Spain has become one of the most gay-friendly countries in all of Europe. The wine region of La Rioja offers a wonderful opportunity for LGBTQ+ travelers to experience everything the beautiful and welcoming country has to offer.
La Rioja produces nearly 300 million liters of wine per year and spans an impressive 63,000-plus acres. It offers a great array of vineyards, each offering samples to guests. Bodegas Muga is one of the few still making its own barrels to store its wine. Bodegas Marques de Riscal is one of the oldest in the region, and boasts a futuristic-looking hotel and an on-site, Michelin-starred restaurant to try.
The capital city of La Rioja is also worth exploring. Logroño contains a wealth of history museums, historic churches and an incredibly charming Old Town that can be discovered on foot. Around the city you’ll also find beautiful religious architecture, including the World Heritage Suso and Yuso monasteries in San Millán de la Cogolla. If you’re more into the outdoors, you’ll find La Rioja boasts dramatic scenery. The region is a varying landscape of rolling hills, towering mountains and winding rivers. The Sierra de Cebollera Nature Reserve is a must visit.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Providence, Rhode Island, delights visitors this fall with plenty of spooky fun for the whole family. With several events canceled last year due to COVID-19, the city brings back favorite annual festivals for 2021. Those visiting this fall may also catch a glimpse of the cast filming Hocus Pocus 2 in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley!
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.
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.
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.