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
◆ 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 9, 2022 — July 6, 2022
3. Leonardo Da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius: July 10, 2022–November 20, 2022
◆ Anyone who has been to Canada knows that the country is full of gorgeous nature views — and the best vantage point can be found in British Columbia. Entertainment and hospitality company Pursuit is planning to add a new, multi-season mountain experience that will include two incredible suspension bridges connecting trails of the Columbia and Rocky Mountain ranges in Golden, British Columbia, in May 2021.
◆ The Royal Collection Trust announced its plans to reopen Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the public this summer. Even better, visitors to Buckingham Palace will get a special perk: the chance to wander its gorgeous garden on their own for the very first time.
◆ Walt Disney World has updated its rules on face masks in the park. Beginning April 8, visitors will be allowed to remove their masks for photo opportunities when outside.
◆ The Brooklyn boardwalk is coming back to life again, even at one-third capacity. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that outdoor amusement parks could reopen at 33% capacity starting April 9, that the recovery process could begin.
◆ New York is looking for digital health passports to restart normal life, allowing people to upload their negative test results or vaccine cards to access things like large-scale entertainment venues and sports games. The free Excelsior Pass, which is available to download on iOS and Android, makes New York the latest destination to utilize a digital passport to enter venues requiring proof of a negative test or inoculation a more seamless experience.
◆ From national parks to popular surfing spots, these cool vans are a great way to see the world after getting a diploma. Recent college grads can get a celebratory trip this year — with a campervan rental that can take them across the country.
◆ Whether you’re cruising in a G-wagon or convertible, these tips will make your next road a success.
1. Choose the right vehicle for the journey.
2. Make sure to have a reliable and fun copilot to enjoy the journey with.
3. When road tripping, it is important to have a stockpile of playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks to help pass the time.
4. A list of pre-planned stops to check out local sights.
5. Don’t forget to utilize your car’s charging pad for your phone!
◆ Virgin Voyages is launching mini sailings from England this summer ahead of the cruise line’s official debut later this year. The cruise line, founded by Sir Richard Branson, will spend this summer cruising around the UK, over a year after Virgin Voyages was slated to make its grand debut.
◆ These historic spots, host to a century of presidents and visionaries, still remain some of the national parks’ best lodges, but now they share space with remote resorts and modern retreats, each vying to rest among the country’s most scenic destinations.
1. Many Glacier Hotel, Glacier National Park
2. Denali Backcountry Lodge, Denali National Park
3. The Oasis at Death Valley, Death Valley National Park
4. Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park
5. Volcano House, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
6. The Cabin on Coney Island, New River Gorge National Park
7. Ross Lake Resort, North Cascades National Park
8. The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park
◆ Elba, a top summer destination for vacationing Italians, is wrapped in scores of sandy beaches, rocky coves, and idyllic seaside towns. Here’s how to spend three perfect days on Italy’s gorgeous Elba island.
◆ The Israel Ministry of Tourism is hopeful that the country will be able to welcome back tourists from the U.S. and Canada as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic is over. First off, getting to Israel from the U.S. will be easier than ever in 2021. On Aug. 5, the Six Senses Shaharut hotel will officially open in the Arava Valley of the Negev Desert. In addition, Soho House is coming to Tel Aviv sometime in the spring of 2021.
◆ Located amidst the magnificent Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near Bryce Canyon National Park, Yonder Escalante may just be what social distancing dreams are made of. In April, Yonder, a collection of modern hybrid resort concepts designed to provide travelers with a new way to experience America’s most beautiful national parks, announced the opening of its inaugural property in Utah, which comes complete with 20 acres to roam, several accommodation types to choose from, and access to some of the most stunning outdoor destinations of the American West.
◆ The wonders of Joshua Tree National Park are no secret — in this dry corner of California, towering rock formations jut out of the desert floor and otherworldly Joshua trees pepper the landscape. Whether you’re a longtime RV owner or a newbie renting a rig from Outdoorsy, here are some of the best RV campgrounds within Joshua Tree National Park.
1. Black Rock Campground
2. Indian Cove Campground
3. White Tank Campground
4. Cottonwood Campground
5. Jumbo Rocks Campground
6. Ryan Campground
7. Hidden Valley Campground