There is plenty to explore in Sicily if you look beyond the beaches and the amazing food. For a more active trip, check out these hiking trails.
Head to the island of Stromboli in the Aeolian archipelago and you can climb the only continuously active volcano in Europe. The guided hike takes around two hours and you will need sturdy shoes and a headlamp.
Another volcano lies on Sicily itself, down in the southeast corner. Mount Etna is nearly 11,000 feet tall, and there are around 20 different trails of varying difficulty to explore.
The Vendicari Reserve is a nature park in the southeast of the island. There are three hiking trails snaking through the park, taking in archaeological sites, beaches and unspoiled nature.
Cefalu is a beach town known for its great nightlife, but there is also a lovely hike to the top of La Rocca hill. From here you can look down over the town and out to sea. It should take you around an hour to get to the top.
Around an hour west of Palermo lies the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro, the first nature reserve in Sicily when it was established in 1986. There is a great five-hour hike that loops around beaches and bluffs along a truly amazing shoreline.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.
Florida's panhandle is often overlooked by travelers, but a quick look at what makes this such a fascinating place to visit is sure to change your mind. The northwest portion of America's southeasternmost state, shaped just like it sounds — like the handle of a frying pan — is home to stunning beauty and wildlife. Bordered by Alabama, Georgia and the Gulf of Mexico, this part of Florida is laid-back, sparsely populated and ripe for exploring.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
As the speakeasy hype continues to take the world by storm, Barcelona opened its fair share of clandestine watering holes, which you’ll only know about with some prior research. A simple barbershop in Eixample (near Plaça Catalunya) is seemingly inconspicuous, but, upon entry, it’s easy to tell the hair salon isn’t just a place to get your ears lowered.