By Hainan Airlines
The Galapagos is at the top of the bucket list for a lot of families, and it’s easy to see why. Up-close-and-personal gawking at iridescent iguanas; photo ops with brightly colored blue-footed boobies; and, most of all, snorkeling interactions with marine life make this a family-bonding experience that’s hard to beat.
Tempted by the notion of “glamping,” but nervous to give it a try? The idea — camping in exotic locations with the luxury and services of a 5-star hotel — is catching fire not only with adventure travelers but also with families. If you also like the idea of being ahead of the curve, the Nayara Tented Camp in Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park, set to open Dec. 20, will be one of the first luxury camps in Central America.
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.
From the lush foothills of the Andes Mountains to the cacti-dotted deserts in the south and the vineyards along La Ruta del Vino, Salta Province in northwest Argentina is, in one word, beautiful. In fact, capital city Salta’s nickname, Salta la Linda, means “Salta the Beautiful,” a label some locals in Cafayate apply to their own town.