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.
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.
When a break from reality is in order, sometimes it’s best to not only escape your surroundings but also to escape your social network, including coworkers, friends, family members and even significant others. In the highly underrated world of solo travel, here are a few domestic destinations to consider for a brief solo sojourn for some ever-elusive moments of solitude.
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.
Part of the allure of podcasts, aside from being able to listen during practically any activity, comes from the wide breadth of topics they cover. A well-informed host can teach you about any topic you can imagine. In the world of history podcasts, there are many in-depth, factual and entertaining casts to spend time with.