Unless you live in a desert, this one might be new to you. We all probably know what snowboarding is, or have maybe even tried it, but I bet you’ve never gone sandboarding before.
It’s steadily becoming one of the most popular outdoor sports in Dubai and much of the Middle East. Sandboarding is precisely what it sounds like, riding a board down mountains of sand. Okay, technically you’re riding them down sand dunes, but you get the picture.
Much like in snowboarding, you strap your boots into a board designed to glide smoothly down through sand and see how much speed and how many tricks you’re able to pull off.
It’s become so popular in Dubai that they now offer sandboarding safaris. You’ll get to hop in a 4×4 and be driven around to the most popular and beautiful sand dunes in Dubai. Once there you get to strap on a board and show your stuff.
It’s actually easier than snowboarding so if you’ve taken a spill or two at that no need to worry, you’ll be fine here. The sand dunes aren’t nearly as high as a mountain — mostly — so you don’t have to worry about plunging over an edge.
Montage Los Cabos partners with Chef Mauro Colagreco of the award-winning Mirazur restaurant in France on an exclusive Mirazur Beyond Borders experience. Chef Mauro will take up residency at the resort for the dinner series, Feb. 9–18. The unique dining experience highlights the rich culinary traditions of Mexico, ingredients from the Baja Peninsula and sustainable cooking techniques. The dinner experience starts at $550 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $160. Book reservations here.
Now that concerts, sports games and other live events are back, everyone is rushing to see their favorite artists, sports teams and more, with many traveling for an event. The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown has the perfect offer for those visiting Orlando, Florida.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.
Santa Fe County, New Mexico, recently announced the launch of the Santa Fe County Experience app to exhibit the many sites and businesses found in the county through different itineraries. Visitors and locals using the app can easily plan trips in the county and explore both well-known and hidden features found in Santa Fe County.
Four new properties are set to debut in New York City and Los Angeles in 2022 from developer and real estate investor Lightstone and Moxy Hotels. Two new Moxy hotels will open in New York: Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg. One new Moxy hotel and one dual-branded Moxy and AC hotel will open in Los Angeles: Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown.
The nation’s oldest and largest celebration honoring the first president of our country, Washington’s Birthday Celebration, returns to Laredo, Texas, for the 124th year. A celebration lasting more than a month, Jan. 21–Feb. 27, this party includes more than 28 events, such as a jalapeno eating contest, a Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball and more. The month-long celebration draws a crowd of more than 400,000 people and offers some of the most well-known social events in South Texas.