Hit the slopes for Aspen Gay Ski Week. The premier gay and lesbian winter travel and vacation event celebrates its 38th year January 11–18, 2015 in Aspen, Colo. The Rocky Mountains host the weeklong ski event.
Lift tickets start at $67 per day with the four-day package option. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the event hosts parties, dinners, comedy shows, film viewings, art shows, sleigh rides, yoga and spa days.
Purchase one of the various passes and receive priority access to the events and parties. Get into every party during the week with the Black Diamond Pass for $375. For those interested in VIP access to all events, including the costume competition, purchase the Patron Pass for $850. Tickets for the opening-night reception cost $75 and include complimentary cocktails, wine and beer. The closing night pool party ends the week in style with music, drinks, two pools, a water slide, fountains, a lazy river, steam rooms and more. Tickets cost $135.
The Limelight Hotel is the host hotel for Aspen Gay Ski Week, offering special amenities and shuttle service to events.
Aspen Gay Ski Week supports The Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund through fundraising. Money raised during the event benefits charities on the local and national level.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Barcelona has seen a recent influx of craft cocktails bars within the past five years or so, and Sant Antoni seems to be one of the city’s epicenters of such swanky watering holes. Amid the crisscross streets, organic grocery stores and the soon-to-open, recently renovated Sant Antoni market is Bitter, an inconspicuous cocktail bar where there’s more than meets the eye.
Friends and family members of travelers are always looking for the right gift. It’s hard to find something that will surprise a traveler and also be something they use often. Many are trying to look past the typical gifts travelers get, such as notebooks and pens, and looking more toward destination-specific or more unique items. Gift giving can be difficult for some that don’t know what a traveler is looking for or needs, but these three gifts are a great starting point.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.