2021 LuxPin Weekly Travel Abstract from the Latest News W3–1 August

Week 03–1, August 2021

“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” 〜Urusula LeGuin

By LuxPin Team

CREDIT: PASCAL GERTSCHEN/COURTESY OF ZERMATT TOURISMUS

1. 7 Best Ski Resorts in Europe With Deep Powder, Upscale Amenities, and Scenic Views

◆ While ski areas can be found all over Europe, the countries of France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy are particularly renowned for their ski-friendly climate, terrain, and infrastructure. From Switzerland to France to Italy, here’s where you’ll want to ski when you journey across the pond.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF MONTAGE BIG SKY

2. The Montage Big Sky Is Opening Just in Time for a Winter Vacation

◆ Your outdoor oasis awaits. It’s time to get out and explore wide-open spaces once again. And there’s no better place to do just that than the new Montage Big Sky. Designed by Hart Howerton Architects Design, with interiors by BraytonHughes Design Studios, Montage Big Sky will feature 150 guest rooms and suites as well as 39 Montage Residences.

CREDIT: VIRGIN LIMITED EDITION

3. Richard Branson’s Swiss Ski Lodge Is Reopening — Here’s What You Get for $150,000

◆ The Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland is the ultimate in mountain luxury. Sir Richard Branson is inviting you over to his place for the winter. On Wednesday, Branson and his team announced his luxury private chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, known as The Lodge, is set to re-open on Dec. 13, 2020.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF THE RITZ-CARLTON

4. 11 Best Golf Resorts in the U.S. With Championship Courses and Luxe Accommodations

◆ Planning a vacation centered around golf is a pleasure — and perhaps a challenge — for weekend golfers or for anyone who’s looking for a change of scenery or a new destination to explore. With so many options, planning a golf vacation requires a few basic decisions. These are 11 of the best golf resorts in the U.S., with championship courses, five-star accommodations, and more.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF MELDRUM HOUSE COUNTRY HOTEL & GOLF COURSE

5. 10 Scotland Golf Courses With Luxe Accommodations and Stunning Scenery

◆ Here are 10 of the best golf resorts in Scotland. The birthplace of the game and home to more than 550 courses, Scotland is a dream trip for nearly everyone who loves golf. Whether you travel there to play the famous courses, explore the Highlands, stroll through the historic town of St. Andrews, or sip a wee dram of whisky at its source, Scotland is a memorable destination.

CREDIT: BRENT HERRINGTON/COURTESY OF KUKUIULA RESORT

6. You Can Harvest Your Own Vegetables, Golf With Ocean Views, and Celebrate Hawaiian History at This Kauai Resort

◆ In the same town as that first sugar plantation, Kukuiʻula, a resort community of more than 1,100 acres, recalls the Kōloa of the past in its architectural design. The historic plantation-style is evident throughout the property.

CREDIT: EMILY MOSER/COURTESY OF AMTRAK

7. Amtrak’s Flash Sale Has $29 Tickets for Auto Trains Along the East Coast

◆ Amtrak is offering customers a new way to relax in comfort without breaking the bank aboard its Auto Train. The Amtrak Auto Train offers daily, non-stop service between Lorton, Va. (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford, Fla. (near Orlando), and is an excellent alternative to traveling along I-95. In fact, it’s the only such service in the U.S. and eliminates nearly 900 miles of driving between the Northeast and Florida.

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8. The World’s First Transboundary International Dark Sky Park Spans Across the U.S. And Canada Border

◆ Montana’s Glacier National Park and Canada’s Waterton Lakes National Park just became a “transboundary” International Dark Sky Park — making stargazing even more major. Perfect night sky watching, no matter which side of the border you’re on.

Canyon de Chelly| CREDIT: PRISMA BY DUKAS/UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP/GETTY IMAGES

9. Navajo Nation Welcomes Tourists Back to Historical Parks and Monuments — What to Know Before You Visit

◆ As part of the plan, several important parks and monuments reopened to tourists, including the Four Corners Monument, Monument Valley Park, and Canyon de Chelly, according to the Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation.

CREDIT: KRIS TAMBURELLO/COURTESY OF PALAZZO DELLA LUNA

10. A $48 Million Penthouse in America’s Wealthiest Zip Code Just Hit the Market — and We Got a Sneak Peek Inside

◆ Fisher Island, a.k.a. America’s wealthiest zip code, has a new crown jewel penthouse that currently holds the title of the most expensive penthouse on Miami Beach. And it’s for sale — for a cool $48 million.

CREDIT: DURSTON SAYLOR/COURTESY OF ROSEWOOD LONDON

11. This $80,000 Private Jet Experience Will Let You Play James Bond for 3 Weeks

◆ Here’s a chance to play James Bond on an epic $80,000, four-country, seven-city European vacation you’ll never forget. The 21-day itinerary includes private jet travel, stays at 5-star “safe houses,” rides in luxury supercars, and meals by Michelin star chefs. There’s even a professional film crew to help you turn your adventures into your very own Bond movie. And really, what better souvenir could there be?

CREDIT: COURTESY OF UNDER THE SEA COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE/EXPLORE HIDDEN

12. A ‘Little Mermaid’-themed Cocktail Experience Is Now Open in NYC

◆ New Yorkers can now dive into a new cocktail experience that will take them “under the sea.” The Little Mermaid Experience, a theatrical cocktail experience that combines performance art and craft cocktails, is now open in New York City through Nov. 5, 2021.

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