Week 02, October 2021
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 〜 J.K. Rowling
By LuxPin Team
◆ Every year, Costa Rica welcomes millions of tourists to experience its natural beauty. With volcanoes, hot springs, rain forests, and beaches ideal for surfing, there’s plenty to explore, but those wanting to travel the country on the high seas were limited in their options. At least until recently. Now, for the first time in history, the country will open its shores to international superyacht charters.
◆ You’ve never seen NYC like this. Everyone who visits should take a moment to see it, and the best way to do it? Sitting in a hot tub on a boat cruising the Hudson River.
◆ Meet Mando, the 13-month-old cat taking over the internet with his travel-savvy meow. Steven Squire took Mando along for the ride, sharing his tips for feline travel on TikTok. To his (and Mando’s) surprise, the video quickly racked up 11 million views since it was posted on June 6.
◆ The Monaco Yacht Show is back, and demand for yachts has never been higher. After a one-year hiatus, the Monaco Yacht Show, one of the industry’s flagship events, returned this week. Here are several impressive new yachts on display, including the absolutely stunning Tatiana from IYC.
◆ From Colorado to Oregon to Maine, these incredible winter hiking trails offer beautiful views, wildlife-spotting opportunities, and fewer crowds.
◆ “WFM” — Work From Malta — with thanks to its extended visa program. Sitting just off the coast of Sicily, Malta has created a Nomad Residence Permit for up to one year, which is open to people from non-European Union countries, including the United States. In order to apply, travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (which they must verify through the Verifly app), prove they can work remotely and that they work for a company outside of Malta.
◆ The secret location in Colorado includes strong Wi-Fi, campfires, and Busch Light happy hours. One company is giving Americans the opportunity to redefine what working remotely truly means. Starting today, Busch Light is taking reservations for its pop-up outdoor workspace in northern Colorado, called TreeWork, which promises all the conveniences of an indoor coworking space, minus the walls.
◆ The new James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” is finally coming to theaters. And what better way to celebrate than to channel your inner spy at one of Champagne, France’s most luxurious hotels? Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa recently unveiled a new 007 Suite, along with a ‘Feeling Like James Bond’ package. The three-night package includes a stay in the 007 Suite and several experiences worthy of the spy’s legendary, upscale tastes.
◆ Airbnb is inviting scary movie fans everywhere to its most spine-tingling home experience yet. And it even includes an appearance from horror film icon David Arquette.
◆ I took a 52-hour Amtrak train ride from Chicago to Emeryville, California, for the first time. The ride didn’t seem as long as I expected, and I didn’t feel too lonely, even as a solo traveler. The food options were impressive, and eating with strangers wasn’t that awkward.
◆ From murders to UFO sightings, forests across the world are known for their eerie histories. Some are said to be haunted by wronged spirits, and some have been the site of satanic activity. These haunted forests are sure to send a chill down your spine.
◆ October 4 is World Animal Day. Images celebrated by wildlife photography competitions give us new insight into the natural world. Here are photos from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, Siena International Photo Awards, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Underwater Photographer of the Year.