Agricultural tourism continues to grow as a popular trend for travelers looking for an authentic experience. A visit to a farm provides the perfect opportunity to see, smell, taste, touch and learn where food comes from.
Costa Rica, famed for its extensive sustainability efforts, holds secrets for purpose-led travelers, and at Hotel Belmar’s Finca Madre Tierra, visitors can experience the country’s first carbon-neutral farm. The family-owned farm, established by Vera Zeledon, founder, Hotel Belmar, offers a real Costa Rican farm experience where guests can learn about sustainable agriculture, see how artisanal products are made and participate in hands-on experiences.
Finca Madre Tierra is the result of the Belmar family’s dedication to sustainability and the preservation of the environment. The surrounding region inspired the group to offer guests a chance to experience the farm. Guests participate in hands-on activities like picking coffee beans, milking cows and grinding sugar cane; enjoying fresh-made snacks; and taking horseback rides through the countryside with bilingual guides.
In addition to the farm experience, Finca Madre Tierra is a crucial part of the hotel’s regenerative dining program. The farm provides ingredients for its restaurant, brewery and food store, including herbs, organic fruits and vegetables, shade-grown coffee, fresh cheese, free-range eggs and other seasonal favorites.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
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.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
What was your airport experience like the last time you flew? If you’re like most travelers in North America, you might have been pleasantly surprised to find your closest major airport offered a better experience than you remembered.