Love a good libation while you’re on the road? Check out the local options at these hotels, where a drink at the hotel bar isn’t just a convenience — it’s an experience.
This property’s new gin bar channels the classic gin and tonics of colonial East Africa. The cocktail was a favorite and believed to help ward off malaria (hey, if it’s for health’s sake, you might as well have another). The gin bar offers 16 varieties of craft gin and other ingredients are sourced from the property’s organic vegetable garden.
This hotel was the site of the invention of the Bellini, Venice’s signature cocktail. The delicious peach juice and Prosecco concoction was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of the hotel. Make your own at the on-site bar, or just kick back and relax and ask the veteran bartender to make one for you.
Across the globe, Peru’s signature cocktail is the Pisco Sour. Learn how to make the cocktail with the barman at Belmont Hotel Monasterio. Guests also enjoy Pisco tastings and learning the history behind the unique liquor.
In St. Lucia, enjoy a rum tasting while learning all about the island’s history of rum distillation. Sugar Beach has its own in-house “rummelier.”
In Costa Rica, enjoy the local rum-style spirit, guaro. Whip up your own Guaro Sour with the help of the resident mixologist at the adults-only Nayara Springs, then embellish your beautiful cocktail with edible flowers and herbs from the on-site garden.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.