Mount Elbrus, Russia:
A beginner can easily climb the highest mountain in Europe in a day or two. Your adventure begins at 12,500 feet, with 6,000 more to go until you hit the summit. While the climb might not be difficult, the sheer altitude means your body needs several days to adjust to the atmosphere. The entire trip will take two weeks, covering your drive from Moscow, training sessions and acclimatization.
Mount Blanc, France:
The Gouter Route offers an easy way up Mt. Blanc. Best attempted during the summer with a guide, you will need about four days to acclimatize. Be warned that the ease of the climb means it is popular with tourists, so it is recommended you get an early start.
Mount Baker, Wash.:
This peak is a much more quiet experience than the popular Mt. Rainier. The 10,781-foot volcanic summit is a manageable one-day climb for beginners. No prior experience is required, but the guide services will give you two days of training before starting.
Mount Ararat, Turkey:
Some believe the remains of Noah’s Ark are hidden somewhere along the side of the dormant volcano. The 16,954-foot peak is a straightforward ascension up the south face, but it will require some basic climbing techniques. Almost forming a perfect quadripoint, at the top you will be able to see Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania:
Don’t let the 19,336-foot elevation frighten you; Kilimanjaro offers an epic trek that will take you from grasslands to rainforest to arctic desert. This mountain isn’t so much a climb as a very long hike. Expect your trip to last around a week, as your body will need to get acclimatized. The oxygen level at the peak is about half what it is at sea level.
Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours recently announced its Antarctica expedition voyages for 2023 and 2024 aboard Scenic Eclipse I and II. These new tours allow for maximum time across the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, Weddell Sea, Chilean Fjords and smaller islands aboard the luxurious Discovery Yachts. The Discovery Team leads guests on guided excursions. Guests may also take advantage of each yacht’s state-of-the-art helicopters and custom-built submarine.
At nearly 30,000 square feet, United Airlines’ newest United ClubSM now welcomes Newark Liberty International Airport travelers with its modern design, enhanced amenities, culinary offerings, locally sourced art and furniture and Manhattan skyline views. Seek airport solace at the new location in Terminal C3, near Gate C123.
There is no better vacation than one where your furry best friend can come along. Kimpton Hotel Eventi recently announced a new partnership with Safe and Sound Satos to make travel with your four-legged friend a lot easier.
Visiting the airport these days means you’ve either booked a flight or you’re simply dropping someone off or picking them up. However, as part of a new initiative from Southern California’s Ontario International Airport, travelers and locals can visit the airport’s terminals to dine and shop without need of a ticket. The new initiative also allows friends and family members to spend more time with travelers before their flights depart.
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Escape with your gal pals to Hidden Leaf Baja in Todos Santos, Mexico. This luxurious, private oasis sits on two acres and consists of a main house and a casita. Nestled between ocean and mountains, it features a saltwater swimming pool with a swim-up bar, saltwater hot tub, fire pits, outdoor pavilion with a sitting and dining area, and a rooftop lounge to watch the sun rise above the mountains and set over the ocean.