From faith-based tours to what's new in rail travel, this month's Travel Talk sums it up.
We’ve handpicked three resorts across Mexico with spas that deliver on indulgence, and threw in our favorite accommodation for the ideal pairing.
New expedition ships are popping up; wellness programs are the new norm; and the open seas are inviting adventurous clients to charge up their adrenaline.
“I think it’s fair to say that wellness is no longer a trend among today’s luxury travel segment; it’s really a lifestyle that is here to stay, particularly in a market like Los Angeles,” says Zachary Lapidus, director of rooms at The Beverly Hills Hotel.
With close to 350 million people—a World Tourism Organization estimate—traveling each year for religious and pilgrimage reasons, faith tourism has become a significant global industry that extends from cruises to volunteer vacations.
Coming up this fall, of course, is harvest time in the great wine regions of Europe, a busy, colorful couple of months (September-November) when ripe grapes make their way from bucket to cave to barrel.
Most all-inclusive resort brands in the Caribbean have spent the last few years ratcheting up the wellness factor, from spas to aquarobics to gluten-free pasta.
A feast of Caribbean butter poached lobster, jerk lamb chop tikka masala, and piri-piri-style Key West pink shrimp welcomed us to the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa.