A new glamping site opened in Big Sur, Calif., that aims to incorporate luxury with camping. The resort, Redwood Canyon Glampsites, is part of Ventana Big Sur, set amid the Central Coast’s impressive landscape. The resort just underwent a multimillion dollar revamp and reopened Oct. 20.
The space was originally called the Ventana Inn & Spa, opened in 1975. In its history, notable Hollywood stars like Steve McQueen, Ali McGraw, Joel Schumacher, Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand, Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey were among the guests. The resort was closed for extensive construction and the new space features 59 refreshed guestrooms, suites and villas, all under new ownership.
Guests who glamp have access to custom mattresses, luxury linens and comfortable accommodations in 15 canvas tents set in a redwood forest. The tents offer views of the impressive trees and the 20-acre canyon. Fire pits, running water, custom picnic baskets and more are among the add-ons.
A glamping bath house has teak-enclosed showers, heated floors and marble vanities. There’s also a nightly turndown service with hot cocoa and tea, s’mores kits and hot water bottles to warm the sheets. Glamping guests can visit the resort’s pools and fitness center.
My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Mercury Financial and Spirit Airlines announced the launch of Free Spirit Points Plus Mastercard, joining the Free Spirit Points Mastercard, which launched in February. Free Spirit Points Plus cardmembers will have the opportunity to earn points and status with Spirit Airlines.
With more than 6,000 islands total, with 227 inhabited, in Greece, the selection is overwhelming. Which one is perfect for your next vacation?
Elegant Hotels launched a special wedding offer add-on to its properties in Barbados. Something Elegant takes inspiration from the famous saying: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Guests booking a wedding package can add the offer to their big day.