Category: Travel Miscellany

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

Barcelona is the capital city of the region of Catalonia. This region in Spain is known for its rich tradition that gives the locals immense pride. From foods, to customs, this autonomous community stands out from the rest of the country. On 11th September every year, “La Diada” is celebrated, the national day of Catalunya. […]

5 unexpected wine destinations

5 unexpected wine destinations

While Spain, Italy, and France typically enjoy the limelight when it comes to well-known wine regions—think Rioja, Tuscany, and Bordeaux—travelers have long known that what we drink at home is often dictated by what gets exported and imported. Demand for bottle diversity has expanded what we can find on the shelves (thankfully), so it’s easy […]

Travel CEOs join forces to demand improvements in COVID-19 testing

Travel CEOs join forces to demand improvements in COVID-19 testing

Fourteen CEOs of America’s most recognizable travel-related companies sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders this week stating that more and better COVID-19 testing is an indispensable component of pursuing an economic recovery, and urging a stepped-up federal role in making effective testing more widely available. The letter stresses that a sustained recovery […]

When (vegan) luxury travel becomes a reality again

When (vegan) luxury travel becomes a reality again

As the weeks of COVID-19 travel restrictions turned into months, we found ourselves spending more and more time thinking about where we would go when travel becomes a reality again. Our hearts lie in Asia but we also have a soft spot for European cities. As lovers of luxury travel but also passionate supporters of […]

Top 5 reasons to visit a ski resort in the off season

Top 5 reasons to visit a ski resort in the off season

In the days of COVID-19 and muted international travel, individuals and families are having to think further on how to spend their summer/winter holidays this year (depending on your hemisphere). With domestic travel and exploration of one`s backyard now under the spotlight, it may be time to reevaluate what makes for a great vacation and […]

#TravelLocal - The importance of Asia’s domestic tourism during the pandemic

#TravelLocal – The importance of Asia’s domestic tourism during the pandemic

Along with other business sectors that have been forced into indefinite stagnation, the fate of Asia’s travel and tourism industry lies in the balance between the need to contain the virus and the need to restart the economy. And it is this particular dilemma that has the entire world under complete tension. All the while, […]

The journey is the destination

The journey is the destination

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He is perhaps best known nowadays for his quotes. “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” is probably his biggest hit. A seemingly simple but nevertheless, profound statement. I guess it’s the constraints of the […]

A local's recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

A local’s recommendations for a luxury escape to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

I consider myself a very lucky woman to be living in one of the most beautiful places in the world in my humble opinion. I live in Niagara, Ontario, Canada and as some of you may or may not be aware this is wine country. Niagara Peninsula is the largest wine producing region in the […]

Explore the best wine tours in Barcelona

Explore the best wine tours in Barcelona

Barcelona is slowly and carefully reopening to tourists over the summer months, like the other cities in Spain, as the country looks to rebuild its tourism sector. This move will not only see more visitors to the city of Barcelona, but also a return to many activities and companies that have been halted by the […]

5 benefits to luxury adventure travel

5 benefits to luxury adventure travel

Take an average vacation, upgrade the hotels and restaurants, add in some extra time in nature and a local guide to show you the way, remove the usual tourist spots, and don’t forget good walking shoes, and you’ve got a luxury adventure travel experience that is good for your mind, body, and soul. While luxury […]

The Bahamas' road to tourism recovery

The Bahamas’ road to tourism recovery

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 of the Tourism Readiness and Recovery Plan, which will begin tomorrow and will allow for the resumption of international travel to The Bahamas. Policies and procedures for all travellers visiting The Bahamas beginning 1st July are as follows. Plans continue to evolve in response […]

Eruption of Strokkur geyser on the popular Golden Circle Route in Iceland.

Is Iceland the safest country to travel to in 2020?

As many countries start to loosen their gathering restrictions and lift their travel bans, we can expect to be allowed to travel again soon. But where should we go? Which country is safe to explore in the post-pandemic era? The last few chaotic months we experienced will be a constant reminder of the need to […]

'Clean & Safe' Switzerland

‘Clean & Safe’ Switzerland

The Swiss tourism industry has launced its ‘Clean & Safe’ campaign. The campaign, consisting of an information platform and a label, was initiated by Switzerland Tourism as part of its ‘Recovery Plan’. For some guests, the step into the new normality comes with doubts and uncertainty. In order to strengthen confidence in Switzerland as a […]

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

Putting safety first: The Aruba Health & Happiness Code

As travellers anxiously wait for the starting gun to be fired on the international tourism kick-start, Aruba is introducing a stringent plan to ensure the safety of visitors. The tourism-dependent Dutch Caribbean island-nation has put into place the Aruba Health & Happiness Code, a strict cleaning and hygiene certification programme that will be mandatory for […]

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

The best wineries to visit when in Spain

After having planned many trips within spanish wine routes, we can really appreciate that wine tourism keeps increasing every year. One of the main wine routes in Spain is undoubtedly the Ribera del Duero Wine Route, whose more than 100 kilometers long extend through the provinces of Soria, Valladolid, Burgos and Segovia. There are many […]

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Best food addresses in the chicest area of Paris: Saint-Germain-des-Prés

With parks, shops, restaurants and terraces open again in Paris, Parisians are gradually starting to fill up again the streets and the city is slowly but surely coming back to life, a socially-distant one anyway. Moreover, with French borders opening up on June 22nd for European Union members, and July 1st for many other countries, […]