Space tourism to see more of the moon isn’t new. The Russia Space Agency was the first to take space tourists into orbit during the early 2000s. Virgin Galactic is working on developing commercial spacecraft, with the first orbital flight finally launching in 2018 to a small team.
In the meantime, airlines run promotions for full moon flights, like China’s Spring Airlines. Hat Rin originated the first all-night Full Moon beach party in 1985. The party takes place on the night of a full moon, or the day after or the day before. Live entertainment includes fire skipping ropes and general debauchery of too much food, drink and other vices. The rise in popularity led to undercover police and increased security to monitor the party.
Hotels and other accommodations get in on the action by offering Full Moon party specials and promotions. But you can create your own moon travel fun by picking a day to travel on or around a full moon. Look for flights that coincide with full moons and snag a window seat to make the most of your views. Book accommodations that promise expansive views of the sky and take a hike to soak up the magical views above.
Driving into the quaint town of Luray, Virginia, was a much-needed reprieve from 4.5 hours spent driving mostly highways from New Jersey. My sister and I arrived in town, found parking in the lot provided by Hotel Laurance, and happily jumped out to mask up, check in and stretch our legs.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Saint Lucia continues to welcome travelers, couples, families and friends with open arms — and we all really need a hug right about now. It’s the perfect time to plan that island vacation you pretended you were on in the backyard this summer.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.