Yonder is a newly launched platform for nature tourism. Based in Montana, Yonder was founded by a permaculture farmer and farm stay owner who was frustrated with mainstream booking sites and their lack of resources for the farm stay community.
Yonder offers both a website and an app, all dedicated to helping travelers discover a variety of stay options and activities that can be booked at not only farms, but also ranches, vineyards and other nature-based locations.
The Yonder experience begins with a simple search that asks you to choose your preferred natural experience — farm, vineyard, mountain, forest, ranch, escape, waterfront or open sky. While the farm and vineyard preference is pretty self-explanatory, the open sky preference, for example, will take you to activity and accommodations options known for sweeping vistas and excellent stargazing, while the escape preference shows you activity and accommodations options that are nature-heavy and remote.
After picking your preference, you’ll be shown a listing of accommodations and activities available in a format much like what you see on similar sites, such as Airbnb and Vrbo. You can narrow down the search results by both location and dates desired. You can also view only stays or only activities, and further refine your search by indicating the number of travelers, your budget, sustainability preferences, accessibility needs and more.
Will Yonder be the new Airbnb option for those seeking more natural and eco-friendly accommodations and activities? With beautiful rentals from river houses to garden cottages and activities such as reindeer walks and BYOH (bring your own horse) rides, that could well be the case.
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.
The quaint town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, is a great place for history buffs to visit. The town features numerous historic landmarks, plus plenty of other cultural attractions, outdoor activities and dining options. Plan your visit for less than $100 a day.
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.