All types of families are welcome in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. On the Malecon boardwalk downtown, our path forged a wake of smiles, the wide ocean on one side and open arms of the sky above. We saw elderly couples walking hand in hand, two millennial girls hugging, a brother and sister posing for a photo in front of one of the 10 statues electrifying the walkway. We felt anyone could come and be what they wanted, be who they are and no one would do anything but be happy they came to visit.
Turning away from the abundance of our lives, this is the time of year we focus more on ways we can enrich other people’s existence. Besides modeling this kindness for our children, we can show them we support travel-related businesses that take care of the community and contribute jobs. These enterprises make it their mission to help locals throughout the year and, by supporting them, we act as an extension of their efforts.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Just because the rest of the world hasn’t caught up to your ethical or health-conscious eating style doesn’t mean YOU need to sacrifice one of the best parts of a trip: food! There are plenty of chefs around the world that travel on your mindful wavelength. Here’s a tasty sample: