Fancy a cuppa? Head to one of these five hotels for a delicious spot of afternoon tea.
Head to the birthplace of extravagant tea rituals — Japan. The Park Hyatt Tokyo hosts guests at its 41st-floor Peak Lounge inside the Shinjuku Tower. Sip your tea while enjoying views of Mt. Fuji in the distance. The leaves are picked just 300 miles away from a plot of land the hotel owns.
In New York City, visit the recently revamped Pembroke Room, where an on-site tea sommelier can take down your tastes for a recommendation true to you. The tea is sourced from French purveyor Dammann Frères and served alongside tea sandwiches, caviar blinis, scones and macarons.
Of course, tea and England go hand in hand. Visit Dalloway Terrace for seasonal tea offerings both comforting and familiar (think English Peppermint) and exotic (2nd Flush Muscatel, harvested in the Indian Himalayas, anyone?). The heated patio is covered, but to keep the chill out a bit more, guests receive hot water bottles and wool blankets to cozy up.
This property serves up a special tea time in celebration of its 100th birthday. The afternoon tea goes all pink, with raspberry-filled white truffles, wild berry tea Turkish delight and pink pavlova. The Mount Nelson Tea blend features six teas and rose petals harvested on-site.
Lastly, try a traditional Moroccan afternoon tea with a selection of sweet pastries, Moroccan pancakes and other local fare. It’s all served up by the hotel’s pastry chef.
Explore Eastern Europe and former Soviet-bloc countries with Freewheel Holidays self-guided cycling tours that allow you to see the region at your own pace while enjoying the great outdoors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Wales is often an overlooked country because it’s smaller than its neighbors and does not have as many popular landmarks and attractions to pull people in. However, the country is gorgeous and travelers who make the journey will be left breathless by the beauty of the landscape. It’s a green land with rolling hills and quaint towns. Wales is also home to many beautiful castles waiting to be visited.
Lavido is the skin and body care brand offering products inspired by nature. The Israeli-based company was formed in 2003 with the goal to address skincare needs with products made from raw, plant-based ingredients. Lavido launched in the United States in 2015.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Travel pros already know there’s an art to selecting the right clothes to withstand the demands of being on the road. From non-wrinkle shirts and dresses to creating a micro-capsule wardrobe that easily mixes and matches together, there’s a solution for every situation. But undergarments are often overlooked as a travel must-have. Not all undergarments are travel-ready and require the right style and material for effortless packing and wear. ExOfficio makes it easy with quick-drying, comfortable and lightweight material. You can even wash, wring, roll and hang your undergarments while on the road for quick-drying. Here’s the run-down on which ExOfficio undergarments to choose.