nicole Stott. The ship’s naming ceremony was a highlight for its World Cruise guests.  Viking Neptune arrived in Los Angeles on the morning of January 8 and departed for Honolulu following its naming ceremony, continuing its voyage from Fort Lauderdale to London spanning 138-days, 28 countries and 57 ports, with overnight stays in 11 cities. The naming...

Viking's Newest Ocean Ship Named by NASA Astronaut and Aquanaut Godmother

On the Night Train: How to Jump On Board One of European Travel’s Hottest Trends

On the Night Train: How to Jump On Board One of European Travel’s Hottest Trends

Europe is banning short hopper flights in a battle against emissions. The move is sparking a rail revival – and particularly a renaissance of night trains. This is something to celebrate, if you love rail journeys as much as we do. Not just for the reduction in greenhouse gases; although Eurostar says that flying from London to Paris emits 14 times more CO2 than traveling the same route by train.But also to renew our acquaintance with the rhythm of the...


Did you Know? The Leaning Tower of Pisa is... 'Straightening Up!'

Did you Know? The Leaning Tower of Pisa is... 'Straightening Up!'

Will it soon be named the Perfectly Ordinary Tower of Pisa? Will the Tuscan city whose claim to fame is an off-kilter tower fall into obscurity without tourists keen to snap photos of themselves pretending to prop up the Tower of Pisa? Those are the questions we’re asking ourselves with the news that the so-called Leaning Tower of Pisa is creeping upright.The cause for the notorious tilt in what may be the world’s most famous architectural fail was a mystery...

Did you Know? The Leaning Tower of Pisa is... 'Straightening Up!'

Mexico's Top 5 Archaeological Sites

Mexico's Top 5 Archaeological Sites

Break away from the beach and inject the wonder of history into your next vacation! Mexico’s ancient past comes alive at archaeological sites around the country that allow you to walk in the footsteps of the inhabitants of highly evolved societies who built pyramids, elaborate cities, and culture rivalling any ancient civilization in the world. Pre-Columbian (the era prior to Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World) archaeological sites are true wonders of the world. It’s not everywhere you can enjoy...


Tropical, Travel-Inspired Cocktails to Ring in Your New Year

Tropical, Travel-Inspired Cocktails to Ring in Your New Year

Mulled wine, snowballs, and spiked eggnog may headline the list of festive favorites for many cocktail drinkers, but why not switch it up and greet the New Year by projecting your tropical travel resolutions? Here are our picks of some sunny, island-inspired sips to take you into next year – and hold you over until your next sun-kissed vacation.  Cheers!The Bahamas: Goombay SmashThe Goombay Smash is a rum-based cocktail with a historic pedigree in The Bahamas. While the original recipe...

Tropical, Travel-Inspired Cocktails to Ring in Your New Year