Get outside this summer and experience nature like never before. The Grand Canyon spans more than 277 miles, making it larger than the state of Rhode Island. With an estimated 6 million visitors annually, this world wonder is the perfect destination to hike, camp, bike and rock climb. Pack these items before heading off to the national park and its surrounding areas.
Desert nights get very dark. BioLite has lighting devices you need to see, charge and even cook. Walk through your campsite with ease with headlamps, solar lights or string lights. Coming in July, BioLite is releasing a new lantern called AlpenGlow Lantern. This multisetting lantern is a lightweight, rechargeable light source that can also charge your cellphone. Settings include sunrise and sunset hues, bright white, warm yellow and rainbow colors. With 200 hours of runtime, the AlpenGlow Lantern will light up your night for days.
For an ultimate travel piece, check out the Grand Park 2 in 1 Pack from Outdoor Products. This backpack holds a volume of up to 34 liters with dimensions of 24.1 by 10.9 by 5.9 inches. The bottom portion of the bag is a detachable, insulated compartment to keep drinks, sunscreen and food cold while hiking or camping. Multiple compartments help keep your gear organized and padded shoulder straps make carrying the weight comfortable. There is a bottle opener on the shoulder strap in case you need to crack open a cold one for a quick break.
Keep your energy up with Old Trapper Beef Jerky. Coming in flavors of Teriyaki, Hot & Spicy, Peppered, Old Fashioned and Zero Sugar, this on-the-go snack packs a mouth full of flavor with energizing protein. Old Trapper offers jerky, beef steak sticks, kippered beef and discs. Low in calories and in carbohydrates, this snack is smoked over real fire with fresh seasoning for a guilt-free treat. Old Trapper can be found online or in grocery stores nationwide.
Being out in the wilderness you never know what injuries may occur. From small cuts, burns, dehydration, bee stings and sprains, MyFAK has you covered. This small pack weighs about 3 pounds ,making it the perfect size for your hiking backpack. A tear-away pouch can be used as a mini first-aid kit if space is an issue. The MyFAK includes tweezers, EMT shears, scalpels, band aids, splints, chest seal, sting relief, light stick, thermal blanket, a whistle, a tourniquet and many other supplies for any incident.
Montage Los Cabos partners with Chef Mauro Colagreco of the award-winning Mirazur restaurant in France on an exclusive Mirazur Beyond Borders experience. Chef Mauro will take up residency at the resort for the dinner series, Feb. 9–18. The unique dining experience highlights the rich culinary traditions of Mexico, ingredients from the Baja Peninsula and sustainable cooking techniques. The dinner experience starts at $550 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $160. Book reservations here.
Now that concerts, sports games and other live events are back, everyone is rushing to see their favorite artists, sports teams and more, with many traveling for an event. The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown has the perfect offer for those visiting Orlando, Florida.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, recently announced the launch of the Santa Fe County Experience app to exhibit the many sites and businesses found in the county through different itineraries. Visitors and locals using the app can easily plan trips in the county and explore both well-known and hidden features found in Santa Fe County.
Four new properties are set to debut in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 from developer and real estate investor Lightstone and Moxy Hotels. Two new Moxy hotels will open in New York: Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg. One new Moxy hotel and one dual-branded Moxy and AC hotel will open in Los Angeles: Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the first president of our country, Washington’s Birthday Celebration, returns to Laredo, Texas, for the 124th year. A celebration lasting more than a month, Jan. 21–Feb. 27, this party includes more than 28 events, such as a jalapeno eating contest, a Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball and more. The month-long celebration draws a crowd of more than 400,000 people and offers some of the most well-known social events in South Texas.