Postcards from the Jet Set Generation

News and notes for today's traveller

Antigua & Barbuda paves the way for a sustainable future

The stunning, sun-touched Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has long been a premier destination in the region, a brother-and-sister island combination beloved by travellers for its winning mix of superb beaches, compelling wildlife, and world-class resorts. A mecca for relaxation, adventure, and romance, Antigua and Barbuda was naturally affected when tourism suffered a stark downturn due to COVID-19. 

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Top 10 nature-inspired reasons to play in Nashville’s big back yard

Nashville’s Big Back Yard is a natural watershed area south of Music City ready to be explored. This giant playground features scenic vistas, rivers, streams, parks and natural areas. Anchored by 100 miles of the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Nashville’s Big Back Yard is made up of 12 connected small towns and The Shoals region of North Alabama. Here are the top ten reasons to come and play in Nasvhille’s Big Back Yard.

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Meet the pirates of Nassau

Not many places are as steeped in pirate lore as the Caribbean, especially The Bahamas. So, come aboard ye, and learn about pirate ships and their fantastical experiences on the Caribbean seas. In the 1600’s, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see a pirate ship being illegally docked on the Bahamian shores. You can almost hear a privateer shouting his lungs out and announcing their arrival, Ahoy, matey! Avast ye!

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Unveiling Athens’ art renaissance

As museums and galleries re-open in the Greek capital of Athens, they’re joined by an unprecedented wave of fantastic new openings and temporary events throughout 2021. This surge in energy has been catalysed by the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. After two centuries of the modern Greek state, Athens’ cultural scene has never been more vibrant.

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PARENTS magazine names the 20 best family destinations across the U.S.

PARENTS magazine recently announced the top 20 U.S. getaways for families in this year’s Family Travel Awards. Selected by a panel of judges including editors and experts in the field, the 2021 winners offer safe, affordable, and fun outdoor experiences for all ages. Providing trip-planning inspiration for when the time is right, 

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Home Suite Home: Decorate your house using these tips inspired by luxury hotels

Hotel designs are instantly welcoming spaces that reflect the best of the location, telling stories of people and places and feeding our travel experiences and memories. What is it about staying in a luxurious hotel that promises the best night’s sleep and the perfect escape? Whether it’s the crisp, freshly laundered sheets, floor to ceiling windows, or the well-curated style and design, there’s a simple magic found in a beautiful hotel suite. As travel returns we asked Federico Toresi, Global VP Design for Accor’s Luxury and Premium brands, what we should look for in our travels and why hotel spaces are so special.

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Meet the Germans seeking to protect and sustain Bavaria’s precious environment

A healthy environment is an important factor in maintaining a high quality of life in Bavaria. It’s the stunning landscapes and ancient traditions that define the Bavarian way of life for many of its people locally and internationally. Locals and visitors alike can protect the nature and the local cultures so everyone can have the opportunity to experience the unique moments and magnificent traditions Bavaria has to offer. One of the most significant ways to achieve this goal is through the sustainable use of natural resources. Already, several native Bavarians are working hard to conserve Bavaria’s natural heritage and old traditions in this way. They have made it their responsibility to ensure a prosperous future for generations to come.

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Discover these breezy boutique hideaways in Antigua & Barbuda

Although there are many ways to enjoy a stay at a Caribbean paradise like Antigua and Barbuda, perhaps one of the best is at a chic and stylish boutique hotel. These marvelous twin islands are known for their astonishing array of breathtaking boutique properties, each offering beachfront views and bespoke comfort. While it was hard to narrow it down to only 6, here are some of the best boutique resorts in Antigua and Barbuda.

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Las Vegas tour company ranks the city’s best hotels while uncovering some hidden gems

MaxTour, a Las Vegas-based tour company, released a study recently based on over 20,000 data points to rank the best hotels in Las Vegas. The study is the first to include important categories like price and location into the final rankings. It is also the first study to separate the hotels by star rating, helping travellers on a budget find the best hotels for them.

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Bahamas’ people-to-people ambassador program lets visitors truly experience island nation as a local

Guided by the simple truth that locals really do know best, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation has continued to operate the “People-To-People Program,” enabling curious travellers to go beyond the guidebooks with a trusted and friendly guide. 

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