Imagine visiting the Aguila de Osa, a combination of relaxation and wildlife adventures in Costa Rica’s lush rainforests by spending the week in a luxurious treetop hideaway. Special features include sustainable cuisine from local sources, repurposed materials and well-planned design. For example, many rooms have East-facing windows to capitalize on sunlight and reduce electricity costs. Other perks include rooftop gardens, — both for food and insulation — recycled water and solar panels.
With the renewed interest in environmentalism and sustainable enterprises, it only makes sense that eco-friendly, or eco-hotels, are coming into vogue. These hotels and hideaways offer guests luxurious amenities, incomparable views and unforgettable experiences.
Although this trend is tied to eco-tourism, these sustainable abodes are in a category all their own. The conscious traveler can luxuriate in world-class accommodations with a minimal impact or rest in a modernized treetop inn.
Unlike ordinary hotels, eco-hotels have the privilege of blending in with nature and often are located in national parks or scenic locations. For instance, the Swedish Treehotel provides guests with accommodations atop the country’s most scenic trees.
While price and location limits eco-hotels’ clientele, this trend seems to be spreading faster than wildflowers. Adventurous and eco-minded travelers can use search engines, such as Eco Hotels of the World to find the best accommodations at their destination.
This spring/summer, Music City welcomes The Printing House, a new hotel celebrating the city’s rich legacy as a hub for creativity. Located at the intersection of Third Avenue and Peabody Street, The Printing House pays homage to the printing press’s influence in and dispersion of music in Nashville’s legacy, from printed sheet music to concert posters to songbooks.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you think you’ve been to the must-see destinations in Japan, but your explorations haven’t really taken you past the major travel hubs, consider Setouchi. Or maybe you’ve never visited Japan before, but want somewhere off the beaten path, Setouchi fits the bill. A small region in the southern half of the country, the destination offers plenty to see and do, regardless of its size.
Chautauqua Institution is a unique destination in western New York, which, every summer, hosts thousands of visitors who flock to the expansive grounds to attend a variety of programming all designed with “self and community betterment” in mind. Chautauqua Institution is nothing new; it was founded in the 1870s to provide wealthy Americans a more constructive and educational way to use their leisure time, and, this year, it’s celebrating its 150th anniversary, making it the perfect time to visit.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.