Saint Lucia continues to welcome travelers, couples, families and friends with open arms — and we all really need a hug right about now. It’s the perfect time to plan that island vacation you pretended you were on in the backyard this summer.
See what all the fuss is about with Saint Lucia Tourism Authority’s new video encouraging guests to flock back to the island’s shores — or just check out Saint Lucia’s social media for all the wanderlust encouragement you need. The second video in the “She is Saint Lucia … Let Her Inspire You” series showcases the destination’s many COVID-certified experiences and why Saint Lucia was designated with “No Travel Health Notice: COVID-19 Risk is Very Low” by the Centers for Disease Control. The island currently boasts the lowest COVID-19 rates in the Caribbean, with no active cases — precisely what we want to hear.
Saint Lucia’s COVID-certified activities allow travelers to confidently and safely explore many of the must-visit locales and try all the must-do activities the destination is famous for. Guests can choose from hitting the trails with Atlantic Shores Riding Stables; visiting Balenbouche Estate (pending an official reopening date); exploring Diamond Waterfalls and Botanical Gardens; hiking the Gros Piton Trail; zip lining with Rainforest Adventures; visiting the Pigeon Island National Landmark; enjoying the mud baths and hot springs of Sulphur Springs; hopping on the open water with a boat rental or other water-based activities; trekking Toraille Falls in December; and much more.
“We have been heartened and humbled with the positive response to reopening our borders again to visitors. To date, we have welcomed more than 6,000 holidaymakers, who have been kept safe and had a wonderful time. Our first video had a message of reassurance. Now it’s time to build on that and inspire travelers by reminding them of the unique experiences that our beautiful island has to offer once more. We continue to diligently work to support our local citizens and our tourism partners and look forward to the season ahead,” said Dominic Fedee, The Honorable Minister of Tourism.
Read more about Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 response, including safety protocols; what travelers should expect before, during and after their visit; and more about the reopening phases. Watch live updates and stay informed while booking travel to Saint Lucia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.