Week 03, May 2021

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.” 〜Francis Bacon

By LuxPin Team

A man poses his dog in front of cherry blossoms at Inokashira Park in Tokyo on March 30. PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

1. 14 striking pictures show cherry blossoms in bloom — and people around the world admiring their beauty

◆ Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom around the world in the spring. The blossoming cherry trees could be enjoyed as a symbol of hope, even in times of loss around the world. Photos show people admiring the flowers in Tokyo, Japan, Washington, DC, and other cities.


Week 02–1, May 2021

“Nothing lasts forever, except the day before you start your vacation.” 〜 Gayland Anderson

By LuxPin Team

Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder and Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter announced today that the “Oktoberfest” festival will not be held for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. | CREDIT: SVEN HOPPE/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES

1. Germany Cancels Oktoberfest Celebrations for the Second Year in a Row

◆ The Bavarian celebration drew six million visitors annually before the pandemic. The 187th Oktoberfest celebration was originally scheduled to occur from Sept. 18 to Oct. 3. Beer glasses won’t be raised at the world’s largest folk festival again this fall. It’s marking the second year in a row that the tradition has been called off because of coronavirus concerns.


Week 02, May 2021

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Saint Augustine

By LuxPin Team

A federal police officer checks the document of a passenger who landed from Prague at Frankfurt Airport in Germany. Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images

1. Europe may allow vaccinated US travelers this summer. Here are the documents you’ll need and how to know when it’s safe.

◆ European countries could accept fully vaccinated US travelers this summer. Americans would need to prove they’ve had their shots, but the specific rules may vary by country. Greece and Iceland, among the few countries already open to US tourists, are accepting CDC cards.


Week 01, May 2021

“Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” 〜Roy M. Goodman

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: DELMAINE DONSON/GETTY IMAGES

1. These Jobs Are Totally Remote — and They’re Accepting Applications Right Now

◆ Many of these remote openings are at Linkedin 2021 Top Companies.

1. Director of Development & Relationship Management — UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

2. Assistant Digital Stylist — Neiman Marcus Group

3. Threat Investigator — Facebook

4. Content Editor — Clever Real Estate

5. Lead Mobile Applications Developer — UPS

6. Racial Justice Editor — Yes! Media

7. Mental Wellbeing Navigator — CVS Health

8. Junior…


Week 04, Apr. 2021

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” Anthony Bourdain

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley

By LuxPin Team

Airbnb

1. 9 beautiful Airbnbs that feel like you’ve checked into a spa thanks to indulgent tubs, saunas, pools, and more

◆ Although hotels will always be tempting, Airbnb makes it easy to get away while still keeping a social distance from others. Here are some of the best spa-like Airbnbs in the US, sorted by price from low to high.

1. Naturalist Boudoir in…


Week 03–1, Apr. 2021

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” 〜Oliver Wendell Holmes

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” 〜 Susan Sontag

By LuxPin Team

Airbnb

1. 15 Airbnbs across the US with incredible kitchens and dining perks that foodies will love

◆ These are some of the best Airbnbs in the US for foodies, sorted by price from low to high.

1. Retro cottage with outdoor dining space in Richmond, Virginia: Typical starting price: $80

2. Luxury apartment in Chicago, Illinois: Typical starting price: $87

3…


Week 03, Apr. 2021

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” 〜 David Mitchell

“I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” 〜 Carew Papritz

By LuxPin Team

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1. Get Married in Antarctica Next Valentine’s Day With Penguins and Seals

◆ Atlas Ocean Voyages is inviting lovebirds to join a February 2022 cruise to Antarctica, where they’ll have the option to exchange vows against a backdrop of blue glaciers dotted with penguins and seals. The company’s Happy Ever Atlas package includes a…


Week 02–1, Apr. 2021

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” Mark Twain

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Louis Stevenson

By LuxPin Team

Mon Repos. Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

1. Take a look inside Prince Philip’s birthplace, a 19th-century Greek island villa that is now an archaeological museum

◆ Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth, died at the age of 99. He…


Week 02, Apr. 2021

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” 〜 Charles Dudley Warner

“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” 〜 Matthew Karsten

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: COURTESY OF THE BILTMORE COMPANY

1. New Immersive Exhibit at the Biltmore Estate Will Feature Works by Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci

◆ The year-long Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore series will feature art by Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci. The three exhibitions include:

1. Van Gogh Alive: November 5, 2021 — March 5, 2022

2. Monet & Friends — Life, Light & Color: March…


Week 01–1, Apr. 2021

“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” Clint Borgen

“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” Shirley MacLaine

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: LUCYNA KOCH/GETTY IMAGES

1. 9 of the Best Places to Retire in Europe

◆ In recent years, more seniors have been considering retirement abroad, and quite a few have actually made the move. Here are some of the more popular European retirement destinations.

1. Algarve, Portugal: Gorgeous white-sand beaches, warm Atlantic waters, ideal year-round weather, and…

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