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

Week 03–1, September 2021

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” 〜 Marcel Proust

By LuxPin Team

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1. This Company Wants to Fly You to Barcelona for a Concert at the Sagrada Familia

◆ Barcelona’s unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, is opening its doors for an intimate concert experience taking place this September. The concert will take place on Sept. 18, 2021.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF JON NURSE

2. This $470,000 Italian Villa Could Be Yours for $35

◆ British couple Jon and Annmarie Nurse are raffling off a fully furnished home in the Garfagnana region of Tuscany to benefit a worthy cause.

CREDIT: CLAIRE COCANO

3. Switzerland’s New All-suite Hotel Has Michelin-starred Restaurants, Luxury Spa Treatments, and Stunning Lake and Mountain Views

◆ The bar on luxury living in Geneva has been raised, thanks to the Sept. 1 opening of The Woodward Geneva, a 26-room all-suite hotel located on Quai Wilson, right on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of Mont Blanc.

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4. This Montreal Hotel Has a John Lennon and Yoko Ono Suite Music Lovers Need to Visit

◆ Come for the Québécois culture, stay for the music history. The true cultural pinnacle of this hotel isn’t the chic terrace bar nor the Marché Artisans. It’s on the 17th floor, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono once stayed for a week on their honeymoon in 1969.

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5. Broadway Curtains Rise for ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Wicked,’ ‘Lion King,’ and More in Epic Comeback Since COVID-19 Closure

◆ After 18 months of darkened theatres due to COVID-19, Broadway’s biggest hits are finally back and playing to live audiences in New York City. Four of Broadway’s most popular musicals, including “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Chicago,” had their opening nights on Tuesday after a long pandemic shutdown.

CREDIT: HENRY WOIDE

6. This Winnie-the-Pooh-Themed Airbnb in England Looks Exactly Like You’d Imagine

◆ It’s been 95 years since Winnie the Pooh was published, and Airbnb is celebrating with a stay in a magical treehouse in the original Hundred Acre Wood that’s worthy of a truly great nap.

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7. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Resume in Person This Year

◆ Macy’s announced Wednesday that public viewing would return this year for the annual parade, which will once again wind its way through the streets of New York City on Nov. 25.

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8. 5 Ultra-luxe Ski Homes You Can Rent Right Now for the Holidays on Airbnb

◆ The nights are getting colder, the leaves are starting to change, the birds are packing up their bags for their big trip south. This can only mean one thing: Ski season is almost here. The following properties are available for 10 days between Dec. 23, 2021, and Jan. 2, 2022.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF SHOU SUGI BAN INN

9. The Best Destination Spa in the U.S. Just Opened a Second Retreat

◆ Shou Sugi Ban House, which opened in May 2019, was today named the best destination spa in the U.S. That means it took just two years for Shou Sugi Ban House to become the most coveted wellness retreat in the country.

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10. The Best Small Towns in the U.S. to See Fall Foliage

◆ All it takes is a road trip to these small towns to see some of the nation’s most beautiful fall colors. From New Mexico and Indiana to New York and Vermont, here is a list of small towns across the nation that shine when the weather moves toward fall.

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11. Best Places to Travel in November

◆ The end of 2021 is approaching quickly, and once November shows up on the calendar, the days seem to fly. There’s still time for a vacation, either to start the holiday season or to book a year-end adventure. These are the best places to travel this November.

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12. Miami International Airport Will Use COVID-19-sniffing Dogs

◆ Miami has become the first city to test COVID-19-sniffing dogs at a United States airport, deploying a pair of trained pups as part of a month-long pilot program.

CREDIT: COURTESY OF MAHALI MZURI

13. Richard Branson’s New Kenya Safari Camp Is the Best Hotel in the World

◆ It’s a place where you can get a world-class dinner, cozy up in the finest bedding, and maybe run into a zebra on the way to the bathroom. This is a luxury safari camp located in the private Olare Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya. Now, nearly a decade and a half later, the camp is a must-visit destination for world travelers.

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