Across Europe, a new raft of destinations are growing in popularity thanks to the boom in weekend travel. These options will let you escape daily life without breaking the bank.
The Estonian capital is a great option for those who want to experience the charms of Eastern Europe without spending the weekend surrounded by rowdy stag parties. Great architecture, friendly locals and cheap beer make this a favorite destination.
Bucharest has become popular with foreign backpackers due to its low prices, but it has plenty to offer other kinds of travelers, too. Delve into the history of the country with a visit to the National History Museum, or the Museum of the Romanian Peasant.
Novi Sad, Serbia
Serbia’s second city is a short train ride away from the capital, Belgrade, and is dominated by a huge castle on the river. Every summer the town plays host to Exit Festival, which brings in musicians from all over the world. When the festival isn’t in town, soak up the café culture and perhaps see a football match.
Most visitors to Spain stick to the tried-and-tested favorites Madrid and Barcelona, but Valencia is increasingly staking a claim as the most interesting city in the country. Burgeoning culinary and artistic scenes have brought more visitors to Valencia than ever before, and with good reason.
This much-maligned Mediterranean port city was written off as a hotbed of crime for many years. Nowadays it retains its gritty charm, but with plenty to offer tourists. As the hub of North African immigration into France, it’s a great spot to take in the melting pot of cultures.
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.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Up Norway recently launched new trips geared toward solo travelers. Each journey may be tailored to the traveler’s needs and preferences. Guests receive a digital itinerary complete with all travel details, personalized recommendations and 24-hour direct chat access to the Up Norway team for any questions and requests.
Fairmont Century Plaza recently debuted Winter Swiss Chalets, transporting hotel guests and locals to the Alps as Los Angeles’ first après-ski dining experience. Three beautifully built, wooden Swiss chalets sit on The Bar’s outdoor patio.
Thinking about an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with lively cities, an extravaganza of festivals and the BEST Halloween celebrations around, the island of Ireland is calling! And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, these might just seal the deal …