July 2014

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Recommend July 2014


Stomping grapes at Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Editor’s Notes

When I asked Mark C. Morello, CEO of brite spokes, why unique and off-the-wall experiences are becoming more and more popular with travelers, I didn’t expect his response to be so on point with what I heard expressed again and again at the two consortia conferences I attended last month, travelers are no longer happy going on a beach vacation and sipping a margarita by the pool; they want to EXPERIENCE a destination.


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Minimalist and wellness-focused accommodations at EVEN Hotels.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

EVEN Hotels—A Brand for the Wellness-Minded Guest

The EVEN Hotels concept is one that befits hotel guests who feel guilty skipping their daily workout routine, or those always conscious about what they eat while traveling. This new hotel brand—under the InterContinental Hotels Group umbrella—was designed, in fact, to help guests feel better about the choices they make while traveling, focusing on how its environment emphasizes both fitness and health for its guests.


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The Royal Yacht Britannia is featured on the A Taste of Scotland itinerary.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Experience the UK and Europe the Back-Roads Touring Way

What’s in a name? Well, everything when it’s a U.K. travel company called Back-Roads Touring, focused on taking only back roads not the freeways, as well as providing experiences that take small groups of travelers to the smallest town squares, along hedge-rimmed country lanes leading to tiny, medieval villages full of stories and character.


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You can recommend families spend Halloween on board a Disney cruise.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Pick a Theme…Any Theme on the High Seas

There’s a cruise for beer lovers. A cruise for fans of the hit TV show, “Dancing With The Stars.” A cruise for foodies, music lovers, and wine enthusiasts. In a nutshell: Experiential travel has taken off on the high seas.


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Caneel Bay in St. John offers pristine surroundings

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Jamaica & the USVI—Not the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Here’s why this reporter attended the Caribbean Tourism Organizations’ adventure travel seminar for agents in June: According to CTO statistics, “The rapidly developing tourism niche market [is] currently estimated at U.S. $263 billion.”


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Mount Soufriere on Basse-Terre

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Guadeloupe—Culture, Rum, the Sea, & That Volcano

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you understand why visits to Guadeloupe from North America shot up 23 percent in 2013. Here are some reasons.


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Hawaii Seascapes

Posted on July 16th, 2014

5 Active Trips in the States

Here’s a list of five action-inducing vacations.


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Skiing in the area surrounding Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Ski Adventures Across North America

From luxurious lodgings to out-of-the-box accommodations, we’ve rounded up five top ski getaways.


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Visitors on Culture Xplorers’ Argentina: True North itinerary visit a ceramic workshop.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Argentina & Uruguay A Traditional Feast

South America destinations can fill the bill in new and involving experiences for adventure and culinary aficionados as well as nature-loving travelers. Consider this sampling of niche vacation choices that bring clients closer to the heart of Argentina and Uruguay.


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