Ready to go leaf peeping? Stay at these hotels for the top fall foliage experiences.
Take the short ferry ride from Portland, Maine, to Chebeague Island. The beautiful colors are reason enough to visit, but the Inn is certainly an added bonus. It prides itself on its “unplugged” philosophy; there are no televisions or phones in the unique 21 guestrooms, but the amenities do include L.L Bean bicycles and the opportunity to take a sunset cocktail cruise on a classic schooner.
Peep a different kind of leaf at Kenwood Inn & Spa. The Sonoma Valley inn is perfect for your home base as you travel around the region, watching the grape leaves change colors after harvest. Prime viewing season is mid–late October.
When you’re in Portland, Oregon, a stay at Hotel Modera means you’re just a short drive away from the country’s largest urban park, Forest Park. You can get your fill of the autumn views while exploring the expansive space, then do another kind of exploring back in the city — an exploration of Portland’s beer scene!
In South Carolina, stay at Montage Palmetto Bluff, a great starting point for your exploration of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. The Conservancy gives you a better understanding of South Carolina Lowcountry through biological and archeological studies. However, while you’re learning new things, you’re also immersed in the beautiful natural setting, where you’re sure to spot some of the local wildlife, from white-tailed deer to maybe even an alligator or two.
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, boasts a new self-guided audio tour that takes guests on an auditory journey through the museum’s four floors. It also offers a deeper dive into some of the Mob’s events and personalities. At a running time of up to 85 minutes, more than 40 stops on the audio tour include stories narrated by museum volunteers with anecdotes from former Mob defense attorney and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.
Imagine traveling the world and finding the love of your life at the same time. Does The Bachelor franchise come to mind? Due to the global pandemic, the show’s filming was put on hold and production had to get creative, filming at only one resort, instead of traveling the world, as in previous seasons. If you need your Bachelor nation fix, check out some resorts they’ve filmed in before, and book a stay for yourself.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Outforia, an online resource for all things outdoors, recently conducted a study to determine the best states for adrenaline seekers. Outforia ranked each state on the number of available activities in 10 categories to put together the 2021 Adventure Index.