This small town on the coast of Ecuador has become a party hot spot for backpackers in South America. Attracting a young and energetic crowd, partiers who opt out of the beach can choose from a range of bars, restaurants and vendors that will concoct any drink you desire.
The most famous club scene in the world is also home to some of the most epic beach parties known to man. Like most beach parties, these gatherings can trace their origins to drum circles in celebration of the full moon. While Ibiza touts a star-studded lineup of deejays for its summer clubbing season, partygoers can head over to the beach for a less glitzy feel.
Full moon veterans will often complain about the over-saturation of this scene. If you want a more intimate feel, head to Kendwa Beach in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Originally a traditional drum group, the event has grown into a monthly night of dancing, with a vibe reminiscent of Koh Phangan before it was commercialized.
Once an enclave of hippies and ex-pats, Goa has become a favorite destination for backpackers from around the world. Parties can pop up without a moment’s notice, so they stay under the radar. If you are in town looking to dance, the general rule of thumb is to rent a scooter and follow the music.
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Home to one of the oldest and wildest full moon parties in existence, Koh Phangan is synonymous with the scene. Haad Rin is a large, crescent shaped beach where crowds can grow to more than 30,000 people. With multiple deejays playing and a plethora of bars and restaurants, visitors are guaranteed to find a drink and a beat to their liking.
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, boasts a new self-guided audio tour that takes guests on an auditory journey through the museum’s four floors. It also offers a deeper dive into some of the Mob’s events and personalities. At a running time of up to 85 minutes, more than 40 stops on the audio tour include stories narrated by museum volunteers with anecdotes from former Mob defense attorney and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Lawnstarter, an outdoor services provider, recently conducted a study on the best cities for living without a car for 2021. The company analyzed data of 20 key indicators, including walking routes, share of residents using public transportation and average sunshine across the 150 biggest cities in the United States.
If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Imagine traveling the world and finding the love of your life at the same time. Does The Bachelor franchise come to mind? Due to the global pandemic, the show’s filming was put on hold and production had to get creative, filming at only one resort, instead of traveling the world, as in previous seasons. If you need your Bachelor nation fix, check out some resorts they’ve filmed in before, and book a stay for yourself.