Theme parks are a great way to escape reality. Guests can explore different worlds from favorite TV shows, movie franchises and much-loved video games. Mario and friends have been beloved video-game favorites for decades, and they finally get their own section of Universal Studios Japan.
Step out of reality and into the world of Mario games, where adults can feel a need for speed on Race with Mario. Enjoy a real-life Mario Kart and go along with Mario, Princess Peach and the gang for a wild ride. Race to the finish and beat the enemy with different power ups on the world’s first Mario Kart experience of its kind.
Next, embark on an adventurous journey with Yoshi. Follow Captain Toad, while riding on Yoshi’s back, and set off on a treasure hunt adventure. Explore Mushroom Kingdom while keeping an eye out for three magical eggs hidden around the kingdom. Help Yoshi and Captain Toad find the eggs before it’s too late.
When you purchase a Power Up Band, the theme park really comes to life. With the band, guests can explore the vast world of Mario and compete in key challenges, and collect coins and digital stamps. Link the Power Up Band to the Universal Studios Japan app and keep track of your score and how many coins and stamps you’ve collected. Once you’ve completed all the challenges and collected three keys, battle Bowser Jr. to defeat him and replace the stolen Golden Mushroom.
Once you are all played out, stop by Kinopio’s House for a delicious meal and visit the shops to stock up on all your favorite Mario and Friends’ merchandise.
Although there is no exact release date yet due to COVID-19 protocols, Super Nintendo World is set to open sometime this year. For more information, visit Universal Studios Japan’s website.
The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.
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.
Celebrate the holidays at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Throughout the month of December, the Houston hotel offers guests a selection of unique festive experiences.
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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.
Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.