Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and a surprisingly wonderful destination for LGTBQ+ travelers. A vibrant atmosphere, welcoming community and an incredible culture that constantly pays homage to the city’s seafaring history make it one of the best locales in the country.
Rotterdam boasts its own gay neighborhood, known as the gay triangle, centered around the communities of Churchillplein, Westblaak, Mauritsweg and van Oldebarneveldtstraat. Here you’ll find a variety of LGBTQ+ bars and venues. Strano is the most popular spot among young locals and tourists and offers an excellent place to dance, along with Cafe Keerweer. Loge ‘90 offers a slightly more relaxed atmosphere for the older crowd.
When it comes to dining both FERRY and Nostra are popular restaurants that cater to an LGBTQ+ clientele while also offering excellent food. If you’re lucky enough to be in town on the first Tuesday of the month, you’ll find LGBTQ+ cinema selections at the famous LantarenVenster. Other places of interest around the city include the SS Rotterdam, a spectacular cruise ship in the dock with great views; the Euromast, a tower that is one of the largest buildings in the city; and The Markthal, a covered food market boasting traditional dishes. Be sure to take a stroll through Historical Delfshaven while you’re in town to enjoy some of the city’s breathtaking architecture.
Rotterdam might not offer the glitz and glamour of more popular European cities, but it’s beautiful landscape and friendly locales more than make it worth the trip.
Wales is often an overlooked country because it’s smaller than its neighbors and does not have as many popular landmarks and attractions to pull people in. However, the country is gorgeous and travelers who make the journey will be left breathless by the beauty of the landscape. It’s a green land with rolling hills and quaint towns. Wales is also home to many beautiful castles waiting to be visited.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Lavido is the skin and body care brand offering products inspired by nature. The Israeli-based company was formed in 2003 with the goal to address skincare needs with products made from raw, plant-based ingredients. Lavido launched in the United States in 2015.
Travel pros already know there’s an art to selecting the right clothes to withstand the demands of being on the road. From non-wrinkle shirts and dresses to creating a micro-capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches together, there’s a solution for every situation. But undergarments are often overlooked as a travel must-have. Not all undergarments are travel-ready and require the right style and material for effortless packing and wear. ExOfficio makes it easy with quick-drying, comfortable and lightweight material. You can even wash, wring, roll and hang your undergarments while on the road for quick-drying. Here’s the run-down on which ExOfficio undergarments to choose.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.