Week 02, September 2021
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” 〜 Jawaharial Nehru
By LuxPin Team
◆ TCS World Travel, a company specializing in all-inclusive and custom jet expeditions, is back at it again with four new itineraries tailor-made for adventure. With Europe now open to U.S. travelers, TCS Luxury Custom Travel consultants have developed three tailored itineraries to Italy, Spain, and France, providing travelers with a private, exclusive way to visit Europe once they are ready to travel.
◆ After the EU removed the United States from its pandemic-era list of safe countries, European countries started to shift their policies — including banning travelers — concerning American tourists this week.
◆ As one of the most accessible and beloved parts of the world, Europe is home to plenty of bucket-list-worthy places. Below, seven underappreciated European gems you need to know about.
◆ Forgetting your driver’s license before a flight may no longer matter if you have an iPhone. This week, Apple announced the rollout of featuring state driver’s licenses and IDs in Apple Wallet. Arizona and Georgia are already participating while Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Utah are set to follow. Residents of these states will be able to use their phones to present their IDs wherever necessary, including at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at airports around the country.
◆ Vehicles can no longer surpass a speed of 30 kph (less than 19 mph) when driving around Paris after a new limit went into effect on Monday. City authorities say it’s part of an effort to reduce pollution, accidents, noise and make Paris more pedestrian-friendly.
◆ North America, it’s time to get your hiking boots on. Whether taken by mountaintop vistas, glass lakes, or roaring waterfalls, these nine hikes will satisfy your outdoorsy wanderlust.
◆ What better way to immerse yourself in fall’s glorious array of colors than with a flight of wines before you? Between the U.S. and Canada, there’s a slew of fantastic wineries — in new and exciting wine regions as well as in the reliable, world-famous stalwarts — to check out this fall.
◆ There’s really no place in the world like the Galápagos. Take a look at what makes the Galápagos feel distinct from anywhere else in the world.
◆ Although the Napa and Sonoma Valleys are the most celebrated regions of California wine country, a hidden gem wine region is tucked away in the heart of Southern California — every bit as worthy of recognition.
◆ Food tours are an introduction to both cuisine and culture. Food tours combine tasting new dishes with getting to know a country, cuisine, or even a different part of your own town.
◆ National parks are crowded — and selfie stations may be able to help. Selfie stations aren’t just meant to alleviate the congestion that stems from tourists’ dedication to nabbing that ideal snap. They’re also there to protect people from potentially deadly accidents in pursuit of a perfect picture.
◆ It’s about to get a little bit easier to visit one of the most popular national parks in the U.S. Glacier National Park in Montana will no longer require reservations to travel its famous Going-to-the-Sun Road after Labor Day. But you may want to plan that last summer road trip soon. Going-to-the-Sun Road is scheduled to close in late October, according to the National Parks Service.