Week 01, September 2021
“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” 〜
By LuxPin Team
◆ From Paris to Sydney, these amazing airport lounges offer gourmet restaurants, relaxing spas, and more. Here are 13 of the world’s best airport lounges, and how you can get into them.
◆ In July, American Express announced it’s giving the U.S. American Express Consumer Platinum Card a refresh to include all-new travel and everyday benefits to its cardholders. To celebrate, it’s also offering eligible cardmembers a refresh on their dining options to help make this summer a little more exciting.
◆ With the evolution of Colorado’s wine scene, the state’s vineyards have risen from “hidden gems to destinations.” The same could be said for Colorado’s Western Slope — between Moab to the west and Denver to the east, charming mountain towns have enjoyed a renaissance in the wake of the urban exodus sparked by COVID-19.
◆ Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley are now taking reservations. In August, the Four Seasons brand announced its latest property in Napa Valley will be opening this fall. The resort, the company explained, will invite guests to come “explore the winemaking process first-hand” where “the grape-to-glass experience is part of every stay.”
◆ New York’s Catskills are lovely all year for hiking or skiing, but the fall stands out for foliage. If you want to go leaf-peeping, there are many cozy, affordable Catskills cabins on Airbnb. Here are the best Airbnb cabins in the Catskills priced to start under $250 per night.
◆ The Southwest — including Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada — has a unique culture. The food is a blend of Mexican and Native American cuisines. A popular type of architecture in the Southwest is the Pueblo Revival style.
◆ Can’t make it to the spa? These Enhanced Clean Airbnbs feel like you’ve checked into one. Here are 11 Airbnbs in the US with infrared saunas, 22-jet tubs, yoga decks, massages, and more. You can channel the feeling of a five-star resort without the price tag or crowds here.
◆ It’s no secret that Disney vacations come with a major price tag based on the ticket costs alone. When you’re visiting, take advantage of the free activities and events at the resorts and parks. You can also watch fireworks, go on scavenger hunts, learn to draw, and more, all for free.
◆ The journey starts at Waverley Station, which was named after the 1814 novel by Sir Walter Scott and was used as a filming location for “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2018. Through the years, the castle has become known as one of the most haunted sites in Scotland, with reports of ghost sightings and paranormal activity within the grounds.
◆ Some trips really are journeys of a lifetime worth planning ahead for. These epic new African-Antarctic itineraries are two of them. These dream trips from tour operators Wilderness Safaris and the White Desert combine fire, ice, and a chance to spot Africa’s Big Five with truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like hanging out with Antarctic Emperor penguins or making a quick trip to the South Pole.
◆ For the first time ever, Viking will operate two world cruises within one year, due to increased demand for longer-term travel. The 2023–2024 Viking World Cruise will sail aboard two different ships, both setting sail on identical itineraries from Fort Lauderdale and leaving within days of each other.
◆ Amtrak is inviting travelers to hop aboard the railways this season with its National Fall Flash Sale. Tickets are available at 50% off on some of those gorgeous routes, however, they are available for a limited time only between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8. The sale is valid in coach and on Acela Business Class with travel between Sept. 8 through Nov. 18.