Ask any traveler about their preferred accommodation option, and sites like Airbnb and Booking.com are likely to spring from many mouths. As alternative lodging begins to overshadow traditional hotels and motels, such options are left scrambling for guests, which may be an advantage for the traveler.
According to one of the aforementioned sites, Booking.com, travelers in 2016 will be looking for alternative ways to stay, opting for more personalized services but more independent and individualized experiences such as home stays and self-catering choices.
Globetrotters are searching for unique and custom ways to experience their destination. Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter hotel with standard amenities, travelers want a different way of life when on the road in hopes of connecting with their surroundings instead of simply roaming the streets as if the city is an outdoor museum. Along with these desires comes an urge to stay somewhere that feels more like home, contributing to both the local feel and the elements of home.
Both Booking.com and Airbnb feature a range of accommodation options, from shared apartments to private rooms, from entire villas to lofty tree houses. As the vacation experience becomes individualized, so does each traveler´s story.
Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.
It’s time to say goodbye to summer clothes activities and drinks. Switch out your favorite summer sips for delicious fall-themed cocktails from hotels and resorts around the world. Whether you like vodka, rum or bourbon, there is a cocktail just for you.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?